Human Interest

Mumbai NGO arranges ‘ghar wapasi’ of lost-and-found kids

Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) — A Mumbai NGO, My Home India, has successfully arranged the ‘ghar wapasi’ (homecoming)... (more...)

More Human Interest

Activists oppose ban on ‘India’s Daughter’

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) — Women activists on Thursday strongly opposed the blanket ban on a BBC documentary titled... (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...)

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...)

Alberta deaths

Alberta boy exposed to bedbug pesticide taken off ventilator, improving: family friend

File: Bedbugs. Jason Payne/ PNG JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A child in hospital after being exposed to... (more...)

Speaker greets people on Holi, women’s day

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) — Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday greeted people on Holi and also International... (more...)

Cleanliness drive for hawkers kicks-off in Kolkata

Kolkata, March 4 (IANS) — Students, businessmen and citizens initiated a unique cleaning drive here on Wednesday by... (more...)

Peer pressure, availability of narcotics leading women to drug abuse

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) — Peer pressure and the easy availability of all sorts of narcotics are some of the reasons... (more...)

This Holi, make your own organic colours at home (Holi is on March 6)

By Rahul Vaishnavi New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) — Getting drenched in a rainbow of colours is the essence of Holi though... (more...)

December 16 rapist like a robot: Documentary maker

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) — Documentary maker Leslee Udwin, during the making of “India’s Daughter”... (more...)

UP sarv khap panchayat launches drive against female foeticide

By Mohit Dubey Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) — Khaps, the body of village elders in northern India often associated with... (more...)

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Gallery: Eight-year-old ‘Little Money, Big Difference’ campaign goes viral

VANCOUVER DESI Eight years ago, Cordaid People in Need, a development aid organization launched its campaign ‘Little Money, Big Difference’ to draw attention to the fact that…
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Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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Canada-wide initiative helps immigrants find work in fields for which they have prepared

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Manbir Randhawa immigrated from India to B.C., she knew she’d have to “start from scratch” in order to land a…
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Desi-weird news

Doctor’s afraid to release baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ to his mom

VANCOUVER DESI Doctors in India are reluctant to release a baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ to his mom, fearing she suffers from an attention-seeking syndrome, Britain’s…
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No More Violence: Threat Against Anna Hazare From Canadaa

By Ujjal Dosanjh Special to the Vancouver Province Anna Hazare is no Gandhi. Yet his contribution in advancing the war on corruption in India is…
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Indian for Everyone brings restaurant mainstays home

LAURA BREHAUT NATIONAL POST Spices, and the way you use them, are key to Indian cooking. But don’t let the myriad blends discourage you from…
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Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Born in 1997 in Burnaby, BC Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is an upcoming Canadian Indian classical vocalist of the Mewati…
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Gujarat riots

From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote what some felt were scathing bolgs; Modi: A Madari or A Nation Builder? on…
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Health Check

Alberta deaths

Alberta boy exposed to bedbug pesticide taken off ventilator, improving: family friend

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A child in hospital after being exposed to a pesticide his parents used to kill bedbugs has been…
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Got extra breast milk? Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU acting as dispensary

Fraser Health is making it easier for moms to donate through new program AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Fraser Health is in need of…
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‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

MARTY KLINKENBERG POSTMEDIA NEWS EDMONTON — Her small wooden casket draped in a white shroud, the first of two siblings to die in a tragic poisoning…
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Alberta deaths

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

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs….
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Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

EDMONTON JOURNAL A Fort McMurray apartment unit contaminated by a dangerous pesticide that killed an infant and sickened four other children tested clear Tuesday, but…
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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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This Nanimo man refused to accept that severed spinal cord would make walking impossible

JULIE CHADWICK NANAIMO DAILY NEWS The flocks of seagulls overhead make for a familiar sight as one rounds the curves of Cedar Road toward the…
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