S. Asia

India’s forex reserves rise to $309.44 bn

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) — India’s foreign exchange (forex) reserves rose by $2.79 billion to $309.44 billion... (more...)

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Reliance Industries sees net profit of Rs.21,984 crore in 2013-14

Chennai, April 18 (IANS) — The Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Friday said it closed fiscal 2013-14... (more...)

Modi for Team India, says won’t divide country in name of secularism (Roundup)

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) — Pitching for a “Team India”, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi... (more...)

Modi open to pan-India retail tax, pushes for jobs, infrastructure

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) — A pan-India goods and services tax with the support of state governments, a push for infrastructure... (more...)

Trade, commerce to drive India-US ties: Modi

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) — BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Friday said that trade, commerce and technology... (more...)

‘Media ignored Manmohan Singh’s development pitch’

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) — With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh set to lay down office in about a month, his communication... (more...)

NHRC seeks report on artificial ripening of fruit

Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) — The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a report from the health ministry... (more...)

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...)

India’s first double-decker flyover opens in Mumbai

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) — India’s first double-decker flyover was opened for public use in this west coast megapolis... (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...)

‘Gujarat model: It is about economic freedom, innovation, pride’

New Delhi , April 18 (IANS) — Is the Gujarat model of development – one of the central themes of this year’s... (more...)

Rajat Gupta starts prison term June 17

New York, April 18 (IANS) — Rajat Gupta, India-born former director of Goldman Sachs Group, convicted in 2012 for insider... (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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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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India Elections

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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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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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