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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Youthful chief of India's 'failed' Uttar Pradesh state vows to turn things around

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lucknow Youthful chief minister of 'failed state' fights back The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh- where a series of rapes and killings has fuelled calls ... is merely doing the bidding of his powerful father, Mulayam Singh Yadav. The elder Yadav, a former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and federal defence minister, triggered outrage during the recent ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Power cuts amid heatwave sparks riots in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:33am by AP

    ... electricity substations on fire and taking power company officials hostage, officials said yesterday. The impoverished state of Uttar Pradesh has never had enough power for its 200 million people- ... in the state's ruling party. Meteorological officials said temperatures were likely to remain high until at least Tuesday in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi and other north Indian areas. "People ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Outrage grows in India over two rape cases in Uttar Pradesh

    Posted May 30th 2014, 10:47pm by AP

    ... state of Uttar Pradesh were "not serious" about tackling sexual crimes. India revised laws on sex attacks in the wake of the 2012 gang rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi, but they have done little to stem the tide of attacks. Police in Uttar Pradesh said yesterday that three people, including a police constable, had been arrested in connection with a sex attack ...

  4. News - Asia

    India's Uttar Pradesh and its economic hopes key to Modi's run

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:08pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg In India's Uttar Pradesh, deplorable health care and lack of development have some voters pinning their hopes on the BJP's Narendra Modi State of emergency Lives ... where visitors chewed tobacco and spat it out. The radiology department in a hospital that serves up to 2,000 patients a day in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh closed three years ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian troops deployed to quell Hindu-Muslim riots following killings in Uttar Pradesh

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... with guns and knives in Kawal village, in Uttar Pradesh. The violence quickly spread to neighbouring villages in Muzaffarnagar district on Saturday night. "A curfew has been imposed in three ... door-to-door to search for weapons. A high alert was declared for the entire state of Uttar Pradesh, which has a population of 200 million people. The clashes broke out on Saturday after thousands ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    India bus plunges into canal, 19 dead

    Posted May 27th 2013, 07:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lucknow Follow @SCMP_News At least 19 people were killed early on Monday when a bus plunged into a canal in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, an official ... to overtake a truck, the official said. The accident comes after 33 passengers died after a bus plunged on May 8 into a fast-flowing river in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. India has ...

  7. The slow road to superpower status

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... on a road through the state of Uttar Pradesh, where the metropolis of Agra and its famed monument, the Taj Mahal, are located. The state sports something close to 170 million residents- about the same as the entire population of Indian's nuclear-armed Islamic neighbour, Pakistan. The people of Uttar Pradesh struggle on with one of the country's lowest per capita incomes. ...

  8. Visit the Taj Mahal with Air India

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... Tim Metcalfe To mark its golden jubilee this year, Air India is offering readers the chance to visit the Taj Mahal in a competition that will appear in the South China Morning Post tomorrow. The lucky winner will receive two round-trip economy-class ticke ...

  9. Delhi

    Posted Jul 05th 2006, 12:00am by Christina Pfeiffer

    ... Ancient Mughal architecture, marble temples and giant sundials are some of the treasures Christina Pfeiffer discovers in India's capital city 1 Dynastic legacies You can't go to Delhi and not visit the Red Fort. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan tried t ...

  10. Former chief back in Uttar Pradesh

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... party, will be sworn in today as chief minister of the politically significant northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. A former wrestler who had ruled Uttar Pradesh twice in the past, Mr Yadav, ... in Uttar Pradesh. In his first stint as chief minister in 1989-90, Mr Yadav, who is backed by the rising Hindu middle castes and by the minority Muslims, had become a hate figure for BJP supporters ...




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