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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian PM Narendra Modi to fast during debut US visit

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... Thursday until October 3. Devotees install large idols in their houses and fast. On the last day, they immersed the idols in water, symbolising the triumph of good over evil.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1598384/indian-pm-narendra-modi-fast-during-debut-us-visit
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian PM Narendra Modi ups fashion ante for maiden US visit

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 01:13pm by AFP

    ... from a humble background who pulled himself up by the bootstraps. “I have no vices – I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t love parties, I try to spend 14-to-15 hours a day working and I thank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598647/indian-pm-narendra-modi-ups-fashion-ante-maiden-us-visit
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    India’s low-cost Mars mission enters last lap as spacecraft prepares to enter orbit

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:19pm

    ... Chandrayaan satellite found evidence of water on the moon. Although facing strong competition from China, India aspires to be a low-cost supplier of space technology and to grab a bigger slice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595391/indias-low-cost-mars-mission-enters-last-lap-spacecraft-prepares-enter
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    They're not from round here: Indian uranium boss dismisses deformities of villagers

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:48pm by BLOOM

    ... analysed then by the Centre for Science and Environment, a New Delhi-based environmental research and advocacy group, found drinking water with mercury levels 200 per cent above Indian government ... by a reporter in June from a stream leading out of the tailing pond area contained uranium levels 33 per cent higher than World Health Organisation drinking water guidelines. While local people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558473/theyre-not-round-here-indian-uranium-boss-dismisses-deformities-villagers
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Four students killed, more missing after Indian dam unleashes ‘wall of water’

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:59pm by Reuters, AFP

    ... Reuters in New Delhi and AFP in Shimla Indian rescuers found four dead and are searching for 20 others swept away by a sudden surge of water released from a dam while the group was bathing ... but were hit by a wall of water after the river Beas, in the mountainous northern state of Himachal Pradesh, spiked dangerously high yesterday. Some 50 engineering students from an engineering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528631/4-students-killed-more-missing-after-indian-dam-unleashes-wall-water
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Victorious Modi fights tears in first address to Indian parliament

    Posted May 20th 2014, 06:10pm by Reuters

    ... ruled for most of the 67 years since. Modi, 63, choked up and stopped his speech to drink water during his inaugural appearance in the round, colonial-era building. He addressed BJP lawmakers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1516239/victorious-modi-fights-tears-first-address-indian-parliament
  7. 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
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Power cuts amid heatwave sparks riots in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:33am by AP

    ... to 47 degrees Celsius have caused power demand to spike at 11,000 megawatts- far higher than the state's 8,000 MW capacity- triggering blackouts that shut down fans, city water pumps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1527700/power-cuts-amid-heatwave-sparks-riots-indian-state-uttar-pradesh
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Chinese admiral Wu Shengli denied look at Indian frigate's command centre

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 11:34pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... to Shanghai last year, the Hindustan Times reported. In March, India's navy rejected a Chinese request to allow PLA Navy ships to enter Indian waters to the search for the wreckage of missing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1497219/chinese-admiral-wu-shengli-denied-look-indian-frigates-command-centre
  10. 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

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