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  1. Ex-major retains grudging respect for Japanese

    Posted Aug 15th 2005, 12:00am by Dominic Faulder

    ... 15th Army during ferocious fighting at Sangshak, in India's Naga Hills, near the Burmese (now Myanmese) border. Mr Brooks will mark the 60th anniversary of VJ Day today at his home ... Japanese forces to resupply for the onward push into India, where the Allied 14th Army, under General Bill Slim, was preparing to march back into Myanmar. General Mutaguchi resisted withdrawal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512253/ex-major-retains-grudging-respect-japanese
  2. Tightrope walk awaits premier in South Asia

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in Calcutta Wen Jiabao needs to project a neutral image during the four-nation trip Premier Wen Jiabao will embark on a four-nation visit to India and other South Asian countries next month in what is seen as a 'diplomatic tightrope walk'. Although nuclear neighbour India tops Mr Wen's agenda, he begins his tour on April 5 in Islamabad. After two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492980/tightrope-walk-awaits-premier-south-asia
  3. India quiz

    Posted Aug 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1 What is the southernmost point of India? 2 Which Indian city is known for its French culture? 3 Which Indian state produces the most tea? 4 Who was captain of the Indian cricket team when it won the cricket World Cup in 1983? 5 Who was named 'Star of the Millennium' in India? 6 Who played the male lead in the Indian movie Lagaan? 7 Which Indian state has the only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512201/india-quiz
  4. Manhunt for top militant

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and injured more than 150. Bangladesh's most-wanted man is believed to have slipped into India's West Bengal province with armed accomplices to evade the police dragnet in his country. West ... Islamist militant group Jumatul Mujahedeen, based in southern Satkhira district. Besides requesting that India hunt down Rahman- described as Saudi-educated and Taleban-trained- Bangladesh has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513903/manhunt-top-militant
  5. sound bites

    Posted Sep 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How does it feel to be presenting a Hindi theatre production in Hong Kong for the first time? What are your expectations? What makes Hey No Sorry! No Thanks! (which stars Sudha Chandran, among others) tick? Writer, director and producer of the show Pramod Singh (below): 'I'm excited. It's a great opportunity. Having performed all over India, this could be the next ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/516713/sound-bites
  6. Question of the week: Which political leader do you admire most?

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bhavna Aswani, 16 Delia School of Canada It has to be Mahatma Gandhi because he was a non-violent person. He helped people and they started admiring him because he encouraged them. He never gave up. Even when India was ruled by Britain, he still fought bravely. He was known as the father of the nation as he never discriminated against women. Jason Da Rosa, 16 South Island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/501662/question-week-which-political-leader-do-you-admire-most
  7. World's back office hits staffing crisis

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... but high-cost economies, India's outsourcing industry may now have to do some outsourcing itself. If India is suffering from a massive shortage of skilled labour, one reason is that only 25 per ... leave.' Another went: 'I am in well here and hope you are also in the same well.' With half of its 1.2 billion population aged under 25, how can India possibly be short of workers? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519615/worlds-back-office-hits-staffing-crisis
  8. Ex-PM faces more heat over riots

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party has defended its former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee after a bombshell interview by the former president implicated him in the Gujarat anti-Muslim riots in which more than 1,000 peopl ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491084/ex-pm-faces-more-heat-over-riots
  9. China, India loom large on flight plan

    Posted Sep 28th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... more access to the key emerging markets of China and India if its citizens are to reap the most benefits from an increasingly global market place, according to a Cathay Pacific-sponsored report ... to China, India and Japan. Cathay, like other airlines, is increasingly dependent on growth markets such as China and India to help counter the higher cost of jet fuel, which is expected to stay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/518115/china-india-loom-large-flight-plan
  10. Shelved asset sales put India reforms on hold

    Posted Aug 24th 2005, 12:00am by Shirish Nadkarni

    ... Economists fear left turn will slow economic growth and add to deficit, writes Shirish Nadkarni On August 15, as India marked the 58th anniversary of its independence from British rule, ... Manmohan Singh, who as finance minister was largely responsible for starting India's economic reforms 14 years ago, was fighting a losing battle. 'Following a decent start after it came ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513331/shelved-asset-sales-put-india-reforms-hold

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