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Here Pakistan figures high in poll campaign and rhetoric (Election Special)

By Jaideep Sarin Amritsar, April 20 (IANS) — In Punjab’s Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency, which is seeing a high-pitched... (more...)

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Over 2.61 lakh weapons deposited in Punjab

Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) — With Lok Sabha elections being only 11 days away, over 2.61 lakh weapons have been deposited... (more...)

High polling gives new hope to INLD in Haryana (Election Special)

By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) — Pollsters may not be giving too many seats to the Indian National Lok... (more...)

Vans mow down 15, injure 20 in Pakistani Punjab

Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) — At least 15 people were killed and over 20 others injured as two passenger vans ran over... (more...)

Haryana to frame policy on toll rates

Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) — After having worked out an agreement with the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)... (more...)

Dreaded cannibal brothers back in Pakistan jail

London, April 17 (IANS) — Two notorious brothers in Pakistan who were arrested in 2011 on charges of digging up about... (more...)

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Vaisakhi Parade: Values of Sikhism to wash over the streets of Surrey

VANCOUVER DESI U.S. Consul General in Vancouver, Anne Callaghan. Mark van Manen/PNG Staff The streets of Surrey will be filled... (more...)

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Surrey cadet Corps is pride of B.C.’s Sikh community

Surrey cadet Corps: Bharbhoor Singh VANCOUVER DESI Like most teenagers his age, Sagar Singh Ghag loves his video games. Homework,... (more...)

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Surrey Khalsa Day parade organizer is fuelled by faith

VANCOUVER DESI Behind the thousands of volunteers preparing the largest Vaisakhi event outside of India is the gentle guiding... (more...)

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Sikhs making a difference around the world

Harbinder Singh Sewak – winner of Sikh Award 2013 VANCOUVER DESI Every year, Sikhs from around the world gather at... (more...)

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Sikhism was born out of humanity

Nihangs or Sikh men who’s ancestors belonged to the Sikh warrior clan hold their traditional weapons as they visit... (more...)

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The sheer awe of Amritsar

VANCOUVER DESI The daily showdown of Indian versus Pakistani soldiers at the Wagha border is a must-see attraction. Arif... (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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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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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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