Religion

Jews ‘forced’ to leave Guatemala village

London, Aug 30 (IANS) — Some 230 members of an orthodox Jewish group were forced to leave a village in western Guatemala... (more...)

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Husband deserts Muslim woman for attending Independence Day

Patna, Aug 30 (IANS) — A Muslim school teacher in Bihar was forced to leave her house by her husband who felt she had... (more...)

Ganesh Chaturthi begins in Hyderabad with gaiety

Hyderabad, Aug 29 (IANS) — A festive spirit envelopes the city and other parts of Telangana as Ganesh Chaturthi began... (more...)

World’s longest garland honours Indian spiritual guru in US

New York, Aug 29 (IANS) — Over 200 meditation students of Sri Chinmoy from 35 countries, including India, have set... (more...)

Modi greets nation on Ganesh Chaturthi

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. “On... (more...)

Tamil Nadu celebrates Vinayaka Chaturthi

Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) — The festival of Vinayaka Chaturthi or Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated across Tamil Nadu Friday... (more...)

India

Man proudly wears world’s largest turban weighing in at 100 pounds and 645 metres long unwrapped

Avtar Singh Mauni, of Patiala, Punjab, has been adding to his extra large headgear for the past 16 years, which now weighs... (more...)

Saudi top cleric warns youth against calls for jihad

Riyadh, Aug 28 (IANS) — Saudi Arabia’s top cleric Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh Thursday urged the... (more...)

President greets nation on Ganesh Chaturthi

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) — President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday greeted the nation on the eve of the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi... (more...)

Mumbai glitters as it welcomes Lord Ganesh

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) — Glittering decorations on roads and bylanes, rows of fairy lights, magnificent... (more...)

Hindu temple may be razed in Pakistan

Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) — A 79-year old Hindu temple in Rawalpindi may be razed to make way for an educational and... (more...)

First group of Haj pilgrims from UP leaves

Lucknow, Aug 27 (IANS) — The first group of 350 Haj pilgrims left for Jeddah on a Saudi Airlines flight from here Wednesday. They... (more...)

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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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Man proudly wears world’s largest turban weighing in at 100 pounds and 645 metres long unwrapped

VANCOUVER DESI A 60-year-old devout Sikh in northern India appears to be the proud owner of the world’s largest turban – weighing in at 100…
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Gallery: India prepares to welcome elephant-headed Lord Ganesha

VANCOUVER DESI Preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival marking the birth of the elephant-headed god, have taken off in India as Hindus prepare to welcome…
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Witches Burned Victim Alive In Front Of Family

Witches burn Indian dad alive in a bizarre ritual in front of his wife and 10-year-old son

CEN AGENCY Witches who burned a man alive after chopping off his arms in a bizarre ritual have been seized by police in central India….
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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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How is it possible that a fifth of Indian politicians have criminal charges against them?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses the importance of politicians to come together to protect the women of India. According to the…
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Wedding Wonderland: The art of being a good host

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Hosting any party is a chore and a half but it’s a whole new ball game when it’s a wedding that…
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Chicken Soup for the Seoul: How our Korean vacation moved us (in more ways than one)

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “The most important thing in life is sincerity.” At least that’s what our Korean tour guide, SP, informed us via his…
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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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Rice Bucket India poverty

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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This April 7, 2014 file photo shows a Yemeni health worker giving a boy a polio vaccine during a house to house polio immunization campaign in Sanaa, Yemen. Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File

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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Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

VANCOUVER DESI In an unusual surgery, doctors in India removed the skeleton of an unborn baby from its mother’s womb after 36 years, the Press…
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Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in transit on her way to India

ADAM SCHRECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight to the United Arab Emirates capital of…
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8,000-year-old gene key to Tibetans’ high altitude adaptation, study finds

IANS Washington – In a major breakthrough, US researchers have found a genetic cause – a single DNA base pair change that dates back 8,000…
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Female doctor who alleged torture by a patient’s relatives for delivering stillborn baby boy made it up to get boyfriend back

CEN AGENCY Mexican police say the alleged torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead never existed and that the female victim made…
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Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

IANS/EFE Toronto – Canada has said it will donate to the World Health Organisation (WHO) up to 1,000 doses of an experimental vaccine against the…
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Female doctor brutally tortured and left to die after delivering stillborn baby boy

CEN AGENCY Torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead are believed to be relatives of a woman whose baby was delivered stillborn…
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