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Sikh Samaritan breaks religious protocol, removes turban to help injured child (with video)

Harman Singh broke religious protocol when he helped save the life of a five-year-old after he was struck by a car while... (more...)

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Cyclists roll into Surrey schools with message of respect and diversity

Cycling4 Diversity founder Ken Herar, centre, prepares to talk to a packed gymnasium at Khalsa School in Newton on Thursday.... (more...)

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‘Stateless’ man argues deportation to India before Court of Appeal

Deepan Budlakoti is pictured outside the Supreme Court building in Ottawa on Monday June 16, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean... (more...)

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Parolee puts the ‘ram’ in Abbotsford car dealership rampage

Abbotsford police apprehended a parolee after he rammed eight vehicles in a car dealership and made a run at a responding... (more...)

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Video shows a young cop being thrashed by four men for drinking on duty

A Chandigarh police constable was beaten up publically by four men for drinking on duty. YouTube Screenshot VANCOUVER DESI A... (more...)

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Vancouver is one of the world’s most livable cities — but it’s also ‘mind-numbingly boring': The Economist

NATIONAL POST STAFF Vancouver is among the world’s most “mind-numbingly boring” cities, The Economist has declared. Check... (more...)

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Sgt. Parm Prihar is the new commander for Surrey RCMP’s Newton District Office

Prihar aims to make Newton ‘an even better place to live, work and play’ Surrey RCMP has named Sgt. Parm Prihar the new... (more...)

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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

Jackie Hannaford at her home in Vancouver, B.C. May 25, 2015. Arlen Redekop, Vancouver Desi SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In... (more...)

Wife Bonus

Polly Phillips: My husband pays me a “wife bonus” and I’m proud of it

By paying me a bonus, my husband demonstrates in a pecuniary fashion that staying at home with a child is just as important... (more...)

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Nepal bans children travelling without parents or guardians to prevent trafficking after quake

Nepalese children play at a relief camp for survivors of the Nepal earthquake in Kathmandu on May 26, 2015. Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty... (more...)

Surrey Shooting

‘This is really close to home’: Two cars exchange gunfire in Surrey neighbourhood

A photo posted to Twitter by Doug Elford, a Surrey resident and member of the Newton Community Association. Doug Elford/Twitter CHERYL... (more...)

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Masturbation causes pregnant hands in afterlife, says Turkish preacher

Turkish televangelist Mücahid Cihad Han claimed that any man who masturbates will find his hands “pregnant in the afterlife.”... (more...)

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Media-savvy Narendra Modi’s one year in photos as India’s prime minister

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he completes one year in office. Modi is one of India’s most social…
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Surrey Shooting

‘This is really close to home’: Two cars exchange gunfire in Surrey neighbourhood

CHERYL CHAN VANCOUVER DESI Another bout of gunfire rocked a Surrey neighbourhood Sunday evening. Newton resident Doug Elford tweeted about hearing gunfire outside his home…
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Masturbation causes pregnant hands in afterlife, says Turkish preacher

HINDUSTAN TIMES An Islamic televangelist from Turkey has created a storm on social media by claiming that any man who masturbates will find his hands…
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Migrant women fear speaking out about sexual harassment in Florida’s farms

EMILIO J. LOPEZ IANS/EFE Miami – Women working on Florida’s farms, most of them undocumented immigrants, are constantly exposed to sexual harassment, workers’ rights activists…
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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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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

On May 3rd 2015, I took part in a marathon for the very first time in my life. As a teenager, I enjoy exercise whether…
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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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Pioneers

100 year journey

In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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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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Health Check

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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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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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Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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The strength of your grip may be a more accurate predictor of your risk of a heart attack or stroke than the standard blood pressure test.
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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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