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The Enver Creek Robotics Club prepares for a recent competition. The club is in Anaheim this week competing at the worlds. Submitted photo via Surrey Now.

Surrey robotics team off to the world championships

[caption id="attachment_744613" align="alignright" width="300"] The Enver Creek Robotics Club prepares for a recent competition. The club is in Anaheim this week ...
Immigration lawyer Richard Kurland with client Bhupinder Singh Brar at the CBSA office at the Pacific Highway Border Crossing in Surrey, BC Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Jason Payne/ PNG

‘Technical glitch’ means long-haul trucker can’t take job waiting for him, and must return to India

[caption id="attachment_744134" align="alignright" width="300"] Immigration lawyer Richard Kurland with client Bhupinder Singh Brar at the CBSA office at the Pacific Highway ...
The Bollywood Star final four. Submitted photo.

Surrey contestant makes it to final four of OMNI TV’s Bollywood Star

[caption id="attachment_743449" align="alignright" width="300"] The Bollywood Star final four: L to R Simran Sidhu, Antara Das, Gaurav Bhatti, Ruchi Kumar. Submitted ...
This undated handout image courtesy of the Placer Dome gold mining company, shows gold in bars.AFP FILES/AFP/Getty Images

Indian doctors shocked to find 12 gold bars inside businessman’s stomach

[caption id="attachment_743443" align="alignright" width="300"] This undated handout image courtesy of the Placer Dome gold mining company, shows gold in bars.AFP FILES/AFP/Getty ...
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Richard Gere dating Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi (w/ gallery)

[imagebrowser id=772] VANCOUVER DESI Months after splitting from an 11-year marriage, Richard Gere is reportedly dating Top Chef host and former model Padma ...
‘I want to do business in Surrey,’ says Rob Riarh. ‘I don’t want to have to shut those stores down.’

Rash of armed robberies at Surrey cellphone stores has owner worried

[caption id="attachment_743390" align="alignright" width="300"] ‘I want to do business in Surrey,’ says Rob Riarh. ‘I don’t want to have to shut ...
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Vancouver beauty queen Sahar Biniaz onto new ventures after Miss Universe Canada reign (w/ gallery)

[imagebrowser id=770] LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Life hasn’t always been glamorous for Vancouver beauty queen Sahar Biniaz. The Indian-born and Iran-raised beauty spent most ...
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Gallery: 200,000 flood Surrey streets for annual Vaisakhi parade

[imagebrowser id=771] VANCOUVER DESI About 200, 000 people came out for Surrey's annual Vaisakhi parade on Saturday. Vaisakhi - which celebrates the Punjab harvest ...
File photo: Indian villagers gather near the body of an elephant in a field in the northeastern state of Assam on July 8, 2013. It is believed that the elephant was electrocuted by power lines as they walked through fields of growing rice at night . STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Four elephants die from shoddy electrical wires in Indian forest

[caption id="attachment_742772" align="alignright" width="300"] File photo: Indian villagers gather near the body of an elephant in a field in the northeastern ...
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Gallery: Duchess Catherine races to the rescue in heels on beachy Sydney tour

[imagebrowser id=769] GORDON RAYNER THE DAILY TELEGRAPH RUNNING in slow-motion along a golden beach, the Duchess of Cambridge appeared to emulate one of ...
Kirpans, stylized swords worn by initiated Sikh men and women as dictated by  their religious beliefs, are now allowed in embassies. Jason Payne/ PNG

Canada to allow Sikh kirpans in its embassies and missions abroad

[caption id="attachment_742751" align="alignright" width="300"] Kirpans, stylized swords worn by initiated Sikh men and women as dictated by their religious beliefs, are ...
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Gallery: Social media flooded with support for Malala’s We Are Silent campaign

[imagebrowser id=768] VANCOUVER DESI People around the world took to social media on Thursday to join inspiring Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai's efforts to ...

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British tourist to be deported from Sri Lanka for sporting a Buddha tattoo

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Gallery: Bollywood stars keep their date with the ballot box

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood stars Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and hubby Abhishek Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor were among a…
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Narendra Modi

110 million vote in India, BJP says it’s ‘Modi tsunami’ (w/gallery)

IANS New Delhi – Nearly 110 million people peacefully voted Thursday in 117 Lok Sabha constituencies in 12 states in a staggered election that will…
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Justin Bieber

Narendra Modi gets more ‘NO’ votes than Justin Bieber in TIME poll

IANS New Delhi – BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had many more “NO” votes than Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber and polled far fewer…
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Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, Arundhati Roy among Time’s 100 most influential people

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Bollywood film actor Vivek Oberoi, who voices the villain in Hindi, poses with an actor dressed in an original Spiderman costume from Hollywood during the footage screening, trailer and music video launch and press conference for the film 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' in Mumbai on April 18, 2014. STR/AFP/Getty Images

Vivek Oberoi supports Narendra Modi, calls him karma yogi

IANS Mumbai  – Actor Vivek Oberoi has come out in support of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and says he is…
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