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  1. 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
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Death every five minutes makes India's roads the world's deadliest

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 08:48pm by BLOOM

    ... The deaths illustrate the downside of the country's motorisation: its roads are the world's deadliest, with 15 per cent of global traffic fatalities and only 1 per cent of the motor ... died in road accidents in India, which had 159.5 million registered motor vehicles, according to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. That's more than four times the 33,561 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554907/death-every-five-minutes-makes-indias-roads-worlds-deadliest
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Arundhati Roy prompts outrage with call for 'truth' about Mahatma Gandhi

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:40am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in Delhi Booker winner prompts anger with claim that doctrine of nonviolence accepted caste system It's time for the truth about Gandhi: author Arundhati Roy, the Booker ... of Thiruvananthapuram, Roy, 52, described the generally accepted image of Gandhi as a lie. "It is time to unveil a few truths about a person whose doctrine of nonviolence was based on the acceptance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556890/arundhati-roy-prompts-outrage-call-truth-about-mahatma-gandhi
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    After a 'terrible beating', India's President House in line for sympathetic makeover

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by GDN

    ... is to revert back to the original vision," said Omita Paul, secretary to the president. India's predicament with the palace began at the time of independence. Lord Mountbatten's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556656/after-terrible-beating-indias-president-house-line-sympathetic-makeover
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... outflow of foreign exchange," he said. Global arms firms are wooing India in the hope of landing multibillion-dollar and New Delhi is aiming to leverage some of that buying power to get ...

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

    At least 16 killed in pipeline explosion in Indian state of Andhra Pradesh

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... and distribution company and the damaged pipeline is used to transport pressurised natural gas for a power plant. The Times of India newspaper said villagers had complained of negligence as the pipeline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542061/least-16-killed-pipeline-explosion-indian-state-andhra-pradesh
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian uranium enrichment plant could raise stakes in nuclear arms race

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

    ... hegemony". "This is something that India has been trying to develop for a long time," said Tariq Azeem. "We don't want any nuclear race. That doesn't bode well for either ...

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

    Actress Preity Zinta alleges ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia molested and abused her

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by AFP

    ... language against her." Zinta issued a statement on Saturday describing it as a "difficult time". "My intention is not to harm anyone, but only to protect myself," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532909/actress-preity-zinta-alleges-ex-boyfriend-ness-wadia-molested-and-abused
  9. Lifestyle - Books - INDIA

    Book review: Capital: The Eruption of Delhi, by Rana Dasgupta

    Posted May 25th 2014, 03:42pm by David Wilson

    ... Commonwealth prize-winning observer Rana Dasgupta uses the mega-city as a vehicle for examining a key trend: the growth of the global elite. Since the economic floodgates opened in 1991, cash has ... better embodies the dynamic yet disruptive bent of the global economy's rise over the past 20 years, according to Dasgupta, who moved to Delhi from New York in 2000, lured by the love ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1518625/book-review-capital-eruption-delhi-rana-dasgupta
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian protests over power blackouts amid heatwave spread to New Delhi

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 12:26am by AFP

    ... air conditioners at certain times. Damage to some transmission lines during a recent thunderstorm in Delhi, home to more than 16 million people, has added to the problems. A political row has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530342/indian-protests-over-power-blackouts-amid-heatwave-spread-new-delhi

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