Lifestyle

New treatment for gum disease in diabetics

New York, Aug 1 (IANS) — Going to the dentist may not be fun but for those with periodontal disease related to type-two... (more...)

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Mumbai hospital expands neonatal care unit

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) — The Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital in Mumbai expanded its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to... (more...)

Death, spies and thrillers (IANS Books This Weekend)

An exciting week for books with a variety of thrills, chills and spy stories. Take your pick. 1. Book: The Sad Demise of... (more...)

‘Increasing alcohol cost curbs harmful drinking’

London, Aug 1 (IANS) — Reducing alcohol’s affordability is the most effective way to reduce alcohol-related harm... (more...)

Virtual friendship in, personal connect out (Aug 3 is Friendship Day)

By Natalia Ningthoujam New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) — Time was when Friendship Day meant hanging out with buddies and wearing... (more...)

A taste of global cuisine in desi style (Foodie Trail New Delhi)

By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) — What if your tart is filled with kesar phirni? Or your pasta is served... (more...)

Tarun Tahiliani unveils ‘The Modern Mughals’

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) — Ace designer Tarun Tahiliani organised a special media preview of his collection titled The... (more...)

Special Social Development Corridor can ensure inclusive growth (Comment: Special to IANS)

By Sachi Satpathy Can the new NDA government break the existing political vendetta in the administrative system and open... (more...)

Can’t stop falling in love with a ghost (Book Review)

By Shilpa Raina Title: Gulab; Author:Annie Zaidi; Publisher: Harper Collins; Pages: 186; Price: Rs.350 There is a mysterious,... (more...)

Watch your waistline for diabetes risk

London, Aug 1 (IANS) — A British health report has warned that adults with a large waistline are five times more likely... (more...)

UAE provides $544 mn for needy West Bank families

Dubai, Aug 1 (IANS) — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has provided two million Dirham (544 million dollars) in aid to... (more...)

Ebola outbreak: $100 mn response plan in West Africa

Geneva, Aug 1 (IANS) — The director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and presidents of West African countries... (more...)

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Minor allegedly raped by temple priest in southern India

HINDUSTAN TIMES An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a temple priest in Bangalore on Tuesday, less than a month after a seven-year-old was raped…
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Miss Diva 2014 gears up for auditions

IANS New Delhi – Miss Diva, that was launched last year as an official franchise from India for Miss Universe, is set to start auditions…
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Indian telecom company’s not so progressive ad featuring a “boss wife” causes Twitter reaction

IANS New Delhi  – Is a woman who calls the shots in the office then goes home to cook for her husband – who’s also…
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Toddler falls into pot of boiling syrup, dies

  IANS New Delhi – A three-year-old boy died after he fell into a pot of boiling sugar syrup, police said here Wednesday. The child,…
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Blogs

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Here Come the Newly Weds!

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Men dressed in bright uniforms, playing the traditional tune of the Bollywood hit song “Mere yaar ki shaadi hai” (It’s my…
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Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center Blog: Using Nonviolent Communication To Nurture Your Relationships

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “When all your desires are distilled You will cast two votes:
 To love more. And be happy.”
~Hafiz Human beings are social…
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It’s a girl! Those words were a death sentence for 37 million girls and counting in India

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI It’s a girl! Unfortunately for approximately 37 million girls in India- these words were their fate. According to the 2011 Census…
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Fitness Facts – Benefits of Indian Lassi

In the age of shakes made of every vegetable and fruit imaginable or protein powder power drinks – let’s take things back to a time…
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Commonwealth Games

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Indian artistic gymnast Dipa gets bronze

IANS Glasgow – Indian artistic gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the women’s vault bronze in the final of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. England’s Claudia Fragapane…
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India bags three gold medals, one silver in wrestling (w/gallery)

Sushil Kumar, Amit Kumar and Vinesh won gold, Canadian Korey Jarvis defeated Rajeev Tomar who won silver IANS Glasgow – Sushil Kumar led the charge…
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Kate, William and other royals in the house at the Commonwealth Games

DENNIS PASSA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — The second in line to the British throne visited the Commonwealth Games on Monday, and he brought along…
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Health Check

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Antibiotic-fed poultry harming consumers: Study

IANS New Delhi – Large scale, indiscriminate use of antibiotics in the poultry industry has led to antibiotic resistance in Indians who are falling prey…
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Lechal-wearable technology

Vibrating Indian smart shoes help you navigate to your destination handsfree

VANCOUVER DESI A smart shoe in India is claiming to be the next big thing in wearable technology. The Lechal (“take me there” in Hindi,) from…
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Bollywood Bigg Boss

Salman Khan’s charitable organization to help 100 kids with heart condition

IANS Mumbai – Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has announced that his Being Human (BH) charitable organization will help “100 genuine patients” suffering from heart condition…
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Indian baby whose head swelled to three times its size smiling and laughing a year later (w/ photos)

VANCOUVER DESI A three-year-old girl in New Delhi who was given little chance of survival after her head swelled to three times its normal size…
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Former U.S. chief of medicine indicted for prescription fraud

IANS Washington  – A U.S. court has indicted a former chief of medicine of illegally running a prescription racket that led to the death of…
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Indian teen boy gets 232 teeth removed from “very rare” tumour in his jaw

VANCOUVER DESI A 17-year-old boy in India underwent a seven-hour long operation on Monday to have a whopping 232 teeth removed from a “very rare”…
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Dos and don’ts for pregnant women while travelling

IANS New Delhi – Expecting mothers with normal pregnancy are not prevented from travelling by airplane, train, four-wheelers, but they need to be cautious, says…
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A different kind of courtroom drama: Woman gives birth to baby girl in witness room

IANS London – A heavily-pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl in a court in Britain after going into labour in the witness room,…
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HIV epidemic

Number of people with HIV unchanged worldwide over the last two years: UNAIDS

United Nations claims it can stop epidemic by 2030 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually…
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Research fraud

Toronto doctor says it’s time to lock up research miscreants

MARGARET MUNRO VANCOUVER DESI A leading Toronto doctor has reignited debate over research fraud saying doctors and academics who fudge and fabricate data should be…
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