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Building collapse in Dhaka
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Rana Plaza disaster may happen again unless big brands have less power
The Guardian
One year after the Bangladesh factory collapse, big companies must make changes that are more than mere window dressing | Rana Plaza disaster: a relative holds a picture of a missing worker, who was working in the factory in Savar, Bangladesh, when it collapsed. Photograph: Reuters | While some meas...
Relatives of mountaineers, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cry during the funeral ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 21, 2014.
(photo: AP / Niranjan Shrestha)
Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche
Lexington Herald-Leader
KATMANDU, Nepal — Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community. | Nepal's government said late Monday it would consider the Sher...
India may witness poor monsoon this year
Newstrack India
Tweet | Pune, April 23 (IANS) India may witness poor rainfall this monsoon season, scientists said Wednesday. | This has been linked to the El Nino, a weather phenomenon characterized by unusually warm ocean surface temperatures in the central and ea...
Indian motorsports body's chief executive quits
Newstrack India
Tweet | Chennai, April 23 (IANS) The so-called 'winds of change' that swept through the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) last winter seemed to have come a full circle with the resignation of its chief executive Rajan Syal. | In a sud...
Pakistan raises $1.1 billion from first 3G, 4G auction
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan raised $903 million in its first auction for 3G mobile phone networks on Wednesday, as well as $210 million for the more advanced 4G spectrum, with four foreign-owned companies emerging as winners from the long-anticipa...
Sri Lanka aims to attract huge foreign students, plans to open 10 universities
Sri Lanka is opening up its public university system attracting significant investment with plans to allow 10 private universities to operate locally by 2020, an official said Wednesday. ...
Pills, Medicines, Drugs
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India's Glenmark pulls 2,900 bottles of ulcer drug in U.S.
MUMBAI, April 18 (Reuters) - India's Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd is recalling some 2,900 bottles of its stomach ulcer drug ranitidine in the United States after a foreign tablet w...
Exterior view of VMware headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif.,
AP / Paul Sakuma
VMware plans $500 mn investment in India operations
The Hindu
US-based cloud computing services provider VMware today said it plans to invest up to USD 500 million in India over the next three years to fund its growing operations in the mar...
Turmeric rhizome.
GFDL / Badagnani
Turmeric sparkles as orders flow from N. India
The Hindu
Spot turmeric prices at Erode continued to increase as orders flowed from North India. | “Traders in Erode received more upcountry orders, so they are quoting higher price. P...
Pakistani toddler gets new liver in India
Gulf News
Two-year-old Aziz is youngest among 500 patients from Pakistan treated at Indian hospital ...
Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier
U~T San Diego
Share Photo✉ | FILE - In this May 18, 2003 file photo, mountaineers pass through the treacherous Khumbu Icefall on their way to Mount Everest near Everest Base camp, Nepal. The Khumbu Icefall is a river of ice, a kilometer or s...
BJP upset at Mumbai principal's 'anti-Modi' advice
Headlines India
Mumbai, April 23: The BJP Wednesday complained to the Election Commission against a college principal for sending an email to students allegedly criticising the Gujarat model of development and advising them to "choose well". | The complaint has name...
Sri Lanka to deport UK tourist with Buddha tattoo
STL Today
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities plan to deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm. | Police spokesman Ajith Rohana says Naomi Coleman was detained at Colombo's airport after she arrived from India o...
South Asia Industrial
Mount Everest Tibet
(photo: WN / Yeshe Choesang)
Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche
Times Union
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive. | Just minutes before the avalanche hit on Friday, about 60 Sherpa guides had been backed up along the dangerous Khumbu Icefa...
South Asia Technology
Asus - Computer - Technology - Device
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Asus eyes 10% share in India tablet market
The Hindu
Taiwanese technology firm Asus today said it aims to grow its share in the Indian tablet market to 10 per cent by the end of this year as it expands product portfolio and enhances retail presence across the country. | “Currently, we have single digit market share between 3—5 per cent. The Indian tablet market is estimated to be about 50...

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