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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... opium. Orwell's father, Richard Blair, worked in the remote town near the Indian-Nepalese border for the opium department, supervising poppy growers and collecting opium for export to China. ... the state's art and culture department. "Orwell was a great writer, so money is not the issue. His son's support gives us hope that we will succeed." Born Eric Arthur Blair, Orwell ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian uranium enrichment plant could raise stakes in nuclear arms race

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

    ... to control the spread of nuclear weapons. In Washington, a State Department spokeswoman played down the IHS Jane's report, saying the United States remained committed to its civil nuclear deal and strategic relationship with India. "It's one report... We're not in a position to speculate on its conclusions," said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.   Indian Prime ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi’s slimline 23-man cabinet ‘to speed up decision-making’

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:25pm by BLOOM

    ... of political science at the New Delhi-based Indira Gandhi National Open University. "In the past there have been multiple authorities and clashes between different departments." Modi's ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    At least 40 killed as express train hits stationary freight train in northern India

    Posted May 26th 2014, 04:20pm by AP

    ... been derailed." Most of the victims were poor farm workers returning to their homes from the neighbouring state of Haryana, local police official Zameer Ahmad said. The train departed from ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    First Indian film museum to open in Bollywood city of Mumbai

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:05am by AFP

    ... this is not a museum of collections but a museum of information, interaction and education through a sensory experience," said Gangar. Procuring original memorabilia was also a challenge for the museum, ... "This museum will be more educational." Via a touch-screen panel, visitors can watch clips from the few remaining silent films such as Prem Sanyas (The Light of Asia, 1925) and Prapancha ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian envoy Devyani Khobragade ‘heartened’ as US ends case over maid

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 12:20pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... of State John Kerry called a top Indian official to express his regret over what happened. After being indicted, Khobragade complied with a State Department order to leave the US. The Indian ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    India police launch sedition probe after students cheer Pakistan team

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 06:36pm by AFP

    ... office spokesman said sedition charges against the students would be “very unfortunate”. “If the Kashmiri students want to come and pursue their education in Pakistan, our hearts and academic ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi in race to be India’s next prime minister

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Former tea boy and dynastic scion vie to be India's next prime minister Cast of contrasts in leadership race One is a former tea boy, the other a Harvard and Cambridge-educated scion of India's biggest political dynasty. In a country of contrasts, the national elections starting on April 7 will be a battle of backgrounds. Narendra ...

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    Contest in New Delhi as parents fight to get children into nursery schools

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:13am by The Guardian

    ... traditionally a way in for wealthy or influential parents, was scrapped last year, at least democratising the misery. And on Wednesday, Delhi's directorate of education scrapped the five points ...




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