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(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

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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...)

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Remembering films on Mahatma Gandhi on his 144th birth anniversary

Mahatma Gandhi. Montreal Gazette Files IANS New Delhi – Mahatma Gandhi, the apostle of non-violence, whose 144th birth... (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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File photo: Indian villagers gather near the body of an elephant in a field in the northeastern state of Assam on July 8, 2013. It is believed that the elephant was electrocuted by power lines as they walked through fields of growing rice at night . STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Four elephants die from shoddy electrical wires in Indian forest

VANCOUVER DESI A wild elephant has died after it was electrocuted when it stumbled into low hanging electrical wires in a northeastern Indian forest, according…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Six-year-old worshipped for patch of hair on his back that has grown into a tail

VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old Indian boy is being worshipped by villagers for a small patch of hair on his back that has grown into a…
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Opinion: Britain’s youngest mom — 12-year-old — isn’t a case for the midwife, it’s a case for the police

ALLISON PEARSON THE DAILY TELEGRAPH  A girl aged 12 years and three months became Britain’s youngest mother over the weekend. She was still at primary…
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Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI The recent 9% BC Hydro rate increase was no April Fools’ prank.  Did it motivate you to find ways to save?…
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Indian Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi gestures to supporters during a rally in New Delhi on April 6, 2014. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Wicked Cricket: Vancouver Windies’ victorious third time in a row

VIDU SAHABANDU VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Windies bagged another victory on Sunday and are looking forward to a fourth to make it to the semifinals. Captain…
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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

Indian dishes made simple with Bal Arneson’s latest cookbook featuring tasty seasoning combinations JULIAN ARMSTRONG POSTMEDIA NEWS Indian cooking has become ever more popular, thanks…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAI, India — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers…
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