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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India government seeks to reverse gay ban ruling

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 05:48pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi India’s government asks Supreme Court to review ruling upholding colonial-era law criminalising gay sex India’s government on Friday filed a petition in the Supreme Court asking it to review a ruling that upheld the constitutionality of a colonial-era law criminalising gay sex. The government asked in its plea for the top court to reconsider its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1386801/india-government-seeks-reverse-gay-ban-ruling
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Top Indian court upholds colonial-era law criminalising homosexuality

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 03:37pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a colonial-era ban on gay sex that enables the jailing of homosexuals in a major setback for rights ... with Wednesday’s outcome. “Such a decision was totally unexpected from the top court. It is a black day for the community,” Arvind Narayan, a lawyer of the Alternative Law Forum gay rights group, told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1378224/top-indian-court-upholds-law-making-gay-sex-crime
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemns rapes in his country

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:08pm by AFP

    ... often taboo subjects such as sexual violence, foeticide, religious unrest and a lack of toilets. The right-wing Hindu nationalist also restated his solidarity with the wider South Asian region ... in shame," Modi said. "The law will take its own course but as a society every parent has a responsibility to teach their sons the difference between right and wrong." Anger over sexual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574484/indian-prime-minister-narendra-modi-condemns-rapes-his-country
  4. Property - International - INDIA

    India paves way for reit market

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 03:50am by Bloomberg

    ... India's market become more institutionalised, said Shobhit Agarwal, a joint managing director of capital markets at JLL. "The legislation has come at the right time," Agarwal said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1567068/india-paves-way-reit-market
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    India outsources chores as servant culture shifts

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... to housewives. Getting the right people is tough... and you’ve got to keep track of them BHAVIN SHAH "People have stopped doing things the old-fashioned way. The labour costs for full-time staff ... said Bhavin Shah, who runs dehydrated meals company Satvita Foods and regularly uses Get My Peon for deliveries after previously employing his own runner. "Getting the right kind of people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557714/india-outsources-chores-servant-culture-shifts
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... department would have liked. Jaitley told parliament the right-wing government, in office since May, inherited a challenging situation of low growth and high inflation from the previous Congress ...

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

    Indian politician apologises after threatening opponent with rape

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 01:50am by AFP

    ... even his own wife Nandini said the lawmaker was out of line. "I feel terrible about it. Whatever he has said, it is not right being a member of the parliament," she told reporters. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544597/indian-politician-apologises-after-threatening-opponent-rape
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives tips to BJP's first-time MPs

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Modi hands out tips to first-time MPs Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered guidelines on public conduct to first-time MPs of his right-wing party, including tips on body language. During a speech at a closed-door training session, Modi told Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmakers to cultivate their knowledge in an area of their choice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543215/indian-prime-minister-narendra-modi-gives-tips-bjps-first-time-mps
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    George Orwell's colonial Indian bungalow being restored to house a museum

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:45pm by GDN

    ... was an Englishman, he was anti-imperialist and wrote against colonial exploitation. It's only right that we should honour his memory." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544465/george-orwells-colonial-indian-bungalow-being-restored-house-museum
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Four dead after Indian train derails in suspected Maoist attack

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:13pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... If confirmed as an attack by the Maoists, it would be the first by the insurgents since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party came to power last month after an election ... and Maharashtra. Many of the rebels say they are fighting authorities for land, jobs and other rights for poor tribal groups. The Maoist insurgency has cost thousands of lives. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540239/four-dead-after-india-train-derails-suspected-attack

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