New Delhi fire leaves at least 43 people dead

New Delhi fire leaves at least 43 people dead

Updated 8.45am: At least 43 people have died in a devastating fire at a building in a crowded grains market area in central New Delhi.

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Indian police fatally shoot four suspects in gang-rape case

Indian police fatally shoot four suspects in gang-rape case

A police official said the suspects tried to grab an officer’s firearm and escape during a visit to the crime scene.

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Indian court rules in favour of Hindu temple on disputed land

Indian court rules in favour of Hindu temple on disputed land

The dispute over land ownership has been one of the country’s most contentious issues.

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Indian prime minister picks up rubbish from beach

Indian prime minister picks up rubbish from beach

Narendra Modi launched a Clean India campaign after he became prime minister in 2014.

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Over 100 killed in heavy flooding in two Indian states

Over 100 killed in heavy flooding in two Indian states

Monsoon conditions have continued in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

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Ceasing to be country Ghandi fought to free

Ceasing to be country Ghandi fought to free

India’s character is being transformed by a government with no regard for institutions and understandings maintained since independence, writes Shashi Tharoor.

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Deadly blast at Indian fireworks factory

Deadly blast at Indian fireworks factory

Fireworks manufacturing is a big business in India, with firecrackers often used at festivals and weddings.

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At least 16 dead in explosion at fireworks factory in India

At least 16 dead in explosion at fireworks factory in India

A large explosion at a fireworks factory in northern India has killed at least 16 people and caused the building to collapse.

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Hundreds protest in Kashmir as India vows to loosen restrictions

Hundreds protest in Kashmir as India vows to loosen restrictions

Some protesters hurled stones and clashed with security forces.

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Indian PM defends Kashmir changes in independence day speech

Indian PM defends Kashmir changes in independence day speech

Narendra Modi said downgrading the territory’s status would end rules which ‘encourage corruption’.

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42 killed in floods and mudslides in India

42 killed in floods and mudslides in India

Authorities in Kerala have set up 988 relief camps holding more than 100,000 people.

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India arrests hundreds in Kashmir as Pakistan cuts railway link

India arrests hundreds in Kashmir as Pakistan cuts railway link

Tensions have soared in the divided Himalayan region after a change in Kashmir’s special status by New Delhi.

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Pakistan suspends key rail link with India amid Kashmir dispute

Pakistan suspends key rail link with India amid Kashmir dispute

The latest move comes a day after Pakistan downgraded its diplomatic ties with India and suspended trade.

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Hundreds of migrant workers flee Kashmir amid security lockdown

Hundreds of migrant workers flee Kashmir amid security lockdown

The fleeing workers crowded the railroad station at Jammu waiting for trains.

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Security lockdown in Kashmir as India votes to remove region’s special status

Security lockdown in Kashmir as India votes to remove region’s special status

Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan has warned that the Indian government’s move could lead to war.

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Indian parliament expected to ratify bill to split Kashmir

Indian parliament expected to ratify bill to split Kashmir

A security lockdown is under way in the disputed Himalayan region amid heightened tensions.

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Fears of unrest as India revokes Kashmir’s special status

Fears of unrest as India revokes Kashmir’s special status

Government critics see the move as an attempt to dilute the demographics of Kashmir, which is predominantly Muslim, with Hindu settlers.

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What does India’s change to Kashmir’s status mean?

What does India’s change to Kashmir’s status mean?

The constitutional provision had prohibited Indians from outside the region from buying land or permanently settling in the Muslim-majority territory.

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India’s tiger population increases to nearly 3,000

India’s tiger population increases to nearly 3,000

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the country’s ‘historic achievement’ in protecting the endangered big cat.

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Lightning storms kill 20 in eastern India

Lightning storms kill 20 in eastern India

Millions of people have been hit by floods.

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India sends unmanned mission to moon’s far side

India sends unmanned mission to moon’s far side

India plans to send its first manned spaceflight by 2022.

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Bodies discovered after Mumbai building collapse

Bodies discovered after Mumbai building collapse

Rescuers are winding down operations at the site in India’s financial capital.

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Two dead as building collapses in Mumbai

Two dead as building collapses in Mumbai

Rescuers are looking for several others feared trapped in the rubble.

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Rain causes deadly wall collapse in India

Rain causes deadly wall collapse in India

The monsoon season brings heavy rains from June to September that cause flooding and other damage.

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At least 20 dead after bus falls into gorge in Northern India

At least 20 dead after bus falls into gorge in Northern India

At least 20 people have been killed after a bus fell into a deep gorge on a mountainous road in northern India, police have said.

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India poll winner Narendra Modi wins backing from allies for new term as PM

India poll winner Narendra Modi wins backing from allies for new term as PM

The vote by the ruling alliance paves the way for the premier to be sworn in next week.

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15 dead as deadly Cyclone Fani moves towards Bangladesh

15 dead as deadly Cyclone Fani moves towards Bangladesh

At least 15 people have been killed by the storm.

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India assesses damage as Cyclone Fani moves to Bangladesh

India assesses damage as Cyclone Fani moves to Bangladesh

There are no reports of casualties as yet in India following the Category 4 storm.

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The good fight against India’s right-wing nationalism

The good fight against India’s right-wing nationalism

For the journalist Gauri Lankesh, railing against India’s right-wing nationalism was a birthright and a calling. In an increasingly intolerant country, it was also a death sentence, writes Rollo Romig.

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India braced for ‘extremely severe’ Bay of Bengal cyclone

India braced for ‘extremely severe’ Bay of Bengal cyclone

The country’s National Disaster Management Authority forecast ‘high to phenomenal’ sea conditions for most of the states along the Bay of Bengal.

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PepsiCo sues Indian farmers for growing potatoes used in its crisps

PepsiCo sues Indian farmers for growing potatoes used in its crisps

Farmers in the state of Gujarat, India, are seeking government intervention after Pepsi Co, whose products include Pepsi, Lays, Doritos, Tropicana, 7up, sued for farmers for allegedly infringing its rights by growing a potato variety registered by the company for use in its Lays crisps.

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Bollywood biopic on Indian PM runs into trouble days before elections

Bollywood biopic on Indian PM runs into trouble days before elections

Opposition parties claim the film’s release would unfairly advantage Narendra Modi’s party as it seeks re-election.

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India gives no response after Nasa says test debris threatens space station

India gives no response after Nasa says test debris threatens space station

Nasa administrator Jim Bridenstine made the claim after India tested an anti-satellite weapon.

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India bans largest political and religious group in Kashmir amid sweeping crackdown

India bans largest political and religious group in Kashmir amid sweeping crackdown

India has banned the largest political and religious group in Indian-controlled Kashmir in an ongoing crackdown on activists seeking the end of Indian rule in the disputed region.

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Villagers flee homes as Pakistan and India trade fire in Kashmir

Villagers flee homes as Pakistan and India trade fire in Kashmir

India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire through the night in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, a day after Islamabad said it shot down two Indian warplanes and captured a pilot.

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Dozens die after drinking tainted alcohol in India

Dozens die after drinking tainted alcohol in India

The workers consumed the tainted liquor laced with methyl alcohol, a chemical that attacks the central nervous system.

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Kashmir tensions increase as more Indian soldiers die in fighting

Kashmir tensions increase as more Indian soldiers die in fighting

Four Indian soldiers, two suspected militants and a civilian have been killed in a gun battle in disputed Kashmir, further escalating tensions in the region.

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Seventeen killed in fire at New Delhi hotel

Seventeen killed in fire at New Delhi hotel

Twenty-five fire engines responded to the blaze in the popular tourist area.

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Leopard injures four after rampage in village in India

Leopard injures four after rampage in village in India

Rangers eventually managed to lock the animal inside a room.

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India displays military might to mark Republic Day

India displays military might to mark Republic Day

The event celebrates the anniversary of the adoption of India’s Constitution in 1950.

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Man mauled to death by lions in Indian Zoo

Man mauled to death by lions in Indian Zoo

A man has been mauled to death by lions after climbing over a fence into a zoo enclosure in India.

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120m attend Hindu festival: Numbers defy comprehension

120m attend Hindu festival: Numbers defy comprehension

Some of the metrics we use to measure our world — distance, speed, population, wealth — stretch our capacity to understand.

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Watch: Terrified leopard rescued from 50ft well in India

Watch: Terrified leopard rescued from 50ft well in India

Staff from charity Wildlife SOS spent two hours hauling the big cat to safety.

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Hindu hard-liners paralyse Indian state over women at shrine

Hindu hard-liners paralyse Indian state over women at shrine

Two women entered the Sabarimala temple in Kerala state after India’s supreme court lifted a ban.

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India’s central bank boss quits amid rift with government

India’s central bank boss quits amid rift with government

Urjit Patel said he was leaving for personal reasons

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80,000 evacuated as deadly cyclone hits southern India

80,000 evacuated as deadly cyclone hits southern India

At least 11 were killed as Cyclone Gaja blew ashore in Tamil Nadu state with heavy rain and winds of 55mph.

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Toxic smog cloaks Indian capital amid Diwali festivities

Toxic smog cloaks Indian capital amid Diwali festivities

Pollution levels that shot up to 681, 20 times higher than what is considered safe by the WHO.

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Towering statue of India’s independence leader unveiled

Towering statue of India’s independence leader unveiled

The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, erected in a village in Gujarat, is almost 600ft tall.

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India: why collecting water turns millions of women into second-class citizens

A family in India needs fresh water. But this family can’t just turn on a tap.

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Dozens killed as speeding train hits crowd watching fireworks in India

Dozens killed as speeding train hits crowd watching fireworks in India

Police Commissioner SS Srivastava said the police have found 58 bodies so far.

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Scores believed dead in India after trains hits people watching fireworks

Scores believed dead in India after trains hits people watching fireworks

At least 50 people are dead after they were run over by a train in northern India, a Congress party leader has said.

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Indian minister quits after 20 women accuse him of sexual harassment

Indian minister quits after 20 women accuse him of sexual harassment

M.J. Akbar has vowed to take legal action to clear his name.

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Protestors try to block females ‘of menstruating age’ from entering Indian temple 'to preserve its purity'

Protestors try to block females ‘of menstruating age’ from entering Indian temple 'to preserve its purity'

Protests have taken place over the decision to let women and girls aged 10-50 inside the Sabarimala temple in Kerala state.

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Severe cyclone hits eastern Indian coast with 95mph winds

Severe cyclone hits eastern Indian coast with 95mph winds

Two people have died as the cyclonic storm named Titli also caused widespread rain to hit coastal districts in eastern Orissa state.

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