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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India starts biggest day of voting with Hindu nationalists gaining strength

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

    ... deemed to have stoked tensions with Muslims. “People have forgotten what Modi did to people of this country. I think saving people’s lives is more important than development,” said Shafina Khan, ...

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

    India voters start world’s biggest election

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

    ... a bad-tempered campaign, which reached new levels of bitterness at the weekend. Religious tensions – an undercurrent to the contest which has mostly focused on development until now – burst into the open ... pitch of welfare and equitable development. Yet in an editorial on Monday, the Hindustan Times said that much of the debate had been drowned out by the rancour of the two main parties. “On many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1466901/india-voters-start-worlds-biggest-election
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    India begins voting with opposition BJP seen as likely to defeat Congress

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:44pm by AFP

    ... momentum on the promises of a surge in economic growth. The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party and its candidate for prime minister, Narendra Modi, pledged good governance and development as he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1467857/india-begins-voting-opposition-bjp-seen-likely-defeat-congress
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... populist pledges to create a massive number of manufacturing jobs and to restart India's stalled US$1 trillion infrastructure development programme. Conversations with top policy advisers ... deregulation-led growth. Bhagwati's colleague and writing partner, Arvind Panagariya, a former chief economist at the Asian Development Bank, is tipped by some in the BJP for a role in any Modi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1466535/indias-likely-next-leader-modi-seen-implementing-thatcher-reforms
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian writer Khushwant Singh dies, aged 99

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:25pm by AFP

    ... developer, he entered the diplomatic service in 1947 but soon tired of this and became a journalist and writer. His philandering fame was mainly self-cultivated. He looked after his wife devotedly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1453481/indian-writer-khushwant-singh-dies-aged-99
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian investors lose faith in opinion surveys amid poll-rigging scandal

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 06:02am by BLOOM

    ... for money. "I used to think there were one or two respectable polling agencies, but not any more," said Rao, 73, who helped develop India's polling industry in the '70s and remains chairman of Marketing and Development Research Associates. Investors are grappling with how much faith to put in surveys showing Narendra Modi's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1443899/indian-investors-lose-faith-opinion-surveys-amid-poll-rigging-scandal
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    One killed in accident at Indian nuclear submarine building yard

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 03:16pm by AFP

    ... at a ship building centre in the southeastern coastal city of Vishakhapatnam, the Defence Research and Development Organisation statement said. The incident occurred when one of the hatches flew off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1444280/one-killed-accident-indian-nuclear-submarine-building-yard
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    India passes bill creating new state despite MPs’ protests

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

    ... category” for the remaining rump of Andhra Pradesh for five years aimed at promoting industrial development. He also offered tax incentives for both Andhra and Telangana, even as angry lawmakers shouted “tear up the bill and throw it”. Supporters of Telangana say the region’s economic development has been neglected in favour of the richer and more powerful coastal region. India carved out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1432557/india-passes-bill-creating-new-state-despite-mps-protests
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian police kill seven Maoist rebels

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:37pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... and eastern India. Critics believe military action is not enough to stem the unrest, saying the real solution is better governance and development. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1430290/indian-police-kill-seven-maoist-rebels
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Slur gives 'tea boy' Narendra Modi boost in run for PM

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 12:51am by AFP

    ... is pitching a message of jobs, development, aspiration and social mobility. One of his perceived assets is his background as a lower caste former tea boy from western Gujarat who rose through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428044/slur-gives-tea-boy-narendra-modi-boost-run-pm

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