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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Tycoon's killing epitomises dark side of modern India

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Tycoon's killing a mirror of India It is a very discreet neighbourhood. High walls mask lawns and villas and guards stand before polished steel gates. Swimming pools can only be seen from ... than £250,000 (HK$3 million) for arranging the hit, it is alleged. Unable to locate the godman, New Delhi police have been questioning the Bhardwaj family. Last week his younger son, Nitesh, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1226973/tycoons-killing-epitomises-dark-side-modern-india
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Arundhati Roy prompts outrage with call for 'truth' about Mahatma Gandhi

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:40am by The Guardian

    ... past. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Narendra Modi, won a landslide victory in May. When last in power, between 1998 and 2004, the BJP prompted controversy with its efforts to cut out what it saw as Marxist or western influence on textbooks. Professor Yellapragada Sudershan Rao took up his post as chair of the Indian Council of Historical Research last month. Rao immediately ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556890/arundhati-roy-prompts-outrage-call-truth-about-mahatma-gandhi
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    After a 'terrible beating', India's President House in line for sympathetic makeover

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in New Delhi Move to restore neglected palace to former glory The last visit by Edwin Lutyens to India in 1938 was not to design anything new but to restore something old- a magnificent palace on top of a rocky outcrop in New Delhi. A few years after the extravagant, 340-room residence for the British viceroy was first occupied, its architect had to be summoned from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556656/after-terrible-beating-indias-president-house-line-sympathetic-makeover
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    India’s biggest power producer warns coal stocks running low

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:54pm by Reuters in New Delhi

    ... Stocks at three of the six plants would last less than one day, Choudhury wrote in the letter, which was obtained by reporters. Choudhury was not immediately available to provide an update ... added pressure on the thermal plants to raise output. But any onset of rains would also threaten to disrupt supplies of coal from mine to power station, hitting output. Last week Power Minister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555605/indias-biggest-power-producer-warns-coal-stocks-running-low
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Death every five minutes makes India's roads the world's deadliest

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 08:48pm by BLOOM

    ... road-death epidemic Last month was a grim one on India's roads. One of the country's top computer programmers died when he was hit by a speeding car. A policeman perished after allegedly ... a driver's licence also needed to be more difficult, he said. In the third incident last month, a driver in New Delhi hit and killed a policeman who was directing traffic. The 25-year-old policeman, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554907/death-every-five-minutes-makes-indias-roads-worlds-deadliest
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi boosts Indian defence spending by 12pc in first budget

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... targets in the budget, which analysts and business leaders generally welcomed as realistic. India has been the world's top arms buyer for the last three years, trying to replace an ageing ... third-largest. Even at the elevated spending, India's military budget is still less than a third of China's US$145 billion expenditure last year, estimated by the Pentagon in its report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551374/narendra-modi-boosts-indian-defence-spending-12pc-first-budget
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian nurses freed by jihadis in Iraq get joyous welcome home in Kerala

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:40am by AFP

    ... while working in a state-run hospital in Tikrit when jihadis launched their lightning offensive last month. It was not clear if the nurses had been abducted and held captive or if they had been ... to Iraq to make our lives better," said M.V. Retnamma. "For the last 25 days, we were praying for her safe return." Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who welcomed the nurses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547621/indian-nurses-freed-jihadis-iraq-get-joyous-welcome-home-kerala
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    More survivors found in India building collapse rubble as death toll rises to 26

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 01:45pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... materials or add unauthorised extra floors. In September last year more than 50 people were crushed to death when a five-storey building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai on the west ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544208/more-survivors-found-india-building-collapse-rubble-death-toll-rises-26
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Rupee woes cut US$5b off Indian tycoon’s fortune

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Rupee woes cut US$5b off tycoon's fortune India's richest man is down to his last US$17.5 billion after the plunging value of the rupee wiped out a quarter of his fortune, in dollar terms. Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, which operates the world's largest oil refineries, has lost US$5.6 billion of his personal wealth since May 1, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1298992/sliding-rupee-slices-us5b-tycoon-mukesh-ambanis-fortune
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian construction firm bosses held after fatal housing project collapse

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 06:55pm by AP

    ... last year, 74 people were killed when an eight-storey building being constructed illegally in Mumbai caved in. It was the worst building collapse in the country in decades. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543060/least-9-killed-dozens-trapped-after-building-collapse-south-india

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