India

Shanbaug rape accused was living a ‘normal’ life in a UP village

Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) — The rape accused in the nurse Aruna Shanbaug case, Sohan Lal Bharti Valmiki, has been living... (more...)

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Missing NRI hotelier murdered in Punjab, body not found

Chandigarh, May 30 (IANS) — Punjab Police on Saturday clarified that British hotelier of Indian origin Ranjit Singh... (more...)

Ballabhgarh riot victims blame local SHO, says NCM report

By Anuradha Mukherjee New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) — Riot-hit Muslim villagers in Ballabhgarh’s Atali Village in... (more...)

Heat wave unabated in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, May 30 (IANS) — Himachal Pradesh continued to sizzle on Saturday and recorded a maximum temperature of 41.7... (more...)

Strong quake off Japan

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) — A high-intensity earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale occurred in the sea off the... (more...)

Cabinet approves India-Bangladesh agreement on coastal shipping

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) — The union cabinet on Saturday approved the agreement on coastal shipping between India and... (more...)

No respite from heat wave in Maharashtra

Mumbai/Nagpur, May 30 (IANS) — There was no relief from the heat wave sweeping parts of Vidarbha and Marathwada regions... (more...)

Woman burnt alive for opposing husband’s affair

Patna, May 30 (IANS) — A woman was allegedly burnt alive after she objected to her husband’s extra-marital affair... (more...)

Cabinet decision on land ordinance insult to parliament: Congress

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) — The Congress on Saturday condemned the government’s decision to recommend re-promulgation... (more...)

Weekslong summer heat wave eases in parts of southern India after killing nearly 2,000 people

By Omer Farooq THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HYDERABAD, India — Showers and thunderstorms in parts of southern India on Saturday... (more...)

‘China violently crushing protests by Tibetan nomads’

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) — China has been “violently crushing” all peaceful protests by Tibetan nomads... (more...)

Cabinet approves MoU with Bangladesh on trafficking

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) — The cabinet on Saturday approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh on... (more...)

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

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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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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

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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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Canadian pediatricians recommend letting 22-week-old preemies die. Should doctors try to save the tiny newborns?

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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

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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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