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Sporting fans disappointed as Indian flag depicted upside down in Commonwealth Games promotional video

In Glasgow’s promotional video for the Commonwealth Games 2014, the Indian flag (R) is depicted upside down. YouTube... (more...)

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Angry villagers mob alleged suspects after another girl found hanging from tree in India

Two of three alleged rapists lie on the ground after a revenge attack by Indian villagers at Rajnagar village in East Midnapore... (more...)

China pledges more support for Afghanistan’s development

Kabul, July 26 (IANS) — China would like to see a smooth transition of power in Afghanistan and will give more support... (more...)

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Indian baby whose head swelled to three times its size smiling and laughing a year later (w/ photos)

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Kaptan Singh Solanki new Haryana governor

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) — President Pranab Mukherjee Friday appointed senior BJP leader Kaptan Singh Solanki as the... (more...)

Book release, Kathak recital liven up Darbar Hall

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) — The high marbled dome of the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan reverberated with music... (more...)

Bengal encephalitis toll 113, Mamata suspends three health officials

Siliguri/Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) — Under attack over her government’s failure to combat the spread of encephalitis... (more...)

SC notice to EC on PIL seeking candidates photos on EVMs

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) — The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission... (more...)

Received guidance from President Mukherjee: Modi

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) — The warmth and guidance he has received from President Pranab Mukherjee in the two months... (more...)

Sikhs will give befitting reply to Congress tactics: Badal

Chandigarh, July 25 (IANS) — Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday asserted that the Sikhs will not succumb... (more...)

Seven die in IAF chopper crash in UP (Third Lead)

Lucknow/New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) — An Advanced Light Helicopter of the Indian Air Force crashed in Uttar Pradesh’s... (more...)

Man held for killing relative

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) — A 43-year-old man was arrested from Uttarakhand for killing a 76-year-old man over a property... (more...)

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Indian kidnappers agree to handover boy to parents on condition of swapping him for his sister

CEN AGENCY In a bizarre demand, parents of an Indian boy who has been kidnapped, were told that they could have youngster back if they…
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Indian teen boy gets 232 teeth removed from “very rare” tumour in his jaw

VANCOUVER DESI A 17-year-old boy in India underwent a seven-hour long operation on Monday to have a whopping 232 teeth removed from a “very rare”…
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Indian minister criticizes ‘no-headgear’ rule after Sikh basketball players told to remove turbans during Asia Cup

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s sports minister has criticized the ‘no-headgear’ rule of basketball’s world body FIBA after two Sikh players on the…
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Tipsy British tourist asked to leave church after mistaking it for a disco

CEN AGENCY A tipsy British tourist had to be asked to leave a church in Crete where he started dancing after local kids told him…
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Will Israeli and Palestinian children ever find peace?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI The Israeli-Palestine conflict has been an ongoing struggle that began around the mid-20th Century. BBC UK has reported in the past…
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TASTE INDIA: Recipe for Lamb and Blueberry Rogan Josh

BC BLUEBERRY COUNCIL It’s blueberry season in B.C. again, and this year we’re expecting one of our province’s most bountiful crops yet. So heat things up…
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A Decision: How my dad’s story is Canada’s story

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao-tzu Two years ago this past Canada Day, my…
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In this Aug. 24, 2013 file photo, photojournalists, with black bands around their mouth, participate in a protest against the gang rape of a female photojournalist in Mumbai, in Gauhati, India. AP Photo/Anupam Nath

It’s time for India to step-up

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Life of a woman… A daughter, a wife, a mother and a widow. Each stage is directly entwined to a male,…
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Commonwealth Games

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Sporting fans disappointed as Indian flag depicted upside down in Commonwealth Games promotional video

VANCOUVER DESI India is already making headlines as the Commonwealth Games officially kick off in Glasgow – but not for sporting-related reasons. In an official…
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Gallery: Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai at Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

VANCOUVER DESI Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attended the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014. Take a look at photos from the opening ceremony….
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India

Common Wealth Games 2014: Sanjita wins gold, Mirabai silver for India

IANS Glasgow – It was double delight for India as Manipuri girls Sanjita Khumukcham and Mirabai Chanu Saikhom won the gold and silver, respectively, in…
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Health Check

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Indian baby whose head swelled to three times its size smiling and laughing a year later (w/ photos)

VANCOUVER DESI A three-year-old girl in New Delhi who was given little chance of survival after her head swelled to three times its normal size…
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Former U.S. chief of medicine indicted for prescription fraud

IANS Washington  – A U.S. court has indicted a former chief of medicine of illegally running a prescription racket that led to the death of…
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Indian teen boy gets 232 teeth removed from “very rare” tumour in his jaw

VANCOUVER DESI A 17-year-old boy in India underwent a seven-hour long operation on Monday to have a whopping 232 teeth removed from a “very rare”…
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Dos and don’ts for pregnant women while travelling

IANS New Delhi – Expecting mothers with normal pregnancy are not prevented from travelling by airplane, train, four-wheelers, but they need to be cautious, says…
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A different kind of courtroom drama: Woman gives birth to baby girl in witness room

IANS London – A heavily-pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl in a court in Britain after going into labour in the witness room,…
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HIV epidemic

Number of people with HIV unchanged worldwide over the last two years: UNAIDS

United Nations claims it can stop epidemic by 2030 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually…
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Research fraud

Toronto doctor says it’s time to lock up research miscreants

MARGARET MUNRO VANCOUVER DESI A leading Toronto doctor has reignited debate over research fraud saying doctors and academics who fudge and fabricate data should be…
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Teenager undergoes rare spine disorder surgery, walks within couple of days

IANS Gurgaon – A 16-year old girl has successfully undergone a complex surgery for a spinal cord disorder at a hospital here, a doctor said…
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A doctor uses a stethoscope on a patient on September 5, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Adam Berry/Getty Images

Roundtable highlights refugee health-care struggles due to government cutbacks

CLARE CLANCY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Every second Saturday, a small clinic in Toronto offers free medical care to anyone who needs it —…
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SFU’s bhangra study needs postmenopausal dancing women

SURREY NOW SURREY — Postmenopausal South Asian women are needed for a study on the impact of bhangra dancing on their health. Researchers at Simon…
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