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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Death toll rises to 51 dead, 100 missing after landslide engulfs Indian village

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:20pm by Associated Press in Malin, India

    ... Associated Press in Malin, India Heavy rains are restricting rescue work at the site of a huge landslide in western India that submerged a whole village, claiming at least 51 lives ... village in western India rose to 51. Rescuers are still looking for about 100 people missing and feared dead, after another 10 bodies were pulled out of the debris overnight. “We have reached ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Vettel claims 4th straight world Formula One title

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 07:38pm by Associated Press in Greater Noida, India

    ... Associated Press in Greater Noida, India One day, Sebastian Vettel says this will all sink in. Right now, he’s still too young to appreciate his fourth straight Formula One championship. The 26-year-old Red Bull driver won the Indian Grand Prix from the pole on Sunday with a clinical ride. He became the third driver to win four consecutive F1 championships, joining Juan Manuel Fangio ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Modi broke taboo on women's rights in India; now action must follow

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time India acted on women's rights New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won praise after his first independence day speech in August for not shying away from awkward ... antenatal and neonatal care and a choice of safe contraception. India ranks near the bottom of developing nations for percentage of GDP spent on health care, and way under World Health Organisation ...

  4. News - Asia - US-India relations

    Obama to visit India in January, talk with Modi

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 10:14am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington DC US President Barack Obama will visit India in January to attend Republic Day celebrations and meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the White House said Friday. Obama will attend the January 26 ceremony, which commemorates the enactment of India’s Constitution in 1950, as chief guest and become the first US president to attend the event, according ...

  5. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Australia and India pledge closer defence and security ties

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 10:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Day after sealing landmark trade deal with Beijing, Canberra plays host to Narendra Modi, with defence, security and trade on the agenda India latest to promise closer ties with Australia India and Australia vowed closer defence and security ties yesterday while stressing the importance of economic cooperation, a day after Canberra sealed a huge ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH ASIA

    India shifts from importing weapons to exporting them

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 02:46am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in New Delhi World's biggest weapons importer is fostering home industry in bid to become major exporter India seeks to arm itself, and others For more than a decade, India shopped around the world in search of a deal for more than US$1 billion worth of helicopters to replace about 200 of its military's ageing light-utility aircraft. But in August, ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    India plans to cash in on global demand for ancient remedies

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:14am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Government launches drive to capitalise on the multibillion-dollar market for ancient remedies India to cash in on holistic medicine India's new government has launched a drive to promote the country's ancient therapies as it seeks to cash in on the multibillion-dollar global market for holistic medicine. India claims to have natural ...

  8. News - Asia - TRADE

    India wins US support for massive food stockpiling scheme

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 10:55pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New Delhi Two countries reach agreement on massive stockpiling scheme, paving the way for the biggest global trade deal in 20 years India wins food plan support from U.S. India ... concessions. Under the pact with Washington, India will lift a veto on a global agreement on streamlining customs rules that is likely to add US$1 trillion to the world economy as well as 21 million ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    India’s Modi expands cabinet to speed up economic reforms

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:02pm by AGENCIES

    ... by critics of sometimes fomenting religious conflict in India, which has a large Muslim minority. Parrikar's likely appointment would ease the burden on Arun Jaitley, who has been juggling both ... up decision-making and slash India's notorious bureaucracy. Modi, who is single, is widely known as a workaholic intent on shaking India's economy out of its doldrums. Modi wants ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    India withdraws warships from Calcutta after attack warning

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 11:01pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New Delhi India moves ships over Calcutta attack warning India's navy withdrew two warships from the eastern port of Calcutta after intelligence agencies warned ... that he not be named in line with state police policy. Calcutta remained on high alert, K.S.Dhatwalia, a spokesman for India's Home Ministry, said from New Delhi yesterday. He declined ...




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