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‘External forces’ blamed for dilution of Kerala liquor policy

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 20 (IANS) — Referring to the now diluted liquor policy in Kerala that initially aimed to implement... (more...)

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Germany to provide additional funding for India’s green energy corridors

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) — Germany said Saturday it has committed an additional 500 million euros (Rs.3,900 crore)... (more...)

Jaitley urges India Inc to build public opinion for GST bill

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) — A day after the government tabled the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Lok Sabha,... (more...)

Bankers to strike work for five days in January

Chennai, Dec 20 (IANS) — Unions in the banking sector have announced five day strike next month to demand early resolution... (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...)

Tata Chemicals expects profits from Britain, Kenya plants now

Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) — Following the restructuring of its plants in Britain and Kenya, Tata Chemicals (TCL) is hoping... (more...)

EU bans export of 200 items to Crimea

Brussels, Dec 19 (IANS/TASS) — The European Union (EU) has imposed a ban on the supply of more than 200 items to Crimea... (more...)

GST bill tabled in Lok Sabha (Roundup)

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) — The government Friday initiated legislation for the much awaited reform of the indirect... (more...)

Government tables GST bill in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) — The government Friday initiated legislation for the much awaited reform of the indirect... (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...)

Passenger air traffic rose 5 percent in 2014

Toronto, Dec 19 (IANS/EFE) — The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has reported passenger air traffic... (more...)

Global stock markets rally for second day after Fed s rate pledge, Sony down

By Youkyung Lee THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Global stocks rallied for a second day Friday after... (more...)

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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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Blogs

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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Health Check

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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….
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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…
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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…
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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….
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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