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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 ...
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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weight-loss

Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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exam scores

Identical twins’ mark sheets almost as identical and the story of a courageous young achiever

HINDUSTAN TIMES AND VANCOUVER DESI They are identical twins and, interestingly, even their mark sheets look almost the same. Ranchi twins Aporupa and Anorupa Chattopadhyay …
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India-pharma-under scanner

U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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100 year journey

Apart from the overwhelming cold, Sucha Singh Bagri has fond memories of his first few days in B.C.

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Sucha Singh Bagri arrived in Canada with his father Harnam Singh Bagri on Feb 2, 1935, on the Empress of Russia,…
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Blogs

Indian chef-recipes

Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain shortcuts, secrets, and tried-and-true recipes. They are valuable records, illustrating changing…
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AppleMark

Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

On May 3rd 2015, I took part in a marathon for the very first time in my life. As a teenager, I enjoy exercise whether…
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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Finding the Mother Within

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Everyone is born from a mother. And, even if individuals are separated from their biological mothers after birth, ideally they receive…
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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

Two lawsuits have been filed against the famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar in British Columbia, Canada. Two former students and employees of Shiamak Davar allege…
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VANCOUVER WEATHER

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Pioneers

pioneers

Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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football-100year journey

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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100 year journey

Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Harchet Hari His mother and father had already successfully settled into a new life in Calgary from their previous one in…
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Health Check

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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weight-loss

Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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The strength of your grip may be a more accurate predictor of your risk of a heart attack or stroke than the standard blood pressure test.
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Why a weak handshake is bad news for your heart

LAURA DONNELLY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH The strength of your handshake could indicate the chance of a futureheart attack, a major study suggests. Researchers found that…
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India-pharma-under scanner

U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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