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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH ASIA

    Pakistan waging proxy war in Kashmir, Narendra Modi says on visit to region

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... minister to visit the town of Kargil since more than 1,000 people died there in a battle fought 15 years ago. Modi landed in the remote Himalayan town a day after India and Pakistan traded ... countries. Since then, India has maintained a heavy military presence in Kargil, in the remote mountainous region of Ladakh. Kargil, where more than half the 20,000-strong population is Muslim, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1572367/pakistan-waging-proxy-war-kashmir-narendra-modi-says-visit-region
  2. News - Asia

    India police turn water cannon on gang-rape protesters in New Delhi

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:06pm

    ... police of refusing to help find those responsible because they belonged to a low caste. India revised its laws on sex attacks in the wake of the December 2012 gang rape of a student on a bus ... at India’s treatment of women. Rights activists and politicians said the latest cases showed authorities in Uttar Pradesh were “not serious” about tackling sexual crimes. Asked at a press conference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523812/india-police-fire-water-cannon-gang-rape-protesters-new-delhi
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Celebrations as India creates new southern state of Telangana

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 01:05pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hyderabad, India Celebrations erupted in southern India to mark the creation of the new state of Telangana on Monday at the culmination of a separatist campaign stretching back nearly six decades. Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao, who at one stage went on hunger strike as part of the push to create what is India’s 29th state, was sworn in as chief minister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523750/celebrations-india-creates-new-southern-state-telangana
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Three suspects confess to raping two teenage girls in India

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Lucknow Suspects confess to rape and murder Three detained suspects have confessed to the gang rape and slaying of two teenage girls found hanging from a tree. Their admissions came as the search for two more suspects continued for a fourth day. India has a long history of tolerance for sexual violence. But the gang rape and killing of the cousins in Uttar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523258/three-suspects-confess-raping-two-teenage-girls-india
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Outrage grows in India over two rape cases in Uttar Pradesh

    Posted May 30th 2014, 10:47pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Lucknow, India Outrage grew in India yesterday over two shocking rape cases as the new government said it was planning to set up a special crisis cell to ensure justice ... state of Uttar Pradesh were "not serious" about tackling sexual crimes. India revised laws on sex attacks in the wake of the 2012 gang rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1522163/outrage-grows-india-over-two-rape-cases-uttar-pradesh
  6. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Narendra Modi pledges US$1 billion in Indian aid to Nepal during visit

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 03:01pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Kathmandu Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes pledge during a rare visit to Kathmandu, as part of bid to check China's growing influence in region India to give US$1b ... to shore up ties with India's neighbours since sweeping to power at national elections in May, in a bid to check China's sway in the region. "I hope my visit will open a new chapter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1565532/indias-modi-heads-nepal-regional-diplomacy-push
  7. News - Asia - DISASTER

    109 killed and scores missing as storms cause landslides in Nepal

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 04:09pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kathmandu Monsoon landslides and flooding kill at least 109 The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed ... in waterlogged homes, waiting for rescue by helicopters, said Home Ministry spokesman Laxmi Prasad Dhakal. The rain has damaged roads across the country's western plains bordering India, with poor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574918/53-killed-and-scores-missing-storms-cause-landslides-nepal
  8. News - Asia

    Five suspects in custody over gang rape of 2 teens in India

    Posted May 31st 2014, 05:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Katra Shahadatgunj, India Five men have been arrested over the gang-rape and deaths of two girls found hanging from a mango tree in a northern Indian village, ... the grief-stricken father of one victim said. The alleged attackers were also from a higher caste. There is a long history of women and girls from India’s lower castes-- especially those who belong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1522594/five-suspects-custody-over-india-cousins-gang-rape
  9. Business - Commodities

    Gold demand falls 16pc in second quarter

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:09am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London India returns as largest buyer as purchasesof the yellow metal fall more steeply in China Gold demand down 16 per centin second quarter Gold demand fell 16 per cent in the second quarter, led by declines in India and China, the World Gold Council said. Global demand slipped to 963.8 tonnes from 1,148.3 tonnes a year earlier as jewellery purchases fell to the lowest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1573801/gold-demand-falls-16pc-second-quarter
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China should accept India and Japan playing a bigger role in Asian security

    Posted May 26th 2014, 07:55pm by Yuriko Koike

    ... Yuriko Koike Yuriko Koike says from elections to gas deals, recent events may well shape the region's future China should accept India and Japan playing a bigger role in Asian ... leadership. But it is not willing to underwrite with hard cash Russian pretensions to world power status. But the most epochal events took place in two of Asia's great democracies: India ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1519637/china-should-accept-india-and-japan-playing-bigger-role-asian-security

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