Soccer

Van Basten to be AZ Alkmaar’s new coach

The Hague, April 19 (IANS) — Former Netherlands coach Marco van Basten has reached a verbal agreement to be AZ Alkmaar’s... (more...)

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Fans begin collecting World Cup tickets

Rio de Janeiro, April 19 (IANS) — Fans began picking up World Cup tickets when FIFA’s venue ticketing centres... (more...)

Soccer fans, police clash at Argentina match

Buenos Aires, April 19 (IANS) — Rowdy soccer fans clashed with police Friday in Berisso, a city in Buenos Aires province,... (more...)

Holders Churchill Brothers looking to survive relegation

Fatorda (Goa), April 18 (IANS) — Defending champions Churchill Brothers will be looking to seal their place in next... (more...)

I-League: Pune FC keen to break jinx against East Bengal

Pune, April 18 (IANS) — Pune FC are keen to set the record straight against East Bengal, whom they host in a return-leg... (more...)

Brazil confirms Argentina friendly in China

Rio de Janeiro, April 18 (IANS) — Brazil will meet rivals Argentina in an October friendly at the Beijing National... (more...)

Ronaldinho admits form slump

Rio de Janeiro, April 18 (IANS) — Ronaldinho has admitted to performing below expectations as he strives to earn a... (more...)

Dynamo Kiev coach Blokhin resigns

Kiev, April 17 (IANS) — Dynamo Kiev coach Oleg Blokhin has announced his resignation after his team was defeated 0-2... (more...)

Bengaluru FC on the verge of scripting I-League history

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) — Bengaluru FC are on the verge of scripting history in I-League football in their debut... (more...)

Italy finalise ‘details’ for pre-World Cup friendly

Rio de Janeiro, April 17 (IANS) — The Italian football federation has confirmed its interest in fine-tuning the Azzurri’s... (more...)

Brazil launches campaign against child sex abuse

Rio De Janeiro, April 17 (IANS) — Brazil has launched a campaign against the sexual exploitation of minors as it readies... (more...)

Brazil names new football chief

Rio de Janeiro, April 17 (IANS) — FIFA executive committee member Marco Polo Del Nero has been elected president of... (more...)

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Four elephants die from shoddy electrical wires in Indian forest

VANCOUVER DESI A wild elephant has died after it was electrocuted when it stumbled into low hanging electrical wires in a northeastern Indian forest, according…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Six-year-old worshipped for patch of hair on his back that has grown into a tail

VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old Indian boy is being worshipped by villagers for a small patch of hair on his back that has grown into a…
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Opinion: Britain’s youngest mom — 12-year-old — isn’t a case for the midwife, it’s a case for the police

ALLISON PEARSON THE DAILY TELEGRAPH  A girl aged 12 years and three months became Britain’s youngest mother over the weekend. She was still at primary…
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Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI The recent 9% BC Hydro rate increase was no April Fools’ prank.  Did it motivate you to find ways to save?…
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Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Wicked Cricket: Vancouver Windies’ victorious third time in a row

VIDU SAHABANDU VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Windies bagged another victory on Sunday and are looking forward to a fourth to make it to the semifinals. Captain…
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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

Indian dishes made simple with Bal Arneson’s latest cookbook featuring tasty seasoning combinations JULIAN ARMSTRONG POSTMEDIA NEWS Indian cooking has become ever more popular, thanks…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAI, India — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers…
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