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India's budget: A deft balancing act

India's budget: A deft balancing act | South Asia Current Events | Scoop.it
Business analyst Alam Srinivas dissects the last budget of the Congress Party-led UPA government in India.
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The US has its budget problems, so does India. From Emily Jardel.

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Britain and India to agree cyber crime joint taskforce

Britain and India to agree cyber crime joint taskforce | South Asia Current Events | Scoop.it
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Britain and India are expected to agree to set up a joint task force to fight cyber crime on Tuesday, a move London hopes will help it safeguard the personal banking and mobile phone data of millions of Britons, much of which is...
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As more of our financial data lives online, protecting the security of that data becomes an international problem.

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Video: Buddha statue taboo in Iran - Daily Mirror

Video: Buddha statue taboo in Iran - Daily Mirror | South Asia Current Events | Scoop.it
Video: Buddha statue taboo in Iran - Daily Mirror (Video: Buddha statue taboo in Iran. - Daily Mirror http://t.co/tfzvOfSO)
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This starts out as an interesting story about the conflicting beliefs of two major world religions, but then devolves into discussions about Barbie dolls and the Simpsons. 

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Pakistan: Authorities must do more to protect Hazara community from deadly attacks | Amnesty International

Pakistan: Authorities must do more to protect Hazara community from deadly attacks | Amnesty International | South Asia Current Events | Scoop.it
The Pakistan authorities must do more to protect the persecuted Shi’a Hazara minority community following a devastating attack in Quetta that killed scores.
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The Hazara first came to my attention from the book "The Kite Runner." 

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Bhutan To Be First Country to Go 100% Organic

Bhutan To Be First Country to Go 100% Organic | South Asia Current Events | Scoop.it
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan will be the first nation to transition to a 100% organic farming model in the near future. (RT @r3port3r: Exciting: farming nation of Bhutan first country to go 100% organic -- No GMOs allowed!
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The main thing I know about the Himalayan Mountain nation of Bhutan is that it is the pioneer in measuring "Gross National Happiness." Is the use of 100% organic farming related?

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Maldives crisis: Should India play big brother?

Maldives crisis: Should India play big brother? | South Asia Current Events | Scoop.it
After former Maldives president Mohd Nasheed takes refuge in the Indian High Commission in Male, the crisis sparks a diplomatic row between that country and India.
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Nasheed was an interesting president and seemed to me very forward thinking, especially regarding global warming. There seems to be quite a problem over his term.

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