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Indo-Americans Open up Wallets For Obama; Little For Romney

Indo-Americans Open up Wallets For Obama; Little For Romney

WASHINGTON – The Indian-American community, having the highest per capita income among the ethnic communities in the US, appears to have opened up its wallet for the Obama Campaign, but its contribution is far less than that of 2008. The Mitt Romney campaign, which last week at Republican National Convention wooed the community by inviting […]

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Maharaja Dalip Singh’s Dinner Plate Up For Auction

Maharaja Dalip Singh’s Dinner Plate Up For Auction

LONDON – Collectors of Maharaja Dalip Singh memorabilia will be thrilled at the prospect of bidding for a dinner plate that once belonged to the last independent ruler of the Punjab. The plate being put up for auction by Mullock’s auctioneers in the English county of Shropshire is valued at between £2,000 and £3000 (Rs […]

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Indian author Jeet Thayil in Man Booker shortlist

Indian author Jeet Thayil in Man Booker shortlist

LONDON – A first time Indian novelist along with Hilary Mantel, who won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2009 with historical novel “Wolf Hall”, are on the shortlist for the coveted award again for her sequel “Bring up the Bodies”, organisers announced on Tuesday. The other five nominees are Indian author first-time novelists […]

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Businesses Need A Break On New PST

Businesses Need A Break On New PST

By Laura Jones When former finance minister Kevin Falcon first announced the members of B.C.’s tax-competitiveness panel, there was lots of applause. As a member of the new tax panel, I smiled. Then Falcon joked: “Enjoy it. This is the first and only time people will be clapping for you.” The panel was assigned a […]

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CORRUPT INDIA: Coal Scam -The Perfect Loot For Politicians, Bureaucrats And Power Brokers

CORRUPT INDIA: Coal Scam -The Perfect Loot For Politicians, Bureaucrats And Power Brokers

Though the government claimed that the allocation process was based on strict evaluation parameters, the evidence from the CAG report fed the growing suspicion that the process was corrupt. One company, which had no record of having operated in mining space, was allotted a mine block. More evidently the recent sex scandal, stimulated by a […]

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Arranged Marriages Easily Win Over Love Marriages In India

Arranged Marriages Easily Win Over Love Marriages In India

74 percent of Indians still prefer arranged marriages revealed a recent survey by NDTV. NEW DELHI –  “Marriages are made in Heaven”. This popular quote speaks about the beauty of the everlasting relationship of marriage. Marriages signify the ultimate bond between a man and his wife, in different traditions, customs according to their religion. But […]

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Proposal Seeks To Make Hindi An Official Language Of UN

Proposal Seeks To Make Hindi An Official Language Of UN

JOHANNESBURG – A proposal was passed on the concluding day of the Ninth World Hindi Conference in Johannesburg on Monday for initiating time-bound action to make Hindi one of the official languages of the UN. Participants took oath to make coordinated efforts to achieve the goal of making Hindi, a language spoken by over half […]

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No. 5 Road Gurdwara A House Of God With Much To Offer The Community

No. 5 Road Gurdwara A House Of God With Much To Offer The Community

Now Offering Punjabi Language Classes For Ages 5-15 By Balwant Sanghera India Cultural Centre of Canada’s Nanak Niwas Gurdwara (aka #5 Road Gurdwara) has become a hub of activity for the community. Located (at 8600 #5 Road) centrally along the Highway to Heaven, this place of worship has been serving the South Asian community for […]

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Khalsa Credit Union Released From FICOM Supervision

Khalsa Credit Union Released From FICOM Supervision

The Khalsa Credit Union was placed under government supervision because of a series of poor board decisions, including the re-appointment of KCU founder Ripudaman Singh Malik after his acquittal in the Air India bombing case. FICOM tried unsuccessfully to have Malik removed from his position on the board of the Surrey-based Credit Union for his […]

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Kenney The Immigrant Hunter Seeks To Become All Powerful God-Like Deporter Of Foreigners

Kenney The Immigrant Hunter Seeks To Become All Powerful God-Like Deporter Of Foreigners

Opposition parties are concerned the bill will give too much control to immigration minister Jason Kenney, particularly because the legislation would allow Kenney to ultimately decide who can enter Canada. “We are very concerned with the way this is being done,” said NDP immigration critic Jinny Sims. “We really want to examine the bill and […]

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