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Sikhs bring campaign against violence to Vancouver

[imagebrowser id=1109] LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Sikhs from around the globe are bringing their efforts to “end the silence on violence” to Vancouver this ...

Ontario teen fighting superbugs with an assist from Indian home cooking

[caption id="attachment_803872" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Varsha Jayasankar is testing plant extracts from India. Tom Spears/Ottawa Citizen.[/caption] TOM SPEARS OTTAWA CITIZEN Like a lot of ...
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Low caste teen in India burnt alive after goats stray into neighbours’ field

[caption id="attachment_803861" align="alignright" width="362"] A poor goat herder was burnt to death after greedy land owners doused him in petrol and ...
Police are investigated a suspected murder in Surrey, B.C.

Police investigating suspected homicide in Surrey

[caption id="attachment_803857" align="alignright" width="322"] Police are investigated a suspected murder in Surrey, B.C.[/caption] SURREY NOW Police say an autopsy will be required to ...

A look at the long and treacherous history behind today’s Diwali celebrations

[caption id="attachment_803844" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Indians buy lanterns and lamps from roadside stalls ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights in ...

Good Karma: Free Downtown Eastside studio helping yoga return to its ‘roots’

[imagebrowser id=1102] LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Entering through a desolate back alley off West Hastings Street in the Downtown Eastside, next to a gravel ...
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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 ...

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Two dead, including gunman, in school shooting north of Seattle

DOUG ESSER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least…
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Ottawa shooter kicked out of Burnaby mosque two years ago

Zehaf-Bibeau was asked to leave the mosque, because he had “gotten a hold of keys and stuff from the mosque, and when he got out…
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U.S. company penalized for mistreatment of Indian employees working 122 hours in a week

MICHAEL LIEDTKE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO – A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labour regulators…
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Surrey soccer captain played the U-18 national club championship using only one foot

KYLE BENNING SURREY NOW SOUTH SURREY – Kyle Sohi’s perseverance and performance in the 2014 Sport Chek National Club Championships U-18 Cup Final might go…
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JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI I started this year with a goal to become a better runner and train for a marathon. For me it was…
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We Must Criminalise Glorification/Encouragement of Terrorism By Ujjal Dosanjh

Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Nonetheless what has happened in the heart of our capital on the heels of what happened in Sait- Jean-sur-Richilieu…
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Decadent Diwali-Inspired Chocolate Twirls

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI No one does decadent desserts better than (sweeping generalization alert:) South Asians during festive holidays like Diwali. With the cornucopia of…
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Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
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Pakistan detects 3 more polio cases, bringing total to 220 as world marks awareness day

MUNIR AHMED THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number…
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Australian surgeons successfully transplant ‘dead’ heart

IANS Sydney – Australian surgeons said Friday that they have made a major breakthrough by making a dead heart beat again and successfully using it…
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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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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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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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