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Focus should be on men’s behaviour – not women in nude photo scandals

  [caption id="attachment_800603" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Anisa Salmi had nude photos of herself posted online and police would not help, so she instead ...

Vancouver cop joins Barinder Rasode’s One Surrey team in run for council

[caption id="attachment_800183" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Detective Kal Dosanjh (C), who's worked as a VPD officer for the past 15 years, will be ...

Mayoral candidate Barinder Rasode announces her “One Surrey” team

[caption id="attachment_799782" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Mayoral candidate Barinder Rasode (middle) poses for a photo with her One Surrey team of candidates, (from ...
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Vaisakhi parade organizers in Surrey ask why they must pay policing costs

[caption id="attachment_799768" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Some of the 200,000 celebrants at the annual Vaisakhi Day parade in Surrey, BC., April 19, 2014. ...
The South Asian Community Coalition Against Youth Violence is hosting a community forum on Thursday. Submitted photo.

Surrey forum to discuss youth violence, family dysfunction

[caption id="attachment_799065" align="alignright" width="322"] The South Asian Community Coalition Against Youth Violence is hosting a community forum on Thursday. Submitted photo.[/caption] VANCOUVER ...
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Pirate Radio: Why do three of the biggest Indian language stations in Vancouver broadcast out of the U.S.?

[caption id="attachment_799040" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Submitted image of Maninder Gill of Radio India 1600AM.[/caption] TRISTIN HOPPER NATIONAL POST In a second-floor office buzzing with ...

Sentencing in Surrey Six murder trial will have to wait while lawyers argue police misconduct

[caption id="attachment_799035" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Eileen Mohan, centre, speaks to the media outside B.C. Supreme Court after Cody Haevischer and Matthew Johnston ...

B.C. born author a finalist for Scotiabank Giller Prize

[caption id="attachment_799031" align="alignright" width="270"] B.C.-born author Padma Viswanathan has been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.Submitted photo.[/caption] THE CANADIAN PRESS  TORONTO - Author ...

‘I’m ready to take on the $18-billion boys’: Vancouver’s cabbies take aim at Uber

RIDE-SHARING MAY SEEM A GOOD THING, BUT SERVICE FLOUTS SAFETY AND KILLS JOBS, CRITICS SAY [caption id="attachment_798992" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Uber — a ...

Underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 resumes in the Indian Ocean

[caption id="attachment_799026" align="aligncenter" width="480"] An undated handout photo obtained on September 29, 2014, shows the Australian-contracted survey ship M/V Fugro Equator, ...

Photos: Diwali Gala serves up big sendoff for Premier’s trade mission to India

[imagebrowser id=1080] VANCOUVER DESI About 250 people gathered at Vancouver’s Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Friday night for the Canada-India Business Council of B.C. (CIBC) ...
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Immigrant Expo in Vancouver aims to help newcomers find what they need to get started, including a career foothold

[caption id="attachment_798376" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Pictured here is the 2013 Immigrant Expo at the Vancouver Public Library organized by Canadian Immigrant magazine. ...

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False confession leads police to arrest new suspect in sexual assault of 9-year-old Surrey girl

FRANK LUBA VANCOUVER DESI A man who confessed to the sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl in Surrey has been released and a 28-year-old man…
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Diwali Fest kicks off with IndiGlam fashion-fusion show (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI It was a classic mother-daughter argument that propelled Surrey’s Raji Khaira into a career of fashion design. Khaira, 25, grew up…
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Vancouver Desi

Canada Place caught the eye of man who builds models in chalk (w/gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Jagdeep Singh Bihal moved to Vancouver from India two years ago and did some sightseeing around the city,  it was…
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Diwali organizer inspired by memories of Mumbai revelry

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver’s Rohit Chokhani can still recall his childhood in Mumbai when Indian streets would light up with fireworks and life would…
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Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment?

Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment? In the recent weeks it has been claimed a number of vigilantes , in the city of…
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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS CENTER BLOG: Understanding Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “To heal an addiction, you first need to recognize the destructive patterns of conditioned behavior that are dominating your life. When…
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Cineplex Free Movies October 18, 2014

Coupon Queen: Cineplex hosts free movies on Saturday, October 18

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI This Saturday, Cineplex Entertainment is inviting Canadian families to enjoy a morning of free movies at their local theatre to…
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Karva Chauth: To fast for a man or a celebration of womanhood?

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Recently, I was having tea and snacks with a dear friend getting married next year.   She was a bit frazzled…
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Health Check

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How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

IANS London – A study has detected a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels by generating a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins…
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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

IANS/EFE Austin (Texas) – The authorities in Dallas have ordered 75 health workers who attended a patient who died of the Ebola virus to not…
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Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI It’s a hairstyle being sported by cutting-edge, trendsetting men, but the man bun may be causing Vancouver’s hipsters to go bald….
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Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

IANS London – Certain drugs can help reverse the effects caused by Parkinson’s disease, a study on fruit flies shows. Mutations in a gene called…
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Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

IANS San Francisco – Apple and Facebook have added an extra incentive to women considering working at the tech giants by giving female employees the…
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World Health Organization

Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
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Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

IANS Mumbai – Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken…
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Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

RUPESH DUTTA IANS  New Delhi – With India facing a grave shortage of cadavers in medical institutions to train its doctors, surgical simulation – replacing…
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British Columbians support doctor-assisted death: polls

TIFFANY CRAWFORD POSTMEDIA NEWS A new poll says 87 per cent of British Columbians support assisted dying, while across Canada 84 per cent of respondents…
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Surrey doctor suspended for improper conduct with female patient

IAN AUSTIN VANCOUVER DESI A Surrey doctor has been suspended for up to three months for improper conduct with a female patient. The College of…
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