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Surrey RCMP continue hunt for hit-and-run driver who struck a Sikh temple volunteer

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet and family of hit-and-run victim Jagdev Toor appealed to the driver to turn his or herself... (more...)

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Headdresses banned from Merritt music festival out of respect to First Nations

Organizers of this weekend’s Bass Coast Festival in Merritt are asking attendees not to bring any native headdresses out... (more...)

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Asian tourists important for Vancouver’s high-end luxury retailers

Tiffany & Co. on Alberni Street and Louis Vuitton on Burrard Street are both high-end beacons of Vancouver’s luxury... (more...)

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Cloverdale left in lurch by stalled Surrey development

Those representing local businesses and residents say a lack of information and communication from the Surrey City Development... (more...)

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Vij’s, two other Vancouver restaurants make ‘Top 10 eateries’ in Canada list

Vikram Vij’s South Surrey restaurant has officially opened. Submitted photo/Jordan Junck. VANCOUVER DESI Canada loves... (more...)

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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)

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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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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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Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center Blog: Using Nonviolent Communication To Nurture Your Relationships

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “When all your desires are distilled You will cast two votes:
 To love more. And be happy.”
~Hafiz Human beings are social…
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Here Come the Newly Weds!

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Men dressed in bright uniforms, playing the traditional tune of the Bollywood hit song “Mere yaar ki shaadi hai” (It’s my…
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It’s a girl! Those words were a death sentence for 37 million girls and counting in India

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI It’s a girl! Unfortunately for approximately 37 million girls in India- these words were their fate. According to the 2011 Census…
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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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Commonwealth Games

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India bags three gold medals, one silver in wrestling (w/gallery)

Sushil Kumar, Amit Kumar and Vinesh won gold, Canadian Korey Jarvis defeated Rajeev Tomar who won silver IANS Glasgow – Sushil Kumar led the charge…
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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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Health Check

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Vibrating Indian smart shoes help you navigate to your destination handsfree

VANCOUVER DESI Would you like to explore new avenues and take in the sights without having to consult your map the whole time? A smart…
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Salman Khan’s charitable organization to help 100 kids with heart condition

IANS Mumbai – Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has announced that his Being Human (BH) charitable organization will help “100 genuine patients” suffering from heart condition…
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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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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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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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