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  1. 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
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    India tackles corruption at state hospitals

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:59am by Bloomberg

    ... care services more accessible and safe in Asia's third-largest economy, where 825 million people live on less than US$2 per day and 86 per cent of health care is paid out of pocket ... among the poor than the rich in India. "Very soon the results are going to be in the public domain," Vardhan said. "In my first 90 days in office hardly a day has passed without ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580393/india-tackles-corruption-state-hospitals
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemns rapes in his country

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Premier calls for end to communal violence and better lives for the poor Modi calls rapes a shame for India Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned a spate of rapes as a source of shame for India and urged an end to communal violence yesterday as he vowed to improve the lives of the nation's poor in his first Independence Day speech. Modi, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574484/indian-prime-minister-narendra-modi-condemns-rapes-his-country
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Sahara India Pariwar's Subrata Roy surrenders over repayment of loans

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 04:01pm by BLOOM

    ... yesterday, Roy cited the need to be at his ailing mother's bedside. Roy, who began operations in 1978 by going door to door to collect small cash deposits, is seeking to convince the top court ... explaining he had left his house in Lucknow to consult doctors on his mother's medical reports when the police were looking for him. "I've started hating myself. Now, I can't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1437161/sahara-india-pariwars-subrata-roy-surrenders-over-repayment-loans
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Punish ‘rape’ fashion shoot photographer, say Delhi victim’s family

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New Delhi 'Rape' fashion shoot shameful, say victim's family An Indian fashion photo series depicting a woman being assaulted on a bus has stirred memories of the fatal gang rape in 2012, outraging the victim's parents and activists who want action against the photographer. The December 2012 attack created upheaval in India, triggering days ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1569457/punish-rape-fashion-shoot-photographer-say-delhi-victims-family
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Civil service test stirs up India's language anxieties

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 05:08am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... bureaucrats?" Tripathi asked on his fourth day of a hunger strike in New Delhi. "Is there no place for local languages in India today?" The question of which language gets primacy is deeply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566427/civil-service-test-stirs-indias-language-anxieties
  7. 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

    ... the main inhabited area and are continuing efforts,” one district official, DD Kale, said on Friday. There has been no let-up in the rain this week, he said. More than two days after the Wednesday ... said the bodies of 22 women, 23 men and six children have been recovered so far. Suresh Jadhav, a district official, said about 40 homes were wiped out. Two days of torrential rains triggered ...

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

    Race to find survivors in India landslide as death toll rises

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

    ... a district official, said around 40 homes were wiped out. Two days of torrential rains triggered the landslide, which continued to pound the area as rescuers brought bodies covered in soaked white ...

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

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse and Associated Press Twenty one confirmed killed under mud after part of hill collapses on homes as residents slept, following days of heavy rains in Maharashra state 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 ...

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

    India outsources chores as servant culture shifts

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

    ... of a personal servant. "That happens a lot," said Ahirwar, who employs a team of about 10 runners. As well as being assigned errands, they can be hired for a day to help with certain tasks ... drivers for hire by the day in a country where public transport options remained limited. Get My Peon has meanwhile tied up with several other start-ups offering to take care of household chores, ...

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

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