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Narendra Modi says we need to change ‘scam India’ image to ‘skill India’

Narendra Modi. SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images IANS New Delhi – Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday his government... (more...)

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In this Thursday, May 29, 2014 photo, an Indian man walks past a sari, with a portrait of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, displayed outside a shop in New Delhi, India. AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur

India growth falls short of forecast at 4.7 per cent, showing challenges for new government

In this Thursday, May 29, 2014 photo, an Indian man walks past a sari, with a portrait of Indian Prime Minister Narendra... (more...)

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New Indian PM Narendra Modi meets with Nawaz Sharif, leader of rival Pakistan

Narendra Modi. SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images MUNEEZA NAQVI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — New Indian Prime Minister... (more...)

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Indian Muslims wary of Narendra Modi’s ties to Hindu nationalism, though some hope for economic boost

In this April 10, 2014 photo, displaced Indian Muslims watch election news on television at a relief camp in Muzaffarnagar,... (more...)

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New petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan needs to immediately announce new gas price: Barclays

Dharmendra Pradhan. YouTube screenshot IANS New Delhi – Listing what it called key issues needing “attention... (more...)

Indian Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan attends the Prime Focus 16th anniversary and technology hub launch event in Mumbai on October 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO/STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Rekha may attend Modi’s swearing-in (w/ photos)

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Narendra Modi tapping into the selfie generation of voters

Narendra Modi #selfie after voting. AFP/Getty Images ANURAG KOTOKY BLOOMBERG NEWS Narendra Modi’s first declaration... (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...)

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Parents name newborn twins ‘Narendra’ and ‘Modi’ after Indian’s next PM

Narendra Modi. SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images VANCOUVER DESI Following the landslide win of India’s opposition party on... (more...)

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India’s Hindu nationalist party leader Narendra Modi to be sworn in as next prime minister on May 26

India’s next prime minister Narendra Modi displays the letter from the Indian President inviting him to form the new... (more...)

India's next prime minister and Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi receives a garland during a rally in Ahmadabad, India

A ‘Nixon’, Modi can resolve border row: Chinese daily

India’s next prime minister and Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi receives a garland... (more...)

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart devotes airtime to Indian election (w/ video)

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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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B.C. Securities Commission finds Vancouver woman who ran a Ponzi scheme committed $100 million fraud

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI VANCOUVER – A B.C. Securities Commission panel has found that a Vancouver woman and two companies she controlled committed a $100-million fraud….
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Canada balks at returning Indian statue of a woman believed stolen from Khajuraho temple

DOUGLAS QUAN POSTMEDIA NEWS  India is trying to repatriate a “voluptuous” 12th-century statue of a woman with a parrot on her bare shoulder that somehow…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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