Asia

Russia to develop friendly ties with all countries: Putin

Moscow, May 29 (IANS) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow was determined to develop friendly relationship... (more...)

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2 former Guantanamo detainees resettled in Uruguay are set to tie the knot with local women

By Leonardo Haberkorn And Peter Prengaman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Two former Guantanamo Bay detainees... (more...)

Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign, pledges to restore trust in FIFA amid scandals

By Graham Dunbar THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ZURICH — As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president... (more...)

UN votes to safeguard Iraq’s cultural heritage

New York, May 29 (IANS/AKI) — The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution to protect Iraq’s ancient... (more...)

Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign, pledges to restore trust in FIFA amid scandals

By Graham Dunbar THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ZURICH — As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president... (more...)

Man executed in China for rape of 26 minors

Beijing, May 28 (IANS) — A man in China’s Gansu province was executed on Thursday for the rape and sexual abuse... (more...)

Cameron backs calls for Blatter to quit

London, May 28 (IANS/EFE) — British Prime Minister David Cameron concurred on Thursday with requests for Sepp Blatter... (more...)

India monitoring Chinese Navy’s activities: Naval chief

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) — Indian Navy chief Admiral R.K. Dhowan on Thursday said India was “closely monitoring”... (more...)

Fast-growing Etihad Airways profit rises to $73M as airline accuses West of protectionism

By Adam Schreck THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates’... (more...)

Student Visa Day attracts over 4,000 at US missions

Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) — Over 4,000 Indian students who had applied for visas to pursue education in the United States... (more...)

Turkish coast guard rescues 192 migrants near Greece

Ankara, May 28 (IANS) — Turkish coast guards rescued 192 migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and Myanmar deserted on an... (more...)

Indigenisation, infrastructure in focus as Indian Navy commanders meet

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) — Indigenisation, building infrastructure in sync with the Indian Navy’s perspective... (more...)

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Men prefer brains over big breasts and long legs: Study

IANS London – What do men prefer, beauty or brains? According to a British evolutionary biologist, men prefer intelligence over big breasts and long legs…
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PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists

VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan. The spiritual…
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India’s tallest man spends his days in a cage-like structure posing for photos at an amusement park

VANCOUVER DESI Life is not easy for India’s tallest man Dharmendra Singh, who stands at 8-ft 1-inch, his height being the biggest barrier for his career and…
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It’s so hot in India right now the roads are literally melting

At least 1,100 dead in month-long heatwave THE ASSOCIATED PRESS & NATIONAL POST STAFF It’s so hot in India right now that the streets are…
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Blogs

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End Gang Life: Dial-a-doper is truly risky business

SGT. LINDSEY HOUGHTON SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. released brand new videos in the End Gang Life campaign. …
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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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Indian chef-recipes

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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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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Why lone kidney grows large when other is lost

IANS Washington – Scientists have given an explanation to why in case you end up with just one kidney, the lone organ gets bigger. When…
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South Asian people poor at managing diabetes

IANS London – Limited knowledge of diabetes and the belief that the state of their health is out of their control has led to poor…
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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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Consult a doctor even before you plan a baby

IANS New Delhi – For any married woman planning a baby years later, the right time to consult a doctor is now. Given the stress…
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