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Paltrow posts star studded selfie

Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) — Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has shared a selfie featuring many celebrity friends like Gwen... (more...)

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Saudi Arabia to launch hotline for domestic workers

Riyadh, April 21 (IANS) — Saudi Arabia will soon launch a hotline to receive complaints from domestic workers in eight... (more...)

Pakistan, China hold joint military exercise

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) — A two-week Pakistan-China joint military exercise started Sunday near the garrison city... (more...)

Eight killed in Mexican plane crash

Mexico City, April 21 (IANS) — A total of eight people were killed in a plane crash in northern Mexico late Saturday,... (more...)

15 Afghan Taliban killed since Saturday

Kabul, April 21 (IANS) — A total of 24 militants have been killed in different parts of the country during security... (more...)

China to launch major energy projects

Beijing, April 21 (IANS) — China will kick off a number of major energy projects to ensure stable economic growth and... (more...)

Two Chinese engineers abducted in Sudan

Khartoum, April 21 (IANS) — Unidentified men kidnapped two Chinese engineers working at an oil field belonging to Sudanese... (more...)

Justin Bartha welcomes baby girl

Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) — “The Hangover” star Justin Bartha and his wife Lia Smith are now parents. Smith... (more...)

Fatone’s criticism disappoints Nick Carter

Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) — Singer Nick Carter isn’t happy with former ‘N Sync band member Joey Fatone’s... (more...)

Steven Spielberg’s Malibu mansion on rent

Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) — Filmmaker Steven Spielberg has put his Malibu mansion up for rent. According to real-estate... (more...)

South Africa’s ruling party may win majority in May elections

Johannesburg, April 21 (IANS) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) is poised to win a two-third... (more...)

Mick Jagger visits Scott’s favourite holiday island

Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) — Singer Mick Jagger has reportedly flown to the Caribbean island of Mustique for an emotional... (more...)

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Four elephants die from shoddy electrical wires in Indian forest

VANCOUVER DESI A wild elephant has died after it was electrocuted when it stumbled into low hanging electrical wires in a northeastern Indian forest, according…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Six-year-old worshipped for patch of hair on his back that has grown into a tail

VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old Indian boy is being worshipped by villagers for a small patch of hair on his back that has grown into a…
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Opinion: Britain’s youngest mom — 12-year-old — isn’t a case for the midwife, it’s a case for the police

ALLISON PEARSON THE DAILY TELEGRAPH  A girl aged 12 years and three months became Britain’s youngest mother over the weekend. She was still at primary…
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Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI The recent 9% BC Hydro rate increase was no April Fools’ prank.  Did it motivate you to find ways to save?…
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Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Wicked Cricket: Vancouver Windies’ victorious third time in a row

VIDU SAHABANDU VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Windies bagged another victory on Sunday and are looking forward to a fourth to make it to the semifinals. Captain…
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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

Indian dishes made simple with Bal Arneson’s latest cookbook featuring tasty seasoning combinations JULIAN ARMSTRONG POSTMEDIA NEWS Indian cooking has become ever more popular, thanks…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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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

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAI, India — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers…
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