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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Lifestyle - Books - INDIA

    Book review: Capital: The Eruption of Delhi, by Rana Dasgupta

    Posted May 25th 2014, 03:42pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Capital: The Eruption of Delhi by Rana Dasgupta Canongate 4.5 stars David Wilson Welcome to Delhi, the Indian capital with a population of 16 million. In his third book, Commonwealth prize-winning observer Rana Dasgupta uses the mega-city as a vehicle for examining a key trend: the growth of the global elite. Since the economic floodgates opened in 1991, cash has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1518625/book-review-capital-eruption-delhi-rana-dasgupta
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi's BJP sweeps to power in landslide Indian election victory

    Posted May 16th 2014, 02:09pm by AFP

    ... boy, 63, who is poised to become prime minister of the world's second-most populous nation. "The heat of the election is over and the people have given their verdict, which says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1513402/indias-ruling-congress-party-concedes-defeat-modi-heads-landslide-poll
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    India starts biggest day of voting with Hindu nationalists gaining strength

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 02:30pm by Reuters in Bangalore

    ... to rescue India from its slowest economic growth in a decade and create jobs for its booming young population. In the latest large opinion poll, the BJP and its allies were forecast to win a narrow ... Shah, who runs the BJP’s campaign in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state and a key political battleground, has been censured by the election authorities after giving a series of speeches ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1485919/india-starts-biggest-day-voting-hindu-nationalists-gaining-strength
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    India opinion polls point to big win for BJP leader Modi

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:17am by AFP

    ... being an official campaign break before the first stage of voting kicks off in the northeast tomorrow. It winds up six weeks later in the most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, home to the Taj ... of the 1.2 billion population is Muslim. Now, however, the only question appears to be the size of the BJP's victory over the scandal-tainted ruling Congress at the end of the nine-round ballot- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465868/india-opinion-polls-point-big-win-bjp-leader-modi

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