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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India's mega rich lag far behind West in philanthropy

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai Despite having 55 dollar-billionaires, philanthropy in India lags the West as donors seek to grasp the impact of charity before opening wallets Mega rich painfully shy at giving They may build skyscraper mansions, travel by ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    India’s intelligence agency fears violence over Indira Gandhi film

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:38pm by GDN

    ... Modi] will intervene. Otherwise, we would not allow the film to be released in Punjab … the government shall be responsible for any law and order issue that may crop up." The son of one ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemns rapes in his country

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

    ... had shamed India, and he urged parents to take responsibility for the behaviour of their sons rather than put the onus on their daughters. "When we hear about these rapes our heads hang in shame," Modi said. "The law will take its own course but as a society every parent has a responsibility to teach their sons the difference between right and wrong." Anger over sexual ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman in Calcutta After years in exile, Bangladeshi writer's renewal permit is refused by India Backers plead for author's residency Indian supporters of exiled Bangladeshi poet and novelist Taslima Nasrin have taken to social media demanding a long-term Indian residency for the author, after the Indian government refused to renew her residence permit. Nasrin ...

  5. 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

    ... 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. Rescuers expected the death toll to rise in the village at the foothills of the Sahyadri Mountains. Sandeep Rai Rathore, a top official of the National Disaster Response Force, estimated that about ...

  6. 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, ... the death toll to rise in the village at the foothills of the Sahyadri Mountains. Sandeep Rai Rathore, a top official of the National Disaster Response Force, estimated that around 100 people were ...

  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

    ... 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 ... his office. He sent Home Minister Rajnath Singh to the disaster area. About 250 disaster response personnel were in the area assisting local police and medical teams who began clearing ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    India outsources chores as servant culture shifts

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

    ... at home or in the office. Anil Dharker, a Mumbai columnist who writes on social issues, said most Indian companies now wanted fewer employees on their books and therefore fewer liabilities, ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... "I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of those guys are imported from elsewhere, OK?" he said. His response came after a report on July 9 highlighted the struggles of the locals ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... of the most brutal social hierarchy ever known, the caste system... Do we really need to name our universities after him?" Roy said. The caste system is thousands of years old but still defines ... of nonviolence and bringing social transformation without creating hatred." Roy's comments come amid a series of rows over the study and representation of Indian history. The appointment ...




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