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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... what it saw as Marxist or western influence on textbooks. Professor Yellapragada Sudershan Rao took up his post as chair of the Indian Council of Historical Research last month. Rao immediately caused controversy by criticising alleged Marxist influence on Indian historical studies and western-inspired research methods. He also said he believed the Hindu literary epics, the Ramayana ...

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

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

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

    ... Food" national campaign. "Nevertheless, despite the mishaps and compromises, Lutyens' design intent was by and large preserved," said Menon. With one tragic exception- a lot ...

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

    India approves historic anti-corruption law

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 06:11pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi The Lokpal, or watchdog, bill will allow an independent ombudsman to prosecute politicians and civil servants India’s parliament on Wednesday passed legislation to create a powerful anti-graft watchdog following a mass an ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1385155/india-approves-historic-anti-corruption-law
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... Agencies in New Delhi Hopes for Pakistan reconciliation as Modi sworn in Narendra Modi took the oath of office as India's new prime minister at the sprawling presidential palace yesterday, a moment made more historic by the presence of the leader of arch-rival Pakistan. Modi's inauguration is the first to which India invited leaders from across South Asia. Heads ...

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

    Victorious Modi fights tears in first address to Indian parliament

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

    ... leading the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a historic victory in a ballot that ended on Friday. He is likely to take his oath of office to lead the world’s biggest democracy on Monday. The win ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1516239/victorious-modi-fights-tears-first-address-indian-parliament
  6. 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

    ... instead". Miller has a formidable knowledge of Indian history. In A Strange Kind of Paradise, he combines wide-ranging historical research with amusing personal anecdotes in 15 whimsically titled ... Miller an obviously fake Mauryan terracotta head. From this rather unglamorous start, the book weaves through historical sources over the millennia, including the Buddhist monk, Tripitaka, who ...

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

    Indian writer Khushwant Singh dies, aged 99

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:25pm by AFP

    ... scenes. He is best remembered for his historical novel Train to Pakistan, which recounts the tragedy and bloodshed of the partition of the subcontinent in 1947 into India and Pakistan. Born ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1453481/indian-writer-khushwant-singh-dies-aged-99
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    India far-right party supports Hindu nationalist Modi for PM

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 08:41pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... earlier not to field MNS candidates to preserve the BJP’s ties with traditional ally Shiv Sena and avoid splitting the vote against Congress in Maharashtra. After Shiv Sena took power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1444600/india-far-right-party-supports-hindu-nationalist-modi-pm
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    First Indian film museum to open in Bollywood city of Mumbai

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:05am by AFP

    ... with big gaps in the country's rich cinema heritage- many of India's early films, for example, were not preserved. The last remaining print of India's first "talkie", ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1444695/first-indian-film-museum-open-bollywood-city-mumbai
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    More than 100 die in historic Indian cold snap

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 11:05am

    ... Associated Press in Lucknow More than 100 people have died of exposure as northern India deals with historically cold temperatures. Police spokesman Surendra Srivastava said on Thursday that at least 114 people have died from the recent cold in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Many were poor people whose bodies were found on sidewalks or in parks. The weather department said temperatures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1119685/more-100-die-historic-indian-cold-snap

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