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BJP hails budget, opposition calls it pro-rich (Third Lead)

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) — The NDA government Saturday hailed the Union Budget 2015-16 with Prime Minister Narendra... (more...)

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Putin vows to bring Nemtsov’s killers to justice

Moscow, Feb 28 (IANS) — Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday pledged to do everything to bring the killers of... (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...)

‘Bhagwat’s Mother Teresa comment to justify forced reconversion’

Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) — Condemning RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s comment on Mother Teresa, a forum of minorities... (more...)

Windies’ Bravo ruled out of World Cup

Sydney, Feb 28 (IANS) — West Indies top order batsman Darren Bravo has been ruled out of the cricket World Cup after... (more...)

De Villiers backs Holder to succeed as captain

Sydney, Feb 28 (IANS) — South Africa skipper AB de Villiers backed his young West Indies counterpart Jason Holder to... (more...)

We were outplayed by India: UAE skipper

Perth, Feb 28 (IANS) — United Arab Emirates (UAE) skipper Mohammad Tauqir said Saturday that they were outplayed by... (more...)

Jailed Turkish leader asks followers to lay down arms

Istanbul, Feb 28 (IANS) — Jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan called on his followers... (more...)

Budget is against poor, favours corporates: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) — Former finance minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram Saturday slammed the Union... (more...)

Afghan government executes senior mafia figure wanted in dozens of killings

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KABUL — Afghanistan says it has executed one of the country’s most dangerous criminals,... (more...)

India beat UAE, earn third World Cup win (Third Lead)

Perth, Feb 28 (IANS) — India achieved their third consecutive victory in the cricket World Cup when they comprehensively... (more...)

Tourism ministry gets 33 percent hike in budget

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) — An amount of Rs.1,573.07 crore has been earmarked for the tourism ministry for 2015-16,... (more...)

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Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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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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Groom dumped by bride-to-be for a wedding guest accuses her of drugging him before ceremony

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

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI A Vancouver woman is claiming the leader of one of B.C.’s largest yoga chains repeatedly sexually assaulted and coerced her over…
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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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Health Check

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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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Alberta deaths

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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triplets

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

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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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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This Nanimo man refused to accept that severed spinal cord would make walking impossible

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

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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