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  1. 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

    ... with another 100 still missing Heavy rains hampered efforts on Friday by hundreds of rescue workers digging through heavy mud and debris, as the death toll from a landslide that buried an entire ... eight people have been pulled out alive, said Jadhav, including a mother and her 3-month-old son whose cries caught the attention of rescue workers on Wednesday. Pramila Lende, the mother, said ...

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

    Race to find survivors in India landslide as death toll rises

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 06:48pm by AP

    ... nearby areas were helping rescuers, using their bare hands to move fallen trees and rocks. About 250 disaster response workers and at least 100 ambulances were involved in the rescue effort, officials said. Overnight, emergency workers used flood lights mounted on jeeps to illuminate the disaster area, where the tangled roofs of homes poked up through thick mud. Rescuers expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1563537/rescuers-race-find-survivors-india-landslide-death-toll-rises
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... in the foothills of the Sahyadri Mountains. Large crowd of people from nearby villages reached the spot and helped rescue workers in moving fallen trees and rocks with bare hands, the Press Trust of India ... the debris. At least 100 ambulances were also sent to the area, Jadhav said. Large crowds of people from nearby villages were helping rescue workers move fallen trees and rocks with their bare hands, ...

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

    India outsources chores as servant culture shifts

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... for affordable help, new avenues are opening for poorer workers who earlier were more likely to settle as full-time, often poorly paid, servants. "The availability of manpower is going down," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557714/india-outsources-chores-servant-culture-shifts
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian construction firm bosses held after fatal housing project collapse

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

    ... in southern India have detained two construction company directors as rescuers using gas cutters and shovels searched for workers buried in the rubble of a building that collapsed during monsoon ... pounding the outskirts of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. Police said 28 construction workers had been pulled out and the search was continuing for more than a dozen others. Four of the workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543060/least-9-killed-dozens-trapped-after-building-collapse-south-india
  6. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi More than a dozen people still believed to be trapped in the debris Emergency workers pulled out three more survivors from the rubble of a collapsed ... survivors were rescued overnight as hundreds of rescue workers toiled round the clock. Watch: Dozens killed and trapped after building collapsed in southern India “Three people have been pulled out ...

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

    Indian politician apologises after threatening opponent with rape

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 01:50am by AFP

    ... ability to order attacks against his left-wing opponents. "If CPI-M (Communist Party of India- Marxist) tries to kill and intimidate our workers... I will not spare them. I will let loose my ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544597/indian-politician-apologises-after-threatening-opponent-rape
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Power cuts amid heatwave sparks riots in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:33am by AP

    ... and air conditioners. Thousands of people stormed an electricity substation on Friday near the state capital, Lucknow, ransacking offices and taking several workers hostage for 18 hours until ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1527700/power-cuts-amid-heatwave-sparks-riots-indian-state-uttar-pradesh
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Four students killed, more missing after Indian dam unleashes ‘wall of water’

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:59pm by Reuters, AFP

    ... and other rescue workers were seen combing the banks of the river, while others in kayaks were paddling slowly downstream, checking around boulders. Television footage showed soldiers carrying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528631/4-students-killed-more-missing-after-indian-dam-unleashes-wall-water
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    At least 40 killed as express train hits stationary freight train in northern India

    Posted May 26th 2014, 04:20pm by AP

    ... been derailed." Most of the victims were poor farm workers returning to their homes from the neighbouring state of Haryana, local police official Zameer Ahmad said. The train departed from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519645/least-20-killed-indian-rail-accident

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