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  1. Indians looking to learn from China

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Maseeh Rahman in New Delhi India and China represent two of Asia's giants, but India lags behind its neighbour in terms of economic growth. Economists are spending the weekend trying to work out why, and what each can teach the other, at an IMF forum in New Delhi. Lord Meghnad Desai of the London School of Economics, who opened the conference yesterday, predicted that India ...

  2. New-found friends

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... 'potential No1 enemy', more of a threat to India than even Pakistan. Soon afterwards, when India conducted a series of nuclear tests, China denounced them as irresponsible and immoral, ... China in the spring and met Premier Wen Jiabao. After his return to India, he declared China desired friendly relations with India. The trip by Mr Fernandes paved the way for an official visit ...

  3. Mob violence exposes India's jobs crisis

    Posted Nov 24th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... the government-run Indian Railways has been forced to suspend a recruitment drive in two provinces. Young Hindi-speaking job-seekers arriving from northern India were targeted in both flashpoint states, ... fact to policymakers- India's economic reforms may have attracted foreign investment and boosted GDP growth, but the boom has not created an evenly distributed demand for jobs. More than ...

  4. India, China discuss swapping border lands

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in Calcutta Exchange of territory might end the long-running dispute India and China discussed resolving their decades-old border row by exchanging disputed territories, ... The Indian team included Ashok Kant, East Asia division head in the Foreign Ministry and former Consul-General to Hong Kong. Mr Dai's seven-member team included China's ambassador to India ...

  5. India's hi-tech faultline

    Posted Dec 28th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... efficient governments. South India feels as though it could become another Singapore. The north looks impoverished and overpopulated. While politics in the north is dominated by inflammatory issues ... plummets, however, when combined with the north's economic sluggishness. The gulf is coming to be noticed outside India too. 'People have heard of Bangalore and Hyderabad because ...

  6. India's right to build a fence

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to 'India's monument to distrust' (Sunday Morning Post, August 17), by Asad Riaz Ahmed, which contains some inaccuracies in both tone and content. The government of India's decision to erect an electrified fence along the Line of Control is in response to continued, untenable and unwarranted support to terrorism in India from across the border. ...

  7. India's marital dash ties priests in knots

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am

    ... and photographers. Hotels across India have had to turn away people seeking venues for wedding receptions, and authorities in New Delhi- where 20,000 marriages are due to take place- have been taking action to prevent traffic jams. Orders banning the assembly of more than five people on roads, will be imposed to keep the traffic flowing. Wedding processions in India generally disrupt traffic because ...

  8. Gem Of India looks in sparkling form

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... Clint Hutchison John Size's Gem Of India indicated that he is bang on target for his first start, based on a highly impressive 1,050 metres dirt trial win at Sha Tin yesterday. ... about it yesterday when Gem Of India travelled up strongly on the bridle to come out a convincing winner. Gem Of India only finished worse than second once last term, and was runner-up ...

  9. China crowding India for a piece of the back office

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... these advantages are waking up to the advances made by mainland companies. This is not to say everyone in the outsourcing industry had been overconfident until now of the head start India enjoys ... projects,' he said last year. China has appeared to be joining India and the Philippines as a desirable outsourcing location with big names setting up operations there. HSBC and Microsoft already ...

  10. Wipro chief attacks India's abysmal infrastructure

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... India's richest man and chief of the software services giant Wipro, Asim Premji, has lashed out at the Indian government for its lackadaisical attitude towards infrastructure, saying ... were appalling, even in the capital, Bangalore, known as India's Silicon Valley, and constantly showcased as an international infotech hub. 'It's embarrassing. During a client ...




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