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Twitter’s periscope now also available for Android users

New York, May 27 (IANS) — The wait for the Android users to use Periscope is finally over now as Twitter has also... (more...)

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20 detained in anti-terror raids in Istanbul

Istanbul, May 27 (IANS) — Turkish police detained at least 20 people in an anti-terror operation in Istanbul on Wednesday. The... (more...)

Myanmar Buddhists march against repatriation of Rohingya Muslims

Bangkok, May 27 (IANS/EFE) — Radical Buddhists from Myanmar, including monks, demonstrated on Wednesday in Yangon against... (more...)

Researchers propose new way to measure crowd count

London, May 27 (IANS) — Researchers at Warwick University have come up with a new method to estimate the size of a... (more...)

‘Montreal Protocol has helped slow ozone depletion’

London, May 27 (IANS) — Thanks to the Montreal Protocol, the ozone layer is in much better shape now than it would... (more...)

In a first, transgender appointed principal of West Bengal college in eastern India

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KOLKATA, India — India has for the first time appointed a transgender as the principal of a college,... (more...)

First part of semen most effective for conception

London, May 27 (IANS) — The fluid squirted during ejaculation is composed of various fragments and the sperm in the... (more...)

Government took away farmers’ land for corporates: Rahul

Thrissur (Kerala), May 27 (IANS) — Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday again lashed out at the Narendra... (more...)

Power deficit at record low in our one year: Minister

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) — India achieved its highest addition in power generation capacity in the past one year, leading... (more...)

Sensex down 23 points, auto stocks plunge

Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) — A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex) was... (more...)

Optimism over St. Lucia’s ability to host Commonwealth Youth Games

Castries (St. Lucia), May 27 (IANS) — Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive officer (CEO) David Grevemberg... (more...)

Two self-radicalised Singaporean youths arrested

Singapore, May 27 (IANS) — Two Singaporean youths have been detained for terrorism-related activities since April this... (more...)

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Media-savvy Narendra Modi’s one year in photos as India’s prime minister

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he completes one year in office. Modi is one of India’s most social…
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Surrey Shooting

‘This is really close to home’: Two cars exchange gunfire in Surrey neighbourhood

CHERYL CHAN VANCOUVER DESI Another bout of gunfire rocked a Surrey neighbourhood Sunday evening. Newton resident Doug Elford tweeted about hearing gunfire outside his home…
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Masturbation causes pregnant hands in afterlife, says Turkish preacher

HINDUSTAN TIMES An Islamic televangelist from Turkey has created a storm on social media by claiming that any man who masturbates will find his hands…
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Migrant women fear speaking out about sexual harassment in Florida’s farms

EMILIO J. LOPEZ IANS/EFE Miami – Women working on Florida’s farms, most of them undocumented immigrants, are constantly exposed to sexual harassment, workers’ rights activists…
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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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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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Pioneers

100 year journey

In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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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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Health Check

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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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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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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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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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