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Has the tree planted by Obama in India already died? Officials insist it hasn’t

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Modi’s controversial name-striped suit raises nearly $700,000 at auction

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Narendra Modi’s controversial name-striped suit auctioned to clean up Ganges

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, and Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj shake hands together as they pose for photographers before the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of China, Russia and India at Diaoyutai State guesthouse in Beijing Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. AP Photo/Wu Hong

Neighbours India, China reaffirm ties following Obama’s trip last month to New Delhi

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Indian government replaces top foreign ministry official, but gives no reason

S. Jaishankar took over as India’s new foreign secretary on Thursday. Hindustan Times photo. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW... (more...)

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Siri Fort Auditorium, a government-run event center, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution's pledge to uphold the "dignity of the individual," drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United States as he closed out a three-day visit to New Delhi. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

Shah Rukh Khan on cloud nine after Obama shout out

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Obama draws on experience as a minority while touting gender and religious equality in India

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Obama takes in grand Republic Day parade in show of solidarity between U.S., India

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Trumpeters from the Indian Border Security Force's Camel Mounted Band play their instruments while riding their camels during the nation's Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2015. Rain failed to dampen spirits at India's Republic Day parade January 26 as US President Barack Obama became the first US president to attend the spectacular military and cultural display in a mark of the nations' growing closeness. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Bollywood celebs salute Republic Day parade

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Gallery: Rehearsing for India’s Republic Day parade ahead of Obama’s visit

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President Barack Obama walks down the stairs of Air Force One upon his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Obama returned from a two-day trip to discuss his State of the Union address. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

Indian president to host star-studded banquet for Barack Obama

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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama disembark from Air Force One upon arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, September 23, 2014. The Obamas are traveling to New York for the United Nations General Assembly. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

White House says Michelle Obama will accompany Obama on trip to India later this week

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Indian for Everyone brings restaurant mainstays home

LAURA BREHAUT NATIONAL POST Spices, and the way you use them, are key to Indian cooking. But don’t let the myriad blends discourage you from…
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Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Born in 1997 in Burnaby, BC Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is an upcoming Canadian Indian classical vocalist of the Mewati…
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From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote what some felt were scathing bolgs; Modi: A Madari or A Nation Builder? on…
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End Gang Life: How parents can play a role in gang prevention

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Alberta boy exposed to bedbug pesticide taken off ventilator, improving: family friend

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A child in hospital after being exposed to a pesticide his parents used to kill bedbugs has been…
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Got extra breast milk? Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU acting as dispensary

Fraser Health is making it easier for moms to donate through new program AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Fraser Health is in need of…
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‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

MARTY KLINKENBERG POSTMEDIA NEWS EDMONTON — Her small wooden casket draped in a white shroud, the first of two siblings to die in a tragic poisoning…
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Health Canada issues warning about bedbug control products after Alberta children deaths

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs….
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Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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JULIE CHADWICK NANAIMO DAILY NEWS The flocks of seagulls overhead make for a familiar sight as one rounds the curves of Cedar Road toward the…
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