Travel

Rocket explosion not end of NASA-private sector collaboration

By Elvira Palomo Washington, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) — The explosion of an Orbital Sciences Corporation rocket carrying supplies... (more...)

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India ranked 142nd in ease of doing business

By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) — India was ranked 142nd among 189 nations in ease of doing business in a new... (more...)

India leads South Asia in ease of doing business: World Bank

By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) — A new World Bank Group report finds that has India set the pace for regulatory... (more...)

OPPO unveils thinnest smartphone and much awaited N3

Singalore, Oct 29 (IANS) — Leading global electronic gadgets maker OPPO launched the latest edition of its N series... (more...)

India leads South Asia in ‘doing business’ easier: World Bank

By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) — A new World Bank Group report finds that India set the pace for regulatory... (more...)

Unclear whether SC will make public foreign accounts list

By Biswajit Choudhury New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) — Even as the entire list of black money account holders is due to be... (more...)

Global stocks mostly higher as markets watch US Fed meeting for signs of interest rate changes

By Joe McDonald THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING – Global stocks were mostly higher Tuesday as investors looked ahead to... (more...)

Kerala tourism woos Australia, New Zealand

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 (IANS) — Kerala Tourism has successfully conducted two roadshows across Australia and made... (more...)

Tax treaties behind case-by-case disclosure of foreign accounts

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) — Behind the step-by-step approach in the government’s disclosure of names of foreign... (more...)

21 countries initiate new China-backed Asian bank opposed by US as rival to existing lenders

By Christopher Bodeen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING – Twenty-one Asian nations have signed on to a China-driven initiative... (more...)

Risks of trekking tours can be mitigated with research, preparation, experts say

By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – Mohamed Khaki watched with shock and horror as the news flooded in... (more...)

Risks of trekking tours can be mitigated with research, preparation, experts say

By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – Mohamed Khaki watched with shock and horror as the news flooded in... (more...)

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Video: Vicar wants to ban outrageous farting, rapping baby baptism ad

CEN AGENCY An advert showing a farting baby rapping about being baptized has come under fire from the Church. The 29 second clip which was…
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Smart 21 communities

Surrey named among World’s Smart21 Communities of 2015

VANCOUVER DESI SURREY, B.C. – The Intelligent Community Forum has named the City of Surrey as one of the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2015. As one…
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Elephant crushes woman to death at India’s nature reserve

CEN AGENCY A school teacher was crushed to death by an elephant when it knocked her over with its trunk and then stood on her….
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Surrey Six murders: Allegations of weekend sex party, ‘sordid’ affair between investigator and potential witness rock case

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI The Surrey Six case heard details Tuesday of allegations of sexual improprieties involving a second senior RCMP officer. When charges were…
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EVENT: Halloween Party the Stress Free Way

EVENT:  the only no cover Halloween party where costumes are optional and great food and beverages have been reduced to $5 and $6.  A party…
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Significance of Toran and Rangoli

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI  Hello! Last week, Indians across the globe celebrated a festival called Diwali.  Although the festival itself has no significance to weddings, there…
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BC Lions & Van Whitecaps Heading to Playoffs!

Spice Sports: B.C. Lions, Vancouver Whitecaps headed to playoffs

GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI It was an awesome weekend for sports in B.C. The Canucks began a three-game home stand at Rogers…
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Raita Biscuits

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI I started this year with a goal to become a better runner and train for a marathon. For me it was…
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Health Check

health check

Parents of six-year-old girl ‘horrified’ after botched vaccination exposes her to HIV

GORDON MCINTYRE VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old girl is in danger of having contacted HIV after a routine vaccination went awry in Fort St. James earlier…
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Have nuts, fruits to lower stroke risk

IANS New York – Eating diets rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, poultry and fish combined with physical activity and keeping your…
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WHO-health

Pakistan detects 3 more polio cases, bringing total to 220 as world marks awareness day

MUNIR AHMED THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number…
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Australian surgeons successfully transplant ‘dead’ heart

IANS Sydney – Australian surgeons said Friday that they have made a major breakthrough by making a dead heart beat again and successfully using it…
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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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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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