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Screen shot of Shah Rukh Khan's first video tweet. Submitted.

Shah Rukh Khan sends out India’s first tweet using Twitter’s new mobile video camera

Screen shot of Shah Rukh Khan’s first video tweet. Submitted. VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was... (more...)

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Techie jumps to death in Technopark campus

A techie jumped to his death from the sixth floor in the Technopark campus on Thursday. Facebook photo IANS Thiruvananthapuram... (more...)

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All stakeholders should share e-waste responsibility: Report

An Indian worker carries a defunct CRT Monitor for disassembly at Ash Recyclers, a government approved e-waste management... (more...)

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Apple unveils bigger iPhones, Apple Watch and Apple Pay

Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. AP Photo/Marcio... (more...)

Pakistan

Researchers trying to decipher ‘Black Twitter’ phenomenon

Researchers study ‘Black Twitter’ phenomenon. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images IANS New York – Researchers at... (more...)

Lechal-wearable technology

Vibrating Indian smart shoes help you navigate to your destination handsfree

Lechal smart shoes with bluetooth technology that provides unobtrusive handsfree navigation. VANCOUVER DESI A smart shoe... (more...)

An Indian girl killed herself over lover's indecent comments on social media. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Evan Vucci

Girl kills herself over lover’s indecent comments on social media

An Indian girl killed herself over lover’s indecent comments on social media. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Evan Vucci IANS Kolkata... (more...)

Pakistan

Twitter lifts temporary ban on alleged “blasphemous” accounts Pakistan had asked be investigated

Twitter lifts ban on accounts banned that Pakistan government officials wanted investigated for blasphemy. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty... (more...)

The Instagram logo is displayed on an smartphone on December 20, 2012 in Paris. Instagram backed down on December 18, 2012 from a planned policy change that appeared to clear the way for the mobile photo sharing service to sell pictures without compensation, after users cried foul. Changes to the Instagram privacy policy and terms of service set to take effect January 16 had included wording that appeared to allow people's pictures to be used by advertisers at Instagram or Facebook worldwide, royalty-free.   LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images

Report: Iranian court orders photo-sharing app Instagram blocked over privacy lawsuit

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TEHRAN, Iran — A semiofficial news agency in Iran is reporting that a court is ordering that the... (more...)

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Microsoft drawn into Burnaby City Hall workers sex scandal

Burnaby City Hall is at the centre of an email scandal that has allegedly spread ‘malicious’ rumours about employees.... (more...)

In This March 23, 2010, file photo, the Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels. Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems, the company announced Monday, April 14, 2014. AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File

From murder to Lady Gaga, Australian tech company calculates Google’s strangest search terms

In This March 23, 2010, file photo, the Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels. AP Photo/Virginia Mayo,... (more...)

In this April 3, 2014 photo, a smartphone is mounted on the glass of an Uber car in Mumbai, India. Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. The company has in the last year started operating in 18 cities in Asia and the South Pacific including Seoul, Shanghai, Bangkok, Hong Kong and five Indian cities. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

Asia’s taxi-app wars heat up as Uber’s big push into region meets local lookalikes

In this April 3, 2014 photo, a smartphone is mounted on the glass of an Uber car in Mumbai, India. Riding on its startup... (more...)

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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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India-pharma-under scanner

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

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100 year journey

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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Blogs

Indian chef-recipes

Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain shortcuts, secrets, and tried-and-true recipes. They are valuable records, illustrating changing…
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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

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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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Pioneers

football-100year journey

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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B.C.’s South Asian pioneers kept aside their differences to gain the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI “The government took our vote away in 1907. We got the Dominion vote in 1946 but you couldn’t vote in the…
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Health Check

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

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