NRI/Diaspora

Go online for Kolkata rice bucket challenge

Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) — Are you ordering groceries online? Think about the underprivileged section of the society and... (more...)

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As UP battles power crisis-drought, Akhilesh flies off to Netherlands

Lucknow, Sep 1 (IANS) — Amid an unprecedented power crisis and a drought in the state, a high-level delegation led... (more...)

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B.C.’s Miss India Canada pageant contestant sues ex-boyfriend to pay for tuition for failed class after breakup

Miss India Canada conestant Roopam Plawn from Kamloops, B.C. Submitted/Vancouver Desi KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK KAMLOOPS — A... (more...)

Longtime Surrey politician and former mayor Bob Bose is pictured here near his south Surrey home on Monday, November 21, 2011. Jenelle Schneider/PNG

Former Surrey mayor Bob Bose backs Barinder Rasode, says no Surrey Matters slate coming

Longtime Surrey politician and former mayor Bob Bose is pictured here near his south Surrey home on Monday, November 21,... (more...)

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International student in Ottawa launches campaign to raise money for new prosthetic leg

Carleton University PhD student Selvan Mohan is trying to raise money to buy a a new prosthetic leg. James Park / Ottawa... (more...)

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South Surrey clinic places public ‘at risk,’ says document filed in Supreme Court

File photo: A nurse loads a syringe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI A South Surrey clinic... (more...)

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Zara withdraws children’s t-shirts that look like concentration camp uniforms

Zara has withdrawn these striped t-shirts with blue stripes and a star that resembles concentration camp uniforms. Twitter THE... (more...)

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City of Vancouver gives multicultural society the boot

John Halani, president of the Vancouver Multicultural Society is gearing up for their 40th anniversary in November but they... (more...)

Sushma meets Indian envoys, discusses India’s growing role in region

By Ranjana Narayan Hanoi, Aug 26 (IANS) — India’s growing role and relevance in the security architecture of... (more...)

Kerala to take up opening of UAE consulate

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 26 (IANS) — The Kerala government will take up the delay in opening a UAE consulate here as... (more...)

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A first for Surrey radio fans: English-language station will try to fill the good-news gap

The CRTC has awarded Surrey’s last available radio frequency to Sukhvinder Singh Badh’s South Fraser Broadcasting.... (more...)

Malaysian Hindu organisation asks India to address diaspora issues

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 25 (IANS) — Hindraf, a coalition of 30 Hindu non-governmental organisations in Malaysia, has asked... (more...)

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B.C. Supreme Court to decide if Kamloops Mountie watching women have sex in jail is a crime

THE CANADIAN PRESS KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A judge wants to hear arguments from lawyers about the legality of the charge against an RCMP corporal accused…
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Rice Bucket India poverty

India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

VANCOUVER DESI India has created its own “desi” version of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has swept the globe. While the original icy cold…
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Man proudly wears world’s largest turban weighing in at 100 pounds and 645 metres long unwrapped

VANCOUVER DESI A 60-year-old devout Sikh in northern India appears to be the proud owner of the world’s largest turban – weighing in at 100…
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Gallery: India prepares to welcome elephant-headed Lord Ganesha

VANCOUVER DESI Preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival marking the birth of the elephant-headed god, have taken off in India as Hindus prepare to welcome…
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Winter Weddings: Is it truly worth it?

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Don’t be surprised if you have received an invitation to a wedding in November or December.  Over the years, I have…
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Protest against criminlas contesting in elections. BBC News

How is it possible that a fifth of Indian politicians have criminal charges against them?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses the importance of politicians to come together to protect the women of India. According to the…
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Wedding Wonderland: The art of being a good host

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Hosting any party is a chore and a half but it’s a whole new ball game when it’s a wedding that…
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Chicken Soup for the Seoul: How our Korean vacation moved us (in more ways than one)

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “The most important thing in life is sincerity.” At least that’s what our Korean tour guide, SP, informed us via his…
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International student in Ottawa launches campaign to raise money for new prosthetic leg

MEGHAN HURLEY OTTAWA CITIZEN A Carleton University PhD student from Malaysia has launched a fundraising campaign to replace his worn-out prosthetic leg. Selvan Mohan, 24, was born without a…
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File photo: A nurse loads a syringe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody

South Surrey clinic places public ‘at risk,’ says document filed in Supreme Court

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI A South Surrey clinic has “placed members of the public at risk” by falsely claiming to be naturopathic doctors and administering…
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Rice Bucket India poverty

India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

VANCOUVER DESI India has created its own “desi” version of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has swept the globe. While the original icy cold…
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This April 7, 2014 file photo shows a Yemeni health worker giving a boy a polio vaccine during a house to house polio immunization campaign in Sanaa, Yemen. Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File

Best polio vaccine? Oral and injectable, used in tandem, new study says

HELEN BRANSWELL THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — For decades scientists have debated whether injectable or oral polio vaccine is the best option for trying to…
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I don’t think that obesity is a laughing matter: Doctor takes the comic route to teach Canadians about obesity

EDMONTON – Dr. Arya Sharma, one of the leading experts on obesity in Canada, doesn’t make fat jokes. But he still pokes fun at the…
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Eight-year-old Indian boy’s swollen hands are larger than his head

VANCOUVER DESI Kaleem, an eight-year-old Indian boy suffering from a mystery condition has puzzled doctors after his hands swelled to giant proportions and are larger…
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Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

VANCOUVER DESI In an unusual surgery, doctors in India removed the skeleton of an unborn baby from its mother’s womb after 36 years, the Press…
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Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in transit on her way to India

ADAM SCHRECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight to the United Arab Emirates capital of…
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8,000-year-old gene key to Tibetans’ high altitude adaptation, study finds

IANS Washington – In a major breakthrough, US researchers have found a genetic cause – a single DNA base pair change that dates back 8,000…
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Female doctor who alleged torture by a patient’s relatives for delivering stillborn baby boy made it up to get boyfriend back

CEN AGENCY Mexican police say the alleged torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead never existed and that the female victim made…
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Health-Ebola

Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

IANS/EFE Toronto – Canada has said it will donate to the World Health Organisation (WHO) up to 1,000 doses of an experimental vaccine against the…
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Doctor-violence-Mexico

Female doctor brutally tortured and left to die after delivering stillborn baby boy

CEN AGENCY Torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead are believed to be relatives of a woman whose baby was delivered stillborn…
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