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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India PM warns Pakistan to stop being ‘epicentre of terrorism’ ahead of summit

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 02:32pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... base in Kashmir killed 10 people on Thursday. Jammu and Kashmir state chief minister Omar Abdullah said the attack “aimed at derailing” dialogue between India and Pakistan. At the United ... said. Sharif, who in the past has cooperated with Islamist groups, has quickly sought to reassure the United States and India after sweeping to power in May with promises to rebuild Pakistan’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1320568/india-pm-warns-pakistan-stop-being-epicentre-terrorism-ahead-summit
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    India tackles corruption at state hospitals

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:59am by Bloomberg

    ... product for years. That compares to 3 per cent in China and 8.3 per cent in the United States, according to a World Bank database for 2012. In May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had led his ... Bloomberg in Mumbai Review is aimed at ending kickbacks and other illegal medical practices India tackles corruption at state hospitals India has placed all central government-run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580393/india-tackles-corruption-state-hospitals
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Stampede at Hindu temple kills at least 10, injures scores in India

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:19pm by AFP

    ... the latest in a string of deadly accidents at mass religious events, officials said. Hundreds of pilgrims gathered at a holy hill in Madhya Pradesh state for a ritual that involves rolling on the ground along the "path of worship" around the site, a state official said. Rope barriers designed to contain the pilgrims appeared to have given way, sparking panic during the ritual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580619/stampede-hindu-temple-kills-least-10-injures-scores-india
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Armed only with a sickle, Indian widow, 56, fights and kills leopard

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:38pm by AFP

    ... landing a fatal blow. "The leopard lunged at me many times and we fought for a long time," she told the channel from her hospital bed in the northern state of Uttarakhand, her arms ... report said. Leopard attacks are relatively common in rural areas of India, although it is rare for the leopard to come off worse. In 2009 a nine-year-old boy in the same state fought off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581278/armed-only-sickle-indian-widow-56-fights-and-kills-leopard
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    In India’s Bihar state, convicted politicians turn to wives to hold office

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:06pm by SHAIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... as a Bihar state legislator running for the Janata Dal (United) party in 2010. Now he has fielded his second wife, Krishna Yadav, as an RJD candidate in the federal Khagaria constituency. Poonam ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman in New Delhi Barred from running for election, at least six field their spouses as candidates in Bihar state Convicted politicians put up wives Indian politicians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1469906/indias-bihar-state-convicted-politicians-turn-wives-hold-office
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... had fled her country in 1994 after some Muslim groups there declared some of her writings were sacrilegious and issued death threats. She spent 10 years in Europe and the United States before moving in 2004 to India, where the people of West Bengal state speak Bengali, the language in which she writes. Along with many writers and intellectuals, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1565164/indian-supporters-blast-failure-renew-exiled-writers-resident-permit
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    At least 16 killed in pipeline explosion in Indian state of Andhra Pradesh

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hyderabad At least 16 people killedin gas pipeline explosion A massive explosion on a state-owned gas pipeline running through the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh yesterday killed at least 16 people and gutted scores of homes, a state minister said. "At least 16 people are dead. We have recovered 13 bodies so far," state home minister N. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542061/least-16-killed-pipeline-explosion-indian-state-andhra-pradesh
  8. 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 for it to be brought under New Delhi's control- has hit back at critics who have questioned his ability to lead the state, which has a population of 200 million. With senior members of his administration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1535209/youthful-chief-indias-failed-uttar-pradesh-state-vows-turn-things-around
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Civil service test stirs up India's language anxieties

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 05:08am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... it allowed each state to have its own official language and made Hindi the official language of the national government. English may be used for official business. But in recent weeks, deep anxieties ... correspondence, in addition to English. Some non-Hindi-speaking southern states protested, forcing his government to clarify that the directive was meant only for Hindi states. The news sent many of New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566427/civil-service-test-stirs-indias-language-anxieties
  10. 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- ... to 47 degrees Celsius have caused power demand to spike at 11,000 megawatts- far higher than the state's 8,000 MW capacity- triggering blackouts that shut down fans, city water pumps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1527700/power-cuts-amid-heatwave-sparks-riots-indian-state-uttar-pradesh

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