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Falling oil prices may spur Modi for more reforms (Comment)

By Saroj Mohanty One single international development that has not received the kind of play it deserves in the Indian media... (more...)

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Vitamin B12 could detoxify pollutants

London, Oct 20 (IANS) — Looking at how certain organisms manage to lower the toxicity of pollutants, researchers have... (more...)

Election results shocker for Congress, likely to impact its revival

By Prashant Sood New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) — The results of the Haryana and Maharashtra assembly polls came as a shocker... (more...)

‘More electricity access in India entailed small climate impact’

London, Oct 20 (IANS) — Brushing aside apprehensions about India’s growing energy consumption, researchers have... (more...)

Stop creating fake profiles to nab criminals: Facebook

New York, Oct 20 (IANS) — Social networking site Facebook has asked the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to... (more...)

Maharashtra leaves BJP wondering

Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) — The BJP is caught in a cleft-stick, thanks to a fractured mandate in the Maharashtra assembly... (more...)

Presidential visit helps India establish presence in key Arctic region

By Ranjana Narayan New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) — With the resource-rich Arctic region becoming the focus of heightened... (more...)

New Zealand parliament holds its first session after polls

Wellington, Oct 20 (IANS) — New Zealand’s 51st Parliament Monday held its first sitting since last month’s... (more...)

No ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Oct 20 (IANS) — There has been no ceasefire violation on the border in Jammu and Kashmir for the past one day,... (more...)

Japan’s justice minister quits

Tokyo, Oct 20 (IANS) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday accepted the resignation of Justice Minister Midori... (more...)

India lagging behind in medical research: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said India is lagging behind in the field of medical... (more...)

US airdrop arms, aid to Kurdish fighters in Kobane

Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) — US military has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters... (more...)

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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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Vancouver Desi

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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Diwali organizer inspired by memories of Mumbai revelry

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver’s Rohit Chokhani can still recall his childhood in Mumbai when Indian streets would light up with fireworks and life would…
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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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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS CENTER BLOG: Understanding Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “To heal an addiction, you first need to recognize the destructive patterns of conditioned behavior that are dominating your life. When…
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Cineplex Free Movies October 18, 2014

Coupon Queen: Cineplex hosts free movies on Saturday, October 18

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI This Saturday, Cineplex Entertainment is inviting Canadian families to enjoy a morning of free movies at their local theatre to…
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Karvachauth Mehndi

Karva Chauth: To fast for a man or a celebration of womanhood?

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Recently, I was having tea and snacks with a dear friend getting married next year.   She was a bit frazzled…
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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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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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medical simulation

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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