Religion

Over 600,000 perform Manimahesh pilgrimage in Himachal

Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 2 (IANS) — Over 600,000 devotees took part in the 17-day annual pilgrimage to the Manimahesh... (more...)

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Ban on idol immersion in Yamuna

Agra, Sep 2 (IANS) — Immersion of Ganesh idols in the Yamuna river will not be permitted in Agra. After several rounds... (more...)

Radhastami celebrations in full swing

Barsana (Uttar Pradesh) Sep 2 (IANS) — The birthday celebrations of Radha, consort of Lord Krishna, began here early... (more...)

President Mukherjee to pay obeisance at Vaishno Devi shrine

Jammu, Sep 2 (IANS) — President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday arrived in Jammu region’s Katra town to pay obeisance... (more...)

Saudi preacher jailed for praising IS

Riyadh, Sep 1 (IANS) — A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a preacher to five years in jail for praising the Islamic... (more...)

Himachal court bans animal sacrifice in temples

Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) — In a landmark judgment, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Monday banned the sacrifice of animals... (more...)

Iran vows to free Al-Aqsa mosque from Israel

Tehran, Sep 1 (IANS) — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani Monday vowed to liberate the Al-Aqsa mosque in the old... (more...)

After busy day in Kyoto, Modi in Tokyo for summit talks (Intro Roundup)

Tokyo/Kyoto, Aug 31 (IANS) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Tokyo Sunday evening, where a tight schedule awaited... (more...)

Ram Gopal Varma booked for tweets on Lord Ganesh

Hyderabad, Aug 31 (IANS) — A police case was registered here Sunday against filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma for his objectionable... (more...)

After busy day in Kyoto, Modi heads to Tokyo (Roundup)

Kyoto/Tokyo, Aug 31 (IANS) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to Tokyo Sunday evening after a busy day in the former... (more...)

Goa’s biggest Catholic feast in tourism ministry calender

Panaji, Aug 31 (IANS) — The Exposition of Spanish saint St. Francis Xavier, Goa’s grandest religious event for... (more...)

Modi goes to Buddhist temples, meets Kyoto mayor

Kyoto, Aug 31 (IANS) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited two leading Buddhist temples here Sunday and sought... (more...)

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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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Man declared dead by hospital wakes up two days later

CEN AGENCY An Indian hospital who declared a man dead discovered he was actually still alive when police turned up an incredible two days later…
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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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India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

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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

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Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

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