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Remembering Mahatma Gandhi On His Jayanti On Oct. 2

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi On His Jayanti On Oct. 2

By Urmila Das For Gandhiji, spinning their own cloth – khadhi – at home was employment for entire villages. This was not only a political decision, but also an economical one. He wanted people to be self-sufficient and to take pride in recreating the industry that was once a cottage industry. “Before the British advent, […]

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NRI South African Is Head Of Global Blood Service

NRI South African Is Head Of Global Blood Service

JOHANNESBURG – An NRI South African has become the first person from the African continent to head a global organisation of medicine professionals working for the safety of blood transfusion worldwide. Ravi Reddy, currently the Chief Operations Officer of the South African National Blood Service (SANBS), will head the International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT), […]

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Indian-Origin Man Held In South Africa For 30 Cases Of Car Fraud

Indian-Origin Man Held In South Africa For 30 Cases Of Car Fraud

JOHANNESBURG: An elusive Indian-origin man wanted in more than 30 cases of alleged car fraud and theft in South Africa has been arrested. Muhammad Ismail Essack, 37, landed in the police net after his latest fraud when he hired a luxury car from a rental company at the OR Tambo International Airport here and sold […]

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Air Pollution Claiming A Life Every 23 Seconds In India

Air Pollution Claiming A Life Every 23 Seconds In India

NEW DELHI – Future of air we breathe is nightmarish. Present stats from WHO report states 1.4 million people in India die pre-maturely due to air pollution, which accounts to one life is given up every 23 seconds. Come 2030 and fuels we use today would have made air so toxic with pollutants that it […]

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Illegal Immigrants From India To US Up By 130,000

Illegal Immigrants From India To US Up By 130,000

WASHINGTON – The number of unauthorised immigrants in the US has remained almost the same between 2009 and 2014 even as the count of those coming from India has gone up by 130,000 in the same period, according to a report. As many as five lakh unauthorised immigrants were from India in 2014, the Pew […]

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Canadian Human Rights Museum Gives A Fitting Tribute To The Komagata Maru Incident

Canadian Human Rights Museum Gives A Fitting Tribute To The Komagata Maru Incident

By Atamjit Singh It was a memorable visit to Winnipeg last month. I was amazed to see the magnificent building and the information provided inside the Canadian Human Rights Museum that was created a few years back. It’s first museum of its type in world that speaks volumes of the courage of a country that […]

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Activist Judy Graves To Be Honoured With 2016 Thakore Visiting Scholar Award

Activist Judy Graves To Be Honoured With 2016 Thakore Visiting Scholar Award

BURNABY – Activist Judy Graves is the recipient of 2016 the Thakore Charitable Foundation’s Visiting Scholar Award, which coincides with The Institute for the Humanities and the J.S. Woodsworth Chair in the Humanities at Simon Fraser University’s annual celebration of Gandhi Jayanti. Graves is being honoured for her dedicated work as a tireless advocate for […]

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Foreigners snap up $850 Million In Real Estate Day Before 15 Percent Tax

Foreigners snap up $850 Million In Real Estate Day Before 15 Percent Tax

VICTORIA – Yet more proof foreign nationals are impacting the local real estate market. New numbers released from the provincial government show foreign investment skyrocketed the day before the 15 per cent foreign buyers tax was brought in. On July 29th, Victoria says foreign buyers racked up $850 million worth of property — that is […]

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UK, Canada, Australia Issue Advisories Against Travel To India’s North-East, Parts Of J&K

UK, Canada, Australia Issue Advisories Against Travel To India’s North-East, Parts Of J&K

GUWAHATI – The UK, Canada and Australia have issued advisories asking their citizens to avoid visiting five north-eastern states, parts of Jammu & Kashmir and the India-Pakistan border. The three countries updated their advisories on Friday mentioning Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Nagaland. Why this traitor Geelani was not kicked out of this country. […]

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Anti-Muslim American Invited To Mosque

Anti-Muslim American Invited To Mosque

WASHINGTON –  A restaurant owner who had put up a “Muslims get out” sign has been invited to a mosque to learn more about Islam and the Muslim community. Dan Ruedinger, owner of Treats Family Restaurant, said he was upset over the stabbings at a St. Cloud mall in Minnesota. Ruedinger’s sign drew protesters. They […]

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