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Riders were left stranded after Expo and Millennium lines of the SkyTrain stopped running in Vancouver on Monday. Arlen Redekop/PNG

Expo and Millennium SkyTrain lines restart after 4.5 hour delay

[caption id="attachment_772466" align="alignright" width="322"] Riders were left stranded after Expo and Millennium lines of the SkyTrain stopped running in Vancouver on ...
A hangman's gallows sits idle at the Benghazi Central Prison on March 1, 2011 on the outskirts of Benghazi, Libya. Inmates broke free of the prison during the uprising a week ago in the city. John Moore/Getty Images

Indian state offers fat pay raise in attempt to attract applicants to jail hangman job

[caption id="attachment_772450" align="alignright" width="322"] A hangman's gallows sits idle at the Benghazi Central Prison on March 1, 2011 on the outskirts ...
Ukrainian emergency workers carry a stretcher with a victim's body in a bag through a field at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine Monday, July 21, 2014. AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky

Vancouver’s Malaysian Consulate General holding condolence signing for victims of downed Malaysian Airliner MH17

[caption id="attachment_772445" align="alignright" width="322"] Ukrainian emergency workers carry a stretcher with a victim's body in a bag through a field at ...
Passengers leave the Indra Gandhi International (IGI) airport in New Delhi on August 7, 2011. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images

Plague of monkeys disrupting New Delhi airport terminal

[caption id="attachment_772411" align="alignright" width="322"] Passengers leave the Indra Gandhi International (IGI) airport in New Delhi on August 7, 2011. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty ...
Narinder Kaur Kalsi, who has been on life support, since a domestic dispute at her Surrey home last week has died. Kalsi was pronounced dead just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday, said police. Her husband Beldev Singh Kalsi was arrested and charged in connection to her death. — Facebook Photo.

Surrey temple president charged with murder as wife dies in hospital after alleged domestic assault

CHERYL CHAN  VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_772166" align="alignright" width="300"] Narinder Kaur Kalsi, who has been on life support, since a domestic dispute at her ...
Sikh American designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia is featured in a Sikh American PSA. Screengrab/YouTube.

U.S. organization launches first-ever Sikh American PSA featuring Waris Ahluwalia to combat racism (with video)

[caption id="attachment_771673" align="alignright" width="322"] Sikh American designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia is featured in a Sikh American PSA. Screengrab/YouTube.[/caption] VANCOUVER DESI An American ...
Shadab (L) and Sanjana's relationship has finally been accepted by their families and they will be  getting married soon. Gagan Nayar/Hindustan Times Photo

Man in India to marry transgendered woman with both families’ blessings

[caption id="attachment_771665" align="aligncenter" width="496"] Shadab (L) and Sanjana's relationship has finally been accepted by their families and they will be getting ...
File photo of a worker in a jungle in Quintana Roo State, Mexico. A baby girl was found abandoned in a jungle in India. Pedro PARDO/AFP/Getty Images

Abandoned eight-month-old in India makes incredible survival in remote jungle area

[caption id="attachment_771636" align="alignright" width="322"] File photo of a worker in a jungle in Quintana Roo State, Mexico. A baby girl was ...
A screen grab of Google Maps shows the northern Indian city of Bareilly, in which Bargauna village is located, where a mother was burnt alive when she confronted burglars in her home. Screengrab/Google Maps

Mom in India burnt alive by burglars in front of five-year-old daughter

[caption id="attachment_771615" align="aligncenter" width="452"] A screen grab of Google Maps shows the northern Indian city of Bareilly, in which Bargauna village ...
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5 years later, Surrey husband and father remains missing

[caption id="attachment_770574" align="alignright" width="267"] Surrey husband and father Yashpal Mehay has been missing for five years. Submitted photo.[/caption] LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Tuesday marked ...
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Richmond-based Nations Cup lets soccer players represent their communities

[caption id="attachment_770568" align="alignright" width="296"] Team India player (Orange) defending against an Italian player in 2013 Richmond-based Nations Cup. Submitted photo/Omar Branine.[/caption] LARISSA ...
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Surrey Sikh temple president charged with attempted murder as wife battles for her life

[caption id="attachment_770487" align="alignright" width="336"] Baldev Singh Kalsi, Surrey Sikh temple president, charged with assault, after his wife was airlifted to hospital. ...

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Narinder Kaur Kalsi, who has been on life support, since a domestic dispute at her Surrey home last week has died. Kalsi was pronounced dead just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday, said police. Her husband Beldev Singh Kalsi was arrested and charged in connection to her death. — Facebook Photo.

Surrey temple president charged with murder as wife dies in hospital after alleged domestic assault

CHERYL CHAN  VANCOUVER DESI The charge against a former Surrey temple president has again been upgraded after his wife, who suffered severe injuries in an…
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Laura Bates, the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, poses for a portrait in London, Monday, July 14, 2014. AP Photo/Matt Dunham

‘Take it as a compliment?’ Women go online to speak up against ‘everyday sexism’

SYLVIA HUI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — When Laura Bates was followed home one night by a man from her bus, she didn’t think much…
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Angry protesters rally over police inaction after 6-year-old raped at school in southern India (w/ photos)

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Thousands of people angry over alleged police inaction after a 6-year-old girl was raped at her school in southern…
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Sikh American designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia is featured in a Sikh American PSA. Screengrab/YouTube.

U.S. organization launches first-ever Sikh American PSA featuring Waris Ahluwalia to combat racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI An American Sikh organization has created the first-ever Sikh American public service announcement in an effort to combat an ongoing “anti-turban bias” across…
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Will Israeli and Palestinian children ever find peace?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI The Israeli-Palestine conflict has been an ongoing struggle that began around the mid-20th Century. BBC UK has reported in the past…
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TASTE INDIA: Recipe for Lamb and Blueberry Rogan Josh

BC BLUEBERRY COUNCIL It’s blueberry season in B.C. again, and this year we’re expecting one of our province’s most bountiful crops yet. So heat things up…
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Left to right: Staff Sergeant Major John Buis, Trustee Harman Pandher, MLA Raj Chouhan, MP Peter Julian, Rajinder Pandher (my dad), Chief Superintendent Dave Critchley

A Decision: How my dad’s story is Canada’s story

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao-tzu Two years ago this past Canada Day, my…
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In this Aug. 24, 2013 file photo, photojournalists, with black bands around their mouth, participate in a protest against the gang rape of a female photojournalist in Mumbai, in Gauhati, India. AP Photo/Anupam Nath

It’s time for India to step-up

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Life of a woman… A daughter, a wife, a mother and a widow. Each stage is directly entwined to a male,…
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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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Teenager undergoes rare spine disorder surgery, walks within couple of days

IANS Gurgaon – A 16-year old girl has successfully undergone a complex surgery for a spinal cord disorder at a hospital here, a doctor said…
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A doctor uses a stethoscope on a patient on September 5, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Adam Berry/Getty Images

Roundtable highlights refugee health-care struggles due to government cutbacks

CLARE CLANCY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Every second Saturday, a small clinic in Toronto offers free medical care to anyone who needs it —…
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SFU’s bhangra study needs postmenopausal dancing women

SURREY NOW SURREY — Postmenopausal South Asian women are needed for a study on the impact of bhangra dancing on their health. Researchers at Simon…
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Disabled nine-year-old boy who spent days tethered to a Mumbai bus stop marks new beginning

VANCOUVER DESI This weekend marked a new beginning for the nine-year-old deaf and mute boy who made headlines across the globe after photos of him…
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Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014

Neymar coming to Kerala for ayurveda treatment?

IANS Thiruvananthapuram – TV channels in Kerala Tuesday went berserk, saying injured Brazilian footballer Neymar was likely to come to the state to undergo ayurveda…
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A hospital in Indian city of Pune celebrates the birth of every girl child by distributing sweets to the locals and offering free deliveries and care. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

Revolutionary Indian hospital celebrates birth of every girl child with free deliveries, post-delivery care and sweets

QUAID NAJMI IANS  Pune – The peace in Pune’s Hadapsar area was suddenly shattered by a man banging away at a steel plate with a…
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India’s holy city Varanasi offers bounty to locals who help them commit street ‘lunatics’ to an asylum

CEN AGENCY An Indian city is offering a bounty to locals to help them round up people with mental problems so that they can be…
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