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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

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

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

    ... the shortage of water. A group of veiled Muslim women point to heaps of uncollected trash in the park. "Politics is the biggest lever of change; it is the key to everything else- jobs, urban ... Nandan Nilekani. I hear he is very rich," said Suresh Babu, 48, a small shopkeeper. "Can such a big man understand our poor people's problems of water shortages and broken sewer ...

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    1962 Sino-Indian war still stirs bitter controversy

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 08:56pm by AFP

    ... the resources to support aggressive deployment and that troops would be too thinly spread out. "With the introduction of the forward policy, the chances of a conflict certainly increased... ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    India drops anti-piracy charges against Italian marines

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:35pm by Reuters

    ... The sailors, part of a military security team protecting a privately-owned cargo ship, say they mistook the fishermen for pirates and fired warning shots into the water during the incident in February ...

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    Boat capsizes in Indian reservoir, 22 drowned

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 03:29pm by Associated Press

    ... Relief Commissioner Prabat Ranjan Mahapatra said. Police, firefighters and emergency workers pulled dozens of survivors from the water, state official Pradeep Kumar Mahapatra said. Survivors said ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Tourists in Andaman Islands boat capsize tragedy had no life jackets

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 05:28pm by AFP

    ... not arrive for two hours, officials and survivors said yesterday. A total of 29 people were plucked from the waters off the coast of the remote archipelago on Sunday afternoon and nine of them ... As the water seeped in, it started sinking from the back. In less than 10 minutes, the boat had sunk," survivor G. Preethy told The Times of India. "Some 12 of us held on to a raft for help ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian police have video and photos of gang rape ordered by village elder

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:11am by Bloomberg

    ... involved in the case. It will  have a reliable electricity and water supply, he said. India has undergone an unprecedented national debate about the safety of women since the 2012 gang rape ...

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    Wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor 'died of drug overdose'

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Minister's wife killed by drug overdose: report The wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor, who was found dead in a luxury hotel after accusing her husband of having an affair, is thought to have died of a drug overdose. Tharoor, 57, the junior human resources development minister, found his wife Sunanda Pushkar dead on Friday in her ...

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    Indian minister Shashi Tharoor urges swift inquiry into wife’s death

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 08:25pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... secretary Abhinav Kumar said. “He is in a state of shock. He is anxious and keen to know the truth... what happened that day, no one can say.” Tharoor, the junior human resources development ...

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    Indian minister Shashi Tharoor's wife admits tweeting his alleged affair

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... resources minister Shashi Tharoor. They showed private exchanges apparently between 57-year-old Tharoor and Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, 45, in which she professed her love for him and he ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Tens of thousands join India anti-graft party

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 06:03pm by Agence France Press in New Delhi

    ... As well as setting up the anti-corruption hotline, the AAP has slashed electricity bills and promised limited free water supplies. The AAP’s growing popularity seems also to have rattled ...




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