News By Charlie Anderson


Surrey mayoral candidates trade barbs over closed-door meetings

Ex-Mayor McCallum calls out opponents Hepner and Rasode for 'hypocrisy' [caption id="attachment_776000" align="alignright" width="300"] Doug McCallum is critical of his opponents' stances ...
Retired kabaddi player Lakha, right with the promising Dal, center and organizer Nitu, left at Lakha's Surrey home Wednesday August 28, 2013.   Ric Ernst / PNG

Kabaddi battling steroid use as sport becomes more professional

DAN FUMANO VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_618089" align="alignright" width="350"] Retired kabaddi player Lakha, right with the promising Dal, center and organizer Nitu, left at ...

Fiercely competitive kabaddi fast gathering popularity in B.C. (w/ gallery)

[caption id="attachment_613505" align="alignright" width="300"] Competitors clash during the Kabaddi tournament outside the Surrey Bell Centre in Surrey, BC, August 18, 2013. ...

Chilliwack opium growers will serve sentences in the community

JENNIFER SALTMAN THE PROVINCE Two men convicted of growing an opium poppy crop worth tens of thousands of dollars will serve their two-year ...
Sikh billboard in New Westminster

Disturbing image from India’s 1984 religious war displayed in New Westminster

IAN AUSTIN VANCOUVER DESI A disturbing image from a turbulent time in India’s recent past is now prominently featured on the New Westminster ...
New mosque for B,C,'s Almadiyya community

B.C.’s Ahmadiyya Muslim community finally has its own mosque

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_557965" align="alignright" width="377"] The local and Canada-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim community raised $8 million for its new mosque on ...
Salon Picasso owner Radha Sarn organized an early Mother's Day of pampering for seven-year-old son Gage Staley is fighting cancer.  Sam treated to the single mom  to a makeover followed by a special dinner at The Keg with Gage and his grandmother.

Salon Picasso’s Radha Sarn recognizes a very special mom with Mother’s Day makeover

THANDI FLETCHER VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_554087" align="alignright" width="188"] Salon Picasso owner Radha Sarn organized an early Mother's Day of pampering for Krystie Biernaczyk, ...
Sachdeva family vigil

‘It just happened in a split second – and everything’s gone’

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_549454" align="alignright" width="369"] Members of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara temple hold a candlelight vigil for the Sachdeva ...
Manjit Gill (left) and Serge Rai attend their human rights tribunal  in Vancouver  on April  30, 2013.   They have a complaint against the Langley Shark Club. (Wayne Leidenfrost/ PNG)

Shark Club bouncer says group turned away because they threatened him, called him racist

[caption id="attachment_547453" align="alignright" width="309"] Manjit Gill (left) and Serge Rai attend their human rights tribunal in Vancouver on April 30, 2013. ...
Ismaili community

Ismaili Muslim community donates treasures to UBC Museum of Anthropology

[caption id="attachment_543621" align="alignnone" width="475"] UBC Museum of Anthropology Director Anthony Alan Shelton (from left to right), Manager of Administration Salma Mawani ...
Surrey Khalsa Day

Sikh youth show Vaisakhi pride through volunteering, taking action (with gallery)

[caption id="attachment_541634" align="alignnone" width="475"] An estimated 220,000 people took part in the 13th annual Surrey Khalsa Vaisakhi Parade in Surrey, B.C., ...
Shiamak Davar

Times of India Film Awards rehearsals feature more than 70 local dancers going hard (with video)

[ooyala code="h4dzRqYTqg2kGt2w3PSl_tNhKL1ani-V"] LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI More than 70 local dancers are working full days and into the wee hours of the morning preparing ...

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World Cup final

Underarm incident recalled as Australia-New Zealand rivalry rekindles in World Cup final

STEVE MCMORRAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Relations between New Zealand and Australia at a political level have regained their natural cordiality in the…
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Cricket World Cup

Clarke’s Australians prepare to take on unpopular role in the World Cup final vs New Zealand

JOHN PYE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Win or lose, Michael Clarke and his Australian teammates are probably going to be portrayed as the…
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India-Australia-weird news

Youth cut his tongue as sacrifice at an Indian temple for nation’s cricket victory

IANS Chennai – In a senseless act, a cricket crazy youth in Tamil Nadu offered the tip of his tongue as a sacrifice at a…
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Freedom-Section 66A-India

Teenager shoots himself after father bans Facebook chat

IANS Lucknow - A 14-year-old boy shot himself Thursday after his father reprimanded him for chatting too often on social networking site Facebook, police said. The…
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Messy Bedroom with quote

Simplify Your Space for Spring

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “There exists within each of us a natural state of simple and open awareness in which we feel happy, light, and…
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Pt. Yogesh Samsi

Calling all Tabla students, teachers and artists to Surrey

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI  Pandit Yogesh Samsi will be conducting a 4-day Tabla workshop series from March 30 to April 2 and a Solo table concert on…
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Harnoor Gill is volunteering at the World Vision Canada headquarers in Mississauga, Ontario

Ready, Set, Fundraise!

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI A fitness goal is unlike any other goal in this world and it’s a goal in life that almost everyone strives…
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Vancouver Canucks

Whitest Brown Guy: Not your typical Hockey Dad

RANDY SANGHA VANCOUVER DESI So here I am at the tail of end of the ice hockey season.  No, not those guys…what are they called,…
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Health Check


When my life was interrupted by cancer

HINDUSTAN TIMES As Benjamin Franklin pointed out, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. The latter comes as a grim reminder every…
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delivery-emergency landing

Woman goes into labour on board Qatar Airways flight, gives birth before emergency landing

THE CANADIAN PRESS The passenger load on a Qatar Airways flight grew by one when a woman went into labour and delivered her baby before…
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Vancouver-health check

Measles alert issued in Vancouver

VANCOUVER DESI Travellers aboard an Air China flight to Vancouver may have been exposed to the measles virus, say local health officials. Vancouver Coastal Health…
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cancer treatment

Popular artificial sweetener may treat aggressive cancers

IANS New York – Once considered as a possible carcinogen, the artificial sweetener saccharin could actually lead to the development of drugs capable of combating…
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Colorado-horrific tragedy

‘She cut me.… I’m pregnant’: Police release woman’s 911 call after unborn baby ‘removed’ from womb

WASHINGTON POST A 26-year-old pregnant woman in Colorado, spotting a Craigslist ad for baby clothes, drove to the home of the woman who placed the…
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Medical clipboard and stethoscope

Wealth behind decline in number of reproducing males

IANS New York – Researchers have discovered a dramatic decline in genetic diversity in male lineages four to eight thousand years ago — likely the…
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‘We should be eating things that taste good’

Vancouver doctor says scientific evidence supports eating whatever you like RICHARD WATTS TIME COLONIST Dr. John Sloan, a B.C. family doctor, treats his coffee like…
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patient and surgeon

Inspired Life: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time

WASHINGTON POST In residency, there’s a saying: The days are long, but the years are short. In neurosurgical training, the day usually began a little…
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Indian doctors use glue to fix patient’s bleeding lung

IANS New Delhi – A 60-year-old patient suffering from massive hemoptysis underwent a rare treatment process in which his blood vessel was fixed with a…
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Want in vitro treatment? Must vow you have had lots and lots of sex first

THE CANADIAN PRESS Quebec women who want government-financed in vitro fertilization will have to sign a statement saying they have been sexually active for a…
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