S. Asia

Bangladesh becomes new customer for Saskatchewan potash

THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON — Saskatchewan has a new customer for the province’s potash. A contract with Bangladesh... (more...)

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India may witness poor monsoon this year

Pune, April 23 (IANS) — India may witness poor rainfall this monsoon season, scientists said Wednesday. This has been... (more...)

DLF leases 3 million sq ft office space in 2013-14

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) — India’s largest real estate developer DLF Wednesday said it leased out three million... (more...)

Nepal government to inspect Mt Everest avalanche site

Kathmandu, April 23 (IANS) — Five days after one of the deadliest avalanches hit Nepal’s mountaineering area,... (more...)

Indian envoy for early economic accord with Indonesia

Jakarta, April 23 (IANS) — India will push for early conclusion of an economic accord with Indonesia to achieve the... (more...)

Paris Motor Show woes Indian visitors

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) — The world’s oldest automobile exhibition – the Paris Motor Show – expects... (more...)

Delhi HC asks why coins with Vaishno Devi image issued

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) — The Delhi High Court Wednesday questioned the issuance of Rs.5 denomination coins with... (more...)

Sensex, Nifty at new highs; capital goods sector gains (Roundup)

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) — A benchmark index of Indian equities markets touched a record high of 22,912.52 points Wednesday... (more...)

Mobile number portability requests up by 2.47 mn in February: TRAI

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) — Requests for mobile number portability (MNP) increased by 2.47 million in February last,... (more...)

‘Goa sells maximum beer in India’

Panaji, April 23 (IANS) — Goa sells maximum beer in India and urban Indians are getting hooked onto super premium beers,... (more...)

‘Stress number one lifestyle risk among Indian employees’

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) — Stress is the number one lifestyle risk factor among Indian workers, ranking above physical... (more...)

Sri Lanka suspends sending workers to Libya

Colombo, April 23 (IANS) — Sri Lanka Wednesday suspended sending its citizens for work to Libya due to the volatile... (more...)

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Video: Leopard causes panic in Indian city as it springs from the roof, chases rescue workers, bites a man

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Vivek Oberoi supports Narendra Modi, calls him karma yogi

IANS Mumbai  – Actor Vivek Oberoi has come out in support of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and says he is…
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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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