It helps to be thick-skinned in film industry: Alia Bhatt

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) — All of 21, she’s young and versatile unlike others of her generation, and even in... (more...)

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Beckhams, Ramsays’ dinner date

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) — Celebrity couple Victoria and David Beckham dined with Gordon Ramsay and his wife at... (more...)

VLCC celebrates 25 years with new outlet in Delhi

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) — VLCC has completed 25 years in the wellness industry and to celebrate the landmark, formally... (more...)

Clean furniture the right way

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) — Sparkling furniture makes for an impressive home. Make sure you use the right cleaning... (more...)

Job loss, not recession, ups death risk

Washington, July 25 (IANS) — If we believe US researchers, job loss is associated with a 73 percent increase in the... (more...)

Bengal to track rural activities using new technology

Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) — The West Bengal government will roll out a new computer-based system to track rural activities... (more...)

Varuna D Jani wows women with solitaire range

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) — Jewellery designer Varuna D Jani targets modern women, who want to look glamorous yet subtle,... (more...)

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Kareena Kapoor to be showstopper for Manish Malhotra in Lakme Fashion Week winter line

Bollywood actress Kareena kapoor breaks her ‘no item numbers’ rule for friendship. AFP/Getty Images IANS Mumbai... (more...)

Night lights can wake up breast cancer cells

New York, July 25 (IANS) — Sleeping at night with the lights on can not only add to your energy consumption, but also... (more...)

Missed couture fest? Buy designer creations online

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) — If you missed the opportunity to witness the haute couture at the recently concluded India... (more...)

10,000-year-old elephant’s remains found in Mexic0

Mexico City, July 25 (IANS/EFE) — The skull and tusks of a 10,000-year-old elephant has been found in the central Mexican... (more...)

Birthday weeks spike hospital admissions for youths

Toronto, July 25 (IANS) — Meant for celebrating life, birthdays can today do more harm than good to young people. Researchers... (more...)

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Indian teen boy gets 232 teeth removed from “very rare” tumour in his jaw

VANCOUVER DESI A 17-year-old boy in India underwent a seven-hour long operation on Monday to have a whopping 232 teeth removed from a “very rare”…
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Indian minister criticizes ‘no-headgear’ rule after Sikh basketball players told to remove turbans during Asia Cup

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s sports minister has criticized the ‘no-headgear’ rule of basketball’s world body FIBA after two Sikh players on the…
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Tipsy British tourist asked to leave church after mistaking it for a disco

CEN AGENCY A tipsy British tourist had to be asked to leave a church in Crete where he started dancing after local kids told him…
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Will Israeli and Palestinian children ever find peace?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI The Israeli-Palestine conflict has been an ongoing struggle that began around the mid-20th Century. BBC UK has reported in the past…
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TASTE INDIA: Recipe for Lamb and Blueberry Rogan Josh

BC BLUEBERRY COUNCIL It’s blueberry season in B.C. again, and this year we’re expecting one of our province’s most bountiful crops yet. So heat things up…
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A Decision: How my dad’s story is Canada’s story

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao-tzu Two years ago this past Canada Day, my…
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It’s time for India to step-up

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Life of a woman… A daughter, a wife, a mother and a widow. Each stage is directly entwined to a male,…
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Commonwealth Games

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Sporting fans disappointed as Indian flag depicted upside down in Commonwealth Games promotional video

VANCOUVER DESI India is already making headlines as the Commonwealth Games officially kick off in Glasgow – but not for sporting-related reasons. In an official…
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Gallery: Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai at Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

VANCOUVER DESI Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attended the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014. Take a look at photos from the opening ceremony….
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Common Wealth Games 2014: Sanjita wins gold, Mirabai silver for India

IANS Glasgow – It was double delight for India as Manipuri girls Sanjita Khumukcham and Mirabai Chanu Saikhom won the gold and silver, respectively, in…
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Indian baby whose head swelled to three times its size smiling and laughing a year later (w/ photos)

VANCOUVER DESI A three-year-old girl in New Delhi who was given little chance of survival after her head swelled to three times its normal size…
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Former U.S. chief of medicine indicted for prescription fraud

IANS Washington  – A U.S. court has indicted a former chief of medicine of illegally running a prescription racket that led to the death of…
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Indian teen boy gets 232 teeth removed from “very rare” tumour in his jaw

VANCOUVER DESI A 17-year-old boy in India underwent a seven-hour long operation on Monday to have a whopping 232 teeth removed from a “very rare”…
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Dos and don’ts for pregnant women while travelling

IANS New Delhi – Expecting mothers with normal pregnancy are not prevented from travelling by airplane, train, four-wheelers, but they need to be cautious, says…
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A different kind of courtroom drama: Woman gives birth to baby girl in witness room

IANS London – A heavily-pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl in a court in Britain after going into labour in the witness room,…
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HIV epidemic

Number of people with HIV unchanged worldwide over the last two years: UNAIDS

United Nations claims it can stop epidemic by 2030 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually…
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Research fraud

Toronto doctor says it’s time to lock up research miscreants

MARGARET MUNRO VANCOUVER DESI A leading Toronto doctor has reignited debate over research fraud saying doctors and academics who fudge and fabricate data should be…
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Teenager undergoes rare spine disorder surgery, walks within couple of days

IANS Gurgaon – A 16-year old girl has successfully undergone a complex surgery for a spinal cord disorder at a hospital here, a doctor said…
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Roundtable highlights refugee health-care struggles due to government cutbacks

CLARE CLANCY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Every second Saturday, a small clinic in Toronto offers free medical care to anyone who needs it —…
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SFU’s bhangra study needs postmenopausal dancing women

SURREY NOW SURREY — Postmenopausal South Asian women are needed for a study on the impact of bhangra dancing on their health. Researchers at Simon…
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