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Tasha Rossette

Lawyer for one of two alleged killers of Surrey woman names third possible suspect

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_516099" align="alignright" width="202"] Tasha Rosette was found dead in her basement suite on Nov. 22, 2005. Submitted photo[/caption] A ...
Aman Singh Aujla, Stanley Cup riot

Jail term for rioting would end teen’s Olympic boxing dream, court hears

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_516089" align="alignright" width="400"] Aman Singh Aujla, who pleaded guilty to smashing windows of a pizza joint and ...
Abbotsford Hindu Temple

Hindu priest on trial for sex assault made ‘big difference’ at Abbotsford temple, says witness

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_515537" align="alignright" width="400"] The Hindu Temple in Abbotsford. Wayne Leidenfrost/PNG[/caption] A Hindu priest accused of sexually exploiting two teenage ...

Sitar legend Ravi Shankar dies aged 92

[caption id="attachment_397574" align="alignright" width="300"] Ravi Shankar, centre, with Beatle George Harrison and Harrison's wife Patti Boyd in 1972. Roy Jones/Evening Standard/Getty ...
Jane Adams, president of the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation, at the construction site of the critical care tower just off King George Highway on 96 Avenue on January 11, 2012. (Jenelle Schneider/PNG)

DONATIONS: South Asian community bids to raise $800,000 for Surrey Memorial Hospital

[caption id="attachment_378314" align="alignright" width="320"] Jane Adams, president of the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation, at the construction site of the critical care ...
Bassi brothers

TRIAL: Crown seeks assault conviction for brothers who allegedly beat gay men

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="250"] Parminder (left) and Ravinder Bassi leave Vancouver provincial court on November 20, 2012.[/caption] BY SUSAN LAZARUK THE PROVINCE Two Richmond ...
Finance Minister Mike de Jong says he'll travel 220 km across the Punjab next month, 150 km by foot to raise awareness of chronic diseases in South Asia.

TREK: B.C. minister Mike de Jong to walk 150km across India to raise diabetes awareness

JONATHAN FOWLIE POSTMEDIA NEWS [caption id="attachment_356604" align="alignright" width="300"] Finance Minister Mike de Jong says he'll travel 220 km across the Punjab next ...
Nimal Rajapakse, SFU Dean of Applied Sciences.

FORUM: SFU heads to India to develop clean-energy ties

[caption id="attachment_335669" align="alignright" width="218"] Nimal Rajapakse, SFU Dean of Applied Sciences.[/caption] LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Simon Fraser University is keen to work with India. Representatives ...
Hoshiar Singh Bajwa, 65, in Royal Columbian Hospital with his wife Kapoor Kaur Bajwa on October 14, 2012 after he was attacked while working security at a construction site in Port Coquitlam. Ian Lindsay/PNG

REWARD: $5,000 offered to help catch PoCo security guard’s attackers

CHERYL CHAN VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_335654" align="alignright" width="315"] Hoshiar Singh Bajwa, 65, in Royal Columbian Hospital with his wife Kapoor Kaur Bajwa on ...
Indian actress-politician Jaya Bachchan talks about her life and her art while visiting Vancouver to help launch the South Asian Film Festival Canada on October 31, 2012. Ian Lindsay/PNG

FILM FESTIVAL: Actor-politician Jaya Bachchan takes time out to help launch Vancouver fest

GLEN SCHAEFER VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_335609" align="alignright" width="369"] Indian actress-politician Jaya Bachchan talks about her life and her art while visiting Vancouver to ...

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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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child death

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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‘I don’t get turned down by girls:’ Calgary man jailed after stalking university classmate

DARYL SLADE CALGARY HERALD A man who became infatuated with a woman in his university class last year then repeatedly stalked her has been jailed….
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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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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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female feticide

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


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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India wins 4th shooting gold medal at Commonwealth Games, leads all countries in the event (w/ gallery)

DENNIS PASSA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — India won its fourth shooting gold medal of the Commonwealth Games when Jitu Rai won the 50-meter pistol…
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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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232-teeth tumour gum

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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courtroom drama

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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