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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Race to find survivors in India landslide as death toll rises

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

    ... India, killing at least 30 people and leaving about 100 missing and feared dead. More than 24 hours after the landslide on Wednesday morning, authorities said the chances of survival were slim ... sheets to waiting ambulances while relatives stood by, weeping. Bad communications, dangerous roads and debris delayed national rescue personnel from the stricken area for several hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1563537/rescuers-race-find-survivors-india-landslide-death-toll-rises
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    21 dead, scores trapped, after landslide sweeps through village in western India

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 06:09pm by AFP, AP

    ... Rescuers worked in rain on Thursday to dig through a remote village in western India where at least 21 people died as a landslide swept away scores of houses, possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said. They had already worked through the night using floodlights mounted on jeeps and earthmoving vehicles to pull seven injured people out of the mud and twisted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562809/five-dead-150-feared-trapped-india-monsoon-landslide
  3. 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

    ... Associated Press in Malin, India Heavy rains are restricting rescue work at the site of a huge landslide in western India that submerged a whole village, claiming at least 51 lives ... the landslide and continued to pound the area as rescuers brought bodies covered in soaked white sheets to ambulances while weeping relatives watched. Initial rescue work had been delayed by bad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564099/death-toll-rises-least-51-after-mudslide-engulfs-indian-village
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... children were very young, from the nursery level to sixth standard." Students in sixth standard are normally aged nine or ten in India. "The train dragged the bus for 100 yards after ...

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

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

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

    ... a supermarket in Bangalore with his wife on June 15, when a car rammed into them, killing Suryanarayana on the spot. His wife, Neha, spent eight hours in intensive care. The driver of the vehicle ... Mohan of the Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. A bill to establish a board that would recommend standards for highway ...

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

    India outsources chores as servant culture shifts

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

    ... society, with those who can afford it employing maids, cooks, drivers and nannies, as well as "peons" or servants at work- still an acceptable term in India for office boys and runners. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557714/india-outsources-chores-servant-culture-shifts
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... while working in a state-run hospital in Tikrit when jihadis launched their lightning offensive last month. It was not clear if the nurses had been abducted and held captive or if they had been ... for India from the city of Arbil, the Kurdish regional capital, where they had been shifted the previous day. "I thank God for keeping my daughter safe in her hours of peril. She had gone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547621/indian-nurses-freed-jihadis-iraq-get-joyous-welcome-home-kerala
  8. 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

    ... and find more survivors in the ruins of what was a partially-built 11-storey complex. The collapse in Tamil Nadu on Saturday came only hours after a dilapidated apartment block crumbled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544208/more-survivors-found-india-building-collapse-rubble-death-toll-rises-26
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    George Orwell's colonial Indian bungalow being restored to house a museum

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:45pm by GDN

    ... opium. Orwell's father, Richard Blair, worked in the remote town near the Indian-Nepalese border for the opium department, supervising poppy growers and collecting opium for export to China. ... has the world's largest collection of material on the writer's life and work, including manuscripts, letters, diaries, books, photographs and audio recordings. Blair is a member ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544465/george-orwells-colonial-indian-bungalow-being-restored-house-museum
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian construction firm bosses held after fatal housing project collapse

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

    ... in that area were built without permission and using substandard materials. The Press Trust of India said the New Delhi collapse was triggered by construction work on an adjacent plot. Building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543060/least-9-killed-dozens-trapped-after-building-collapse-south-india

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