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Apr 09, 2007 Chinese Fakes: Tough to Police: The country is being told to crack down on piracy of products and intellectual property, but the problem is a global one that will be tough to stamp out

QUOTE: Chinese authorities have made honest efforts in recent years to improve enforcement ... But counterfeiters are growing more sophisticated about how they manufacture and distribute knockoffs, especially exploiting extensive global supply networks. There's also evidence that as China clamps down, production of the knockoffs is shifting to India and Russia.

Feb 08, 2007 Indians Buy Organs With Impunity

QUOTE: More than 500 people across the state of Tamil Nadu say they've sold their kidneys to organ brokers, in violation of a ban enacted in 1994. Since then, however, the agency responsible for enforcing the ban has frequently turned a blind eye.

Nov 07, 2006 China to Pass U.S. in 2009 in Emissions

QUOTE: "as a developing country, China is exempt from the Kyoto Protocol’s requirements for reductions in emissions of global warming gases....the unexpected speed with which China is emerging as the biggest contributor to global warming. Still, China has resisted limits on its own emissions and those of other developing countries."

New York Times
Sep 12, 2006 `Anti-dumping law must be applied to whole industry: There should be total transparency and fairness in its implementation, says Supreme Court

QUOTE: The court said that the purpose of imposition of anti-dumping duty on goods imported from foreign countries was both to redress injury and to prevent material retardation of the establishment or growth of that domestic industry.

Aug 14, 2006 Muslims in India 'Targeted With Suspicion': Residents of Thriving Bombay District Describe Rising Tension in Wake of Train Bombings

QUOTE: in the wake of the devastating July 11 train bombings in Bombay...residents here say they feel fingers of suspicion and hate pointing at all Muslims, not just jobless slum youths and bearded students from Islamic radical groups.

Washington Post
Jul 31, 2006 A Small Charity Takes Lead in Fighting a Disease

QUOTE: If approval is will be the first time a charity has succeeded in ushering a drug to market...This novel way of helping people whose needs have not been met by for-profit pharmaceutical companies is gaining traction.

New York Times
May 12, 2006 AIDS Groups in India Sue to Halt Patent for U.S. Drug

QUOTE: Two patients-rights groups asked Indian authorities to stop Gilead Sciences, a California biopharmaceutical company, from patenting the antiretroviral drug Viread...cheaper versions will become illegal, and the drug will become too costlyfor patients here and in other developing countries...

New York Times
May 03, 2006 Plumbing the Depths of Indian Widowhood

QUOTE: [Many Hindu widows in India--Ed.] live a life of deprivation. They go to die in designated widow houses, inside crumbling walls and on bare earth without bedding or furnishings, amid brass pots and dim corners. Their bangles broken and removed, their hair shaved off, they lead lonely, ascetic lives, disconnected from their families and ostracized.

Washington Post
Mar 30, 2006 Doctor in India Jailed for Telling Sex of a Fetus

QUOTE: An Indian law passed in 1994 bars doctors from using ultrasound tests on pregnant women to determine the sex of the fetus...

New York Times
Jan 07, 2006 Asia Keeps Burmese Industry Humming: Trade, Both Legal and Illegal, Blunts Effect of U.S. Economic Sanctions

QUOTE: Burmese industry and exports were on the decline in the 1990s as a result of progressive attempts by the United States to tighten economic sanctions on Burma, protesting its suppression of democracy. But the effort to pressure its rulers has been vastly undercut by the enthusiasm of other countries, especially Burma's Asian neighbors, to tap its cheap workforce and abundant natural resources...

Washington Post
Dec 18, 2005 The Restless Children of the Dalai Lama

QUOTE: Pictures of Ngodup in flames are ubiquitous in Dharamsala, the town in the Himalayan foothills of northern India that has served as the capital of the Tibetan exile community since 1960. He is a martyr and hero to a new generation of Tibetans born and educated in India - a generation that is beginning to call into question the longstanding Western idea of the Tibetans as devout Buddhists, willing to embrace only the quietest ways of protest and political engagement. They speak of Ngodup as the kind of freedom fighter Tibet urgently needs: someone who acts out of his own feelings and conviction, rejecting the passivity required of him by the Tibetan leadership.

New York Times
Aug 08, 2005 From Superstition to Savagery: Women Accused of Witchcraft Face Violence in Rural India

QUOTE: At sundown, Pusanidevi Manjhi recalled, nine village men stormed into her house shouting, "Witch, witch!" and dragged her out by her hair as her six small children watched helplessly.

Washington Post
Mar 29, 2005 What Dell Support Thinks of Dell Support

QUOTE: ...Dell technicians would sometimes know right off that a problem required a replacement component, "but we are bound by company policy which prohibits us from dispatching components until we finish the script given us by Dell management,"...

Mar 28, 2005 Saving Nonproliferation

QUOTE: While claiming to be protecting the world from proliferation threats in Iraq, Libya, Iran and North Korea, American leaders not only have abandoned existing treaty restraints but also have asserted plans to test and develop new weapons...abandoned past pledges and now threaten first use of nuclear weapons against nonnuclear states.

Washington Post
Jan 18, 2005 Tsunami Opens Fault Lines in Old Caste System: India's Untouchables Allege Discrimination In Allocation of Aid

QUOTE: ...villages have openly protested what they call discrimination against them in the provision of relief supplies and access to shelters.

Washington Post
Apr 30, 2004 Study Finds 25 Nations Hindered by Corruption

QUOTE: A survey of government accountability and openness in 25 countries around the globe has found that each one is challenged by corruption and lacks sufficient protections against electoral abuses, including developed democracies such as the United States, Germany and Japan.

Washington Post
Apr 10, 2004 Wrath Over a Hindu God: U.S. Scholars' Writings Draw Threats From Faithful

QUOTE: ...academics writing about Hinduism have encountered similar hostility, from tossed eggs to assaults to threats of extradition and prosecution in India.

Washington Post
Jan 17, 2004 Indian Filmmakers Feel Sting of Censorship Growing Intolerance Blamed as Documentaries About Violence in Gujarat Are Banned

QUOTE: Several documentaries that investigate the horrors of the brutal bloodshed that lasted for weeks in Gujarat in 2002 have been rejected by the film festival's organizers, banned by India's censorship board or faced threats from Hindu extremist groups.

Washington Post
Jun 21, 2003 Beware of Indian Brides Bearing Gifts

QUOTE: Sharma is being hailed as a modern Indian heroine for having stood up against a patriarchal tradition that treats women as commodities to be bought and sold. She is not.

Asia Times Online
May 29, 2003 Charitable Misgivings: Some local Indian-Americans want to put the brakes on charitable giving after a report that the money could be trickling into some of the wrong places

QUOTE: earned in Silicon Valley is being diverted to India to stoke the flames of ethnic rivalries...

Metro (Silicon Valley)
May 23, 2003 Dowry-busting bride wins star status

QUOTE: A young Indian girl has become a celebrity for resisting her in-laws demands for a dowry and sending her groom to jail for it.

CNN (Cable News Network)
May 12, 2003 Author seeks damages over soap

QUOTE: Ms Bradford accused the TV station of "stealing my ideas, my imagination, my hard work and my ability as a writer".

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Apr 08, 2003 Leap toward ageism a backward step in dance

QUOTE: Stalinism in the arts is always bad news, and Stalinism coupled with ageism and the assumption that the classic dances of India ought to inspire body-worship rather than reverence is downright ridiculous.

Los Angeles Times
Oct 11, 2002 Leaks at India's nuclear-power plants: cause for concern? technology designed to upgrade safety at [nuclear] power plants is too expensive for developing countries like India.

Christian Science Monitor
Oct 07, 2002 Wildlife smugglers target Indian animals

QUOTE: But environmentalist groups say that India's location - midway between the Middle East and China - make it a more convenient shopping spot for those looking for wildlife products. Indeed, India is a victim of its own success.

Sep 06, 2002 Harassment Suit in U.S. Shifts India's Work Culture

QUOTE: "With about two-thirds of India's 365 billion rupees ($7.54 billion) in export revenue coming from the United States, where sexual harassment in the workplace is treated with far more gravity than in India, companies are concerned not just about their image but also their financial welfare."

New York Times
Aug 17, 2002 Holy Cow a Myth? An Indian Finds the Kick Is Real

QUOTE: Within days the book had been canceled by Mr. Jha's academic publisher, burned outside his home by religious activists and...banned by a Hyderabad civil court...His offense? To say...early Hindus ate beef.

New York Times
Aug 14, 2002 Where Freedom Reigns

QUOTE: The more time you spend in India the more you realize that is one of the world's great wonders — a miracle with message. And the message is that democracy matters.

New York Times
May 28, 2002 Musharraf Pledges to Rein in Militants: New Vow On Kashmir Fails to Sway India

QUOTE: ...Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, tonight tried to stave off the threat of war with India, promising once again to keep Pakistani militants out of Indian-controlled Kashmir. India said he failed to keep a similar pledge four months ago...

Washington Post
Mar 08, 2002 Slaughter in the Name of God

QUOTE: ...India undergoes its worst bout of Hindu-Muslim bloodletting in more than a decade...Police chiefs have been excusing their men's unwillingness to defend the citizens...

Washington Post
Jan 09, 2002 Legal Eagles, Beating Back the Vultures: the Lawyers of 9-11 Put Public Good Above Personal Gain -- So Far

QUOTE: More than a few of us predicted that a tidal wave of ambulance-chasing lawsuits after the terrorist attacks last Sept. 11 would make the famous litigation feeding frenzy in Bhopal, India, in 1984 look like a Sunday school picnic. That hasn't happened. Yet.

Washington Post
Jan 07, 2002 Defining Terrorism Tricky for Pakistan

QUOTE: ...repeated warnings from Musharraf that terrorism launched from Afghanistan is one thing, rebellion in Kashmir another. Pakistan's overriding national cause -- self-determination for fellow Muslims in Kashmir -- must not be blurred into the struggle to extinguish terrorism that has become paramount for the United States since Sept. 11, he said.

Washington Post
Nov 01, 2001 The Rich-Poor Division is in Stark Relief in Talks for Trade Agenda

QUOTE: ...emboldened developing countries to insist on a broad "public health" exception to international patent rules for other drugs....if the United States can cede special trading rights to Pakistan's textile and apparel makers to help a frontline ally, it should ease barriers for clothing makers in all poor countries.

New York Times
Oct 21, 2001 Can War Bring Peace to Kashmir?

QUOTE: Islamabad must publicly recognize that the greater part of Kashmir will remain under Indian sovereignty...New Delhi must drop its pretense that the Kashmir problem is not central to Indo-Pakistani relations and is a purely internal Indian matter...

New York Times
Oct 03, 2001 An Ally's Terrorism

ABSTRACT: Pakistan is a critical ally in the war on terrorism against the Taliban, but the US cannot ignore Pakistan's toleration/support of Islamic terrorism against India arising out of the Kashmir conflict.

Washington Post
Jul 31, 2001 Johns Hopkins Investigating Clinical Trial in India: Patients Allegedly Were Not Fully Informed of Risks of Cancer Drug Used in Researcher's Study

QUOTE: In recent weeks, after the death of a young woman in an asthma study, federal watchdogs have clamped harsh controls over the 2,800 federally funded clinical trials being conducted at the university and demanded that school officials review each to make sure they were approved according to proper procedures.

Washington Post
Jul 08, 2001 Agony Over Kashmir Echoes in An Indian Courtroom

QUOTE: ...fighting in which Indian troops ascended glaciers, snowfields and rocky crags to attack Pakistani bunkers under heavy fire, the Pakistanis were driven out...

New York Times

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