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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Australia and India set to sign landmark nuclear energy deal

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... capacity comes from burning fossil fuels including oil, coal and natural gas. India is eager to expand its nuclear power capacity. The agreement will allow India to ramp up plans for more nuclear ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Race to find survivors in India landslide as death toll rises

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

    ... on Wednesday. The disaster only came to light when a bus driver passed by and saw that the village had disappeared under masses of mud and earth. “The driver returned to a nearby city and alerted ... 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, ...

  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

    ... wreckage, Vitthal Banot, a disaster management official, said on Thursday. They were taken to a nearby government-run hospital, but their injuries were not life threatening. But continuing rains 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 ...

  4. 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

    ... communications, dangerous roads and debris in the remote area. The disaster came to light only when a bus driver passed by and saw that the village had disappeared under masses of mud and earth. Only ... out of his house alive. “The other six are buried under the mud,” he said. About 250 disaster response workers and at least 100 ambulances were involved in the rescue effort, officials said. ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Civil service test stirs up India's language anxieties

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

    ... many in small towns of India that 'you don't need to speak English to grow. Do what comes naturally to you. Anything is possible'," said Sugata Srinivasaraju, author ...

  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 building in southern India on Tuesday as authorities said they expected to wrap up rescue efforts by the end of the day. While the death toll from Saturday’s disaster on the outskirts of Chennai ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian construction firm bosses held after fatal housing project collapse

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

    ... to three days to clear the rubble S.P. SELVAM Feeble voices were being heard from those trapped in the debris, said T.S. Sridhar, the disaster management agency commissioner. Rescuers used gas ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Rahul Gandhi confident despite polls forecasting electoral disaster

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:11am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Gandhi upbeat despite polls predicting disaster Rahul Gandhi, whose family has dominated post-independence politics in India, forecast an unlikely victory for his beleaguered Congress party in upcoming elections as he gave his first-ever television interview. The 43-year-old, the ruling Congress party's de facto prime ministerial candidate, ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    At least 16 killed in pipeline explosion in Indian state of Andhra Pradesh

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... and relief operations," Gail chairman BC Tripathi was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India news agency. Gail is the country's largest state-owned natural-gas processing and distribution company and the damaged pipeline is used to transport pressurised natural gas for a power plant. The Times of India newspaper said villagers had complained of negligence as the pipeline ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - INDIA

    Book review: Capital: The Eruption of Delhi, by Rana Dasgupta

    Posted May 25th 2014, 03:42pm by David Wilson

    ... need a small fortune stashed away because money only comes to money. Social mobility barely exists in the disaster-zone bastion of rampant capitalism. Some tourists wonder when hellish Delhi ...




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