South America

Playing Holi? Shun artificial colours (Holi is on March 6)

By Rupesh Dutta New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) — Fifteen-year-old Priyanka Sahoo – a chronic dermatitis patient –... (more...)

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Lok Sabha passes coal allocation bill (Roundup)

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) — The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the coal allocation bill providing for vesting mining... (more...)

Had to rectify legacy of bad governance by UPA: Jaitley

New York, March 3 (IANS) — Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the Narendra Modi government had to set right... (more...)

Chile’s Villarrica volcano erupts

Santiago, March 3 (IANS) — The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile erupted early Tuesday, sending plumes of smoke... (more...)

Venezuela issues ‘reciprocal’ measures against US officials

Caracas, March 3 (IANS) — The Venezuelan foreign ministry has issued the US embassy in Caracas with a series of “reciprocal”... (more...)

India’s World Cup story: A faithful catalogue (Book Review)

By Sirshendu Panth Book: Cricket World Cup: The Indian Challenge; Author: Ashis Ray; Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing India... (more...)

Venezuela gives US 15 days to reduce embassy staff

Caracas, March 3 (IANS) — Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said the US has been given 15 days to reduce... (more...)

Haitian immigrants Brazilian dream sours as work hard to find for tens of thousands

By Adriana Gomez Licon THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAO PAULO — Under a scorching sun, dozens of Haitians shuffled impatiently... (more...)

Daily scene at shelter for asylum-seekers in US preserved; sale secures future

By Carolyn Thompson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BUFFALO, N.Y. — The list goes up on the lobby bulletin board of Vive La Casa... (more...)

Catherine Makarytchev, 8, takes her turn looking through magnifying lenses while performing experiments at a junior science program at the University of Toronto in Toronto on Saturday, February 28, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Canadian universities attracting kids, especially girls, to sciences

Catherine Makarytchev, 8, takes her turn looking through magnifying lenses while performing experiments at a junior science... (more...)

Canadian universities attracting kids, especially girls, to sciences

@ By Liam Casey THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Groups of students huddle around desks at a university campus as the instructor... (more...)

Indian-origin man sues Canadian government over wrongful conviction

Ottawa, Feb 28 (IANS) — An Indo-Canadian man has sued the Canadian federal government over his wrongful conviction... (more...)

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“Definitely not bahu material”: Indian woman’s rebellious matrimonial ad goes viral (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI When 24-year-old Indhuja Pillai’s parents put her profile on a regular matrimonial website, she couldn’t take it down soon enough. “I am no…
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brutal DELHI gang rape

“What is there in spreading the views of a rapist?” India orders TV stations not to broadcast rape documentary

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Indian authorities ordered television stations Tuesday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a…
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Immigrant-language test

‘You are an outsider’: Community rallies around Canadian convenience store owners beaten by customer

THE CANADIAN PRESS BEAUSEJOUR, Man. — Owners of a convenience store in Manitoba who were beaten by a customer are seeing an outpouring of support….
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Hands Against Racism

Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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Classical music BC

Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Born in 1997 in Burnaby, BC Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is an upcoming Canadian Indian classical vocalist of the Mewati…
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Gujarat riots

From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote what some felt were scathing bolgs; Modi: A Madari or A Nation Builder? on…
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Punjabi booklet

End Gang Life: How parents can play a role in gang prevention

GEETA REDDY COMBINED SPECIAL FORCES ENFORCEMENT UNIT B.C. SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI It is safe to assume parents only want the best for their children….
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File photo: The Canadian Flag flies over the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill on the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Flag in Ottawa on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

God keep our land glorious and free: Bill C-51 a timely script to end terrorism on Canadian soil

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI I understand life. It is an ongoing struggle for a safe and peaceful survival. I have lived through the 1947 partition…
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Health Check

Alberta deaths

Alberta boy exposed to bedbug pesticide taken off ventilator, improving: family friend

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A child in hospital after being exposed to a pesticide his parents used to kill bedbugs has been…
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Got extra breast milk? Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU acting as dispensary

Fraser Health is making it easier for moms to donate through new program AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Fraser Health is in need of…
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pesticide toxic

‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

MARTY KLINKENBERG POSTMEDIA NEWS EDMONTON — Her small wooden casket draped in a white shroud, the first of two siblings to die in a tragic poisoning…
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Alberta deaths

Health Canada issues warning about bedbug control products after Alberta children deaths

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs….
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Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

EDMONTON JOURNAL A Fort McMurray apartment unit contaminated by a dangerous pesticide that killed an infant and sickened four other children tested clear Tuesday, but…
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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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This Nanimo man refused to accept that severed spinal cord would make walking impossible

JULIE CHADWICK NANAIMO DAILY NEWS The flocks of seagulls overhead make for a familiar sight as one rounds the curves of Cedar Road toward the…
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