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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... minutes, according to the World Health Organisation, a figure that's projected to rise to one every three minutes by 2020. In 2012, the latest year for which data is available, 138,258 people ... fatalities in the US, with about 100 million more registered vehicles than India. In mainland China, official statistics from the Ministry of Public Security showed 62,387 people died in road ...

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

    India outsources chores as servant culture shifts

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

    ... 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
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... "It's just an attempt to get publicity." Professor Mridula Mukherjee, an expert in modern Indian history at Jawaharlal University in Delhi, said Roy's criticism was misplaced. ...

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

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives tips to BJP's first-time MPs

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Modi hands out tips to first-time MPs Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered guidelines on public conduct to first-time MPs of his right-wing ... Mukhi said Modi touched upon many issues relating to MPs' public conduct. "He [Modi] said your language should be sophisticated; he talked about how one's body language should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543215/indian-prime-minister-narendra-modi-gives-tips-bjps-first-time-mps
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Nationalist plan to promote Hindi sparks language backlash in India

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 01:16am by AFP

    ... month, has instructed all ministries and public offices to use Hindi in its official communication on social media. But Jayalalithaa Jayaram, chief minister of southern Tamil Nadu state and whose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537328/nationalist-plan-promote-hindi-sparks-language-backlash-india
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian uranium enrichment plant could raise stakes in nuclear arms race

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:57am by Reuters

    ... near Mysore in southern India, could be operational by mid-2015, IHS Jane's said, basing its findings on analysis of satellite imagery and public statements by Indian officials. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537905/indian-uranium-enrichment-plant-could-raise-stakes-nuclear-arms-race
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Mumbai’s new metro begins services despite ticket price fight

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:05pm by BLOOM

    ... according to the website. The Mumbai metropolitan region needs US$60 billion of investment in public transport over the next 20 years and the current plan falls short, according to estimates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528892/mumbais-new-metro-begins-services-despite-ticket-price-fight
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    India's likely next leader Modi seen implementing Thatcher-like reforms

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... chief Sonia Gandhi. The battle of ideas between Modi and the ruling Congress party was mirrored in a public spat between two well-known economists of Indian origin, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and Columbia University's Jagdish Bhagwati. Sen's belief that public spending on food subsidies and health was needed to end poverty was adopted by Gandhi. The result was a proliferation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1466535/indias-likely-next-leader-modi-seen-implementing-thatcher-reforms
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Election results don’t matter to India’s ‘biggest loser’ K. Padmarajan

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Poll results don't matterto India's 'biggest loser' Indian shop owner K. Padmarajan doesn't feel like a loser. In fact, he sees much to celebrate in having stood 158 times for public office and failed on every occasion. Starting in 1988, he had a point to prove- to those who laughed at the ambitions of a man who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1501135/election-results-dont-matter-indias-biggest-loser-k-padmarajan
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi's closest aide, Amit Shah, banned for inciting Muslims

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:41am by Reuters

    ... restrictions on public meetings or road shows to another controversial politician, Azam Khan, who represents the Uttar Pradesh government and has verbally sparred with Shah. "No permission should be granted for holding any public meetings, public processions, public rallies, road shows etc, by the district administration authorities, where the above two leaders are expected or likely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1479360/narendra-modis-closest-aide-amit-shah-banned-inciting-muslims

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