S. Asia

IMF says Asia to lead growth in 2015, helped by lower oil prices, despite slowdown in China

By Elaine Kurtenbach THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — Asian economies will lead world growth in 2015, expanding at a 5.6... (more...)

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US business and industry urged to seize India’s potential

By Arun Kumar Washington, May 7 (IANS) — With India moving quickly on its commitment to reform, the new Indian ambassador... (more...)

Key Indian equities indices open tad higher, but sink

Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) — Key Indian equities indices opened slightly higher on Thursday but sank soon after, following... (more...)

Authorities in 2nd Chinese city open investigation into Uber s operations

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Chinese police have visited Uber offices in a second city in a widening investigation... (more...)

India becoming one of world’s fastest growing economies: IMF

By Arun Kumar Washington, May 7 (IANS) — India’s growth rate is expected to rise to 7.5 percent this year and... (more...)

IMF says Asia to lead growth in 2015, helped by lower oil prices, despite slowdown in China

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — The International Monetary Fund says Asian economies will grow at a 5.6 per cent pace... (more...)

Cabinet approves revision of double taxation avoidance agreement

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) — The union cabinet on Wednesday approved revision of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement... (more...)

Nepalese conglomerate to build 1000 homes, 100 schools

Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) — Nepalese conglomerate CG Corp Global plans to build 1000 transitional homes and 100 primary... (more...)

Cabinet gives approval to pension, insurance schemes

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) — The union cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to operationalising three social sector... (more...)

11 Indian firms in Forbes Global 2000 list

By Arun Kumar Washington, May 6 (IANS) — Eleven Indian companies figure in Forbes magazine’s annual list of the... (more...)

US-based online payments firm Kachyng comes to India

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) — San Francisco-based payments technology company Kachyng has launched its Indian operations,... (more...)

India, Iran ink deal on Chabahar port

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) — India inked a dealon Wednesday on the ccountry’s participation in the development... (more...)

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100 year journey

Naranjan Singh Mahal voted for the NDP in the 50’s election “since they were the only party fighting for our rights”

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India’s conjoined twins Saba and Farah stop eating after Salman Khan’s verdict

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What is the significance of the Salman Khan sentencing?

The famous Bollywood star Salman Khan, was sentenced to five years in prison today for a hit-and-run case. In 2002, Salman Khan’s vehicle ran over five…
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The Jago!

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Hi lovelies, It’s time again to tackle the “traditions” series of Indian weddings.  I must firstly apologize for taking a long…
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End Gang Life: Problems surrounding gun violence run deeper than skin colour or culture

SGT. LINDSEY HOUGHTON SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Kids are shooting at each other.  The violence these children are engaged in with each other has now…
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You’re pretty cool for a brown girl

You are pretty cool for a “brown” girl. Interesting statement or is it the latest pick up line? This is a statement I have been…
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100 year journey

Naranjan Singh Mahal voted for the NDP in the 50’s election “since they were the only party fighting for our rights”

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Naranjan Singh Mahal “I came over with my dad in 1931 when I was 14. I went to school for a…
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100 year journey

Mahindar Kaur Berar was “exposed to a blend of both Canadian and Indian culture” while growing up in Victoria

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Mahindar Kaur Berar says that while she was growing up in Victoria during the 1940s and 1950s, most of her family’s…
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100 year journey

During the Second World War, Jab Singh Sidhoo served in the Canadian Air Force

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jab Sidhoo was only seven years old when, leaving his mother and siblings behind in Punjab, he made the long sea…
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100 year journey

Ishar Singh “Odaroo” Banns was known for his adventurous spirit and activism

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ishar Singh Banns was among the best known and most intriguing members of the Indo-Canadian community of B.C. In fact, his…
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DEDAR SAHOTA

Punjab’s Dedar Sihota was B.C.’s first Indo-Canadian teacher

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Dedar S. Sihota When Dedar Sihota emigrated from Punjab to Canada with his family in 1936 at the age of 12,…
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Obese Canadians should be granted legal protection from discrimination, professor says

SHARON KIRKEY NATIONAL POST With rates of severe obesity quadrupling in Canada, a provocative line of thinking is emerging to give groundbreaking new human rights…
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Opposition attacks Indian yoga guru Ramdev’s medicine that promises male child

VANCOUVER DESI Opposition members in India have demanded the ban of a product by yoga guru Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy that promises a male child, Indian newswire…
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Critically ill Indian boy becomes police chief for a day

IANS Jaipur – A 10-year-old boy suffering from chronic kidney disease had one of his wishes fulfilled on Thursday when he was made the police…
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Naked, superhuman paranoids begging police to save them from imaginary mobs? That’s flakka!

CURT ANDERSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — One man ran naked through a Florida neighbourhood, tried to have sex with a tree and…
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