Sri Lanka

Rajiv sent troops to Sri Lanka on his own: Natwar

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) — Then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi decided to send Indian troops to Sri Lanka in 1987 without... (more...)

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Tamil Nadu to buy 1,300 new buses

Chennai, July 31 (IANS) — Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Thursday said that the government would buy 1,300... (more...)

Gen. Suhag takes over as new Indian Army chief

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) — General Dalbir Singh Suhag Thursday took over as the new chief of the 1.3 million strong... (more...)

Envoys of five nations present credentials to President

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) — Envoys of Sri Lanka, Israel, Uruguay, Ghana and Laos presented their credentials to President... (more...)

Suhag takes over as new army chief

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) — General Dalbir Singh Suhag Thursday took over as the new chief of the 1.3 million strong... (more...)

Court conviction for deaths

Indian court convicts 10 people in 2004 primary school fire that killed 94 children

In this July 16, 2004 file photograph, Indian police officers inspect the burnt remains of a school building in Kumbakonam,... (more...)

Tamil Nadu school fire: Life term for owner, jail for nine others

Chennai, July 30 (IANS) — A court in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur Wednesday sentenced the owner of a school in Kumbakonam,... (more...)

Indian court convicts 10 in 2004 school fire that killed 94 children

By Katy Daigle THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — An Indian court convicted 10 people on Wednesday in a 2004 fire that... (more...)

Court in southern India convicts 10 for 2004 fire in primary school that killed 94 children

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — A court in southern India convicted 10 people on Wednesday for a fire in 2004 that... (more...)

Tamil Nadu school fire: Parents disappointed with verdict

Chennai, July 30 (IANS) — Parents of the 94 children killed in the 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy in Tamil Nadu... (more...)

Court in southern India convicts 10 for 2004 fire in primary school that killed 94 children

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — A court in southern India has convicted 10 people for a fire in 2004 that raged through... (more...)

10 held guilty in Tamil Nadu school fire

Chennai, July 30 (IANS) — A Thanjavur court Wednesday held 10 people guilty and acquitted 11 others in the Kumbakonam... (more...)

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Minor allegedly raped by temple priest in southern India

HINDUSTAN TIMES An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a temple priest in Bangalore on Tuesday, less than a month after a seven-year-old was raped…
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Miss Diva 2014 gears up for auditions

IANS New Delhi – Miss Diva, that was launched last year as an official franchise from India for Miss Universe, is set to start auditions…
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Indian telecom company’s not so progressive ad featuring a “boss wife” causes Twitter reaction

IANS New Delhi  – Is a woman who calls the shots in the office then goes home to cook for her husband – who’s also…
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Toddler falls into pot of boiling syrup, dies

  IANS New Delhi – A three-year-old boy died after he fell into a pot of boiling sugar syrup, police said here Wednesday. The child,…
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Blogs

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Here Come the Newly Weds!

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Men dressed in bright uniforms, playing the traditional tune of the Bollywood hit song “Mere yaar ki shaadi hai” (It’s my…
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Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center Blog: Using Nonviolent Communication To Nurture Your Relationships

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “When all your desires are distilled You will cast two votes:
 To love more. And be happy.”
~Hafiz Human beings are social…
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It’s a girl! Those words were a death sentence for 37 million girls and counting in India

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI It’s a girl! Unfortunately for approximately 37 million girls in India- these words were their fate. According to the 2011 Census…
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Fitness Facts – Benefits of Indian Lassi

In the age of shakes made of every vegetable and fruit imaginable or protein powder power drinks – let’s take things back to a time…
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Commonwealth Games

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Indian artistic gymnast Dipa gets bronze

IANS Glasgow – Indian artistic gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the women’s vault bronze in the final of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. England’s Claudia Fragapane…
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India bags three gold medals, one silver in wrestling (w/gallery)

Sushil Kumar, Amit Kumar and Vinesh won gold, Canadian Korey Jarvis defeated Rajeev Tomar who won silver IANS Glasgow – Sushil Kumar led the charge…
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Kate, William and other royals in the house at the Commonwealth Games

DENNIS PASSA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — The second in line to the British throne visited the Commonwealth Games on Monday, and he brought along…
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Health Check

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Antibiotic-fed poultry harming consumers: Study

IANS New Delhi – Large scale, indiscriminate use of antibiotics in the poultry industry has led to antibiotic resistance in Indians who are falling prey…
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Lechal-wearable technology

Vibrating Indian smart shoes help you navigate to your destination handsfree

VANCOUVER DESI A smart shoe in India is claiming to be the next big thing in wearable technology. The Lechal (“take me there” in Hindi,) from…
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Bollywood Bigg Boss

Salman Khan’s charitable organization to help 100 kids with heart condition

IANS Mumbai – Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has announced that his Being Human (BH) charitable organization will help “100 genuine patients” suffering from heart condition…
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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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