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Reserve Bank keeps key interest rates unchanged

Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) — In line with expectations, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Tuesday decided to keep key interest... (more...)

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India open minded, wants change, Modi tells top US executives

New York, Sep 29 (IANS) — India is open-minded and wants change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told top executives of... (more...)

Reliance Capital to launch more India funds abroad

New York, Sep 29 (IANS) — Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group’s financial services arm Reliance Capital Asset Management... (more...)

Government should intervene to reduce hunger: experts

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) — The government should directly intervene to prevent hunger amongst people instead of leaving... (more...)

Banks will restructure coal assets post SC deallocations: Official

mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) — Banks will approach the Reserve Bank (RBI) for restructuring coal assets after the Supreme... (more...)

SBI makes 63 branches functional in flood-hit Kashmir Valley

Jammu, Sep 29 (IANS) — Despite the extensive damage due to unprecedented floods earlier this month, the State Bank... (more...)

Congress again demands shutting down casinos on Gandhi Jayanti

Panaji, Sep 29 (IANS) — The Congress Monday reiterated its demand for a symbolic closure of Goa’s many casinos... (more...)

NTPC to get $250 mn loan from Japan’s Mizuho Bank

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) — In the latest instance of the long line of Japanese aid for Indian infrastructure, state-run... (more...)

Kerala Tourism, a hit in Japan

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 29 (IANS) — Kerala’s tradition of ayurveda and its unique backwaters have found numerous... (more...)

Huawei launches smartphone, tablet in India

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) — Chinese networking and telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Monday launched its smartphone... (more...)

Accor’s Hotel Formule1 launches new property in Gurgaon

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) — Hospitality major Accor’s Hotel Formule1 chain Monday launched its fifth property... (more...)

India is open-minded, wants change: Modi to US CEOs

New York, Sep 29 (IANS) — India is open-minded and wants change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday during a... (more...)

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British comedian John Oliver again covers Indian politics in HBO show, takes aim at Modi’s U.S. visit (w/ video)

VANCOUVER DESI British comedian John Oliver has covered Indian politics yet again on his new HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In this…
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Review: Was Shah Rukh Khan’s SLAM! The Tour worth the 3 hour delay in Vancouver?

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI After a nearly three-hour delay, Bollywood finally took over Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum Saturday night with a lavish evening of song, dance,…
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Religious groups angry over Barbie as Hindu goddess Kali, Virgin Mary (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI Two artists from Argentina have given the legendary Barbie and Ken dolls forms of various religious figurines from Jesus and Mary to Hindu…
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Villagers bury woman to cure her after getting ‘shocked’

CEN AGENCY Villagers in India sprung into action after one of their neighbours was suffered a high voltage electric shock – by burying her up…
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Coconut Confetti Corn

JESSIE LEHAIL, INDIAN INFLUENCE With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to talk turkey and side dishes. Most cooks are loyal to their turkey…
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The Importance of A Strong Support Network in Recovering from Addiction

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Healing from addiction and addictive behaviours is very often seen as a solitary process. The person struggling is viewed as the…
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Girls rights

One of the 276 Nigerian girls kidnapped has been found

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI More than five months later, one of the 276 Nigerian girls kidnapped has been found. According to The Guardian (2014) on…
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EDUCATION: Back to School Week: Schools are Open Again!

AMRITA SAHOTA VANCOUVER DESI Monday marked the start of a new year!  Schools swung open their doors to students across the province.  There was a…
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Villagers bury woman to cure her after getting ‘shocked’

CEN AGENCY Villagers in India sprung into action after one of their neighbours was suffered a high voltage electric shock – by burying her up…
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Fruits and vegetables linked to mental well-being

IANS London – The more portions of fruits and vegetables you take in a day, the better are your chances of improving mental well-being along…
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Dr. Rohit Joshi, chairman of Aarna Superspecialty Hospital in Gujarat.

Newborn Indian baby has tail – that was his parasitic twin – removed

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian baby born with a 350 grams, 12-cm ‘tail’ on his back has had it removed just five days after birth, according…
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Birth, maternal care

Maternal health in, climate change out: A look at Canada’s changing UN speeches

ALEXANDER PANETTA THE CANADIAN PRESS UNITED NATIONS — A scan of Canadian speeches at the United Nations General Assembly reveals a shift in priorities during…
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‘Angelina Effect’ makes more women test for breast cancer

IANS London – The ‘Angelina Effect’ has more than doubled the genetic counselling and testing for breast cancer risk among British women. The ‘Angelina Effect’…
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New vaccines can change India’s health battles: Melinda Gates

IANS New Delhi – Introduction of four new vaccines in India’s national immunization programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country’s…
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Japan human trials

World’s first lab grown stem cells implanted

IANS Tokyo – Japanese researchers have successfully implanted lab-grown retinal tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) into a woman in her 70s – the…
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Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led…
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Japan human trials

Lab-generated stem cells set for human trial in Japan

IANS Tokyo – In a major boost to stem cell research, a Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is set to become the first…
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Gene key to slowing ageing process identified

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated…
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E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine

IANS New York – Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in…
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Man who ate metal scraps lands in hospital after swallowing a powerful magnet

CEN AGENCY A hungry Indian man who ate metal bottle tops, nuts and bolts, and pieces of scrap metal after getting lost, severely injured himself…
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