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...)

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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...)

Savour homemade delights on Holi (With: Forgotten joys of homemade gujiyas, mathhis)

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) — What’s a Holi without some ‘mithai’? But be a little cautious and try... (more...)

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Volunteers rally in support of God’s Little Acre Farm after food banks refuse donations

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI Volunteers are rallying around a philanthropic Surrey farmer after local food banks refused to accept his food donations and questioned his…
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Rebellious matrimonial goes viral

“Definitely not bahu material”: Indian woman’s rebellious matrimonial ad goes viral (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI When 24-year-old Indhuja Pillai’s parents put her profile on a regular matrimonial website, she couldn’t take it down soon enough. “I am no…
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brutal DELHI gang rape

“What is there in spreading the views of a rapist?” India orders TV stations not to broadcast rape documentary

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Indian authorities ordered television stations Tuesday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a…
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Hands Against Racism

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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Classical music BC

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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Punjabi booklet

End Gang Life: How parents can play a role in gang prevention

GEETA REDDY COMBINED SPECIAL FORCES ENFORCEMENT UNIT B.C. SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI It is safe to assume parents only want the best for their children….
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God keep our land glorious and free: Bill C-51 a timely script to end terrorism on Canadian soil

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI I understand life. It is an ongoing struggle for a safe and peaceful survival. I have lived through the 1947 partition…
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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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pesticide toxic

‘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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triplets

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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health

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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