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Christy Clark

Is a ‘Quick Win’ anything like a ‘Quickie?’ Plus more on ‘ethnicgate’

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_517291" align="alignright" width="405"] If employees in B.C. Premier Christy Clark's government were being identified by their ethnicity then ...
Praveen Kadle

Global business forum in Vancouver aimed at forging new B.C.-India links

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_517280" align="alignright" width="405"] Praveen Kadle, founding managing director & CEO, Tata Capital, is one of the featured speakers ...
Poonam Randhawa

Justice for Vancouver teen shot to death in 1999 as accused ex-boyfriend enters surprise guilty plea

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_517267" align="alignright" width="300"] Santa Monica Police Department booking photo of Ninderjit Singh, who on March 11, 2013 pleaded ...
Samba Fusion

Local dancers all smiles as they audition for Times of India Film Awards gala event

VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_517251" align="alignright" width="405"] Members of Samba Fusion (from left), Dancarina, Naija and Andrea Monteiro, wait to audition to be ...
M.J. Akbar

Where does India go from here? UBC lectures examine emergence of country post-colonization

VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_517225" align="alignright" width="405"] Journalist and author M. J. Akbar (left) speaks during the Jaipur Literature Festival as former correspondent ...
Arvin Atwal

Vancouver Giants rookie defenceman Arvin Atwal is both a fighter and a dancer

STEVE EWEN VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_517217" align="alignright" width="300"] Vancouver Giants Arvin Atwal in WHL hockey action against the Everett Silvertips at the ...
MONTREAL, QUEBEC; FEBRUARY 16,  2011 --  Logo photo of Jack Jebwab, director of the Association for Canadian  Studies, outside his office in Montreal, February 16, 2011.            (John Mahoney/THE GAZETTE)

Most Canadians in favour of limits on immigration, want Canadian values protected: poll

ARMINA LIGAYA POSTMEDIA NEWS [caption id="attachment_517207" align="alignright" width="405"] Jack Jedwab, the executive director of Montreal-based think-tank Association for Canadian Studies, said there is a ...
Christy Clark

A treatise on the politics of inclusion

MANPREET GREWAL VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_517193" align="alignright" width="405"] Premier Christy Clark had the opportunity to fight to keep money and programs in B.C. ...
Ujjal Dosanjh

Former BC NDP premier Ujjal Dosanjh slams ‘ethnicgate’ debate as ‘nauseating’

DIRK MEISSNER  THE CANADIAN PRESS [caption id="attachment_517201" align="alignright" width="405"] Ujjal Dosanjh believes the ethnic vote scandal has become 'a bit of a joke.' ...
Annie George

New York widow found guilty of harbouring illegal Indian maid

MICHAEL HILL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [caption id="attachment_516722" align="alignright" width="405"] Annie George has been found guilty of keeping Valsamma Mathai in the United States ...
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law arrested, goes on trial in New York for ‘conspiring to kill U.S. citizens’

[caption id="attachment_516659" align="alignright" width="405"] In this courtroom drawing, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, leans forward as he is handcuffed ...
Indian wedding

India boasts child brides in 47 per cent of all marriages, says UN Population Fund

CHARLTON DOKI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [caption id="attachment_516637" align="alignright" width="405"] A groom puts vermilion on the forehead of his bride during wedding ritual in ...

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Two dead, including gunman, in school shooting north of Seattle

DOUG ESSER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least…
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Ottawa shooter kicked out of Burnaby mosque two years ago

Zehaf-Bibeau was asked to leave the mosque, because he had “gotten a hold of keys and stuff from the mosque, and when he got out…
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U.S. company penalized for mistreatment of Indian employees working 122 hours in a week

MICHAEL LIEDTKE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO – A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labour regulators…
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DESI-SOCCER

Surrey soccer captain played the U-18 national club championship using only one foot

KYLE BENNING SURREY NOW SOUTH SURREY – Kyle Sohi’s perseverance and performance in the 2014 Sport Chek National Club Championships U-18 Cup Final might go…
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Blogs

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Raita Biscuits

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI I started this year with a goal to become a better runner and train for a marathon. For me it was…
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Dosanjh: We must criminalize glorification, encouragement of terrorism

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Nonetheless what has happened in the heart of our capital on the heels…
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Decadent Diwali-Inspired Chocolate Twirls

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI No one does decadent desserts better than (sweeping generalization alert:) South Asians during festive holidays like Diwali. With the cornucopia of…
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Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
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Health Check

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Pakistan detects 3 more polio cases, bringing total to 220 as world marks awareness day

MUNIR AHMED THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number…
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Australian surgeons successfully transplant ‘dead’ heart

IANS Sydney – Australian surgeons said Friday that they have made a major breakthrough by making a dead heart beat again and successfully using it…
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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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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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Bollywood

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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