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Six women gang-raped at gunpoint in Bihar

Six women in India were gang raped by three men at gun-point. IANS Patna – Six women have been allegedly gang-raped... (more...)

Marriage

New study suggests building toilets alone won’t solve Indian sanitation woes

An Indian community has pledged not to get their girls married in homes that don’t have toilets. PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty... (more...)

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One kidnapper, five rapists executed in Afghanistan

Nooses hang at Pul-e-Charkhi prison, on the outskirts of Kabul on October 8, 2014. Five Afghan men were hanged on October... (more...)

(FILES) In this photograph taken on September 13, 2013 Indian students of Saint Joseph Degree college participate in an anti-rape protest in Hyderabad.    A screaming woman locked in a van sparks scant reaction from passersby in a social experiment in New Delhi, June 13, 2014 as India once again faces up to a series of gruesome rapes and murders.  Experts and activists said the video posted on YouTube pointed to a general apathy in India about violence against women despite outrage in some quarters over the gang-rape and lynching of two girls in the country's north. NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images

Woman raped by Delhi landlord for years finally rescued

(FILES) In this photograph taken on September 13, 2013 Indian students of Saint Joseph Degree college participate in an anti-rape... (more...)

B.C. courts

Not recognizing marital rape in India as an offence is hypocrisy in law, judge says

“Non-recognition of marital rape in our nation set upon the bedrock of equality is gross double standard and hypocrisy... (more...)

Marriage

Indian community pledges not to get their daughters married in homes without toilets

An Indian community has pledged not to get their girls married in homes that don’t have toilets. PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty... (more...)

India-rape

India pilots a project that enables one to discretely report a rape at an…ATM machine?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI A police station in Ahmedabad has installed an automated machine to register peoples complaints... (more...)

In this photograph taken on September 13, 2013 Indian students of Saint Joseph Degree college participate in an anti-rape protest in Hyderabad. NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images

Minor rape victim asked to slap the accused five times and settle matter

In this photograph taken on September 13, 2013 Indian students of Saint Joseph Degree college participate in an anti-rape... (more...)

Protest against criminlas contesting in elections. BBC News

How is it possible that a fifth of Indian politicians have criminal charges against them?

Protest against criminlas contesting in elections. BBC News SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses... (more...)

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Indian minister refers to Dec. 16 fatal gang rape as “small incident” that hurt tourism

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Six Indian brides leave in-laws’ homes over lack of toilets

Six Indian brides left their marital homes over lack of toilets rather than walk to the fields everyday to relieve themselves.... (more...)

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Most South Asians and Chinese in B.C. have faced discrimination based on ethnicity

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False confession leads police to arrest new suspect in sexual assault of 9-year-old Surrey girl

FRANK LUBA VANCOUVER DESI A man who confessed to the sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl in Surrey has been released and a 28-year-old man…
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Diwali Fest kicks off with IndiGlam fashion-fusion show (w/ video)

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Canada Place caught the eye of man who builds models in chalk (w/gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Jagdeep Singh Bihal moved to Vancouver from India two years ago and did some sightseeing around the city,  it was…
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A look at the long and treacherous history behind today’s Diwali celebrations

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How to help World Vision this holiday season

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI World Vision is an organization that I happen to be a Youth Ambassador of and it is my joy to be…
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Pink Chai Living: Preserving the food culture of India with traditional cooking

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI This week I’m bringing back ‘ghar ka khana’ (homemade food). Let’s make cooking traditional foods cool again. For the last few…
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Acid Attack

Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment?

Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment? In the recent weeks it has been claimed a number of vigilantes , in the city of…
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How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

IANS London – A study has detected a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels by generating a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins…
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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

IANS/EFE Austin (Texas) – The authorities in Dallas have ordered 75 health workers who attended a patient who died of the Ebola virus to not…
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Hair Loss

Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI It’s a hairstyle being sported by cutting-edge, trendsetting men, but the man bun may be causing Vancouver’s hipsters to go bald….
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Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

IANS London – Certain drugs can help reverse the effects caused by Parkinson’s disease, a study on fruit flies shows. Mutations in a gene called…
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Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

IANS San Francisco – Apple and Facebook have added an extra incentive to women considering working at the tech giants by giving female employees the…
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World Health Organization

Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
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Bollywood

Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

IANS Mumbai – Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken…
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medical simulation

Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

RUPESH DUTTA IANS  New Delhi – With India facing a grave shortage of cadavers in medical institutions to train its doctors, surgical simulation – replacing…
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Assisted dying

British Columbians support doctor-assisted death: polls

TIFFANY CRAWFORD POSTMEDIA NEWS A new poll says 87 per cent of British Columbians support assisted dying, while across Canada 84 per cent of respondents…
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Surrey doctor suspended for improper conduct with female patient

IAN AUSTIN VANCOUVER DESI A Surrey doctor has been suspended for up to three months for improper conduct with a female patient. The College of…
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