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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    20 children die as train rams into school bus in southern India

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

    ... children, officials said. It was but the latest fatal accident on the country's rail network. The train collided with the bus carrying about 30 children as it drove across an unmanned level ... injured were shifted to different hospitals," said K. Samba Siva Rao, a spokesman for South Central Railway. The bus had been travelling to school when the accident occurred in the village ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558474/20-children-die-train-rams-school-bus-southern-india
  2. 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
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    India outsources chores as servant culture shifts

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

    ... one of the new Indian companies offering to do your chores and errands in a country traditionally reliant on full-time servants. Hired help still plays a huge role in hierarchical Indian ... 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
  4. 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
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... of a little-known academic to the head of a national research body has raised concerns that the new Hindu nationalist government in India may try to promote an ideological version of the country ...

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

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

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

    ... road-death epidemic Last month was a grim one on India's roads. One of the country's top computer programmers died when he was hit by a speeding car. A policeman perished after allegedly ... The deaths illustrate the downside of the country's motorisation: its roads are the world's deadliest, with 15 per cent of global traffic fatalities and only 1 per cent of the motor ...

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

    Narendra Modi boosts Indian defence spending by 12pc in first budget

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... in Modi's first budget India will boost defence spending by 12 per cent in the coming year, it was announced in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first budget yesterday. And the country ... third-largest. Even at the elevated spending, India's military budget is still less than a third of China's US$145 billion expenditure last year, estimated by the Pentagon in its report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551374/narendra-modi-boosts-indian-defence-spending-12pc-first-budget
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian nurses freed by jihadis in Iraq get joyous welcome home in Kerala

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:40am by AFP

    ... trapped and were unable to leave. They were moved from Tikrit to the militant-held city of Mosul on Thursday against their will, the Indian foreign ministry said. The nurses told reporters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547621/indian-nurses-freed-jihadis-iraq-get-joyous-welcome-home-kerala
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian uranium enrichment plant could raise stakes in nuclear arms race

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

    ... race' India's reported move to develop a covert uranium enrichment plant that could support the development of thermonuclear weapons could raise the stakes in a regional arms race ... the US-based Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), in a report last December, identified the construction of a new gas centrifuge plant. India's new Arihant class of submarine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537905/indian-uranium-enrichment-plant-could-raise-stakes-nuclear-arms-race
  10. 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 ... had become rusty, while other reports said a stove in the area might have ignited gas that had leaked from the structure. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had asked the petroleum minister ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542061/least-16-killed-pipeline-explosion-indian-state-andhra-pradesh

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