Migrant workers in UAE exploited, abused: report

Manila, Oct 23 (IANS) — Migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited and trapped... (more...)

More Europe

Ukraine lacks sufficient gas for winter

Kiev, Oct 23 (IANS) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has said his country lacks sufficient natural gas for... (more...)

Wipro sees demand environment steady for IT services

Bangalore, Oct 22 (IANS) — Indian IT bellwether Wipro Ltd is upbeat on growth prospects in this fiscal, as demand environment... (more...)

Minor problem stalls Kudankulam, no safety issues: Expert

By Biswajit Choudhury New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) — The first unit of the Russian built Kudankulam nuclear plant, which... (more...)

Sensex gains 211 points; auto stocks zoom (Roundup)

Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) — A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed Wednesday’s trade up 211.58 points... (more...)

Andhra industry body, Turkish Indian chamber sign MoU

Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) — The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) and the Turkish... (more...)

Himachal’s cold desert seed potatoes tingle palates

By Vishal Gulati Manali, Oct 22 (IANS) — Virus-free potatoes grown only in Himachal Pradesh’s cold desert, which... (more...)

OPEC daily basket price closes lower

Vienna, Oct 22 (IANS/WAM) — The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)... (more...)

HCL Tech inks IT infra deal with De Beers

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) — IT services provider HCL Technologies Wednesday announced that the company has signed an... (more...)

FSTC to train Vistara’s pilots

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) — Pilot training FSTC (Fight Simulation Technique Centre) Wednesday said that it has signed... (more...)

India’s Exim Bank support for Senegal’s rice sufficiency project

By Francis Kokutse Dakar (Senegal), Oct 22 (IANS) — The Export Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has offered Senegal... (more...)


B.C.’s LNG emissions law greenest, cleanest in the world: environment minister

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark waves at a LNG conference in Vancouver, on May, 21, 2014. DIRK MEISSNER THE CANADIAN... (more...)

 More »

Don't Miss...


Diwali celebrations in Vancouver and Surrey

DiwaliFest celebrates its 11th anniversary from Oct. 17 to 26 at various sites in Surrey and Vancouver. Diwali Celebration Friday, Oct. 24 at Firehall Centre…
Continue Reading »

Facebook photo showing Martin Rouleau

Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
Continue Reading »

Butter Chicken

Light up Diwali with this delicious dinner: Butter Chicken, Basmati Rice with Peas, Chickpea Masala and Gulab Jamun

Indian festival is a fine reason for a feast BAL ARNESON POSTMEDIA NEWS Diwali is India’s biggest festival. People light candles and divas (small Indian…
Continue Reading »


Heartbreaking photos of two elephants electrocuted in India

IANS Siliguri – Two elephants, including a female, were electrocuted in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district Saturday, an official said. The tuskers were found in a…
Continue Reading »


Facebook photo showing Martin Rouleau

Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
Continue Reading »


A look at the long and treacherous history behind today’s Diwali celebrations

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  History is full of treacheries and conspiracies. There is one in the family of Dashratha, the mighty king of Ayodhya. He…
Continue Reading »

Harnoor Gill is all set to promote the World Vision’s Gift Catalogue campaign.

How to help World Vision this holiday season

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI World Vision is an organization that I happen to be a Youth Ambassador of and it is my joy to be…
Continue Reading »


Pink Chai Living: Preserving the food culture of India with traditional cooking

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI This week I’m bringing back ‘ghar ka khana’ (homemade food). Let’s make cooking traditional foods cool again. For the last few…
Continue Reading »


Today Friday Saturday
It is forcast to be Rain at 11:00 PM PDT on October 23, 2014
It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 11:00 PM PDT on October 24, 2014
Chance of Rain
It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 11:00 PM PDT on October 25, 2014
Chance of Rain

Health Check

autism spectrum disorder asd

Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
Continue Reading »

Fatty Acids-cholestrol

How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

IANS London – A study has detected a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels by generating a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins…
Continue Reading »

health care-Ebola

Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

IANS/EFE Austin (Texas) – The authorities in Dallas have ordered 75 health workers who attended a patient who died of the Ebola virus to not…
Continue Reading »

Hair Loss

Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI It’s a hairstyle being sported by cutting-edge, trendsetting men, but the man bun may be causing Vancouver’s hipsters to go bald….
Continue Reading »

health check

Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

IANS London – Certain drugs can help reverse the effects caused by Parkinson’s disease, a study on fruit flies shows. Mutations in a gene called…
Continue Reading »


Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

IANS San Francisco – Apple and Facebook have added an extra incentive to women considering working at the tech giants by giving female employees the…
Continue Reading »

World Health Organization

Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
Continue Reading »


Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

IANS Mumbai – Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken…
Continue Reading »

medical simulation

Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

RUPESH DUTTA IANS  New Delhi – With India facing a grave shortage of cadavers in medical institutions to train its doctors, surgical simulation – replacing…
Continue Reading »

Assisted dying

British Columbians support doctor-assisted death: polls

TIFFANY CRAWFORD POSTMEDIA NEWS A new poll says 87 per cent of British Columbians support assisted dying, while across Canada 84 per cent of respondents…
Continue Reading »