Asia

Russia favours closer economic ties with China

Moscow, April 19 (IANS) — The country eyes closer economic ties with China, with bilateral trade’s turnover expected... (more...)

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Online shopping gaining popularity in Nepal

Kathmandu, April 18 (IANS) — With the middle class getting more tech-friendly in Nepal, it is no wonder that people... (more...)

World to face acute food shortage by 2050: US expert

Washington, April 18 (IANS) — In a shocking report, a top scientist from the US Agency for International Development... (more...)

Myanmar gets $4 bn foreign investment

Yangon, April 18 (IANS) — Myanmar got $4.107 billion foreign investment in the fiscal year 2013-14, up from $1.4 billion... (more...)

China’s home price growth decelerates

Beijing, April 18 (IANS) — Home prices in major Chinese cities grew at a slower pace in March, with fewer cities reporting... (more...)

Obama warns Russia of new sanctions

Washington, April 18 (IANS) — US President Barack Obama Thursday spoke cautiously about an agreement on the Ukraine... (more...)

US releases $450 mn of Iran’s frozen funds

Washington, April 18 (IANS) — The US has taken steps to release a $450-million installment of Iran’s frozen funds... (more...)

China’s Weibo, Leju make trading debut on US market

Washington, April 18 (IANS) — Chinese firms, Weibo Corporation and Leju Holdings Limited, made their trading debut... (more...)

China’s next five-year plan eyes deepening of reforms

Beijing, April 18 (IANS) — China’s top economic planning body Thursday said that it has started to formulate... (more...)

Half-Saudi children will enjoy same rights as Saudis

Riyadh, April 17 (IANS) — Children born to expatatriates, who have married Saudi women, will be treated as Saudis for... (more...)

Sensex up 352 points; IT, bank stocks gain (Roundup)

Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) — A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed 352 points or 1.58 percent up Thursday,... (more...)

100 companies to take part in India Show in Hong Kong

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) — Over a hundred companies and 200 dcelegates led by Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher will... (more...)

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Four elephants die from shoddy electrical wires in Indian forest

VANCOUVER DESI A wild elephant has died after it was electrocuted when it stumbled into low hanging electrical wires in a northeastern Indian forest, according…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Six-year-old worshipped for patch of hair on his back that has grown into a tail

VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old Indian boy is being worshipped by villagers for a small patch of hair on his back that has grown into a…
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Opinion: Britain’s youngest mom — 12-year-old — isn’t a case for the midwife, it’s a case for the police

ALLISON PEARSON THE DAILY TELEGRAPH  A girl aged 12 years and three months became Britain’s youngest mother over the weekend. She was still at primary…
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Blogs

Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI The recent 9% BC Hydro rate increase was no April Fools’ prank.  Did it motivate you to find ways to save?…
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Indian Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi gestures to supporters during a rally in New Delhi on April 6, 2014. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Wicked Cricket: Vancouver Windies’ victorious third time in a row

VIDU SAHABANDU VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Windies bagged another victory on Sunday and are looking forward to a fourth to make it to the semifinals. Captain…
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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

Indian dishes made simple with Bal Arneson’s latest cookbook featuring tasty seasoning combinations JULIAN ARMSTRONG POSTMEDIA NEWS Indian cooking has become ever more popular, thanks…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAI, India — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers…
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