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Askhay Kumar offers martial arts training to visually impaired girls

[caption id="attachment_820397" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar does not endorse six or eight pack abs, he told media. AFP/Getty Images[/caption] PRASHANT ...
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B.C. hate-crime investigation: Racist ranter declares ‘open season’ on First Nations people

[caption id="attachment_840876" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Terrace RCMP are investigating allegations that a hate crime was committed when someone posted a racist tirade ...
Archbishop Christian Lepine, Montreal mayor Denis Coderre, and Sayed Nabil Abbas, left to right, take part in a meeting with spiritual leaders to talk about unity and diversity in wake of Charlie Hebdo. The meeting was held at city hall in Montreal on Wednesday January 28, 2015. Allen McInnis / MONTREAL GAZETTE

Montreal mayor urges city’s religious leaders to unite against intolerance after Charlie Hebdo attack

[caption id="attachment_840873" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Archbishop Christian Lepine, Montreal mayor Denis Coderre, and Sayed Nabil Abbas, left to right, take part in ...
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Former journalist Harpreet Singh named Conservative candidate for Surrey Newton

[caption id="attachment_840856" align="alignright" width="279"] Journalist Harpreet Singh has been named the Conservative candidate for the new riding of Surrey Newton. Submitted ...
Shah Rukh Khan (L) and Kajol (R) are rumoured to be appearing in the next Rohit Shetty film. Getty Images.

Will Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol reunite on-screen?

[caption id="attachment_840520" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Shah Rukh Khan (L) and Kajol (R) are rumoured to be appearing in the next Rohit Shetty ...
Spice Radio host Shushma Datt receives a Shakti Award in 2014. Submitted photo/Aziz Ladh Photography.

Surrey-based Shakti Society calls for award nominations to recognize Lower Mainland women

[caption id="attachment_840507" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Spice Radio host Shushma Datt receives a Shakti Award in 2014. Submitted photo/Aziz Ladh Photography.[/caption] LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER ...
Indian Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan (L) with his wife Kareena Kapoor Khan attend the wedding of Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu in Mumbai on January 25, 2015. STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Saif Ali Khan insists wife Kareena Kapoor has not converted to Islam

[caption id="attachment_840499" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Indian Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan (L) with his wife Kareena Kapoor Khan attend the wedding of ...
File photo: Curry chicken on rice. Sam Leung/PNG

Spicy treats on menu as 8 chef teams battle for Vancouver’s second-annual Curry Cup

[caption id="attachment_840486" align="aligncenter" width="480"] File photo: Curry chicken on rice. Sam Leung/PNG[/caption] VANCOUVER DESI A group of Lower Mainland chefs are set to ...
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Julie Paskall: Accused will be tried for second-degree murder of Surrey hockey mom

[caption id="attachment_840477" align="alignright" width="239"] Julie Paskall was attacked outside the Newton Arena on Dec. 29, 2013. Facebook photo.[/caption] JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI The ...
File photo: Commuters hang by doors of a crowded local train in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Three men were killed on Monday after they attempted to take a selfie by a moving train near Agra. AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade

College students killed while attempting train selfie in India

[caption id="attachment_840471" align="aligncenter" width="480"] File photo: Commuters hang by doors of a crowded local train in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 8, ...
A woman fills a syringe as she prepares to give herself an injection of insulin at her home in Commerce, Calif., April 29, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Reed Saxon

Type 2 diabetes surpasses Type 1 in youth, especially South Asians: B.C. study

[caption id="attachment_840437" align="aligncenter" width="480"] A woman fills a syringe as she prepares to give herself an injection of insulin at her ...
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Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan rules out Hollywood

[caption id="attachment_832884" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan in a scene from his upcoming film Shamitabh. Facebook[/caption] VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan ...

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Raise your hand, 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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File photo: Commuters hang by doors of a crowded local train in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Three men were killed on Monday after they attempted to take a selfie by a moving train near Agra. AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade

College students killed while attempting train selfie in India

VANCOUVER DESI Three college friends on their way to India’s Republic Day celebrations were killed by a speeding train after they tried posing for a…
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Indian spectators watch as a float carrying a sign that reads "Congratulations! It's a Baby Girl" passes by during the Indian Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2015. The float represented India's Ministry of Women and Child Development.  An estimated 26 million babies are born anually in India, a country considered to be one of the worst places to be born a girl because of a societal 'gender gap' that favours boys and preferences for male children.  ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

India’s Supreme Court bans online advertisements for pre-birth sex tests

VANCOUVER DESI India’s Supreme Court has ordered Internet giants Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to block all advertisements for pre-birth tests that determine a child’s gender,…
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American Punjabi rapper feels at home in Vancouver

Collaborative hip hop and artistic group Char Bagh set to play the PuSh Festival on Saturday   LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI California-based MC and artist…
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Spice Sports: Football Champion Bobby Singh – On & Off The Field

GOPI AND THE GORA FOR VANCOUVER DESI TUNE IN TO SPICE SPORTS, M-F, 5-7PM ON SPICE RADIO 1200AM Former BC Lion Bobby Singh was in…
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Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Chanakya & Machiavelli would say to Indians: It is strictly business – stop the fawning

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Had Chanakya or Machiavelli, his more recent incarnation, been alive today they would have declared that in Washington and…
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Speaking to the Burnaby Board of Trade

How Business Fits in the Public Education Puzzle: My “Rubik’s Cube Speech” to the Burnaby Board of Trade

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI On Thursday, January 22, the Burnaby Board of Trade hosted its annual Local Government Reception at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby….
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Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Delhi Elections: Bedi Says a Leaders’ Debate is a Tamasha (Circus)! Really?

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Voters of Delhi: Beware of the undemocratic proclivities of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Ms. Kiran Bedi the former…
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Health Check

A woman fills a syringe as she prepares to give herself an injection of insulin at her home in Commerce, Calif., April 29, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Reed Saxon

Type 2 diabetes surpasses Type 1 in youth, especially South Asians: B.C. study

CAMILLE BAINS THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — A British Columbia study suggests Type 2 diabetes has drastically increased among young people, with the highest number…
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Indian Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor  poses for a photograph during the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) season five in Mumbai on January 10, 2015. STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Anil Kapoor says he exercises six days a week

IANS New Delhi  – Actor-filmmaker Anil Kapoor says he exercises six days a week and recalls the time he’d cycle to the set location –…
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FILE PHOTO: A nine-year-old Palestinian girl  suffering from scoliosis sits as her mother shows her back x-ray as she is treated by U.S. pediatric orthopedic surgeon Hugh Watts (L) February 18, 2004 at Al-Quds hospital, in Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images

Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

IANS Mumbai  – A seven-year-old girl in Mumbai suffering from Scoliosis is the first in Western India to successfully undergo a new and revolutionary procedure…
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Desi-weird news

Baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ gets round-the-clock care at Indian hospital (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI A six-day-old baby is being given “round-the-clock” care in an Indian hospital after his mother claimed the boy spontaneously combusted, according to Britain’s…
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Sharon Nordstrom. Submitted photo.

Saskatoon woman snared in alleged fraudulent MS trial held in India

JONATHAN CHARLTON THE STARPHOENIX Sharon Nordstrom feels ashamed for participating in a $38,000 multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment in India that was not all it was…
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Indian scientists design morphine replacement for pain therapy

SAHANA GHOSH IANSKolkata – In a breakthrough that could impact the blurring realms of pain and pleasure, Indian scientists have designed a potential morphine replacement,…
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Researchers advise pregnant women to limit exposure to receipts and plastic

MARGARET MUNRO POSTMEDIA NEWS Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts as the ubiquitous bits of paper…
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New Pakistani TV show focuses on sex, a topic once considered taboo in the religiously conservative country

ADIL JAWAD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — In religiously conservative Pakistan, a television call-in advice show is tackling an issue rarely discussed in public:…
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The influence of speech on toddlers

IANS New York – Talking to your toddlers could help strengthen their capacities to learn and succeed later in life, a research has revealed. Infants…
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Vancouver doctors find vial of urine hidden in patient’s rectum (with photos)

TOM BLACKWELL NATIONAL POST Vancouver doctors investigating a patient’s mysterious abdominal complaints were stunned to discover a vial of urine hidden inside his rectum, an…
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