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Indian doctors shocked to find 12 gold bars inside businessman’s stomach

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Indian court asks ministry to intervene in ‘honour killing’ cases

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Amitabh Bachchan’s Bhoothnath Returns screened before Indian president

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2 States: A magical north-south love story you wish wouldn’t end (w/trailer)

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Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone(L) along with Diana Penty speak during a promotional event for their upcoming film 'Cocktail' on the outskirts of New Delhi on July 11, 2012. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/GettyImages

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In this April 3, 2014 photo, a smartphone is mounted on the glass of an Uber car in Mumbai, India. Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. The company has in the last year started operating in 18 cities in Asia and the South Pacific including Seoul, Shanghai, Bangkok, Hong Kong and five Indian cities. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

Asia’s taxi-app wars heat up as Uber’s big push into region meets local lookalikes

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I’m still a Delhi boy at heart: Siddharth Malhotra

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Indian Court pooh-poohs man’s public urination petition

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Indian Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan (L), Parth Bhalerao (C) and Usha Jadhav (R) pose for a photograph during a promotional event for the forthcoming Hindi film Bhoothnath Returns, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, in Mumbai on late February 25, 2014. STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Bhoothnath Returns: Ennobling voyage into Indian elections

Indian Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan (L), Parth Bhalerao (C) and Usha Jadhav (R) pose for a photograph during a promotional... (more...)

India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

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British actress Perlita Neilson dies at 80

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