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  1. News - China

    Latest Tibetan self-immolation in China takes toll to 62

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 04:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Dharamshala, India

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dharamshala, India A 24-year-old Tibetan has died after setting himself on fire in China’s northwest province of Qinghai, the exiled Tibetan government said, taking the death toll from such protests to 62. It said Sangdhak Tsering, who had a three-year-old son, killed himself on Saturday shortly after a female taxi driver died in the same area in a similar ...


    Why Modi’s India is warming to China

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:20am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... Debasish Roy Chowdhury debasish.roy@scmp.com When Xi Jinping arrives in India today, he will find in Narendra Modi a leader much more open than in the past to working with China Sino-India ties set for leap forward President Xi Jinping should find the “handshake across the Himalayas” a lot warmer than usual when he starts his India trip today. As India prepares to overcome ...

  3. Business - Companies

    China, India buying up more diamond than can be produced

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 02:46pm by Eric Ng

    ... demand growth led by China and India, according to De Beers, the world’s largest producer of the gem stone. In the next decade, demand is projected to grow on average 1 to 1.5 percentage point ... Beers said the growth of the middle class saw both China and India record 12 per cent of compound annual growth in diamond sales in local currency terms between 2008 and 2013. In the US, ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    India and China in wary dance as Xi Jinping prepares for South Asia trip

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 12:46pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi President will travel to Sri Lanka and the Maldives ahead of his visit to India as Beijing and New Delhi continue to jockey for position in longstanding ... and a Formula One track – all just 250km from India’s coast. The president’s trip to the site, next to a major Chinese-funded commercial port, will provide a vivid reminder of Beijing’s growing economic ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA/PAKISTAN

    India, Pakistan scramble to help flood victims as death toll reaches 400

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 05:24pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Jhang, Pakistan The death toll from floods in Pakistan and India reached 400 on Tuesday as armies in both countries scrambled to help the victims and authorities ... in Pakistan while 200 perished in India, while nearly 700 people have been injured, officials said. According to Ahmad Kamal, spokesman for Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority, ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    India voters start world’s biggest election

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 12:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Nation's’s 814-million-strong electorate are forecast to inflict a heavy defeat on the ruling Congress party, led by India’s famous Gandhi dynasty, which has been ... by India’s famous Gandhi dynasty. Watch: Indian voters kick off world's biggest election Voting began at 7.00am local time in six constituencies in tea-growing and insurgency-wracked areas ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hungry India's challenge is rice, not ice

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:48pm by RAJESH SHARMA

    ... Rajesh Sharma Rajesh Sharma says need-based community projects can go a long way India rises to the rice bucket challenge to feed the hungry Pouring a bucket of iced water over one's ... with an incurable disease. As ice bucket fever gripped the world, in Hyderabad, in the south of India, the "rice bucket challenge" was started by a woman, Manju Latha Kalanidhi. Her challenge ...

  8. News - Asia - WEATHER

    More than 300 die in landslides and floods in India and Pakistan

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:23am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Srinagar New Delhi offers Kashmir federal help, while more than 300 die in India and Pakistan Floods a national disaster, says Modi, as toll soars Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew over the Kashmir valley yesterday to see first hand the worst flooding there in 60 years. "This is a national level disaster," Modi said, promising the state federal ...

  9. News - Asia - DISASTER

    Over 300 killed as floods devastate India and Pakistan

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 10:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Srinagar Huddled with his elderly landlords on the top floor of his inundated home in India’s Srinagar, Parvaiz Bukhari can see neighbours making a desperate ... resulting from onrushing flood waters in the Indus. In India, local reports put the death toll in Jammu and Kashmir from the recent flooding at least 175. Across Srinagar, a city of 900,000, many ...




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