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Canadian cleric campaigns to oust Nawaz Sharif government in Pakistan

Canadian-based cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri speaks to media in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on August 9, 2014. Arif Ali/AFP/Getty... (more...)

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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...)

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

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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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Vancouver teen’s music video gets over 300k views in less than a week

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver teen and aspiring musician Sid Bhullar has released his third music video online  – and within one week he’s already surpassed 300,000…
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Drunk Air India passenger tied to his seat on flight after attacking people onboard, tearing clothes of two pursers

VANCOUVER DESI An Air India passenger, who went wild after a few drinks and allegedly tore the clothes of two pursers and bit some fellow…
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‘It’s pride getting in the way’: Feuding Indo-Canadian youth factions worry Abbotsford cops (w/ video)

JENNIFER SALTMAN  VANCOUVER DESI  No one really knows how the conflict started. According to a number of people who are involved, in February one person…
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Eight-year-old Indian boy’s swollen hands are larger than his head

VANCOUVER DESI Kaleem, an eight-year-old Indian boy suffering from a mystery condition has puzzled doctors after his hands swelled to giant proportions and are larger…
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ROAD SAFETY: Keep an eye on your friends and families’ safety on the roads

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI As you’ve been driving around the city, you’ve likely noticed there are more pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists out enjoying the good…
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Seeking balance and well-being: A mind-body approach to depression

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI While the world mourns the passing of Academy Award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, the global conversation turns to the topics…
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The Art of being a Guest – at a Sikh Ceremony

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI With wedding season in full swing, surely you must be attending at least one Sikh ceremony.  These family and fun oriented…
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Capital Punishment, is that the answer?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Today August 14, 2014 marks the ten year anniversary of the hanging of convicted rapist and murderer Dhananjoy Chatterjee. On May…
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This April 7, 2014 file photo shows a Yemeni health worker giving a boy a polio vaccine during a house to house polio immunization campaign in Sanaa, Yemen. Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File

Best polio vaccine? Oral and injectable, used in tandem, new study says

HELEN BRANSWELL THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — For decades scientists have debated whether injectable or oral polio vaccine is the best option for trying to…
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I don’t think that obesity is a laughing matter: Doctor takes the comic route to teach Canadians about obesity

EDMONTON – Dr. Arya Sharma, one of the leading experts on obesity in Canada, doesn’t make fat jokes. But he still pokes fun at the…
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Eight-year-old Indian boy’s swollen hands are larger than his head

VANCOUVER DESI Kaleem, an eight-year-old Indian boy suffering from a mystery condition has puzzled doctors after his hands swelled to giant proportions and are larger…
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Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

VANCOUVER DESI In an unusual surgery, doctors in India removed the skeleton of an unborn baby from its mother’s womb after 36 years, the Press…
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Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in transit on her way to India

ADAM SCHRECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight to the United Arab Emirates capital of…
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8,000-year-old gene key to Tibetans’ high altitude adaptation, study finds

IANS Washington – In a major breakthrough, US researchers have found a genetic cause – a single DNA base pair change that dates back 8,000…
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Female doctor who alleged torture by a patient’s relatives for delivering stillborn baby boy made it up to get boyfriend back

CEN AGENCY Mexican police say the alleged torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead never existed and that the female victim made…
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Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

IANS/EFE Toronto – Canada has said it will donate to the World Health Organisation (WHO) up to 1,000 doses of an experimental vaccine against the…
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Female doctor brutally tortured and left to die after delivering stillborn baby boy

CEN AGENCY Torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead are believed to be relatives of a woman whose baby was delivered stillborn…
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Health Canada issues warnings over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products

VANCOUVER DESI Health Canada has issued an alert over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products that may cause life-threatening side effects. These natural health…
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Infectious disease specialist Florian Steiner wears protective clothing as he works in a laboratory for blood tests during a demonstration of the proceedings at the quarantine office of Berlin's Charite hospital on August 11, 2014. TIM BRAKEMEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Mumbai man who recently travelled to Nigeria admitted to hospital with Ebola symptoms

VANCOUVER DESI A man in Mumbai who travelled to West Africa last month has voluntarily admitted himself to a local hospital after experiencing Ebola symptoms,…
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Watermelon-sized tumour found in Mumbai woman during emergency caesarean section

IANS Mumbai  – A team of doctors at Mumbai’s Sion Hospital performed a rare and unexpected surgery as they were forced to remove a 2.5…
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