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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 ...
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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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Parents of six-year-old girl ‘horrified’ after botched vaccination exposes her to HIV

GORDON MCINTYRE VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old girl is in danger of having contacted HIV after a routine vaccination went awry in Fort St. James earlier…
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11 held for digging women’s graves for ‘ghost marriages’

IANS/EFE Beijing – Chinese police have arrested 11 people for allegedly digging up dead women’s bodies from their graves to sell them for rituals known…
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Jian Ghomeshi

‘Big Ears Teddy’ Twitter account posted Jian Ghomeshi abuse allegations six months ago

ISHMAEL N. DARO CANADA.COM In less than a week, Jian Ghomeshi has gone from one of the most well-known and beloved CBC personalities to an…
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CIVIC ELECTIONS

Battleground Surrey: Which mayoral candidate can stop the carnage?

CASSIDY OLIVIER VANCOUVER DESI The streets leading to the Newton Arena are littered with debris from the previous night’s storm. Overflow from the downpour swiftly…
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Blogs

Zehaf-bibeau was a Terrorist! Period!!

Ujjal Dosanjh The murders of two unarmed Canadian soldiers Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo within a short 72 hour period by Jihadists/terrorists have shocked Canadians….
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EVENT: Halloween Party the Stress Free Way

EVENT:  the only no cover Halloween party where costumes are optional and great food and beverages have been reduced to $5 and $6.  A party…
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Wedding Canopy Toran

Significance of Toran and Rangoli

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI  Hello! Last week, Indians across the globe celebrated a festival called Diwali.  Although the festival itself has no significance to weddings, there…
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BC Lions & Van Whitecaps Heading to Playoffs!

Spice Sports: B.C. Lions, Vancouver Whitecaps headed to playoffs

GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI It was an awesome weekend for sports in B.C. The Canucks began a three-game home stand at Rogers…
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Health Check

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Parents of six-year-old girl ‘horrified’ after botched vaccination exposes her to HIV

GORDON MCINTYRE VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old girl is in danger of having contacted HIV after a routine vaccination went awry in Fort St. James earlier…
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Have nuts, fruits to lower stroke risk

IANS New York – Eating diets rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, poultry and fish combined with physical activity and keeping your…
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WHO-health

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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Hair Loss

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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