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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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KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI The family and friends of murdered Vancouver teen Poonam Randhawa breathed a collective sigh of relief as the girl’s killer lost…
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Air India passenger finds half-eaten worm mixed in his breakfast on flight to Delhi

VANCOUVER DESI An Air India passenger in upper economy class was horrified when he noticed a half-eaten worm mixed in with his breakfast plate on…
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Blatchford: Pakistani woman deserves a better life in this big, empty country

CHRISTIE BLATCHFORD POSTMEDIA NEWS When I saw the picture of a weeping Jamila Bibi in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Tuesday, I thought of only one…
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Pakistani politicians barred from flight for turning up late (w/video)

IANS Islamabad – Two Pakistani politicians were barred from a flight for holding it up for over one-and-a-half hours, media reported Tuesday. Passengers of an…
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Turban-Esque: Bow Tie is a statement

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Fashion Over The Years In Bollywood

IMROZ MAUR VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood and Fashion go hand in hand; there is no Bollywood without fashion and there is no fashion without Bollywood. They…
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Wedding invitations – the Do’s

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI You are cordially invited…. We request the honor of your presence… Please join us… It is so difficult to decide on…
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India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine? The latest idea someone has come…
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New vaccines can change India’s health battles: Melinda Gates

IANS New Delhi – Introduction of four new vaccines in India’s national immunization programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country’s…
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World’s first lab grown stem cells implanted

IANS Tokyo – Japanese researchers have successfully implanted lab-grown retinal tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) into a woman in her 70s – the…
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Cancer

Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led…
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Lab-generated stem cells set for human trial in Japan

IANS Tokyo – In a major boost to stem cell research, a Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is set to become the first…
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Gene key to slowing ageing process identified

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated…
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E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine

IANS New York – Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in…
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Man who ate metal scraps lands in hospital after swallowing a powerful magnet

CEN AGENCY A hungry Indian man who ate metal bottle tops, nuts and bolts, and pieces of scrap metal after getting lost, severely injured himself…
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Man declared dead by hospital wakes up two days later

CEN AGENCY An Indian hospital who declared a man dead discovered he was actually still alive when police turned up an incredible two days later…
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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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