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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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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File photo: Indian villagers gather near the body of an elephant in a field in the northeastern state of Assam on July 8, 2013. It is believed that the elephant was electrocuted by power lines as they walked through fields of growing rice at night . STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Four elephants die from shoddy electrical wires in Indian forest

VANCOUVER DESI A wild elephant has died after it was electrocuted when it stumbled into low hanging electrical wires in a northeastern Indian forest, according…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Six-year-old worshipped for patch of hair on his back that has grown into a tail

VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old Indian boy is being worshipped by villagers for a small patch of hair on his back that has grown into a…
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Opinion: Britain’s youngest mom — 12-year-old — isn’t a case for the midwife, it’s a case for the police

ALLISON PEARSON THE DAILY TELEGRAPH  A girl aged 12 years and three months became Britain’s youngest mother over the weekend. She was still at primary…
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Blogs

Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI The recent 9% BC Hydro rate increase was no April Fools’ prank.  Did it motivate you to find ways to save?…
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Indian Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi gestures to supporters during a rally in New Delhi on April 6, 2014. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Wicked Cricket: Vancouver Windies’ victorious third time in a row

VIDU SAHABANDU VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Windies bagged another victory on Sunday and are looking forward to a fourth to make it to the semifinals. Captain…
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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

Indian dishes made simple with Bal Arneson’s latest cookbook featuring tasty seasoning combinations JULIAN ARMSTRONG POSTMEDIA NEWS Indian cooking has become ever more popular, thanks…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAI, India — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers…
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