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Indian hockey team keen to end 16-year wait for Asian Games gold

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) — India hockey captain Sardar Singh and chief coach Terry Walsh Thursday expressed the hope... (more...)

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Hockey India inducts Hockey Madhya Pradesh

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) — Hockey India (HI) Thursday added its 23rd associate member by welcoming on board Hockey... (more...)

India grouped with Pakistan in Asian Games hockey

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) — With the forthcoming 17th Asian Games set to commence Sep 19, the Asian Hockey Federation... (more...)

HI secretary general wages war against sports ministry, SAI

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) — Hockey India (HI) secretary general Narinder Batra has filed a Right To Information (RTI)... (more...)

No change in Arjuna Awards list

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) — The Arjuna Awards selection committee, headed by former India captain Kapil Dev, Tuesday... (more...)

National sports awards need to be purified (Column: Just Sport)

By Veturi Srivatsa The controversy over every national award is getting beyond the pale. Unedifying hankering, uncultured... (more...)

IOC’s ‘life-changing factory’ in place at Nanjing 2014

Nanjing (China), Aug 14 (IANS) — The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games will offer participating athletes more than two... (more...)

Nanjing 2014, a precursor to Rio 2016

Nanjing (China), Aug 12 (IANS) — The second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing is seen as a Games of many firsts, as rugby... (more...)

Zeeshan, Gurmail, Thakkar nominated for Dhyan Chand Award

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) — Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali, Olmypic hockey gold medallist Gurmail Singh and 1951 Asian... (more...)

Asian Games torch relay flagged off in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) — The 2014 Asian Games torch relay started Saturday from the Major Dhyanchand National Stadium,... (more...)

Windfall for Haryana CWG medal winners

Chandigarh, Aug 8 (IANS) — The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games (CWG) medal winners from Haryana struck it rich Friday... (more...)

LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan says he will retire from pro soccer after season

By Greg Beacham THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CARSON, Calif. — A year after Landon Donovan returned to soccer, he realized he... (more...)

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‘It’s pride getting in the way’: Feuding Indo-Canadian youth factions worry Abbotsford cops (w/ video)

JENNIFER SALTMAN  VANCOUVER DESI  No one really knows how the conflict started. According to a number of people who are involved, in February one person…
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Eight-year-old Indian boy’s swollen hands are larger than his head

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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Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

VANCOUVER DESI In an unusual surgery, doctors in India removed the skeleton of an unborn baby from its mother’s womb after 36 years, the Press…
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Turbaned Sikhs will not be allowed to ride motorbike without a helmet in Ontario

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she won’t allow for turban-wearing Sikhs to ride a motorcycle without wearing a helmet. In…
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ROAD SAFETY: Keep an eye on your friends and families’ safety on the roads

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI As you’ve been driving around the city, you’ve likely noticed there are more pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists out enjoying the good…
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Hollywood

Seeking balance and well-being: A mind-body approach to depression

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI While the world mourns the passing of Academy Award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, the global conversation turns to the topics…
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The Art of being a Guest – at a Sikh Ceremony

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI With wedding season in full swing, surely you must be attending at least one Sikh ceremony.  These family and fun oriented…
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Capital Punishment, is that the answer?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Today August 14, 2014 marks the ten year anniversary of the hanging of convicted rapist and murderer Dhananjoy Chatterjee. On May…
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Health Check

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I don’t think that obesity is a laughing matter: Doctor takes the comic route to teach Canadians about obesity

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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Stone-health-Kaleem

Eight-year-old Indian boy’s swollen hands are larger than his head

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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India-surgery

Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

VANCOUVER DESI In an unusual surgery, doctors in India removed the skeleton of an unborn baby from its mother’s womb after 36 years, the Press…
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Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in transit on her way to India

ADAM SCHRECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight to the United Arab Emirates capital of…
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8,000-year-old gene key to Tibetans’ high altitude adaptation, study finds

IANS Washington – In a major breakthrough, US researchers have found a genetic cause – a single DNA base pair change that dates back 8,000…
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Doctor-violence-Mexico

Female doctor who alleged torture by a patient’s relatives for delivering stillborn baby boy made it up to get boyfriend back

CEN AGENCY Mexican police say the alleged torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead never existed and that the female victim made…
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Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

IANS/EFE Toronto – Canada has said it will donate to the World Health Organisation (WHO) up to 1,000 doses of an experimental vaccine against the…
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Female doctor brutally tortured and left to die after delivering stillborn baby boy

CEN AGENCY Torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead are believed to be relatives of a woman whose baby was delivered stillborn…
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Health Canada issues warnings over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products

VANCOUVER DESI Health Canada has issued an alert over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products that may cause life-threatening side effects. These natural health…
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Infectious disease specialist Florian Steiner wears protective clothing as he works in a laboratory for blood tests during a demonstration of the proceedings at the quarantine office of Berlin's Charite hospital on August 11, 2014. TIM BRAKEMEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Mumbai man who recently travelled to Nigeria admitted to hospital with Ebola symptoms

VANCOUVER DESI A man in Mumbai who travelled to West Africa last month has voluntarily admitted himself to a local hospital after experiencing Ebola symptoms,…
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Watermelon-sized tumour found in Mumbai woman during emergency caesarean section

IANS Mumbai  – A team of doctors at Mumbai’s Sion Hospital performed a rare and unexpected surgery as they were forced to remove a 2.5…
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Spiritual guru Deepak Chopra leads Guinness World Record meditation attempt (w/ photos)

LAUREN LAROSE THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Famed spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra sought to unite a mass global audience in quiet moments of personal reflection…
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