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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... Agencies in New Delhi India's government raises defence spending by 12pc and targets more foreign investment for weapons industry in bid to close gap on China Military boosted ... will further open the domestic weapons industry to foreign investment to help rebuild the military and narrow the gap with China. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also laid out ambitious deficit-cutting ...

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

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

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

    ... trapped and were unable to leave. They were moved from Tikrit to the militant-held city of Mosul on Thursday against their will, the Indian foreign ministry said. The nurses told reporters ... at the airport, attributed their safe return to the "joined efforts" of the foreign affairs ministry, embassies and his state. "We worked together to get them back and we got a 100 per cent ...

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

    Indian uranium enrichment plant could raise stakes in nuclear arms race

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

    ... the honour of addressing a joint session of the US Congress during a visit to Washington in September. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Ed Royce wrote to House Speaker John ... Modi a visa in 2005 under a law barring foreigners who have committed "particularly severe violations of religious freedom". ...

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

    Rapes 'accidental', Indian politician declares

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:54am by AFP

    ... on foreigners in India. This year, a Danish tourist was gang-raped in central Delhi. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has faced severe criticism for his perceived insensitivity over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528117/rapes-accidental-indian-politician-declares
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Modi taps ex-spy, former general for key Indian security posts

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:12am by Reuters

    ... officer from the intelligence community to hold the post. By contrast, predecessor Shiv Shankar Menon is a member of the elite Indian Foreign Service- an expert on China and nuclear security known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523431/modi-taps-ex-spy-former-general-key-indian-security-posts
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Hopes for Pakistan reconciliation as Modi sworn in as new Indian prime minister

    Posted May 26th 2014, 11:35pm by AGENCIES

    ... US president Ronald Reagan or British leader Margaret Thatcher. One foreign editor has ventured Modi could be so transformative he turns out to be "India's Deng Xiaoping ", ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519806/hopes-pakistan-reconciliation-modi-sworn-new-indian-prime-minister
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi’s slimline 23-man cabinet ‘to speed up decision-making’

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:25pm by BLOOM

    ... Atal Bihari Vajpayee, inducted 21 ministers in 1998. Sushma Swaraj becomes foreign minister and Rajnath Singh will head the home ministry. After he was sworn in, Modi said the nation of 1.2 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1520158/narendra-modis-slimline-23-man-cabinet-speed-decision-making
  8. Lifestyle - Books - INDIA

    Book review: A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes, by Sam Miller

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 12:40pm by Victoria Burrows

    ... Victoria Burrows A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes by Sam Miller Penguin 4 stars Victoria Burrows The third book by journalist and writer Sam Miller is an impressively researched and thoroughly entertaining exploration of how India has been portrayed by foreigners through the millennia. Accounts stretch back to 500BC when Scylax, a Greek seafarer, returned from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1464714/book-review-strange-kind-paradise-india-through-foreign-eyes-sam
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    India reports successful anti-ballistic missile test to beef up defences

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:02am by Reuters

    ... parameter has been achieved." Currently, only a small club of nations including the United States, Russia and Israel possess an anti-ballistic missile system. India has fought three wars ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1498581/india-reports-successful-anti-ballistic-missile-test-beef-defences
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bibrugarh, India PM candidate Modi releases party's manifesto, confirming that it will ban foreign supermarkets Opposition BJP favoured to win as voting starts ... released his party's delayed manifesto that also included controversial Hindu nationalist policies. He confirmed that his party would ban foreign supermarkets from the US$500 billion retail ...

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

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