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US NATO commander in Afghanistan says IS growing but not yet operational

By Rahim Faiez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KABUL -- The commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Saturday that the Islamic State group ...

Officials in southeastern India say heat wave has caused about 230 deaths since mid-April

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HYDERABAD, India -- About 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, ...

Officials in southeastern India say heat wave has caused about 230 deaths since mid-April

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HYDERABAD, India -- About 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, ...

US NATO commander in Afghanistan says IS growing but not yet operational

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KABUL -- The commander of international forces in Afghanistan says the Islamic State group is actively recruiting in Afghanistan ...

War, love and revenge meet in Jacques Audiard’s genre-bending drama ‘Dheepan’ at Cannes

By Jill Lawless THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNES, France -- For much of its running time, Jacques Audiard's new film, "Dheepan," is a gritty ...

This charming man: Sepp Blatter set to polarize opinion for 4 more years as FIFA president

By Graham Dunbar THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA -- Sepp Blatter divides opinion so much even his opponents are charmed by him. Two sides of ...

War, love and revenge meet in Jacques Audiard’s genre-bending drama ‘Dheepan’ at Cannes

By Jill Lawless THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNES, France -- For much of its running time, Jacques Audiard's new film, "Dheepan," is a gritty ...

Officials in southeastern India say heat wave has caused about 230 deaths since mid-April

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HYDERABAD, India -- About 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, ...

Officials in southeastern India say heat wave has caused about 230 deaths since mid-April

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HYDERABAD, India -- Officials say about 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast ...

UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight as search for boats continues

By Robin McDowell And Tran Van Minh THE ASSOCIATED PRESS YANGON, Myanmar -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations ...

Officials in southeastern India say heat wave has caused about 230 deaths since mid-April

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HYDERABAD, India -- Officials say about 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast ...

Pakistan coach Waqar Younis says team is missing offspinner Saeed Ajmal

By Rizwan Ali THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAHORE, Pakistan -- Pakistan coach Waqar Younis believes the team was missing offspinner Saeed Ajmal as it ...

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Identical twins’ mark sheets almost as identical and the story of a courageous young achiever

HINDUSTAN TIMES AND VANCOUVER DESI They are identical twins and, interestingly, even their mark sheets look almost the same. Ranchi twins Aporupa and Anorupa Chattopadhyay …
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U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

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100 year journey

Apart from the overwhelming cold, Sucha Singh Bagri has fond memories of his first few days in B.C.

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Sucha Singh Bagri arrived in Canada with his father Harnam Singh Bagri on Feb 2, 1935, on the Empress of Russia,…
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Indian chef-recipes

Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain shortcuts, secrets, and tried-and-true recipes. They are valuable records, illustrating changing…
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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

On May 3rd 2015, I took part in a marathon for the very first time in my life. As a teenager, I enjoy exercise whether…
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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Finding the Mother Within

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Everyone is born from a mother. And, even if individuals are separated from their biological mothers after birth, ideally they receive…
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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

Two lawsuits have been filed against the famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar in British Columbia, Canada. Two former students and employees of Shiamak Davar allege…
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Pioneers

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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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100 year journey

Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Harchet Hari His mother and father had already successfully settled into a new life in Calgary from their previous one in…
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B.C.’s South Asian pioneers kept aside their differences to gain the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI “The government took our vote away in 1907. We got the Dominion vote in 1946 but you couldn’t vote in the…
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“I didn’t know anything about her:” Mayo Singh married Bishan Kaur, the girl his parents chose

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Mayo Singh was born in 1888 in a Punjab village called Paldi, a name that would ultimately bring him a measure…
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Health Check

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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Why a weak handshake is bad news for your heart

LAURA DONNELLY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH The strength of your handshake could indicate the chance of a futureheart attack, a major study suggests. Researchers found that…
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India-pharma-under scanner

U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

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