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Malaysian official slams article on MH370 pilot

Kuala Lumpur, Sep 20 (IANS) — Malaysian Foreign Affairs Minister Anifah Aman Saturday slammed an article claiming that... (more...)

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Four militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) — Four militants were killed Saturday by the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara... (more...)

Court frames defamation charge against Kejriwal

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) — A court here Saturday framed defamation charges against former Delhi chief minister Arvind... (more...)

Free British hostage, clerics appeal to IS

London, Sep 20 (IANS) — Two clerics from Britain have made a direct appeal to the Islamic State (IS) to free British... (more...)

Solar power-driven portable cold storage to prevent food wastage

Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) — In a pioneering step aimed at zero food wastage, a group of Indian engineers have designed... (more...)

Monali Thakur ecstatic to win best actress award in Washington

By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) — She’s more known for her singing. But Monali Thakur of “Sawaar... (more...)

Five killed in UP firecracker unit blast

Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) — Five people were killed and over a dozen injured when an explosion rocked a firecracker manufacturing... (more...)

New material to help develop super-fast computers

London, Sep 20 (IANS) — As the demand for faster computers continues to rise, replacing silicon with materials that... (more...)

Heritage status demanded for Vrindavan (Lead, correcting paras 5, 7)

By Brij Khandelwal Vrindavan (Uttar Prdesh), Sep 20 (IANS) — The world’s tallest Krishna temple under construction,... (more...)

BJP wins Chhattisgarh assembly by-poll

Raipur, Sep 20 (IANS) — The BJP’s Bhojraj Nag Saturday won the Antagarh assembly by-poll in Chhattisgarh. Nag... (more...)

Why BJP lost? No anti Gandhi anger to harvest (Comment: Special to IANS)

By Saeed Naqvi Recent by-election reverses for the BJP are early intimations of mortality for the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah... (more...)

Asian political parties conference begins in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sep 20 (IANS) — Representatives from 32 Asian countries have gathered here for the 8th General Assembly of... (more...)

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THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON — Supporters of a 65-year-old woman who was deported to her native Pakistan earlier this week have held a rally at…
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Customer finds fried rat mixed in pakoras at Indian railway snack kiosk

VANCOUVER DESI A snack kiosk at a railway station in Western India has been closed down after a customer found a fried rat mixed in…
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‘This isn’t lingerie football’: Vancouver Whitecaps video taken down (w/video)

DAN FUMANO VANCOUVER DESI After some fans and Internet commenters cried foul on a new online video promoting the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team, club management…
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Wedding invitations – the Do’s

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI You are cordially invited…. We request the honor of your presence… Please join us… It is so difficult to decide on…
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India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine? The latest idea someone has come…
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‘Angelina Effect’ makes more women test for breast cancer

IANS London – The ‘Angelina Effect’ has more than doubled the genetic counselling and testing for breast cancer risk among British women. The ‘Angelina Effect’…
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New vaccines can change India’s health battles: Melinda Gates

IANS New Delhi – Introduction of four new vaccines in India’s national immunization programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country’s…
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World’s first lab grown stem cells implanted

IANS Tokyo – Japanese researchers have successfully implanted lab-grown retinal tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) into a woman in her 70s – the…
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Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led…
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Lab-generated stem cells set for human trial in Japan

IANS Tokyo – In a major boost to stem cell research, a Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is set to become the first…
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Gene key to slowing ageing process identified

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated…
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E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine

IANS New York – Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in…
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Man who ate metal scraps lands in hospital after swallowing a powerful magnet

CEN AGENCY A hungry Indian man who ate metal bottle tops, nuts and bolts, and pieces of scrap metal after getting lost, severely injured himself…
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Man declared dead by hospital wakes up two days later

CEN AGENCY An Indian hospital who declared a man dead discovered he was actually still alive when police turned up an incredible two days later…
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International student in Ottawa launches campaign to raise money for new prosthetic leg

MEGHAN HURLEY OTTAWA CITIZEN A Carleton University PhD student from Malaysia has launched a fundraising campaign to replace his worn-out prosthetic leg. Selvan Mohan, 24, was born without a…
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South Surrey clinic places public ‘at risk,’ says document filed in Supreme Court

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI A South Surrey clinic has “placed members of the public at risk” by falsely claiming to be naturopathic doctors and administering…
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India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

VANCOUVER DESI India has created its own “desi” version of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has swept the globe. While the original icy cold…
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