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Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi caught napping on camera during price rise debate in Indian parliament

Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi arrives at parliament house to attend the Indian Railway budget in New Delhi on... (more...)

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Vancouver Mayor

‘Absolutely’ no cheating on wife, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson asserts

Mayor re-elect Gregor Robertson and his wife Amy (left), and the rest of the VISION Vancouver slate celebrate their victory... (more...)

Surrey

Doug McCallum aims to be mayor of Surrey once again (w/video)

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How did Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar die? Controversy revives after doctor’s claims

Shashi Tharoor and wife Sunanda Parmeshwar at their wedding reception in 2010. AP Photo IANS New Delhi – The controversy... (more...)

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Opinion: Notorious tycoon from Myanmar with alleged drug ties welcomed by feds, B.C.

Son of Burma’s ‘Godfather of Heroin’ attends trade delegation in Toronto and Vancouver A B.C. government... (more...)

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Linda Hepner replaces Dianne Watts as Surrey First’s mayoral candidate

Surrey city councillor Linda Hepner replaces Dianne Watts as mayoral candidate this fall. Surrey Now photo SURREY NOW Linda... (more...)

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B.C. finance minister ‘troubled’ by findings of investigation into Kwantlen Polytechnic salary scandal

VICTORIA — B.C.’s finance minister says he’s troubled by a report that concludes Kwantlen Polytechnic University failed... (more...)

Gopinath Munde

Indian cabinet minister Gopinath Munde dies in car accident

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NDP Minister

NDP grills government over ties to Eminata Group

Minister of Advanced Education Amrik Virk. Wayne Leidenfrost/ PNG CASSIDY OLIVIER VANCOUVER DESI Opposition MLAs grilled... (more...)

Corruption-Asia

South Asia most corrupt region in the world, fed by political interference: Transparency International

Bangladesh,India,Pakistan,Nepal,Sri Lanka make up the most corrupt region in the world pushed by political interference.... (more...)

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The ‘untouchable’ Indian rat catcher rises to become Bihar’s chief minister

JD-U leader Jitan Ram Majhi with Nitish Kumar, after he was chosen as the new chief minister of Bihar. Santosh Kumar/HT Photo DEAN... (more...)

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Ayatollah Khamenei urges Iranians to marry younger, have more babies for national progress

File: An Iranian woman holds a notebook with Arabic writing that reads: “At your order oh Khamenei,” showing... (more...)

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Frustrated Port of Metro Vancouver truckers want government to push companies to comply with action plan

THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Drivers servicing the country’s largest port urged government on Monday to take swift action against trucking companies, which they say…
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A hangman's gallows sits idle at the Benghazi Central Prison on March 1, 2011 on the outskirts of Benghazi, Libya. Inmates broke free of the prison during the uprising a week ago in the city. John Moore/Getty Images

Indian state offers fat pay raise in attempt to attract applicants to jail hangman job

RAMESH BABU HINDUSTAN TIMES The Indian state of Kerala is offering a pay raise worth thousands of dollars in an attempt to attract more men…
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An Indian woman herds her cattle past an almost dried-up water body on the outskirts of Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Delayed monsoon rains have raised fears of possible drought in some regions with the meteorological department reporting an acute deficit in rainfall in many areas, according to news reports. AP Photo/Ajit Solanki

Armed bandits demand north Indian villagers deliver 35 buckets of water a day during drought

BISWAJEET BANERJEE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LUCKNOW, India — Armed bandits in drought-stricken northern India are threatening to kill hundreds of villagers unless they deliver 35…
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Narinder Kaur Kalsi, who has been on life support, since a domestic dispute at her Surrey home last week has died. Kalsi was pronounced dead just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday, said police. Her husband Beldev Singh Kalsi was arrested and charged in connection to her death. — Facebook Photo.

Surrey temple president charged with murder as wife dies in hospital after alleged domestic assault

CHERYL CHAN  VANCOUVER DESI The charge against a former Surrey temple president has again been upgraded after his wife, who suffered severe injuries in an…
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Gaza Strip

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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Left to right: Staff Sergeant Major John Buis, Trustee Harman Pandher, MLA Raj Chouhan, MP Peter Julian, Rajinder Pandher (my dad), Chief Superintendent Dave Critchley

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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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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Lakhan Kale

Disabled nine-year-old boy who spent days tethered to a Mumbai bus stop marks new beginning

VANCOUVER DESI This weekend marked a new beginning for the nine-year-old deaf and mute boy who made headlines across the globe after photos of him…
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Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014

Neymar coming to Kerala for ayurveda treatment?

IANS Thiruvananthapuram – TV channels in Kerala Tuesday went berserk, saying injured Brazilian footballer Neymar was likely to come to the state to undergo ayurveda…
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A hospital in Indian city of Pune celebrates the birth of every girl child by distributing sweets to the locals and offering free deliveries and care. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

Revolutionary Indian hospital celebrates birth of every girl child with free deliveries, post-delivery care and sweets

QUAID NAJMI IANS  Pune – The peace in Pune’s Hadapsar area was suddenly shattered by a man banging away at a steel plate with a…
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