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Celebrity splits in times of ‘Splitsvilla’ (w/gallery)

RADHIKA BHIRANI IANS  The ball for the seventh season of "Splitsvilla" on the idiot box is ready to roll, but in the real ...
In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri attends the NCAA college basketball game between Syracuse and North Carolina State in Syracuse, N.Y. AP Photo/Nick Lisi

Miss America asks U.S. high school to reconsider suspending student who asked her to prom (w/ gallery)

[imagebrowser id=773] THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  YORK, Pa. — Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high ...
In this photo combo are seen the Aga Khan, imam of the Ismaili Muslim community, on Sept. 6, 2004 in Berlin and his then wife Begum Inaara Aga Khan on May, 20,2004 in Madrid. AP Photo/Jan Bauer, Paul White

Aga Khan, his 10-year divorce battle and a deal for nearly $100 million

[caption id="attachment_732343" align="alignright" width="300"] In this photo combo are seen the Aga Khan, imam of the Ismaili Muslim community, on Sept. ...
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Pakistan willing to do business with controversial Hindu nationalist, says minister

DAVID BLAIR THE DAILY TELEGRAPH Pakistan would be willing to “deal with” Narendra Modi if the controversial Hindu nationalist wins the forthcoming general ...
Pakistani rescue workers investigate the site of a grenade attack on a crowded movie theater that killed and wounded many people in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. About 80 people were watching a movie called “Yarana,” which means friendship in Pashto, said an official. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which come days after Pakistan began a peace process with Taliban militants fighting in the country’s northwest to end the violence that has killed more than 40,000 people in recent years. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Bomb attack on Pakistan city’s last porn cinema claims 13 lives

[caption id="attachment_716626" align="alignright" width="300"] Pakistani rescue workers investigate the site of a grenade attack on a crowded movie theater that killed ...
Jagrup Singh Baidwan at Delta Courthouse in 2002. Artist sketch by Felicity Don. Province staff photo by David Clark

Murdered Langley man’s family fear day parole could delay deportation of his killer

JENNIFER SALTMAN  [caption id="attachment_698712" align="alignright" width="300"] Jagrup Singh Baidwan at Delta Courthouse in 2002. Artist sketch by Felicity Don. Province staff photo ...
Harpal Dhaliwal is wanted on outstanding warrants for criminal negligence causing bodily harm, carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless use of a firearm, possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition in connection to the shooting from Jan. 7.

Suspect in Surrey convenience store shooting identified by police

[caption id="attachment_695845" align="alignright" width="239"] Harpal Dhaliwal is wanted on outstanding warrants for criminal negligence causing bodily harm, carrying a concealed weapon, ...
Sanjeevani Wijenaike came from Sri Lanka in 2010 and has found temp work. She offers advice and suggestions to other immigrants looking for work in the area. Kim Stallknecht/PNG

Immigrant Expo aims to help newcomers find what they need to get started, including a job

[caption id="attachment_677898" align="alignright" width="300"] Sanjeevani Wijenaike came from Sri Lanka in 2010 and has found temp work. She offers advice and ...
Pictured here is Dara Mothada, past president of Vancouver and Surrey-based sports club, Azaad Kabaddi B.C. Indian police are alleging he is one of 40 Indo Canadians involved in an international drug smuggling ring in India. Mothada denies the claims and has not been charged. HANDOUT photo

Richmond man accused of having drug ties says Indian police trying to smear his name

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_663888" align="alignright" width="175"] Pictured here is Dara Mothada, past president of Vancouver and Surrey-based sports club, Azaad Kabaddi ...
In this Oct. 11, 2013, file photo Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old girl from Pakistan, who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating education for girls, speaks on occasion of the International Day of the Girl at the World Bank in Washington. Malala has inspired the development of school curriculum encouraging advocacy. George Washington University announced Monday, Oct. 14, that faculty members are creating curriculum tools to accompany her book, "I Am Malala." Several faculty members will pilot the curriculum early next year for both college and high school instruction. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

U.S. university develops advocacy curriculum inspired by Pakistani teen shot by Taliban

BY KIMBERLY HEFLING  [caption id="attachment_650023" align="alignright" width="400"] In this Oct. 11, 2013, file photo Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old girl from Pakistan, who ...
Tracy Dignum and son Thomas relax at home in West Vancouver on October 17, 2013. They are part of the Night of Miracles event. (Wayne Leidenfrost/ PNG)

Thomas’ miracle recovery will highlight Night of Miracles fundraiser (w/ video)

[ooyala code="w4Y2MwZzrFVIsaQoVUgSMYrS4n0pv5YP"] LARISSA CAHUTE  VANCOUVER DESI  West Vancouver’s Tracy Dignum can still vividly recall the day her youngest son suffered a severe stroke. While at ...

Visiting Sikh priest received 90 days in jail for sex assault

GURPREET SINGH AND STEPHANIE IP   [caption id="attachment_648555" align="alignright" width="400"] FILE PHOTO: A visiting Sikh priest from India has been sentenced to prison ...

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Avoiding relapse, inviting happiness over the Holiday Season

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI The holiday season can be an especially challenging time for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviours. Holiday parties and celebrations with…
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Pakistani student who skipped school on the day of Taliban rampage ‘isn’t talking to anyone’

VANCOUVER DESI A 15-year-old student of Pakistan’s Army Public School  – which was bombed by the Taliban this week, killing 141 people, of which 132…
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Sikhs to quit Trudeau's Liberals

Sikhs ‘across Canada’ to jump Trudeau ship

Nominations issue: ‘We are not Liberals, that’s for sure,’ says general secretary of Vancouver temple LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI A large group of Sikhs in…
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Vancouver accountant pins hopes on civil action against newspaper publisher he says attacked him

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI A Vancouver accountant is upset that a prominent South Asian newspaper publisher he accused of attacking him won’t go to trial….
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Avoiding relapse, inviting happiness over the Holiday Season

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI The holiday season can be an especially challenging time for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviours. Holiday parties and celebrations with…
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Volunteers loaded up toys for charities

8th Annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive collects over 3500 toys!

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI Victor Ghirra’s giving spirit is alive and well with help from the Benevolent Brotherhood Society, Ghirra family, the Co-operators Insurance agencies…
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Recipe: Perfect for Hanukkah – Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

VANCOUVER DESI – JESSIE LEHAIL Sigh….these Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes are good. They’re very, very good. So don’t attempt them unless you’re willing to deal…
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Successfully handling stress during the ‘Holiday Season’

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI For many people, the holidays can be stressful. The expectation that the season is one of joy, when we may not…
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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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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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Alcohol blackouts not funny at all

IANS New York – Some people think that alcohol-related blackouts, bad hangovers and outrageous behaviour at parties are funny. It is actually not. According to…
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How old do you feel? The answer might help predict your death: Study

LINDSEY TANNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – How old do you feel? Think carefully — the answer might help predict how much longer you’ll live….
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Is Vancouver ruining yoga? India thinks so (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouverites have a passion for yoga. Studios have become as commonplace as coffee shops and sushi joints in the city, but…
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Drinking from chemical-laden cans may raise BP

IANS Seoul – Think again before you pick up that can from the department store for your favourite food or drink for it may lead…
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FAILED CATARACT SURGERIES

At least 24 poor, elderly patients go blind after free cataract surgery in north India

CHONCHUI NGASHANGVA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Authorities ordered an investigation Friday after at least 24 poor and elderly people went blind following cataract…
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20 Pakistani children infected with HIV after blood transfusions

VANCOUVER DESI Nearly 20 children in Pakistan have tested positive for HIV after receiving blood transfusions, an international news agency has reported. According to Reuters,…
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Don’t ignore cancer symptoms

IANS London – Perhaps driven by fear, people often prefer to dismissing potential warning signs of cancer, thereby putting their lives at risk, says a…
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An Indian family’s strange wedding gift request: Pledge to donate blood and organs

VANCOUVER DESI Instead of the traditional gold and valuables, a Gujarati wedding on Sunday issued a strange gift request – for guests to donate blood…
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