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  1. Tragic consequence of India's Aids phobia

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A man in India killed his wife and children and attempted suicide after he was wrongly diagnosed with Aids. The tragedy highlights the growing incidence of what psychiatrists describe as an Aids phobia sweeping the country. Madhav Rao is a 35-year-old factory welder from Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh. The state is the second worst affected by Aids in India. When ...

  2. The woman who should lead India

    Posted May 01st 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... Moreover, I feel very strongly about India being a secular state. By secular state, I mean one that will encompass all religions. The present government doesn't stand for that.' She looks ... I have never told a politician in 40 years of reporting: 'I know you are a good person. I can see that. I think India will be in good hands with you at the helm. Can we keep talking?' ...

  3. The view from India makes for better business in HK

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... monitor workmanship and to be able to make quick decisions about changes of, say, colour or material.' To cut down on the time and expense of constant trips to India, where 80 per cent ... Eve, who has just installed a very hi-tech and efficient point-of-sales system, controlled from India but able to network anywhere in the globe. Inside is now working on a plan to franchise ...

  4. Taboo of Aids in India is producing some unlikely unions

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Marriage seemed an impossible dream to most of India's 5.2 million HIV-positive citizens as they went about their lives with a death sentence hanging over them. Gradually, however, they began ... the chances of an uninfected Indian man marrying an HIV-positive woman, Mr Jani chuckled and said 'nil'. 'Does a widower in India look for a woman his age to marry? No, he'll try ...

  5. The greatest show on Earth

    Posted May 15th 2004, 12:00am by Uday Bhaskar

    ... Uday Bhaskar India's general elections are often billed as the biggest democratic show on the planet, and with good reason. This time, some 350 million voters went to the polls, ... Behari Vajpayee at the helm since early 1998, would be returned to power. Their theme was 'India Shining', and a 10.4 per cent growth rate in the last quarter of 2003 drove the point ...

  6. Pay up or you can't stand, MPs told

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in Calcutta The threat of being denied a chance to contest upcoming elections has finally convinced Indian politicians to pay their bills. MPs are queuing up to pay their overdue telephone, electricity and water bills after parliamentary Spe ...

  7. Indian crooner's voice one in a billion

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... Flora Wu With officially one billion people in India, it takes exceptionally good genes to make it as a Bollywood superstar and extraordinary talent to make it big as the voice behind ... was at Bombay Dreams Restaurant. At 11.30pm, just when the party was getting rowdy, CitySeen caught up with the velvet-voiced crooner. He has been called the Jacky Cheung of India, and though CitySeen ...

  8. Mainland foray marks airline's 50 years in HK

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... Tim Metcalfe The flagship carrier launches a twice-weekly service between Shanghai, New Delhi and Mumbai Air India is celebrating its 50th anniversary of flying to Hong Kong with the inauguration of scheduled flights to the mainland. The national carrier is showcasing the historic launch with a giant ice sculpture of the Taj Mahal, India's most famous icon, at the Harbin Ice ...

  9. A conflict of interests

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Instead of asking personally, US President George W. Bush should have instructed his Iraq managers to arrange for the new 25-member governing council to ask India to send peacekeeping ... if the United Nations had asked. 'India remains ready to respond to the urgent needs of the Iraqi people for stability, security, political progress and economic reconstruction,' announced ...

  10. Rapist fears for his life, appeals exile order

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle A convicted rapist facing deportation has asked the court to intervene because his life will be in danger and his family will be split up if he returns to India. Sukhmander ... of immigration and the permanent secretary for security to deport him back to his native India. In his application, Singh, whose wife is a permanent resident and whose daughter- also a permanent ...




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