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Darjeeling poised for interesting poll battle

Darjeeling, April 16 (IANS) — A proxy war between a chief minister determined to assert her writ and a regional satrap... (more...)

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Interesting electoral battle in Darjeeling

Darjeeling, April 16 (IANS) — A proxy war between a chief minister determined to establish her writ and a regional... (more...)

Indian, Chinese soldiers celebrate harvest festival at Nathu La

Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) — The Indian harvest festival was jointly celebrated by personnel of the Indian and Chinese... (more...)

Lacking basic services, Rammam celebrates new polling booth (Election Special)

Siliguri, April 15 (IANS) — Situated nearly 2,600 metres above sea level, Rammam lacks conventional power, landphone... (more...)

Hundreds of thousands vote in India’s fifth phase of polls (Intro Roundup)

Panaji/Agartala/Gangtok/Guwahati, April 12 (IANS) — Hundreds of thousands cast their vote Saturday in four states in... (more...)

Hundreds of thousands vote in India’s fifth phase of polls (Roundup)

Panaji/Agartala/Gangtok/Guwahati, April 12 (IANS) — Hundreds of thousands cast their vote Saturday in four states in... (more...)

India's ruling Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi speaks on a podium above a portrait of party president and his mother Sonia Gandhi, during an election campaign rally in Doda, India, Friday, April 11, 2014. The multiphase voting across the country runs until May 12, with results for the 543-seat lower house of Parliament announced May 16. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Indian police say Maoist rebels kill 14 in jungle ambushes in anti-election campaign

By Indrajit Singh THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PATNA, India — Indian Maoist rebels killed 14 people in two separate attacks... (more...)

Nearly 70 percent turnout in Sikkim LS, assembly polls (Fourth Lead)

Gangtok, April 12 (IANS) — Almost 70 percent of the electorate in Sikkim Saturday voted for the lone Lok Sabha seat... (more...)

India's ruling Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi speaks on a podium above a portrait of party president and his mother Sonia Gandhi, during an election campaign rally in Doda, India, Friday, April 11, 2014. The multiphase voting across the country runs until May 12, with results for the 543-seat lower house of Parliament announced May 16. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Indian police say Maoist rebels kill 12 in jungle ambushes in anti-election campaign

By Indrajit Singh THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PATNA, India — Indian Maoist rebels killed 12 people in two separate attacks... (more...)

A quarter of Sikkim votes for LS, assembly (Third Lead)

Gangtok, April 12 (IANS) — Long queues were seen at most of the polling stations in Sikkim Saturday as more than a... (more...)

Moderate voting in Sikkim

Gangtok, April 12 (IANS) — Moderate voting was seen in Sikkim for the state’s lone Lok Sabha seat Saturday, an... (more...)

Sikkim votes

Gangtok, April 12 (IANS) — Enthusiastic voters turned up at the polling booths Friday for the lone Lok Sabha constituency... (more...)

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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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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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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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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

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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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