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  1. Lifestyle - Books - INDIA

    Book review: A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes, by Sam Miller

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 12:40pm by Victoria Burrows

    ... Victoria Burrows A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes by Sam Miller Penguin 4 stars Victoria Burrows The third book by journalist and writer Sam Miller is an impressively ... A mosquito-ridden tract of swampland as big as four tennis courts is all that is still visible of Pataliputra, the first great Indian city and capital of the Mauryan empire of Ashoka the Great. The empire, ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Billionaire Nandan Nilekani tells Bangalore voters he can't be bought

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:47pm by WASHPOST

    ... Indian city, glad-handing sweaty joggers, interrupting Om-chanting yoga practitioners and disrupting soccer and badminton games. "I am here to work for you," Nilekani says to them. ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    First Indian film museum to open in Bollywood city of Mumbai

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:05am by AFP

    ... offering "Bollywood Tours", including drives past the homes of the stars and visits to Film City's studios and costume galleries. The higher-end tours offer a chance to glimpse ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian anti-corruption party leader to stand in national elections

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 03:15am by AFP

    ... runner and opposition leader Narendra Modi in the holy Hindu city of Varanasi in looming elections. Arvind Kejriwal, head of the Aam Aadmi or Common Man Party, said he was ready to take on Modi, ... and fight Modi from this holy turf," the 45-year-old said to loud cheers at a rally. After his arrival in the city, Kejriwal took a traditional dip in the sacred Ganges river before visiting ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Leopard on loose in Indian city triggers panic

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 07:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Leopard sparks panic when it strays inside a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block Video: A leopard sparks panic in a north Indian city when it strays inside a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block A leopard sparked panic in a north Indian city when it strayed inside a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block before evading captors, ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Four men found guilty of gang-raping photojournalist in Mumbai

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 05:16pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Mumbai Four men were found guilty on Thursday of the gang-rape of a photojournalist last year in Mumbai, an attack that sparked street protests in the city and raised fresh ... factories. The attack provoked a public outcry partly because Mumbai, India’s financial capital and the home of its flamboyant film industry, is considered one of the country’s safest city for women. ...

  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    India far-right party supports Hindu nationalist Modi for PM

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 08:41pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... in the Maharashtra government in 1994, it changed the city’s name from Bombay to Mumbai to underline the region’s Marathi identity in a move that attracted worldwide attention. Modi, the chief minister ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    One killed in accident at Indian nuclear submarine building yard

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 03:16pm by AFP

    ... at a ship building centre in the southeastern coastal city of Vishakhapatnam, the Defence Research and Development Organisation statement said. The incident occurred when one of the hatches flew off ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    India police launch sedition probe after students cheer Pakistan team

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 06:36pm by AFP

    ... officials in the northern city of Meerut over celebrations following Pakistan’s win on Sunday in an Asia Cup clash. Sedition charge against Kashmiri students is an unacceptably harsh punishment ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian soldier in Kashmir kills five sleeping comrades, then himself

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 02:37pm by AFP

    ... main city, Srinagar. Another soldier who was injured told police what happened before being taken to hospital. Inquiries will try to determine what sparked the incident in Safapora village, ...




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