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Internet.org getting popular, touches 8 lakh subscribers

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) — Facebook’s initiative Internet.org is expanding in India and has got over 8 lakh subscribers,... (more...)

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Bengal election commission: Inept chief or paper tiger? (News Analysis)

By Anurag Dey Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) — He is being accused of ‘failing miserably’ and is being dubbed ‘spineless’... (more...)

Sri Lankan police probe death of US pilot

Colombo, May 25 (IANS) — Sri Lankan police have launched a probe into the death of a US Air Force pilot whose body... (more...)

CID quizzes suspended Bengaluru cop on lottery scam

Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) — CID sleuths on Sunday interrogated suspended Bengaluru additional commissioner of police... (more...)

Sri Lanka’s opposition demands continuation of highway project

Colombo, May 24 (IANS) — Sri Lanka’s main opposition on Sunday demanded that a highway project launched by the... (more...)

Khushbu says her film career over, Modi a failure

Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) — Noting that her film career has ended, actress-turned-Congress politician Khushbu... (more...)

Matrimonial ad for gay son stirs lively debate (Feature, With Images)

By Preetha Nair New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) — When Mumbai-based Harish Iyer’s mother Padma placed a matrimonial... (more...)

BJP rules out alliance with Trinamool, JD-U

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) — The BJP on Saturday ruled out any possibility of an alliance with the Trinamool Congress... (more...)

Shorter national anthem at Jayalalithaa swearing-in unintentional: Experts

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) — The playing of a shorter version of the national anthem at the swearing-in of Jayalalithaa... (more...)

Modi congratulates Jayalalithaa on becoming CM

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa... (more...)

Jayalalithaa becomes Tamil Nadu CM for fifth time (Roundup)

Chennai, May 23 (IANS) — AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa was sworn in as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu... (more...)

Bengaluru maid dreams big after scoring 85 percent

By Fakir Balaji Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) — Seventeen-year-old Shalini, who doubles up as a housemaid to support her... (more...)

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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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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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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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