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Anglo-Indian member nominated to Telangana assembly

Hyderabad, Oct 30 (IANS) — Elvis Stephenson, a member of Anglo-Indian community, has been nominated a member of the... (more...)

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Bajrang Dal calls Assam shutdown Friday

Guwahati, Oct 30 (IANS) — Hindu group Bajrang Dal called a 12-hour shutdown in Assam Friday to demand immediate arrest... (more...)

Indian American duo charged in $5.8 mn debit card scam

Newark, Oct 30 (IANS) — Two Indian Americans have been charged with conspiring to extort victims to load prepaid debit... (more...)

Government to promote Patel; Indira Gandhi sidelined

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) — The government is all set to celebrate in a big way the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai... (more...)

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Bank customer flees after snake found sleeping by ATM machine

Cobra Found Sleeping By Cashpoint Machine ◄ Back Next ► ◄ Back Next... (more...)

Britain holds out hope for Eurofighter winning over France’s Rafale

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) — Britain Thursday held out hope that the European consortium could bag the multibillion Indian... (more...)

TN Congress chief Gnanadesikan quits

Chennai, Oct 30 (IANS) — Tamil Nadu Congress president B.S. Gnanadesikan Thursday resigned to enable the leadership... (more...)

Education key to ending child labour: Nobel laureate Satyarthi

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) — Nobel laureate and child rights champion Kailash Satyarthi Thursday said governments around... (more...)

To cut costs, government bars first class air travel for officials

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) — Calling for cutting expenditure, given the current state of the Indian economy and state... (more...)

Noted activist against legalizing prostitution

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) — Legalizing prostitution will lead to commodification of women’s bodies and encourage... (more...)

Tribunal asks DLF to specify fund-requirement plan

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) — The Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) Thursday asked realty major DLF to file an affidavit... (more...)

Violence after Tamil fishermen sentenced to death in Colombo

Chennai, Oct 30 (IANS) — Violence erupted in coastal Tamil Nadu Thursday after a Sri Lankan court sentenced five Indian... (more...)

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Surrey named among World’s Smart21 Communities of 2015

VANCOUVER DESI SURREY, B.C. – The Intelligent Community Forum has named the City of Surrey as one of the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2015. As one…
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Elephant crushes woman to death at India’s nature reserve

CEN AGENCY A school teacher was crushed to death by an elephant when it knocked her over with its trunk and then stood on her….
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Surrey Six murders: Allegations of weekend sex party, ‘sordid’ affair between investigator and potential witness rock case

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI The Surrey Six case heard details Tuesday of allegations of sexual improprieties involving a second senior RCMP officer. When charges were…
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Jian Ghomeshi’s CBC lawsuit is hopeless — even if he’s telling the truth

HOWARD LEVITT FINANCIAL POST Jian Ghomeshi’s $50-million lawsuit against the CBC has everything to do with strategy and PR — but nothing to do with…
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EVENT: Halloween Party the Stress Free Way

EVENT:  the only no cover Halloween party where costumes are optional and great food and beverages have been reduced to $5 and $6.  A party…
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Significance of Toran and Rangoli

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI  Hello! Last week, Indians across the globe celebrated a festival called Diwali.  Although the festival itself has no significance to weddings, there…
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BC Lions & Van Whitecaps Heading to Playoffs!

Spice Sports: B.C. Lions, Vancouver Whitecaps headed to playoffs

GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI It was an awesome weekend for sports in B.C. The Canucks began a three-game home stand at Rogers…
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Raita Biscuits

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI I started this year with a goal to become a better runner and train for a marathon. For me it was…
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Health Check

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Parents of six-year-old girl ‘horrified’ after botched vaccination exposes her to HIV

GORDON MCINTYRE VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old girl is in danger of having contacted HIV after a routine vaccination went awry in Fort St. James earlier…
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Have nuts, fruits to lower stroke risk

IANS New York – Eating diets rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, poultry and fish combined with physical activity and keeping your…
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WHO-health

Pakistan detects 3 more polio cases, bringing total to 220 as world marks awareness day

MUNIR AHMED THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number…
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Australian surgeons successfully transplant ‘dead’ heart

IANS Sydney – Australian surgeons said Friday that they have made a major breakthrough by making a dead heart beat again and successfully using it…
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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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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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