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  1. The politics of food, and a lesson for China and India

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have long warned that rising standards of living and demands for high-protein food in emerging powers such as India and China will increasingly strain world supply. The Nomura report, however, ... consumption. Rising affluence in places like China and India need not- and must not- translate into the same decadent food consumption patterns found in many developed countries. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724577/politics-food-and-lesson-china-and-india
  2. India braces to renew battle with flowering bamboo forests

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S.M.N. Abdi in Calcutta A failure to harvest the plants quickly will put the northeast at risk of famine New Delhi is waging a new battle in India's insurgency-wracked northeast, ... and attack standing crops and food grain stocks. Authorities in India have pulled out all stops to avert an ecological disaster in an 18,000 sq km region spread across the northeastern states ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431690/india-braces-renew-battle-flowering-bamboo-forests
  3. India's shine hard to spot through the chronic pollution

    Posted Apr 12th 2004, 12:00am by Mark Williams

    ... The Indian population is paying the ultimate price for its relentless drive towards affluence, writes Mark Williams It's a lethal combination. India's smog-shrouded march towards developed nation status and a slothful political culture are conspiring to kill thousands of people every year. With the economy barrelling along at more than 8 per cent growth this year, India ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451760/indias-shine-hard-spot-through-chronic-pollution
  4. India's roads take a turn for the better

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Torrential monsoon rains are disrupting life in most parts of India, but 250,000 labourers working on widening the country's highways are not letting mud stop them. By erecting gigantic tarpaulins to protect the patch of ground they are digging or installing pumps to suck out the rainwater, work goes on. This is one infrastructure project that India is determined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421453/indias-roads-take-turn-better
  5. North India sweats on monsoon

    Posted Jun 24th 2005, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... function,' said Ritu Malhotra. A bank clerk, she lives in a west New Delhi suburb where power cuts last up to six hours, water is rationed and tempers are frayed. North India is burning in the heat ... almost 250 people have died of sunstroke in the past fortnight in north India. No one- from prisoners to hospital patients- has been spared. 'My mother had a hysterectomy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/505677/north-india-sweats-monsoon
  6. India warns of Tibet lake overflow

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

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in Calcutta New Delhi urged Beijing to act yesterday over a lake in Tibet that was pumping water into a river which burst its banks in India's Himachal Pradesh state bordering China. 'We have requested that the Chinese authorities monitor the lake around the clock and keep us informed,' Home Secretary V.K. Duggal said. He said Chinese officials had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506226/india-warns-tibet-lake-overflow
  7. India issues warning on overflowing lake

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

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in Calcutta New Delhi urged Beijing to act yesterday over an artificial lake in Tibet that was pumping water into a river which burst its banks in India's Himachal Pradesh state bordering China. 'We have requested that the Chinese authorities monitor the lake around the clock and keep us informed,' Home Secretary V.K. Duggal said after an emergency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506224/india-issues-warning-overflowing-lake
  8. Police in India hunt flood 'hero' over theft of $30m in aid

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in Calcutta A senior bureaucrat hailed as an Asian hero by Time magazine is on the run- wanted by police for allegedly stealing more than $30 million meant for rehabilitating flood victims in India's poorest state. Ironically, barely eight months ago, Gautam Goswami was feted by Time as an 'officer who saves India's flood victims'. But last month, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/503252/police-india-hunt-flood-hero-over-theft-30m-aid
  9. India to lose wind from its sails

    Posted Oct 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... A poor monsoon spells trouble for a high-flying stock market, Chris Oliver reports India's poor monsoon this year spells trouble for the stock market. Overall rainfall was only about ... diminished spending power for hundreds of millions of rural residents and an inevitable slow down in consumer and industrial demand, says the chief investment officer of HSBC's India fund, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/472640/india-lose-wind-its-sails
  10. A blueprint to keep India shining

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... Mike Moore The condescending jokes about India are legendary: India is the economy of the future, and always will be; In an Indian car, everything makes a noise except the horn; Poor India: 200 years of British imperialism and 50 years of the London School of Economics. I am not sure which did the most damage. When I was director-general of the World Trade Organisation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/463583/blueprint-keep-india-shining

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