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Malaysian MP Karpal Singh (C), pictured in this 2010 photo, has died in a car crash.  SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images

Malaysian MP Karpal Singh dies in car crash

Malaysian MP Karpal Singh (C), pictured in this 2010 photo, has died in a car crash. SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images VANCOUVER... (more...)

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Daughter of murdered Surrey teacher gets over $500,000 compensation from father

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Pakistani Taliban calls an end to ceasefire but says talks with government to continue

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Harbinder Singh Sewak – winner of Sikh Award 2013 VANCOUVER DESI Every year, Sikhs from around the world gather at... (more...)

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Sikh will be allowed to wear Kirpan’s in Canadian missions abroad. Lars Hagberg, Postmedia News IANS Toronto –... (more...)

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Indian passenger train derailment leaves dozens of people with mostly minor injuries (w/gallery)

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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

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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

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Indian Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi gestures to supporters during a rally in New Delhi on April 6, 2014. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

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