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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 ...
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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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File photo: Indian villagers gather near the body of an elephant in a field in the northeastern state of Assam on July 8, 2013. It is believed that the elephant was electrocuted by power lines as they walked through fields of growing rice at night . STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Four elephants die from shoddy electrical wires in Indian forest

VANCOUVER DESI A wild elephant has died after it was electrocuted when it stumbled into low hanging electrical wires in a northeastern Indian forest, according…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Six-year-old worshipped for patch of hair on his back that has grown into a tail

VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old Indian boy is being worshipped by villagers for a small patch of hair on his back that has grown into a…
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Opinion: Britain’s youngest mom — 12-year-old — isn’t a case for the midwife, it’s a case for the police

ALLISON PEARSON THE DAILY TELEGRAPH  A girl aged 12 years and three months became Britain’s youngest mother over the weekend. She was still at primary…
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Blogs

Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI The recent 9% BC Hydro rate increase was no April Fools’ prank.  Did it motivate you to find ways to save?…
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Indian Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi gestures to supporters during a rally in New Delhi on April 6, 2014. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Wicked Cricket: Vancouver Windies’ victorious third time in a row

VIDU SAHABANDU VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Windies bagged another victory on Sunday and are looking forward to a fourth to make it to the semifinals. Captain…
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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

Indian dishes made simple with Bal Arneson’s latest cookbook featuring tasty seasoning combinations JULIAN ARMSTRONG POSTMEDIA NEWS Indian cooking has become ever more popular, thanks…
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VANCOUVER WEATHER

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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAI, India — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers…
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