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[13 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]

Two cities. Two very polluted cities. And two very different ways of dealing with twin public health crises.
When Beijing’s air was forecast to reach hazardous levels for three straight days earlier in December, the government issued a smog red alert. The result: Half the city’s cars were off the roads within hours, schools were closed and construction sites shut down. Less than three days later, pollution levels had dropped by 30 percent.
When New Delhi’s winter air grew so bad that a high court warned that “it seems like we are …

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[5 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

IT appears in a country reacting strongly against acts of rape and sexual abuse that some men still believe it OK to abuse women.
But one young Indian woman aboard an IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Bhubaneswar, bravely decided to speak out after an alleged sexual molestation and has used social media to out the molester.
The girl is also now being seen as an inspiration to stop the despicable and illegal acts of abuse of women in India and across the world.
She filmed her alleged attacker’s reactions as she …

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[25 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

INDIA has successfully launched its first rocket using domestically made booster technology, taking another step forward in its ambitious space program.
The Indian-made cryogenically-powered rocket blasted off from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota as scheduled, as Delhi tries to join an elite club of countries which have mastered the complex technology.
The 415-tonne rocket deployed a two-tonne advanced communications satellite 17 minutes after blast-off, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman Dr K. Radhakrishnan.
“I am extremely proud and happy to say that team ISRO has done it,” Dr Radhakrishnan announced at mission …

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[29 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

The vast majority of Indians are worried about China’s rise and consider it a security threat, an opinion poll has revealed, with the results exposing a serious trust deficit between the Asian giants.
The survey, conducted by the Lowy Institute for International Policy and the Australia India Institute, found 83 per cent of Indians considered China a security threat. A possible war with China was rated a “big threat” by almost three in four respondents.
Reasons included China’s possession of nuclear weapons, competition for resources, and border disputes. Even though China …

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[27 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Starbucks inaugurated its first store in India Friday in a historic building in southern Mumbai as the Seattle-based coffee giant seeks growth in a market long associated with tea drinkers.
“It is perhaps the most elegant, beautiful, dynamic store we’ve opened in our history,” chief executive Howard Schultz said in an interview.
After over six years of studying the local market, Starbucks is making a rapid-fire entry into Asia’s third-largest economy. Coffee houses are still a relatively new trend in India, and the chains already in business sell cappuccinos and lattes well …

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[19 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

I like coffee. I like drinking coffee, I like talking coffee, and I occasionally like writing about coffee. Call it an addiction, but it’s one plenty of Australians seem to share.
But where do you get the best coffee fix when you’re on the road? I compiled a list a few years ago, but I’ve sat around killing time in a lot of cafes since then and I get the feeling it needs updating.
So fellow coffee lovers, do yourself a favour: avoid the genteel café cultures of most of Europe and …

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[25 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Despite recent initiatives by India and Pakistan to revive ties that were ruptured after the Mumbai terror attacks of November 2008, there has been little substantive movement on the ground.
The main stumbling block, as ever, remains the inability of the two states to agree on who was responsible for plotting the deadly attacks on Mumbai in 2008, which killed 166 people.
The recent capture of a key suspect in the attacks, Sayed Zabiuddin, also known as Abu Jundal, and the confirmation from his interrogation that he was in the control room …

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[9 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan arrived in India on Sunday — the first by a Pakistani head of state in seven years amid thawing relations between the two nuclear-armed archrivals.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India will host a lunch in honor of Zardari in New Delhi before the Pakistani leader travels to the shrine of a revered Sufi saint at Ajmer in Rajasthan state, officials said.
Zardari’s visit Sunday, a private trip, comes in the wake of Pakistan’s recent promise to grant India “most favored nation” trading status.
The South Asian …

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[8 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

German carmaker BMW on Thursday launched its iconic Mini Cooper in India, the latest luxury auto maker to expand in one of the world’s fastest-growing car markets.
BMW established a presence in the country in 2006 and has since seen steady growth in sales in India where growing affluence is producing a new upper class with expensive tastes.
“With the launch of the Mini, we have brought the world’s most exciting premium small car brand to India,” said BMW India president Andreas Schaaf.
Some 100 Mini Coopers have already been ordered in India …

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[7 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

He never forgot the sounds and shapes of his home town. She never gave up hope her lost son would one day come home. Ben Doherty in Khandwa, India, and Andrew Darby in Hobart, report on an emotional reunion between a mother and her son.
Saroo was perhaps five years old and he adored his older brother.
This night Guddu was going to nearby Khandwa train station, and Saroo insisted on tagging along.
His parents were not home. His was a poor household and his mother and father would sell their labour on …