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Western work will return if East is overused
Kumar Gautam, 17 April 2004
If demand for Indian IT workers leads to a drop in service quality, many businesses - already under attack for fuelling job losses - may be forced to close operations there.
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Bangladesh bans 'bird flu' products
Golam Mustofa Sarowar, 30 January 2004
The Bangladeshi Government has banned the import of chicks from countries affected by bird flu, while a mystery disease sweeps the provinces.
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Alternative world forum seeks solutions
Glory Mushinge, 19 January 2004
The World Social Forum (WSF) has opened in India amidst hopes of finding answers to some of the world's most pressing issues.
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'Luxury for the people' in India
Kuber Sharma, 5 January 2004
As India's seemingly unstoppable ascent in the global economic market continues, luxury goods manufacturers target its burgeoning middle classes.
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Calling time on India's pending crisis
Kuber Sharma, 22 December 2003
Enthusiastic, and fresh-faced on the way in, they are bitter, disillusioned and unsure of their identities when they leave. Is India's call centre industry killing the country?
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A Sri Lankan holiday - after 20 years
Anthony Dhanendran, 2 November 2003
European tourists are once again romancing the breathtaking Sri Lankan beach of Nilaveli on the Bay of Bengal. Only two years ago, the scene here was of a bloody battleground.
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Pakistan calls for Islamic attack on terrorism
Tahir Gurchani, 13 October 2003
Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf has called on the world's Islamic states to form a co-ordinated attack against terrorism and extremism.
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India awaits its place in the WiFi world
Kuber Sharma, 9 September 2003
Before the world could be wired up into a global village, it is already being converted into a wireless planet. But India's red tape and bureacracy means frustrated users are having to wait to join in.
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Mumbai bombings wound peace process
Deepa Kandaswamy, 26 August 2003
Monday's lunchtime bomb blasts marked the 10th anniversary of a bombing campaign that demolished Mumbai's image as the New York of India in 1993. The implications are many…
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India's 'third sex': Ridiculed, persecuted, shunned
Smita Sahay, 5 July 2003
A poignant portrayal of the travails of India's eunuchs.
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