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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...)

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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

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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SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI The Israeli-Palestine conflict has been an ongoing struggle that began around the mid-20th Century. BBC UK has reported in the past…
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Kate, William and other royals in the house at the Commonwealth Games

DENNIS PASSA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — The second in line to the British throne visited the Commonwealth Games on Monday, and he brought along…
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India wins 4th shooting gold medal at Commonwealth Games, leads all countries in the event (w/ gallery)

DENNIS PASSA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — India won its fourth shooting gold medal of the Commonwealth Games when Jitu Rai won the 50-meter pistol…
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Sporting fans disappointed as Indian flag depicted upside down in Commonwealth Games promotional video

VANCOUVER DESI India is already making headlines as the Commonwealth Games officially kick off in Glasgow – but not for sporting-related reasons. In an official…
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Indian baby whose head swelled to three times its size smiling and laughing a year later (w/ photos)

VANCOUVER DESI A three-year-old girl in New Delhi who was given little chance of survival after her head swelled to three times its normal size…
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Former U.S. chief of medicine indicted for prescription fraud

IANS Washington  – A U.S. court has indicted a former chief of medicine of illegally running a prescription racket that led to the death of…
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Indian teen boy gets 232 teeth removed from “very rare” tumour in his jaw

VANCOUVER DESI A 17-year-old boy in India underwent a seven-hour long operation on Monday to have a whopping 232 teeth removed from a “very rare”…
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Dos and don’ts for pregnant women while travelling

IANS New Delhi – Expecting mothers with normal pregnancy are not prevented from travelling by airplane, train, four-wheelers, but they need to be cautious, says…
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A different kind of courtroom drama: Woman gives birth to baby girl in witness room

IANS London – A heavily-pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl in a court in Britain after going into labour in the witness room,…
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Number of people with HIV unchanged worldwide over the last two years: UNAIDS

United Nations claims it can stop epidemic by 2030 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually…
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Toronto doctor says it’s time to lock up research miscreants

MARGARET MUNRO VANCOUVER DESI A leading Toronto doctor has reignited debate over research fraud saying doctors and academics who fudge and fabricate data should be…
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Teenager undergoes rare spine disorder surgery, walks within couple of days

IANS Gurgaon – A 16-year old girl has successfully undergone a complex surgery for a spinal cord disorder at a hospital here, a doctor said…
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Roundtable highlights refugee health-care struggles due to government cutbacks

CLARE CLANCY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Every second Saturday, a small clinic in Toronto offers free medical care to anyone who needs it —…
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SFU’s bhangra study needs postmenopausal dancing women

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