Politics

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Women banned from voting in upcoming elections in Pakistan region

File: A Pakistani election presiding officer marks a voter’s thumb with indelible ink during the re-poll of voters... (more...)

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Opposition attacks Indian yoga guru Ramdev’s medicine that promises male child

Indian leaders are slamming yoga guru Ramdev’s medicine that promises a male child. DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty... (more...)

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Hillary Clinton dismisses claims Indian cash swayed her N-deal stance

In this April 29, 2015, photo, Democratic presidential hopeful former Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the David N.... (more...)

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Podcast: NDP MLA Harry Bains talks about April 19 shooting in Surrey

File photo: NDP MLA Harry Bains spoke to The Province about the April 19 shooting of his nephew Arun. Steve Bosch/PNG VANCOUVER... (more...)

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Surrey MP Jinny Sims wants to know why shipping containers not being inspected

Jinny Sims, MP for Newton-North Delta and NDP critic for employment and social development. TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW SURREY... (more...)

SURREY POLITICS

Podcast: Surrey’s Barinder Rasode on redefining victory and defeat

Barinder Rasode lost the race to become Surrey’s mayor last fall, but the former city councillor says that she ended up... (more...)

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Obama takes responsibility for death of American, Italian hostages in U.S. drone strike on al-Qaida

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference on Thursday after the White House admitted that a January operation... (more...)

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‘Arun was not a criminal’ says Bains’ family

Arun Bains, the nephew of Surrey NDP MLA Harry Bains, was gunned down Sunday near 88th Avenue and 126th Street. Submitted/VANCOUVER... (more...)

British Columbia-desi

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...)

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...)

INDIA-CANADA

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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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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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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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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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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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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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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