Asiad basketball: Indian women to fight for fifth position

Incheon, Sep 29 (IANS) — The Indian women’s basketball team will be fighting it out for the fifth position after... (more...)

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Indian women lose to Japan in basketball quarters

Incheon, Sep 28 (IANS) — Indian women’s team were outclassed 37-70 by Japan in the quarter-final of the basketball... (more...)

BFI launches college, school leagues

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) — The Basketball Federation of India (BFI) Thursday launched two leagues — Indian School... (more...)


Qatar women withdraw from Asian Games basketball tournament in protest over hijab ban

Shooting athlete Afrah Mohammad of Kuwait carries her shotgun before a practice at the 17th Asian Games at Gyeonggido Shooting... (more...)

Indian men’s team knocked out of Asiad basketball

Incheon, Sep 24 (IANS) — Indian men’s basketball team bowed out of the 17th Asian Games after losing their second... (more...)

Asiad basketball: India go down to Philippines

Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) — The Indian men’s basketball team lost their opening preliminary round Group E encounter... (more...)

India add two more bronzes to Asiad tally (Roundup)

By Chris Sammy Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) — The women’s 25 metre pistol team and squash player Dipika Pallikal gave... (more...)

Asiad basketball: India men down Kazakhstan 81-60

Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) — The Indian men’s basketball team registered their second win from three matches in the... (more...)

Asiad basketball: Indian men go down fighting to Saudi Arabia

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) — India put up a brave fight against Saudi Arabia but left themselves a mountain to climb in... (more...)

Asian Games: Indian hoopsters thrash Palestine

Incheon, Sep 20 (IANS) — Indian men’s basketball team registered a facile 89-49 win over Palestine in their opening... (more...)


World basketball body eases headgear ban after religious discrimination claims

India’s sports minister is unhappy with the turban ban by FIBA. File: Moon Tae Jong of South Korea (L) passes a ball... (more...)

Four favourites in Asiad men’s basketball

Incheon (South Korea), Sep 16 (IANS) — South Korea, Iran, the Philippines and China are expected to challenge for the... (more...)

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VANCOUVER DESI Two artists from Argentina have given the legendary Barbie and Ken dolls forms of various religious figurines from Jesus and Mary to Hindu…
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Villagers bury woman to cure her after getting ‘shocked’

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The Importance of A Strong Support Network in Recovering from Addiction

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Healing from addiction and addictive behaviours is very often seen as a solitary process. The person struggling is viewed as the…
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Girls rights

One of the 276 Nigerian girls kidnapped has been found

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI More than five months later, one of the 276 Nigerian girls kidnapped has been found. According to The Guardian (2014) on…
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EDUCATION: Back to School Week: Schools are Open Again!

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Villagers bury woman to cure her after getting ‘shocked’

CEN AGENCY Villagers in India sprung into action after one of their neighbours was suffered a high voltage electric shock – by burying her up…
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Fruits and vegetables linked to mental well-being

IANS London – The more portions of fruits and vegetables you take in a day, the better are your chances of improving mental well-being along…
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Newborn Indian baby has tail – that was his parasitic twin – removed

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian baby born with a 350 grams, 12-cm ‘tail’ on his back has had it removed just five days after birth, according…
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‘Angelina Effect’ makes more women test for breast cancer

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New vaccines can change India’s health battles: Melinda Gates

IANS New Delhi – Introduction of four new vaccines in India’s national immunization programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country’s…
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Japan human trials

World’s first lab grown stem cells implanted

IANS Tokyo – Japanese researchers have successfully implanted lab-grown retinal tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) into a woman in her 70s – the…
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SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led…
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Lab-generated stem cells set for human trial in Japan

IANS Tokyo – In a major boost to stem cell research, a Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is set to become the first…
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Gene key to slowing ageing process identified

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated…
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E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine

IANS New York – Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in…
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Man who ate metal scraps lands in hospital after swallowing a powerful magnet

CEN AGENCY A hungry Indian man who ate metal bottle tops, nuts and bolts, and pieces of scrap metal after getting lost, severely injured himself…
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