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Om Puri: Richard Attenborough’s ‘Gandhi’ changed lives of everyone associated with the film

British Actor And Director Richard Attenborough Dies Aged 90. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Mumbai –... (more...)

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India blocks release of film on Indira Gandhi’s killing, says it glorifies her assassins

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Passengers leave the Indra Gandhi International (IGI) airport in New Delhi on August 7, 2011. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images

Plague of monkeys disrupting New Delhi airport terminal

Passengers leave the Indra Gandhi International (IGI) airport in New Delhi on August 7, 2011. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images CEN... (more...)

This man in India has survived an incredible 723 days on just bread and water in a lonely protest at rapacious developers who have robbed him of his tiny plot of land. CEN News.

Bangalore man fasts for two years in protest of government land seizure

Sukumaran Menon has survived an incredible 723 days on just bread and water in a lonely protest at rapacious developers who... (more...)

(FILES) In this photograph taken on May 24, 1991, the funeral procession for slain Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi moves along a crowded street in New Delhi. DOUGLAS E. CURRAN/AFP/Getty Images

India’s top court tells state it can’t free 3 of 7 serving life for Rajiv Gandhi assassination

(FILES) In this photograph taken on May 24, 1991, the funeral procession for slain Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi moves... (more...)

In this photograph taken on May 20, 1991 National Congress leader Rajiv Gandhi casts his ballot at a polling station in New Delhi for the first round of the general election. STEFAN ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Indian state says 7 convicts in 1991 assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi should be freed

This undated photograph received on February 19, 2014 shows mugshot portraits of convicts (L-R) Murugan, Perarivalan, and... (more...)

In this photograph taken on May 20, 1991 National Congress leader Rajiv Gandhi casts his ballot at a polling station in New Delhi for the first round of the general election.  India's Supreme Court February 18, 2014 spared three killers of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi from the hangman's noose. AFP PHOTO/STEFAN ELLIS/FILES

Indian court commutes death sentences to life in prison for 3 in Rajiv Gandhi assassination

In this photograph taken on May 20, 1991 National Congress leader Rajiv Gandhi casts his ballot at a polling station in New... (more...)

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Heir to India’s Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty to lead national election campaign

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS India’s ruling Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi delivers his speech at... (more...)

The nationalist leader’s more controversial ideas have been written out of history, writes Patrick French. This week, the National Archives here in New Delhi released a set of letters between Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and a close friend from his South African days, Hermann Kallenbach, a German Jewish architect.

The ‘truth’ is Mahatma Ghandi was a wily tactician, not India’s smiling saint, columnist says

The nationalist leader’s more controversial ideas have been written out of history, writes Patrick French. This week, the... (more...)

Indian protesters hold candles during a rally in New Delhi late December 29,2012, after the death of a gang rape victim from the Indian capital. Indian leaders appealed for calm and security forces headed off fresh unrest by turning New Delhi into a fortress after a student who was savagely gang-raped died in a Singapore hospital. Police threw a ring of steel around the centre of the Indian capital after news of the 23-year-old medical student's death was broken in the early hours by the Singapore hospital that had been treating her for the last two days. (SAJJAD HUSSAIN/Getty Images)

India’s moment of truth as New Delhi gang rapists face execution

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Man proudly wears world’s largest turban weighing in at 100 pounds and 645 metres long unwrapped

VANCOUVER DESI A 60-year-old devout Sikh in northern India appears to be the proud owner of the world’s largest turban – weighing in at 100…
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Gallery: India prepares to welcome elephant-headed Lord Ganesha

VANCOUVER DESI Preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival marking the birth of the elephant-headed god, have taken off in India as Hindus prepare to welcome…
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Winter Weddings: Is it truly worth it?

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Don’t be surprised if you have received an invitation to a wedding in November or December.  Over the years, I have…
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How is it possible that a fifth of Indian politicians have criminal charges against them?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses the importance of politicians to come together to protect the women of India. According to the…
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Wedding Wonderland: The art of being a good host

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Hosting any party is a chore and a half but it’s a whole new ball game when it’s a wedding that…
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Chicken Soup for the Seoul: How our Korean vacation moved us (in more ways than one)

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “The most important thing in life is sincerity.” At least that’s what our Korean tour guide, SP, informed us via his…
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International student in Ottawa launches campaign to raise money for new prosthetic leg

MEGHAN HURLEY OTTAWA CITIZEN A Carleton University PhD student from Malaysia has launched a fundraising campaign to replace his worn-out prosthetic leg. Selvan Mohan, 24, was born without a…
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South Surrey clinic places public ‘at risk,’ says document filed in Supreme Court

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI A South Surrey clinic has “placed members of the public at risk” by falsely claiming to be naturopathic doctors and administering…
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India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

VANCOUVER DESI India has created its own “desi” version of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has swept the globe. While the original icy cold…
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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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