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Over 40 killed as Iraqi forces battle IS

Baghdad, Feb 28 (IANS) — At least 41 people were killed and over 100 injured in Iraq Saturday, as Iraqi forces and... (more...)

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Defence ministry clears mine sweepers, trainer aircraft deals

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) — India’s defence ministry Saturday cleared a project worth Rs.32,000 crore for 12 mine... (more...)

Heroin worth Rs.50 lakh sized, two held

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) — Two drug traffickers, including a woman, were arrested in two separate raids and 500 grams... (more...)

Hamas slams terror tag decision by Egypt court

Gaza, Feb 28 (IANS) — The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas Saturday slammed an Egyptian court’s decision listing... (more...)

Police identify gunman in US shooting

Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) — Police Saturday identified the gunman who killed seven people before committing suicide... (more...)

Child dies of swine flu in Bengal, toll 8

Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) — The toll due to swine flu in West Bengal Saturday rose to eight with the death of a two and-a-half-year... (more...)

Maldives opposition resolves to continue protests to press for former president s release

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — An opposition lawmaker in the Maldives said Saturday that her party has resolved... (more...)

Special assistance announced for Bihar, Bengal

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) — In a move apparently dictated more by politics, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday proposed... (more...)

India to build five ultra mega power projects, economists sceptic

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) — Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said his government plans to build five new ultra... (more...)

Information and broadcasting ministry outlay up by 16.8 percent

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) — The information and broadcasting ministry has been allocated Rs.3,711 crore in the 2015-16... (more...)

Allocation to smart cities project lowered

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) — Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s pet project of building 100 smart cities has only been... (more...)

Samajwadi Party, CPI-ML slam union budget

Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) — The Samajwadi Party and the CPI-ML Saturday slammed the union budget, saying it had disappointed... (more...)

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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

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VANCOUVER DESI A 25-year-old Indian groom who was dumped by his bride-to-be for a wedding guest after he suffered an alleged seizure has accused his…
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Vancouver woman sues hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury for sexual assault

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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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‘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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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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Merck gives free license allowing cheap versions of its HIV drug for children in poor nations

LINDA A. JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. — Drugmaker Merck & Co. has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to…
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