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  1. At the Games

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... with Alvin Sallay If world cricket has a big bad wolf, then that role must surely go to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which has stayed away from the Asian Games- much to the dismay of the organisers. Even Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, the president of the Olympic Council of Asia, expressed his disappointment at India's absence from the Games, where cricket ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731370/games
  2. The bee team is India's new political weapon

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am

    ... S.N.M. Abdi in Calcutta India's politicians are resorting to a new 'weapon' for settling scores- bees- forcing security agencies responsible for protecting VIPs to fall back ... in northern India. 'Much more than honey is at stake. Bees are important pollinators of flowers and crops. The insects also produce wax for candles', Mr Sharma said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710201/bee-team-indias-new-political-weapon
  3. Toilets are more important than phones

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but it is not so in India. In the Mumbai slum of Rafiq Nagar, there's not a single toilet for its 10,000 people. But nearly every family in the slum has a cell phone. Some have three. There were more than 670 million cell phone connections in India, but only 366 million Indians have access to a private toilet or latrine. Although everyone can buy a phone in India, it is not really good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733383/toilets-are-more-important-phones
  4. Little respite likely for beleaguered home owners

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Property prices in Australia's major metropolitan areas are continuing on their downward trend. The Housing Industry Association says sales of new homes in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide fell for the fourth straight month in September, prompti ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726929/little-respite-likely-beleaguered-home-owners
  5. India budget shows a deficit of vision

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... ambitions. It is India, where once again this year Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented a budget that proclaimed bold intentions but lacked imagination and was constrained by poor political vision that can see only elections as the distinguishing features on the economic landscape. Almost unnoticed by the global economic punditry, India has had 'a good crisis', as one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708700/india-budget-shows-deficit-vision
  6. The poor need real rupees, not symbols

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Deep Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Deep Kisor Datta-Ray India has unveiled a fancy new symbol for its currency. Replacing the staid 'Rs', the new keyboard-compatible symbol reduces four keystrokes to one. The new symbol is also designed to distinguish India's rupee from the clutter of other countries that also use the word- or some variation of it, like Indonesia's rupiah. Its wide use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720170/poor-need-real-rupees-not-symbols
  7. India too slow to tango with dragon

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... and India are neighbours, the giants of the world, its fastest growing economies, home to 35 per cent of the planet's population, and are at the same time the great hope for its future growth ... could do, China could do better and bigger. All four countries have paid court to India in recent weeks looking for business deals. President Barack Obama took 215 business leaders with him. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733963/india-too-slow-tango-dragon
  8. Hong Kong get 7-0 thrashing from India

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... With heavyweights like India, Pakistan and Japan in their group, Akbar Ali and his men can feel justified to think they are in a group of death. And Hong Kong were well and truly buried yesterday as they lost their opening match at the Aoti Hockey Field to India, going down 7-0. 'We were perhaps overawed by our opponents' reputation,' Hong Kong coach Kundan Singh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730596/hong-kong-get-7-0-thrashing-india
  9. China and India have boundaries to bridge

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China and India together account for one third of the world's population. In a year or two, when the Indian economy is expected to surpass Japan's on a purchasing power parity ... be excellent. Since 1990, trade has grown 232 times and should reach US$60 billion this year. China is now India's biggest trading partner. Their economies are complementary: China's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729536/china-and-india-have-boundaries-bridge
  10. Will India's Chinese finally get justice?

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Maseeh Rahman Forty-eight years after China declared a unilateral ceasefire to end the 1962 Sino-Indian border conflict, an extraordinary event took place this month in India ... was expressed for their inhuman treatment by the government after the border war. In 1962, Assam was part of a larger administrative zone that lay at the intersection of three countries- India, China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731847/will-indias-chinese-finally-get-justice

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