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Indian villagers assemble and pray by an idol of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a temple erected in his honour at Kotharia village near Rajkot, some 225 kms from Ahmedabad, on February 12, 2015. STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Indian PM Narendra Modi’s disapproval halts plan for shrine built in his name

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After 800 years, a proud Hindu ruling Delhi: Singhal

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a press conference at the Council on Foreign Relations, Monday,... (more...)

Indian folk artists dance as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate outside the BJP office in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Oct.19, 2014. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's political party BJP was poised to make huge election gains Sunday in two Indian states, according to partial results. AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal

Modi’s ruling BJP makes big gains in Indian state elections

Indian folk artists dance as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate outside the BJP office in New Delhi, India,... (more...)

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New York federal court summons Narendra Modi to respond to lawsuit accusing him of human rights abuses

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. AP Photo/Altaf Qadri MATTHEW PENNINGTON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — A federal court... (more...)

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India declares Mars mission a success, with satellite now circling red planet for science data

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Indian spacecraft MOM on course to orbit Red Planet, aims to explore Martian atmosphere

An Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official uses a scale model of the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft to... (more...)

INDIA INDEPENDENCE DAY

Barack Obama, Narendra Modi to begin repairing strained India-U.S. ties at White House meeting

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The White House says... (more...)

Pakistan politics

Pakistani negotiators meet to end crisis over anti-government demonstrations

Protesters converged on Islamabad two weeks ago demanding Nawaz Sharif’s resignation and this key challenge still remains Pakistan’s... (more...)

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Pakistani lawmakers back embattled premier Nawaz Sharif amid anti-government protests

Supporters of cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan listen to his speech during an anti-government protest near the prime... (more...)

Supporters of Pakistan's cricket celebrity-turned-politician Imran Khan rally against government in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary

Pakistan’s prime minister denies asking army to mediate with demonstrators outside parliament

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves on his arrival at New Delhi airport on May 26, 2014. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz... (more...)

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

In this Aug. 15, 2014 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the country’s Independence... (more...)

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Indian PM Narendra Modi urges an end to violence against women, poverty in first independence day speech

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the country’s Independence Day in New Delhi, India, Friday,... (more...)

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Indian PM Narendra Modi to visit Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa in April

VANCOUVER DESI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming to Canada in April, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Wednesday. Modi will be visiting Toronto, Ottawa…
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Exotic Pets: Snake owner charged in deaths of young New Brunswick brothers killed by python

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Miss India World Aditi Arya: Wanted my statement to be India’s

IANS Mumbai – Aditi Arya, the proud winner of this year’s Femina Miss India World crown, says she always wanted to represent India on an…
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Teenager shoots himself after father bans Facebook chat

IANS Lucknow - A 14-year-old boy shot himself Thursday after his father reprimanded him for chatting too often on social networking site Facebook, police said. The…
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Simplify Your Space for Spring

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “There exists within each of us a natural state of simple and open awareness in which we feel happy, light, and…
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Calling all Tabla students, teachers and artists to Surrey

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI  Pandit Yogesh Samsi will be conducting a 4-day Tabla workshop series from March 30 to April 2 and a Solo table concert on…
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Ready, Set, Fundraise!

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI A fitness goal is unlike any other goal in this world and it’s a goal in life that almost everyone strives…
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Whitest Brown Guy: Not your typical Hockey Dad

RANDY SANGHA VANCOUVER DESI So here I am at the tail of end of the ice hockey season.  No, not those guys…what are they called,…
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Courage To Come Back: Andy Bhatti makes it his life’s work to help young victims of sex abuse

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI This is the first of six profiles on recipients of the 2015 Courage To Come Back Awards, presented by Coast Mental…
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When my life was interrupted by cancer

HINDUSTAN TIMES As Benjamin Franklin pointed out, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. The latter comes as a grim reminder every…
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Woman goes into labour on board Qatar Airways flight, gives birth before emergency landing

THE CANADIAN PRESS The passenger load on a Qatar Airways flight grew by one when a woman went into labour and delivered her baby before…
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Measles alert issued in Vancouver

VANCOUVER DESI Travellers aboard an Air China flight to Vancouver may have been exposed to the measles virus, say local health officials. Vancouver Coastal Health…
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Popular artificial sweetener may treat aggressive cancers

IANS New York – Once considered as a possible carcinogen, the artificial sweetener saccharin could actually lead to the development of drugs capable of combating…
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‘She cut me.… I’m pregnant’: Police release woman’s 911 call after unborn baby ‘removed’ from womb

WASHINGTON POST A 26-year-old pregnant woman in Colorado, spotting a Craigslist ad for baby clothes, drove to the home of the woman who placed the…
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Wealth behind decline in number of reproducing males

IANS New York – Researchers have discovered a dramatic decline in genetic diversity in male lineages four to eight thousand years ago — likely the…
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‘We should be eating things that taste good’

Vancouver doctor says scientific evidence supports eating whatever you like RICHARD WATTS TIME COLONIST Dr. John Sloan, a B.C. family doctor, treats his coffee like…
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Inspired Life: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time

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Indian doctors use glue to fix patient’s bleeding lung

IANS New Delhi – A 60-year-old patient suffering from massive hemoptysis underwent a rare treatment process in which his blood vessel was fixed with a…
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