Owl Festival: A time to crack jokes in Varanasi

By Mohit Dubey Varanasi, Oct 25 (IANS) — Hundreds of thousands of people in this Hindu holy city – and now Prime... (more...)

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Book offers balanced view of Lord Ram and Sita’s life

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) — Why is Lord Ram often shown in a bad light for asking his wife Sita to go through the ordeal... (more...)

President launches stamp on Sri Lankan Buddhist revivalist

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) — President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday released a commemorative postage stamp on Sri Lankan... (more...)

Delhiites celebrate brother-sister bond

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) — Delhiites, like many across the country, Saturday celebrated “Bhai Dooj”, a... (more...)

Dalai Lama meets Canadian MPs, discusses Tibet

Dharamsala, Oct 25 (IANS) — Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama met 10 members of the Canadian parliament and discussed... (more...)

Hundreds of devotees take holy dip in Yamuna

Mathura, Oct 25 (IANS) — Hundreds of devotees took a dip at the Yamuna ghats in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura and Vrindavan... (more...)

Royal Wedding

Aga Khan’s eldest son Prince Rahim and his wife Kendra Salwa Spears expecting their first child

Royal wedding: Prince Rahim and Kendra Spears ◄ Back Next ► ◄ Back Next... (more...)

Northern Railways runs extra train to Patna for Chhath rush

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) — With Chhath Puja to be celebrated from Oct 27-29, the Indian Railways is making extra efforts... (more...)

In Himachal, villagers pelt stones at one another at fair

Shimla, Oct 24 (IANS) — A centuries-old stone-pelting ritual was held Friday in a Himachal Pradesh village in which... (more...)

Pro-Shugden supporters misinformed: the Dalai Lama

Dharamsala, Oct 24 (IANS) — Feeling sorry for the demonstrations by pro-Shugden supporters against him, Tibetan spiritual... (more...)

Dalai Lama concerned over terror attack in Canada

Dharamsala, Oct 24 (IANS) — Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Friday expressed concern over the acts of terrorism... (more...)

Pope wants death, life terms to be abolished

Vatican City, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) — Pope Francis issued a call for all the countries to abolish capital punishment and... (more...)

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Two dead, including gunman, in school shooting north of Seattle

DOUG ESSER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least…
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Ottawa shooter kicked out of Burnaby mosque two years ago

Zehaf-Bibeau was asked to leave the mosque, because he had “gotten a hold of keys and stuff from the mosque, and when he got out…
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U.S. company penalized for mistreatment of Indian employees working 122 hours in a week

MICHAEL LIEDTKE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO – A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labour regulators…
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Surrey soccer captain played the U-18 national club championship using only one foot

KYLE BENNING SURREY NOW SOUTH SURREY – Kyle Sohi’s perseverance and performance in the 2014 Sport Chek National Club Championships U-18 Cup Final might go…
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JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI I started this year with a goal to become a better runner and train for a marathon. For me it was…
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Dosanjh: We must criminalize glorification, encouragement of terrorism

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Nonetheless what has happened in the heart of our capital on the heels…
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Decadent Diwali-Inspired Chocolate Twirls

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI No one does decadent desserts better than (sweeping generalization alert:) South Asians during festive holidays like Diwali. With the cornucopia of…
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Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
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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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Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
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Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

IANS Mumbai – Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken…
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