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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemns rapes in his country

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

    ... minister also called for a change in mindset in a country where a baby boy is still sometimes seen as more of a blessing than a girl- particularly in rural areas. Despite laws banning parents from ...

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

    India tackles corruption at state hospitals

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

    ... hospitals under "critical review" to identify and end corrupt medical practices in the country. The hospitals under scrutiny will include the New Delhi-based All India Institute of Medical ... of hospital beds and kickbacks from suppliers of medical goods, if these are discovered. The government crackdown started last month after a media report exposed alleged kickback arrangements between ...

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

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

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

    ... report said. Leopard attacks are relatively common in rural areas of India, although it is rare for the leopard to come off worse. In 2009 a nine-year-old boy in the same state fought off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581278/armed-only-sickle-indian-widow-56-fights-and-kills-leopard
  4. Property - International - INDIA

    India paves way for reit market

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 03:50am by Bloomberg

    ... of guidelines for reits in 2008, it never got final approval because of a lack of clarity on taxes and because the global financial crisis hurt the investment climate, according to a report by Knight ... demand of more than 30 million sqft, Cushman & Wakefield said. The country has top quality office space of about 350 million sqft across its six biggest cities, according to JLL. Of this, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1567068/india-paves-way-reit-market
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Civil service test stirs up India's language anxieties

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

    ... divisive for a country that inherited English from its British colonial rulers but has 22 official languages of its own. Many observers assumed that India had settled the divide decades ago when ... Delhi's bureaucrats running off to look up words in Hindi dictionaries, according to reports. Modi then declared that he would speak only in Hindi with international leaders. "Modi is telling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566427/civil-service-test-stirs-indias-language-anxieties
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian supporters blast failure to renew exiled writer's resident permit

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:14am by SHAIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... had fled her country in 1994 after some Muslim groups there declared some of her writings were sacrilegious and issued death threats. She spent 10 years in Europe and the United States before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1565164/indian-supporters-blast-failure-renew-exiled-writers-resident-permit
  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

    ... of mud, rocks and uprooted trees swamped the area. But with 70 homes buried and reports of another 158 hit by the landslide, rescuers anticipated more dead in the village, home to 704 people ... news agency reported. The landslide hit on Wednesday morning, but details of the damage only began to trickle out several hours later. The area received 10.8 centimeters of rain on Tuesday, ...

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

    India’s biggest power producer warns coal stocks running low

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

    ... of India’s coal-fired power plants do not have enough stocks to weather even a “small” disruption in supplies, with fuel reserves sufficient for only up to two days, the country’s largest power ... is struggling to provide enough power to meet rising demand and the country is regularly hit with blackouts. “With the ensuing monsoon, it will become more difficult to replenish the coal stocks ...

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

    India pulls support for WTO 'trade facilitation' pact

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:49am by Reuters

    ... reform efforts. Diplomats from the 160 World Trade Organisation member countries meeting in Geneva had been meant to rubber-stamp a deal on "trade facilitation" that was agreed at talks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560029/india-pulls-support-wto-trade-facilitation-pact
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... Bloomberg in New Delhi I bet they came from elsewhere, head of uranium firm in east says of neighbours with high rates of disability, which reports tie to mine waste Mine boss shrugs off 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. ...

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

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