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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India’s Modi expands cabinet to speed up economic reforms

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:02pm by AGENCIES

    ... to recent developments on India's borders with Pakistan and China as underscoring the need for a full-time defence minister. At least 20 civilians have been killed and thousands on both sides ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    India PM’s party tightens grip on power with strong wins in two state polls

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 09:57pm by AFP

    ... in northern Haryana, which borders New Delhi, handing the once-powerful Congress a humiliating defeat after its 10-year rule of the state. The defeat was yet another blow for the ailing Congress, ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... to the US Congress this month. New Delhi worries that China is building roads and other infrastructure along the disputed land border as well as bolstering its naval presence in the Indian Ocean. ...

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    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. ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    India marks 70th anniversary of little-known but crucial battle of Imphal

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:51am by AFP

    ... Japanese forces routed the British in Burma (now Myanmar), which brought them to India's eastern border, from where the attack was launched. The British and Indian forces, under the command ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Sikhs wielding swords clash at India’s Golden Temple on raid anniversary

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 03:53pm

    ... Analysts say Punjab’s geopolitical significance – the landlocked region shares borders with Pakistan and restive Kashmir – means sovereignty is almost impossible. However support ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Modi taps ex-spy, former general for key Indian security posts

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:12am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New Delhi Veteran intelligence officer has long experience in Pakistan, while general becoming northeast minister has plans to beef up China border Modi taps ex-spy to head up ... security team to push for a rapid expansion of border infrastructure and a streamlining of intelligence services, which still function in isolation and often impede one other. Singh has declared ...

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    Modi maintains his hard line on immigrants in India’s general election

    Posted May 05th 2014, 10:33pm by Reuters

    ... immigrants from Bangladesh. Modi has repeatedly called for tighter border controls and said last week that illegal immigrants from Bangladesh living in the state of West Bengal should have ... the rally in the state, which borders Assam. Police said on Sunday that the death toll from the Assam attacks stood at 34 after they found the bodies of two 30-year-old women floating in the Beki ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    India reports successful anti-ballistic missile test to beef up defences

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:02am by Reuters

    ... the Earth's atmosphere, a major step in development of a missile defence system that is available to only a handful of nations. Sharing borders- some disputed- with nuclear-armed China and Pakistan, ... with Pakistan and came close to a fourth one in 2001. It lost a brief Himalayan border war with its larger neighbour China in 1962 and has since strived to improve its defences. In recent years, New ...

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    Arrests made in India after rebels kill 29 Muslims

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 02:05pm by Associated Press

    ... in the wake of the killings blamed on the rebels from the Bodo tribe, who have long accused Muslim residents of sneaking into India illegally from neighbouring Bangladesh. A state minister for border ... or in their hands. Most were headed to nearby Dubri district, which is near the border with Bangladesh. Nearly 400 people have fled so far, Bishnoi said. In 2012, weeks-long violence between Bodo people ...




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