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Contract killer who murdered mom of 6 gets day parole, but likely on his way out of Canada

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI A contract killer who bludgeoned a Matsqui mother of six to death in 1985 has been granted day parole, ...
A family member of a passenger from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 waits for news at the Lido Hotel on March 22, Beijing China. The search to identify whether two large objects spotted via satellite in the Indian Ocean are related to missing flight MH370 continues today, for the third day, with no results. The airliner went missing two weeks ago carrying 239 passengers and crew en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Agonizing wait drags on for relatives of missing on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

By Christopher Bodeen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Like other relatives of passengers of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Wang Zheng's frustration and anger ...
A woman writes on a board of messages and well-wishes dedicated to people involved with the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner MH370, Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Sepang, Malaysia. The Malaysian passenger jet missing for more than a week had its communications deliberately disabled and its last signal came about seven and a half hours after takeoff, raising the likelihood it was hijacked.

Investigators now believe Malaysian Airlines jet was deliberately diverted, either by hijacker or crew

IAN MADER and EILEEN NG THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [caption id="attachment_731917" align="alignright" width="375"] A woman writes on a board of messages and well-wishes dedicated ...
A grandfather tells his granddaughter about a long-lost friend in a moving film from Google that shows the power of its search engine.

Moving Google promotional video shows the power of search to unite — even across contentious borders such as India and Pakistan

DAN FUMANO VANCOUVER DESI A poignant new video from Google India is racking up millions of views and bringing tears to viewers’ eyes ...
The team from Princess Margaret Secondary become the first Canadian team to win NASA's International Space Settlement Design Competition earlier this month.

Surrey students return from NASA design adventure as winners

CHRISTOPHER POON SURREY NOW Houston, problem solved. A team of Surrey students have put Canada on the galactic map by becoming the ...
Surjit Bhandal, 83, received word Friday that Citizenship and Immigration Canada will allow her to stay in Canada on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. Lyle Stafford/Times Colonist files

Elderly Vancouver Island aunt allowed to stay in Canada after five-year fight

KATHERINE DEDNYA  VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST [caption id="attachment_554989" align="alignright" width="402"] Surjit Bhandal, 83, received word Friday that Citizenship and Immigration Canada will allow her ...
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Surrey Vaisakhi Parade 2013 draws an estimated 220,000 people

The annual parade and community party that fills the streets of Surrey with sights, sounds and the smell of delicious Indian ...
Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade and Celebration

Vancouver celebrates Vaisakhi with a hearty parade (with video, gallery)

[ooyala code="11eWN5YTrR_nSRJ6dNEotGYSAVghzJ8d"] LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_536266" align="alignright" width="311"] The annual Sikh Vaisakhi parade rolls through Vancouver, B.C. to the delight of thousands ...
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All India Sweets to get plaque honouring Vancouver’s fast-vanishing Punjabi Market

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_535424" align="alignright" width="266"] All India Sweets & Restaurant received the historical plaque on behalf of the entire Punjabi ...
A campaign image from Avaaz.org, which is trying to reverse a Maldives decision to whip a 15-year-old rape survivor for having consensual premarital sex with another man.

Rape horror in paradise: teen victim ordered to be whipped in Maldives

VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_524799" align="alignright" width="400"] A campaign image from Avaaz.org, which is trying to reverse a Maldives decision to whip a ...
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Villagers incensed by slow police response to rape, killing of three young sisters

NIRMALA GEORGE  THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [caption id="attachment_508985" align="alignright" width="360"] In this Dec. 29, 2012, file photo, Indian women participate in a silent procession ...
Sultan of Selangor State in Malaysia

RELIGION: Malaysian Sultan tells Sikhs, Christians they cannot call their God ‘Allah’

[caption id="attachment_436694" align="alignright" width="400"] Sultan of Selangor State in Malaysia[/caption] Vancouver Desi A Malaysian Sultan from the State of Selangor has decreed that ...

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Minor allegedly raped by temple priest in southern India

HINDUSTAN TIMES An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a temple priest in Bangalore on Tuesday, less than a month after a seven-year-old was raped…
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Miss Diva 2014 gears up for auditions

IANS New Delhi – Miss Diva, that was launched last year as an official franchise from India for Miss Universe, is set to start auditions…
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Indian telecom company’s not so progressive ad featuring a “boss wife” causes Twitter reaction

IANS New Delhi  – Is a woman who calls the shots in the office then goes home to cook for her husband – who’s also…
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Toddler falls into pot of boiling syrup, dies

  IANS New Delhi – A three-year-old boy died after he fell into a pot of boiling sugar syrup, police said here Wednesday. The child,…
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Blogs

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Here Come the Newly Weds!

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Men dressed in bright uniforms, playing the traditional tune of the Bollywood hit song “Mere yaar ki shaadi hai” (It’s my…
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Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center Blog: Using Nonviolent Communication To Nurture Your Relationships

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “When all your desires are distilled You will cast two votes:
 To love more. And be happy.”
~Hafiz Human beings are social…
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It’s a girl! Those words were a death sentence for 37 million girls and counting in India

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI It’s a girl! Unfortunately for approximately 37 million girls in India- these words were their fate. According to the 2011 Census…
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Fitness Facts – Benefits of Indian Lassi

In the age of shakes made of every vegetable and fruit imaginable or protein powder power drinks – let’s take things back to a time…
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Commonwealth Games

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Indian artistic gymnast Dipa gets bronze

IANS Glasgow – Indian artistic gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the women’s vault bronze in the final of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. England’s Claudia Fragapane…
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India bags three gold medals, one silver in wrestling (w/gallery)

Sushil Kumar, Amit Kumar and Vinesh won gold, Canadian Korey Jarvis defeated Rajeev Tomar who won silver IANS Glasgow – Sushil Kumar led the charge…
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Kate, William and other royals in the house at the Commonwealth Games

DENNIS PASSA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — The second in line to the British throne visited the Commonwealth Games on Monday, and he brought along…
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Health Check

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Antibiotic-fed poultry harming consumers: Study

IANS New Delhi – Large scale, indiscriminate use of antibiotics in the poultry industry has led to antibiotic resistance in Indians who are falling prey…
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Lechal-wearable technology

Vibrating Indian smart shoes help you navigate to your destination handsfree

VANCOUVER DESI A smart shoe in India is claiming to be the next big thing in wearable technology. The Lechal (“take me there” in Hindi,) from…
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Bollywood Bigg Boss

Salman Khan’s charitable organization to help 100 kids with heart condition

IANS Mumbai – Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has announced that his Being Human (BH) charitable organization will help “100 genuine patients” suffering from heart condition…
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Indian baby whose head swelled to three times its size smiling and laughing a year later (w/ photos)

VANCOUVER DESI A three-year-old girl in New Delhi who was given little chance of survival after her head swelled to three times its normal size…
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Prescription pill bottle containing oxycodone is pictured in a June 20, 2012 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Former U.S. chief of medicine indicted for prescription fraud

IANS Washington  – A U.S. court has indicted a former chief of medicine of illegally running a prescription racket that led to the death of…
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Indian teen boy gets 232 teeth removed from “very rare” tumour in his jaw

VANCOUVER DESI A 17-year-old boy in India underwent a seven-hour long operation on Monday to have a whopping 232 teeth removed from a “very rare”…
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Dos and don’ts for pregnant women while travelling

IANS New Delhi – Expecting mothers with normal pregnancy are not prevented from travelling by airplane, train, four-wheelers, but they need to be cautious, says…
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A different kind of courtroom drama: Woman gives birth to baby girl in witness room

IANS London – A heavily-pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl in a court in Britain after going into labour in the witness room,…
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HIV epidemic

Number of people with HIV unchanged worldwide over the last two years: UNAIDS

United Nations claims it can stop epidemic by 2030 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually…
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Research fraud

Toronto doctor says it’s time to lock up research miscreants

MARGARET MUNRO VANCOUVER DESI A leading Toronto doctor has reignited debate over research fraud saying doctors and academics who fudge and fabricate data should be…
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