A group of 40 officials from Bhutan are doing the rounds of Punjab these days - learning the basics of conducting an election. These are the first lessons that these Bhutanese officials are getting on the democratic tradition and electoral practices. The target for them is to get their country's first-ever electoral exercise conducted in 2008 when Bhutan shifts from monarchy to a parliamentary democracy.
Sunday, February 11, 2007 12:08:52 PM
Chandigarh, Feb 11 (IANS) His profile reads something like this - a successful billionaire from Milwaukee in United States who rubs shoulders with President George W. Bush and other top leaders, owner of nearly 1,000 gas stations in the US, owner of swank cars including a Maybach. Despite this, Darshan Singh Dhaliwal has no airs as he quietly campaigns for his Indian millionaire brother and Shiromani Akali Dal candidate Surjit Singh Rakhra for Punjab's Samana assembly seat.
Sunday, February 11, 2007 12:08:20 PM
Jalandhar, Feb 9 (IANS) For a retired postmaster from Britain's Birmingham city, the temptation to be part of the Punjab assembly election was too big to resist despite the non-availability of seats on most flights coming to India.
Friday, February 09, 2007 8:47:22 AM
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 7 (IANS) Talks on the proposed Rs.15 billion ($340 million) Smart City project at Kochi has reached final stages after a team from Dubai met Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Wednesday along with a Dubai-based Keralite businessman.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007 4:58:05 PM
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) US-based engineering services company QuEST is going to double its Indian headcount from the current 750 to 1,600 in the next two years to see more 'made by India' products in its range.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007 8:48:18 AM
Bhopal, Feb 4 (IANS) A religious trust in Madhya Pradesh headed by a US-based NRI has registered a police complaint against Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas acting president Ram Vilas Vedanti Maharaj for making wild allegations after being denied the desired remuneration for a puja.
Sunday, February 04, 2007 6:22:16 PM
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 4 (IANS) A survey of non-resident Keralites (NRKs) is set to begin in March and will shed light on the number of emigrants from the state who are outside India.
Sunday, February 04, 2007 10:24:45 AM
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Even as Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has filed a legal suit against a US-based website over what is said to be a scurrilous campaign against him, leaders of the ruling party are refusing to comment on the issue.
Saturday, February 03, 2007 12:46:14 PM
Kathmandu, Feb 1 (IANS) Prachanda, the chief of Nepal's Maoist guerrillas, Thursday said 'Hindu extremists from India' and other foreign forces were behind the violence in the Terai plains, causing terror to help King Gyanendra save his crown in the upcoming elections.
Thursday, February 01, 2007 9:56:09 PM
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 1 (IANS) The Federation of Kerala Associations in North America (Fokana) has agreed to build 100 houses for the poor in Kerala.
Thursday, February 01, 2007 2:31:11 PM
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