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City of Vancouver and B.C. government have “absurd” deal to close Lions Gate Bridge by 2030

Files: Fog patches can be seen in around the Lions Gate Bridge and in Vancouver harbour early in the morning. SAM COOPER VANCOUVER... (more...)

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Narendra Modi welcomed in Toronto

Photos: Modi-mania hits Canada

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Surrey mayor’s extravagant gala at unfinished city hall cost taxpayers $450,000, court hears

Chef Vikram Vij serves up an appetizer for Mayor’s Gala at Surrey’s new city hall in October 2013. Gord Goble / Surrey... (more...)


Conservative backbenchers join welcome parties for Narendra Modi

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi (centre) meets with Minister of Defence Jason (left) Kenney, Minister for International... (more...)

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Lost to India, seized in Canada, Stephen Harper returns ‘Parrot Lady’ sculpture to Narendra Modi

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper returns a sculpture of a woman known as “parrot lady” to Indian Prime... (more...)

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Indian P.M. Narendra Modi arrives in Ottawa today for three-day Canadian visit

File: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during a press conference after talks with the German Chancellor in Berlin... (more...)


The Komagata Maru and the abuse of history

Archival photo of the crowded deck of the Komagata Maru in Vancouver harbour in 1914. Leonard Frank photo, Vancouver Public... (more...)

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Hopes high for Narendra Modi’s arrival in Metro Vancouver

Although controversial to some, India PM will likely enjoy an enthusiastic reception Sohan Singh Deo, president of the Khalsa... (more...)

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Judge stops Canada from deporting Sri Lankan war criminal who worked for Tamil Tigers

A demonstrator waves a Tamil Tigers flag in Toronto, Ontario, March 16, 2009. A federal judge has stopped the government... (more...)

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Full text of Indian PM Narendra Modi’s interview to the Hindustan Times

File: Most Indo-Canadians looking forward to Indian Prime Minister’s visit to Metro Vancouver. KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty... (more...)


Ghadar Centenary Celebrations Committee to protest against Narendra Modi during his Canada visit

FILE: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures a greeting during the inauguration of the Enviornment and Forest Minsters... (more...)


India’s ‘shameful’ adoption record

With 30 million orphans, just 2,500 adoptions took place in India in 2014 In this file photograph dated 22 June 2004, former... (more...)

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Taste India: Mix creamed spinach with crispy paneer

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Sikh community celebrates a harvest of goodness in B.C

JAGDEESH MANN VANCOUVER DESI For Vancouver publisher, Harbinder Singh Sewak, the dream was four years in the making. This week, as millions of Sikhs around…
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Narendra Modi welcomed in Toronto

Photos: Modi-mania hits Canada

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Mininster Narendra Modi’s visit to Canada. RELATED STORIES: “Rock-star” Modi to get Bollywood-style welcome at Surrey Hindu…
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11 of 19 Surrey/Delta shootings between South Asian, Somalian groups

Even the wounded won’t help cops investigate drug dealers’ war KIM BOLAN POSTMEDIA NEWS METRO VANCOUVER — Two groups of young drug dealers who have…
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Learn to make Indian foods at home

Recipes for Pani Puri and Spicy Potato Patties from Indian for Everyone by Anupy Singla LAURA BREHAUT CANADA.COM Spices, and the way you use them,…
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Taste India: Mix creamed spinach with crispy paneer

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Vaisakhi: Childhood memories, nostalgia, a connection to the past and the future

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI  For me cultural holidays and Punjabi food will always have a sense of nostalgia. They connect me to parts of my…
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Health Check

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Morbidly obese B.C. woman denied reimbursement after weight-loss surgery complications in California

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI A B.C. woman who spent $85,000 in California for treatment of complications arising from surgery for morbid obesity has been denied…
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Sex crimes influenced by genes in families: Study

IANS London – Close male relatives of men convicted of sexual offences are more likely to commit the same types of crimes, Swedish scientists have…
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Homeopathy drugs for AIDS from snake venom, HIV Virus

IANS New Delhi – Scientific research into possible medicines for the dreaded AIDS disease from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) itself and even snake venom…
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Breastfeeding women treat sex as survival strategy

IANS Washington – In a first such study that focuses on how women experience sex after having babies, US researchers have revealed that more time…
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Daddy Quota: Canada has found a way to get dads to do more housework

BRIGID SCHULTE THE WASHINGTON POST We’ve long known the importance of giving women the chance to spend some few weeks — or months — away…
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Courage To Come Back: Andy Bhatti makes it his life’s work to help young victims of sex abuse

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI This is the first of six profiles on recipients of the 2015 Courage To Come Back Awards, presented by Coast Mental…
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When my life was interrupted by cancer

HINDUSTAN TIMES As Benjamin Franklin pointed out, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. The latter comes as a grim reminder every…
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Woman goes into labour on board Qatar Airways flight, gives birth before emergency landing

THE CANADIAN PRESS The passenger load on a Qatar Airways flight grew by one when a woman went into labour and delivered her baby before…
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Measles alert issued in Vancouver

VANCOUVER DESI Travellers aboard an Air China flight to Vancouver may have been exposed to the measles virus, say local health officials. Vancouver Coastal Health…
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Popular artificial sweetener may treat aggressive cancers

IANS New York – Once considered as a possible carcinogen, the artificial sweetener saccharin could actually lead to the development of drugs capable of combating…
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