Human Interest

‘India is closing the gender gap’

By Hadra Ahmed Addis Ababa, April 18 (IANS) — The condition of women in India is going through a sea change in terms... (more...)

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With Love from Obama, a ‘Chadar’ for Ajmer Sharif (IANS Exclusive)

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) — The 803rd Urs (annual feast) celebrations of the revered saint Hazrat Khawaja... (more...)

SC fines women and child development ministry Rs.50,000

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) — Taking a dim view of the ministry of women and child development’s “casual”... (more...)

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Surrey Vaisakhi Parade all about giving regardless of faith

Moninder Singh has been at every single Vaisakhi Parade in Surrey. GORD GOBLE/SURREY NOW GORD GOBLE AND AMY REID SURREY NOW NEWTON... (more...)


Stray dogs maul six-year-old girl to death in India

A pack of dogs mauled a six-year-old girl to death in India’s Guntur district. File photo/Ermal Meta/AFP/Getty Images IANS Hyderabad... (more...)

Aspiring Minds in China foray, US next for HR consultancy

By Aparajita Gupta New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) — Aspiring Minds, a Gurgaon-based human resource company that helps in... (more...)


Ismaili entrepreneur was “horrified” with allegations of links to al-Qaida, Mafia and arms dealers

( function() { pnShowVideo( '1_l45ia9un', '', '', '', '620', '400', 'kaltura' ); } )(); DAN FUMANO VANCOUVER DESI An Ismaili... (more...)

B.C. celebrated Vaisakhi this weekend with the historic charter signing of Canada’s first cadet corps formed by the Sikh community in Surrey at a gala on Friday, April 10, 2015. The charter signing gala for the 3300 BCR (Bhai Kanhaiya) Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps in Surrey on Friday night was attended by Defence Minister Jason Kenney, National Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Minister of State for MulticulturalisM Tim Uppal, B.C. Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Amrik Virk, a host of MPs, MLAs, municipal politicians and about 400 guests and military personnel. (Jenelle Schneider/PNG)

B.C. celebrates Sikh pride with new cadet corps and parade (with photos)

Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade 2015 ◄ Back Next ► ◄ Back Next... (more...)


21 maried women remove their ‘mangalsutra’ despite husbands being alive

21 women in Chennai removed their thali despite their spouses being alive as a sign of protest. Wikimedia Commons IANS Chennai... (more...)

Cambodia’s biggest sticky rice cake in Guinness Records

Phnom Penh, April 13 (IANS) — A giant Cambodian traditional sticky rice cake, weighing 4.04 tonnes, was included in... (more...)

Rome to celebrate collective wedding day

Rome, April 13 (IANS) — A collective celebration of civil unions – including gay and straight couples alike –... (more...)

Game of Thrones series inspire Australian baby names

Sydney, April 13 (IANS) — Australian parents who are fans of the hit TV series “Game of Thrones” (GoT)... (more...)

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Morbidly obese B.C. woman denied reimbursement after weight-loss surgery complications in California

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI A B.C. woman who spent $85,000 in California for treatment of complications arising from surgery for morbid obesity has been denied…
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Sex crimes influenced by genes in families: Study

IANS London – Close male relatives of men convicted of sexual offences are more likely to commit the same types of crimes, Swedish scientists have…
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Homeopathy drugs for AIDS from snake venom, HIV Virus

IANS New Delhi – Scientific research into possible medicines for the dreaded AIDS disease from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) itself and even snake venom…
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Breastfeeding women treat sex as survival strategy

IANS Washington – In a first such study that focuses on how women experience sex after having babies, US researchers have revealed that more time…
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Daddy Quota: Canada has found a way to get dads to do more housework

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Courage To Come Back: Andy Bhatti makes it his life’s work to help young victims of sex abuse

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI This is the first of six profiles on recipients of the 2015 Courage To Come Back Awards, presented by Coast Mental…
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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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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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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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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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