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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India’s biggest power producer warns coal stocks running low

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:54pm by Reuters in New Delhi

    ... Reuters in New Delhi India runs a higher than normal risk of breaks in electricity supply because thermal stations have low stocks of coal, Ministry of Power is told by NTPC chairman Six of India’s coal-fired power plants do not have enough stocks to weather even a “small” disruption in supplies, with fuel reserves sufficient for only up to two days, the country’s largest power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555605/indias-biggest-power-producer-warns-coal-stocks-running-low
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Arundhati Roy prompts outrage with call for 'truth' about Mahatma Gandhi

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:40am by The Guardian

    ... of a little-known academic to the head of a national research body has raised concerns that the new Hindu nationalist government in India may try to promote an ideological version of the country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556890/arundhati-roy-prompts-outrage-call-truth-about-mahatma-gandhi
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... road-death epidemic Last month was a grim one on India's roads. One of the country's top computer programmers died when he was hit by a speeding car. A policeman perished after allegedly ... The deaths illustrate the downside of the country's motorisation: its roads are the world's deadliest, with 15 per cent of global traffic fatalities and only 1 per cent of the motor ...

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

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

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

    ... in Modi's first budget India will boost defence spending by 12 per cent in the coming year, it was announced in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first budget yesterday. And the country ... to foreign investment. "It's a road map, it's a directional budget," Jaitley told state-run television afterwards. Government overspending would be slashed in the next three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551374/narendra-modi-boosts-indian-defence-spending-12pc-first-budget
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian nurses freed by jihadis in Iraq get joyous welcome home in Kerala

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:40am by AFP

    ... while working in a state-run hospital in Tikrit when jihadis launched their lightning offensive last month. It was not clear if the nurses had been abducted and held captive or if they had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547621/indian-nurses-freed-jihadis-iraq-get-joyous-welcome-home-kerala
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    At least 16 killed in pipeline explosion in Indian state of Andhra Pradesh

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hyderabad At least 16 people killedin gas pipeline explosion A massive explosion on a state-owned gas pipeline running through the southern Indian state of Andhra ... and relief operations," Gail chairman BC Tripathi was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India news agency. Gail is the country's largest state-owned natural-gas processing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542061/least-16-killed-pipeline-explosion-indian-state-andhra-pradesh
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian construction firm bosses held after fatal housing project collapse

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 06:55pm by AP

    ... last year, 74 people were killed when an eight-storey building being constructed illegally in Mumbai caved in. It was the worst building collapse in the country in decades. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543060/least-9-killed-dozens-trapped-after-building-collapse-south-india
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Nationalist plan to promote Hindi sparks language backlash in India

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

    ... of Jammu and Kashmir, also criticised the move. He said that he regarded English and Urdu as the main languages in what is India's only Muslim-majority state. "Our country is so huge ... to promote all languages of the country". ...

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

    Indian uranium enrichment plant could raise stakes in nuclear arms race

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:57am by Reuters

    ... country." Unlike Iran, India is not a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. A civil nuclear cooperation deal with the nited States, sealed in 2008, gave India access to know-how ... by the administration of former U.S. president George W. Bush, faced opposition from China and Pakistan- India's regional rivals- as well as European countries, which said it would undermine efforts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537905/indian-uranium-enrichment-plant-could-raise-stakes-nuclear-arms-race
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Coca-Cola plant in India closed by pollution authority

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... Protests have been held against Coke's bottling plants in other parts of the country, alleging depletion of groundwater and pollution. Activists welcomed the Varanasi plant's closure, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536436/coca-cola-plant-india-closed-pollution-authority

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