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India to give Sri Lanka Rs.5 mn for mudslide disaster relief

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) — India Friday pledged Sri Lankan Rs.5 million towards immediate relief to Sri Lankans affected... (more...)

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Will appeal Sri Lankan death sentence to fishermen: India

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) — India Friday indicated there may have been “miscarriage of justice” in the death... (more...)

Irani bats for focused education strategy in SAARC region

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) — Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani Friday reiterated India’s initiatives... (more...)

Congress central leadership does not consult state unit: Gnanadesikan

Chennai, Oct 31 (IANS) — A day after resigning as Congress’ Tamil Nadu unit chief, B.S. Gnanadesikan Friday charged... (more...)

Do the Owaisi brothers have a pan India potential? (Comment: Special to IANS)

By Saeed Naqvi The two successes of the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) of Hyderabad in assembly elections in Maharashtra... (more...)

Commonwealth group supports subsidies, MSP for crops

Chandigarh, Oct 31 (IANS) — Advocating equitable price for agriculture produce, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association... (more...)

Sri Lanka says no hope finding survivors after tea plantation mudslide; 100-200 missing

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the... (more...)

Sri Lanka says no hope finding survivors after tea plantation mudslide; 100-200 missing

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the... (more...)

Sri Lankan court sentences 5 Indian and 3 local fishermen to death for narcotics smuggling

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A Sri Lankan court on Thursday sentenced five Indian fishermen and three... (more...)

SC suspends defamation proceedings against Swamy

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) — The Supreme Court Thursday suspended defamation proceedings in five cases initiated by the... (more...)

India in touch with Sri Lanka over death penalty to fishermen

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) — India is in touch with the Sri Lankan government following the Colombo High Court sentencing... (more...)

Seven Indian sailors freed after four years pirates’ captivity

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 30 (IANS) — Seven Indian sailors on vessel MV Asphalt Venture, kidnapped off east Africa by... (more...)

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EVENT:  the only no cover Halloween party where costumes are optional and great food and beverages have been reduced to $5 and $6.  A party…
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KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI  Hello! Last week, Indians across the globe celebrated a festival called Diwali.  Although the festival itself has no significance to weddings, there…
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GORDON MCINTYRE VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old girl is in danger of having contacted HIV after a routine vaccination went awry in Fort St. James earlier…
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IANS New York – Eating diets rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, poultry and fish combined with physical activity and keeping your…
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Pakistan detects 3 more polio cases, bringing total to 220 as world marks awareness day

MUNIR AHMED THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number…
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Australian surgeons successfully transplant ‘dead’ heart

IANS Sydney – Australian surgeons said Friday that they have made a major breakthrough by making a dead heart beat again and successfully using it…
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IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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IANS London – A study has detected a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels by generating a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins…
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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

IANS/EFE Austin (Texas) – The authorities in Dallas have ordered 75 health workers who attended a patient who died of the Ebola virus to not…
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