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Const. Ian MacDonald says: ‘You don’t want to see anybody carted away in an ambulance over this, and that is a very real possibility. Ric Ernst/PNG

‘It’s pride getting in the way’: Feuding Indo-Canadian youth factions worry Abbotsford cops (w/ video)

[kaltura-widget uiconfid="23273481" entryid="0_h0mxw3th" width="600" height="420"] JENNIFER SALTMAN  VANCOUVER DESI  No one really knows how the conflict started. According to a number of people who are ...
The South Asian Community Coalition Against Youth Violence (pictured here) are holding a community forum in October to discuss solutions and programs to better strengthen families. Submitted photo.

South Asian community organization plans forum on issue of dysfunctional families and violence

[caption id="attachment_779926" align="alignright" width="322"] Narinder Kaur Kalsi died last month following an alleged domestic dispute. Her husband Baldev Singh Kalsi was ...
Infectious disease specialist Florian Steiner wears protective clothing as he works in a laboratory for blood tests during a demonstration of the proceedings at the quarantine office of Berlin's Charite hospital on August 11, 2014. TIM BRAKEMEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Mumbai man who recently travelled to Nigeria admitted to hospital with Ebola symptoms

[caption id="attachment_779477" align="alignright" width="322"] Infectious disease specialist Florian Steiner wears protective clothing as he works in a laboratory for blood tests ...
107.7 FM will become My Surrey FM within a few months' time. File photo/Surrey Now.

Surrey nets first English-speaking radio station, My Surrey FM

[caption id="attachment_779466" align="alignright" width="362"] 107.7 FM will become My Surrey FM within a few months' time. File photo/Surrey Now.[/caption] CHRISTOPHER POON SURREY ...
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B.C. wrestler loses in final at the World Junior Wrestling Championships

[caption id="attachment_779164" align="alignright" width="240"] Burnaby's Amar Dhesi made it all the way to the World Junior Wrestling Championship in Croatia. He ...
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Photos: South Asian culture takes over Granville Street with India Live event

[imagebrowser id=1001] VANCOUVER DESI South Asian culture took over Granville Street on Saturday with India Live, an event organized by Vancouver's not-for-profit South ...
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Photos: Bollywood rocks B.C. Lions halftime with performance by Shiamak Davar’s Vancouver dance team

[imagebrowser id=999] VANCOUVER DESI Shiamak Davar's Vancouver dance team rocked B.C. Place Friday night as they performed during halftime for the B.C. Lions ...
Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan army chief TK Sharif and PM's brother Shahbaz Sharif.

Pakistan Politics: Sharif vs. Sharif vs. Sharif

[caption id="attachment_779502" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan army chief Raheel Sharif and PM's brother Shahbaz Sharif. AFP/Getty Images[/caption] ALI ...
Video footage from a surveillance camera allegedly shows a pickup truck striking Singh. Submitted photo/The Sikh Coalition.

Alleged hate crime in New York City leaves Sikh father critically injured

[caption id="attachment_778695" align="alignright" width="362"] Video footage from a surveillance camera allegedly shows a pickup truck striking Singh. Submitted photo/The Sikh Coalition.[/caption] VANCOUVER ...
Surrey Councillor Barinder Rasode has decried RCMP staff levels. Ric Ernst / PNG

Number of Surrey officers available per shift is ‘very upsetting’ say mayoral candidates

Barinder Rasode decries RCMP’s staff levels, mayoral candidate Doug McCallum asks why she wasn’t this diligent before [caption id="attachment_778691" align="alignright" width="322"] Surrey ...
Anurag Basu lands in Vancouver for the Times of India Film Awards in April 2013. Jason Payne/ PNG

Anurag Basu warns fans about fake Facebook account

[caption id="attachment_778688" align="alignright" width="322"] Anurag Basu lands in Vancouver for the Times of India Film Awards in April 2013. Jason Payne/ ...
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10 food trucks finally making their way onto Surrey streets

[caption id="attachment_778653" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Mel Cameron (left) and Kerosene Deluxe are two faces you’ll see serving up gourmet sandwiches at the ...

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Const. Ian MacDonald says: ‘You don’t want to see anybody carted away in an ambulance over this, and that is a very real possibility. Ric Ernst/PNG

‘It’s pride getting in the way’: Feuding Indo-Canadian youth factions worry Abbotsford cops (w/ video)

JENNIFER SALTMAN  VANCOUVER DESI  No one really knows how the conflict started. According to a number of people who are involved, in February one person…
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Eight-year-old Indian boy’s swollen hands are larger than his head

VANCOUVER DESI Kaleem, an eight-year-old Indian boy suffering from a mystery condition has puzzled doctors after his hands swelled to giant proportions and are larger…
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Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

VANCOUVER DESI In an unusual surgery, doctors in India removed the skeleton of an unborn baby from its mother’s womb after 36 years, the Press…
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Sikh-Ontario

Turbaned Sikhs will not be allowed to ride motorbike without a helmet in Ontario

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she won’t allow for turban-wearing Sikhs to ride a motorcycle without wearing a helmet. In…
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ROAD SAFETY: Keep an eye on your friends and families’ safety on the roads

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI As you’ve been driving around the city, you’ve likely noticed there are more pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists out enjoying the good…
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Hollywood

Seeking balance and well-being: A mind-body approach to depression

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI While the world mourns the passing of Academy Award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, the global conversation turns to the topics…
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The Art of being a Guest – at a Sikh Ceremony

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI With wedding season in full swing, surely you must be attending at least one Sikh ceremony.  These family and fun oriented…
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Capital Punishment, is that the answer?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Today August 14, 2014 marks the ten year anniversary of the hanging of convicted rapist and murderer Dhananjoy Chatterjee. On May…
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Health Check

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I don’t think that obesity is a laughing matter: Doctor takes the comic route to teach Canadians about obesity

EDMONTON – Dr. Arya Sharma, one of the leading experts on obesity in Canada, doesn’t make fat jokes. But he still pokes fun at the…
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Stone-health-Kaleem

Eight-year-old Indian boy’s swollen hands are larger than his head

VANCOUVER DESI Kaleem, an eight-year-old Indian boy suffering from a mystery condition has puzzled doctors after his hands swelled to giant proportions and are larger…
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India-surgery

Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

VANCOUVER DESI In an unusual surgery, doctors in India removed the skeleton of an unborn baby from its mother’s womb after 36 years, the Press…
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Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in transit on her way to India

ADAM SCHRECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight to the United Arab Emirates capital of…
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8,000-year-old gene key to Tibetans’ high altitude adaptation, study finds

IANS Washington – In a major breakthrough, US researchers have found a genetic cause – a single DNA base pair change that dates back 8,000…
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Doctor-violence-Mexico

Female doctor who alleged torture by a patient’s relatives for delivering stillborn baby boy made it up to get boyfriend back

CEN AGENCY Mexican police say the alleged torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead never existed and that the female victim made…
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Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

IANS/EFE Toronto – Canada has said it will donate to the World Health Organisation (WHO) up to 1,000 doses of an experimental vaccine against the…
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Female doctor brutally tortured and left to die after delivering stillborn baby boy

CEN AGENCY Torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead are believed to be relatives of a woman whose baby was delivered stillborn…
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Health Canada issues warnings over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products

VANCOUVER DESI Health Canada has issued an alert over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products that may cause life-threatening side effects. These natural health…
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Infectious disease specialist Florian Steiner wears protective clothing as he works in a laboratory for blood tests during a demonstration of the proceedings at the quarantine office of Berlin's Charite hospital on August 11, 2014. TIM BRAKEMEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Mumbai man who recently travelled to Nigeria admitted to hospital with Ebola symptoms

VANCOUVER DESI A man in Mumbai who travelled to West Africa last month has voluntarily admitted himself to a local hospital after experiencing Ebola symptoms,…
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Watermelon-sized tumour found in Mumbai woman during emergency caesarean section

IANS Mumbai  – A team of doctors at Mumbai’s Sion Hospital performed a rare and unexpected surgery as they were forced to remove a 2.5…
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Spiritual guru Deepak Chopra leads Guinness World Record meditation attempt (w/ photos)

LAUREN LAROSE THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Famed spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra sought to unite a mass global audience in quiet moments of personal reflection…
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