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  1. Indian troops face trial for gang rape

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in Calcutta The Calcutta high court has ordered the arrest and trial of five Indian border guards who allegedly gang-raped a Bangladeshi woman but had been shielded from ... and two children, aged four and six, were trying to enter India's West Bengal state illegally in February last year by crossing the Ichhamati River near Basirhat when they were intercepted ...

  2. Australian police mission to prop up former colony begins

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... crash, only to be dragged away, still bleeding, and gang-raped by raskols. A van full of flight attendants on their way to the airport was also held up and the women raped. Tackling the scourge ...

  3. India foils attempt to bring China into South Asian group

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S.N.M Abdi in Calcutta India has thwarted a bid by smaller neighbours to make China a permanent member of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (Saarc). A senior Indian ... dominated by India, ahead of this week's Saarc summit in Thimpu, Bhutan. But the proposal- seconded by Pakistan and Bangladesh- was dropped from the agenda of the Thimpu summit after Bhutan, ...

  4. Unfazed by attacks, Tourism Board pushes India links

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... arrivals from India have increased by more than 70 per cent. Last year, visitor numbers grew by 8 per cent, while in the first nine months of this year the number reached 268,916, a 13.5 per cent increase over the same period last year. India, with its rapidly growing economy and rising middle class, has been targeted as a key market as European and North American markets slow down. Tarun ...

  5. India denies standoff with Chinese warships

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S.N.M.Abdi in New Delhi India is disputing reports of Chinese warships forcing an Indian submarine to surface during a standoff in waters off Somalia last month. 'None of our ... of India that Indian and Chinese submarines regularly 'stalked and tracked each other's naval ships to record their acoustic, propeller and electro-magnetic signatures, ...

  6. Writing is on the wall for globalised India

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and social changes, and the massive inequality which defines Indian society, making it a fertile breeding ground for the new generation of extremist. At risk is not just India but, in an increasingly interconnected world, the global future. It is up to India's elite to take heed of Mr Evans' warning, transform itself into an instrument of social change and stem the slide to extremism. ...

  7. Indians turning to holidays 'next door'

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charukesi Ramadurai in Mumbai The fastest-growing aviation route out of India is to China, according to a recent article in the Indian business newspaper The Economic Times. During ... 'Their culture is as ancient as India's, yet the country is modernising very quickly, and this is fascinating for Indians. With China being in the news so much, many Indians want to go ...

  8. Group of 49 repatriated boatpeople arrive in Bangladesh

    Posted Mar 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... to Calcutta. From Calcutta by bus we sent them to Dhaka from where, on transportation arranged by us, they reached their villages today [Monday],' an India-based Bangladeshi diplomat dealing with the repatriation said. Most have been sent back to villages near the fishing town of Cox's Bazar. 'If more Bangladeshis are found among those boatpeople in India or elsewhere, we shall indeed ...

  9. Africa's awakening stirs China and India

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Jonathan Power The purchase of a 20 per cent stake in South Africa's highly successful Standard Bank by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is the biggest foreign direct investment in South Africa since the demise of apartheid. This signif ...

  10. India has the imagination to give profit precedence over politics

    Posted Feb 15th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... is easily imagined elsewhere. I have just described how Hutchison Telecommunications sold its 67 per cent of India's fourth-largest mobile operator, Hutchison Essar, to Britain-based Vodafone ... much of the deal and sold the stock heavily afterwards. And that certainly has to be a comment on the relative investment merits of India and mainland China. While share prices in Shanghai rose ...




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