Indian-origin comedian to headline Scottish festival

London, March 5 (IANS) — Indian-origin comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra are set to headline... (more...)

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President, PM greet nation on Holi

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) — President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the nation... (more...)

Kanye West gifts Brooklyn Beckham on his birthday

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) — Brooklyn Beckham, son of former footballer David Beckham and singer-turned-fashion designer... (more...)

Enjoy Manipuri Holi in Delhi with mouth-watering cuisine (Foodie Trail-Delhi) (Holi is on March 6)

By Somrita Ghosh New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) — You’ve heard of Uttar Pradesh’s Lathmaar Holi or the Sikh... (more...)

Bengal celebrates Holi

Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) — West Bengal’s rich culture was on display here on Thursday as people dressed in saffron... (more...)

Thirty new cases of swine flu in Agra

Agra, March 5 (IANS) — With over 30 new cases of suspected swine flu being reported here on Wednesday, the state health... (more...)

Uncertain rewards drive people to work harder

New York, March 5 (IANS) — More than certain rewards, uncertainty motivates people to put in more efforts, new research... (more...)

‘Good scope in India for aspiring tattoo artists’

By Siddharth Jha New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) — India has a good scope for aspiring tattoo artists, but the lack of skilled... (more...)

The modern Indian girl: Battling the stereotyping (International Women’s Day is on March 8)

By Nivedita New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) — She is multitasking but doesn’t know how to cook, she doesn’t have... (more...)

Equality still a far cry for Indian women, say activists (International Women’s Day is on March 8)

By Sreeparna Chakrabarty New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) — Despite several success stories, Indian women continue to be bogged... (more...)

Hola Mohalla: Punjab’s rich and colourful tradition

By Jaideep Sarin Anandpur Sahib (Punjab), March 5 (IANS) — A day assigned for mock battles for his troops by the 10th... (more...)

Call to add Diwali to New York school holidays with Eid

By Arun Kumar Washington, March 5 (IANS) — As New York City public schools added two Muslim holidays – Eid al-Adha... (more...)

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Health Canada issues warning about bedbug control products after Alberta children deaths

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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

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