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Vancouver woman sues hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury for sexual assault

[caption id="attachment_848987" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Vancouver woman Jill Lawler is among six women who have filed sexual assault complaints against Bikram Choudhury, ...
Handout photo of Akshay Kumar's and Nimrat Kaur's upcoming film Airlift.

Sneak peek at Akshay Kumar’s next film Airlift

[caption id="attachment_848575" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Handout photo of Akshay Kumar's and Nimrat Kaur's upcoming film Airlift.[/caption] HINDUSTAN TIMES Following his latest film Baby, Akshay ...
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Saris to Suits calendar puts new spin on ‘calendar girl,’ features inspiring South Asian women (w/ photos)

[imagebrowser id=1287] VANCOUVER DESI A former CNN news anchor has put her own spin on the typical "calendar girl" with her ongoing efforts ...
AIADMK leader J. Jayalalithaa's (pictured in poster) supporters celebrating during Jayalalithaa`s arrival at her residence after her release on bail, granted by the Supreme Court, in Chennai on Oct. 18, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

Indian man nails himself to cross to demand convicted politician’s return

[caption id="attachment_848514" align="aligncenter" width="480"] AIADMK leader J. Jayalalithaa's (pictured in poster) supporters celebrating during Jayalalithaa`s arrival at her residence after her ...
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West Vancouver woman acquitted of human trafficking to sue RCMP, province

[caption id="attachment_848503" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Mumtaz Ladha gets into an elevator to go back into court from an underground parkade while trying ...
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Young mothers make money by selling their breast milk to bodybuilders on Craigslist

[caption id="attachment_848528" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Jennifer Rowse with her 11-month-old son Josiah Rowse in Langley, BC Saturday, February 21, 2015. Rowse's breast ...
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Is Nargis Fakhri’s Muay Thai training for an upcoming action film?

[caption id="attachment_847729" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Indian Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri poses during a promotional event at the launch of a "Fit Hub" ...
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Speaking in many tongues: Mother Language Lovers of B.C. celebrate their own day on Saturday

[caption id="attachment_847725" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Mohammad Islam is the president of the Mother Language Lovers of the World Society BC and on ...
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Surrey elementary school students are youngest fundraisers in annual walkathon to end poverty

[caption id="attachment_847720" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Jaidev Sandhu (L) and Nihaal Bhullar (R) are raising money for The Coldest Night of the Year ...
In this March 28, 2011 file photo, a Royal Bengal tiger cools off in the water at a zoo in Hyderabad, India. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A, file

Forest rangers hunt and kill ‘man-eating’ tiger in northern India

[caption id="attachment_847710" align="aligncenter" width="480"] In this March 28, 2011 file photo, a Royal Bengal tiger cools off in the water at ...
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Photos: Impoverished couples wed in mass marriage ceremony in New Delhi

[imagebrowser id=1283] VANCOUVER DESI Twelve impoverished couples in India tied the knot on Friday in a mass marriage ceremony at a local temple ...
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau delivers a speech during an event in Mississauga, Ont., on February 15 2015. Justin Trudeau says Stephen Harper is pandering to fears about Muslims with his insistence that no one should be allowed to wear a veil while taking the oath of Canadian citizenship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Trudeau calls Harper’s niqab comments ‘pandering to fears’ of Muslims: ‘It’s unworthy of someone who is prime minister’

[caption id="attachment_847681" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau delivers a speech during an event in Mississauga, Ont., on February 15 2015. ...

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Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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Man charged in Vancouver gangster Sandip Duhre’s death on trial for another murder in Toronto

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI A former Vancouver man with gang ties appeared in court in Toronto on Wednesday morning to face a charge of first-degree…
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Vancouver woman sues hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury for sexual assault

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI A Vancouver woman is claiming the leader of one of B.C.’s largest yoga chains repeatedly sexually assaulted and coerced her over…
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Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Born in 1997 in Burnaby, BC Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is an upcoming Canadian Indian classical vocalist of the Mewati…
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From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote what some felt were scathing bolgs; Modi: A Madari or A Nation Builder? on…
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End Gang Life: How parents can play a role in gang prevention

GEETA REDDY COMBINED SPECIAL FORCES ENFORCEMENT UNIT B.C. SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI It is safe to assume parents only want the best for their children….
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God keep our land glorious and free: Bill C-51 a timely script to end terrorism on Canadian soil

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI I understand life. It is an ongoing struggle for a safe and peaceful survival. I have lived through the 1947 partition…
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Health Check

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Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

EDMONTON JOURNAL A Fort McMurray apartment unit contaminated by a dangerous pesticide that killed an infant and sickened four other children tested clear Tuesday, but…
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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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This Nanimo man refused to accept that severed spinal cord would make walking impossible

JULIE CHADWICK NANAIMO DAILY NEWS The flocks of seagulls overhead make for a familiar sight as one rounds the curves of Cedar Road toward the…
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Merck gives free license allowing cheap versions of its HIV drug for children in poor nations

LINDA A. JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. — Drugmaker Merck & Co. has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to…
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Alberta baby’s death linked to high levels of insecticide family brought from Pakistan

THE CANADIAN PRESS FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — Investigators say the death of a baby and the hospitalization of four other children are linked to high…
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SLEEP DISORDER

New way to combat sleeping sickness

New York – Researchers have identified a protein that is vital to the good health of the parasite that causes sleeping sickness that could even…
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Young mothers make money by selling their breast milk to bodybuilders on Craigslist

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI The creamy white stuff that bodybuilder is chugging next to you at the gym might not be a protein shake. Human…
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