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Minister of advanced education Amrik Virk is seen during a ceremony in announcing the B.C. Liberals new cabinet in downtown Vancouver, B.C. Friday, June 7, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Virk switched out of advanced education portfolio as gov’t updates findings in Kwantlen compensation probe

[caption id="attachment_825471" align="alignright" width="280"] Minister of advanced education Amrik Virk is seen during a ceremony in announcing the B.C. Liberals new ...
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Vancouver accountant pins hopes on civil action against newspaper publisher he says attacked him

[caption id="attachment_825053" align="alignright" width="322"] A Vancouver accountant is upset that a prominent South Asian newspaper publisher he accused of attacking him ...
Indian followers of deceased guru Ashutosh Maharaj Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthaan sit front posters bearing his image at a stall during a congregation at his ashram ahead of a High Court hearing to discuss his possible cremation in Nurmahal some 30kms from Jalandhar on December 14, 2014. Ashustosh Maharaj was declared clinically dead on January 2014 but his body has been kept in a deep-freeze at his ashram with followers confident he will return to life to lead them. STRSTR/AFP/Getty Images

Indian court rules frozen dead guru can remain in deep freezer – for now

[caption id="attachment_824095" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Indian followers of deceased guru Ashutosh Maharaj Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthaan sit front posters bearing his image ...
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Ottawa quietly apologized to India after Canadian forces appeared at Surrey event that ‘glorified terrorists’

[caption id="attachment_824082" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Temple president, Gian Singh Gill (middle) presents sword and plaque to Honorary Col Steve Millen at a ...
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Former MP Sukh Dhaliwal to run as Liberals’ Surrey-Newton candidate

[caption id="attachment_824060" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Former MP Sukh Dhaliwal has been nominated to run for the Liberals in Surrey-Newton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl ...
Dario Bartoli is shown in a photo released by police. Handout photo.

Senseless attack that left teen dead shocks south Surrey neighbourhood

[caption id="attachment_824018" align="alignright" width="225"] Dario Bartoli is shown in a photo released by police. Handout photo.[/caption] CHERYL CHAN VANCOUVER DESI A day after the ...
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Protesters call for changes to the way Transit police interact with CBSA after holding cell death

[caption id="attachment_824029" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Lucia Vega Jimenez is shown in a coroner's inquest handout photo released Monday, Sept.29, 2014. Jimenez died ...
Eoin Finn, a Vancouverite who now teaches yoga across the globe, is pictured in a yoga pose in Santa Cruz, CA. Submitted photo/Ali Kaukas.

United Nations declares June 21 as International Day of Yoga

[caption id="attachment_824051" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Eoin Finn, a Vancouverite who now teaches yoga across the globe, is pictured in a yoga pose ...
The average tax bill for a single-family home assessed at $648,000 would increase to $1,755 in 2015 if the budget is approved. PNG Merlin Archive Photo.

Surrey tax bills set to rise by $162 as city grapples with paying for 100 new officers

[caption id="attachment_824046" align="alignright" width="322"] The average tax bill for a single-family home assessed at $648,000 would increase to $1,755 in 2015 ...
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Saskatchewan adopts similar crime prevention plan to one proposed by Surrey’s Rasode

[caption id="attachment_797763" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Delta police chief Jim Cessford (L) helped Surrey mayoral candidate Barinder Rasode (R) develop her platform on ...
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Rainfall warnings continue for Metro Vancouver as another system sweeps in

[kaltura-widget uiconfid="23273481" entryid="1_ky8kddq0" width="620" height="400" ] STEPHANIE IP, JOHN COLEBOURN AND NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI [caption id="attachment_821411" align="aligncenter" width="480"] The dark days of winter ...
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Is Vancouver ruining yoga? India thinks so (w/ video)

[imagebrowser id=1181] LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouverites have a passion for yoga. Studios have become as commonplace as coffee shops and sushi joints in ...

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Avoiding relapse, inviting happiness over the Holiday Season

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI The holiday season can be an especially challenging time for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviours. Holiday parties and celebrations with…
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Bikini round removed from Miss World pageant

IANS London – The Miss World contest, which has been an annual feature since 1951, will no longer feature a swimsuit round in their competition,…
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Gallery: Wait for India’s Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2015 is almost over

VANCOUVER DESI The Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2015 is almost over. An Indian lifestyle channel will air the grand finale of the reality…
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Taliban attack

Pakistani student who skipped school on the day of Taliban rampage ‘isn’t talking to anyone’

VANCOUVER DESI A 15-year-old student of Pakistan’s Army Public School  – which was bombed by the Taliban this week, killing 141 people, of which 132…
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Blogs

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Recipe: Crimson Crush – Gingery Ribena Cocktail

VANCOUVER DESI – JESSIE LEHAIL This Crimson Crush has a distinctive, yet spicy flavour that is refreshing with a bit of bubble. Plus it has…
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Avoiding relapse, inviting happiness over the Holiday Season

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI The holiday season can be an especially challenging time for individuals in recovery from addictive behaviours. Holiday parties and celebrations with…
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Volunteers loaded up toys for charities

8th Annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive collects over 3500 toys!

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI Victor Ghirra’s giving spirit is alive and well with help from the Benevolent Brotherhood Society, Ghirra family, the Co-operators Insurance agencies…
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Recipe: Perfect for Hanukkah – Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes

VANCOUVER DESI – JESSIE LEHAIL Sigh….these Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes are good. They’re very, very good. So don’t attempt them unless you’re willing to deal…
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Health Check

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Ibuprofen an anti-ageing medicine?

IANS Washington – A common drug, Ibuprofen, which tackles pain and fever may also hold the key to a longer, healthier life, a study says….
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Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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Alcohol blackouts not funny at all

IANS New York – Some people think that alcohol-related blackouts, bad hangovers and outrageous behaviour at parties are funny. It is actually not. According to…
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How old do you feel? The answer might help predict your death: Study

LINDSEY TANNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO – How old do you feel? Think carefully — the answer might help predict how much longer you’ll live….
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Is Vancouver ruining yoga? India thinks so (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouverites have a passion for yoga. Studios have become as commonplace as coffee shops and sushi joints in the city, but…
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Drinking from chemical-laden cans may raise BP

IANS Seoul – Think again before you pick up that can from the department store for your favourite food or drink for it may lead…
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FAILED CATARACT SURGERIES

At least 24 poor, elderly patients go blind after free cataract surgery in north India

CHONCHUI NGASHANGVA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Authorities ordered an investigation Friday after at least 24 poor and elderly people went blind following cataract…
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20 Pakistani children infected with HIV after blood transfusions

VANCOUVER DESI Nearly 20 children in Pakistan have tested positive for HIV after receiving blood transfusions, an international news agency has reported. According to Reuters,…
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Don’t ignore cancer symptoms

IANS London – Perhaps driven by fear, people often prefer to dismissing potential warning signs of cancer, thereby putting their lives at risk, says a…
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An Indian family’s strange wedding gift request: Pledge to donate blood and organs

VANCOUVER DESI Instead of the traditional gold and valuables, a Gujarati wedding on Sunday issued a strange gift request – for guests to donate blood…
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