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Today in History – May 11

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for May 11: On this date: In 1189, Emperor Frederik I Barbarossa and 100,000... (more...)

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South Asian in BC

Family eager to share stories of South Asian pioneers with all Canadians

Rana and Rupa Vig, along with their sons Arvind and Akash, donated copies of the 100 Year Journey to the Coast Capital... (more...)

gori biwi murder

‘Cloak of secrecy’ around domestic violence has B.C. cops keeping mum about murder-suicide perpetrator

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C.’s representative for children and youth, criticizes “the cloak of secrecy” around... (more...)

Fraser Valley Desi

Closed road on private land prompts some passionate reaction from Fraser Valley

Owner Tony Penner has blocked an access road that passes through his property on Vedder Mountain in Abbotsford, B.C. Thursday... (more...)

gangster-violence

“The day my son went to jail, I slept peacefully”, a mother said

Gira Bhatt teaches psychology and is the director of the Acting Together: Community University Research Alliance project... (more...)

death-desi-Vancouver Island

Man killed wife, then set fire to Saanich home, family says

Police and fire crews investigate a house fire in Cordova Bay on April 21. Adrian Lam/Times Colonist KATIE DEROSA TIMES COLONIST The... (more...)

Mukesh Yasarapu

Vancouver man charged in sex assaults against women on buses

Mukesh Yasarapu VANCOUVER DESI A Vancouver man has been charged with two counts of sexual assault stemming from separate... (more...)

BCSC-FRAUD-SECURITIES

‘No merit, no proof,’ says Vancouver man facing fraud accusations

Ayaz Dhanani is shown in a Facebook photo. DAN FUMANO VANCOUVER DESI A Vancouver man accused of fraud in both criminal court... (more...)

Canada to send disaster aid team, $5 million to earthquake-stricken Nepal

Nepal-Earthquake-Cda, 7th Writethru Correction THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The Canadian government is sending a disaster... (more...)

Canada to send disaster aid team, $5 million to earthquake-stricken Nepal

Nepal-Earthquake-Cda, 6th Writethru Correction THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The Canadian government is sending an assessment... (more...)

Canada to send disaster aid team, $5 million to earthquake-stricken Nepal

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The Canadian government is sending a disaster aid team to earthquake stricken Nepal and... (more...)

documentary on Indian rainy season

Vancouver filmmaker hopes ‘Monsoon’ will transport audience to the rains in India

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DEDAR SAHOTA

Punjab’s Dedar Sihota was B.C.’s first Indo-Canadian teacher

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Dedar S. Sihota When Dedar Sihota emigrated from Punjab to Canada with his family in 1936 at the age of 12,…
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Surrey MP-desi politician

NDP demands 100 new cops for Surrey now

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW SURREY — Federal New Democrats are demanding immediate approval of 100 new police officers for Surrey from the Conservative government. Jinny…
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JAGIR MAHAL

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Jagir Mahal: “My mother died while I was waiting for my ship”

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jagir Mahal “I was born two months after my father left India for Canada. He didn’t see me until I was…
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Fraser Valley Desi

Closed road on private land prompts some passionate reaction from Fraser Valley

KENT SPENCER VANCOUVER DESI An old logging road that doesn’t even have a name has stirred up passions in the Fraser Valley. The road, which…
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Blogs

wedding wonderland-Vancouver Desi

The Jago!

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Hi lovelies, It’s time again to tackle the “traditions” series of Indian weddings.  I must firstly apologize for taking a long…
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gang life prevention

End Gang Life: Problems surrounding gun violence run deeper than skin colour or culture

SGT. LINDSEY HOUGHTON SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Kids are shooting at each other.  The violence these children are engaged in with each other has now…
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You're pretty cool for an Indian girl

You’re pretty cool for a brown girl

You are pretty cool for a “brown” girl. Interesting statement or is it the latest pick up line? This is a statement I have been…
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Manjula's Kitchen-Taste India

Taste India: Gujarati masala khichdi is a delight for the senses

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI When I say khichdi, you must be thinking of the simple sick man’s food. But no, that’s not what I’m talking…
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VANCOUVER WEATHER

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Tomorrow 05/03 0%
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Sunny. High 18C. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 05/04 20%
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Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 16C. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 km/h.
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Tuesday 05/05 80%
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Thunderstorms likely. High 13C. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.

Pioneers

DEDAR SAHOTA

Punjab’s Dedar Sihota was B.C.’s first Indo-Canadian teacher

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Dedar S. Sihota When Dedar Sihota emigrated from Punjab to Canada with his family in 1936 at the age of 12,…
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JAGIR MAHAL

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Jagir Mahal: “My mother died while I was waiting for my ship”

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jagir Mahal “I was born two months after my father left India for Canada. He didn’t see me until I was…
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South Asian in BC

Family eager to share stories of South Asian pioneers with all Canadians

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi will celebrate the Asian Heritage Month with inspirational stories of South Asian pioneers in B.C., in collaboration with 100…
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BC-Vancouver Desi-Christy Clark

Inspiring stories of South Asian pioneers shaped B.C.’s gift to Indian PM

VANCOUVER DESI Stories of South Asian pioneers who helped shaped the cultural fabric of B.C. will forever remain with Narendra Modi in the form of…
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Health Check

obesity

Obese Canadians should be granted legal protection from discrimination, professor says

SHARON KIRKEY NATIONAL POST With rates of severe obesity quadrupling in Canada, a provocative line of thinking is emerging to give groundbreaking new human rights…
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sex determination

Opposition attacks Indian yoga guru Ramdev’s medicine that promises male child

VANCOUVER DESI Opposition members in India have demanded the ban of a product by yoga guru Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy that promises a male child, Indian newswire…
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critically ill

Critically ill Indian boy becomes police chief for a day

IANS Jaipur – A 10-year-old boy suffering from chronic kidney disease had one of his wishes fulfilled on Thursday when he was made the police…
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weird news-psycho behaviour

Naked, superhuman paranoids begging police to save them from imaginary mobs? That’s flakka!

CURT ANDERSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — One man ran naked through a Florida neighbourhood, tried to have sex with a tree and…
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