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Lack of fund mars Tripura’s rights panel plan

Agartala, Sep 1 (IANS) — The Left Front government in Tripura, despite its will, was not able to form human rights... (more...)

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Three arrested in Visva Bharati sexual assault case

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) — Three Visva Bharati University students were Saturday arrested in connection with the alleged... (more...)

Three suspended in Visva Bharati sexual assault case

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) — The Visva Bharati University Saturday suspended three accused and lodged a police complaint... (more...)

Northeastern cuisine is varied and finds growing demand (Foodie Trail)

By Parvati Tampi Be it zesty pork chops from Nagaland or a subtle voksa rep chhum(smoked pork with mustard leaves) from Mizoram... (more...)

Criminal cases against 12 union, 44 state ministers

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) — A total of 12 union ministers and 44 state ministers, elected in the past two years, have... (more...)

Vishwa Bharati probes sexual assault, women’s panel seeks Modi intervention

Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) — The Visva Bharati University in West Bengal’s Shantiniketan is looking into a sexual... (more...)

Opposition should play constructive role: Trinamool’s Dinesh Trivedi

Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) — Observing that opposing was not its only task, Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi Thursday... (more...)

Over 400 human trafficking victims rescued in Assam

Guwahati, Aug 28 (IANS) — Assam Police has rescued 422 victims of human trafficking, mostly minors, and arrested 281... (more...)

SC imposes cost on 14 states over backlog of cases

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) — The Supreme Court Wednesday imposed a cost of Rs.25,000 each on 14 states and a union territory... (more...)

Northeast CMs’ meet to decide roadmap for development

Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) — DoNER Minister Gen. (retd) V.K. Singh would meet the chief ministers of all eight northeastern... (more...)

NDA government cuts funding in rural jobs scheme in Tripura

Agartala, Aug 13 (IANS) — The Left Front government in Tripura Wednesday expressed its discontent over slashing of... (more...)

Railways amendment bill referred to standing committee

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) — The government Monday agreed to refer to a standing committee a bill that seeks to amend... (more...)

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International student in Ottawa launches campaign to raise money for new prosthetic leg

MEGHAN HURLEY OTTAWA CITIZEN A Carleton University PhD student from Malaysia has launched a fundraising campaign to replace his worn-out prosthetic leg. Selvan Mohan, 24, was born without a…
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B.C. Supreme Court to decide if Kamloops Mountie watching women have sex in jail is a crime

THE CANADIAN PRESS KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A judge wants to hear arguments from lawyers about the legality of the charge against an RCMP corporal accused…
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India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

VANCOUVER DESI India has created its own “desi” version of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has swept the globe. While the original icy cold…
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Man proudly wears world’s largest turban weighing in at 100 pounds and 645 metres long unwrapped

VANCOUVER DESI A 60-year-old devout Sikh in northern India appears to be the proud owner of the world’s largest turban – weighing in at 100…
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Winter Weddings: Is it truly worth it?

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Don’t be surprised if you have received an invitation to a wedding in November or December.  Over the years, I have…
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How is it possible that a fifth of Indian politicians have criminal charges against them?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses the importance of politicians to come together to protect the women of India. According to the…
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Wedding Wonderland: The art of being a good host

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Hosting any party is a chore and a half but it’s a whole new ball game when it’s a wedding that…
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Chicken Soup for the Seoul: How our Korean vacation moved us (in more ways than one)

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “The most important thing in life is sincerity.” At least that’s what our Korean tour guide, SP, informed us via his…
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Man declared dead by hospital wakes up two days later

CEN AGENCY An Indian hospital who declared a man dead discovered he was actually still alive when police turned up an incredible two days later…
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International student in Ottawa launches campaign to raise money for new prosthetic leg

MEGHAN HURLEY OTTAWA CITIZEN A Carleton University PhD student from Malaysia has launched a fundraising campaign to replace his worn-out prosthetic leg. Selvan Mohan, 24, was born without a…
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South Surrey clinic places public ‘at risk,’ says document filed in Supreme Court

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI A South Surrey clinic has “placed members of the public at risk” by falsely claiming to be naturopathic doctors and administering…
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Rice Bucket India poverty

India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

VANCOUVER DESI India has created its own “desi” version of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has swept the globe. While the original icy cold…
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This April 7, 2014 file photo shows a Yemeni health worker giving a boy a polio vaccine during a house to house polio immunization campaign in Sanaa, Yemen. Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File

Best polio vaccine? Oral and injectable, used in tandem, new study says

HELEN BRANSWELL THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — For decades scientists have debated whether injectable or oral polio vaccine is the best option for trying to…
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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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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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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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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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Health-Ebola

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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