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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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MOM

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...)

INDIA INDEPENDENCE DAY

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...)

Imran Khan

Clashes erupt as Pakistan opposition rally heads to Islamabad demanding PM’s ouster

Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan greets supporters as he leads a protest march to Islamabad against the country’s... (more...)

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Thousands of Pakistanis head to Islamabad for opposition rally demanding PM’s ouster

Supporters of Canada-based preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri escort a vehicle carrying Qadri in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore... (more...)

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English-educated Indian bureaucrats are scrambling for dictionaries after Narendra Modi’s push for Hindi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered all official documentation should be in the country’s official language... (more...)

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Self-compassion leads to positive body image in women

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British comedian John Oliver again covers Indian politics in HBO show, takes aim at Modi’s U.S. visit (w/ video)

VANCOUVER DESI British comedian John Oliver has covered Indian politics yet again on his new HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In this…
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Last remaining family member of Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh dies in Toronto

IANS Chandigarh — The younger sister and last remaining blood relative of revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh has died in Canada, according to relatives in…
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Komagata Maru

India honours 100-year anniversary of Komagata Maru with commemorative coins

IANS New Delhi — India on Monday released a set of special coins as part of a year-long centenary commemoration of the 1914 Komagata Maru…
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Blogs

Vancouver Desi blogger

Horizon: Because I am a World Changer

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI My vision to the world. I am what many would call the outgoing teenager, which seems weird to some, as people…
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Seat

Turban-Esque: Perfect for a long drive

Great semi-casual look for the fall with the blazer and raw denim. The shoes and watch are nice complements adding to the effortless feel of…
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Coconut Confetti Corn

JESSIE LEHAIL, INDIAN INFLUENCE With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to talk turkey and side dishes. Most cooks are loyal to their turkey…
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Addiction

The Importance of A Strong Support Network in Recovering from Addiction

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Healing from addiction and addictive behaviours is very often seen as a solitary process. The person struggling is viewed as the…
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Health Check

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Self-compassion leads to positive body image in women

IANS Toronto – Women who accept and tolerate their bodily imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their high body mass index…
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Villagers bury woman to cure her after getting ‘shocked’

CEN AGENCY Villagers in India sprung into action after one of their neighbours was suffered a high voltage electric shock – by burying her up…
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Fruits and vegetables linked to mental well-being

IANS London – The more portions of fruits and vegetables you take in a day, the better are your chances of improving mental well-being along…
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Dr. Rohit Joshi, chairman of Aarna Superspecialty Hospital in Gujarat.

Newborn Indian baby has tail – that was his parasitic twin – removed

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian baby born with a 350 grams, 12-cm ‘tail’ on his back has had it removed just five days after birth, according…
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Birth, maternal care

Maternal health in, climate change out: A look at Canada’s changing UN speeches

ALEXANDER PANETTA THE CANADIAN PRESS UNITED NATIONS — A scan of Canadian speeches at the United Nations General Assembly reveals a shift in priorities during…
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‘Angelina Effect’ makes more women test for breast cancer

IANS London – The ‘Angelina Effect’ has more than doubled the genetic counselling and testing for breast cancer risk among British women. The ‘Angelina Effect’…
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New vaccines can change India’s health battles: Melinda Gates

IANS New Delhi – Introduction of four new vaccines in India’s national immunization programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country’s…
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Japan human trials

World’s first lab grown stem cells implanted

IANS Tokyo – Japanese researchers have successfully implanted lab-grown retinal tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) into a woman in her 70s – the…
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Cancer

Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led…
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Japan human trials

Lab-generated stem cells set for human trial in Japan

IANS Tokyo – In a major boost to stem cell research, a Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is set to become the first…
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Gene key to slowing ageing process identified

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated…
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E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine

IANS New York – Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in…
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