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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    After a 'terrible beating', India's President House in line for sympathetic makeover

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by GDN

    ... a magnificent palace on top of a rocky outcrop in New Delhi. A few years after the extravagant, 340-room residence for the British viceroy was first occupied, its architect had to be summoned from ... estate with an obsessive eye for detail- from its unique, Buddhist-influenced dome and its Mughal-inspired jaalis (latticed screens) to its English "crowned lion" door knobs and its ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Civil service test stirs up India's language anxieties

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 05:08am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... divisive for a country that inherited English from its British colonial rulers but has 22 official languages of its own. Many observers assumed that India had settled the divide decades ago when ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Imphal While all eyes were on the Normandy beaches, British and Indian troops routed the Japanese Veterans mark oft-neglected battle of Imphal Veterans and dignitaries commemorated the 70th anniversary of one of the fiercest but largely unknown battles of the second world war, which pitted British-led forces against Japanese troops in northeastern India. ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Hopes for Pakistan reconciliation as Modi sworn in as new Indian prime minister

    Posted May 26th 2014, 11:35pm by AGENCIES

    ... US president Ronald Reagan or British leader Margaret Thatcher. One foreign editor has ventured Modi could be so transformative he turns out to be "India's Deng Xiaoping ", ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - INDIA

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

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

    ... Clearly, order would just be too boring for Delhi people. Either way, Dasgupta, whose father was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to his adopted ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    97-year-old has never missed an Indian election

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:14pm by Amrit Dhillon

    ... that was conducted with the help of his grandson, Deepak Negi. Shyam Negi has voted in every election since 1951, when the first poll was held after India won independence from British colonial rule. ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    India's likely next leader Modi seen implementing Thatcher-like reforms

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who died that day. Modi, favourite to form India's next government after elections starting today, has yet to unveil any detailed economic plans ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Tamil Nadu’s chief minister eyes role on national stage at federal election

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:23pm by Reuters

    ... Pundits in Chennai, the former port of Madras founded by the British in the 17th century, describe Tamil Nadu as a "sweep" state; not a swing state. That is the result of another British ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    New Delhi's chief minister targets India's richest man Mukesh Ambani

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 11:36pm by Reuters

    ... to win, the Aam Aadmi Party could draw votes away from both parties. Kejriwal said Reliance had agreed in 2005 to supply gas to utility NTPC at about US$2.3 per million British thermal units for about 17 years. The price of gas from D6 was fixed at US$4.2 per million British thermal units in 2007, when Murli Deora was oil minister in the Congress-led government. Last year, after ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    India passes bill creating new state despite MPs’ protests

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 02:34pm by Reuters

    ... three new states in 2000, and the creation of Telangana could revive statehood demands in other regions. Hyderabad was a princely state when India won freedom from British rule in 1947 ...




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