Society

Delhi Police reunite runaway boy with his Bihar family

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) — An 11-year-old boy from Bihar living in shelter homes in the national capital has been reunited... (more...)

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Alexander McQueen to feature on 20 pound notes?

London, May 22 (IANS) — The late fashion designer Alexander McQueen might be immortalised on the new 20 pound notes... (more...)

Russian woman shoots herself taking selfie

Moscow, May 22 (IANS) — A 21-year-old Russian woman shot herself in the head when she tried to take a selfie with a... (more...)

Make your hair holiday-ready

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) — Before you take off on a summer vacation to a destination of your choice, spare a little... (more...)

Maintain food safety, hygiene in summer

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) — Take extra care to protect food in summer and keep bacteria at bay. Saurabh Arora, founder... (more...)

South Korean brand Innisfree expands footprints in India

Gurgaon, May 22 (IANS) — South Korean brand Innisfree opened its trove of beauty secrets embedded with nature’s... (more...)

Same-sex marriage referendum starts in Ireland

Dublin, May 22 (IANS) — Polling stations in the Republic of Ireland opened their doors on Friday morning to some three... (more...)

Old Age Home couple ties the knot in Assam

Guwahati, May 22 (IANS) — An elderly couple tied the knot here and is also to set out on Monday for their honeymoon... (more...)

Aishwarya exudes old world charm at amfAR Gala in Cannes

Cannes, May 22 (IANS) — After lighting up the red carpet at the Cannes International Film Festival, L’Oréal... (more...)

Food commercials impact obese teens’ eating habits

New York, May 22 (IANS) — Obese children picture themselves eating the unhealthy foods shown on television commercials... (more...)

Eva Longoria wants fitness empire

Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) — Actress Eva Longoria reportedly wants to launch her own fitness empire and create her... (more...)

Delhi is India’s mall capital, but their success limited: Study

By Aparajita Gupta New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) — With 95 operational malls in an around Delhi, the National Capital Region... (more...)

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Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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Identical twins’ mark sheets almost as identical and the story of a courageous young achiever

HINDUSTAN TIMES AND VANCOUVER DESI They are identical twins and, interestingly, even their mark sheets look almost the same. Ranchi twins Aporupa and Anorupa Chattopadhyay …
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India-pharma-under scanner

U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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100 year journey

Apart from the overwhelming cold, Sucha Singh Bagri has fond memories of his first few days in B.C.

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Sucha Singh Bagri arrived in Canada with his father Harnam Singh Bagri on Feb 2, 1935, on the Empress of Russia,…
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Blogs

Indian chef-recipes

Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain shortcuts, secrets, and tried-and-true recipes. They are valuable records, illustrating changing…
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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

On May 3rd 2015, I took part in a marathon for the very first time in my life. As a teenager, I enjoy exercise whether…
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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Finding the Mother Within

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Everyone is born from a mother. And, even if individuals are separated from their biological mothers after birth, ideally they receive…
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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

Two lawsuits have been filed against the famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar in British Columbia, Canada. Two former students and employees of Shiamak Davar allege…
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Pioneers

pioneers

Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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100 year journey

Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Harchet Hari His mother and father had already successfully settled into a new life in Calgary from their previous one in…
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right to vote

B.C.’s South Asian pioneers kept aside their differences to gain the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI “The government took our vote away in 1907. We got the Dominion vote in 1946 but you couldn’t vote in the…
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“I didn’t know anything about her:” Mayo Singh married Bishan Kaur, the girl his parents chose

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Mayo Singh was born in 1888 in a Punjab village called Paldi, a name that would ultimately bring him a measure…
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100 year journey

Gurdev David Singh Aulak’s father came to Canada nine years before the Komagata Maru

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Gurdev David Singh Aulak was born in Vancouver in 1935, at a time when sawdust was used to heat homes and…
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Health Check

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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weight-loss

Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

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The strength of your grip may be a more accurate predictor of your risk of a heart attack or stroke than the standard blood pressure test.
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Why a weak handshake is bad news for your heart

LAURA DONNELLY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH The strength of your handshake could indicate the chance of a futureheart attack, a major study suggests. Researchers found that…
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India-pharma-under scanner

U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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