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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False confession leads police to arrest new suspect in sexual assault of 9-year-old Surrey girl

FRANK LUBA VANCOUVER DESI A man who confessed to the sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl in Surrey has been released and a 28-year-old man…
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Dilwali Fest

Diwali Fest kicks off with IndiGlam fashion-fusion show (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI It was a classic mother-daughter argument that propelled Surrey’s Raji Khaira into a career of fashion design. Khaira, 25, grew up…
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Vancouver Desi

Canada Place caught the eye of man who builds models in chalk (w/gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Jagdeep Singh Bihal moved to Vancouver from India two years ago and did some sightseeing around the city,  it was…
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Diwali organizer inspired by memories of Mumbai revelry

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver’s Rohit Chokhani can still recall his childhood in Mumbai when Indian streets would light up with fireworks and life would…
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Acid Attack

Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment?

Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment? In the recent weeks it has been claimed a number of vigilantes , in the city of…
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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS CENTER BLOG: Understanding Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “To heal an addiction, you first need to recognize the destructive patterns of conditioned behavior that are dominating your life. When…
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Cineplex Free Movies October 18, 2014

Coupon Queen: Cineplex hosts free movies on Saturday, October 18

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI This Saturday, Cineplex Entertainment is inviting Canadian families to enjoy a morning of free movies at their local theatre to…
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Karvachauth Mehndi

Karva Chauth: To fast for a man or a celebration of womanhood?

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Recently, I was having tea and snacks with a dear friend getting married next year.   She was a bit frazzled…
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Health Check

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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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World Health Organization

Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
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Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

IANS Mumbai – Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken…
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medical simulation

Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

RUPESH DUTTA IANS  New Delhi – With India facing a grave shortage of cadavers in medical institutions to train its doctors, surgical simulation – replacing…
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Assisted dying

British Columbians support doctor-assisted death: polls

TIFFANY CRAWFORD POSTMEDIA NEWS A new poll says 87 per cent of British Columbians support assisted dying, while across Canada 84 per cent of respondents…
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Surrey doctor suspended for improper conduct with female patient

IAN AUSTIN VANCOUVER DESI A Surrey doctor has been suspended for up to three months for improper conduct with a female patient. The College of…
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