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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Nationalist plan to promote Hindi sparks language backlash in India

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 01:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Nationalist plan to promote Hindi sparks backlash Regional parties yesterday criticised moves by India's new nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi ... of Jammu and Kashmir, also criticised the move. He said that he regarded English and Urdu as the main languages in what is India's only Muslim-majority state. "Our country is so huge ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Coca-Cola plant in India closed by pollution authority

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lucknow Coke plant in India closed over waterrow Authorities in northern India have ordered the closure of a Coca-Cola bottling plant at the centre of protests ... beyond the permissible limits." The company has appealed against the closure order to India's environment court, the National Green Tribunal, saying the allegations are false. Hindustan ...

  3. Business - Money - INSIDER TRADING

    Hong Kong firm provides test for India's 'paper tiger'

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:19am by Reuters

    ... provides test for India's 'paper tiger' India's stock market watchdog, long lambasted as toothless, has more resources than ever before to spot rogue trades. Even though it has singled out a hedge fund as the target of its first major trading probe, detractors remain unconvinced. What they need to see is a high-profile bust. The Securities and Exchange Board of India ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Youthful chief of India's 'failed' Uttar Pradesh state vows to turn things around

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:58pm by AFP

    ... But the "critics are making me more strong. In a good way I will improve." Since he became India's youngest state minister two years ago, Yadav has struggled to shake off the impression that he ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pledge to settle border row offers chance to boost Sino-India ties

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Yi's visit to India. Seizing the diplomatic initiative, he met top officials including new Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay out a fresh vision for relations that have too often been ... and investment. It would make sense to use his experience as the model to rejuvenate India's flagging economy. China is only too aware of the opportunities. Premier Li Keqiang was the first foreign ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Teen in India gang-rape case sent to reform home for three years

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 08:01pm by AP

    ... sparked protests across the country and led to reforms of India’s antiquated sexual violence laws. The government, facing immense public pressure, had promised swift justice in the case. ... believe he was not a juvenile when the incident took place,” Singh said. In India, especially in rural areas, many people do not have their births properly registered, and school certificates ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian security forces kill 14 Maoist rebels

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 06:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Bhubaneswar

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bhubaneswar Security forces killed 14 Maoists in a firefight in eastern India on Saturday, police said, marking the latest bloodshed in a long conflict in which ... Corridor” that stretches throughout central and eastern India. Saturday’s battle occurred in the Padia forest area of mineral-rich but impoverished Orissa state some 650 kilometres southwest ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A new era of engagement for China and India

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:29pm by NEETA LAL

    ... Neeta Lal Neeta Lal says signs of closer ties between China and India since Modi's election victory may finally start to ease border and trade-deficit tensions between the two Asian giants Era of engagement Signalling a new effervescence in bilateral ties, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who spent two days in India this week as a special envoy of President Xi Jinping, described ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    India’s Sonia Gandhi discharged from hospital

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 10:41am by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi Sonia Gandhi, the leader of India’s ruling Congress Party and the country’s most powerful politician, has been discharged from a hospital after falling ill during a debate in Parliament, the health minister said on Tuesday. Gandhi underwent a series of medical tests during the five hours she spent in the hospital late on Monday and was then allowed ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China ready to end India border row, says Foreign Minister Wang Yi

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 03:43am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New Delhi China 'ready to end India border row' China was ready for a final settlement of its border disputes with India and prepared to invest more in the South ... are prepared to reach a final settlement," he said near the end of a two-day visit that included a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Wang did not elaborate. He arrived in India ...




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