NRI/Diaspora

Investment policy for overseas Indians tweaked

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) — The union cabinet on Thursday approved certain amendments to the Foreign Direct Investment... (more...)

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FDI by overseas Indians made easier

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) — The union cabinet on Thursday approved review of the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy... (more...)

desi-police incidents

Abbotsford police issues warning after series of armed robberies

Abbotsford police provided a map of the incidents. Abbotsford Police Department Handout VANCOUVER DESI Abbotsford has had... (more...)

Indian chef-recipes

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

Tara O’Brady LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain... (more...)

Modi again targeting opposition on foreign soil, says Congress

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) — The Congress on Saturday accused Prime Minister Naremdra Modi for again targeting opposition... (more...)

Modi stresses Buddhism, population; says India, China joint force for world (Roundup)

Shanghai, May 16 (IANS) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed the shared legacy of Buddhism between India... (more...)

Modi takes pot shots at opposition over foreign tours

Shanghai, May 16 (IANS) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took pot shots at the opposition for attacking him... (more...)

Indian ‘virtual university’ on European model soon

Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) — Four Indian varsities will launch pilot open online courses by the beginning of next year... (more...)

Miss World Canada

Profile of Miss World Canada contestant Yasaman Mehdi Aghaei from Vancouver

Miss World Canada contestant Yasaman Mehdi Aghaei from Vancouver, B.C. Name: Yasaman Mehdi Aghaei Hometown: Vancouver, BC Date... (more...)

Hanuman-Hindu

Cambodia welcomes home 10th century statue of Hindu god Hanuman stolen during its civil war

This undated photo provided by The Cleveland Museum of Art shows the statue of Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god, in Cleveland.... (more...)

Sacramento Kings-NBA

Photos: Sacramento Kings’ Sim Bhullar visits India

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of NBA’s first player of Indian descent from Sacramento King’s, Sim Bhullar, who... (more...)

desi driver killed

New charges filed against Calgary man in fatal taxi crash (with video)

Amritpal Singh Kharbanda, a 46-year-old cab driver and father of two daughters, was killed early Saturday May 2, 2015, when... (more...)

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weight-loss

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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exam scores

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

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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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

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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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

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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right to vote

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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pioneers

“I didn’t know anything about her:” Mayo Singh married Bishan Kaur, the girl his parents chose

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Mayo Singh was born in 1888 in a Punjab village called Paldi, a name that would ultimately bring him a measure…
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100 year journey

Gurdev David Singh Aulak’s father came to Canada nine years before the Komagata Maru

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Gurdev David Singh Aulak was born in Vancouver in 1935, at a time when sawdust was used to heat homes and…
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100 year journey pioneers

“It pays to be neighbourly,” says son of one of the first Sikhs to arrive in Canada

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Sewak Singh Dhaliwal was sitting with his mother, showing off the power windows of their brand new Cadillac while waiting to…
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Health Check

weight-loss

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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India-pharma-under scanner

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

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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end of life care

Heartbreaking story of a B.C. family preparing to say goodbye to the daughter who beat cancer twice

CINDY E. HARNETT TIMES COLONIST Five-year-old Hannah Day, who was thriving after beating two types of cancer more than a year ago, is flying to…
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