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Priyanka Chopra admits she’s “regretful” of Reddit AMA

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra admit that she regrets her Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) and should have been better prepared. Following the nightmarish…
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Yo Yo Honey Singh buys Toronto-based team in World Kabaddi League

VANCOUVER DESI Punjabi rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh is the latest Bollywood celebrity to buy a team in the World Kabaddi League. “I follow all…
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Will Arjun Kapoor join the cast of another Chetan Bhagat adaptation Revolution 2020?

IANS New Delhi  – Is Arjun Kapoor giving the nod to a movie adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s Revolution 2020? The young actor prefers to stay…
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Yet to meet a naughtier young girl: Shah Rukh Khan on late actress Zohra Sehgal

IANS Mumbai  – Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who shared screen space with Bollywood’s late centenarian Zohra Sehgal, says he’s yet to meet a “naughtier young…
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Veteran Bollywood actress Zohra Sehgal dies at 102

IANS New Delhi – Veteran actress Zohra Sehgal died here Thursday of cardiac arrest at the age of 102, a family member said. A heart…
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An immensely lovable co-star: Amitabh Bachchan remembers Zohra Sehgal

IANS Mumbai – Megastar Amitabh Bachchan Thursday mourned the death of Indian cinema and theatre doyenne Zohra Sehgal, remembering her as an “immensely lovable co-star”,…
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Salman Khan books Eid 2015 slot for ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’

IANS Mumbai – If on this Eid Salman Khan will woo his fans with “Kick”, next year on the festive occasion the superstar will treat…
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Trailer of ‘Finding Fanny’ starring Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor crosses over 1.7 million views

IANS Mumbai – Within a day of its launch, the trailer of “Finding Fanny”, an English language film by Indian director Homi Adajania, has found…
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Gallery: Deepika Padukone and 9 other sexiest woman in the world

IANS Mumbai – Actress Deepika Padukone has been voted the sexiest woman in the world in a poll conducted by the FHM magazine. She will…
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Gallery: Hottest new faces in Bollywood 2014

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI The young and the restless are stirring up the calm world of Bollywood this year, ruled mostly by the three Khans…
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Video: Flash back to Miss World Canada in B.C.

VANCOUVER DESI The organizers of Miss World Canada – which was held in Surrey last May – have released some behind the scenes footage of…
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Bollywood’s Jacqueline Fernandez says Jackie O is her idol (w/ gallery)

IANS Mumbai — Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez was recently happy to learn that her Kick co-star Salman Khan compared her to yesteryear’s glamorous actress…
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World Cup News

Brazil heightens security for World Cup final

London, July 12 (IANS) — Brazilian authorities have said that they are planning for Rio de Janeiro’s largest ever security operation for the FIFA World…
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‘Argentine coach to step down after World Cup final’

Belo Horizonte, July 12 (IANS/EFE) — Alejandro Sabella plans to step down as coach of the Argentine national team following the squad’s FIFA World Cup…
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Rio’s Christ the Redeemer restored to former glory

Rio de Janeiro, July 12 (IANS/EFE) — The Christ the Redeemer statue that crowns Corcovado mountain here, being repaired since February after being damaged by…
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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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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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Can Crocs Be Cool?

On a recent trip to New York city, the big rumour on the street was a big sale was coming.  One that had people clearing…
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Life is most expensive in Vancouver, least in Karachi

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – Vancouver tops the list of most expensive Canadian cities to live in, surpassing Toronto for the second year in a…
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Indian luxury hotel valet smashes guest’s Lamborghini causing $340K worth damages

VANCOUVER DESI A valet at a five-star hotel in New Delhi crashed and virtually totalled a Lamborghini Gallardo, causing more than $340,000US in damages, according…
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Sleeping Man Puzzled Over Lost Clothes And Fireman Rescue

Man found sleeping topless on a narrow ledge 30 ft. above ground puzzled over lost clothes, firemen rescue

CEN AGENCY Chinese man Chi Chiang chose a bad place to sleep off a night on the town after finding a space on a narrow…
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Three Punjab teachers suspended after minor’s rape

IANS Chandigarh – Three women teachers of a government school in Punjab’s Ludhiana district were suspended Wednesday following the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl…
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‘Absolutely’ no cheating on wife, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson asserts

SAM COOPER THE PROVINCE Mayor Gregor Robertson spoke to the media for the first time Tuesday about separating from his wife, and insisted he has…
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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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Surrey to launch Rakhi Project photo challenge to get dialogue going

VANCOUVER DESI The City of Surrey’s Rakhi Project, a domestic abuse awareness initiative, is launching a social media photo challenge to get dialogue going in…
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Surrey mother still can’t convince immigration officials her marriage is the real thing

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Harpreet Sandhu just wants her family to be “complete” with her husband, two-year-old daughter and baby on the way together in…
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Surrey Six murder trial: Defence lawyer questions gangsters’ ‘unworthy of belief’ testimony on alleged conspiracy to kill drug dealer

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI A lawyer for accused Surrey Six killer Matthew Johnston questioned whether there was sufficient evidence to prove that a conspiracy to…
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Cars crash into homes in Surrey, Vancouver just hours apart

SURREY NOW AND VANCOUVER DESI Two cars have crashed into houses in Metro Vancouver in the past day, but neither resulted in serious injuries. Early…
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Surrey Six murder trial: Defence lawyer urges court to be cautious about testimony of ‘unsavoury’ Crown witnesses

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI A lawyer for accused Surrey Six killer Matthew Johnston urged a judge to exercise caution in considering the evidence of four…
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Three pedestrian crashes in Surrey in less than 24 hours

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW SURREY — Three pedestrian crashes in Surrey in less than 24 hours has Surrey Mounties shaking their heads. “The last 24…
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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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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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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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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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Wife’s expanding waistline not sufficient ground for divorce, court tells husband

VANCOUVER DESI A man in India cannot divorce his wife because of her sudden weight gain since their marriage, the Bombay High Court has ruled,…
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From cane to walker to wheelchair: Renowned Vancouver filmmaker turns camera on his battle with MS (w/ gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI In his early 20s, Jason DaSilva — a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design — was living “the…
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Stem cells can restore hearing ability

IANS New York – In a ray of hope for patients with hearing impairment, scientists have found that spiral ganglion stem cells present in the…
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Patients stashed in hallways as health minister trumpeted more Surrey ER beds, say nurses

IAN AUSTIN VANCOUVER DESI Nurses at Surrey Memorial Hospital charge that medical crises were going on as Health Minister Terry Lake was trumpeting the facility’s…
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Deaths by prescription painkillers on the rise in US, Canada

IANS Toronto – More people in the US and Canada are dying from common prescription painkillers than from overdoses of heroin and cocaine combined, a…
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