India’s child sex ratio drops: UN report

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) — India needs to take urgent action following a sharp fall in its child sex ratio, a United... (more...)

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Not getting proper food in jail during Ramadan: Bhatkal

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) — A court here Monday asked Tihar jail officials to file a reply to Indian Mujahideen co-founder... (more...)

Nepal poor because of poor governance: Communist leader

Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) — Khadga Prasad Oli, newly-elected chairman of Nepal’s largest communist party, Monday... (more...)

Nepal to generate energy from Bagmati river

Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) — The Nepalese government is gearing up to generate hydropower energy from Bagmati river. Bagmati... (more...)

Uproar in Nepal over Indian energy proposal

By Anil Giri Kathmandu, July 20 (IANS) — Days ahead of a visit by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj aimed at... (more...)

Uproar in Nepal over Indian energy proposal

By Anil Giri Kathmandu, July 20 (IANS) — An Indian proposal for the development of Nepal’s abundant water resources... (more...)

SpiceJet to connect Bagdogra, Kathmandu

Kathmandu, July 18 (IANS) — Indian budget carrier SpiceJet announced here Friday it will be connecting Kathmandu and... (more...)

Nearly 6,000 Indians in lodged in foreign prisons

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) — As many as 5,986 Indians are languishing in foreign jails and most of them are in jails... (more...)

Earthworms delay flights at Kathmandu airport

By Anil Giri Kathmandu, July 17 (IANS) — Authorities at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) here, Nepal’s... (more...)

Bengal to lauch anti-trafficking committees

Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) — The West Bengal government Thursday launched guidelines for forming Child Protection Committees... (more...)

BJP alleges political vendetta in UP, plans protest

Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) — The Uttar Pradesh unit of the BJP Wednesday announced a statewide agitation beginning July... (more...)

Nepal’s oldest Communist party gets new leadership

Kathmandu, July 16 (IANS) — Khadga Prasad Oli has been elected the new president of Nepal’s oldest Communist... (more...)

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Man in India to marry transgendered woman with both families’ blessings

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Abandoned eight-month-old in India makes incredible survival in remote jungle area

CEN NEWS A group of Indian lumberjacks were shocked to find a baby girl in a remote jungle area after she had apparently been abandoned…
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Mom in India burnt alive by burglars in front of five-year-old daughter

CEN NEWS Indian woman Raaka Tamasi, 30, who apparently disturbed burglars that had broken into her house in the village of Bargauna in the northern…
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A different kind of courtroom drama: Woman gives birth to baby girl in witness room

IANS London – A heavily-pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl in a court in Britain after going into labour in the witness room,…
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TASTE INDIA: Recipe for Lamb and Blueberry Rogan Josh

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A Decision: How my dad’s story is Canada’s story

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao-tzu Two years ago this past Canada Day, my…
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In this Aug. 24, 2013 file photo, photojournalists, with black bands around their mouth, participate in a protest against the gang rape of a female photojournalist in Mumbai, in Gauhati, India. AP Photo/Anupam Nath

It’s time for India to step-up

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Life of a woman… A daughter, a wife, a mother and a widow. Each stage is directly entwined to a male,…
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High incidences of rape in India, reflect the values of society

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI India is one of the oldest democracies in the world, and has all the laws in place that in an ideal…
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A different kind of courtroom drama: Woman gives birth to baby girl in witness room

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Number of people with HIV unchanged worldwide over the last two years: UNAIDS

United Nations claims it can stop epidemic by 2030 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually…
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Toronto doctor says it’s time to lock up research miscreants

MARGARET MUNRO VANCOUVER DESI A leading Toronto doctor has reignited debate over research fraud saying doctors and academics who fudge and fabricate data should be…
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Teenager undergoes rare spine disorder surgery, walks within couple of days

IANS Gurgaon – A 16-year old girl has successfully undergone a complex surgery for a spinal cord disorder at a hospital here, a doctor said…
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SFU’s bhangra study needs postmenopausal dancing women

SURREY NOW SURREY — Postmenopausal South Asian women are needed for a study on the impact of bhangra dancing on their health. Researchers at Simon…
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Disabled nine-year-old boy who spent days tethered to a Mumbai bus stop marks new beginning

VANCOUVER DESI This weekend marked a new beginning for the nine-year-old deaf and mute boy who made headlines across the globe after photos of him…
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Neymar coming to Kerala for ayurveda treatment?

IANS Thiruvananthapuram – TV channels in Kerala Tuesday went berserk, saying injured Brazilian footballer Neymar was likely to come to the state to undergo ayurveda…
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A hospital in Indian city of Pune celebrates the birth of every girl child by distributing sweets to the locals and offering free deliveries and care. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

Revolutionary Indian hospital celebrates birth of every girl child with free deliveries, post-delivery care and sweets

QUAID NAJMI IANS  Pune – The peace in Pune’s Hadapsar area was suddenly shattered by a man banging away at a steel plate with a…
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India’s holy city Varanasi offers bounty to locals who help them commit street ‘lunatics’ to an asylum

CEN AGENCY An Indian city is offering a bounty to locals to help them round up people with mental problems so that they can be…
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