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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 ...
Surrey Khalsa Vaisakhi

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 ...
India Gang Rape

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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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 takes aim at Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's U.S. visit on his HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. YouTube/Screengrab.

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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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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