Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer and musician, A R Rahman performs during the music launch of the upcoming Hindi film 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' written and directed by Arif Ali, in Mumbai on June 12, 2014. STR/AFP/Getty Images

Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman urges others to stop violence against religion

Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer and musician, A R Rahman performs during the music launch of the upcoming... (more...)

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Free press under threat as deadly attacks on journalists in Afghanistan rise

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Marital blues make many NRI men dread visiting India (with photos)

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Kamloops murder trial begins for man accused of stabbing buddy 73 times

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Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Honour: In Speaking Truth To Terror

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Protests against Charlie Hebdo’s latest Muhammed caricature turn violent in Pakistan, Jordan and Algeria

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U.S. court rejects lawsuit against Indian PM Narendra Modi over deadly 2002 riots

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — A federal judge in New... (more...)


3 things to know about Joseph Vaz, canonized by pope as Sri Lanka’s 1st saint

In this handout photograph released by the Vatican press office on January 14, 2015 Pope Francis (C) attends a religious... (more...)


Pope Francis canonizes Joseph Vaz, Sri Lanka’s first saint

Pope Francis holds his statue of Our Lady of Madhu at the Madhu church in Madhu on January 14, 2015. Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty... (more...)

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The Indian connection of Joseph Vaz, Sri Lanka’s first saint

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Burnaby woman decries Internet ‘swatting’ that brought Mounties to her door

Ashley Lynch said she was home alone when two police officers knocked on her door just after midnight on Jan. 11 and asked... (more...)


Teen in India stoned to death by family because of relationship with boy from another village

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IANS Kolkata  – A young male leopard was beaten to death by a mob of angry villagers on Monday after it strayed into a West…
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Chanakya & Machiavelli would say to Indians: It is strictly business! Stop the fawning!!

By Ujjal Dosanjh Special to Vancouver Province Had Chanakya or Machiavelli, his more recent incarnation, been alive today they would have declared that in Washington…
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HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI On Thursday, January 22, the Burnaby Board of Trade hosted its annual Local Government Reception at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby….
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Horizon: Help protect families from Ebola with World Vision

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Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

IANS Mumbai  – A seven-year-old girl in Mumbai suffering from Scoliosis is the first in Western India to successfully undergo a new and revolutionary procedure…
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Baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ gets round-the-clock care at Indian hospital (with video)

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Saskatoon woman snared in alleged fraudulent MS trial held in India

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Indian scientists design morphine replacement for pain therapy

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Researchers advise pregnant women to limit exposure to receipts and plastic

MARGARET MUNRO POSTMEDIA NEWS Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts as the ubiquitous bits of paper…
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New Pakistani TV show focuses on sex, a topic once considered taboo in the religiously conservative country

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The influence of speech on toddlers

IANS New York – Talking to your toddlers could help strengthen their capacities to learn and succeed later in life, a research has revealed. Infants…
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Vancouver doctors find vial of urine hidden in patient’s rectum (with photos)

TOM BLACKWELL NATIONAL POST Vancouver doctors investigating a patient’s mysterious abdominal complaints were stunned to discover a vial of urine hidden inside his rectum, an…
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Ibuprofen an anti-ageing medicine?

IANS Washington – A common drug, Ibuprofen, which tackles pain and fever may also hold the key to a longer, healthier life, a study says….
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Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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