US ending sanction waivers for Iran oil imports

The Trump administration on Monday told five nations _ Japan, South Korea, Turkey, China and India _ that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran. (April 22)

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India’s young voters may sway elections

Young people have the power to swing elections in India, where nearly two-thirds of the population is younger than 35 and teens eligible to vote for the first time number 15 million. (April 19)

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Polls open for the second phase of India’s election

In India nearly 100 constituencies in 13 states go to the polls in the second round of the seven-phase election. IMAGES

Thunderstorms kill at least 35 people in India

Thunderstorms sweep across western India killing at least 35 people and leaving widespread damage.

At 100, Tao Porchon-Lynch still teaches yoga

A 100-year-old yoga instructor has no plans to stop practicing and teaching. Tao Porchon-Lynch first encountered the ancient practice at age 7 on a beach in India. (April 15)

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India: Sikhs celebrate Turban Day

Sikhs tie turbans over the heads of others during ‘Turban Day’ celebrations in Amritsar, India in an event organised by a local Sikh organisation which aims to inspire pride and maintain the distinct identity of their culture throughout the world.

Pedal power: India election crusader cycling for democracy

Cycling around the eastern Indian city of Patna handing out election flyers, Lal Mani Das is neither a candidate nor a government official. A snack seller by night, and democracy crusader by day, the 45-year-old from India’s impoverished Bihar state is on a mission to raise public awareness about world’s largest democracy, and encourage people to vote – and vote well.

India’s political parties spend millions on social media

Digital and social media campaigns are taking center stage in India’s elections. (April 12)

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The no-hopers, dead or alive, in India’s election

India has a rich history of no-hoper candidates, stretching almost back to the country’s first national election in 1951. At the last election in 2014, almost 90 percent of the 8,200 hopefuls did so badly they forfeited their deposits. Each time the registration fee rises, but each time there are more and more candidates.