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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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Two dead, including gunman, in school shooting north of Seattle

DOUG ESSER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least…
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Ottawa shooter kicked out of Burnaby mosque two years ago

Zehaf-Bibeau was asked to leave the mosque, because he had “gotten a hold of keys and stuff from the mosque, and when he got out…
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U.S. company penalized for mistreatment of Indian employees working 122 hours in a week

MICHAEL LIEDTKE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO – A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labour regulators…
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Surrey soccer captain played the U-18 national club championship using only one foot

KYLE BENNING SURREY NOW SOUTH SURREY – Kyle Sohi’s perseverance and performance in the 2014 Sport Chek National Club Championships U-18 Cup Final might go…
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Raita Biscuits

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI I started this year with a goal to become a better runner and train for a marathon. For me it was…
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Dosanjh: We must criminalize glorification, encouragement of terrorism

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Nonetheless what has happened in the heart of our capital on the heels…
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Decadent Diwali-Inspired Chocolate Twirls

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI No one does decadent desserts better than (sweeping generalization alert:) South Asians during festive holidays like Diwali. With the cornucopia of…
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Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
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Pakistan detects 3 more polio cases, bringing total to 220 as world marks awareness day

MUNIR AHMED THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number…
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Australian surgeons successfully transplant ‘dead’ heart

IANS Sydney – Australian surgeons said Friday that they have made a major breakthrough by making a dead heart beat again and successfully using it…
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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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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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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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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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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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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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