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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    They're not from round here: Indian uranium boss dismisses deformities of villagers

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:48pm by BLOOM

    ... deformities Confronted with reports that villages near Uranium Corporation of India's mines have unusually high numbers of physically deformed people, chairman Diwakar Acharya was nonplussed. ... of finding reasons which would validate your preconceived notions." Uranium Corp sends its security officers to monitor attempts by outsiders to examine villagers, Acharya said, explaining ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558473/theyre-not-round-here-indian-uranium-boss-dismisses-deformities-villagers
  2. Property - International - INDIA

    Regulatory action hammers former Indian soldier who built a city

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16am by Reuters

    ... record-breaking 2007 market listing. Investors wiped more than US$1.3 billion off the company's market value after the decision. Village boy turned visionary developer, Singh may be largely unknown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1621429/regulatory-action-hammers-former-indian-soldier-who-built
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Eight dead as Hudhud hits India's eastern coast

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:32am by AP

    ... saved lives, the cyclone caused "huge damage" to buildings and crops in coastal districts. The National Disaster Response Force said rescuers were trying to reach 320 villages in four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1615811/eight-dead-hudhud-hits-indias-eastern-coast
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    More toilets not the answer to India's sanitation woes: study

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:16pm by AP

    ... Indian and US researchers looked into the effects of a 2011 government sanitation campaign in 100 villages in the eastern state of Orissa. They found almost no improvement in childhood rates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1613909/more-toilets-not-answer-indias-sanitation-woes-study
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi launches Clean India Campaign by sweeping street

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 11:44pm by AGENCIES

    ... organisations and companies have also joined the campaign, spreading awareness in urban slums and villages by staging street plays about rubbish disposal, handing out leaflets about washing hands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1608164/narendra-modi-launches-clean-india-campaign-sweeping-street
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Death toll rises to 51 dead, 100 missing after landslide engulfs Indian village

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:20pm by Associated Press in Malin, India

    ... Associated Press in Malin, India Heavy rains are restricting rescue work at the site of a huge landslide in western India that submerged a whole village, claiming at least 51 lives ... village in western India rose to 51. Rescuers are still looking for about 100 people missing and feared dead, after another 10 bodies were pulled out of the debris overnight. “We have reached ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564099/death-toll-rises-least-51-after-mudslide-engulfs-indian-village
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    21 dead, scores trapped, after landslide sweeps through village in western India

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 06:09pm by AFP, AP

    ... Rescuers worked in rain on Thursday to dig through a remote village in western India where at least 21 people died as a landslide swept away scores of houses, possibly trapping many more people ... and bad roads were hampering rescue efforts in Ambegaon, a village in Pune district in Maharashtra state, said Alok Avasthy, a National Disaster Response Force commander. Banot said 21 bodies – 11 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562809/five-dead-150-feared-trapped-india-monsoon-landslide
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    India launches first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 03:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kochi, India India launched its first indigenously-built aircraft carrier on Monday, a landmark moment in the US$5 billion project that seeks to project ... with China in mind,” said Rahul Bedi, a defence expert with IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly. On Saturday, India announced its first indigenously-built nuclear submarine was ready for sea trials, a key step ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1296110/india-launches-first-indigenous-aircraft-carrier-ins-vikrant
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Armed only with a sickle, Indian widow, 56, fights and kills leopard

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:38pm by AFP

    ... myself that this is not my last day here." The leopard eventually gave up and fled. Villagers later found it lying dead on a rock near the village. "Its teeth were all broken," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581278/armed-only-sickle-indian-widow-56-fights-and-kills-leopard
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Arrests made in India after rebels kill 29 Muslims

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 02:05pm by Associated Press

    ... for a separate homeland for the ethnic Bodo people for decades. The Bodos are an indigenous tribe in Assam, making up 10 per cent of the state’s 33 million people. However, the rebel faction in an email ... youth organisation called the All Bodoland Muslim Students’ Union. Local television reports showed hundreds of Muslim villagers fleeing their homes with belongings on pushcarts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1503353/arrests-made-india-after-rebels-kill-29-muslims

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