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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Billionaire Nandan Nilekani tells Bangalore voters he can't be bought

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:47pm by WASHPOST

    ... the shortage of water. A group of veiled Muslim women point to heaps of uncollected trash in the park. "Politics is the biggest lever of change; it is the key to everything else- jobs, urban ... Nandan Nilekani. I hear he is very rich," said Suresh Babu, 48, a small shopkeeper. "Can such a big man understand our poor people's problems of water shortages and broken sewer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1484601/billionaire-nandan-nilekani-tells-bangalore-voters-he-cant-be-bought
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Rural Punjabis poisoned by pesticide take 'Cancer Express' to hospital

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 10:21pm by BLOOM

    ... they will not return. Pesticides overused on wheat fields critical to feeding Indians that end up in drinking supplies or arsenic in water drained by wells may have led to the lung cancer that convulses Mahendra's mother-in-law. In a country where one in five rural households has no drinking water, sanitation or electricity, Punjab is India's most-irrigated state. Yet chemicals such as arsenic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1343088/rural-punjabis-poisoned-pesticide-take-cancer-express-hospital
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    India drops anti-piracy charges against Italian marines

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:35pm by Reuters

    ... The sailors, part of a military security team protecting a privately-owned cargo ship, say they mistook the fishermen for pirates and fired warning shots into the water during the incident in February ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1434309/india-drops-anti-piracy-charges-against-italian-marines
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Boat capsizes in Indian reservoir, 22 drowned

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 03:29pm by Associated Press

    ... Relief Commissioner Prabat Ranjan Mahapatra said. Police, firefighters and emergency workers pulled dozens of survivors from the water, state official Pradeep Kumar Mahapatra said. Survivors said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1425175/eleven-drown-after-boat-capsizes-indian-river
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Tourists in Andaman Islands boat capsize tragedy had no life jackets

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 05:28pm by AFP

    ... not arrive for two hours, officials and survivors said yesterday. A total of 29 people were plucked from the waters off the coast of the remote archipelago on Sunday afternoon and nine of them ... As the water seeped in, it started sinking from the back. In less than 10 minutes, the boat had sunk," survivor G. Preethy told The Times of India. "Some 12 of us held on to a raft for help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1414955/dozens-killed-tourist-boat-sinks-indias-coast
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian police have video and photos of gang rape ordered by village elder

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:11am by Bloomberg

    ... involved in the case. It will  have a reliable electricity and water supply, he said. India has undergone an unprecedented national debate about the safety of women since the 2012 gang rape ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1416282/indian-police-have-video-and-photos-gang-rape-ordered-village-elder
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Tens of thousands join India anti-graft party

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 06:03pm by Agence France Press in New Delhi

    ... As well as setting up the anti-corruption hotline, the AAP has slashed electricity bills and promised limited free water supplies. The AAP’s growing popularity seems also to have rattled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1403147/tens-thousands-join-india-anti-graft-party
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    India approves historic anti-corruption law

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 06:11pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... premier Manmohan Singh. The father of the anti-corruption campaign, social crusader Anna Hazare, drank coconut water to break a nine-day fast that he was staging to push for the bill in his home ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1385155/india-approves-historic-anti-corruption-law
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Fire ravages slum in India’s Mumbai

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 09:16pm by AFP

    ... to douse the flames. Sixteen fire engines, eight water tankers and three ambulances rushed to the scene in the city’s southern tip after the blaze broke out late morning, the fire brigade said. ... seen standing on their tin roofs chucking water from buckets and spraying it from hosepipes to try to save their homes. “The fire is still on but we have control over it,” an officer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1362236/fire-ravages-slum-indias-mumbai
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Millions of New Delhi residents vote in city polls

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 03:55pm by AP

    ... of power and water in the city of nearly 17 million people. “It is time for the Congress to quit,” said Harsh Vardhan, the BJP’s candidate for the chief minister’s post. He appeared to voice some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1372867/voting-begins-polls-new-delhi

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