Still studying uranium project in Meghalaya: Minister

Shillong, May 26 (IANS) — Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday that his department... (more...)

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Bangladesh leader discharged from Shillong hospital, in police custody

Shillong, May 26 (IANS) — Salahuddin Ahmed, a former Bangladesh minister and spokesman of the opposition BNP who was... (more...)

Centre holds exhibitions in northeast to highlight achievements

Agartala/Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) — To mark the completion of one year of the National Democratic Alliance government... (more...)

Northeast to become food sufficient soon: ICAR chief (IANS Interview)

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, May 26 (IANS) — The northeastern region, which comprises eight hilly states, occupies... (more...)

Arunachal, Varanasi to get NDRF battalions: Rijiju

Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) — Two new battalions of the National Disater Response Force (NDRF) will be set up in Arunachal... (more...)

Decision on Guwahati-Dhaka bus service during Modi’s Bangladesh visit

Shillong, May 25 (IANS) — India and Bangladesh will finalise the passenger bus service between Guwahati-Dhaka via Shillong... (more...)

Northeast MGNREGS employees to launch stir to hike wages

Agartala, May 25 (IANS) — Over 13,000 employees employed in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee... (more...)

Special status of northeast states must continue: Tripura CM (IANS Interview)

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, May 25 (IANS) — Cutting across political lines, chief ministers of eight northeastern... (more...)

Pune FC beat Shillong Lajong 1-0 in I-League

Shillong, May 24 (IANS) — Pune Football Club (FC) recorded a stunning 1-0 win and completed a double over Shillong... (more...)

Old Age Home couple ties the knot in Assam

Guwahati, May 22 (IANS) — An elderly couple tied the knot here and is also to set out on Monday for their honeymoon... (more...)

Fwd: I-League:Bharat FC face Shillong Lajong threat (Preview)

Shillong, May 16 (IANS) — Bharat FC will face a tough hurdle when they face Shillong Lajong here in an I-League match... (more...)

Ex-Bangla minister’s family to decide on his deportation

Shillong, May 15 (IANS) — The family of Salahuddin Ahmed, a former Bangladesh minister held here on charges of illegally... (more...)

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Masturbation causes pregnant hands in afterlife, says Turkish preacher

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Migrant women fear speaking out about sexual harassment in Florida’s farms

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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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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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In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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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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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

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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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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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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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