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Action sought against agents for luring Punjabis to US

Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) — The North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) has sought action against travel and immigration... (more...)

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Registered NRI voters overseas will have to wait for future elections

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) — NRIs who are registered voters in India will not be able to vote from their foreign locations... (more...)

What can be done to make NRIs vote in Lok Sabha polls, asks SC

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) — The Supreme Court asked the central government and the Election Commission to respond what... (more...)

Bihar polls to see candidates from all walks of life

Patna, April 4 (IANS) — What does a real estate baron, a filmmaker, regional and Bollywood movie stars, doctors, former... (more...)

Diaspora makes Indian election exciting (Comment) (Election Special)

By Saroj Mohanty “I have no doubt that we are prepared to assume the international role and responsibilities that the... (more...)

Lalu’s daughter hires two IITians to manage her campaign

Patna, April 4 (IANS) — Misa Bharti, daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, is taking all the help she needs and has hired... (more...)

SC notice on facilitating voting by NRIs

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) — The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government asking why NRIs who are... (more...)

NRI filmmaker to train camera on Lok Sabha polls (Election Special)

By Imran Khan Patna, March 27 (IANS) — California-based Indian filmmaker Ravi Verma is set to make “Viva Democracy”,... (more...)

Hope India gets good government: Shekhar Suman

Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) — Actor Shekhar Suman is praying that India gets a “good government” after the... (more...)

Interesting environment ahead of 2014 general election: Shekhar Suman

Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) — Actor Shekhar Suman, who fought the Lok Sabha election in 2009 on a Congress ticket, says... (more...)

Indian political parties woo Indians in US (Election Special)

By Arun Kumar Washington, March 23 (IANS) — Overseas wings of the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the... (more...)

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Go home terrorists: Sikh students face abuse in U.S. schools

Amardeep Singh is the co-founder of the Sikh Coalition, the largest Sikh civil rights organization in the United States.... (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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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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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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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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