India

Wedding tourism: couples selling tickets to ceremonies
Indian wedding
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Wedding tourism: couples selling tickets to ceremonies

New website Join My Wedding allows foreign visitors to pay to attend ‘opulent’ ceremonies in India
17 Oct 2018
Is India having its #MeToo moment?
Nana Patekar
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Is India having its #MeToo moment?

A year on from Harvey Weinstein scandal the world’s biggest democracy has been shaken by allegations of sexual misconduct
11 Oct 2018
Indian airport police told: ‘stop being so smiley’
Indian airport security
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Indian airport police told: ‘stop being so smiley’

Security officers to move from ‘broad smile system’ to a ‘sufficient smile system’
9 Oct 2018
Why has the Indian rupee fallen to a record low?
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Why has the Indian rupee fallen to a record low?

Currency drop stokes concerns the world's fastest-growing major economy could be heading for a slowdown.
9 Oct 2018
Why farmers are key to the Indian elections
India farmers
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Why farmers are key to the Indian elections

Rising fuel prices and fertiliser costs have sparked widespread protests from agricultural workers
4 Oct 2018
Middle classes make up half world population for first time
Chinese consumers queue up for the latest Apple iPhone in Beijing
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Middle classes make up half world population for first time

The ‘tipping point’ for rising household incomes across the world, especially in Asia, was reached this month
3 Oct 2018
Maldives’ opposition shock election victory marks ‘new dawn’
Opposition Maldives candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih arrives at a polling station to vote
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Maldives’ opposition shock election victory marks ‘new dawn’

Result could shift power on strategically important country from China to India
25 Sep 2018
India launches world’s biggest healthcare experiment
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India launches world’s biggest healthcare experiment

Ambitious plan hailed by medical profession but critics claim it is an unworkable election gimmick
24 Sep 2018
Man walks into police station with wife’s severed head
India Police
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Man walks into police station with wife’s severed head

Machete-wielding husband told officers that she had been unfaithful
12 Sep 2018
Is Turkey’s currency crisis about to go global?
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Is Turkey’s currency crisis about to go global?

Following a fall in the lira, India’s rupee drops to an all time low as the rand and peso plummet, fuelling fears of emerging market rout
16 Aug 2018
Why Narendra Modi wants Indians in space by 2022
India Mars Orbiter, Space
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Why Narendra Modi wants Indians in space by 2022

India’s PM pledges to make his country the fourth in the world to send manned mission into orbit
15 Aug 2018
India postman sacked for hiding 6,000 letters over a decade
Letters
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India postman sacked for hiding 6,000 letters over a decade

Large stash of undelivered old letters and packages was discovered by a group of school children
15 Aug 2018
Indian MP arrives at parliament dressed as Hitler
Indian film actor turned politician Naramalli Sivaprasad, arrives at parliament dressed as Adolf Hitler to press for government funding for his home state of Andhra Pradesh, in New Delhi on A
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Indian MP arrives at parliament dressed as Hitler

Naramalli Sivaprasad said he wanted to ‘send the prime minister a message’
10 Aug 2018
India strips four million people of citizenship
Anti-Bengali Indian demonstrators hold placards during a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in 2016
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India strips four million people of citizenship

Bengali Muslims targeted by nationalist ruling party, critics claim
31 Jul 2018
Teen held after dead baby found on passenger plane
AirAsia
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Teen held after dead baby found on passenger plane

Indian woman tells police she wasn’t aware of pregnancy after AirAsia crew discover abandoned foetus in aircraft’s toilet
27 Jul 2018
India: shop staff win the right to sit down
India clothes shop
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India: shop staff win the right to sit down

One shop assistant in the state of Kerala says her pay was docked for leaning against a wall
17 Jul 2018
Student dies after being pushed off roof during safety drill
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Student dies after being pushed off roof during safety drill

Video footage shows girl being pushed off the second floor ledge after she hesitated to jump
13 Jul 2018
Why the Taj Mahal is facing closure
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Why the Taj Mahal is facing closure

Top Indian court tells government to restore the iconic mausoleum or demolish it
12 Jul 2018
Indian trains delayed as ‘drunk’ station master passes out
India train
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Indian trains delayed as ‘drunk’ station master passes out

Rail officials ‘in a tizzy’ as services ground to a halt outside Murshadpur station
9 Jul 2018
11 found dead in Delhi family home
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11 found dead in Delhi family home

Police investigating ‘mystical’ explanation for apparent mass suicide
2 Jul 2018
Rats break into Indian ATM and eat cash worth £13,000
India
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Rats break into Indian ATM and eat cash worth £13,000

Shredded bank notes discovered after cash machine stops working in Assam state
22 Jun 2018
2018 IPL final: CSK vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad odds and TV
India Premier League IPL auction
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2018 IPL final: CSK vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad odds and TV

Sunday’s IPL final will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
26 May 2018
Sexism ‘kills 239,000 girls a year in India’
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Sexism ‘kills 239,000 girls a year in India’

Study finds female children die at higher rates than males in 29 of India’s 35 states
15 May 2018
Three Indian teenagers raped and set alight
India protest rape
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Three Indian teenagers raped and set alight

India’s Congress president says nation has ‘failed another girl’
8 May 2018
The other summit: why today’s Xi-Modi meeting matters
Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping at a G20 Summit in 2016
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The other summit: why today’s Xi-Modi meeting matters

Rapprochement between nuclear powers China and India could shift world power balance
27 Apr 2018
Indian guru Asaram Bapu sentenced to life for rape
Asaram Bapu
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Indian guru Asaram Bapu sentenced to life for rape

Police on high alert amid fear of violence from spiritual leader’s supporters
25 Apr 2018
The Park New Delhi hotel review: sanctuary in the city
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The Park New Delhi hotel review: sanctuary in the city

Discover a stylish oasis of calm in the heart of India’s bustling capital
24 Apr 2018
Can Indians counter the ethical collapse of their country?
India protest
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Can Indians counter the ethical collapse of their country?

India is facing an unprecedented national crisis ahead of upcoming general election
20 Apr 2018
Indian teen posed as a doctor for five months
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Indian teen posed as a doctor for five months

Delhi hospital imposter Adnan Khurram, 19, was even a member of staff WhatsApp groups
17 Apr 2018
India’s Narendra Modi goes on hunger strike
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India’s Narendra Modi goes on hunger strike

Protest is part of showdown between political parties ahead of next year’s national election
12 Apr 2018
Millions of Indian students have to retake exams after leak
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Millions of Indian students have to retake exams after leak

Mathematics and economics test papers were shared through WhatsApp
29 Mar 2018
Elephant caught ‘smoking’ baffles wildlife experts
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Elephant caught ‘smoking’ baffles wildlife experts

Indian scientist captures clip on animal appearing to inhale and blow out smoke from a fire
27 Mar 2018
India overtakes China as world’s fastest-growing economy
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping
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India overtakes China as world’s fastest-growing economy

Indian government adviser says 10% GDP growth target ‘very doable’
1 Mar 2018
Bollywood actress Sridevi 'died of accidental drowning'
Sridevi
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Bollywood actress Sridevi 'died of accidental drowning'

Actor's death no longer being investigated as cardiac arrest
26 Feb 2018
Justin Trudeau’s trip to India: a ‘facile, foolish fiasco’?
Justin Trudeau
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Justin Trudeau’s trip to India: a ‘facile, foolish fiasco’?

Canadian PM castigated at home and abroad over eight-day foreign visit
23 Feb 2018
WATCH: Justin Trudeau breaks out Bollywood dance moves
Justin Trudeau in India
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WATCH: Justin Trudeau breaks out Bollywood dance moves

Canadian PM has faced accusations of ‘cringeworthy’ cultural appropriation
23 Feb 2018
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