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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor 'died of drug overdose'

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Minister's wife killed by drug overdose: report The wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor, who was found dead in a luxury hotel after accusing her husband of having an affair, is thought to have died of a drug overdose. Tharoor, 57, the junior human resources development minister, found his wife Sunanda Pushkar dead on Friday in her ...

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    Party of India's Narendra Modi may change 'no first use' nuclear doctrine

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 12:20am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... interpreted this as a possible reversal of the "no first use" policy, adopted after the country's first nuclear tests in 1998. India's current policy prohibits it from initiating ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Presidential frontrunner Narendra Modi puts China, Pakistan on notice

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:31am by Reuters

    ... Party (BJP), but he has praised former BJP prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee- who ordered a series of nuclear tests in 1998- for adopting a strategy based on both shakti and shanti, Sanskrit ...

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    Indian boxing star Vijender Singh tests negative after heroin charge

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... investigations against him. The 27-year-old gave blood and urine samples to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) earlier this month, with the test results on him and four other boxers returning negative. “A full menu test was conducted which included testing for psychotropic substances. Tests were only carried out on blood and urine samples,” the sports ministry said in a statement. “The ...

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    Indian Olympic boxer Vijender Singh takes dope test after heroin charge

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 06:50pm by AFP

    ... The boxer had earlier refused to be tested by Punjab Police, who while investigating his links to an alleged dealer in a US$24 million drug haul last month said Vijender had taken heroin 12 times. ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Indian Olympic bronze-medallist boxer Vijender Singh has undergone dope tests as ordered by the government after police accused him of consuming heroin, ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Ban on cosmetics testing boosts animal welfare in India

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi Legislation reflects change in Indian attitudes yet thousands of starving cows still roam streets Ban on cosmetics testing a boost for animal rights In India, ... for food and countless stray dogs. But the animal rights movement is celebrating what it hopes is a shift in Indian attitudes, most recently exemplified in a ban on the testing of cosmetics ...

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    One killed in accident at Indian nuclear submarine building yard

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

    ... and hit the workers during pressure testing of a part of the submarine. "One person, a contractual worker lost his life in the accident. Two others were injured and are under treatment," ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Cancer drug maker Novartis loses India patent battle

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 01:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Landmark ruling could help the poor get access to affordable medicines India’s Supreme Court rejected on Monday a patent bid by Swiss drug giant Novartis in a landmark ruling that activists say will protect access to cheap generic drugs and save lives in developing nations. Novartis fought a seven-year legal battle to gain patent protection ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    India Olympic boxer Vijender Singh 'took heroin 12 times'

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 03:18pm by AFP

    ... any drug use was done out of competition. “Heroin is a banned drug, but an athlete can be punished only if he tests positive in ‘in-competition’ testing,” NADA director-general Mukul ... and a US$24-million drug haul last month. Police in northwestern Punjab said investigations showed both Vijender, who won a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and fellow boxer Ram Singh procured the drug ...

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    Mumbai opens monorail in bid to ease traffic congestion

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 01:44am by AFP

    ... "The fundamental issue is that the project is only half finished. So you can call the current stage just a pilot or a test of the hardware. It will not be a game changer," said Ashok ...




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