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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... The Guardian in New Delhi Up to half a million children in New Delhi try to win places at 1,300 private schools every year Parents battle to gets tots into nursery schools Four-year-old ... until he was three," said his mother, Sangeeta, looking apologetic. "Otherwise, I would have started his training much earlier." Each year, up to half a million children ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    ‘Bachelor’ Narendra Modi finally owns up to having a wife

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:28pm by AFP

    ... and has said because he has no children he is more likely to be a clean politician. "I've no familial ties. Who would I ever try to benefit through corruption?" he asked a recent ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    India voters start world’s biggest election

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 12:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... converted into a polling station for the day in Dibrugarh, in the state of Assam. “I want the government to reduce poverty and do something for the future of my children,” said the 30-year-old tea ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Lakshmi, a ‘stomach-churning’ film on child trafficking, opens in India

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:00pm by AFP

    ... Andhra Pradesh, and there had since been more than 100 successful cases of girls bringing their abductors to book in the state. Tens of thousands of children are trafficked within South Asia ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... — such as being allowed to make phone calls for two hours to sort out personal matters — after she was discreetly arrested outside her children's Manhattan school. Khobragade was arrested on charges ... was not handcuffed, restrained or arrested in front of her children. And he said that while she was "fully searched" in private by a female deputy marshal, the move was a standard safety practice ...

  6. 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

    ... of his former ministers was sentenced to jail for helping orchestrate the riots, which saw families burned alive, men lynched and women and children subjected to appalling sexual violence. Gandhi ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Fearful Indian children refuse free school meals after deaths

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 02:40pm by AFP

    ... Thousands of school children were refusing free meals in poverty-stricken eastern India, fearful of being poisoned, after 22 children died from eating lunch apparently contaminated with insecticide, officials said on Thursday. The children, aged four to 12, died after eating lentils, vegetables and rice cooked at a village school in the state of Bihar on Tuesday, sparking violent ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Angry protests as poisoned school meal kills 22 children in India

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 01:50pm by AFP

    ... 22 Indian children have died after eating free school meals, feared tainted with insecticide, while street protests erupt in wake of tragedy Twenty-two children died after eating a free lunch feared to have contained poisonous chemicals at an Indian primary school, officials said yesterday, as the tragedy sparked street protests. Another 30 children were still in hospital after ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Children die in Indian school bus crash

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 02:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi A school bus collided with a truck laden with bricks in rural northwestern India on Monday morning, killing at least eleven children, police said. Seven ... a local official. Nearly 30 children were travelling in the bus, local senior police officer Rajinder Singh told the agency. About 110,000 people were killed in Indian road accidents in 2011 ...

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    26 dead as fire sweeps through sleeper car

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 12:18pm by AFP

    ... of those who died were children, railway officials said. It was not immediately known whether more bodies would be found, police said. Forensic teams were on their way to the train site to collect ...




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