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Belgium grants right to die to convicted rapist-killer

Brussels, Sep 16 (IANS) — In a first, the Belgian justice ministry Tuesday granted a convicted rapist and murderer... (more...)

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B.C. teachers and government reach tentative deal in labour dispute

Mediator Vince Ready, left casually talks members of the media outside a Richmond hotel where negotiations between the BCPSEA... (more...)

Vrindavan widows should stay in respective states: Hema Malini

Mathura, Sep 16 (IANS) — Bharatiya Janata Party’s Lok Sabha member from Mathura-Vrindavan, cine star Hema Malini... (more...)

Over 2 lakh rescued in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) — Over 237,000 people have so far been rescued in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir and the train... (more...)

Judges with daughters predisposed towards women’s issues?

New York, Sep 16 (IANS) — Judges with daughters consistently vote in a more feminist fashion on gender issues than... (more...)

Promoting peace: Japanese man on hugging spree

Tokyo, Sep 16 (IANS/EFE) — A young Japanese man has been traveling three years through Asia distributing “free... (more...)

Jammu-Srinagar highway re-opened after 14 days

Jammu, Sep 16 (IANS) — The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was re-opened for vehicular traffic Tuesday after... (more...)

Agra to host national convention of Blind Stars

Agra, Sep 16 (IANS) — A three-day meet of “Blind Stars” will be held in Agra Nov 5-7 to tell the world... (more...)

Factory Farming: Threat to human health, animals, environment

By Rupesh Dutta Jaipur, Sep 16 (IANS) — Persuaded by the increase and success of factory farms in Brazil during his... (more...)

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Acid-attacked teen, Laxmi, chosen to model for New Delhi’s India Runway Week

In this Aug. 4, 2014 photo provided by Rahul Saharan, Indian acid attack victim Laxmi, 22, poses during a fashion photo shoot... (more...)

More than one-fourth of Japan’s population is over 65

Tokyo, Sep 15 (IANS/EFE) — The number of people aged 65 or older reached a record figure of 32.9 million Monday in... (more...)

Sonagachi sex workers denied bigger Durga puja celebration

Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) — Sex workers in West Bengal’s Sonagachi area, said to be the largest red light area in... (more...)

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Wedding invitations – the Do’s

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI You are cordially invited…. We request the honor of your presence… Please join us… It is so difficult to decide on…
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Acid-attacked teen, Laxmi, chosen to model for New Delhi’s India Runway Week

IANS New Delhi  – One of India’s young acid attack victims has been chosen to walk the runway at the third edition of India Runway…
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ID card obtained in the name of India’s monkey god exposes corrupt system

CEN AGENCY An Indian computer programmer has managed to get an official identity card in the name of India’s monkey god after bribing corrupt officials….
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Upset over having two daughters and no son, man bobbitises himself

IANS Patna – A man in Bihar has bobbitised himself, sniping off his penis with a sharp knife in a fit of rage after a…
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Wedding invitations – the Do’s

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI You are cordially invited…. We request the honor of your presence… Please join us… It is so difficult to decide on…
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India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine? The latest idea someone has come…
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Turban-Esque: Setting of Summer

The model is wearing Jacket & Bracelets by Forever 21, Top by Dynamite, Pants by H&M and holding the Wallet by Michael Kors. For more…
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Winter Weddings: Is it truly worth it?

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Don’t be surprised if you have received an invitation to a wedding in November or December.  Over the years, I have…
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Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led…
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Lab-generated stem cells set for human trial in Japan

IANS Tokyo – In a major boost to stem cell research, a Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is set to become the first…
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Gene key to slowing ageing process identified

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated…
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E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine

IANS New York – Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in…
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Man who ate metal scraps lands in hospital after swallowing a powerful magnet

CEN AGENCY A hungry Indian man who ate metal bottle tops, nuts and bolts, and pieces of scrap metal after getting lost, severely injured himself…
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Man declared dead by hospital wakes up two days later

CEN AGENCY An Indian hospital who declared a man dead discovered he was actually still alive when police turned up an incredible two days later…
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International student in Ottawa launches campaign to raise money for new prosthetic leg

MEGHAN HURLEY OTTAWA CITIZEN A Carleton University PhD student from Malaysia has launched a fundraising campaign to replace his worn-out prosthetic leg. Selvan Mohan, 24, was born without a…
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South Surrey clinic places public ‘at risk,’ says document filed in Supreme Court

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI A South Surrey clinic has “placed members of the public at risk” by falsely claiming to be naturopathic doctors and administering…
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India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

VANCOUVER DESI India has created its own “desi” version of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has swept the globe. While the original icy cold…
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Best polio vaccine? Oral and injectable, used in tandem, new study says

HELEN BRANSWELL THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — For decades scientists have debated whether injectable or oral polio vaccine is the best option for trying to…
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I don’t think that obesity is a laughing matter: Doctor takes the comic route to teach Canadians about obesity

EDMONTON – Dr. Arya Sharma, one of the leading experts on obesity in Canada, doesn’t make fat jokes. But he still pokes fun at the…
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Eight-year-old Indian boy’s swollen hands are larger than his head

VANCOUVER DESI Kaleem, an eight-year-old Indian boy suffering from a mystery condition has puzzled doctors after his hands swelled to giant proportions and are larger…
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