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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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Most South Asians and Chinese in B.C. have faced discrimination based on ethnicity

A quarter reported experiencing moderate or significant amounts of discrimination DOUGLAS TODD VANCOUVER DESI  Stereotyping. Verbal harassment. Poor customer service. Workplace unfairness. Exclusion from dating….
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MINOR ATACKED

False confession leads police to arrest new suspect in sexual assault of 9-year-old Surrey girl

FRANK LUBA VANCOUVER DESI A man who confessed to the sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl in Surrey has been released and a 28-year-old man…
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Dilwali Fest

Diwali Fest kicks off with IndiGlam fashion-fusion show (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI It was a classic mother-daughter argument that propelled Surrey’s Raji Khaira into a career of fashion design. Khaira, 25, grew up…
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Vancouver Desi

Canada Place caught the eye of man who builds models in chalk (w/gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Jagdeep Singh Bihal moved to Vancouver from India two years ago and did some sightseeing around the city,  it was…
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Blogs

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A look at the long and treacherous history behind today’s Diwali celebrations

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  History is full of treacheries and conspiracies. There is one in the family of Dashratha, the mighty king of Ayodhya. He…
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Harnoor Gill is all set to promote the World Vision’s Gift Catalogue campaign.

How to help World Vision this holiday season

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI World Vision is an organization that I happen to be a Youth Ambassador of and it is my joy to be…
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Pink Chai Living: Preserving the food culture of India with traditional cooking

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI This week I’m bringing back ‘ghar ka khana’ (homemade food). Let’s make cooking traditional foods cool again. For the last few…
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Acid Attack

Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment?

Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment? In the recent weeks it has been claimed a number of vigilantes , in the city of…
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Health Check

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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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Apple-Facebook-freeze

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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medical simulation

Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

RUPESH DUTTA IANS  New Delhi – With India facing a grave shortage of cadavers in medical institutions to train its doctors, surgical simulation – replacing…
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Assisted dying

British Columbians support doctor-assisted death: polls

TIFFANY CRAWFORD POSTMEDIA NEWS A new poll says 87 per cent of British Columbians support assisted dying, while across Canada 84 per cent of respondents…
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Surrey doctor suspended for improper conduct with female patient

IAN AUSTIN VANCOUVER DESI A Surrey doctor has been suspended for up to three months for improper conduct with a female patient. The College of…
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