News By Charlie Anderson

Surrey

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 ...
Kabaddi

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. ...
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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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Bollywood dance guru Shiamak Davar gets Canadian dignitaries grooving with a dance lesson

VANCOUVER DESI A number of Canadian dignitaries got their very own personal dance lesson from the guru of Bollywood dance himself, Shiamak Davar, while attending…
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FILE PHOTO: A nine-year-old Palestinian girl  suffering from scoliosis sits as her mother shows her back x-ray as she is treated by U.S. pediatric orthopedic surgeon Hugh Watts (L) February 18, 2004 at Al-Quds hospital, in Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images

Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

IANS Mumbai  – A seven-year-old girl in Mumbai suffering from Scoliosis is the first in Western India to successfully undergo a new and revolutionary procedure…
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Rashida Samji

Former Vancouver notary public fined $33 million for fraud related to multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme

JAMES KELLER THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — A former notary in Vancouver who allegedly spent almost a decade collecting at least $100 million from investors…
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South Asian senior woman gets PR

After years of lobbying, 84-year-old South Asian woman secure in Canada

JEFF BELL TIMES COLONIST VANCOUVER ISLAND — Surjit Bhandal, the 84-year-old Saanich woman whose family successfully fought for her to be able to stay in Canada, has…
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Blogs

Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Delhi Elections: Bedi Says a Leaders’ Debate is a Tamasha (Circus)! Really?

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Voters of Delhi: Beware of the undemocratic proclivities of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Ms. Kiran Bedi the former…
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Harnoor Gill, a World Youth Ambassador with World Vision, is pictured here manning the World Visiion booth at Sunny View Middle School in Brampton, Ontario. Submitted photo.

Horizon: Help protect families from Ebola with World Vision

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI As many of you might know, I am a part of the organization of World Vision as one of the many…
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A man reads the latest issue of French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo bearing a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed at a French bookseller in Abidjan on January 19, 2015. SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images

The Paris Massacre: Two wrongs don’t make a right

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  Freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media is a right, enshrined in legislation/law,…
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Wrong? Right?

Who is the Next Dr. King?

RAYMON GREWAL VANCOUVER DESI Monday was a great day to remember Martin Luther King Jr, but America still falls short of paying real tribute to…
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Health Check

FILE PHOTO: A nine-year-old Palestinian girl  suffering from scoliosis sits as her mother shows her back x-ray as she is treated by U.S. pediatric orthopedic surgeon Hugh Watts (L) February 18, 2004 at Al-Quds hospital, in Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images

Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

IANS Mumbai  – A seven-year-old girl in Mumbai suffering from Scoliosis is the first in Western India to successfully undergo a new and revolutionary procedure…
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Desi-weird news

Baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ gets round-the-clock care at Indian hospital (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI A six-day-old baby is being given “round-the-clock” care in an Indian hospital after his mother claimed the boy spontaneously combusted, according to Britain’s…
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Sharon Nordstrom. Submitted photo.

Saskatoon woman snared in alleged fraudulent MS trial held in India

JONATHAN CHARLTON THE STARPHOENIX Sharon Nordstrom feels ashamed for participating in a $38,000 multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment in India that was not all it was…
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Indian scientists design morphine replacement for pain therapy

SAHANA GHOSH IANSKolkata – In a breakthrough that could impact the blurring realms of pain and pleasure, Indian scientists have designed a potential morphine replacement,…
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Researchers advise pregnant women to limit exposure to receipts and plastic

MARGARET MUNRO POSTMEDIA NEWS Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts as the ubiquitous bits of paper…
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Sex show

New Pakistani TV show focuses on sex, a topic once considered taboo in the religiously conservative country

ADIL JAWAD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — In religiously conservative Pakistan, a television call-in advice show is tackling an issue rarely discussed in public:…
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science-early childhood education

The influence of speech on toddlers

IANS New York – Talking to your toddlers could help strengthen their capacities to learn and succeed later in life, a research has revealed. Infants…
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Vancouver doctors find vial of urine hidden in patient’s rectum (with photos)

TOM BLACKWELL NATIONAL POST Vancouver doctors investigating a patient’s mysterious abdominal complaints were stunned to discover a vial of urine hidden inside his rectum, an…
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anti-ageing medicine

Ibuprofen an anti-ageing medicine?

IANS Washington – A common drug, Ibuprofen, which tackles pain and fever may also hold the key to a longer, healthier life, a study says….
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Ageless skin-beauty-anti-ageing

Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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