NRI/Diaspora

The Enver Creek Robotics Club prepares for a recent competition. The club is in Anaheim this week competing at the worlds. Submitted photo via Surrey Now.

Surrey robotics team off to the world championships

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How to fix the foreign-workers program

TERRY GLAVIN OTTAWA CITIZEN It’s hard enough to keep track of all the scandals and scoundrel-outings that are now associated... (more...)

Siddharth

Indo-Canadian film Siddharth wins Best Film at Beijing International Film Festival

Siddharth – the film won at Beijing Film Festival. HINDUSTAN TIMES An Indo-Canadian film project, Siddharth, won the... (more...)

Canada-India-Sikhs-Whites

Community outraged over ‘racist’ poster making rounds in Brampton

Racist poster VANCOUVER DESI Members of the Brampton community have taken to Twitter to express their outrage over a crude... (more...)

Crime-Vancouver-BC

Surrey Six trial: Ex-gang leader Michael Le fails to get ban on his name and names of Triads for cross-examination

Arial view of the building Balmoral Tower 9830 E. Whalley Ring Road where the Surrey Six (6) were killed. Arlen Redekop... (more...)

Foreign Workers Program

Temporary foreign workers program spurs increasing unemployment in western Canada: Report

Employment Minister Jason Kenney has vowed to lower the boom on any companies found to be abusing the federal temporary... (more...)

NRI diaspora

Bride dumps addict NRI groom on wedding day

FILE: Bride dumps groom she suspects to be a drug addict. ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images VANCOUVER DESI In Jalandhar, a... (more...)

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Amanda Todd: Prosecutor says suspect in extortion case could be extradited before Dutch trial

Amanda Todd, 15, is shown in this undated handout photo from one of the many Facebook memorial sites set up after her suspected... (more...)

India-Canada-Nuclear tests

Henry Kissinger apologized for rebuking Canada over India’s nuclear test: White House memo

In 1974, a day before he was to meet with Canadian external affairs minister Mitchell Sharp, former U.S. secretary of state... (more...)

United States Sikh

Sikh man barred from jury duty for wearing his kirpan

A U.S. Sikh man has been asked to leave his kirpan at home if he wants to serve on the jury. Lars Hagberg, The Ottawa Citizen IANS Washington... (more...)

Factory workers still suffering

Bangladesh workers skeptical of promises made by Western brands 1 year after horrific garment factory collapse

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Sherpa-India-Nepal

Attempts to salvage Everest climbing season fail as teams cancel, Sherpas quit

Everest climbing season in disarray as climbing teams cancel and talks with Sherpas fall flat. AP Photo/ Pasang Geljen Sherpa BINAJ... (more...)

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NRI diaspora

Bride dumps addict NRI groom on wedding day

VANCOUVER DESI In Jalandhar, a  city dominated by NRIs, a woman dumped her newly wedded NRI husband after becoming suspicious that he was a drug…
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Justin Bieber

Narendra Modi gets more ‘NO’ votes than Justin Bieber in TIME poll

IANS New Delhi – BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had many more “NO” votes than Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber and polled far fewer…
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Religion

British tourist to be deported from Sri Lanka for sporting a Buddha tattoo

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan authorities will deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm,…
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India-Australia

Indian student granted asylum in Australia because he’s gay

IANS Sydney – A gay Indian student, who fled his country to escape his oppressive family and an arranged marriage, has been granted refugee status…
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Blogs

Rolling Dreams: Watched a Book, Read a film

RASIKA POTE VANCOUVERDESI Didn’t get the title of my post? Let’s make it simple for you. I recently watched ‘2 States’ the film directed by…
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Fitness Facts: Power of Zinc

What’s causing you TO sniffle – allergies, a cold or maybe  depression – did you know there’s one supplement that can help with ALL three…
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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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India Elections

Bollywood

Gallery: Bollywood stars keep their date with the ballot box

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood stars Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and hubby Abhishek Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor were among a…
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Narendra Modi

110 million vote in India, BJP says it’s ‘Modi tsunami’ (w/gallery)

IANS New Delhi – Nearly 110 million people peacefully voted Thursday in 117 Lok Sabha constituencies in 12 states in a staggered election that will…
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Justin Bieber

Narendra Modi gets more ‘NO’ votes than Justin Bieber in TIME poll

IANS New Delhi – BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had many more “NO” votes than Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber and polled far fewer…
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Arvind Kejriwal

Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, Arundhati Roy among Time’s 100 most influential people

ARUN KUMAR IANS Washington – Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal have made it to Time…
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Bollywood film actor Vivek Oberoi, who voices the villain in Hindi, poses with an actor dressed in an original Spiderman costume from Hollywood during the footage screening, trailer and music video launch and press conference for the film 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' in Mumbai on April 18, 2014. STR/AFP/Getty Images

Vivek Oberoi supports Narendra Modi, calls him karma yogi

IANS Mumbai  – Actor Vivek Oberoi has come out in support of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and says he is…
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Indian Lovers Party

Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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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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