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‘I don’t get turned down by girls:’ Calgary man jailed after stalking university classmate

Calgary’s Satveer Johal, who became infatuated with a woman in his university class last year then repeatedly stalked... (more...)

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Republican lawmaker apologizes for mistaking U.S. officials as Indian at congressional hearing

U.S. Republican lawmaker Curt Clawson. Submitted photo/Twitter. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A freshman Republican... (more...)

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India’s Pro Kabaddi League signs Canadian TV deal

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‘Transformative moment’ in U.S.-India relations, top diplomat Kerry says

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks while releasing the 2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom... (more...)

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‘She always smiled’: Community mourns Surrey domestic assault victim Narinder Kalsi

A memorial card handed out during the funeral for Narinder Kaur Kalsi on Sunday. Surrey Now. MATT LAW SURREY NOW A contagious... (more...)

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Lands of opportunity: Foreign markets fueling growth of US tech trendsetters, other companies

In this Jan. 17, 2014 file photo, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, left, gestures as China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua smiles during... (more...)

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Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid prayers, though wars in Gaza, Syria cloud celebrations

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

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India wins 4th shooting gold medal at Commonwealth Games, leads all countries in the event (w/ gallery)

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Pakistani mob burns homes of minority Muslims, kills 3 after allegations of blasphemous photo

Local residents look at a house of a family belonging to the Ahmadi sect, which was torched by angry mob in Gujranwala, Pakistan,... (more...)

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

In Glasgow’s promotional video for the Commonwealth Games 2014, the Indian flag (R) is depicted upside down. YouTube... (more...)

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Heaving, hurling taxi patrons will now be charged a $75 cleanup fine

Vancouver taxi patrons who toss their cookies will now face a $75 vomit cleanup fee. Ward Perrin/PNG THE CANADIAN PRESS If... (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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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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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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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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