Pakistan

Pakistan executes four convicts

Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) — The Pakistani authorities on Saturday executed four convicts in jails across Punjab province. Ehsaan... (more...)

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The itinerant prime minister yet to visit a Muslim country (Comment: Special to IANS)

By Saeed Naqvi Measuring a government’s achievements in its first year has to be inherently speculative. But some things... (more...)

China contributing experts, troops to Southeast Asian disaster relief drills in Malaysia

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — China is contributing 600 personnel, including 49 from the military, to multinational... (more...)

Qualifier 2 scoreboard: RCB vs CSK

Ranchi, May 23 (IANS) — The following is the scorecard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 between Royal... (more...)

Today in History – May 26

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for May 26: On this date: In 735, Bede the Venerable, known as the father of... (more...)

Today in History – June 3

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for June 3: On this date: In 1097, the Crusaders recaptured the ancient Christian... (more...)

While other nations offer help, aspiring Asia leader China takes no role in Rohingya crisis

By Christopher Bodeen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Malaysia has begun searching for thousands of boat people believed... (more...)

Musical fund-raising event for Nepal quake victims

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) — The national capital will host a musical evening in association with Unicef to raise funds... (more...)

Modi’s Mongolia visit more about leverage over China: Experts

By Priyanka New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Mongolia was aimed more at gaining... (more...)

Parrikar to begin two-day J&K visit on Friday

Jammu, May 22 (IANS) — Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will begin his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. Col.... (more...)

Cruising on a fictional world (IANS Books This Weekend)

Enjoy a dose of light fiction to beat summer heat. From heartaches to thrillers and from graphic travelogue to Vipassana... (more...)

Parrikar to begin two-day Jammu and Kashmir visit today

Jammu, May 22 (IANS) — Defence minister Manohar Parrikar will begin his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. S.D.... (more...)

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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

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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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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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“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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Health Check

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

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