India

Committed to stronger relationship with Malaysia: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday reiterated India’s commitment to work for strengthening... (more...)

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Bengali folk rock, rap highlights of Kolkata youth fest

Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) — An eclectic mix of Bengali folk music with a modern twist, Bengali rap and a dash of ‘Swatantrata... (more...)

Himachal to make Bharat Scouts and Guides compulsory

Shimla, Oct 21 (IANS) — Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh announced Tuesday that the state would make... (more...)

India closely monitoring IS, Al Qaeda activities: NSA

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) — National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, in his very first public interaction, Tuesday said... (more...)

CBI files revised closure report in Birla coal block case

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) — The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday filed a detailed and comprehensive revised... (more...)

File medical records of ex-MP’s wife, court tells AIIMS

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) — A court here Tuesday asked the AIIMS medical superintendent to file all the medical records... (more...)

Gold is glittering this Dhanteras (Roundup)

New Delhi/ Chennai/ Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) — Gold is glittering this Dhanteras as jewellers are experiencing good sales... (more...)

Dhanteras pushes demand for mobikes, cars in Bihar

Patna, Oct 21 (IANS) — Craze for two- and four-wheelers in Bihar is such that many people have made booking for their... (more...)

Nepal vows new safety rules for trekkers after deaths of 43 killed in blizzard, avalanches

By Binaj Gurubacharya THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KATMANDU, Nepal – Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve... (more...)

British couple found dead in Agra hotel

Agra, Oct 21 (IANS) — Bodies of a British couple were found in a hotel room early Tuesday, police said adding that... (more...)

Club of Rome meet to ensure food for all

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) — Top agri-scientists, economists, bureaucrats and political leaders, meeting under the aegis... (more...)

N.B.’s new premier to oilpatch: support for Energy East has not wavered

By Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY – New Brunswick’s new premier said Monday he’s looking to assure... (more...)

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Most South Asians and Chinese in B.C. have faced discrimination based on ethnicity

A quarter reported experiencing moderate or significant amounts of discrimination DOUGLAS TODD VANCOUVER DESI  Stereotyping. Verbal harassment. Poor customer service. Workplace unfairness. Exclusion from dating….
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MINOR ATACKED

False confession leads police to arrest new suspect in sexual assault of 9-year-old Surrey girl

FRANK LUBA VANCOUVER DESI A man who confessed to the sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl in Surrey has been released and a 28-year-old man…
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Dilwali Fest

Diwali Fest kicks off with IndiGlam fashion-fusion show (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI It was a classic mother-daughter argument that propelled Surrey’s Raji Khaira into a career of fashion design. Khaira, 25, grew up…
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Vancouver Desi

Canada Place caught the eye of man who builds models in chalk (w/gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Jagdeep Singh Bihal moved to Vancouver from India two years ago and did some sightseeing around the city,  it was…
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A look at the long and treacherous history behind today’s Diwali celebrations

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  History is full of treacheries and conspiracies. There is one in the family of Dashratha, the mighty king of Ayodhya. He…
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Harnoor Gill is all set to promote the World Vision’s Gift Catalogue campaign.

How to help World Vision this holiday season

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI World Vision is an organization that I happen to be a Youth Ambassador of and it is my joy to be…
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Pink Chai Living: Preserving the food culture of India with traditional cooking

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI This week I’m bringing back ‘ghar ka khana’ (homemade food). Let’s make cooking traditional foods cool again. For the last few…
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Acid Attack

Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment?

Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment? In the recent weeks it has been claimed a number of vigilantes , in the city of…
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Health Check

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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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World Health Organization

Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
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Bollywood

Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

IANS Mumbai – Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken…
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Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

RUPESH DUTTA IANS  New Delhi – With India facing a grave shortage of cadavers in medical institutions to train its doctors, surgical simulation – replacing…
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Assisted dying

British Columbians support doctor-assisted death: polls

TIFFANY CRAWFORD POSTMEDIA NEWS A new poll says 87 per cent of British Columbians support assisted dying, while across Canada 84 per cent of respondents…
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Surrey doctor suspended for improper conduct with female patient

IAN AUSTIN VANCOUVER DESI A Surrey doctor has been suspended for up to three months for improper conduct with a female patient. The College of…
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