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New Zealand extends lengthy winning streak in Commonwealth Games rugby sevens

By Dennis Passa THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — New Zealand extended its Commonwealth Games winning streak in rugby... (more...)

From pipers to Loch Ness Monster, Scottishness celebrated at Commonwealth Games

By Rob Harris THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — The Loch Ness Monster, tartan-clad bagpipers and giant pieces of shortbread... (more...)

From pipers to Loch Ness Monster, Scottishness celebrated at Commonwealth Games

By Rob Harris THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — The Loch Ness Monster, tartan-clad bagpipers and giant pieces of shortbread... (more...)

From bagpipers to Loch Ness Monster, Scottishness celebrated as Commonwealth Games open

By Rob Harris THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — The Loch Ness Monster, tartan-clad bagpipers and giant pieces of shortbread... (more...)

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Surrey brothers learn from Super Bowl champs

Luke Chakrabarti, 11, collects the ball and runs towards Bobby Wagner of the Seattle Seahawks at the Russell Wilson passing... (more...)

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Coca-Cola’s multi-lingual Super Bowl TV ad draws fire from social media users (w/video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Coca-Cola’s 2014 Super Bowl ad meant to embrace the United States’ diversity sparked... (more...)

Ads

Romance, puppies and pregnancy: Super Bowl ads get in touch with their feminine side (w/video)

Budweiser’s 2014 Super Bowl ad ‘Puppy Love’ is scoring millions of views for its sentimental depiction... (more...)

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Shiamak Davar’s team to perform at halftime during B.C. Lions game in Vancouver

Shiamak Davar’s dance team will be performing at halftime during B.C. Lions game in Vancouver. Nick Procaylo/PNG LARISSA... (more...)

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B.C. Lion Yaser Elqutub to balance Ramadan fasting with efforts to make the team

BC Lions Yaser Elqutub during the CFL team’s practice in Surrey Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Ric Ernst / PNG LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER... (more...)

With Wild Card weekend around the corner, there are some great odds being offered.  In the three-option Oddset Menu, the Seahawks, with Russell Wilson at quarterback, are paying 1.95. Kevin Casey/Getty Images

THE ODDS MUST BE CRAZY: Betting on this week’s NFL games

JESSY SANDHU VANCOUVER DESI With Wild Card Weekend around the corner, there are some great odds being offered. In the three-option... (more...)

Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings (left) returned from injury in 2012 and is a favourite for league MVP. Scott Halleran/Getty Images

SPORTS: NFL 2012 Year in Review filled with highs, lows

JESSY SANDHU VANCOUVER DESI Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings (left) returned from injury in 2012 and is a favourite... (more...)

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Self-compassion leads to positive body image in women

IANS Toronto – Women who accept and tolerate their bodily imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their high body mass index…
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British comedian John Oliver takes aim at Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's U.S. visit on his HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. YouTube/Screengrab.

British comedian John Oliver again covers Indian politics in HBO show, takes aim at Modi’s U.S. visit (w/ video)

VANCOUVER DESI British comedian John Oliver has covered Indian politics yet again on his new HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In this…
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Last remaining family member of Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh dies in Toronto

IANS Chandigarh — The younger sister and last remaining blood relative of revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh has died in Canada, according to relatives in…
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India honours 100-year anniversary of Komagata Maru with commemorative coins

IANS New Delhi — India on Monday released a set of special coins as part of a year-long centenary commemoration of the 1914 Komagata Maru…
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Blogs

Vancouver Desi blogger

Horizon: Because I am a World Changer

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI My vision to the world. I am what many would call the outgoing teenager, which seems weird to some, as people…
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Seat

Turban-Esque: Perfect for a long drive

Great semi-casual look for the fall with the blazer and raw denim. The shoes and watch are nice complements adding to the effortless feel of…
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Coconut Confetti Corn

JESSIE LEHAIL, INDIAN INFLUENCE With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to talk turkey and side dishes. Most cooks are loyal to their turkey…
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Addiction

The Importance of A Strong Support Network in Recovering from Addiction

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Healing from addiction and addictive behaviours is very often seen as a solitary process. The person struggling is viewed as the…
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Self-compassion leads to positive body image in women

IANS Toronto – Women who accept and tolerate their bodily imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their high body mass index…
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Villagers bury woman to cure her after getting ‘shocked’

CEN AGENCY Villagers in India sprung into action after one of their neighbours was suffered a high voltage electric shock – by burying her up…
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Fruits and vegetables linked to mental well-being

IANS London – The more portions of fruits and vegetables you take in a day, the better are your chances of improving mental well-being along…
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Dr. Rohit Joshi, chairman of Aarna Superspecialty Hospital in Gujarat.

Newborn Indian baby has tail – that was his parasitic twin – removed

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian baby born with a 350 grams, 12-cm ‘tail’ on his back has had it removed just five days after birth, according…
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Birth, maternal care

Maternal health in, climate change out: A look at Canada’s changing UN speeches

ALEXANDER PANETTA THE CANADIAN PRESS UNITED NATIONS — A scan of Canadian speeches at the United Nations General Assembly reveals a shift in priorities during…
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‘Angelina Effect’ makes more women test for breast cancer

IANS London – The ‘Angelina Effect’ has more than doubled the genetic counselling and testing for breast cancer risk among British women. The ‘Angelina Effect’…
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New vaccines can change India’s health battles: Melinda Gates

IANS New Delhi – Introduction of four new vaccines in India’s national immunization programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country’s…
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Japan human trials

World’s first lab grown stem cells implanted

IANS Tokyo – Japanese researchers have successfully implanted lab-grown retinal tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) into a woman in her 70s – the…
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Cancer

Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led…
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Japan human trials

Lab-generated stem cells set for human trial in Japan

IANS Tokyo – In a major boost to stem cell research, a Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is set to become the first…
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Gene key to slowing ageing process identified

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated…
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E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine

IANS New York – Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in…
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