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The dams of India: boon or bane?

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:14
Plan to build 160 dams in the northeast may cut reliance on coal, but would damage wildlife and habitat, and the power generated won't benefit locals, critics say Assam, the northeastern Indian state, east of Bangladesh and bordering China to the north, is an area described by politicians as India's 'future powerhouse' and is a key focus point of the country's dam building programme. The ...
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Train derails in northeast India, injuring dozens

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:02
GAUHATI, India (AP) — A passenger train derailed in northeastern India early Wednesday, injuring dozens of passengers.
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India PM hopeful Modi reassures Muslims on traditions

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 18:54
Hindu hardliner Narendra Modi, tipped to be India's next premier, sought Saturday to reassure Muslims he would respect their religious traditions, as 14 people died in the worst violence since the start of a marathon election.
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India elections see millions cast votes

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:14
Mulayam Singh, leader of the Samjawadi Party, said he would repeal the law introduced in response to public outrage over a fatal gang rape in New Delhi in 2012.
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India votes in crucial phase of national elections

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:40
PATNA, India (AP) — Indians voted in the crucial third phase of national elections Thursday, with millions going to the polls in the heartland states that are essential to the main opposition Hindu nationalist party's bid to end the 10-year rule of Congress party.
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Maoist rebels kill three in India election attack

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:16
Maoist rebels killed three soldiers guarding polling officials in central India on Wednesday, highlighting security concerns in the world's biggest elections as the second phase of voting got under way.
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India's Modi files papers as election enters second stage

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 05:55
Indian election frontrunner Narendra Modi waved to thousands of cheering supporters as he filed his papers to stand in the country's mammoth six-week election which entered its second of nine phases on Wednesday.
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Indians vote in insurgency-hit northeast region

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 05:50
GAUHATI, India (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people have started voting in India's national elections in insurgency-wracked remote northeast amid tight security.
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India starts voting in world's largest election

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 13:32
GAUHATI, India (AP) — Voters in India's remote northeast cast ballots on the first day of the world's biggest election Monday, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of a surge in economic growth.
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India starts voting in world's largest election

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:14
Voters in India's remote northeast cast ballots on the first day of the world's biggest election Monday, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of a surge in economic ...
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India kicks off world’s biggest elections

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 09:39
Some 815 million people are registered to vote over the next five weeks
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India opposition BJP releases manifesto

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 08:06
Much-delayed manifesto by Hindu nationalist party promises to revive economy but says no to FDI in multi-brand retail.
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India begins world's largest election

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 07:50
GAUHATI, India (AP) — India started the world's largest election Monday, sealing international borders along its remote northeast while voters made their way past lush rice paddies and over rickety bamboo bridges and pot-holed dirt roads to reach the polls.
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India begins six-week general election

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 04:16
Voting begins in world's largest democracy, in a poll which could spell the end of the Congress party's time in power.
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India kicks off world's biggest election in remote northeast

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 04:02
By Shyamantha Asokan DIBRUGARGH, India (Reuters) - The first Indians cast their votes in the world's biggest election on Monday with Hindu nationalist opposition candidate Narendra Modi seen holding a strong lead on promises of economic revival and jobs but likely to fall short of a majority. The CSDS poll found that almost half of voters in Assam, who have one of the country's lowest per capita ...
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India voters kick off world's biggest election

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 02:59
Indians began voting in the world's biggest election Monday which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest.
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India votes in world's biggest election

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 21:19
The first Indian voters head to the polls Monday for the world's biggest election, set to sweep the opposition Hindu nationalists to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest.
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India to kick off world's biggest election in remote northeast

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 20:45
By Shyamantha Asokan LAHOAL, India (Reuters) - Indians start voting in the world's biggest ever election on Monday, with a Hindu nationalist opposition party that has promised economic rejuvenation and jobs tipped to emerge as the clear leader but likely to fall short of an absolute majority. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, and its allies are forecast to ...
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China bristles as India goes to polls

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 23:58
THE dangerous rivalry between the two nuclear-armed Asian giants, China and India, is set to sharpen if Narendra Modi, the Hindu nationalist, scores his predicted victory in elections in the world’s largest democracy that get under way tomorrow.
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Top Asian News at 5:00 a.m. GMT

class="feed-item-source">Regional - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 06:02
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan voters lined up for blocks at polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the nation's first democratic transfer of power. Amid tight security, men in traditional tunics and loose trousers, and women clad in the all-encompassing burqas arrived at polling centers more than an hour ...
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