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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    More toilets not the answer to India's sanitation woes: study

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:16pm by AP

    ... practices, water contamination and unsafe disposal of baby faeces also contributed to the problem, he said, though the researchers said more work was needed to understand the complex issue. Experts ... water in the US and many other places were achieved by democratically accountable local and national health officials. There is no way to technologically bypass these political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1613909/more-toilets-not-answer-indias-sanitation-woes-study
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi launches Clean India Campaign by sweeping street

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 11:44pm by AGENCIES

    ... billion people have access to sanitation and more than 186,000 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation, according to the charity WaterAid. A UN report in May said half of India's population still practised open defecation, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A and typhoid. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1608164/narendra-modi-launches-clean-india-campaign-sweeping-street
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian PM Narendra Modi to fast during debut US visit

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... Thursday until October 3. Devotees install large idols in their houses and fast. On the last day, they immersed the idols in water, symbolising the triumph of good over evil.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1598384/indian-pm-narendra-modi-fast-during-debut-us-visit
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    India’s low-cost Mars mission enters last lap as spacecraft prepares to enter orbit

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:19pm

    ... Chandrayaan satellite found evidence of water on the moon. Although facing strong competition from China, India aspires to be a low-cost supplier of space technology and to grab a bigger slice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595391/indias-low-cost-mars-mission-enters-last-lap-spacecraft-prepares-enter
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Australia and India set to sign landmark nuclear energy deal

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... visit to India reflects Australia's desire for India to be in the first rank of Australia's relations," Abbott wrote in The Hindu newspaper yesterday. "Australian resources ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586177/australia-and-india-set-sign-landmark-nuclear-energy-deal
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Four students killed, more missing after Indian dam unleashes ‘wall of water’

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:59pm by Reuters, AFP

    ... Reuters in New Delhi and AFP in Shimla Indian rescuers found four dead and are searching for 20 others swept away by a sudden surge of water released from a dam while the group was bathing ... but were hit by a wall of water after the river Beas, in the mountainous northern state of Himachal Pradesh, spiked dangerously high yesterday. Some 50 engineering students from an engineering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528631/4-students-killed-more-missing-after-indian-dam-unleashes-wall-water
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    India tackles corruption at state hospitals

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

    ... inquiring into the transparency of the ministry and its outposts." Private companies dominate India's health care system, while government hospitals are overcrowded and lack the resources ...

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

    They're not from round here: Indian uranium boss dismisses deformities of villagers

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

    ... waste pumped out of the mines- stretch across 78 hectares. The company says the waste is treated to remove contaminants. Some water from the ponds empties into the River Gara, which flows past ... that study nor any other has established evidence of radiation poisoning in the area. However, a 2008 analysis of the area's water highlighted the possible presence of heavy metals. Samples ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558473/theyre-not-round-here-indian-uranium-boss-dismisses-deformities-villagers
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Coca-Cola plant in India closed by pollution authority

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... and this is not acceptable," said Amit Srivastava of activist group India Resource Centre. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536436/coca-cola-plant-india-closed-pollution-authority
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... 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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