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Global gender gap report one-sided: Men’s rights group

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) — A men’s rights group Thursday said the World Economic Forum report on the global gender... (more...)

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Israeli NGO blames occupation for Palestinians’ poor living standards

Jerusalem, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) — Israel’s military, civil and administrative occupation of the West Bank has led... (more...)

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Parents of six-year-old girl ‘horrified’ after botched vaccination exposes her to HIV

A six-year-old girl was exposed to HIV after a routine vaccination went awry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody GORDON MCINTYRE VANCOUVER... (more...)


Sujit Vaidya made complete ‘U-turn’ going from doctor to dancer

Sujit Vaidya will be performing Sunday at Gait to the Spirit. Handout/Vancouver Desi LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Sujit... (more...)

Inspired by Modi’s call, she cleaned Trilokpuri’s debris

By Alok Singh New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) — Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for a clean India, 35-year-old... (more...)

Police say no to ‘Kiss of Love’ event

Kochi, Oct 29 (IANS) — Police have denied permission for holding a “kissing session” at the Marine Drive... (more...)

Nobel Memorial Wall unveiled at Rajiv Chowk

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) — The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) along with the Swedish embassy here Sunday inaugurated... (more...)

Who cares for the disabled? Public toilets are nonexistent or non-functional

By Gaurav Sharma New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) — This national capital of over 16 million has 2.5 million disabled people... (more...)

Ethiopia studying Indian self-help groups to empower women

By Sreeparna Chakrabarty New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) — A strong network of self-help groups (SHGs) has managed to improve... (more...)

Google senior VP breaks skydiving record

Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) — Google senior vice president Alan Eustace parachuted from a balloon near the top of the... (more...)

Clothes drive to empower slum dwellers

Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) — If you have spare clothes in relatively good condition, or accessories like belts, bags and... (more...)

Ricky Martin objects to court ruling against gay marriages

San Juan, Oct 25 (IANS/EFE) — Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin has objected to a federal judge’s decision to... (more...)

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Parents of six-year-old girl ‘horrified’ after botched vaccination exposes her to HIV

GORDON MCINTYRE VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old girl is in danger of having contacted HIV after a routine vaccination went awry in Fort St. James earlier…
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Have nuts, fruits to lower stroke risk

IANS New York – Eating diets rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, poultry and fish combined with physical activity and keeping your…
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Pakistan detects 3 more polio cases, bringing total to 220 as world marks awareness day

MUNIR AHMED THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number…
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Australian surgeons successfully transplant ‘dead’ heart

IANS Sydney – Australian surgeons said Friday that they have made a major breakthrough by making a dead heart beat again and successfully using it…
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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

IANS London – A study has detected a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels by generating a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins…
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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

IANS/EFE Austin (Texas) – The authorities in Dallas have ordered 75 health workers who attended a patient who died of the Ebola virus to not…
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Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI It’s a hairstyle being sported by cutting-edge, trendsetting men, but the man bun may be causing Vancouver’s hipsters to go bald….
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Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

IANS London – Certain drugs can help reverse the effects caused by Parkinson’s disease, a study on fruit flies shows. Mutations in a gene called…
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Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

IANS San Francisco – Apple and Facebook have added an extra incentive to women considering working at the tech giants by giving female employees the…
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