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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi says al-Qaeda will fail in India: CNN

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:25pm by Reuters in New Delhi

    ... their nation" India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said al-Qaeda will struggle to recruit members in the world’s second-most populous nation and he praised Muslims their commitment to fight ... riots in 2002 when he was chief minister of the eastern state of Gujarat. More than 1,000 people, mainly Muslims, died in the violence. Muslims make up some 15 per cent of the Indian population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1596068/prime-minister-narendra-modi-says-al-qaeda-will-fail-india-cnn
  2. News - World - INDIA

    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to rock Madison Square Garden

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:58pm by Reuters

    ... arena is another thing entirely. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his first trip to New York as leader of the world's most populous democracy, will draw perhaps the largest crowd ... India's diaspora is a highly educated population of nearly 3.2 million- about 1 per cent of the US population. As a group, they are more likely to be hooked to the internet than their fellow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599001/indias-prime-minister-narendra-modi-set-rock-madison-square-garden
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Armed only with a sickle, Indian widow, 56, fights and kills leopard

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:38pm by AFP

    ... a leopard that had attacked his sister. The animals are increasingly venturing into populated areas as their habitat becomes depleted. Video footage from Mumbai last year showed a leopard creeping into an apartment block foyer and snatching a small dog. Conservation group WWF has called for better management of forests and other habitats for India's leopard population. A 2011 census recorded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581278/armed-only-sickle-indian-widow-56-fights-and-kills-leopard
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Australia and India set to sign landmark nuclear energy deal

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... by Tokyo when Modi was in Japan earlier this month. India is struggling to produce enough power to meet rising demand from its 1.2 billion strong population as its economy and vast middle class ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586177/australia-and-india-set-sign-landmark-nuclear-energy-deal
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Death every five minutes makes India's roads the world's deadliest

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 08:48pm by BLOOM

    ... Upadhayay, the joint commissioner of police for traffic in Mumbai, India's most populous city, said the government needed to enforce heavy penalties for traffic violations. Getting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554907/death-every-five-minutes-makes-indias-roads-worlds-deadliest
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Youthful chief of India's 'failed' Uttar Pradesh state vows to turn things around

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lucknow Youthful chief minister of 'failed state' fights back The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh- where a series of rapes and killings has fuelled calls for it to be brought under New Delhi's control- has hit back at critics who have questioned his ability to lead the state, which has a population of 200 million. With senior members of his administration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1535209/youthful-chief-indias-failed-uttar-pradesh-state-vows-turn-things-around
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Nationalist plan to promote Hindi sparks language backlash in India

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

    ... associate status. But according to the last official data, just over 40 per cent of India's 1.2 billion population speak Hindi. A federal minister in the previous Congress party-led government, ...

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

    Power cuts amid heatwave sparks riots in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:33am by AP

    ... about the population of Brazil- and many receive only a few hours a day under normal conditions, while 63 per cent of homes have no electricity access at all. But recent temperatures that soared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1527700/power-cuts-amid-heatwave-sparks-riots-indian-state-uttar-pradesh
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Mumbai’s new metro begins services despite ticket price fight

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

    ... Garre, Manish Agarwal and Saurabh Mishra, Barclays Bank analysts in Mumbai. Infrastructure in India has failed to keep up with the demands of a population that's the second biggest ...

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

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

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

    ... battle on poverty in the countryside, home to more than half of India’s population of 1.2 billion, but which contributes just 14 per cent of gross domestic product in Asia’s third-largest ...

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

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