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India looks to Pakistan for answers after texts trigger mass panicupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 21:45:00

India is looking to Pakistan for answers after online threats and text messages sparked mass panic among migrant workers and students who hail from the country's northeast.

Rumors send thousands fleeing in Indiaupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 09:01:00

Indian authorities called for calm Friday after panicked people from northeastern India fled cities across the country in fear of retaliatory attacks.

India announces Mars missionupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 01:35:00

India celebrated it's Independence day with an out of this world announcement. CNN's Ram Ramgopal has the story.

India to launch Mars orbiter in 2013 updated: Thu Aug 16 2012 01:35:00

With New Delhi's iconic Red Fort as a backdrop, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced Wednesday his country has set its sights on the Red Planet.

41 killed in India when bus plummets 200 feet into gorgeupdated: Sat Aug 11 2012 06:42:00

At least 41 passengers were killed and 17 seriously injured Saturday when a bus plunged into a gorge in India's mountainous Himachal Pradesh state, authorities said.

Sikhs in India see teachable momentupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 07:50:00

Sikhs in India are angry and sad over the Wisconsin shooting but see a teachable moment. Mallika Kapur reports.

India hit by second, even larger power outageupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 09:03:00

India suffered its second huge, crippling power failure in two days Tuesday, depriving as much as half of the vast and populous country, or up to 600 million people, of electricity and disrupting transport networks.

India in the dark for another dayupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 09:03:00

Hundreds of millions suffer amid the worst power failure to hit India in years, as CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.

Power outage snarls transport, leaves residents sweltering in northern Indiaupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 09:48:00

A grid failure cut power supplies in northern India on Monday, hitting rail and road transport for hours in the country's worst blackout in a decade, authorities said.

Train fire in India kills severalupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 07:43:00

A fire swept through a passenger car of a train, killing several people in southern India.

Train fire in India kills at least 27; death toll may riseupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 07:43:00

A fire swept through a passenger car of a train in southern India on Monday, killing at least 27 people, the authorities said. They cautioned that the death toll could rise further.

Mystery marcher crashed opening ceremonyupdated: Sun Jul 29 2012 11:28:00

CNN's Alex Thomas reports, Olympic fans are closer to finding out who crashed the opening parade.

Olympics ceremony crasher identified, organizers sayupdated: Sun Jul 29 2012 11:28:00

Olympics organizers have identified a mystery woman who gatecrashed the Opening Ceremony and marched with India's contingent in the Parade of Nations, they say.

Feds urge caution after seizure of Indian artifactsupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 19:28:00

Federal investigators are urging collectors and museums in the United States to scrutinize their stock for stolen antiquities, particular those acquired from a New York dealer accused this week of stealing $20 million worth artifacts from India.

Kenyans Mboya, Nyaga win CNN MultiChoice African Journalist awardupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 08:04:00

A story about an African tribe in India, long-forgotten and little-known, has garnered two Kenyan journalists the top prize at the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 Awards Ceremony.

Ethnic clashes in India kill dozens, displace thousandsupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 11:14:00

Ethnic clashes in India's northeastern Assam province have left 32 dead as of Wednesday and sent an estimated 150,000 fleeing their homes to escape the violence, police said.

Indian Supreme Court places temporary ban on tiger tourismupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 04:05:00

Tourism destinations deep inside of India's tiger parks will be closed indefinitely after the Supreme Court of India ruled Tuesday to impose an interim ban on all tourism activities in core areas of tiger forests.

Why the time for a China-India water treaty is nowupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 14:36:00

China and India need to reach agreement on how they will manage water from one of the world's great rivers -- the Yarlung-Zangbo-Brahmaputra -- before it becomes another serious impediment to relations between the two Asian heavyweights.

India makes arrests in recorded attackupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 11:14:00

Indian police arrested four suspects in the beating, stripping and assault of a young woman that was captured on video.

India battles crippling floodsupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 09:48:00

Flooding ravages India's northeast, wiping out entire villages. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Devastating India floods leave 95 dead, millions homelessupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 09:48:00

Flooding described by India's prime minister as the worst in recent times, has left at least 95 people dead and almost 2 million others homeless in the country's remote Assam state.

Indian police: Man chops off daughter's head, citing her 'indecent behavior'updated: Tue Jun 19 2012 07:26:00

Police in the northern India state of Rajasthan say they were stunned when a man showed up at a police outpost holding a bloody human head in one hand and a sword in another.

U.N: Perilous for some girls in Indiaupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 07:26:00

The U.N. says India is the most dangerous place to be born a girl. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Bus falls off bridge in India, killing 30 updated: Sat Jun 16 2012 03:48:00

A speeding bus plunged off a bridge in central India on Saturday, killing 30 people and injuring 16 others, authorities said.

Web of doubt surrounds India spider attackupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 17:44:00

A swarm of poisonous spiders has wreaked havoc in a remote town in northeast India, scaring its inhabitants and possibly killing two people.

Indian growth slides to 9-year lowupdated: Thu May 31 2012 05:44:00

India's economic growth fell to a nine-year low in the first three months of 2012, a clear sign that the country's slowdown is deepening and affecting all sectors of the economy.

Inflation hit India's poorupdated: Thu May 31 2012 05:44:00

Mallika Kapur discusses why India's government is pushing for food price controls.

Indian GDP growth slides to 5.3%updated: Thu May 31 2012 04:30:00

Indian GDP growth slides to 5.3% a clear sign that the country's slowdown is deepening and affecting all sectors of the economy.

Money Magazine: Invest in India? Patience will pay offupdated: Tue May 29 2012 15:05:00

My great-grandfather left his little village in India more than a hundred years ago. When I visited it recently as part of a two-week reporting trip, I found that, except for the ubiquity of mobile devices, little had seemingly changed.

India's ex-telecom minister gets bail in scandal caseupdated: Tue May 15 2012 11:42:00

A New Delhi court Tuesday granted bail to India's former telecom minister, who was at the center of one of the country's biggest corruption scandals.

New fashions inspired by New Delhiupdated: Mon May 14 2012 06:25:00

With a star-studded client list that includes Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lindsay Lohan, Julia Roberts and Michelle Pfeiffer, Trelise Cooper is an internationally known fashion designer.

A nuclear clash could starve the worldupdated: Fri May 11 2012 07:57:00

Recent ballistic missile tests by India, Pakistan and North Korea -- which has ominously threatened to "reduce to ashes" the South Korean military "in minutes" -- are once again focusing the world's attention on the dangers of nuclear war.

Clinton urges India to go further in reducing Iranian oil importsupdated: Mon May 07 2012 22:17:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday applauded India's efforts to reduce its imports of Iranian oil but urged it to cut them further to keep pressure on Tehran over its nuclear program.

Rescuers search for bodies after Indian ferry disasterupdated: Wed May 02 2012 04:20:00

Authorities continued their search for bodies Wednesday, two days after one of India's worst ferry accidents claimed at least 100 lives.

100 feared dead in India ferry disasterupdated: Tue May 01 2012 02:25:00

At least 100 people are feared dead after a ferry broke in two and sank in a remote part of northeastern India, according to officials.

India: Man arrested with explosives on trainupdated: Sat Apr 21 2012 03:54:00

A man was arrested Saturday in India after he was caught traveling on a train with about 30 detonators and other explosives, CNN affiliate IBN reported.

India joins new club with missile launchupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 03:08:00

CNN's Jim Clancy explains why India's missile launch did not receive the international criticism North Korea received.

India says long-range missile test was a successupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 17:50:00

India said Thursday that it had successfully carried out the maiden test flight of its longest-range nuclear-capable missile, which can apparently travel more than 5,000 kilometers.

U.S. missing out on India's boom?updated: Thu Apr 19 2012 02:17:00

Simon Denyer and Ali Velshi discuss the long-term expansion of the Indian economy and why few foreign investors exist.

Growing beef trade hits India's sacred cowupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 02:17:00

When 33-year-old Ashoo Mongia visits the supermarket it's rarely for stocking up his fridge for the week. As head of a cow protection enforcement team, he regularly scours Delhi grocery stores and outdoor markets for food products containing cow beef.

India set to test its long-distance missileupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 07:46:00

India plans the maiden test flight this week of its longest-range nuclear-capable missile, which can travel more than 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles), military officials said.

India cuts rates in growth bidupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 02:31:00

India's central bank cut key lending rates for the first time in three years on Tuesday in an aggressive effort to stimulate growth and boost investment at a time when the gloss is rapidly coming off Asia's third largest economy.

Baby's death in India blamed on father's anger she was born a girlupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 08:14:00

A 3-month-old baby, whose father has been arrested on allegations he beat her for being born a girl, died Wednesday at a hospital in South India, a doctor said.

Pakistani rescuers resume search for 139 trapped in avalancheupdated: Mon Apr 09 2012 05:27:00

Rescue crews continued their frantic search Sunday at a Himalayan military outpost near the Indian border where a massive avalanche buried up to 139 people, most of them Pakistani soldiers.

Pakistan president to visit India amid warming tiesupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 08:56:00

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan is scheduled to visit India on Sunday, the first by a Pakistani head of state in seven years, amid thawing relations between the two nuclear-armed archrivals.

BRICS leaders gather in India amid protestsupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 09:49:00

The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- collectively known as the fast-growing BRICS economies -- began arriving Wednesday in New Delhi amid protests from Tibetan groups against the arrival of Chinese President Hu Jintao.

India detains Tibetan protestersupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 09:49:00

Indian authorities crack down on Tibetan communities during the BRICS summit in New Delhi. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.

Tibetan activist who set himself alight in India diesupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 05:22:00

The Tibetan protester who set himself alight in the Indian capital ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit this week has died.

India coal sale scandal hits outputupdated: Sun Mar 25 2012 23:18:00

A report suggesting India's government lost $210bn in revenue by underpricing coal assets also reveals a catalogue of wider delays and mismanagement, deepening pressure on the nation's embattled coalition government.

Report on coal fields creates fresh furor for Indian governmentupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 06:15:00

India's scandal-tainted government has come under fresh attack from opposition parties after a leading newspaper ran a front-page report alleging that auditors had found that the awarding of coal fields to private companies had deprived the treasury of $211 billion.

The Punjab village behind India's NBA hoop dreamupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 23:54:00

Satnam Singh stands 7-feet-1, wears a size 19 shoe, and is likely to grow taller because he is just 16-years old.

India's NBA dream born in tiny villageupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 23:54:00

He's almost 2 ft. taller than his average countrymen and hopes to make basketball popular in India.

India overtakes China as world's biggest arms importerupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 05:15:00

India has overtaken China as the world's biggest importer of weapons, with Asian nations the most aggressive consumers of military hardware, a new report says.

China boosts military spendingupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 05:15:00

CNN's Stan Grant reports on concerns over China's growing military budget.

India's 'God of cricket' popularityupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 11:10:00

An India icon and now a cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar is a marketer's dream come true. Mallika Kapur reports.

15 killed in crash in Indiaupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 08:42:00

A train rammed into a van trying to cross unguarded railroad tracks in northern India Tuesday, killing 15 people and injuring three others, officials said.

India issues arrest warrants for 3 Iranian suspects in bombingupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 09:36:00

India has issued arrests warrants for three Iranians suspected of involvement in last month's bombing of an Israeli Embassy car in New Delhi, authorities said Friday.

India lifts ban on cotton exportsupdated: Sun Mar 11 2012 09:39:00

India will end a six-day ban on cotton exports that impacted global commerce, the country's trade minister said Sunday.

India bans cotton exportsupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 06:18:00

Sara Sidner reports on the Indian government's ban on cotton exports, fueling speculation about cotton shortages.

China protests at India cotton export banupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 06:18:00

China, the biggest consumer of cotton, has lodged a formal protest against India's ban on cotton exports amid signs that India is rethinking the ban that was implemented a few days ago.

Heroin horror stalks India's most remote villagesupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 17:35:00

India's Punjab state is the birthplace of Bhangra music, home of the colorful turban and the exquisite golden temple.

Heroin stalks a remote village in Indiaupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 17:35:00

CNN's Sara Sidner looks at heroin addiction in India.

India's ruling Congress party suffers loss in key voteupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 14:54:00

India's ruling Congress party has suffered a crushing defeat in local elections that are considered a litmus test for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government.

International campaign finance: How do countries compare?updated: Mon Mar 05 2012 16:54:00

The world economy may be bracing for another grim year, but political donors in the United States are breaking out their checkbooks to finance what is expected to be the most expensive presidential election in American history.

CNNMoney: India bans cotton exportsupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 16:44:00

India banned all cotton exports on Monday, causing U.S. cotton futures to surge and igniting fears of another jump in prices for cotton goods.

CNNMoney: India's slower growth may be an 'uh, oh' signupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 08:58:00

Economic growth in India slowed at the end of last year, the government reported Wednesday, raising concerns about whether emerging markets will continue to be the engine of global growth.

Slow growth predicted in Indiaupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 06:23:00

Growth is likely to slow in agriculture, manufacturing and construction in India. CNN's Sumnima Udas reports.

Indian economic growth slips to 6.1%updated: Wed Feb 29 2012 06:23:00

India's weakening economy grew 6.1 per cent in the quarter to the end of December, the slowest in three years, deepening fears about the country's growth prospects.

Unions strike across India, results mixedupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 06:02:00

A one-day strike by India's unions closed businesses and slowed public transit Tuesday as workers protested rising prices and what they say are the government's anti-labor policies.

Hacking the city for a greener futureupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 11:35:00

City dwellers will soon be able to make greener travel choices just by looking at their smartphone.

Report: 15,000 die each year crossing India train tracksupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 15:31:00

Trains are as intrinsic to life for India's billion-plus people as cars for Americans. Think, then, what it means that the Railway Ministry has been accused of ignoring "massacre" on the tracks.

Mixing porn and politics?updated: Wed Feb 08 2012 15:36:00

It isn't everyday that video from inside a routine legislative session causes an uproar big enough to force three politicians to resign all at once but that is just what happened in South India after video surfaced of Indian ministers watching what appeared to be video of a sex act on a cell phone during a debate in the house assembly.

Viewing porn during legislative session?updated: Wed Feb 08 2012 15:36:00

Three Indian officials accused of watching porn during a legislative session have resigned. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Formula One racing comes to Indiaupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 05:21:00

Sara Sidner reports that private companies in India have put together everything needed for a new Formula One race.

Key vote begins in India's biggest stateupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 05:21:00

Voters in India's most populous and politically important state went to the polls Wednesday, in the first of seven ballots to select members for the 403-seat assembly.

The secrets of doing business in Indiaupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 07:11:00

For foreign executives, doing business for the first time in India can be a bewildering experience. There's the new -- different business customs, bureaucracy and the dizzying scale of the population -- but also the familiar.

Indian top court scraps scandal-hit telecom licensesupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 10:51:00

India's supreme court Thursday ordered the cancellation of 122 cellular permits that have been at the center of a multibillion-dollar scandal involving the country's booming telecommunication sector, attorneys said.

Permits cut in India telecom scandalupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 10:51:00

As India's top court scraps telecom licenses amid a scandal, CNN's Sara Sidner explains the background to the case.

France's Dassault frontrunner as India jet supplierupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 22:04:00

France's Dassault has been awarded frontrunner status in the hotly contested $20bn race to supply 126 fighter jets to India, providing a much-needed boost for French economic and industrial prestige.

Can faded stars stimulate Indian football?updated: Mon Jan 30 2012 13:12:00

It has long come as a mystery to soccer fans: how can India, with a population of 1.2 billion and a burgeoning passion for football, be languishing at 162nd in the world rankings below Madagascar and Nepal?

High hopes for Indian footballupdated: Mon Jan 30 2012 13:12:00

CNN World Sport interviews former India football coach and Olympian on a new Indian Football League.

Entrepreneurship key to escaping povertyupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 10:00:00

Entrepreneurship and business are rarely accorded a serious place in discussions around drivers of economic development. A cursory look at the numbers makes this seem very surprising. China has pulled approximately 600 million people out of absolute poverty since Deng Xiaoping unleashed market reforms in the late 1970s. Never in human history have so many people been pulled out of grinding poverty is such a short span of time.

Oprah Winfrey: India is 'greatest show on Earth'updated: Sun Jan 22 2012 10:36:00

On a visit to Jaipur, India, Oprah Winfrey called the country "the greatest show on Earth" in an interview with CNN sister network CNN-IBN.

India's tainted milk of godsupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 13:21:00

In India, milk is used in holy ceremonies, it is offered to the gods, poured over deities and generally considered the healthiest of drinks.

Study: Indian milk tainted with chemicalsupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 13:21:00

In India, milk used in holy ceremonies is considered the healthiest drink, but a study finds much of it is tainted.

Bootleg liquor kills 100+ in Indiaupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 07:39:00

Contaminated bootleg liquor kills more than 100 people in India and sends dozens to the hospital. Ram Ramgopal reports.

Authorities: 17 people die from toxic moonshine in southern Indiaupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 07:39:00

Seventeen people died after drinking a toxic, illegal home-brewed liquor over the New Years weekend in southern India, authorities said Monday.

India's president expresses condolences for cyclone victimsupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 05:30:00

India's president expressed her condolences Sunday for those killed by a devastating cyclone that has forced thousands to seek refuge in emergency shelters.

Cyclone Thane pummels Indiaupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 06:52:00

Cyclone Thane struck India's southeastern coastline Friday, bringing high winds and rain.

Time runs out on India's anti-graft billupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 15:36:00

India will have to wait some more for a corruption watchdog agency.

India considers an anti-corruption billupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 15:36:00

India's parliament is debating a bill that would stop rampant government wrongdoing. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

India's government seeks way forward on controversial anti-corruption billupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 06:50:00

India's beleaguered government huddled with various political parties Wednesday, trying to come up with a way forward on an anti-corruption bill as ailing, elderly campaigner Anna Hazare continued his fast for a second day to protest legislation he slammed as too weak to deal with endemic graft.

Lower house passes anti-graft bill in Indiaupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 15:18:00

Drama unfolded on two fronts of India's battle against corruption Tuesday night.

Australia lose late wickets against Indiaupdated: Mon Dec 26 2011 11:55:00

Australia lost three late wickets as they ended the opening day of the first Test against India in Melbourne on 277-6.

11 missing after fatal capsizing in Indiaupdated: Sun Dec 25 2011 15:13:00

At least 13 people died and 11 were reported missing after a boat capsized Sunday in a southern India lake, authorities said.

Doctors strike for better pay in Indiaupdated: Sat Dec 24 2011 13:01:00

Thousands of doctors from public hospitals are striking for better pay in India.

168 dead after drinking toxic moonshine in eastern Indiaupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 09:05:00

Police have arrested 10 suspects in the sale of toxic, illegally brewed liquor that has left at least 168 people dead in the Indian state of West Bengal, an official said Friday.

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