North America

US accidentally sent live anthrax to nine states, South Korea

Seoul/Washington, May 28 (IANS) — The US Armed Forces accidentally sent live samples of anthrax to laboratories in... (more...)

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CONMEBOL disavows corruption, backs FBI’s investigation

Buenos Aires, May 28 (IANS) — Decrying “any acts of corruption” in world soccer, the South American apex... (more...)

FIFA scandal: World media bays for Blatter’s blood

Washington/London, May 28 (IANS) — Following the arrest of seven FIFA officials in Switzerland on Wednesday on corruption... (more...)

Indians marginal polluters, so why cut coal? (Special to IANS) (First of a three-part series)

By Amit Bhandari Mumbai, May 28 (IANS/IndiaSpend) — India’s development dilemma centres around a basic calculation:... (more...)

In Yaduveer, erstwhile Mysuru kingdom gets new king

By Fakir Balaji Mysuru (Karnataka), May 28 (IANS) — Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja, the 22-year-old adopted heir to... (more...)

Southern US flood toll rises to 23

Washington, May 28 (IANS) — Rescue teams working in areas most affected by storms and floods in the southern US states... (more...)

Journalists should adhere to ‘strict neutrality, impartiality’ to ensure protection, says India

By Arul Louis United Nations, May 28 (IANS) — Journalists should “maintain strict neutrality and impartiality”... (more...)

Organizers say Women’s World Cup won’t be tarnished despite FIFA corruption charges

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The ongoing FIFA corruption scandal won’t tarnish the Women’s World Cup, say... (more...)

Following arrest of 7 FIFA officials, sponsors of world soccer body urged to press for change

By Pan Pylas THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — FIFA’s sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure... (more...)

Soccer officials indicted in US corruption probe; 2018, 2022 World Cup votes also scrutinized

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ZURICH — The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption... (more...)

THE LATEST: English Football Association chairman says Blatter must leave job

ZURICH — The Latest on FIFA developments: —— 12:50 a.m. (0050 GMT, 6:50 p.m. EDT.) The chairman of the... (more...)

Organizers say Women’s World Cup won’t be tarnished despite FIFA corruption charges

THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The ongoing FIFA corruption scandal won’t tarnish the Women’s World Cup, say... (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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NRI-DESI-DEPORTATION

‘Stateless’ man argues deportation to India before Court of Appeal

TOM SPEARS OTTAWA CITIZEN Deepan Budlakoti, born and raised in Canada, has no citizenship anywhere. But that doesn’t make him “stateless,” a lawyer for Citizenship…
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Media-savvy Narendra Modi’s one year in photos as India’s prime minister

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he completes one year in office. Modi is one of India’s most social…
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Desi cop viral video

Video shows a young cop being thrashed by four men for drinking on duty

VANCOUVER DESI A video clip showing a cop being beaten up for drinking on duty in India is going viral, according to newswire Press Trust of…
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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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Indian chef-recipes

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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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Finding the Mother Within

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Everyone is born from a mother. And, even if individuals are separated from their biological mothers after birth, ideally they receive…
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Pioneers

100 year journey

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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football-100year journey

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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Health Check

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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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Consult a doctor even before you plan a baby

IANS New Delhi – For any married woman planning a baby years later, the right time to consult a doctor is now. Given the stress…
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The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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