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SAFA brings “India Live” to Vancouver’s block party on Granville Street

India Live will close with a performance by Toronto based, Manj Musik, formerly known as the lead vocalist for the well known... (more...)

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Surrey weightlifter Parm Phangura bound for Commonwealth Games

Surrey weightlifter Parm Phangura in his garage training room with his daughter Talia, 2 and his wife Sophia, herself a retired... (more...)

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Burnaby man accused of joining Islamist fighters in Syria (w/video)

( function() { pnShowVideo( '0_ns7ap6ny', '', '', '', '620', '400', 'kaltura' ); } )(); DOUGLAS QUAN AND TIFFANY CRAWFORD POSTMEDIA... (more...)

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Funeral set for wife of former Surrey Sikh temple president who died after alleged domestic assault

Narinder Kaur Kalsi, who has been on life support, since a domestic dispute at her Surrey home last week has died. Kalsi... (more...)

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SkyTrain commuters face delays Wednesday as another glitch slows down the system

Riders faced delays Wednesday as another glitch slowed down the SkyTrain system in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop/PNG ELAINE O’CONNOR VANCOUVER... (more...)

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Frustrated Port of Metro Vancouver truckers want government to push companies to comply with action plan

Truckers who process cargo at Port Metro Vancouver say companies aren’t complying with an action plan devised in March... (more...)

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B.C. Securities Commission finds Vancouver woman who ran a Ponzi scheme committed $100 million fraud

BC Securities Commission has found that Rashida Samji commited $100 million fraud. Submitted Photo ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER... (more...)

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West Vancouver police looking for woman who yelled at man accused of inappropriately touching minor girl on bus

West Vancouver police are searching for a woman who yelled at a man for allegedly inappropriately touching an 11-year-old... (more...)

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TransLink says human error caused SkyTrain meltdown Monday

Riders were left stranded after Expo and Millennium lines of the SkyTrain stopped running in Vancouver on Monday. Arlen Redekop/VANCOUVER... (more...)

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Surrey Fusion Festival shows why it’s an international winner (w/video)

Cosmopolitan doesn’t even begin to describe food and entertainment at free festival A group of young women show off their... (more...)

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Man in Surrey accidentally shoots friend in the leg — then flees

The victim is ‘supplying limited details of the incident,’ said Surrey RCMP A man is in hospital after getting... (more...)

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Expo and Millennium SkyTrain lines restart after 4.5 hour delay

Riders were left stranded after Expo and Millennium lines of the SkyTrain stopped running in Vancouver on Monday. Arlen Redekop/PNG VANCOUVER... (more...)

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Sporting fans disappointed as Indian flag depicted upside down in Commonwealth Games promotional video

VANCOUVER DESI India is already making headlines as the Commonwealth Games officially kick off in Glasgow – but not for sporting-related reasons. In an official…
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Angry villagers mob alleged suspects after another girl found hanging from tree in India

KOUSHIK DUTTA HINDUSTAN TIMES A 7-year-old girl was found raped, murdered and hanging from a tree in West Bengal on Thursday, resurfacing horrific memories from…
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Indian baby whose head swelled to three times its size smiling and laughing a year later (w/ photos)

VANCOUVER DESI A three-year-old girl in New Delhi who was given little chance of survival after her head swelled to three times its normal size…
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Private tutor who mercilessly beat child finally arrested in Kolkata

IANS Kolkata  – Private tutor Pooja Singh, who was caught on video brutally thrashing a three-and-a-half-year-old child in Kolkata, was finally arrested Friday, police said….
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Blogs

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Fitness Facts – Benefits of Indian Lassi

In the age of shakes made of every vegetable and fruit imaginable or protein powder power drinks – let’s take things back to a time…
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Will Israeli and Palestinian children ever find peace?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI The Israeli-Palestine conflict has been an ongoing struggle that began around the mid-20th Century. BBC UK has reported in the past…
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TASTE INDIA: Recipe for Lamb and Blueberry Rogan Josh

BC BLUEBERRY COUNCIL It’s blueberry season in B.C. again, and this year we’re expecting one of our province’s most bountiful crops yet. So heat things up…
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A Decision: How my dad’s story is Canada’s story

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao-tzu Two years ago this past Canada Day, my…
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Commonwealth Games

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Kate, William and other royals in the house at the Commonwealth Games

DENNIS PASSA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — The second in line to the British throne visited the Commonwealth Games on Monday, and he brought along…
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India wins 4th shooting gold medal at Commonwealth Games, leads all countries in the event (w/ gallery)

DENNIS PASSA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — India won its fourth shooting gold medal of the Commonwealth Games when Jitu Rai won the 50-meter pistol…
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Sporting fans disappointed as Indian flag depicted upside down in Commonwealth Games promotional video

VANCOUVER DESI India is already making headlines as the Commonwealth Games officially kick off in Glasgow – but not for sporting-related reasons. In an official…
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Health Check

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Indian baby whose head swelled to three times its size smiling and laughing a year later (w/ photos)

VANCOUVER DESI A three-year-old girl in New Delhi who was given little chance of survival after her head swelled to three times its normal size…
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Former U.S. chief of medicine indicted for prescription fraud

IANS Washington  – A U.S. court has indicted a former chief of medicine of illegally running a prescription racket that led to the death of…
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Indian teen boy gets 232 teeth removed from “very rare” tumour in his jaw

VANCOUVER DESI A 17-year-old boy in India underwent a seven-hour long operation on Monday to have a whopping 232 teeth removed from a “very rare”…
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Dos and don’ts for pregnant women while travelling

IANS New Delhi – Expecting mothers with normal pregnancy are not prevented from travelling by airplane, train, four-wheelers, but they need to be cautious, says…
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A different kind of courtroom drama: Woman gives birth to baby girl in witness room

IANS London – A heavily-pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl in a court in Britain after going into labour in the witness room,…
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HIV epidemic

Number of people with HIV unchanged worldwide over the last two years: UNAIDS

United Nations claims it can stop epidemic by 2030 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually…
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Research fraud

Toronto doctor says it’s time to lock up research miscreants

MARGARET MUNRO VANCOUVER DESI A leading Toronto doctor has reignited debate over research fraud saying doctors and academics who fudge and fabricate data should be…
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Teenager undergoes rare spine disorder surgery, walks within couple of days

IANS Gurgaon – A 16-year old girl has successfully undergone a complex surgery for a spinal cord disorder at a hospital here, a doctor said…
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Roundtable highlights refugee health-care struggles due to government cutbacks

CLARE CLANCY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Every second Saturday, a small clinic in Toronto offers free medical care to anyone who needs it —…
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SFU’s bhangra study needs postmenopausal dancing women

SURREY NOW SURREY — Postmenopausal South Asian women are needed for a study on the impact of bhangra dancing on their health. Researchers at Simon…
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