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Mass public events to mark international Yoga Day in Belgium

Brussels, May 28 (IANS) -- Mass public yoga sessions in collaboration with Indian embassy will take place across several Belgian cities ...

‘IS executes 20 at Palmyra archaeological site’

London, May 28 (IANS/AKI) -- Islamic State terrorists shot dead 20 people in the Roman Theatre of the ancient Syrian city ...

Tony Blair to step down as Middle East peace envoy

London, May 27 (IANS/EFE) -- Former British prime minister Tony Blair will step down from his post as representative of the ...

Mobile, Twitter data can be used to estimate crowd size: Study

London, May 27 (IANS) -- In an era of mobile internet, data is a key element in many fields. Now researchers ...

Manmohan Singh meets Modi (Third Lead)

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) -- Hours after rebutting the BJP's allegations of corruption and policy paralysis against the erstwhile UPA ...

France to cooperate in future Bengaluru, Kochi metro projects

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) -- France is looking to collaborate in a major way in India's sustainable urban development and ...

Wenger hits back at Mourinho for criticising Arsenal

London, May 27 (IANS) -- English football club Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Wednesday took a swipe at Jose Mourinho after ...

Tabu will bring whole new energy to ‘Fitoor': Abhishek Kapoor

Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) -- Tabu, who has replaced veteran actress Rekha in "Fitoor", will bring a whole new energy to ...

I get better with age, says Pique

Barcelona, May 27 (IANS) -- Barcelona defender Gerard Pique on Wednesday said he gets better with age and wants to stay ...

Godrej Industries net up 23 percent in 2014-15

Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) -- Godrej Industries Ltd. posted consolidated net profit of Rs.402 crore for fiscal 2014-15, registering 23 percent ...

Engineers India net down 35 percent in 2014-15

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) -- State-run Engineers India Ltd reported a consolidated net profit of Rs.313 crore for fiscal 2014-15, ...

Committed to provide 5 percent reservation: Rajasthan to Gujjars

Jaipur, May 27 (IANS) -- The Rajasthan government on Wednesday told agitating Gujjars that it was committed to provide five percent ...

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Desi cop viral video

Video shows a young cop being thrashed by four men for drinking on duty

VANCOUVER DESI A video clip showing a cop being beaten up for drinking on duty in India is going viral, according to newswire Press Trust of…
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Best city to live in North America

Vancouver is one of the world’s most livable cities — but it’s also ‘mind-numbingly boring': The Economist

NATIONAL POST STAFF Vancouver is among the world’s most “mind-numbingly boring” cities, The Economist has declared. Check out photos of the World’s most livable cities 2015…
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Alberta securities regulator fines Energy TV producer Neil Chandran $400,000

DAN HEALING POSTMEDIA NEWS CALGARY — The independent Calgary television producer who put Energy TV on the air says he “deeply regrets” losses suffered by…
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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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Indian chef-recipes

Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain shortcuts, secrets, and tried-and-true recipes. They are valuable records, illustrating changing…
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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

On May 3rd 2015, I took part in a marathon for the very first time in my life. As a teenager, I enjoy exercise whether…
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100 year journey

In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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football-100year journey

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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Consult a doctor even before you plan a baby

IANS New Delhi – For any married woman planning a baby years later, the right time to consult a doctor is now. Given the stress…
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The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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