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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After 800 years, a proud Hindu ruling Delhi: Singhal

IANS New Delhi – The World Hindu Congress Friday saw exhortations on the potential of “Bharat” to provide “direction” to the world with VHP leader…
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Video: Bear mauls Indian farmer to death, injures second man (Warning: Graphic Content)

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian farmer was mauled to death and another left seriously injured after a terrifying and unusual bear attack in Karnataka on Monday,…
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Video: India’s real-life Spiderman scales buildings with bare hands

VANCOUVER DESI A 27-year-old man in India who is nicknamed the “real-life Spiderman” has become one of Karnataka’s leading tourist attractions for his ability to effortlessly…
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Victim of ski accident to open spinal-cord recovery centre in Richmond (w/video)

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI Dhruv Kapoor realized he was in deep trouble as he barrelled down a ski run in Russell, Man., on an icy…
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Doctor assisted suicide

Suresh Kurl: States that allow and encourage Euthanasia have to be God free zones

DR. SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  The following are the personal thoughts and feelings I had, when I attended a group of physicians, psychiatrists and religious…
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Spice Sports: Ryan Kesler returns, Lions fire head coach

GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI The return of beast mode descends upon us once again. Former Canuck Ryan Kesler makes his much anticipated return…
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Spice Sports: Canucks Game Preview & Darcy Rota interview

  GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI Tonight on the Spice Sports show we will preview game 19 of the Canucks season. The Canucks…
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Punjabi Chura

Punjab Chura: Not just pretty bangles

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Here comes the bride… all dressed in …red.  From head to toe adorned in red is your traditional Punjabi bride. But…
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Health Check


Abbotsford acupuncturist’s clients urged to get tested for HIV, hepatitis

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI Health authorities are urging clients of an Abbotsford acupuncturist to get tested for HIV and hepatitis after determining she failed to…
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Eight babies die in Pakistan as incubators malfunction

IANS/EFE Islamabad – Eight newborn babies died of asphyxiation at a hospital in eastern Pakistan’s Punjab province, after their incubators failed to supply them with…
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Too much texting bad for your spine

IANS New York – Simple texting on smartphone can exert nearly 23 kg of pressure on your spine depending on the angle at which you…
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Man isolated at New Delhi airport after traces of Ebola virus found in his semen

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — A 26-year-old Indian man who recovered from Ebola in Liberia has been placed in isolation at the New Delhi…
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God Boy-parasitic twin

Parents call baby with eight limbs God Boy, claim he looks like an Indian deity

CEN AGENCY A baby born with four arms and four legs has been dubbed God Boy by his parents because they say he looks like…
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India Sterilization Deaths

Director of Indian drug company arrested in sterilization deaths investigation

MUNEEZA NAQVI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Indian police have arrested the director of a drug manufacturing firm that allegedly supplied medication to women…
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Indian doctor arrested, blames tainted medicine for deaths of 13 women after sterilization

MUNEEZA NAQVI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — The doctor who conducted sterilization procedures after which 13 women died in central India was arrested, but…
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Rival Suspected Of Smear Using Dog Bite To Claim Rape

Indian dance instructor’s dog-bite selfie blows up into student rape allegation against him

CEN AGENCY An Indian dance instructor says his life has been ruined by social media after he posted an image of himself showing a dog…
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India’s sterilization drive leaves 8 women dead, 20 others seriously ill (w/video)

KATY DAIGLE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Eight Indian women have died and 20 others were in critical condition Tuesday after undergoing sterilization surgeries…
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Gut bacteria

Gut bacteria decide our body weight

IANS London – Our genetic makeup influences whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our body, shows a…
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