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Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone gear up for Bollywood extravaganzas in Vancouver, Toronto and the U.S.

IANS New Delhi – Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is ready to shake a leg with his fans in the US after a gap of 10…
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Actress Alia Bhatt attends the Highway premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival at Zoo Palast on February 13, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.Clemens Bilan/Getty Images

Alia Bhatt feels she’s too young to team up with Bollywood’s Khans

IANS Mumbai – Bollywood’s reigning Khans are in their late 40s and 21-year-old Alia Bhatt feels she needs to look more matured to look convincing…
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If Hollywood has Hilary Swank, we have Priyanka Chopra: Bollywood filmmaker

IANS Mumbai – Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali compares Priyanka Chopra with “Million Dollar Baby” star Hilary Swank insisting that only “Barfi” star could pull of…
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Bollywood Hollywood

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif sizzle in ‘Bang Bang’, a remake of the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz hit ‘Knight & Day’

IANS New Delhi – Bollywood’s “gorgeous” on screen pair Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif-starrer “Bang Bang” teaser was unveiled Wednesday and has blown away Bollywood…
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Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Mary Kom’ to have world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

IANS Toronto – Priyanka Chopra-starrer “Mary Kom”, based on boxer M.C Mary Kom, will have its world premiere here at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF),…
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Nargis Fakhri

Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri bruised, battered after shooting for “Devil” item number

SUBHASH K JHA IANS Mumbai – “Rockstar” fame actress Nargis Fakhri may be in bed resting it out after sustaining injuries while shooting her “devil”…
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Indian Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan speaks during an appearance on a television show in Mumbai  June 5, 2014. STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Shah Rukh Khan’s one-year-old baby AbRam likes Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball

IANS Mumbai – Usually parents are cautious about their teenage children, but superstar Shah Rukh Khan is wary of his one-year-old son AbRam, who was…
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Bollywood stars outshine fashion at India Couture Week 2014 (w/ gallery)

NIVEDITA IANS New Delhi  – Design esthetics and creativity may have impressed fashion patrons at the just concluded Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week…
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Happy birthday, Prince George — the baby who rescued the monarchy

RUTH DUNLEY CANADA.COM Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge came into the world on July 22, 2013 with much fanfare — there were gun salutes…
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Bollywood stars outshine fashion at India Couture Week 2014 (w/ gallery)

NIVEDITA IANS New Delhi  – Design esthetics and creativity may have impressed fashion patrons at the just concluded Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week…
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Angry protesters rally over police inaction after 6-year-old raped at school in southern India (w/ photos)

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Thousands of people angry over alleged police inaction after a 6-year-old girl was raped at her school in southern…
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Manish Arora’s vibrant Kaleidoscope line wows fashion lovers at India Couture Week (w/ gallery)

IANS New Delhi  – An offsite venue, loads of glamour and out-of-the-box offerings, Manish Arora’s show at the ongoing Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture…
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Will Israeli and Palestinian children ever find peace?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI The Israeli-Palestine conflict has been an ongoing struggle that began around the mid-20th Century. BBC UK has reported in the past…
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TASTE INDIA: Recipe for Lamb and Blueberry Rogan Josh

BC BLUEBERRY COUNCIL It’s blueberry season in B.C. again, and this year we’re expecting one of our province’s most bountiful crops yet. So heat things up…
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Left to right: Staff Sergeant Major John Buis, Trustee Harman Pandher, MLA Raj Chouhan, MP Peter Julian, Rajinder Pandher (my dad), Chief Superintendent Dave Critchley

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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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau hands out food from Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen truck to residents of the downtown eastside in Vancouver, Wednesday, Dec.18, 2013. CP Photo

Events: Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen to host community gathering this weekend

Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen will be hosting a community gathering on Saturday at the Sukh Sagar Gurdwara Sahib at 347 Wood Street in Queensborough (New Westminster)…
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Events: 10 reasons to be at the 10th year of Shiamak’s Summer Funk on July 5

SHIAMAK – The name is synonymous with dance and his schools globally are a rage. Victory Arts Foundation – This is the only place in…
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TASTE INDIA: A pizza with homemade naan bread as the crust makes this dish unique

ATCO BLUE FLAME KITCHEN POSTMEDIA NEWS Want to try something different? Surprise your family with a meal that includes Grilled Naan Bread Pizza, a recipe…
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File: New Canadian Jimmy Su waves his flag after taking the oath of citizenship during the Canadian citizenship ceremony on Canada Day, July 1, 2010 at Queen's Park in Toronto.

Happy Birthday Canada!

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI July 1st is Canada’s birthday and for many of the naturalized Canadians it is also the day they were baptized in…
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Tech Free Tables At Local Restaurants

Is there too much tech and not enough talk happening at your dinner table? One local restaurateur wants to do something about it. But are you…
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Tipsy British tourist asked to leave church after mistaking it for a disco

CEN AGENCY A tipsy British tourist had to be asked to leave a church in Crete where he started dancing after local kids told him…
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Frustrated Port of Metro Vancouver truckers want government to push companies to comply with action plan

THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Drivers servicing the country’s largest port urged government on Monday to take swift action against trucking companies, which they say…
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Rashida Samji

B.C. Securities Commission finds Vancouver woman who ran a Ponzi scheme committed $100 million fraud

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI VANCOUVER – A B.C. Securities Commission panel has found that a Vancouver woman and two companies she controlled committed a $100-million fraud….
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Canada balks at returning Indian statue of a woman believed stolen from Khajuraho temple

DOUGLAS QUAN POSTMEDIA NEWS  India is trying to repatriate a “voluptuous” 12th-century statue of a woman with a parrot on her bare shoulder that somehow…
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TransLink says human error caused SkyTrain meltdown Monday

The SkyTrain power outage that stranded thousands of commuters Monday afternoon was caused by human error, according to TransLink. An experienced electrician was installing a…
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Four years after scrubbing floors in India at Commonwealth Games, Canada can focus solely on sport in Glasgow

LORI EWING THE CANADIAN PRESS GLASGOW — Around this time four years ago, Canadian team general manager Scott Stevenson was scrubbing floors at the Commonwealth…
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Surrey weightlifter Parm Phangura bound for Commonwealth Games

MICHAEL BOOTH SURREY NOW FLEETWOOD — 163+205=368. That stark equation scrawled in the top corner of a chalkboard means little to a casual observer, but…
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Surrey-Gurdwara president-wife

Funeral set for wife of former Surrey Sikh temple president who died after alleged domestic assault

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI The funeral for Surrey wife and mother Narinder Singh Kalsi, who died in hospital after an alleged domestic-related incident, will take…
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TransLink says human error caused SkyTrain meltdown Monday

The SkyTrain power outage that stranded thousands of commuters Monday afternoon was caused by human error, according to TransLink. An experienced electrician was installing a…
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Surrey Fusion Festival shows why it’s an international winner (w/video)

Cosmopolitan doesn’t even begin to describe food and entertainment at free festival STUART DERDEYN VANCOUVER DESI In 2013, the Surrey Fusion Festival won the International…
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Man in Surrey accidentally shoots friend in the leg — then flees

The victim is ‘supplying limited details of the incident,’ said Surrey RCMP VANCOUVER DESI A man is in hospital after getting accidentally shot by a…
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Surrey temple president charged with murder as wife dies in hospital after alleged domestic assault

CHERYL CHAN  VANCOUVER DESI The charge against a former Surrey temple president has again been upgraded after his wife, who suffered severe injuries in an…
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Film Reviews

Bobby Jasoos

Bobby Jasoos: Vidya’s scene-stealing act makes this film special special

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Bobby Jasoos”; Cast: Vidya Balan, Ali Fazal, Kiran Kumar, and Rajendra Gupta; Director: Samar Shaikh; Rating: *** 1/2 This is…
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Optimus Prime

Transformers: Age of Extinction: An average yet exciting epic fare

Film: “Transformers: Age of Extinction”; Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing ; Director: Michael Bay; Rating: *** “Transformers:…
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Production still from Richie Mehta’s film I’LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN. Submitted photo/eOne films.

Richie Mehta’s I’ll Follow You Down: A weird mix of film tropes

KATHERINE MONK POSTMEDIA NEWS Movie: I’ll Follow You Down Rating: 2/5 Starring: Haley Joel Osment, Gillian Anderson, Rufus Sewell Directed by: Richie Mehta Running time:…
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Humshakals: Hum Shock-Alls reeling under the farce

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: Humshakals Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Ram Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Bipasha Basu, Tamnannah Bhatia, Esha Gupta Directed by Sajid Khan Rating:…
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Fugly: At last, a film with social conscience (w/trailer)

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Fugly”; Cast: Jimmy Sheirgill, Mohit Marwah, Kiara Advani, Vijendra Singh, Arfi Lamba; Director: Kabir Sadanand: Rating: **** Let’s first get…
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Filmistaan: A heart warming hug across the border (w/trailer)

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS  Film: “Filmistaan”; Cast: Sharib Hashmi, Innamulhaq; Writer-Director: Nitin Kakkar; Rating: **** Hold this film tight. There is an utterly moving sequence…
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Health Check

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Dos and don’ts for pregnant women while travelling

IANS New Delhi – Expecting mothers with normal pregnancy are not prevented from travelling by airplane, train, four-wheelers, but they need to be cautious, says…
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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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HIV epidemic

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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Research fraud

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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A doctor uses a stethoscope on a patient on September 5, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Adam Berry/Getty Images

Roundtable highlights refugee health-care struggles due to government cutbacks

CLARE CLANCY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Every second Saturday, a small clinic in Toronto offers free medical care to anyone who needs it —…
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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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Lakhan Kale

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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Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014

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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