Senator Asha Seth at Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Annual Event

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The Honourable Asha Seth delivered greetings on behalf of the Prime Minister to the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute’s Annual Member Council Meeting held at York University on June 21. Senator Seth was joined by other distinguished guests, including consulate general Preeti Saran, former High Commissioner to Canada in India and current President of the Canada India Business Council Peter Sutherland, Dr. Sheila Embleton, Shastri President Dr. Ranbir Singh, Dr. Sinha, and Shastri President Elect, Dr. Shanti Johnson.

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Naval Bajaj Re-elected President of ICCC

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Annual General Meeting lauds President's leadership

Naval Bajaj was re-elected President of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) Thursday June 27 at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting.

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Herbal Mystique’s Workshop A Big hit with Aestheticians!

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More than 25 beauty Salons represented 

Herbal Mystique, the natural Skin and Hair Care products company, organized its 1st Educational Workshop for Aestheticians on Natural Skin and Hair Care on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Filmi Dhaba in Brampton. 

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Pandit Jasraj Disciple Mesmerizes Audiences in Toronto

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Pritam Bhattacharjee, an accomplished disciple of Mewati maestro and Living Legend Pandit Jasraj, mesmerized audiences with his mellifluous voice and exceptional versatility as he sang compositions in Hindustani Raaga music, popularly known as Bandish in the Bandish Ke Rang concert organized by the Pandit Jasraj Institute of Music in Toronto (PJIM). Beginning with Vilambit Khayal, a slow tempo bandish, often used in the beginning of a concert, the talented musician went on present a detailed Raag elaboration.

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INDIA News Briefs

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Two Naga outfits in Manipur unite to float MNPF: Two Naga outfits in Manipur - Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front (MNRF) and United Naga People's Council (UNPC) - have merged together and formed a new group called Manipur Naga People's Front (MNPF) with an armed wing - Manipur Naga People's Army (MNPA). According to a statement issued by MNPF 'deputy publicity secretary' Thomas Numai, with the formation of MNPF, MNRF and UNPC' have been dissolved. The statement said that a decision to dissolve the two outfits and work together under one banner was adopted at a joint meeting of the two parties convened on March 11, 2013. Nagaland Post, June 30, 2013.

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‘It’s the Earth Democracy We Need To Create'

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By Vandana Shiva*

As India reels under the havoc caused by devastating floods in the country’s northern Himalayan region, the call by eminent environmental activist Vandana Shiva [1] for a new economic model that respects the planet and all species of life in a keynote address at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn on June 19, assumes an added significance. IDN is reproducing extracts of the speech transcribed by its partner Pressenza international press agency.

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Arctic Council Honours India's Alertness

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By Shastri Ramachandran*

Even as most Indians continue to rue that, in recent months, the government has achieved little on the foreign front, New Delhi has scored a diplomatic victory by joining the Arctic Council as an observer.

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Corruption And Congress

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By Abdul Majid Zargar *

With every passing day, the name congress is becoming synonymous with word corruption . The latest one-coal gate scam comes close on the heels of Commonwealth Games scam, 2G scam, Helicopter scam. It appears that Corruption in India has acquired wings not wheels.

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Shadows of Trident: Modi as Prime Ministerial Candidate

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By Ram Puniyani *

From last several months, the Bihar Chief Minister Niteesh Kumar is becoming more vocal about his opposition to his electoral ally BJP projecting Narendra Modi as the Prime ministerial candidate. He went on to say that the PM candidate should be one who has a secular image, in obvious reference to Narendra Modi’s role in Gujarat carnage of 2002. He also said that it was ok to work with Vajpayee or even Advani should be ok.

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Why We Protested Against Narendra Modi?

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By P. K. Vijayan, Karen Gabriel *

The past few days have witnessed the grand spectacle of Narendra Modi emerging as the front-runner for the post of Prime Minister, from the Bharatiya Janata Party. Our growing sense of dismay and foreboding at this spectacle has however, led to some annoyance, the essential refrain of which is, ‘Why not Modi? Why are you so hostile to him? Look at what he’s achieved in Gujarat – maybe it’s time he was given a chance to do the same for India....’ We were immediately reminded of how we were met with the same response when Modi came to Delhi University on 6 February 2013, and we protested.

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Modi, Advani and Sangh’s Agenda

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By Ram Puniyani *

The nomination of Narendra Modi as the chief of campaign committee of BJP for 2014 elections (June 2013) has created more than a storm in the tea cup. Incidentally it is the first time ever that such a nomination has created 24x7 news and controversy. It has a lot to do with the propaganda machinery, which Modi has created around him. The atmosphere being created is that this nomination is like being nominated as the Prime Ministerial candidate or a prelude to it, which may be true.

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JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12










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