Human Interest

Chinese village petitions to expel HIV-infected eight-year-old

Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS/EFE) — The inhabitants of Shufangya, a village in China’s southwestern Sichuan province,... (more...)

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When Tihar inmates laughed their heads off

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) — It was an unusual day in Tihar Jail when laughter echoed from the prison, thanks to comedians... (more...)

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Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age While exploring the effects of the protein-degrading enzyme Granzyme... (more...)

Pope Francis celebrates 78th birthday

Vatican City, Dec 17 (IANS/EFE) — Pope Francis turned 78 Wednesday and although there was no planned celebration, he... (more...)

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How old do you feel? The answer might help predict your death: Study

A new study suggests those who feel older than their actual age are more likely to die sooner. Rafael Ben-Ari , Fotolia.com LINDSEY... (more...)

Hindustan Zinc gives vocational training to rural youth

Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) — Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company, picked 500 young drop-outs from Udaipur, Bhilwara,... (more...)

Women cab drivers soon on roads, courtesy Delhi Police

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) — In the aftermath of the Dec 5 rape in a cab by its driver, the Delhi Police have selected... (more...)

John wants to open facility for ailing underprivileged children

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) — Actor-producer John Abraham says he wants to fulfil his mother’s desire and build... (more...)

Former Korean Air VP apologises to crew members

Seoul, Dec 15 (IANS/EFE) — Former Korean Air vice-president Cho Hyun-ah Monday visited the homes of the grounded crew... (more...)

Dec 16 and now Uber: Has anything changed, any lessons learnt? (Two years after Dec 16,2014 gang-rape)

By Ranjana Narayan and Shweta Sharma New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) — Another rape, again an outcry. Two years since the... (more...)

Gujarat kids get boat for school, courtesy Indian-American couple

New York, Dec 15 (IANS) — Children from many tribal villages in Gujarat’s Chhota Udaipur district once had to... (more...)

Little has changed; Modi should ensure women’s security: Parents (Two years after Dec 16, 2012, gang-rape)

By Rajnish Singh New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) — Saying that nothing has changed since the brutal Dec 16 gang-rape that... (more...)

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MTV Roadies a way of life for youth

‘MTV Roadies’ now lifestyle for youth, says Rannvijay Singh

IANS Kolkata – Popular video jockey-turned-actor Rannvijay Singh Thursday spoke about the originality of reality TV show “MTV Roadies”, and said the series has become…
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Letter: A Canadian mom mourns for victims of the Taliban school attack

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI At the loss of young dreams, an appeal to the parents of this world: While we always talk about how the…
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No hope for deported Pakistani woman to return to Saskatoon as Ottawa closes case

THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON — The lawyer for a woman deported to Pakistan says there is no hope left that she will be allowed to…
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‘I have to hide my face in public, the man who raped me roams free’

HINDUSTAN TIMES They say time flies. But for me it got stuck 10 years ago. I was a victim waiting for justice then and I…
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Blogs

Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

Recipe: Perfect for Hanukkah – Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

VANCOUVER DESI – JESSIE LEHAIL Sigh….these Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes are good. They’re very, very good. So don’t attempt them unless you’re willing to deal…
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How to deal with Stress

Successfully handling stress during the ‘Holiday Season’

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI For many people, the holidays can be stressful. The expectation that the season is one of joy, when we may not…
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Ooey Gooey Cheesy Butter Chicken Sauce Bread

Recipe: Ooey Gooey Cheesy Butter Chicken Sauce Bread

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI I love a food mash up. The idea of throwing two good things together to make a new wonderful thing, always…
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Fitness Facts: Holiday Calories & Burning Them Off

Want to make healty alternatives for the holidays? Put a number on it. Think of how many calories you have to burn before eating your…
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Health Check

Ageless skin-beauty-anti-ageing

Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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How old do you feel? The answer might help predict your death: Study

LINDSEY TANNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – How old do you feel? Think carefully — the answer might help predict how much longer you’ll live….
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Is Vancouver ruining yoga? India thinks so (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouverites have a passion for yoga. Studios have become as commonplace as coffee shops and sushi joints in the city, but…
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Drinking from chemical-laden cans may raise BP

IANS Seoul – Think again before you pick up that can from the department store for your favourite food or drink for it may lead…
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FAILED CATARACT SURGERIES

At least 24 poor, elderly patients go blind after free cataract surgery in north India

CHONCHUI NGASHANGVA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Authorities ordered an investigation Friday after at least 24 poor and elderly people went blind following cataract…
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20 Pakistani children infected with HIV after blood transfusions

VANCOUVER DESI Nearly 20 children in Pakistan have tested positive for HIV after receiving blood transfusions, an international news agency has reported. According to Reuters,…
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Don’t ignore cancer symptoms

IANS London – Perhaps driven by fear, people often prefer to dismissing potential warning signs of cancer, thereby putting their lives at risk, says a…
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An Indian family’s strange wedding gift request: Pledge to donate blood and organs

VANCOUVER DESI Instead of the traditional gold and valuables, a Gujarati wedding on Sunday issued a strange gift request – for guests to donate blood…
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Looking forward to that nappuccino? Myths about noon nap busted

IANS London – It is often believed that an afternoon nap can do a body good. But there are people who are not convinced with…
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Surrey Memorial tops surgical wait times exceeding one year, could be fined for backlog of bookings

ADRIAN MACNAIR SURREY NOW  METRO VANCOUVER — Fraser Health could face $2.5 million in fines over a backlog of surgical wait times in hospitals across the…
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