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NRI diaspora

Bride dumps addict NRI groom on wedding day

FILE: Bride dumps groom she suspects to be a drug addict. ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images VANCOUVER DESI In Jalandhar, a... (more...)

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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...)

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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NRI diaspora

Bride dumps addict NRI groom on wedding day

VANCOUVER DESI In Jalandhar, a  city dominated by NRIs, a woman dumped her newly wedded NRI husband after becoming suspicious that he was a drug…
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Justin Bieber

Narendra Modi gets more ‘NO’ votes than Justin Bieber in TIME poll

IANS New Delhi – BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had many more “NO” votes than Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber and polled far fewer…
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Religion

British tourist to be deported from Sri Lanka for sporting a Buddha tattoo

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan authorities will deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm,…
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India-Australia

Indian student granted asylum in Australia because he’s gay

IANS Sydney – A gay Indian student, who fled his country to escape his oppressive family and an arranged marriage, has been granted refugee status…
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Blogs

Rolling Dreams: Watched a Book, Read a film

RASIKA POTE VANCOUVERDESI Didn’t get the title of my post? Let’s make it simple for you. I recently watched ‘2 States’ the film directed by…
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Fitness Facts: Power of Zinc

What’s causing you TO sniffle – allergies, a cold or maybe  depression – did you know there’s one supplement that can help with ALL three…
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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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Bollywood

Gallery: Bollywood stars keep their date with the ballot box

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood stars Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and hubby Abhishek Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor were among a…
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Narendra Modi

110 million vote in India, BJP says it’s ‘Modi tsunami’ (w/gallery)

IANS New Delhi – Nearly 110 million people peacefully voted Thursday in 117 Lok Sabha constituencies in 12 states in a staggered election that will…
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Justin Bieber

Narendra Modi gets more ‘NO’ votes than Justin Bieber in TIME poll

IANS New Delhi – BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had many more “NO” votes than Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber and polled far fewer…
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Arvind Kejriwal

Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, Arundhati Roy among Time’s 100 most influential people

ARUN KUMAR IANS Washington – Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal have made it to Time…
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Bollywood film actor Vivek Oberoi, who voices the villain in Hindi, poses with an actor dressed in an original Spiderman costume from Hollywood during the footage screening, trailer and music video launch and press conference for the film 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' in Mumbai on April 18, 2014. STR/AFP/Getty Images

Vivek Oberoi supports Narendra Modi, calls him karma yogi

IANS Mumbai  – Actor Vivek Oberoi has come out in support of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and says he is…
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Indian Lovers Party

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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