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Target plans $2 billion in cost cuts over next 2 years, including several thousand jobs

By Anne D’Innocenzio And Marley Jay THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Target Corp. is cutting several thousand... (more...)

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Chinese team scouts for business with India

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) — A visiting delegation from China’s Tianjin region, located near Beijing, is exploring... (more...)

Modi hints at changes in land bill, denounces Sayeed remarks (Roundup)

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) — On a day he again took on the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to meet... (more...)

Had to rectify legacy of bad governance by UPA: Jaitley

New York, March 3 (IANS) — Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the Narendra Modi government had to set right... (more...)

Vistara gets 3-month exemption from route dispersal guidelines

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) — The government Tuesday said that it has exempted Tata’s full service passenger carrier... (more...)

Equifax launches new credit risk score

Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) — Consumer and commercial information solutions provider Equifax India on Tuesday announced... (more...)

eBay India ties up with SMEcorner.com

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) — eBay India has partnered with SMEcorner.com, the online platform for small and medium enterprises... (more...)

Keep FRBM Act aloof from Finance Bill 2015: Sinha

Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) — Senior BJP leader and former union finance minister Yashwant Sinha said here on Tuesday that... (more...)

UAE has no plan to de-peg dirham from US dollar

Abu Dhabi, March 3 (IANS/WAM) — The UAE has no intention to de-peg its currency, the dirham, from the US dollar because... (more...)

Andhra urged to form separate food processing policy

Hyderabad, March 3 (IANS) — Apex trade association Assocham has urged the Andhra Pradesh government to frame a separate... (more...)

AAI has developed 49 non-metro airports: Minister

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) — The government Tuesday said that the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) had developed... (more...)

Nifty touches new high, crosses 9,000 mark (Roundup)

Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) — Continuing with the post-budget euphoria, the wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange... (more...)

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Create a brand-new baby name for $31,000

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VANCOUVER DESI A video of a young Sikh student in the U.S. being bullied and called a “terrorist” by a group of children on a…
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Indian family struggles to feed 41-pound baby addicted to curry (w/ video)

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Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Born in 1997 in Burnaby, BC Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is an upcoming Canadian Indian classical vocalist of the Mewati…
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From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote what some felt were scathing bolgs; Modi: A Madari or A Nation Builder? on…
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End Gang Life: How parents can play a role in gang prevention

GEETA REDDY COMBINED SPECIAL FORCES ENFORCEMENT UNIT B.C. SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI It is safe to assume parents only want the best for their children….
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God keep our land glorious and free: Bill C-51 a timely script to end terrorism on Canadian soil

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI I understand life. It is an ongoing struggle for a safe and peaceful survival. I have lived through the 1947 partition…
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Got extra breast milk? Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU acting as dispensary

Fraser Health is making it easier for moms to donate through new program AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Fraser Health is in need of…
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‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

MARTY KLINKENBERG POSTMEDIA NEWS EDMONTON — Her small wooden casket draped in a white shroud, the first of two siblings to die in a tragic poisoning…
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Health Canada issues warning about bedbug control products after Alberta children deaths

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs….
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Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

EDMONTON JOURNAL A Fort McMurray apartment unit contaminated by a dangerous pesticide that killed an infant and sickened four other children tested clear Tuesday, but…
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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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JULIE CHADWICK NANAIMO DAILY NEWS The flocks of seagulls overhead make for a familiar sight as one rounds the curves of Cedar Road toward the…
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Merck gives free license allowing cheap versions of its HIV drug for children in poor nations

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