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India to seek foreign investment in giant, creaking rail network

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

India will soon invite foreign businesses to help expand its once-mighty but now outdated railways, government sources said, in a move that would mark the opening up of one [...] » More

Bangladesh at Risk

Bangladesh at Risk

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

In Bangladesh’s parliamentary elections on January 5, everyone lost. The vote was marred by bloodshed, boycotted by the opposition, and notable for a dearth of actual [...] » More

Cambodians Risk Their Lives for $160 a Month

Cambodians Risk Their Lives for $160 a Month

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Phoung Sreymom, 23, is a seamstress in Building 32 of the massive Canadia Industrial Park outside Phnom Penh. She lives with her husband and 2-year-old son in a small room [...] » More

Maid claims she suffered while working for Devyani Khobragade

Maid claims she suffered while working for Devyani Khobragade

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Indiatimes | 6:00 AM

As Devyani Khobragade heads back to India, her domestic worker Sangeeta Richard on Friday broke her silence and claimed that she suffered while working for the Indian [...] » More

Three Indians allege police abuse in Singapore riot case

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Indiatimes | 6:00 AM

Three Indians, facing charges in Singapore court for their alleged roles in December 8 riots here, have filed a formal complaint of police assault with the Internal Affairs [...] » More

Shares of Indian gold lenders up on central bank rule change

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Shares of India’s gold-based finance companies soared on Thursday after the central bank eased rules on amounts they could loan in return for gold deposits. The Reserve [...] » More

US, India reach deal to end feud over diplomat

US, India reach deal to end feud over diplomat

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An Indian diplomat whose arrest in New York sparked an intense row was leaving the United States as she was hit with federal charges over treatment of her servant, officials [...] » More

India to seek foreign investment in giant, creaking rail network

11-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

India will soon invite foreign businesses to help expand its once-mighty but now outdated railways, government sources said, in a move that would mark the opening up of one [...] » More

Bangladesh to swear in new MPs after disputed polls

Bangladesh to swear in new MPs after disputed polls

10-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Bangladesh’s newly elected lawmakers were set to be sworn in Thursday as the victorious ruling party moved to form a government days after a general election marred by [...] » More

Moody’s downgrades Qantas to ‘junk’ status

10-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Embattled Australian carrier Qantas faces a further increase in its borrowing costs after Moody’s downgraded its credit rating to “junk” status Thursday, [...] » More

India tells US to close embassy club; row exposes flaws in ties

India tells US to close embassy club; row exposes flaws in ties

10-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

India ordered the United States on Wednesday to close down an embassy club for expatriate Americans in New Delhi, escalating a diplomatic row that has brought faultlines in [...] » More

Australian PM defends secrecy over border protection

Australian PM defends secrecy over border protection

10-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott defended the government’s secrecy over its border protection policy Thursday after reports that boats had been turned back to [...] » More

Danone to sue New Zealand’s Fonterra over baby formula recall

10-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

French food group Danone said it would sue wholesale dairy exporter Fonterra and stop buying products from the New Zealand firm following a contamination scare that sparked [...] » More

Malaysia seeks Indian support in education, biodiversity

10-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Firstpost | 6:00 AM

New Delhi, January 8 (IANS) Malaysia wants to collaborate closely with India in the areas of biodiversity and education, Malaysia’s minister for Natural Resources and [...] » More

UN wants inquiry into strikers’ deaths in Cambodia

UN wants inquiry into strikers’ deaths in Cambodia

10-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The UN human rights agency urged Cambodia to launch an investigation into the “disproportionate” use of force by security forces last week against garment factory [...] » More