Society

Michael Kors signs eyewear deal with Luxottica

Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) — Fashion designer Michael Kors has entered into a 10-year eyewear license agreement with... (more...)

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Surrey cadet Corps is pride of B.C.’s Sikh community

Surrey cadet Corps: Bharbhoor Singh VANCOUVER DESI Like most teenagers his age, Sagar Singh Ghag loves his video games. Homework,... (more...)

170 dead pigs found in China river

Beijing, April 16 (IANS) — At least 170 dead pigs have been retrieved from a river in China’s Qinghai province,... (more...)

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Surrey Khalsa Day parade organizer is fuelled by faith

VANCOUVER DESI Behind the thousands of volunteers preparing the largest Vaisakhi event outside of India is the gentle guiding... (more...)

Music fest in Himachal to raise money for kids

Shimla, April 16 (IANS) — An NGO will hold a music fest in the hills of the picturesque tourist resort Kasauli in Himachal... (more...)

Sikhism

New policy allows Sikhs to carry kirpans in Canadian missions abroad

Sikh will be allowed to wear Kirpan’s in Canadian missions abroad. Lars Hagberg, Postmedia News IANS Toronto –... (more...)

Spooky Italian island up for sale!

London, April 16 (IANS) — Poveglia, an uninhabited 17-acre island situated between Venice and Lido in northern Italy’s... (more...)

Happy feet: Summer care tips

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) — Summer is the time to show off your toes and your dainty feet, but it is also important... (more...)

DJ Aqeel to relaunch Hype nightclub in capital

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) — Disc jockey Aqeel, who rose to fame with “Shake it daddy mix” in 2000, is... (more...)

Lupita Nyong flaunts disco make-up look

Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) — When it comes to make-up, it seems Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong likes the retro... (more...)

Kim-Kanye want regal wedding, hire coach

Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) — Socialite Kim Kardashian and her finace Kanye West have hired a royal wedding coach... (more...)

IPL 2014: Restaurants entice cricket buffs with deals

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) — The seventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) will begin Wednesday in the UAE, but... (more...)

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‘It got quite graphic’: Hockey dad charged with threatening 10-year-old player on his son’s team

Burnaby Winter Club team had just lost a playoff game IAN AUSTIN THE PROVINCE A Burnaby Winter Club hockey dad appeared in North Vancouver court…
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The sheer awe of Amritsar

VANCOUVER DESI Amritsar, literally a Pool of Nectar, derives its name from Amrit Sarovar, the holy tank that surrounds the splendid Golden Temple. Guru Ramdas,…
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Vaisakhi recipes and the concept of free kitchens

VANCOUVER DESI Food, especially feeding others for free, is a central philosophy of Sikhism. Sikhs do not have many strict rules regarding food but many…
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Muslim Surveillance Program

New York police ends Muslim surveillance program that sparked outrage

TOM HAYS And JAKE PEARSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The New York Police Department said Tuesday it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to…
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Blogs

Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI The recent 9% BC Hydro rate increase was no April Fools’ prank.  Did it motivate you to find ways to save?…
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Indian Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi gestures to supporters during a rally in New Delhi on April 6, 2014. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Wicked Cricket: Vancouver Windies’ victorious third time in a row

VIDU SAHABANDU VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Windies bagged another victory on Sunday and are looking forward to a fourth to make it to the semifinals. Captain…
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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

Indian dishes made simple with Bal Arneson’s latest cookbook featuring tasty seasoning combinations JULIAN ARMSTRONG POSTMEDIA NEWS Indian cooking has become ever more popular, thanks…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections

India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAI, India — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers…
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Indian Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi gestures to supporters during a rally in New Delhi on April 6, 2014. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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