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‘Coffee Bloom’ awfully pretentious (IANS Movie Review, Rating: **)

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“What is there in spreading the views of a rapist?” India orders TV stations not to broadcast rape documentary

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Convicted of killing New Delhi bus attack victim, rapist says she shouldn t have fought back

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‘A girl is far more responsible’: Man convicted of notorious Delhi bus gang rape blames victim in prison interview

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Dum Laga Ke Haisha: So real and heart-warming, it smells like life

Dum Laga Ke Haisha starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pedneker. SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”;... (more...)

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Head of U.N. climate change panel skips Nairobi meet amid sexual harassment allegations in India

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Study shows India’s filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about 3 years

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Photos: Impoverished couples wed in mass marriage ceremony in New Delhi

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Movie Review: Badlapur leaves much to be desired

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Has the tree planted by Obama in India already died? Officials insist it hasn’t

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Modi’s controversial name-striped suit raises nearly $700,000 at auction

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Health authorities say 700 people have died in H1N1 flu outbreak in India over past 10 weeks

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Hero surgeon who helped injured Hollywood actor Harrison Ford

IANS Los Angeles – Indian-American spine surgeon Sanjay Khurana was playing golf Thursday when a single-engine plane crashed on the course. The pilot was none…
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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ banned in India (with photos, video)

IANS Los Angeles – American erotic romantic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey” has been banned in India. The country’s film censors decided the raunchy film…
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Canada-wide initiative helps immigrants find work in fields for which they have prepared

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Manbir Randhawa immigrated from India to B.C., she knew she’d have to “start from scratch” in order to land a…
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Doctor’s afraid to release baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ to his mom

VANCOUVER DESI Doctors in India are reluctant to release a baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ to his mom, fearing she suffers from an attention-seeking syndrome, Britain’s…
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No More Violence: Threat Against Anna Hazare From Canada

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Anna Hazare is no Gandhi. Yet his contribution in advancing the war on corruption in India is indisputable. He…
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Indian for Everyone brings restaurant mainstays home

LAURA BREHAUT NATIONAL POST Spices, and the way you use them, are key to Indian cooking. But don’t let the myriad blends discourage you from…
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Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Born in 1997 in Burnaby, BC Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is an upcoming Canadian Indian classical vocalist of the Mewati…
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From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote what some felt were scathing bolgs; Modi: A Madari or A Nation Builder? on…
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Want in vitro treatment? Must vow you have had lots and lots of sex first

THE CANADIAN PRESS Quebec women who want government-financed in vitro fertilization will have to sign a statement saying they have been sexually active for a…
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Alberta deaths

Alberta boy exposed to bedbug pesticide taken off ventilator, improving: family friend

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A child in hospital after being exposed to a pesticide his parents used to kill bedbugs has been…
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Got extra breast milk? Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU acting as dispensary

Fraser Health is making it easier for moms to donate through new program AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Fraser Health is in need of…
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‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

MARTY KLINKENBERG POSTMEDIA NEWS EDMONTON — Her small wooden casket draped in a white shroud, the first of two siblings to die in a tragic poisoning…
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Health Canada issues warning about bedbug control products after Alberta children deaths

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs….
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Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

EDMONTON JOURNAL A Fort McMurray apartment unit contaminated by a dangerous pesticide that killed an infant and sickened four other children tested clear Tuesday, but…
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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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