Human Interest

Tokyo district becomes first to recognise same-sex unions in Japan

Tokyo, March 31 (IANS) — Tokyo’s Shibuya ward on Tuesday approved the recognition of same-sex unions, making... (more...)

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Can Internet be allowed to spell death for the unborn girl child? (Comment: Special to IANS)

By Satish Agnihotri The low and declining sex ratio in the country is no longer a subject matter of debate or doubt. The... (more...)

Pope Francis’s iPad to be auctioned off for charity

Montevideo, March 30 (IANS/EFE) — An auction house in Uruguay’s capital Montevideo hopes to get at least $40,000... (more...)

A monkey that train drivers dread

Patna, March 30 (IANS) — This is one problem that has sent train drivers scurrying for cover — a monkey that... (more...)

Man on round-the-world journey dies in aircraft crash

Quito, March 29 (IANS/EFE) — A 62-year-old Swiss pharmaceutical executive who was trying to complete a round-the-world... (more...)

Malaysia’s ethnic Indian men won’t marry rape victims

Kuala Lumpur, March 29 (IANS) — A video survey conducted by a television channel has shown Malaysia’s ethnic... (more...)


When my life was interrupted by cancer

Ranjona Banerji’s life story after she discovered she has cancer. HT Photo HINDUSTAN TIMES As Benjamin Franklin pointed... (more...)

British students opt for sex work to pay debt

By Anasudhin Azeez London, March 27 (IANS) — A study conducted by Britain’s University of Swansea reveals that... (more...)

Role of genes greater in people living longer

New York, March 27 (IANS) — Genes appear to play a stronger role in people living up to extreme old age, according... (more...)

Popstar Remo wants to defy kissing ban in Goa village

Panaji, March 27 (IANS) — Goan popstar and Padma Shri awardee Remo Fernandes wanted “right-thinking” couples... (more...)

Racial, gender bias results in more anti-social behaviour: Study

Washington, March 27 (IANS) — A new study carried out by a team of US researchers has identified the psychological... (more...)


A unique Indian bank run by beggars, for the beggars

Files: A disabled beggar begs for alms outside the Haji Ali shrine in Mumbai. (SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images) IMRAN KHAN IANS  Gaya... (more...)

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World Cup final

Underarm incident recalled as Australia-New Zealand rivalry rekindles in World Cup final

STEVE MCMORRAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Relations between New Zealand and Australia at a political level have regained their natural cordiality in the…
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Cricket World Cup

Clarke’s Australians prepare to take on unpopular role in the World Cup final vs New Zealand

JOHN PYE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Win or lose, Michael Clarke and his Australian teammates are probably going to be portrayed as the…
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India-Australia-weird news

Youth cut his tongue as sacrifice at an Indian temple for nation’s cricket victory

IANS Chennai – In a senseless act, a cricket crazy youth in Tamil Nadu offered the tip of his tongue as a sacrifice at a…
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Freedom-Section 66A-India

Teenager shoots himself after father bans Facebook chat

IANS Lucknow - A 14-year-old boy shot himself Thursday after his father reprimanded him for chatting too often on social networking site Facebook, police said. The…
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Messy Bedroom with quote

Simplify Your Space for Spring

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “There exists within each of us a natural state of simple and open awareness in which we feel happy, light, and…
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Pt. Yogesh Samsi

Calling all Tabla students, teachers and artists to Surrey

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI  Pandit Yogesh Samsi will be conducting a 4-day Tabla workshop series from March 30 to April 2 and a Solo table concert on…
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Harnoor Gill is volunteering at the World Vision Canada headquarers in Mississauga, Ontario

Ready, Set, Fundraise!

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI A fitness goal is unlike any other goal in this world and it’s a goal in life that almost everyone strives…
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Vancouver Canucks

Whitest Brown Guy: Not your typical Hockey Dad

RANDY SANGHA VANCOUVER DESI So here I am at the tail of end of the ice hockey season.  No, not those guys…what are they called,…
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Health Check


When my life was interrupted by cancer

HINDUSTAN TIMES As Benjamin Franklin pointed out, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. The latter comes as a grim reminder every…
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delivery-emergency landing

Woman goes into labour on board Qatar Airways flight, gives birth before emergency landing

THE CANADIAN PRESS The passenger load on a Qatar Airways flight grew by one when a woman went into labour and delivered her baby before…
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Vancouver-health check

Measles alert issued in Vancouver

VANCOUVER DESI Travellers aboard an Air China flight to Vancouver may have been exposed to the measles virus, say local health officials. Vancouver Coastal Health…
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cancer treatment

Popular artificial sweetener may treat aggressive cancers

IANS New York – Once considered as a possible carcinogen, the artificial sweetener saccharin could actually lead to the development of drugs capable of combating…
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Colorado-horrific tragedy

‘She cut me.… I’m pregnant’: Police release woman’s 911 call after unborn baby ‘removed’ from womb

WASHINGTON POST A 26-year-old pregnant woman in Colorado, spotting a Craigslist ad for baby clothes, drove to the home of the woman who placed the…
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Medical clipboard and stethoscope

Wealth behind decline in number of reproducing males

IANS New York – Researchers have discovered a dramatic decline in genetic diversity in male lineages four to eight thousand years ago — likely the…
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‘We should be eating things that taste good’

Vancouver doctor says scientific evidence supports eating whatever you like RICHARD WATTS TIME COLONIST Dr. John Sloan, a B.C. family doctor, treats his coffee like…
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patient and surgeon

Inspired Life: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time

WASHINGTON POST In residency, there’s a saying: The days are long, but the years are short. In neurosurgical training, the day usually began a little…
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Indian doctors use glue to fix patient’s bleeding lung

IANS New Delhi – A 60-year-old patient suffering from massive hemoptysis underwent a rare treatment process in which his blood vessel was fixed with a…
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Want in vitro treatment? Must vow you have had lots and lots of sex first

THE CANADIAN PRESS Quebec women who want government-financed in vitro fertilization will have to sign a statement saying they have been sexually active for a…
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