Indian health portal is ‘match maker’ for doctors abroad

Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) — A newly launched Indian health portal serves as a “match... (more...)

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PM condoles death of yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday condoled the death of yoga guru B.K.S. Iyenger and... (more...)

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Pune (Maharashtra), Aug 20 (IANS) — Yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who founded the ‘Iyengar Yoga’, died at a private... (more...)

2,240 Ebola cases in West Africa: UN

United Nations, Aug 20 (IANS) — The number of Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, has reached... (more...)


Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

File photo: Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of an unborn child from its mother’s womb after 36 years. CP... (more...)

ICRC wants respect of humanitarian law in Gaza

Geneva, Aug 20 (IANS) — The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Tuesday called on parties in the Gaza conflict... (more...)

Kenya suspends flights to Ebola-hit nations

Nairobi, Aug 20 (IANS) — The Kenyan government confirmed Tuesday it will suspend flights connecting three Ebola hit... (more...)

Masaba’s showstopper Shilpa Shetty grooves with the mood

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) — Designer Masaba Gupta Tuesday showcased her fashion line at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/ Festive... (more...)

Sushmita Sen turns show stopper for Amit Aggarwal at LFW

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) — Stunning in a black gown with a transparent back, Sushmita Sen turned the show stopper for... (more...)

Ebola situation looks reassuring in Nigeria, Guinea

Geneva, Aug 19 (IANS) — The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday said the Ebola virus-hit Nigeria and Guinea have... (more...)

Surprise checks in 984 Punjab government schools

Chandigarh, Aug 19 (IANS) — To ensure punctuality and discipline among teachers, surprise checks were carried out in... (more...)

‘Government aims to immunise every child against fatal diseases’

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) — The government aims to immunise every child in the country against fatal diseases, Union... (more...)

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IANS London – Appearing in a photography exhibition celebrating the world’s best facial hair, a British Sikh woman, who has grown a beard for seven…
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SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Today August 14, 2014 marks the ten year anniversary of the hanging of convicted rapist and murderer Dhananjoy Chatterjee. On May…
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Indian government has a firm plan to eliminate sexual violence against women — build five million new toilets

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI The Indian government has a firm plan to eliminate sexual violence against women and that is… to build five million new…
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Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

VANCOUVER DESI In an unusual surgery, doctors in India removed the skeleton of an unborn baby from its mother’s womb after 36 years, the Press…
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Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in transit on her way to India

ADAM SCHRECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight to the United Arab Emirates capital of…
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IANS Washington – In a major breakthrough, US researchers have found a genetic cause – a single DNA base pair change that dates back 8,000…
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Female doctor who alleged torture by a patient’s relatives for delivering stillborn baby boy made it up to get boyfriend back

CEN AGENCY Mexican police say the alleged torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead never existed and that the female victim made…
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Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

IANS/EFE Toronto – Canada has said it will donate to the World Health Organisation (WHO) up to 1,000 doses of an experimental vaccine against the…
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Female doctor brutally tortured and left to die after delivering stillborn baby boy

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VANCOUVER DESI Health Canada has issued an alert over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products that may cause life-threatening side effects. These natural health…
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Mumbai man who recently travelled to Nigeria admitted to hospital with Ebola symptoms

VANCOUVER DESI A man in Mumbai who travelled to West Africa last month has voluntarily admitted himself to a local hospital after experiencing Ebola symptoms,…
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IANS Mumbai  – A team of doctors at Mumbai’s Sion Hospital performed a rare and unexpected surgery as they were forced to remove a 2.5…
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Spiritual guru Deepak Chopra leads Guinness World Record meditation attempt (w/ photos)

LAUREN LAROSE THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Famed spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra sought to unite a mass global audience in quiet moments of personal reflection…
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Case of abandoned baby with Down syndrome casts light on unregulated surrogacy business

GRANT PECK and KRISTEN GELINEAU THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGKOK, Thailand — For thousands of well-off childless couples, the dream of having a baby is often…
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Nurse unknowingly lived with an electrical wire in her heart since birth

IANS New Delhi – Doctors at a city hospital found an electrical wire in the heart of a nurse who has been living with it…
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