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‘Crossing Bridges’ small film with a big heart (IANS Movie Review of Arunachalee feature film – Rating: ***)

By Subhash K. Jha Film: “Crossing Bridges”; Cast: Anshu Jamsenpa, Phuntsu Krime; Director: Sange Dorjee Thinkdok;... (more...)

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ entertaining teen fare (IANS Movie Review – Rating *** 1/2)

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”; Cast: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Danny Woodburn,... (more...)

‘The November Man’ an above average spy thriller (IANS Movie Review – Rating: ***)

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “The November Man”; Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Mediha Musliovic, Olga Kurylenko;... (more...)

‘Raja Natwarlal’ – dapper caper (IANS Movie Review, Rating – ***)

By Subhash K. Jha Film: “Raja Natwarlal”; Actors: Emraan Hashmi, Paresh Rawal, Kay Kay Menon and Humaima Malick;... (more...)

Pitt, Jolie to film ‘crazy sex scenes’

By The Sea”. The couple, who got together after filming “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”, are currently preparing to... (more...)

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Stampede sparked by electrical wire during Hindu holy procession kills 10 in central India

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In this photograph taken on September 5, 2012, an Indian labourer loads coal onto a truck at the Kankaria Railway Yard in Ahmedabad. India's top court ruled on August 25, 2014 that all coal block allocations made by the government between 1993 and 2009 were illegal, throwing the already energy-starved country's power sector into turmoil. SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images

India’s top court says all allocations of coal reserves from 1993 through 2009 were illegal

In this photograph taken on September 5, 2012, an Indian labourer loads coal onto a truck at the Kankaria Railway Yard in... (more...)

In this photograph taken on August 10, 2012, 60 year old Indian manual scavenger Kela collects human waste while cleaning a toilet in Nekpur village, Muradnagar in Uttar Pradesh, some 40kms east of New Delhi. Human Rights Watch have called on August 25, 2014, for an end to the practice of low-caste Indians manually collecting human waste, which continues unabated despite laws to stop it. PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images

Rights group decries India’s enduring reliance on low-caste workers to clean human waste

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Indian minister refers to Dec. 16 fatal gang rape as “small incident” that hurt tourism

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U.S. clothing retailer Gap to enter Indian market

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

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In this Aug. 15, 2014 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the country's Independence Day in New Delhi, India. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in India's most resounding election victory in decades, he promised to revive the sluggish economy, rein in rising food prices, tackle corruption and overhaul his predecessor's lackluster foreign policy. AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File

After landslide win, India’s new leader faces backlash as voters see few changes

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B.C. Supreme Court to decide if Kamloops Mountie watching women have sex in jail is a crime

THE CANADIAN PRESS KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A judge wants to hear arguments from lawyers about the legality of the charge against an RCMP corporal accused…
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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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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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Rice Bucket India poverty

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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