Asia

EU s Alpine tourism hubs brace for fewer Russian visits amid Ukraine, ruble and oil-price pain

By Jamey Keaten THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS — Russia’s tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the... (more...)

More Asia

A year of technological advancement for India in space (IANS Special: 2014 in Retrospect)

By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) — The year 2014 could be easily said as the rocking rocketing year... (more...)

Russia vows to retaliate against US, Canadian sanctions

Moscow, Dec 21 (IANS) — Russia vowed to take retaliatory measures against fresh US and Canadian sanctions, calling... (more...)

China plans to boost civil aviation in Xinjiang

Beijing, Dec 21 (IANS) — China vowed to make greater efforts to boost civil aviation in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous... (more...)

China offers infrastructure support to five neighbours

Bangkok, Dec 21 (IANS) — China will provide support to five neighbouring countries to improve infrastructure inter-connectivity... (more...)

Bharat Hotels chief Jyotsna Suri new Ficci president

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) — Bharat Hotels chairperson Jyotsna Suri was Saturday elected president of the Federation... (more...)

Flipkart raises $700 mn from new investors

Bengaluru, Dec 20 (IANS) — India’s leading e-retailer Flipkart Saturday announced raising $700 million (Rs. 4,435... (more...)

‘Link Bengal to Asian nations for Buddhist tourism circuit’

Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) — Twenty-three Buddhist sites have been identified in West Bengal and the focus is to develop... (more...)

US bans new investments in Crimea

Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) — The US imposed a ban on new investments in Crimea Friday, and barred trade in goods, technology... (more...)

Sony hack adds to pressure on companies to step up information security

By Joe McDonald THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment,... (more...)

Russia disappointed at new sanctions

Moscow, Dec 19 (IANS/EFE) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has expressed disappointment over a new round of... (more...)

Tata’s Vistara airline to fly from Jan 9

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) — Tata’s full service carrier in partnership with Singapore Airlines Vistara will take... (more...)

 More »

Don't Miss...

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Avoiding relapse, inviting happiness over the Holiday Season

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI The holiday season can be an especially challenging time for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviours. Holiday parties and celebrations with…
Continue Reading »

Vagina Monologues

Sex workers from India’s largest red light area seek American feminist Eve Ensler’s help

IANS Kolkata – American activist and playwright Eve Ensler Friday met sex workers in Kolkata’s Sonagachi, one of Asia’s largest red light areas, who sought…
Continue Reading »

Miss World

Bikini round removed from Miss World pageant

IANS London – The Miss World contest, which has been an annual feature since 1951, will no longer feature a swimsuit round in their competition,…
Continue Reading »

sexi desi babes

Gallery: Wait for India’s Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2015 is almost over

VANCOUVER DESI The Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2015 is almost over. An Indian lifestyle channel will air the grand finale of the reality…
Continue Reading »

Blogs

carrot-cake-1-of-1-640x428

Recipe: Fluffy Carrot Cake with Cardamom Icing

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI At the Lehail house, we have a carrot cake tradition. Carrot cake is the go-to dessert for special occasions like birthdays,…
Continue Reading »

pomegrante-drink-1-of-1-640x617

Recipe: Crimson Crush – Gingery Ribena Cocktail

VANCOUVER DESI – JESSIE LEHAIL This Crimson Crush has a distinctive, yet spicy flavour that is refreshing with a bit of bubble. Plus it has…
Continue Reading »

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Avoiding relapse, inviting happiness over the Holiday Season

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI The holiday season can be an especially challenging time for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviours. Holiday parties and celebrations with…
Continue Reading »

Volunteers loaded up toys for charities

8th Annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive collects over 3500 toys!

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI Victor Ghirra’s giving spirit is alive and well with help from the Benevolent Brotherhood Society, Ghirra family, the Co-operators Insurance agencies…
Continue Reading »

VANCOUVER WEATHER

Today Monday Tuesday
It is forcast to be Mostly Cloudy at 10:00 PM PST on December 21, 2014
Mostly Cloudy
12°/5°
It is forcast to be Mostly Cloudy at 10:00 PM PST on December 22, 2014
Mostly Cloudy
7°/4°
It is forcast to be Rain at 10:00 PM PST on December 23, 2014
Rain
6°/4°

Health Check

anti-ageing medicine

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….
Continue Reading »

Ageless skin-beauty-anti-ageing

Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

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…
Continue Reading »

drunk blackouts

Alcohol blackouts not funny at all

IANS New York – Some people think that alcohol-related blackouts, bad hangovers and outrageous behaviour at parties are funny. It is actually not. According to…
Continue Reading »

ageing

How old do you feel? The answer might help predict your death: Study

LINDSEY TANNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – How old do you feel? Think carefully — the answer might help predict how much longer you’ll live….
Continue Reading »

eoin

Is Vancouver ruining yoga? India thinks so (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouverites have a passion for yoga. Studios have become as commonplace as coffee shops and sushi joints in the city, but…
Continue Reading »

BPA-blood pressure-ercury-health-health check

Drinking from chemical-laden cans may raise BP

IANS Seoul – Think again before you pick up that can from the department store for your favourite food or drink for it may lead…
Continue Reading »

FAILED CATARACT SURGERIES

At least 24 poor, elderly patients go blind after free cataract surgery in north India

CHONCHUI NGASHANGVA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Authorities ordered an investigation Friday after at least 24 poor and elderly people went blind following cataract…
Continue Reading »

HEALTH-PAKISTAN-HIV

20 Pakistani children infected with HIV after blood transfusions

VANCOUVER DESI Nearly 20 children in Pakistan have tested positive for HIV after receiving blood transfusions, an international news agency has reported. According to Reuters,…
Continue Reading »

symptoms-health check

Don’t ignore cancer symptoms

IANS London – Perhaps driven by fear, people often prefer to dismissing potential warning signs of cancer, thereby putting their lives at risk, says a…
Continue Reading »

wedding gift

An Indian family’s strange wedding gift request: Pledge to donate blood and organs

VANCOUVER DESI Instead of the traditional gold and valuables, a Gujarati wedding on Sunday issued a strange gift request – for guests to donate blood…
Continue Reading »


NEWS PHOTOS