Features

Student gets new life courtesy mother’s liver, Facebook campaign (Health Feature)

By Sahana Ghosh Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) — A month and a half ago Srijani Halder had slipped into a coma following the... (more...)

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Why it’s sometimes wrong to write balanced news reports (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi So I get a news report from a young reporter. “A car was in collision with a bath” the other... (more...)

Imagica: Mumbai’s gateway to a magical world

By Quaid Najmi Khopoli (Maharashtra), July 15 (IANS) — The Haunted Castle of Salimgarh, Wrath of the Gods, Wild West,... (more...)

Remote hamlet, but mobile phone repair no worry (Letter from Rajasthan)(Feature)

By Prantick Majumder Jhadol (Rajasthan), July 14 (IANS) — Of what economic value is a broken-down or damaged mobile... (more...)

Ramadan in Old Delhi: A carnival of feasting and shopping (Lifestyle Feature)

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) — The spicy aroma of kebabs and curries, bright, colourful shops and stalls and crowds of... (more...)

Far from respite, monsoon showers diseases on rag pickers (Social Feature)

By Shweta Sharma and Shradha Chettri New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) — Delhi citizens are eagerly awaiting the onset of the... (more...)

Experience infinity with nature for company in Western Ghats (Travelogue)

By Arvind Padmanabhan Thucklay (Tamil Nadu), July 13 (IANS) — If you are longing for a serene and tranquil getaway... (more...)

Hiring people to endanger my children’s lives easy, but rather expensive (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi What would you do if a man threatened to put your children on the roof of a jeep and then perform dangerous... (more...)

Rediscovering Bengali recipes of an earlier era (Foodie Trail)

By Sahana Ghosh Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) — It’s surprising how vignettes of history often turn up on a foodie’s... (more...)

Ethiopian minister reveals India connection

By Parvati Tampi New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) — Zenebu Tadesse, the Ethiopian minister for women, children and youth affairs... (more...)

A twilight, amoral world: Some Cold War spy fiction (Column: Bookends)

By Vikas Datta Think espionage and the first image flashing in your mind will be of a suave, smartly-clad “secret agent”... (more...)

Cooking can be child’s play at Chennai’s Marriott (Foodie Trail)

By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, July 6 (IANS) — For the past couple of Sundays, groups of children have found... (more...)

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Frustrated Port of Metro Vancouver truckers want government to push companies to comply with action plan

THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Drivers servicing the country’s largest port urged government on Monday to take swift action against trucking companies, which they say…
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B.C. Securities Commission finds Vancouver woman who ran a Ponzi scheme committed $100 million fraud

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI VANCOUVER – A B.C. Securities Commission panel has found that a Vancouver woman and two companies she controlled committed a $100-million fraud….
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Canada balks at returning Indian statue of a woman believed stolen from Khajuraho temple

DOUGLAS QUAN POSTMEDIA NEWS  India is trying to repatriate a “voluptuous” 12th-century statue of a woman with a parrot on her bare shoulder that somehow…
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TransLink says human error caused SkyTrain meltdown Monday

The SkyTrain power outage that stranded thousands of commuters Monday afternoon was caused by human error, according to TransLink. An experienced electrician was installing a…
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Will Israeli and Palestinian children ever find peace?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI The Israeli-Palestine conflict has been an ongoing struggle that began around the mid-20th Century. BBC UK has reported in the past…
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TASTE INDIA: Recipe for Lamb and Blueberry Rogan Josh

BC BLUEBERRY COUNCIL It’s blueberry season in B.C. again, and this year we’re expecting one of our province’s most bountiful crops yet. So heat things up…
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A Decision: How my dad’s story is Canada’s story

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao-tzu Two years ago this past Canada Day, my…
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In this Aug. 24, 2013 file photo, photojournalists, with black bands around their mouth, participate in a protest against the gang rape of a female photojournalist in Mumbai, in Gauhati, India. AP Photo/Anupam Nath

It’s time for India to step-up

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Life of a woman… A daughter, a wife, a mother and a widow. Each stage is directly entwined to a male,…
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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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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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Teenager undergoes rare spine disorder surgery, walks within couple of days

IANS Gurgaon – A 16-year old girl has successfully undergone a complex surgery for a spinal cord disorder at a hospital here, a doctor said…
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Roundtable highlights refugee health-care struggles due to government cutbacks

CLARE CLANCY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Every second Saturday, a small clinic in Toronto offers free medical care to anyone who needs it —…
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SFU’s bhangra study needs postmenopausal dancing women

SURREY NOW SURREY — Postmenopausal South Asian women are needed for a study on the impact of bhangra dancing on their health. Researchers at Simon…
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Disabled nine-year-old boy who spent days tethered to a Mumbai bus stop marks new beginning

VANCOUVER DESI This weekend marked a new beginning for the nine-year-old deaf and mute boy who made headlines across the globe after photos of him…
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Neymar coming to Kerala for ayurveda treatment?

IANS Thiruvananthapuram – TV channels in Kerala Tuesday went berserk, saying injured Brazilian footballer Neymar was likely to come to the state to undergo ayurveda…
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A hospital in Indian city of Pune celebrates the birth of every girl child by distributing sweets to the locals and offering free deliveries and care. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

Revolutionary Indian hospital celebrates birth of every girl child with free deliveries, post-delivery care and sweets

QUAID NAJMI IANS  Pune – The peace in Pune’s Hadapsar area was suddenly shattered by a man banging away at a steel plate with a…
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