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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... to him. Besides the three-room house in which the author was born on June 25, 1903, the property in the small town of Motihari consists of a few tiny cottages and a large warehouse used to store ... "I am delighted my father's old house is now under restoration and will be turned into a museum, a museum which will be the only one in the world," he said. "For many decades ...

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

    Indian construction firm bosses held after fatal housing project collapse

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 06:55pm by AP

    ... collapses are common in India, where high demand for housing and lax regulations have encouraged some builders to cut corners, use substandard materials or add unauthorised extra floors. In April ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543060/least-9-killed-dozens-trapped-after-building-collapse-south-india
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... and focus on the substance of their parliamentary speeches. "Remember, people are observing your performance in the house but even outside," Modi, who became PM a month ago, told the 170 ...

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

    More survivors found in India building collapse rubble as death toll rises to 26

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 01:45pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... in the capital New Delhi, killing 10 people including five children. Building collapses are common in India. Lax regulations and the demand for cheap housing mean contractors sometimes use substandard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544208/more-survivors-found-india-building-collapse-rubble-death-toll-rises-26
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian uranium enrichment plant could raise stakes in nuclear arms race

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:57am by Reuters

    ... the honour of addressing a joint session of the US Congress during a visit to Washington in September. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Ed Royce wrote to House Speaker John Boehner on Friday and asked that he invite Modi to address a joint session of the House and Senate. "In every aspect- whether it be in political, economic or security relations- the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537905/indian-uranium-enrichment-plant-could-raise-stakes-nuclear-arms-race
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Economy tops all, says Indian President Mukherjee in unveiling government programme

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:03pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi India's new government pledged to make the revival of the flagging economy its paramount target as it laid out its legislative agenda following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landslide election victory. In an address to the two houses of parliament which was drawn up by Modi's new cabinet, President Pranab Mukherjee said India's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528894/economy-tops-all-says-indian-president-mukherjee-unveiling-government
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Mumbai’s new metro begins services despite ticket price fight

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:05pm by BLOOM

    ... by Shirish Sankhe, Mumbai-based director at McKinsey. In a 2010 study, the consultant said India must spend US$2.2 trillion by 2030 on urban transport, housing and office space to boost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528892/mumbais-new-metro-begins-services-despite-ticket-price-fight
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian PM Modi suffers loss as top minister killed in road collision

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:31pm by Reuters

    ... lower house of parliament, in 2009 and again last month in the landslide general election victory of the BJP. He had served as the party’s deputy leader in parliament and was being considered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1524531/indian-pm-modi-suffers-loss-top-minister-killed-road-collision
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Victorious Modi fights tears in first address to Indian parliament

    Posted May 20th 2014, 06:10pm by Reuters

    ... colonnaded parliament house on Tuesday, after the Hindu nationalist swept to power in an election that has changed the face of politics in the country. Modi will be India’s next prime minister after ... filling more than half the seats of the lower house with uplifting words that commentators immediately contrasted with the often wooden addresses of his predecessor Manmohan Singh. “It is proof ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1516239/victorious-modi-fights-tears-first-address-indian-parliament
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi and BJP officials in talks over filling ministries

    Posted May 18th 2014, 04:10pm by Reuters

    ... portfolios such as defence, interior and external affairs. The alliance led by Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 336 of the 543 seats in India's lower house of parliament, making ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1514886/indias-pm-elect-modi-holds-talks-new-right-wing-government

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