Religion

Bahrain clerics warned not to use places of worship for campaigning

Manama, Oct 20 (IANS) — Bahrain authorities Monday warned religious leaders not to promote parliament and municipal... (more...)

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Iranian cleric tones down warning to women following acid attacks

By Artemis Razmipour Tehran, Oct 20 (IANS/EFE) — A prominent cleric in Isfahan, Mohamad Tagui Rahbar, said Monday that... (more...)

Iraq’s top Shia cleric supports Abadi’s government

Baghdad, Oct 20 (IANS) — Iraq’s most revered Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani Monday met Iraqi Prime... (more...)

Delhi Police make security arrangements for Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) — Delhi Police have made elaborate security arrangements for Diwali and Chhath festivals,... (more...)

Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI

Vatican City, Oct 19 (IANS/EFE) — Pope Francis Sunday beatified Paul VI during a heavily attended Mass in St. Peter’s... (more...)

Saudi Arabia may ban children from performing Haj

Jeddah, Oct 19 (IANS) — Saudi Arabia is considering a ban on children below 10 years of age from performing the Haj... (more...)

In Kullu Valley, 534 gods ‘live’ with people, says book

By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Oct 19 (IANS) — They travel, play, get angry and demand penance. They are the 534 “live”... (more...)

Vatican approves document accepting gays, divorced

Vatican City, Oct 19 (IANS/EFE) — Participants in the Vatican synod of bishops approved Saturday a final document that... (more...)

Jordan appeals to end Al Aqsa Mosque restrictions

Amman, Oct 19 (IANS) — Jordan’s Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh Saturday called for international efforts to end... (more...)

Advanced Surveillance System at Bodh Gaya Mahabodhi temple

Patna, Oct 17 (IANS) — An Advanced Surveillance System(ASS) is being installed at Bodh Gaya’s Mahabodhi temple,... (more...)

Blasphemy

Pakistan court upholds death penalty for Christian woman convicted of blasphemy

  Pakistani Christian protestors demonstrate against the killing of slain minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti ,in Lahore... (more...)

Congress leader shot at in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, Oct 16 (IANS) — A Congress leader here was injured when unidentified assailants opened fire at him here... (more...)

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Most South Asians and Chinese in B.C. have faced discrimination based on ethnicity

A quarter reported experiencing moderate or significant amounts of discrimination DOUGLAS TODD VANCOUVER DESI  Stereotyping. Verbal harassment. Poor customer service. Workplace unfairness. Exclusion from dating….
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MINOR ATACKED

False confession leads police to arrest new suspect in sexual assault of 9-year-old Surrey girl

FRANK LUBA VANCOUVER DESI A man who confessed to the sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl in Surrey has been released and a 28-year-old man…
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Dilwali Fest

Diwali Fest kicks off with IndiGlam fashion-fusion show (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI It was a classic mother-daughter argument that propelled Surrey’s Raji Khaira into a career of fashion design. Khaira, 25, grew up…
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Canada Place caught the eye of man who builds models in chalk (w/gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Jagdeep Singh Bihal moved to Vancouver from India two years ago and did some sightseeing around the city,  it was…
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Blogs

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A look at the long and treacherous history behind today’s Diwali celebrations

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  History is full of treacheries and conspiracies. There is one in the family of Dashratha, the mighty king of Ayodhya. He…
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Harnoor Gill is all set to promote the World Vision’s Gift Catalogue campaign.

How to help World Vision this holiday season

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI World Vision is an organization that I happen to be a Youth Ambassador of and it is my joy to be…
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Pink Chai Living: Preserving the food culture of India with traditional cooking

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI This week I’m bringing back ‘ghar ka khana’ (homemade food). Let’s make cooking traditional foods cool again. For the last few…
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Acid Attack

Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment?

Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment? In the recent weeks it has been claimed a number of vigilantes , in the city of…
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Health Check

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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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Hair Loss

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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World Health Organization

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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Bollywood

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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Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

RUPESH DUTTA IANS  New Delhi – With India facing a grave shortage of cadavers in medical institutions to train its doctors, surgical simulation – replacing…
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Assisted dying

British Columbians support doctor-assisted death: polls

TIFFANY CRAWFORD POSTMEDIA NEWS A new poll says 87 per cent of British Columbians support assisted dying, while across Canada 84 per cent of respondents…
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Surrey doctor suspended for improper conduct with female patient

IAN AUSTIN VANCOUVER DESI A Surrey doctor has been suspended for up to three months for improper conduct with a female patient. The College of…
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