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Bidding begins for Rio 2016 Olympic Games projects

Rio de Janeiro, April 19 (IANS) — Brazil’s southeast city of Rio de Janeiro has opened bidding for two infrastructure... (more...)

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Field hockey reduces game time from 70 minutes to 60, goes to quarters from halves

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Field hockey is changing the game from 70 minutes and two halves to 60 minutes and four quarters to... (more...)

India’s football hierarchy hoping that hosting a global event will awaken a slumbering giant

By C.Rajshekhar Rao THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Praful Patel worked out a way to get India into an elite, global... (more...)

India struggles against top teams as others dribble past in field hockey

By C.Rajshekhar Rao THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Attempts to make India a world hub for field hockey and revive... (more...)

FIH president says India needs to persist with coaches if it is to do well at the world level

By C. Rajshekhar Rao THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — The president of the international field hockey federation says... (more...)

Canada's junior men's field hockey team at an exhibition game November 27 in West Vancouver, B.C. The team travelled to India for the Junior World Cup and finished in 16th place. Steve Bosch  /  PNG

Canada’s junior men’s field hockey team finish 16th at Junior World Cup in New Delhi

Canada’s junior men’s field hockey team at an exhibition game November 27 in West Vancouver, B.C. The team travelled... (more...)

Canada's junior men's field hockey team at an exhibition game November 27, 2013 in West Vancouver, B.C.  Steve Bosch  /  PNG

Canada’s junior national field hockey team to play for 15th place at Junior World Cup in India

Canada’s junior men’s field hockey team at an exhibition game November 27, 2013 in West Vancouver, B.C. Steve... (more...)

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Field hockey junior nationals care about winning tourney in India, and much more (w/ gallery)

Junior men’s field hockey team: From left coach Paul Bundy, manager Alvin Bissett, players Paul Wharton, Tristan Burgoyne... (more...)

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500 amateur athletes to gather in Surrey for Punjabi Sports Festival this weekend

File: Sott Tupper, and Kenny Pereira (in Red) work out during the team Canada field hockey practice at Surrey field hockey... (more...)

Uruguay’s Forlan marries in private ceremony

Montevideo, July 3 (IANS) Uruguayan football star Diego Forlan, 34, got married to Paz Cardoso, a 23-year-old student, in... (more...)

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Surrey’s India Club beats United Brothers to take Lions International Cup

The India Club field hockey team of Surrey beat the United Brothers 3-1 to win the Surrey Lions International Cup last week. The... (more...)

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Four elephants die from shoddy electrical wires in Indian forest

VANCOUVER DESI A wild elephant has died after it was electrocuted when it stumbled into low hanging electrical wires in a northeastern Indian forest, according…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Six-year-old worshipped for patch of hair on his back that has grown into a tail

VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old Indian boy is being worshipped by villagers for a small patch of hair on his back that has grown into a…
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Opinion: Britain’s youngest mom — 12-year-old — isn’t a case for the midwife, it’s a case for the police

ALLISON PEARSON THE DAILY TELEGRAPH  A girl aged 12 years and three months became Britain’s youngest mother over the weekend. She was still at primary…
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Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI The recent 9% BC Hydro rate increase was no April Fools’ prank.  Did it motivate you to find ways to save?…
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Indian Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi gestures to supporters during a rally in New Delhi on April 6, 2014. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Wicked Cricket: Vancouver Windies’ victorious third time in a row

VIDU SAHABANDU VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Windies bagged another victory on Sunday and are looking forward to a fourth to make it to the semifinals. Captain…
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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

Indian dishes made simple with Bal Arneson’s latest cookbook featuring tasty seasoning combinations JULIAN ARMSTRONG POSTMEDIA NEWS Indian cooking has become ever more popular, thanks…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAI, India — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers…
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