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Bengal goes to polls Thursday

Siliguri, April 16 (IANS) — Four Lok Sabha constituencies of Cooch Behar, Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in... (more...)

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Five dead, three missing in China chemical plant blast

Beijing, April 16 (IANS) — At least five people were killed and three others were reported missing following a blast... (more...)

Two dead, 293 missing as ship sinks off South Korea

Seoul, April 16 (IANS) — A passenger ship with 459 people aboard, mostly high school students, sank in waters off South... (more...)

Manipur votes for its second LS seat Thursday

Imphal, April 16 (IANS) — The Congress-ruled Manipur votes Thursday for its second Lok Sabha seat. “Over 12,000... (more...)

Ukraine on verge of civil war: Putin

Moscow, April 16 (IANS) — The escalation of conflict in Ukraine has brought the country to the verge of civil war,... (more...)

Big business and election: Time to decouple the two (Comment) (Election Special)

By Saroj Mohanty Politics has been integral to the Indian business milieu as building political connections is part of doing... (more...)

Ship carrying 471 passengers sinking off South Korean coast

Seoul, April 16 (IANS) — A passenger ship with 471 people aboard, mostly high school students, was sinking in waters... (more...)

Ship carrying 350 passengers sinking off South Korean coast

Seoul, April 16 (IANS) — A ship carrying 350 passengers is sinking off the coast of Jindo, southwest of South Korea,... (more...)

Search for missing Malaysian jet resumes

Perth, April 16 (IANS) — Up to 14 aircraft and 11 ships will assist in Wednesday’s search for missing Malaysia... (more...)

Saudi king replaces intelligence chief

Riyadh, April 16 (IANS) — Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud Tuesday relieved Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz... (more...)

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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

Vice President of India’s ruling Congress party Rahul Gandhi holds a garland of flower petals to throw at supporters, with... (more...)

Ukraine crisis amplifies need for defense cooperation: NATO

Brussels, April 15 (IANS) — NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday said that the Ukraine crisis has amplified... (more...)

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TOM HAYS And JAKE PEARSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The New York Police Department said Tuesday it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to…
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Eatery owner stabbed to death over less than $1

IANS New Delhi – A 35-year-old eatery owner was Tuesday stabbed to death while his younger brother was injured in an attack by seven people…
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IANS London – Your dad did not just pass his qualities via genes in you. He may have actually passed some stress too! A research…
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VANCOUVER DESI Justin Trudeau, Christy Clark and thousands of others were out in the Saturday sunshine to celebrate Vancouver’s 25th annual Vaisakhi parade. The event,…
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Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

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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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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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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

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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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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Lok Sabha Election

Gallery: Voters’ selfies with inked fingers crowd Twitter

VANCOUVER DESI Indian voters posted selfies on social media, flaunting their inked fingers as an indelible proof of exercising their democratic right. Hashtags #InkedForChange, #MyIndiaMyVote…
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