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Barinder Rasode breaks ranks with Surrey First over ‘hostile’ environment, may run for mayor

Coun. Barinder Rasode is ditching Surrey First. In an email sent this morning, Rasode told the rest of the slate she would... (more...)

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Opinion: Barter of Democracy – Pakistan

Benazir Bhutto ALI MEHDI SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The Charter of Democracy was signed by Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan Muslim... (more...)

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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

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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...)

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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

Chief Minister of the western Gujarat state and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi waves... (more...)

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Former Burnaby MLA Harry Bloy’s business recruiting temporary Asian workers for Canadian jobs

Former MLA Harry Bloy. Ward Perrin / PNG JENNIFER MOREAU BURNABY NOW BURNABY, B.C. — Former Liberal Burnaby MLA Harry... (more...)

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Former finance minister Jim Flaherty passes away at 64 (w/gallery)

File: Fomer Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty passed aways Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand POSTMEDIA NEWS OTTAWA... (more...)

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Indians vote in crucial phase of national elections amid suspension of balloting in some areas due to violence (w/gallery)

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India’s Banksy takes up political activism in time for elections (w/gallery)

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Gallery: Indians give the finger

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Indians start voting in world’s biggest election (w/gallery)

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Gul Panag: A former Miss India with an agenda for Chandigarh

Indian Aam Admi Party (AAP) candidate and Bollywood actress Gul Panag (2nd L) presents a cap to a roadside juice vendor as... (more...)

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‘It got quite graphic’: Hockey dad charged with threatening 10-year-old player on his son’s team

Burnaby Winter Club team had just lost a playoff game IAN AUSTIN THE PROVINCE A Burnaby Winter Club hockey dad appeared in North Vancouver court…
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The sheer awe of Amritsar

VANCOUVER DESI Amritsar, literally a Pool of Nectar, derives its name from Amrit Sarovar, the holy tank that surrounds the splendid Golden Temple. Guru Ramdas,…
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Vaisakhi recipes and the concept of free kitchens

VANCOUVER DESI Food, especially feeding others for free, is a central philosophy of Sikhism. Sikhs do not have many strict rules regarding food but many…
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New York police ends Muslim surveillance program that sparked outrage

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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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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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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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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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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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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