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Look before you kiss in India. A smooch can get you in serious trouble in the world's largest democracy.


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India may be spending billions on its high tech space programme but its spending on sewers is decidedly low tech and deadly.


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Indians outraged at an attack on women for drinking in a bar have gathered together to send a provocative gift of underwear to right-wing activists. More than 5,000 people, including men, have joined the Facebook group, which calls itself the Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women. The group says it will give the pink underwear to Sri Ram Sena (Army of Lord Ram) on Valentine's Day on Saturday.


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By 2050, India is predicted to have overtaken China as the world's most populous nation. In an already overcrowded world, richer countries are being asked to share responsibility for the problem of this population explosion, which to a large extent is due to poverty.


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India is set to overtake China as the world's most populous nation by 2050, while some countries will shrink by nearly 40%, according to new research. The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) says the next half century will see wild swings in population sizes. It predicts that the number of people on Earth will reach 9.3bn by 2050, compared with 6.3bn today. Britain's population is likely to overtake that of France, while the US...


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Some 1,000 snake charmers have staged a rally in eastern India, protesting against a law that has made their profession illegal.


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A survey of more than 1,000 men in India has concluded that condoms made according to international sizes are too large for a majority of Indian men. The study found that more than half of the men measured had penises that were shorter than international standards for condoms.


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The families were there, so were the gifts and the engagement ring. But the tradition of placing ring on finger could not be fulfilled - the bride-to-be was on the other side of a 30-metre wide river.


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In the tribal heartland of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, cupid strikes in an unusual way - single boys and girls elope to find their life partners. This centuries-old tradition among the Bhils, one of the country's oldest tribes, kicks off every spring with the bhagoria melas, or fairs of elopement.


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Gunmen have carried out a series of co-ordinated attacks across the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay), killing 101 people and injuring 287 more.


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