Bangladesh

Fishing boat carrying migrants to Malaysia sinks off Bangladesh coast, about 20 people missing

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — A fishing boat carrying migrants to Malaysia capsized Thursday... (more...)

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Fishing boat carrying migrants to Malaysia sinks off Bangladesh coast, about 20 people missing

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Officials say a fishing boat carrying migrants to Malaysia... (more...)

Fishing boat carrying migrants to Malaysia sinks off Bangladesh coast, about 20 people missing

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Officials say a fishing boat carrying migrants to Malaysia... (more...)

Bangladeshi trawler with 100 on board sinks, many rescued

Dhaka, Jan 29 (IANS) — A Bangladeshi trawler with over a hundred people on board sank in the Bay of Bengal Thursday... (more...)

Forced conversion in Bengal, claims Trinamool; VHP denies (Third Lead)

Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) — West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress Wednesday claimed that over 100 Christians were... (more...)

Burdwan blast: Four JMB men nabbed for running terror camps

Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) — Four Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militants, who were running terror camps in West... (more...)

Bangladesh Inc. request PM, opposition to settle political crisis

Dhaka, Jan 28 (IANS) — The Bangladesh business community Wednesday urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition... (more...)

Bharat Rang Mahotsav to ‘break borders’ with theatre performances

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) — The Bharat Rang Mahotsav – the National School of Drama’s annual theatre festival... (more...)

Burdwan blast: Four JMB militants nabbed for running terror camps

Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) — Four militants of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), who were responsible for running... (more...)

Burdwan blast: NIA arrests four more accused

Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) — The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Wednesday arrested four more accused from various... (more...)

Focus on Afghanistan, not Kashmir, India and Pakistan urged

By Vikas Datta Jaipur, Jan 28 (IANS) — Afghanistan, not Kashmir, can be the issue for India and Pakistan to resume... (more...)

Seven books penned by Mamata released at Kolkata book fair inauguration

Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) — Seven books penned by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee were released at the 39th... (more...)

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Raise your hand, send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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Indian spectators watch as a float carrying a sign that reads "Congratulations! It's a Baby Girl" passes by during the Indian Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2015. The float represented India's Ministry of Women and Child Development.  An estimated 26 million babies are born anually in India, a country considered to be one of the worst places to be born a girl because of a societal 'gender gap' that favours boys and preferences for male children.  ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

India’s Supreme Court bans online advertisements for pre-birth sex tests

VANCOUVER DESI India’s Supreme Court has ordered Internet giants Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to block all advertisements for pre-birth tests that determine a child’s gender,…
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American Punjabi rapper feels at home in Vancouver

Collaborative hip hop and artistic group Char Bagh set to play the PuSh Festival on Saturday   LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI California-based MC and artist…
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File photo: Sikhs gather in Surrey April 2014 to celebrate Vaisakhi. Nick Procaylo/PNG

New study finds most Americans know nothing about Sikhism

ARUN KUMAR IANS Washington  – Although more than half a million Sikhs live in the U.S., a majority of Americans are unaware of what Sikhism…
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Blogs

Bobby Singh

Spice Sports: Football Champion Bobby Singh – On & Off The Field

GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI TUNE IN TO SPICE SPORTS, M-F, 5-7PM ON SPICE RADIO 1200AM Former BC Lion Bobby Singh was in…
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Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Chanakya & Machiavelli would say to Indians: It is strictly business – stop the fawning

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Had Chanakya or Machiavelli, his more recent incarnation, been alive today they would have declared that in Washington and…
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Speaking to the Burnaby Board of Trade

How Business Fits in the Public Education Puzzle: My “Rubik’s Cube Speech” to the Burnaby Board of Trade

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI On Thursday, January 22, the Burnaby Board of Trade hosted its annual Local Government Reception at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby….
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Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Delhi Elections: Bedi Says a Leaders’ Debate is a Tamasha (Circus)! Really?

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Voters of Delhi: Beware of the undemocratic proclivities of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Ms. Kiran Bedi the former…
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Health Check

A woman fills a syringe as she prepares to give herself an injection of insulin at her home in Commerce, Calif., April 29, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Reed Saxon

Type 2 diabetes surpasses Type 1 in youth, especially South Asians: B.C. study

CAMILLE BAINS THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — A British Columbia study suggests Type 2 diabetes has drastically increased among young people, with the highest number…
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Indian Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor  poses for a photograph during the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) season five in Mumbai on January 10, 2015. STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Anil Kapoor says he exercises six days a week

IANS New Delhi  – Actor-filmmaker Anil Kapoor says he exercises six days a week and recalls the time he’d cycle to the set location –…
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FILE PHOTO: A nine-year-old Palestinian girl  suffering from scoliosis sits as her mother shows her back x-ray as she is treated by U.S. pediatric orthopedic surgeon Hugh Watts (L) February 18, 2004 at Al-Quds hospital, in Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images

Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

IANS Mumbai  – A seven-year-old girl in Mumbai suffering from Scoliosis is the first in Western India to successfully undergo a new and revolutionary procedure…
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Desi-weird news

Baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ gets round-the-clock care at Indian hospital (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI A six-day-old baby is being given “round-the-clock” care in an Indian hospital after his mother claimed the boy spontaneously combusted, according to Britain’s…
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Sharon Nordstrom. Submitted photo.

Saskatoon woman snared in alleged fraudulent MS trial held in India

JONATHAN CHARLTON THE STARPHOENIX Sharon Nordstrom feels ashamed for participating in a $38,000 multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment in India that was not all it was…
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Indian scientists design morphine replacement for pain therapy

SAHANA GHOSH IANSKolkata – In a breakthrough that could impact the blurring realms of pain and pleasure, Indian scientists have designed a potential morphine replacement,…
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health check-child care

Researchers advise pregnant women to limit exposure to receipts and plastic

MARGARET MUNRO POSTMEDIA NEWS Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts as the ubiquitous bits of paper…
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Sex show

New Pakistani TV show focuses on sex, a topic once considered taboo in the religiously conservative country

ADIL JAWAD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — In religiously conservative Pakistan, a television call-in advice show is tackling an issue rarely discussed in public:…
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science-early childhood education

The influence of speech on toddlers

IANS New York – Talking to your toddlers could help strengthen their capacities to learn and succeed later in life, a research has revealed. Infants…
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Vancouver doctors find vial of urine hidden in patient’s rectum (with photos)

TOM BLACKWELL NATIONAL POST Vancouver doctors investigating a patient’s mysterious abdominal complaints were stunned to discover a vial of urine hidden inside his rectum, an…
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