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Surrey Hindu temple ordered to hold election in Supreme Court ruling

[caption id="attachment_798584" align="alignright" width="322"] There will be a court-ordered election at Surrey’s largest Hindu temple on Sunday, after a B.C. Supreme ...
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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 ...

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Avoiding relapse, inviting happiness over the Holiday Season

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI The holiday season can be an especially challenging time for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviours. Holiday parties and celebrations with…
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Sex workers from India’s largest red light area seek American feminist Eve Ensler’s help

IANS Kolkata – American activist and playwright Eve Ensler Friday met sex workers in Kolkata’s Sonagachi, one of Asia’s largest red light areas, who sought…
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Bikini round removed from Miss World pageant

IANS London – The Miss World contest, which has been an annual feature since 1951, will no longer feature a swimsuit round in their competition,…
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Gallery: Wait for India’s Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2015 is almost over

VANCOUVER DESI The Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2015 is almost over. An Indian lifestyle channel will air the grand finale of the reality…
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Blogs

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Recipe: Fluffy Carrot Cake with Cardamom Icing

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI At the Lehail house, we have a carrot cake tradition. Carrot cake is the go-to dessert for special occasions like birthdays,…
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Recipe: Crimson Crush – Gingery Ribena Cocktail

VANCOUVER DESI – JESSIE LEHAIL This Crimson Crush has a distinctive, yet spicy flavour that is refreshing with a bit of bubble. Plus it has…
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Avoiding relapse, inviting happiness over the Holiday Season

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI The holiday season can be an especially challenging time for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviours. Holiday parties and celebrations with…
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8th Annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive collects over 3500 toys!

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI Victor Ghirra’s giving spirit is alive and well with help from the Benevolent Brotherhood Society, Ghirra family, the Co-operators Insurance agencies…
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Health Check

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Ibuprofen an anti-ageing medicine?

IANS Washington – A common drug, Ibuprofen, which tackles pain and fever may also hold the key to a longer, healthier life, a study says….
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Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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Alcohol blackouts not funny at all

IANS New York – Some people think that alcohol-related blackouts, bad hangovers and outrageous behaviour at parties are funny. It is actually not. According to…
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How old do you feel? The answer might help predict your death: Study

LINDSEY TANNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – How old do you feel? Think carefully — the answer might help predict how much longer you’ll live….
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Is Vancouver ruining yoga? India thinks so (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouverites have a passion for yoga. Studios have become as commonplace as coffee shops and sushi joints in the city, but…
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Drinking from chemical-laden cans may raise BP

IANS Seoul – Think again before you pick up that can from the department store for your favourite food or drink for it may lead…
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FAILED CATARACT SURGERIES

At least 24 poor, elderly patients go blind after free cataract surgery in north India

CHONCHUI NGASHANGVA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Authorities ordered an investigation Friday after at least 24 poor and elderly people went blind following cataract…
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20 Pakistani children infected with HIV after blood transfusions

VANCOUVER DESI Nearly 20 children in Pakistan have tested positive for HIV after receiving blood transfusions, an international news agency has reported. According to Reuters,…
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Don’t ignore cancer symptoms

IANS London – Perhaps driven by fear, people often prefer to dismissing potential warning signs of cancer, thereby putting their lives at risk, says a…
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An Indian family’s strange wedding gift request: Pledge to donate blood and organs

VANCOUVER DESI Instead of the traditional gold and valuables, a Gujarati wedding on Sunday issued a strange gift request – for guests to donate blood…
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