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Assam has been flooded three times in the last four months by the Brahmaputra River AFP, Biju Boro

Two million flee India floods as aid effort struggles

GUWAHATI, India (AFP) — Fresh rains hampered a military air operation to help flood victims in northeastern India, where more than two million people have been forced from their homes, officials said Wednesday. Disaster management chiefs overseeing the aid effort in Assam state also said the number of people killed in flood-related incidents had reached …

Daily News Egypt

Foodist at work by Nada Badawi

Bite Me Cairo: A Tuk Tuk to Jaisalmer

Food for thought. Never imagined I’d employ that cliché, but in this case it fits. Let’s eat, drink and be merry for the betterment of the world. I like it. Restaurants are cultural places anyway—art, music, food, fashion, and politics. Why not take it the extra kilometer and entertain ourselves for the forces of good?

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Singapore PM urges India to push reforms

New Delhi (AFP) — Singapore’s prime minister on Wednesday urged India to press ahead with economic reforms and added that foreign investors need a “predictable” environment in which to invest their money. Visiting Prime Minister Lee HsienLoong’s comments in New Delhi come as foreign investors have expressed growing concern about India’s paralysed reform process, policy …

Daily News Egypt

PE firm Abraaj set for more deals, eyes India

By Sitaraman Shankar and Dinesh Nair / Reuters DUBAI: Abraaj Capital, the Middle East’s largest private equity firm, is set to unveil more deal-making soon and plans a major push into India. “In the next couple of months, we will call you guys again and again because we have a robust pipeline that is reaching completion,” …

DNE

India’s democratic tempest

By Shashi Tharoor NEW DELHI: April might be the cruelest month, but, for India’s major political parties this year, March was fairly brutal. On March 6, following an American-style “Super Tuesday” of its own, India announced the results of five state assembly elections, which confounded pollsters, surprised pundits, and shook a complacent political establishment. Nothing went …

DNE

Hindu protesters disrupt bin Laden movie in India

By AFP Right-wing Hindu activists this week disrupted shooting for Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow’s movie on the hunt for Osama bin Laden, protesting at the use of Indian locations to portray Pakistan. Members of the hardline Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) stormed the set in Chandigarh — the northern Indian city famously designed by Swiss-French architect Le …

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