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Supporters of Pakistan's cricket celebrity-turned-politician Imran Khan dance during a sit-in protest near the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Thousands of Khan's and Muslim Tahir-ul-Qadri's supporters are besieging parliament in the capital to pressure Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over alleged election fraud. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

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Winter Weddings: Is it truly worth it?

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Don’t be surprised if you have received an invitation to a wedding in November or December.  Over the years, I have…
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Protest against criminlas contesting in elections. BBC News

How is it possible that a fifth of Indian politicians have criminal charges against them?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses the importance of politicians to come together to protect the women of India. According to the…
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Wedding Wonderland: The art of being a good host

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Hosting any party is a chore and a half but it’s a whole new ball game when it’s a wedding that…
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Chicken Soup for the Seoul: How our Korean vacation moved us (in more ways than one)

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “The most important thing in life is sincerity.” At least that’s what our Korean tour guide, SP, informed us via his…
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ROAD SAFETY: Keep an eye on your friends and families’ safety on the roads

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI As you’ve been driving around the city, you’ve likely noticed there are more pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists out enjoying the good…
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UK Pakistani community outraged as racism fears prevented officials from reporting child sex abuse cases

SYLVIA HUI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROTHERHAM, England – Members of Britain’s Pakistani community reacted with outrage Wednesday amid reports that officials failed to act on…
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India unveils dot Bharat domain name

IANS New Delhi – Telecommunications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Wednesday unveiled the dot Bharat domain name, an official statement said here. Most of…
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Whale tourism affecting marine animals’ behaviour

IANS London – Boat trips to watch whales and dolphins may increasingly put the survival of marine mammals at risk, conservationists have warned. The jaunts…
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City of Vancouver gives multicultural society the boot

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI The Vancouver Multicultural Society’s 40th anniversary celebrations have hit a major snag after the city issued the group notice of eviction…
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Mystic India: The World Tour takes the PNE stage Tuesday and runs until Sept. 1. Submitted photo.

Bollywood dance group Mystic India takes stage at PNE for one week only

VANCOUVER DESI Internationally acclaimed Bollywood dance troupe Mystic India will be transporting Vancouver audiences overseas as it takes the PNE stage for one week only….
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File photo: King George Skytrain Station in Surrey on August 20, 2013. City councillor Barinder Rasode has scheduled a telephone town hall to discuss the city's transit issues. Wayne Leidenfrost/ PNG

Surrey politician schedules telephone town hall session on transportation issues

VANCOUVER DESI Surrey city councillor and potential mayoral candidate Barinder Rasode is holding a telephone town hall to address the city’s ongoing transportation problems. “Residents…
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