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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...)

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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...)

MOM

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

( function() { pnShowVideo( '0_zokwdeji', '', '', '', '620', '400', 'kaltura' ); } )(); KATY DAIGLE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW... (more...)

Mars Orbiter Mission MOM

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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Two “snake catchers” arrested in India for illegally keeping venomous pets

VANCOUVER DESI Two men in Southern India who are known as local “snake catchers” have been arrested and thrown in jail for illegally keeping venomous…
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Vancouver pimp who ran teen prostitution ring won’t be sentenced until next September

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI The sentencing of convicted human trafficker and pimp Reza Moazami has been delayed nearly 10 months. In September, following a year-long…
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Kathak star Sitara Devi dies after prolonged illness

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Help for Victims of Sexual Abuse

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Spice Sports: Pat Quinn passes away at age 71

GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI The hockey world is deeply saddened by the passing of the legendary Pat Quinn, who spent nearly 50…
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Spice Sports: World Kabaddi League Champion Crowned

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Spice Sports: Whitecaps announce new USL PRO team!

GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI An exciting announcement was made this morning at UBC’s Gerald McGavin Rugby Centre. Soccer fans in Vancouver will…
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Bipasha Basu: Pinkathon important platform encouraging women

IANS Mumbai – Actress Bipasha Basu Tuesday expressed support for Pinkathon, a run for breast cancer awareness, terming it an important platform that encourages women….
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Abbotsford acupuncturist’s clients urged to get tested for HIV, hepatitis

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI Health authorities are urging clients of an Abbotsford acupuncturist to get tested for HIV and hepatitis after determining she failed to…
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Eight babies die in Pakistan as incubators malfunction

IANS/EFE Islamabad – Eight newborn babies died of asphyxiation at a hospital in eastern Pakistan’s Punjab province, after their incubators failed to supply them with…
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Too much texting bad for your spine

IANS New York – Simple texting on smartphone can exert nearly 23 kg of pressure on your spine depending on the angle at which you…
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Man isolated at New Delhi airport after traces of Ebola virus found in his semen

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — A 26-year-old Indian man who recovered from Ebola in Liberia has been placed in isolation at the New Delhi…
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Parents call baby with eight limbs God Boy, claim he looks like an Indian deity

CEN AGENCY A baby born with four arms and four legs has been dubbed God Boy by his parents because they say he looks like…
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Director of Indian drug company arrested in sterilization deaths investigation

MUNEEZA NAQVI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Indian police have arrested the director of a drug manufacturing firm that allegedly supplied medication to women…
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Indian doctor arrested, blames tainted medicine for deaths of 13 women after sterilization

MUNEEZA NAQVI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — The doctor who conducted sterilization procedures after which 13 women died in central India was arrested, but…
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Indian dance instructor’s dog-bite selfie blows up into student rape allegation against him

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India’s sterilization drive leaves 8 women dead, 20 others seriously ill (w/video)

KATY DAIGLE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Eight Indian women have died and 20 others were in critical condition Tuesday after undergoing sterilization surgeries…
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