Indian-origin student named America’s Top Young Scientist

By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) — Sahil Doshi, a 14-year-old Indian-American student has won the 2014 Discovery... (more...)

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All India Survey on Higher Education 2014-15 launched

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) — The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry Wednesday launched the All-India Survey on... (more...)

Pregnant women should take precautions during Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) — Not only the pollutants but the loud noise of crackers could be harmful for pregnant women... (more...)

Jadavpur varsity students to hold referendum on VC’s removal

Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) — Jadavpur University students will hold a referendum Oct 30-31 in their bid to establish that... (more...)

Himachal to make Bharat Scouts and Guides compulsory

Shimla, Oct 21 (IANS) — Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh announced Tuesday that the state would make... (more...)

Provide leadership free of bureaucratization: JNU teachers to VC

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) — The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers’ Association has for the second time written... (more...)

Recalling lessons during rest improves learning

New York, Oct 21 (IANS) — Recalling the things that you have already learnt boosts your future learning, found a research. “We... (more...)

Javadekar proposes communications university on IIMC golden jubilee

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) — Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar Monday proposed launching a communications... (more...)

Help rural students dream big: PM to AIIMS (To go with: India lagging in medical research: Modi)

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a novel idea to inspire children from rural background... (more...)

Don’t make life serious, Modi to medical students (To go with: India lagging in medical research: Modi)

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) — “Why are you so serious”? This was how Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke the... (more...)

Over 140 fake examinees arrested in Bihar

Patna, Oct 20 (IANS) — More than 140 people have been arrested in Bihar for impersonation in a statewide written examination... (more...)

Brain myths hampering teaching worldwide

London, Oct 19 (IANS) — Myths about the brain are common among teachers worldwide and are hampering teaching, noted... (more...)

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Diwali celebrations in Vancouver and Surrey

DiwaliFest celebrates its 11th anniversary from Oct. 17 to 26 at various sites in Surrey and Vancouver. Diwali Celebration Friday, Oct. 24 at Firehall Centre…
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Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
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Butter Chicken

Light up Diwali with this delicious dinner: Butter Chicken, Basmati Rice with Peas, Chickpea Masala and Gulab Jamun

Indian festival is a fine reason for a feast BAL ARNESON POSTMEDIA NEWS Diwali is India’s biggest festival. People light candles and divas (small Indian…
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Heartbreaking photos of two elephants electrocuted in India

IANS Siliguri – Two elephants, including a female, were electrocuted in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district Saturday, an official said. The tuskers were found in a…
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Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
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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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Health Check

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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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