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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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Raise your hand, send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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File photo: Curry chicken on rice. Sam Leung/PNG

Spicy treats on menu as 8 chef teams battle for Vancouver’s second-annual Curry Cup

VANCOUVER DESI A group of Lower Mainland chefs are set to go head-to-head with their South Asian cooking skills as they gear up for Vancouver’s…
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Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood and Boman Irani in a still from the Bollywood film Happy New Year.

Indian expat avoids stalking conviction by blaming Bollywood for his behaviour

IANS Sydney  – An Indian man’s excuse that Bollywood love stories encouraged him to excessively approach and stalk women helped him avoid conviction in the…
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File photo: Commuters hang by doors of a crowded local train in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Three men were killed on Monday after they attempted to take a selfie by a moving train near Agra. AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade

College students killed while attempting train selfie in India

VANCOUVER DESI Three college friends on their way to India’s Republic Day celebrations were killed by a speeding train after they tried posing for a…
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Opposition Muted to Harper’s New Anti Terror Bill

BY Ujjal Dosanjh Special to Vancouver Province I smell an election coming. Not in October 2015; much sooner than that. Harper has just unveiled the…
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Bobby Singh

Spice Sports: Football Champion Bobby Singh – On & Off The Field

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Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Chanakya & Machiavelli would say to Indians: It is strictly business – stop the fawning

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Had Chanakya or Machiavelli, his more recent incarnation, been alive today they would have declared that in Washington and…
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Speaking to the Burnaby Board of Trade

How Business Fits in the Public Education Puzzle: My “Rubik’s Cube Speech” to the Burnaby Board of Trade

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI On Thursday, January 22, the Burnaby Board of Trade hosted its annual Local Government Reception at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby….
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Health Check

A woman fills a syringe as she prepares to give herself an injection of insulin at her home in Commerce, Calif., April 29, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Reed Saxon

Type 2 diabetes surpasses Type 1 in youth, especially South Asians: B.C. study

CAMILLE BAINS THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — A British Columbia study suggests Type 2 diabetes has drastically increased among young people, with the highest number…
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Indian Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor  poses for a photograph during the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) season five in Mumbai on January 10, 2015. STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Anil Kapoor says he exercises six days a week

IANS New Delhi  – Actor-filmmaker Anil Kapoor says he exercises six days a week and recalls the time he’d cycle to the set location –…
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FILE PHOTO: A nine-year-old Palestinian girl  suffering from scoliosis sits as her mother shows her back x-ray as she is treated by U.S. pediatric orthopedic surgeon Hugh Watts (L) February 18, 2004 at Al-Quds hospital, in Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images

Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

IANS Mumbai  – A seven-year-old girl in Mumbai suffering from Scoliosis is the first in Western India to successfully undergo a new and revolutionary procedure…
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Desi-weird news

Baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ gets round-the-clock care at Indian hospital (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI A six-day-old baby is being given “round-the-clock” care in an Indian hospital after his mother claimed the boy spontaneously combusted, according to Britain’s…
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Sharon Nordstrom. Submitted photo.

Saskatoon woman snared in alleged fraudulent MS trial held in India

JONATHAN CHARLTON THE STARPHOENIX Sharon Nordstrom feels ashamed for participating in a $38,000 multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment in India that was not all it was…
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dried poppy-source of morphine

Indian scientists design morphine replacement for pain therapy

SAHANA GHOSH IANSKolkata – In a breakthrough that could impact the blurring realms of pain and pleasure, Indian scientists have designed a potential morphine replacement,…
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health check-child care

Researchers advise pregnant women to limit exposure to receipts and plastic

MARGARET MUNRO POSTMEDIA NEWS Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts as the ubiquitous bits of paper…
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Sex show

New Pakistani TV show focuses on sex, a topic once considered taboo in the religiously conservative country

ADIL JAWAD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — In religiously conservative Pakistan, a television call-in advice show is tackling an issue rarely discussed in public:…
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science-early childhood education

The influence of speech on toddlers

IANS New York – Talking to your toddlers could help strengthen their capacities to learn and succeed later in life, a research has revealed. Infants…
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Vancouver doctors find vial of urine hidden in patient’s rectum (with photos)

TOM BLACKWELL NATIONAL POST Vancouver doctors investigating a patient’s mysterious abdominal complaints were stunned to discover a vial of urine hidden inside his rectum, an…
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