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Tripura chief minister denies involvement in chit funds

Agartala, March 31 (IANS) — Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday denied his government’s involvement... (more...)

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Pakistani officials arrive in Saudi Arabia to assess Yemen coalition

By Asif Shahzad THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD — Senior Pakistani officials arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to assess... (more...)

Yemen situation should not turn into Shia-Sunni conflict: Russia

Moscow, March 31 (IANS) — Moscow cannot allow the situation in Yemen to turn into an open conflict between the Arabs... (more...)

Himachal shrine gets offerings of Rs.34 crore

Shimla, March 31 (IANS) — The popular Hindu shrine of Chintpurni in Himachal Pradesh last year received cash offerings... (more...)

India-Japan to focus on maritime security

Tokyo, March 31 (IANS) — India and Japan on Tuesday agreed to enhance bilateral defence and security cooperation, including... (more...)

Cross introduces leather accessories in India

Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) — Global stationery and accessories maker Cross is introducing leather accessories in India... (more...)

UN welcomes Myanmar’s historic ceasefire agreement

Yangon, March 31 (IANS) — The UN on Tuesday welcomed the historic signing of a draft nationwide ceasefire agreement... (more...)

Facebook ‘logs’ into sprawling, garden-roofed office

New York, March 31 (IANS) — The 2,800-strong Facebook workforce has another reason to press the ‘like’... (more...)

Swine flu toll rises to 22 in Himachal

Shimla, March 31 (IANS) — The toll due to swine flu rose to 22 in Himachal Pradesh, Health Minister Kaul Singh said... (more...)

Gujarat assembly again passes controversial anti-terror bill

Gandhinagar, March 31 (IANS) — Amid strong protests and a walkout by the opposition Congress, the Gujarat legislative... (more...)

Who can predict Rahul’s return, asks Javedekar

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) — One can predict a solar and lunar eclipse but not when Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi... (more...)

China’s plantations project reverses global forest loss

Melbourne, March 31 (IANS) — In heartening news for environmentalists, the total amount of vegetation globally has... (more...)

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Underarm incident recalled as Australia-New Zealand rivalry rekindles in World Cup final

STEVE MCMORRAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Relations between New Zealand and Australia at a political level have regained their natural cordiality in the…
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Clarke’s Australians prepare to take on unpopular role in the World Cup final vs New Zealand

JOHN PYE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Win or lose, Michael Clarke and his Australian teammates are probably going to be portrayed as the…
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Youth cut his tongue as sacrifice at an Indian temple for nation’s cricket victory

IANS Chennai – In a senseless act, a cricket crazy youth in Tamil Nadu offered the tip of his tongue as a sacrifice at a…
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Teenager shoots himself after father bans Facebook chat

IANS Lucknow - A 14-year-old boy shot himself Thursday after his father reprimanded him for chatting too often on social networking site Facebook, police said. The…
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Simplify Your Space for Spring

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “There exists within each of us a natural state of simple and open awareness in which we feel happy, light, and…
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Calling all Tabla students, teachers and artists to Surrey

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI  Pandit Yogesh Samsi will be conducting a 4-day Tabla workshop series from March 30 to April 2 and a Solo table concert on…
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Ready, Set, Fundraise!

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI A fitness goal is unlike any other goal in this world and it’s a goal in life that almost everyone strives…
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Whitest Brown Guy: Not your typical Hockey Dad

RANDY SANGHA VANCOUVER DESI So here I am at the tail of end of the ice hockey season.  No, not those guys…what are they called,…
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Health Check


When my life was interrupted by cancer

HINDUSTAN TIMES As Benjamin Franklin pointed out, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. The latter comes as a grim reminder every…
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Woman goes into labour on board Qatar Airways flight, gives birth before emergency landing

THE CANADIAN PRESS The passenger load on a Qatar Airways flight grew by one when a woman went into labour and delivered her baby before…
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Measles alert issued in Vancouver

VANCOUVER DESI Travellers aboard an Air China flight to Vancouver may have been exposed to the measles virus, say local health officials. Vancouver Coastal Health…
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Popular artificial sweetener may treat aggressive cancers

IANS New York – Once considered as a possible carcinogen, the artificial sweetener saccharin could actually lead to the development of drugs capable of combating…
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‘She cut me.… I’m pregnant’: Police release woman’s 911 call after unborn baby ‘removed’ from womb

WASHINGTON POST A 26-year-old pregnant woman in Colorado, spotting a Craigslist ad for baby clothes, drove to the home of the woman who placed the…
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Wealth behind decline in number of reproducing males

IANS New York – Researchers have discovered a dramatic decline in genetic diversity in male lineages four to eight thousand years ago — likely the…
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‘We should be eating things that taste good’

Vancouver doctor says scientific evidence supports eating whatever you like RICHARD WATTS TIME COLONIST Dr. John Sloan, a B.C. family doctor, treats his coffee like…
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Inspired Life: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time

WASHINGTON POST In residency, there’s a saying: The days are long, but the years are short. In neurosurgical training, the day usually began a little…
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Indian doctors use glue to fix patient’s bleeding lung

IANS New Delhi – A 60-year-old patient suffering from massive hemoptysis underwent a rare treatment process in which his blood vessel was fixed with a…
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Want in vitro treatment? Must vow you have had lots and lots of sex first

THE CANADIAN PRESS Quebec women who want government-financed in vitro fertilization will have to sign a statement saying they have been sexually active for a…
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