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Techie jumps to death in Technopark campus

A techie jumped to his death from the sixth floor in the Technopark campus on Thursday. Facebook photo IANS Thiruvananthapuram... (more...)

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All stakeholders should share e-waste responsibility: Report

An Indian worker carries a defunct CRT Monitor for disassembly at Ash Recyclers, a government approved e-waste management... (more...)

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Apple unveils bigger iPhones, Apple Watch and Apple Pay

Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. AP Photo/Marcio... (more...)

Pakistan

Researchers trying to decipher ‘Black Twitter’ phenomenon

Researchers study ‘Black Twitter’ phenomenon. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images IANS New York – Researchers at... (more...)

Lechal-wearable technology

Vibrating Indian smart shoes help you navigate to your destination handsfree

Lechal smart shoes with bluetooth technology that provides unobtrusive handsfree navigation. VANCOUVER DESI A smart shoe... (more...)

An Indian girl killed herself over lover's indecent comments on social media. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Evan Vucci

Girl kills herself over lover’s indecent comments on social media

An Indian girl killed herself over lover’s indecent comments on social media. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Evan Vucci IANS Kolkata... (more...)

Pakistan

Twitter lifts temporary ban on alleged “blasphemous” accounts Pakistan had asked be investigated

Twitter lifts ban on accounts banned that Pakistan government officials wanted investigated for blasphemy. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty... (more...)

The Instagram logo is displayed on an smartphone on December 20, 2012 in Paris. Instagram backed down on December 18, 2012 from a planned policy change that appeared to clear the way for the mobile photo sharing service to sell pictures without compensation, after users cried foul. Changes to the Instagram privacy policy and terms of service set to take effect January 16 had included wording that appeared to allow people's pictures to be used by advertisers at Instagram or Facebook worldwide, royalty-free.   LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images

Report: Iranian court orders photo-sharing app Instagram blocked over privacy lawsuit

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TEHRAN, Iran — A semiofficial news agency in Iran is reporting that a court is ordering that the... (more...)

Burnaby BC

Microsoft drawn into Burnaby City Hall workers sex scandal

Burnaby City Hall is at the centre of an email scandal that has allegedly spread ‘malicious’ rumours about employees.... (more...)

In This March 23, 2010, file photo, the Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels. Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems, the company announced Monday, April 14, 2014. AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File

From murder to Lady Gaga, Australian tech company calculates Google’s strangest search terms

In This March 23, 2010, file photo, the Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels. AP Photo/Virginia Mayo,... (more...)

In this April 3, 2014 photo, a smartphone is mounted on the glass of an Uber car in Mumbai, India. Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. The company has in the last year started operating in 18 cities in Asia and the South Pacific including Seoul, Shanghai, Bangkok, Hong Kong and five Indian cities. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

Asia’s taxi-app wars heat up as Uber’s big push into region meets local lookalikes

In this April 3, 2014 photo, a smartphone is mounted on the glass of an Uber car in Mumbai, India. Riding on its startup... (more...)

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China punishes gaming company using pornographic adverts

Gaming company punished for using porn star in advertisements. PNG Archive IANS Beijing – China has banned a mobile... (more...)

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Most South Asians and Chinese in B.C. have faced discrimination based on ethnicity

A quarter reported experiencing moderate or significant amounts of discrimination DOUGLAS TODD VANCOUVER DESI  Stereotyping. Verbal harassment. Poor customer service. Workplace unfairness. Exclusion from dating….
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MINOR ATACKED

False confession leads police to arrest new suspect in sexual assault of 9-year-old Surrey girl

FRANK LUBA VANCOUVER DESI A man who confessed to the sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl in Surrey has been released and a 28-year-old man…
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Dilwali Fest

Diwali Fest kicks off with IndiGlam fashion-fusion show (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI It was a classic mother-daughter argument that propelled Surrey’s Raji Khaira into a career of fashion design. Khaira, 25, grew up…
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Vancouver Desi

Canada Place caught the eye of man who builds models in chalk (w/gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Jagdeep Singh Bihal moved to Vancouver from India two years ago and did some sightseeing around the city,  it was…
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Blogs

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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…
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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…
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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…
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Acid Attack

Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment?

Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment? In the recent weeks it has been claimed a number of vigilantes , in the city of…
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Health Check

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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…
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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…
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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….
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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…
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Apple-Facebook-freeze

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…
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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…
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Bollywood

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…
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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…
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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…
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Surrey doctor suspended for improper conduct with female patient

IAN AUSTIN VANCOUVER DESI A Surrey doctor has been suspended for up to three months for improper conduct with a female patient. The College of…
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