Jajodia elected first Boxing India president

Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) — Boxing India (BI) announced Thursday the formation its elected federation after an International... (more...)

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Jajodia elected first Boxing India president

Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) — Boxing India (BI) announced Thursday the formation its elected federation after an International... (more...)

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Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra says comparisons are really unfair

Bollywood siren Priyanka Chopra’s look for ‘Mary Kom’. Twitter photo IANS Mumbai – Priyanka Chopra... (more...)

Mary Kom, Akhil Kumar back in boxing squad for Asian Games

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) — In a stunning reversal, Olympic bronze medallist and five-time world champion M.C.Mary Kom... (more...)

Asiad: Indian boxers may not participate under national flag

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) — Indian boxers may not compete under the national flag and coaches also won’t be allowed... (more...)

Two Ghanaians to vie for WBA title

Accra, Aug 12 (IANS) — Ghana will host the World Boxing Authority (WBA) International Cruiserweight bout between two... (more...)

Mahavir Phogat overlooked for Dronacharya Award

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) — Despite training three Commonwealth Games gold medallists, women’s wrestling coach... (more...)

Five nominated for Dronacharya award

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) — Greco roman wrestling coach Mahavir Prasad and boxing coach G Manoharan were among the five... (more...)

Ugandan rugby athletes missing in Scotland

Kampala, Aug 10 (IANS) — The Ugandan government is investigating the disappearance of two rugby players at the just... (more...)

Indian boxers disappoint, settle for four silvers (Roundup)

Glasgow, Aug 3 (IANS) — Hopes were high from Indian boxers with four of them reaching the finals at Commonwealth Games... (more...)

Sarita, Devendro settle for boxing silvers

Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) — Manipuri boxers L. Sarita Devi and L. Devendro Singh brought in two more medals for India at... (more...)

Sarita clinches women’s 57-60 kg boxing silver

Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) — India’s L. Sarita Devi went down 1:3 in the women’s 57-60 kg final to Australia’s... (more...)

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IANS Pretoria – South Africa’s top prosecuting authority Friday expressed its disappointment on not being able to secure a conviction on the original charge of…
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India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine? The latest idea someone has come…
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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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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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Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

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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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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CEN AGENCY An Indian hospital who declared a man dead discovered he was actually still alive when police turned up an incredible two days later…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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