» 09/17/2012, 00.00
India's decision to open retail sector to global chains could bring down government
A major ally of the ruling coalition, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Benerjee, said her party would quit the government if New Delhi did not stop the plan to allow 51 per cent foreign direct investment by giants like Wal-Mart and Carrefour in the multi-brand retail sector. This is expected to hit hard small retailers.
Give power back to the people, says Bao Tong on the PRC’s 60th anniversary
A former aide to Zhao Ziyang, held by the authorities for 20 years, talks about how Chinese leaders are preparing to celebrate their so-called power, whilst hiding the country’s real problems: corruption, lack of freedom and civil rights, and pollution. He insists that all the people of China want is more democracy and freedom.
09/06/2009 INDIA – CHINA
Beijing and New Delhi at loggerheads over the sale of fake Chinese drugs in Africa
Nigerian authorities slam the sale of fake generic anti-malarial drugs labelled `Made in India' which are, in fact, made in China. New Delhi complains that this is not an isolated incident and that “there is no reason for Nigeria to be the only country to be receiving such consignments.”
Uttar Pradesh, depression and suicide among silk weavers because of economic crisis
Unemployment, malnutrition, and extensive debt have driven 47 workers to take their lives between 2003 and 2007. Human rights activists warn: the nationalist faction and the Hindu fundamentalist wing could exploit the unrest in view of the elections, to "foment ethnic conflict."
09/02/2017 09:25:00 INDIA
India, Protestants launch a "coal fast" against global warming
Rev. Thomas K Oommen, moderator of the Church of South India, invites believers to change their lifestyle and approach to the environment during Lent. "Spend time with friends and family, eat simple food, traveling less and rejoice in God's creation."
30/06/2010 CHINA – INDIA
India and China vying for energy
For years, Beijing has used diplomacy to secure energy supplies, opening the way for its state-owned companies. Now New Delhi wants to do the game.
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