South America

Pranab greets Guyana on independence day

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) — President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday greeted the government and the people of Guyana on... (more...)

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Argentine president receives threat from IS

Buenos Aires, May 25 (IANS/EFE) — Argentine police and prosecutors are investigating a threatening email sent to Argentine... (more...)

How goats, chicken have lifted households out of poverty (Special to IANS)

By Prachi Salve New delhi, May 25 (IANS/IndiaSpend) — Some interventions in day-to-day living have led to a 15 percent... (more...)

A look at Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s first cabinet

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A look at Alberta’s NDP cabinet sworn in Sunday: Rachel Notley (Edmonton Strathcona) Premier,... (more...)

President greets Argentina on eve of its national day

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) — President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday extended greetings to the government and people of... (more...)

IS projects scenario of attacking US with nuke from Pakistan

Washington, May 23 (IANS) — The Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical outfit has projected a scenario in which it launches... (more...)

207 giant turtles to be released in the Galapagos

Quito (Equador), May 23 (IANS) — Administrators at Ecuador’s Galapagos National Park said 207 giant turtles will... (more...)

Today in History – May 29

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for May 29: On this date: In 526, Antioch, in present-day Turkey, was struck... (more...)

Today in History – May 26

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for May 26: On this date: In 735, Bede the Venerable, known as the father of... (more...)

Today in History – May 25

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for May 25: On this date: In 585 B.C., the first known prediction of a solar... (more...)

Obama says Tunisia to be non NATO ally of US, after meeting with country’s new president

By Nedra Pickler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday elevated Tunisia to new allied... (more...)

Blatter set for big presidential win in a rare FIFA election held without corruption claims

By Graham Dunbar THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA — For once, a major FIFA election is untainted by claims of vote-buying. There’s... (more...)

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weight-loss

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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Identical twins’ mark sheets almost as identical and the story of a courageous young achiever

HINDUSTAN TIMES AND VANCOUVER DESI They are identical twins and, interestingly, even their mark sheets look almost the same. Ranchi twins Aporupa and Anorupa Chattopadhyay …
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India-pharma-under scanner

U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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100 year journey

Apart from the overwhelming cold, Sucha Singh Bagri has fond memories of his first few days in B.C.

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Sucha Singh Bagri arrived in Canada with his father Harnam Singh Bagri on Feb 2, 1935, on the Empress of Russia,…
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Blogs

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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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

Two lawsuits have been filed against the famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar in British Columbia, Canada. Two former students and employees of Shiamak Davar allege…
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Pioneers

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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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100 year journey

Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Harchet Hari His mother and father had already successfully settled into a new life in Calgary from their previous one in…
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Health Check

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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weight-loss

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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The strength of your grip may be a more accurate predictor of your risk of a heart attack or stroke than the standard blood pressure test.
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Why a weak handshake is bad news for your heart

LAURA DONNELLY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH The strength of your handshake could indicate the chance of a futureheart attack, a major study suggests. Researchers found that…
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India-pharma-under scanner

U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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