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Vancouver man who murdered ex-girlfriend and fled to California loses appeal of his sentence

[caption id="attachment_791526" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Ninderjit Singh, who was sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole for 16 years for ...
In this Sunday, March 22, 2015 file photo, Afghan women rights activists carry the coffin of 27-year-old Farkhunda, an Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob, during her funeral, in Kabul, Afghanistan. AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini, File

Afghani women carry coffin of 27-year-old woman beaten to death by mob over false reports she burned a Qur’an

[caption id="attachment_858400" align="aligncenter" width="480"] In this Sunday, March 22, 2015 file photo, Afghan women rights activists carry the coffin of 27-year-old ...
Jahanzeb Malik, 33, is seen on a videolink from his cell in Lindsay, Ont., at an immigration detention review in Toronto on Monday, March 16, 2015. Malik is accused of planning to blow up the U.S. consulate and downtown buildings in Toronto and will likely be deported to Pakistan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

Pakistani man accused of plotting Toronto terror attacks deemed ‘danger to the public’ at hearing

[caption id="attachment_855881" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Jahanzeb Malik, 33, is seen on a videolink from his cell in Lindsay, Ont., at an immigration ...
Port Moody’s Anita Majumdar, a South Asian actress, finds the use of brownface offensive and compares it with “blackface,” white actors made-up to look like persons of African descent. (Twitter/@AnitaMajumder)

South Asian actress raps Victoria theatre group for ‘brownface’ production

[caption id="attachment_854282" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Langham Court's The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Facebook photo[/caption] VANCOUVER DESI Langham Court, a Victoria-based theatre, is being criticized ...
Former B.C. premier Ujjal Dosanjh and Surrey MP Jinny Sims have spoken out against New Brunswick MP John Williamson's 'racist' remarks. PNG Photos.

Canadian MP’s ‘brown people’ comment met with outrage in B.C.

[caption id="attachment_853901" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Former B.C. premier Ujjal Dosanjh and Surrey MP Jinny Sims have spoken out against New Brunswick MP ...
Many Twitter users sent out their support for NDTV's one hour of blank air space in support of their protest against India's ban on the gang rape documentary India's Daughter. Twitter photo.

Indian TV station airs blank screen for one hour in protest of India’s ban on rape documentary

[caption id="attachment_853484" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Many Twitter users sent out their support for NDTV's one hour of blank air space in protest ...

Photos: Bollywood celebs who have refused skin fairness endorsements

[imagebrowser id=1308] VANCOUVER DESI and HINDUSTAN TIMES India's skin fairing and lightening products not only associates beauty with a lighter skin tone, but ...
India's only female Muslim pilot. Hindustan Times.

‘Don’t let them kill your dreams’: A message from India’s only female Muslim pilot

[caption id="attachment_853477" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Saarah Hameed Ahmed, India's only female Muslim pilot. Hindustan Times.[/caption] SUDIPTO MONDAL  HINDUSTAN TIMES A 25-year-old Indian woman is the only ...
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Video: Vancouver road rage suspect gets some instant karma

[caption id="attachment_853436" align="aligncenter" width="480"] A screen grab from the apparent road rage video.[/caption] MIKE RAPTIS VANCOUVER DESI A scarcely-seen YouTube video of a road rage ...

Photos: Metro Vancouver community members raise their hands against racism

[imagebrowser id=1306] VANCOUVER DESI Dozens of community members came out Saturday to raise their hands against racism, in a public awareness campaign inspired ...

Spice Radio calling on Metro Vancouver to Raise Your Hands Against Racism Saturday

[caption id="attachment_852363" align="alignright" width="290"] The City of Surrey is ready to welcome community members on Saturday so they can raise their ...
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to perform a song and dance number in promo video for Jazbaa

[caption id="attachment_849366" align="alignright" width="320"] Bollywood film actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan[/caption] HINDUSTAN TIMES Since Aishwarya Rai Bachcha's comeback film doesn't involve a song and ...

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Indian PM Narendra Modi to visit Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa in April

VANCOUVER DESI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming to Canada in April, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Wednesday. Modi will be visiting Toronto, Ottawa…
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Exotic Pets: Snake owner charged in deaths of young New Brunswick brothers killed by python

THE CANADIAN PRESS CAMPBELLTON, N.B. — Police in New Brunswick have charged a man with criminal negligence causing death after two young brothers were asphyxiated…
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Miss India World Aditi Arya: Wanted my statement to be India’s

IANS Mumbai – Aditi Arya, the proud winner of this year’s Femina Miss India World crown, says she always wanted to represent India on an…
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Teenager shoots himself after father bans Facebook chat

IANS Lucknow - A 14-year-old boy shot himself Thursday after his father reprimanded him for chatting too often on social networking site Facebook, police said. The…
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Simplify Your Space for Spring

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “There exists within each of us a natural state of simple and open awareness in which we feel happy, light, and…
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Calling all Tabla students, teachers and artists to Surrey

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI  Pandit Yogesh Samsi will be conducting a 4-day Tabla workshop series from March 30 to April 2 and a Solo table concert on…
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Ready, Set, Fundraise!

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI A fitness goal is unlike any other goal in this world and it’s a goal in life that almost everyone strives…
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Whitest Brown Guy: Not your typical Hockey Dad

RANDY SANGHA VANCOUVER DESI So here I am at the tail of end of the ice hockey season.  No, not those guys…what are they called,…
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Courage To Come Back: Andy Bhatti makes it his life’s work to help young victims of sex abuse

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI This is the first of six profiles on recipients of the 2015 Courage To Come Back Awards, presented by Coast Mental…
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When my life was interrupted by cancer

HINDUSTAN TIMES As Benjamin Franklin pointed out, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. The latter comes as a grim reminder every…
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Woman goes into labour on board Qatar Airways flight, gives birth before emergency landing

THE CANADIAN PRESS The passenger load on a Qatar Airways flight grew by one when a woman went into labour and delivered her baby before…
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Measles alert issued in Vancouver

VANCOUVER DESI Travellers aboard an Air China flight to Vancouver may have been exposed to the measles virus, say local health officials. Vancouver Coastal Health…
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Popular artificial sweetener may treat aggressive cancers

IANS New York – Once considered as a possible carcinogen, the artificial sweetener saccharin could actually lead to the development of drugs capable of combating…
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‘She cut me.… I’m pregnant’: Police release woman’s 911 call after unborn baby ‘removed’ from womb

WASHINGTON POST A 26-year-old pregnant woman in Colorado, spotting a Craigslist ad for baby clothes, drove to the home of the woman who placed the…
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Wealth behind decline in number of reproducing males

IANS New York – Researchers have discovered a dramatic decline in genetic diversity in male lineages four to eight thousand years ago — likely the…
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‘We should be eating things that taste good’

Vancouver doctor says scientific evidence supports eating whatever you like RICHARD WATTS TIME COLONIST Dr. John Sloan, a B.C. family doctor, treats his coffee like…
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Inspired Life: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time

WASHINGTON POST In residency, there’s a saying: The days are long, but the years are short. In neurosurgical training, the day usually began a little…
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Indian doctors use glue to fix patient’s bleeding lung

IANS New Delhi – A 60-year-old patient suffering from massive hemoptysis underwent a rare treatment process in which his blood vessel was fixed with a…
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