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SCOTLAND

Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, values of peace and non-violence to be celebrated at SFU

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the campus of Carleton University, a gift from the High Commission of India. Wayne Cuddington... (more...)

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SCOTLAND

Independence not a commodity: Gandhi to Scotland

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the campus of Carleton University, a gift from the High Commission of India. Wayne Cuddington... (more...)

Bollywood

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...)

Rahul Gandhi

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

DEAN NELSON THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Indian protesters hold candles during a rally in New Delhi late Dec. 29, 2012, after the... (more...)

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Pink Chai Living: Preserving the food culture of India with traditional cooking

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI This week I’m bringing back ‘ghar ka khana’ (homemade food). Let’s make cooking traditional foods cool again. For the last few…
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How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

IANS/EFE Austin (Texas) – The authorities in Dallas have ordered 75 health workers who attended a patient who died of the Ebola virus to not…
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Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

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Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

IANS London – Certain drugs can help reverse the effects caused by Parkinson’s disease, a study on fruit flies shows. Mutations in a gene called…
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Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

IANS San Francisco – Apple and Facebook have added an extra incentive to women considering working at the tech giants by giving female employees the…
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Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
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Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

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Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

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British Columbians support doctor-assisted death: polls

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Surrey doctor suspended for improper conduct with female patient

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