Human Interest

Bengaluru maid dreams big after scoring 85 percent

By Fakir Balaji Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) — Seventeen-year-old Shalini, who doubles up as a housemaid to support her... (more...)

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Ireland moving towards same-sex marriage

London, May 23 (IANS) — Those voting “Yes” took a comfortable lead on Saturday in Ireland’s referendum... (more...)

Bengaluru maid wants to dream big after scoring 85 percent

By Fakir Balaji Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) — Seventeen-year-old Shalini, who doubles up as a housemaid to support her... (more...)

Modi’s shaky race to save India’s girls (Special to IANS)

By Aparna Kalra Amritsar, May 23 (IANS/IndiaSpend) — It’s a substantial but sparse two-room house, and flies... (more...)

Delhi Police reunite runaway boy with his Bihar family

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) — An 11-year-old boy from Bihar living in shelter homes in the national capital has been reunited... (more...)

Russian woman shoots herself taking selfie

Moscow, May 22 (IANS) — A 21-year-old Russian woman shot herself in the head when she tried to take a selfie with a... (more...)

Same-sex marriage referendum starts in Ireland

Dublin, May 22 (IANS) — Polling stations in the Republic of Ireland opened their doors on Friday morning to some three... (more...)

Old Age Home couple ties the knot in Assam

Guwahati, May 22 (IANS) — An elderly couple tied the knot here and is also to set out on Monday for their honeymoon... (more...)

Batch of Maggi ordered off-shelf, Nestle says safety norms strict

Lucknow/New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) — Amid concerns over “dangerous levels” of some substances in the popular... (more...)

After rescuing flood victims in Bosnia, British Sikhs back in Nepal

By Vishal Gulati Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) — After rescuing flood victims and helping rebuild homes in Bosnia, British... (more...)

Missing New Zealand climber identified after 42 years

Wellington, May 21 (IANS) — New Zealand police have identified the human remains found earlier this year on Mount... (more...)

More poor children in school, 30 percent malnourished (Special to IANS)

By Saumya Tewari New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) — Ninety-seven percent of 12-year-olds were enrolled in elementary schools... (more...)

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Identical twins’ mark sheets almost as identical and the story of a courageous young achiever

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100 year journey

Apart from the overwhelming cold, Sucha Singh Bagri has fond memories of his first few days in B.C.

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Blogs

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Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

Two lawsuits have been filed against the famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar in British Columbia, Canada. Two former students and employees of Shiamak Davar allege…
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Pioneers

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B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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100 year journey

Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Harchet Hari His mother and father had already successfully settled into a new life in Calgary from their previous one in…
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B.C.’s South Asian pioneers kept aside their differences to gain the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI “The government took our vote away in 1907. We got the Dominion vote in 1946 but you couldn’t vote in the…
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Health Check

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

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