S. Asia

Japan-Canada trade talks stalled with no meetings in sight

By Mike Blanchfield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Trade talks have stalled between Canada and Japan — one of the... (more...)

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India Inc expects Modi government focus on rural economy: Assocham

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) — On the eve of the Narendra Modi government completing one year in office, industry body... (more...)

Nepal Stock Exchange resumes operations after one month

Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) — The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) resumed its operations on Sunday almost a month after... (more...)

Modi is effective but graft, land bill, inflation remain issues: Survey (One Year of Modi Government: Exclusive to IANS)

By Biswajit Choudhury New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) — Seventy-two percent of the people feel satisfied with the performance... (more...)

Jaitley, I-T brass meeting Monday on non-adversarial tax regime

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) — Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will on Monday address tax commissioners and director generals... (more...)

Modi is effective but graft, land bill, inflation remain: Survey (One Year of Modi Government: Exclusive to IANS)

By Biswajit Choudhury New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) — Seventy-two percent of the people feel satisfied with the performance... (more...)

Euphoria gone but hope yet for realty industry (Comment. One Year of Modi government. Special to IANS)

By Vinod Behl For India’s realty industry, the initial euphoria has died down and the high expectations have also... (more...)

25 achievements, 25 challenges (One Year of Modi Government) (To Go With: Return of ‘feel good factor’ for Indian economy)

The following are a set of 25 key achievements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government in the past one year, as listed... (more...)

Return of ‘feel good factor’ for Indian economy (One Year of Modi gvernment)

By Biswajit Choudhury and Aparajita Gupta New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) — Recent reviews of global institutions and the... (more...)

Global burger joints want no beef with India (Business Feature)

By Durga Chakravarty New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) — International burgers eating into India’s spicy street food market... (more...)

Religious leaders may soon promote cleanliness in trains

Panaji, May 23 (IANS) — Religious leaders from all faiths may be roped in to promote cleanliness in India’s trains... (more...)

Rolta India’s net profit at Rs.245.17 crore during 2014-15

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) — Technology firm Rolta India Ltd. on Saturday said its net consolidated profit during the fiscal... (more...)

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100 year journey

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Blogs

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Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

Two lawsuits have been filed against the famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar in British Columbia, Canada. Two former students and employees of Shiamak Davar allege…
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Pioneers

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B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

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Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

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The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

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