Religion

Dalai Lama, Obama to attend religious meet

Dharamsala, Jan 31 (IANS) — Globe-trotting monk the Dalai Lama and US President Barack Obama will be together at the... (more...)

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Housewives set world record with marathon bhajan singing

Shegaon (Maharashtra), Jan 30 (IANS) — A group of Maharashtrian women, mostly housewives settled in Chhattisgarh, have... (more...)

Obama’s religious freedom message is for US too: Envoy

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) — US President Barack Obama’s stress during his speech in India on the right of freedom... (more...)

11 Christians convert to Hinduism in Tamil Nadu: Hindu outfit

Chennai, Jan 30 (IANS) — Eleven Christians – five men and six women – converted to Hinduism during a programme... (more...)

e-Darshan at Kashi Vishwanath temple soon

Lucknow, Jan 30 (IANS) — The Online ‘darshan’ facility would soon be unveiled at the famous Kashi Vishwanath... (more...)

Have guts, amend Constitution: Mamata dares BJP

Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) — Coming down heavily on forced religious conversions West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee,... (more...)

Barred from organising conversion, party threatens action

Chennai, Jan 30 (IANS) — Accusing the Tamil Nadu government of preventing voluntary conversions to Hinduism, a political... (more...)

Muslim woman editor arrested for reprinting ‘Charlie Hebdo’ cartoons

Thane (Maharashtra), Jan 29 (IANS) — The woman editor of an Urdu daily was arrested for reprinting a controversial... (more...)

FIR against Pravin Togadia in Bengal

Kolkata, Jan 29 (IANS) — An FIR was registered Thursday against Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief Pravin Togadia and... (more...)

Morocco showcases ‘Islam of moderation’

London, Jan 29 (IANS) — Morocco’s counter-terrorism efforts and training of imams were showcased during a meeting... (more...)

Prabhu connects Bengaluru to Vaishno Devi shrine

Bengaluru, Jan 29 (IANS) — Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Thursday flagged off a premium train here connecting... (more...)

‘India’s decision to recriminalise homosexuality a backward move’

By Shilpa Raina Jaipur, Jan 29 (IANS) — Of the six novels Welsh author Sarah Waters has written, five have lesbian... (more...)

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Raise your hand, 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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Spicy treats on menu as 8 chef teams battle for Vancouver’s second-annual Curry Cup

VANCOUVER DESI A group of Lower Mainland chefs are set to go head-to-head with their South Asian cooking skills as they gear up for Vancouver’s…
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Indian expat avoids stalking conviction by blaming Bollywood for his behaviour

IANS Sydney  – An Indian man’s excuse that Bollywood love stories encouraged him to excessively approach and stalk women helped him avoid conviction in the…
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File photo: Commuters hang by doors of a crowded local train in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Three men were killed on Monday after they attempted to take a selfie by a moving train near Agra. AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade

College students killed while attempting train selfie in India

VANCOUVER DESI Three college friends on their way to India’s Republic Day celebrations were killed by a speeding train after they tried posing for a…
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Blogs

CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS CENTER BLOG: Finding Balance

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Living in the western hemisphere and having four seasons brings about changes in diet, lifestyle, and routine. As we transition from…
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Opposition Muted to Harper’s New Anti Terror Bill

BY Ujjal Dosanjh Special to Vancouver Province I smell an election coming. Not in October 2015; much sooner than that. Harper has just unveiled the…
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Bobby Singh

Spice Sports: Football Champion Bobby Singh – On & Off The Field

GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI TUNE IN TO SPICE SPORTS, M-F, 5-7PM ON SPICE RADIO 1200AM Former BC Lion Bobby Singh was in…
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Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Chanakya & Machiavelli would say to Indians: It is strictly business – stop the fawning

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Had Chanakya or Machiavelli, his more recent incarnation, been alive today they would have declared that in Washington and…
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Health Check

A woman fills a syringe as she prepares to give herself an injection of insulin at her home in Commerce, Calif., April 29, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Reed Saxon

Type 2 diabetes surpasses Type 1 in youth, especially South Asians: B.C. study

CAMILLE BAINS THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — A British Columbia study suggests Type 2 diabetes has drastically increased among young people, with the highest number…
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Indian Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor  poses for a photograph during the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) season five in Mumbai on January 10, 2015. STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Anil Kapoor says he exercises six days a week

IANS New Delhi  – Actor-filmmaker Anil Kapoor says he exercises six days a week and recalls the time he’d cycle to the set location –…
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FILE PHOTO: A nine-year-old Palestinian girl  suffering from scoliosis sits as her mother shows her back x-ray as she is treated by U.S. pediatric orthopedic surgeon Hugh Watts (L) February 18, 2004 at Al-Quds hospital, in Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images

Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

IANS Mumbai  – A seven-year-old girl in Mumbai suffering from Scoliosis is the first in Western India to successfully undergo a new and revolutionary procedure…
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Desi-weird news

Baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ gets round-the-clock care at Indian hospital (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI A six-day-old baby is being given “round-the-clock” care in an Indian hospital after his mother claimed the boy spontaneously combusted, according to Britain’s…
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Sharon Nordstrom. Submitted photo.

Saskatoon woman snared in alleged fraudulent MS trial held in India

JONATHAN CHARLTON THE STARPHOENIX Sharon Nordstrom feels ashamed for participating in a $38,000 multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment in India that was not all it was…
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Indian scientists design morphine replacement for pain therapy

SAHANA GHOSH IANSKolkata – In a breakthrough that could impact the blurring realms of pain and pleasure, Indian scientists have designed a potential morphine replacement,…
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Researchers advise pregnant women to limit exposure to receipts and plastic

MARGARET MUNRO POSTMEDIA NEWS Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts as the ubiquitous bits of paper…
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Sex show

New Pakistani TV show focuses on sex, a topic once considered taboo in the religiously conservative country

ADIL JAWAD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — In religiously conservative Pakistan, a television call-in advice show is tackling an issue rarely discussed in public:…
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science-early childhood education

The influence of speech on toddlers

IANS New York – Talking to your toddlers could help strengthen their capacities to learn and succeed later in life, a research has revealed. Infants…
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Vancouver doctors find vial of urine hidden in patient’s rectum (with photos)

TOM BLACKWELL NATIONAL POST Vancouver doctors investigating a patient’s mysterious abdominal complaints were stunned to discover a vial of urine hidden inside his rectum, an…
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