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  1. News - Asia - TOBACCO

    India plans to restrict cigarette sales to those aged at least 25

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 02:37am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Expert panel proposes cigarette sales be restricted to those aged at least 25, the highest in the world, and that trade in single sticks be banned India to raise minimum smoking age Health campaigners have welcomed India's unprecedented plans to raise the age for tobacco purchases to 25 and ban unpackaged cigarette sales, calling them a major ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - China - ENERGY

    Massive Himalayan hydropower dam comes on stream in Tibet

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:06am by AFP

    ... developed on Himalayan rivers to prompt concern in neighbouring India. The first generating plant at the 9.6 billion yuan (HK$12.1 billion) Zangmu Hydropower Station, which stands more than 3,300 metres above sea level, went into operation on Sunday, Xinhua said. The dam on the Yarlung Zangbo River, known as the Brahmaputra in India where it is a major waterway, will be 116 metres high ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to bring own car to summit

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 11:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kathmandu Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected the use of a bulletproof car provided by rival India for next week's summit of South Asian leaders in Kathmandu, a Nepalese official has said. Sharif "will be bringing his own car... all other vehicles for [visiting] heads of countries have come from India", said foreign ministry spokesman ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Armed supporters of Indian guru clash with police trying to storm ashram

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:38am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Barwala, India Clashes as police try to storm guru's compound Hundreds of armed supporters of a controversial guru clashed yesterday with baton-wielding riot police who tried to storm his fortified ashram and arrest him in northern India, officers said. Police fired tear gas and water cannon at devotees of the self-styled god-man who have spent days ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian premier Narendra Modi's estranged wife demands recognition

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:35am by AFP

    ... and Modi left her soon after. They were never divorced. "I am the wife of the honourable prime minister of India," stated the retired school teacher in a Right To Information (RTI) application filed in Gujarat state, where she lives with her brother. "I would like to know under what provisions of the law and the constitution of India am I being provided protection? As wife ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Stampede at Hindu temple kills at least 10, injures scores in India

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bhopal Hindu temple stampede kills at least 10 in India A stampede at a Hindu temple in central India killed at least 10 people and injured scores early yesterday, the latest in a string of deadly accidents at mass religious events, officials said. Hundreds of pilgrims gathered at a holy hill in Madhya Pradesh state for a ritual that involves rolling ...

  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Afghan and Pakistani leaders declare new era of cooperation after talks

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 07:40am by AFP

    ... billion dollar Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (Tapi) gas pipeline. The 1,800km Tapi project aims to link the gas fields of Central Asia to energy-hungry markets in Pakistan and India ... US-led invasion, and the cooperation of Islamabad is seen as crucial to long-term stability in Afghanistan. Pakistan has long been concerned about the influence of arch-rival India ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport

    We will learn from this disappointment: India captain

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manchester Mahendra Singh Dhoni hopes his charges will pick themselves up after stunning collapse India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni urged his side to absorb the lessons of their crushing cricket defeat at Old Trafford in time for this week's finale at the Oval. To win in south London and square the series at 2-2, India will have to bat vastly better ...




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