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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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Self-compassion leads to positive body image in women

IANS Toronto – Women who accept and tolerate their bodily imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their high body mass index…
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British comedian John Oliver again covers Indian politics in HBO show, takes aim at Modi’s U.S. visit (w/ video)

VANCOUVER DESI British comedian John Oliver has covered Indian politics yet again on his new HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In this…
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Last remaining family member of Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh dies in Toronto

IANS Chandigarh — The younger sister and last remaining blood relative of revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh has died in Canada, according to relatives in…
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Komagata Maru

India honours 100-year anniversary of Komagata Maru with commemorative coins

IANS New Delhi — India on Monday released a set of special coins as part of a year-long centenary commemoration of the 1914 Komagata Maru…
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Blogs

Vancouver Desi blogger

Horizon: Because I am a World Changer

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI My vision to the world. I am what many would call the outgoing teenager, which seems weird to some, as people…
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Seat

Turban-Esque: Perfect for a long drive

Great semi-casual look for the fall with the blazer and raw denim. The shoes and watch are nice complements adding to the effortless feel of…
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Coconut Confetti Corn

JESSIE LEHAIL, INDIAN INFLUENCE With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to talk turkey and side dishes. Most cooks are loyal to their turkey…
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Addiction

The Importance of A Strong Support Network in Recovering from Addiction

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Healing from addiction and addictive behaviours is very often seen as a solitary process. The person struggling is viewed as the…
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Health Check

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Self-compassion leads to positive body image in women

IANS Toronto – Women who accept and tolerate their bodily imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their high body mass index…
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Villagers bury woman to cure her after getting ‘shocked’

CEN AGENCY Villagers in India sprung into action after one of their neighbours was suffered a high voltage electric shock – by burying her up…
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Fruits and vegetables linked to mental well-being

IANS London – The more portions of fruits and vegetables you take in a day, the better are your chances of improving mental well-being along…
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Dr. Rohit Joshi, chairman of Aarna Superspecialty Hospital in Gujarat.

Newborn Indian baby has tail – that was his parasitic twin – removed

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian baby born with a 350 grams, 12-cm ‘tail’ on his back has had it removed just five days after birth, according…
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Birth, maternal care

Maternal health in, climate change out: A look at Canada’s changing UN speeches

ALEXANDER PANETTA THE CANADIAN PRESS UNITED NATIONS — A scan of Canadian speeches at the United Nations General Assembly reveals a shift in priorities during…
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‘Angelina Effect’ makes more women test for breast cancer

IANS London – The ‘Angelina Effect’ has more than doubled the genetic counselling and testing for breast cancer risk among British women. The ‘Angelina Effect’…
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New vaccines can change India’s health battles: Melinda Gates

IANS New Delhi – Introduction of four new vaccines in India’s national immunization programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country’s…
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Japan human trials

World’s first lab grown stem cells implanted

IANS Tokyo – Japanese researchers have successfully implanted lab-grown retinal tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) into a woman in her 70s – the…
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Cancer

Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led…
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Japan human trials

Lab-generated stem cells set for human trial in Japan

IANS Tokyo – In a major boost to stem cell research, a Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is set to become the first…
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Gene key to slowing ageing process identified

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated…
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E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine

IANS New York – Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in…
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