India

Government tables GST bill in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) — The government Friday initiated legislation for the much awaited reform of the indirect... (more...)

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India warns of trans-border terror threats to Afghanistan, elsewhere

By Arul Louis United Nations, Dec 19 (IANS) — As the UN-mandated international combat mission in Afghanistan enters... (more...)

More and more Indians travelling alone: Expert

Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) — More and more Indians are opting to travel alone as information dissemination has improved,... (more...)

Sri Lankan opposition presidential candidate vows domestic inquiry into alleged war crimes

By Bharatha Mallawarachi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s main opposition presidential candidate... (more...)

Court acquits ex-MP in rape case

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) — A court here Friday acquitted former MP Dhananjay Singh of the charges of raping and criminally... (more...)

Indian Terrain to raise Rs.75 crore

Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) — Tamil Nadu-based fashion brand Indian Terrain will raise funds to the tune of Rs.75 crore through... (more...)

‘You need driving licence, tourist permit? Everything can be done’ (IANS Investigation)

By Rajnish Singh New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) — Thousands of motor vehicle drivers across India don’t have appropriate... (more...)

Image of Asia: Tiny Jewish community in Myanmar celebrates Hanukkah

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In this photo by Khin Maung Win, members of a tiny Jewish community in Myanmar’s largest city... (more...)

‘Diaspora can help Indian brands go global’

Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) — The diaspora has an important role to play in helping Indian companies make a “solid... (more...)

Punj Lloyd gets nod for defence sector foray

Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) — Indian engineering and construction major Punj Lloyd informed the National Stock Exchange Friday... (more...)

Muslim chamber wins award for opposing cow slaughter

Aligarh, Dec 19 (IANS) — A Muslim organisation here will get an award from a Jodhpur-based NGO for opposing cow slaughter. The... (more...)

Sri Lankan opposition presidential candidate vows domestic inquiry into alleged war crimes

By Bharatha Mallawarachi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s main opposition presidential candidate... (more...)

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‘MTV Roadies’ now lifestyle for youth, says Rannvijay Singh

IANS Kolkata – Popular video jockey-turned-actor Rannvijay Singh Thursday spoke about the originality of reality TV show “MTV Roadies”, and said the series has become…
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TALIBAN ATTACK

Pakistani Taliban school attack: ‘I’ll never forget the boots approaching me… I felt death was approaching me’

ASHFAQ YUSUFZAI, HARRIET ALEXANDER And RICHARD SPENCER THE DAILY TELEGRAPH PESHAWAR/LONDON — The attack was meticulously planned and, once the Taliban had decided that even…
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Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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No hope for deported Pakistani woman to return to Saskatoon as Ottawa closes case

THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON — The lawyer for a woman deported to Pakistan says there is no hope left that she will be allowed to…
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Blogs

8th Annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive collects over 3500 toys!

Victor Ghirra’s giving spirit is alive and well with help from the Benevolent Brotherhood Society, Ghirra family, the Co-operators Insurance agencies and Vancity Credit Union…
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Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

Recipe: Perfect for Hanukkah – Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

VANCOUVER DESI – JESSIE LEHAIL Sigh….these Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes are good. They’re very, very good. So don’t attempt them unless you’re willing to deal…
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How to deal with Stress

Successfully handling stress during the ‘Holiday Season’

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI For many people, the holidays can be stressful. The expectation that the season is one of joy, when we may not…
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Ooey Gooey Cheesy Butter Chicken Sauce Bread

Recipe: Ooey Gooey Cheesy Butter Chicken Sauce Bread

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI I love a food mash up. The idea of throwing two good things together to make a new wonderful thing, always…
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Health Check

Ageless skin-beauty-anti-ageing

Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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How old do you feel? The answer might help predict your death: Study

LINDSEY TANNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – How old do you feel? Think carefully — the answer might help predict how much longer you’ll live….
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Is Vancouver ruining yoga? India thinks so (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouverites have a passion for yoga. Studios have become as commonplace as coffee shops and sushi joints in the city, but…
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Drinking from chemical-laden cans may raise BP

IANS Seoul – Think again before you pick up that can from the department store for your favourite food or drink for it may lead…
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FAILED CATARACT SURGERIES

At least 24 poor, elderly patients go blind after free cataract surgery in north India

CHONCHUI NGASHANGVA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Authorities ordered an investigation Friday after at least 24 poor and elderly people went blind following cataract…
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20 Pakistani children infected with HIV after blood transfusions

VANCOUVER DESI Nearly 20 children in Pakistan have tested positive for HIV after receiving blood transfusions, an international news agency has reported. According to Reuters,…
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Don’t ignore cancer symptoms

IANS London – Perhaps driven by fear, people often prefer to dismissing potential warning signs of cancer, thereby putting their lives at risk, says a…
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An Indian family’s strange wedding gift request: Pledge to donate blood and organs

VANCOUVER DESI Instead of the traditional gold and valuables, a Gujarati wedding on Sunday issued a strange gift request – for guests to donate blood…
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Looking forward to that nappuccino? Myths about noon nap busted

IANS London – It is often believed that an afternoon nap can do a body good. But there are people who are not convinced with…
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Surrey Memorial tops surgical wait times exceeding one year, could be fined for backlog of bookings

ADRIAN MACNAIR SURREY NOW  METRO VANCOUVER — Fraser Health could face $2.5 million in fines over a backlog of surgical wait times in hospitals across the…
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