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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India outsources chores as servant culture shifts

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... to housewives. Getting the right people is tough... and you’ve got to keep track of them BHAVIN SHAH "People have stopped doing things the old-fashioned way. The labour costs for full-time staff ... said Bhavin Shah, who runs dehydrated meals company Satvita Foods and regularly uses Get My Peon for deliveries after previously employing his own runner. "Getting the right kind of people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557714/india-outsources-chores-servant-culture-shifts
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi boosts Indian defence spending by 12pc in first budget

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... department would have liked. Jaitley told parliament the right-wing government, in office since May, inherited a challenging situation of low growth and high inflation from the previous Congress ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551374/narendra-modi-boosts-indian-defence-spending-12pc-first-budget
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian politician apologises after threatening opponent with rape

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 01:50am by AFP

    ... even his own wife Nandini said the lawmaker was out of line. "I feel terrible about it. Whatever he has said, it is not right being a member of the parliament," she told reporters. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544597/indian-politician-apologises-after-threatening-opponent-rape
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    George Orwell's colonial Indian bungalow being restored to house a museum

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:45pm by GDN

    ... was an Englishman, he was anti-imperialist and wrote against colonial exploitation. It's only right that we should honour his memory." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544465/george-orwells-colonial-indian-bungalow-being-restored-house-museum
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives tips to BJP's first-time MPs

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Modi hands out tips to first-time MPs Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered guidelines on public conduct to first-time MPs of his right-wing party, including tips on body language. During a speech at a closed-door training session, Modi told Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmakers to cultivate their knowledge in an area of their choice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543215/indian-prime-minister-narendra-modi-gives-tips-bjps-first-time-mps
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Four dead after Indian train derails in suspected Maoist attack

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:13pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... If confirmed as an attack by the Maoists, it would be the first by the insurgents since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party came to power last month after an election ... and Maharashtra. Many of the rebels say they are fighting authorities for land, jobs and other rights for poor tribal groups. The Maoist insurgency has cost thousands of lives. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540239/four-dead-after-india-train-derails-suspected-attack
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Activists slam return of human safaris in Andaman Islands

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by SHAIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... said Sophie Grig of the UK-based indigenous rights advocacy group Survival International. "It's hard to fathom how, once stopped, these disgraceful and degrading human safaris ... return of human safaris A controversial road in the Indian Andaman Islands is set to reopen to tourists this week, heralding the resumption of notorious "human safaris" to view ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1189436/activists-slam-return-human-safaris-andaman-islands
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Nationalist plan to promote Hindi sparks language backlash in India

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 01:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Nationalist plan to promote Hindi sparks backlash Regional parties yesterday criticised moves by India's new nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote Hindi as the government's official language on social media, demanding English be used instead. The right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, which swept to power last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537328/nationalist-plan-promote-hindi-sparks-language-backlash-india
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian child sex victims ‘mistreated, humiliated’

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 03:03pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Child victims of sex assaults in India often find themselves humiliated by the police and mistreated by doctors when they pluck up the courage to report abuse, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. In a report released amid continuing anger at the handling of sex cases in the wake of a deadly gang-rape in Delhi, the rights watchdog said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1145248/indian-child-sex-victims-mistreated-humiliated
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian protests over power blackouts amid heatwave spread to New Delhi

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 12:26am by AFP

    ... Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his right-wing party swept to power last month on a pledge to reform the economy, including strengthening energy security and boosting development of solar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530342/indian-protests-over-power-blackouts-amid-heatwave-spread-new-delhi

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