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Uttar Pradesh

India bus plunges into canal, 19 dead

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 said.

Monday, 27 May, 2013, 7:33pm

Four Indian sisters injured in acid attack

Four sisters walking home in north India have suffered severe burns after being attacked with acid by two men on a motorbike, police said on Wednesday, in a brutal example of a growing problem in South Asia.

3 Apr 2013 - 9:34pm

Pilgrims flock to the Ganges for world’s biggest festival

Upwards of a million elated Hindu holy men and pilgrims took a bracing plunge in India’s sacred Ganges river to wash away lifetimes of sins on Monday.

14 Jan 2013 - 5:52pm

Who said it?

You go on board! Is that clear? Do you hear me? It is an order. Don't make any more excuses

Coastguard orders to captain Francesco Schettino after he abandoned his cruise ship with passengers still on board

[Salman] Rushdie should understand that he would never be accepted by Muslims

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

In the Taj's long shadow

It is a poor and dirty country covered in a thick blanket of smog, which can cause long delays in flights all year round. It is a place where no foreigner can walk on the street without being surrounded by desperate beggars.

'Incredible India', as the country promotes itself, is like the durian: you either love it or hate it.

23 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Injustice undermines incredible growth

Last Monday, a teenage girl in India had her nose, arm and ear chopped off. Her crime: resisting rape. Seventeen-year-old Sarika had gone out with a friend when three men pounced on her. When she sought to raise the alarm, the men tied her up, mutilated her and left, after threatening her not to inform anybody about the incident.

14 Feb 2011 - 12:00am


Tell us about your culture

I am Indian and follow Hinduism

Food (and national dish): Indian food is popular all over the world because of its flavours, colours and spices. Many regard curry as the national dish of India. There are a lot of Indian restaurants in Hong Kong where they serve both vegetable and meat curry.

19 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Monumental vision

It may be the site of a building of breathtaking beauty, but the Indian city of Agra is anything but peaceful. The Red Fort, the gleaming white Taj Mahal, the brown dust and the grey concrete bulk of the city seem to leave little room for greenery and have little sympathy for the greenhorn traveller. The city resonates to a familiar soundtrack of car horns, trucks, animals and touts.

24 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Gandhi Jnr trump card in battle for huge state

Dynasty's latest member fails to shine on tour ahead of Uttar Pradesh polls

Rahul Gandhi, the bright hope of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, made his biggest and most important appearance on the political stage this week with a three-day tour of Uttar Pradesh ahead of state elections.

23 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Stop throwing yuan into a leaky bucket and use proper water pricing

'The mainland plans to spend at least 300 billion yuan to divert water from the world's highest plateau to the country's north despite concerns about the project's technical feasibility and environmental cost.'

SCMP, August 2

3 Aug 2006 - 12:00am