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The Canadian Flag flies over the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill on Feb. 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Ottawa unveils new immigrant investor program

[caption id="attachment_883707" align="aligncenter" width="480"] The Canadian Flag flies over the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill on Feb. 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN ...
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Devastating, monthlong heatwave in India has killed hundreds, as temperatures surge close to 50 C

HYDERABAD, India — About 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, officials said ...
Jacqui Feldman shows off a recovering Sugar, her 13-year-old poodle that Terra Nova vet Dr. Javaid Chaudhry, rear, helped save after operating to remove a tumour. Feldman, who is battling cancer herself, fell on hard times and couldn’t afford to pay the $3,000-plus for Sugar’s procedure.  Alan Campbell/Richmond News

Richmond veterinarian steps up to save cancer sufferer’s dying dog

[caption id="attachment_882631" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Jacqui Feldman shows off a recovering Sugar, her 13-year-old poodle that Terra Nova vet Dr. Javaid Chaudhry, ...
An artist sketch of Yosef Jomo Gopaul, the man accused of killing hockey mom Julie Paskall. Felicity Don, Sketch

Man accused of killing Surrey hockey mom pleads guilty to lesser charge of manslaughter

[caption id="attachment_882623" align="aligncenter" width="480"] An artist sketch of Yosef Jomo Gopaul, the man accused of killing hockey mom Julie Paskall. Felicity ...
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

[caption id="attachment_882618" align="aligncenter" width="480"] The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health ...
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Here’s what a 911 call during a brutal home invasion sounded like to a Saskatchewan dispatcher

[kaltura-widget uiconfid="23273481" entryid="1_oe2uhfiq" width="480" height="310"] HANNAH SPRAY THE STAR PHOENIX As masked gang members entered a Saskatoon home, intent on robbing a drug ...
Items of clothing are displayed in room 331 of the Martinez Hotel, where Parisian fashion house Elie Saab provides sartorial services to celebrities attending the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 21, 2015. During the Cannes Film Festival, room 331 is radically transformed into a red carpet emergency room - where celebrities like Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman can rush to if they pop out of a dress, or a zipper breaks. Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP

‘Nip slips’ and broken zippers: Red carpet Emergency Room for Cannes wardrobe malfunctions always full of drama

[caption id="attachment_881996" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Items of clothing are displayed in room 331 of the Martinez Hotel, where Parisian fashion house Elie ...
Russell Atma Bidesi, 24, tried for the second-degree murder of 31-year-old Kacey Rogers (pictured), was found guilty on Tuesday by a B.C. Supreme Court judge of the lesser included charge of manslaughter, according to court records. Sentencing will take place at a later date. (photo courtesy of Vancouver Sun)

Surrey man convicted of manslaughter in 2012 home-invasion case

[caption id="attachment_881288" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Russell Atma Bidesi, 24, tried for the second-degree murder of 31-year-old Kacey Rogers (pictured), was found guilty ...
Ravinderjit Singh is shown in a photo taken after an incident in Bellingham, Wash., in 2014.
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U.S. court hands Surrey veterinarian 30-day sentence, fines for drinking-glass attack on colleague

[caption id="attachment_877676" align="alignright" width="300"] Ravinderjit Singh is shown in a photo taken after an incident in Bellingham, Wash., in 2014. Submitted/VANCOUVER ...
Jahanzeb Malik, 33, is seen on a videolink from his cell in Lindsay, Ont., at an immigration detention review in Toronto on Monday, March 16, 2015. Malik is accused of planning to blow up the U.S. consulate and downtown buildings in Toronto and will likely be deported to Pakistan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

Pakistani man accused of plotting to bomb the U.S. consulate in Toronto ordered back into custody

[caption id="attachment_877646" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Jahanzeb Malik, 33, is seen on a videolink from his cell in Lindsay, Ont., at an immigration ...
Shiamak Davar performs during the TOIFA Musical Extravaganza at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver on April 4, 2013. Davar is the subject of two lawsuits, accusing the choreographer of allegedly sexually grooming two B.C. dancers. Gerry Kahrmann/PNG files

Bollywood choreographer denies allegations of sexual abuse of two B.C. dancers outlined in lawsuits

[caption id="attachment_875576" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Shiamak Davar performs during the TOIFA Musical Extravaganza at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver on April 4, ...
Shalendra Sharma pleaded guilty to a May 26, 1994 sexual assault on the teen, as well as a 2011 assault and separate thefts on women who were either addicted to drugs or trying to earn money to support themselves.

B.C. man jailed for assaulting sex-trade workers including teen in 1994

[caption id="attachment_874984" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Shalendra Sharma pleaded guilty to a May 26, 1994 sexual assault on the teen, as well as ...

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Identical twins’ mark sheets almost as identical and the story of a courageous young achiever

HINDUSTAN TIMES AND VANCOUVER DESI They are identical twins and, interestingly, even their mark sheets look almost the same. Ranchi twins Aporupa and Anorupa Chattopadhyay …
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Apart from the overwhelming cold, Sucha Singh Bagri has fond memories of his first few days in B.C.

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Sucha Singh Bagri arrived in Canada with his father Harnam Singh Bagri on Feb 2, 1935, on the Empress of Russia,…
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Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Finding the Mother Within

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Everyone is born from a mother. And, even if individuals are separated from their biological mothers after birth, ideally they receive…
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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

Two lawsuits have been filed against the famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar in British Columbia, Canada. Two former students and employees of Shiamak Davar allege…
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Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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100 year journey

Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Harchet Hari His mother and father had already successfully settled into a new life in Calgary from their previous one in…
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The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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Why a weak handshake is bad news for your heart

LAURA DONNELLY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH The strength of your handshake could indicate the chance of a futureheart attack, a major study suggests. Researchers found that…
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India-pharma-under scanner

U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

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