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My last Commonwealth Games: Indian Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra

India Abhinav Bindra of India wins the gold medal for the Men’s 10m Air Rifle competition at the 2008 Beijing Olympic... (more...)

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Indian woman climber dies in avalanche on world’s third highest peak

Chhanda Gayen negotiating a crevasse near Khumbu Icefalls. Wikimedia Commons VANCOUVER DESI Chhanda Gayen. Wikimedia Commons The... (more...)

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Indian ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh says foreign coaches get athletes hooked to drugs

Milkha Singh. Wikimedia Commons IANS Panaji – India does not need foreign coaches because they tend to hook young athletes... (more...)

German driver Nico Hulkenberg leaves Sauber to rejoin Force India in Formula One

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SILVERSTONE, England — German driver Nico Hulkenberg secured a return to Force India on a “multi-year... (more...)

German driver Nico Hulkenberg leaves Sauber to rejoin Force India in Formula 1

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SILVERSTONE, England — Nico Hulkenberg says he is returning to Formula One team Force India for... (more...)

Pankaj Advani

Pool shark from India knocks off two former world champions in same snooker tournament

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pankaj Advani is the first player from India to advance to the quarter-finals of a major international... (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...)

Human rights advocate Wasfia Nazreen from Bangladesh is training with climbers like Pat Morrow in Canmore, Alta., in preparation for her quest to climb the Seven Summits. Colleen De Neve/Postmedia News

MOUNTAIN CLIMBER: Bangladeshi tackling the Seven Summits to inspire girls and women at home

VALERIE FORTNEY POSTMEDIA NEWS Human rights advocate Wasfia Nazreen from Bangladesh is training with climbers like Pat Morrow... (more...)

In this photograph taken on June 15, 2012, police escort former Indian athlete Pinki Pramanik to the Barasat District court in Barasat around 35 km north of Kolkata, India. Strdel/AFP/Getty Images

RAPE CASE: Female sprinter declared a man by police, charged with crime

In this photograph taken on June 15, 2012, police escort former Indian athlete Pinki Pramanik to the Barasat District court... (more...)

INDIA F1: Fans say farewell to Schumacher in last Formula One event on Indian soil

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher of Germany talks to reporters after he failed to finish in the Indian Formula One Grand... (more...)

HRT-Cosworth driver Narain Karthikeyan of India steers his car ahead of Marussia-Cosworth driver Charles Pic of France during the Formula One Korean Grand Prix at the Korean Circuit in Yeongam on Oct. 14, 2012. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

MOTORSPORTS: Narain Karthikeyan insists his future remains in Formula One

HRT-Cosworth driver Narain Karthikeyan of India steers his car ahead of Marussia-Cosworth driver Charles Pic of France during... (more...)

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Need for new TV product behind NFL and UFC push into South Asia as EFLI debuts

By Chris Parry, VancouverDesi.com You may never have heard of the Pakistan Wolfpak or the Dehli Defenders before, but Mike... (more...)

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Vancouver teen’s music video gets over 300k views in less than a week

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver teen and aspiring musician Sid Bhullar has released his third music video online  – and within one week he’s already surpassed 300,000…
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Unruly passenger tied to his seat

Drunk Air India passenger tied to his seat on flight after attacking people onboard, tearing clothes of two pursers

VANCOUVER DESI An Air India passenger, who went wild after a few drinks and allegedly tore the clothes of two pursers and bit some fellow…
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‘It’s pride getting in the way’: Feuding Indo-Canadian youth factions worry Abbotsford cops (w/ video)

JENNIFER SALTMAN  VANCOUVER DESI  No one really knows how the conflict started. According to a number of people who are involved, in February one person…
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Eight-year-old Indian boy’s swollen hands are larger than his head

VANCOUVER DESI Kaleem, an eight-year-old Indian boy suffering from a mystery condition has puzzled doctors after his hands swelled to giant proportions and are larger…
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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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Seeking balance and well-being: A mind-body approach to depression

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI While the world mourns the passing of Academy Award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, the global conversation turns to the topics…
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The Art of being a Guest – at a Sikh Ceremony

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI With wedding season in full swing, surely you must be attending at least one Sikh ceremony.  These family and fun oriented…
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Capital Punishment, is that the answer?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Today August 14, 2014 marks the ten year anniversary of the hanging of convicted rapist and murderer Dhananjoy Chatterjee. On May…
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This April 7, 2014 file photo shows a Yemeni health worker giving a boy a polio vaccine during a house to house polio immunization campaign in Sanaa, Yemen. Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File

Best polio vaccine? Oral and injectable, used in tandem, new study says

HELEN BRANSWELL THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — For decades scientists have debated whether injectable or oral polio vaccine is the best option for trying to…
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I don’t think that obesity is a laughing matter: Doctor takes the comic route to teach Canadians about obesity

EDMONTON – Dr. Arya Sharma, one of the leading experts on obesity in Canada, doesn’t make fat jokes. But he still pokes fun at the…
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Stone-health-Kaleem

Eight-year-old Indian boy’s swollen hands are larger than his head

VANCOUVER DESI Kaleem, an eight-year-old Indian boy suffering from a mystery condition has puzzled doctors after his hands swelled to giant proportions and are larger…
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Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

VANCOUVER DESI In an unusual surgery, doctors in India removed the skeleton of an unborn baby from its mother’s womb after 36 years, the Press…
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Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in transit on her way to India

ADAM SCHRECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight to the United Arab Emirates capital of…
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8,000-year-old gene key to Tibetans’ high altitude adaptation, study finds

IANS Washington – In a major breakthrough, US researchers have found a genetic cause – a single DNA base pair change that dates back 8,000…
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Doctor-violence-Mexico

Female doctor who alleged torture by a patient’s relatives for delivering stillborn baby boy made it up to get boyfriend back

CEN AGENCY Mexican police say the alleged torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead never existed and that the female victim made…
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Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

IANS/EFE Toronto – Canada has said it will donate to the World Health Organisation (WHO) up to 1,000 doses of an experimental vaccine against the…
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Doctor-violence-Mexico

Female doctor brutally tortured and left to die after delivering stillborn baby boy

CEN AGENCY Torturers who mutilated a gynaecologist and left her for dead are believed to be relatives of a woman whose baby was delivered stillborn…
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Health Canada issues warnings over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products

VANCOUVER DESI Health Canada has issued an alert over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products that may cause life-threatening side effects. These natural health…
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Infectious disease specialist Florian Steiner wears protective clothing as he works in a laboratory for blood tests during a demonstration of the proceedings at the quarantine office of Berlin's Charite hospital on August 11, 2014. TIM BRAKEMEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Mumbai man who recently travelled to Nigeria admitted to hospital with Ebola symptoms

VANCOUVER DESI A man in Mumbai who travelled to West Africa last month has voluntarily admitted himself to a local hospital after experiencing Ebola symptoms,…
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File photo: A woman is seen by a midwife in a routine checkup, in Santiago, on July 13, 2012. CLAUDIO SANTANA/AFP/GettyImage

Watermelon-sized tumour found in Mumbai woman during emergency caesarean section

IANS Mumbai  – A team of doctors at Mumbai’s Sion Hospital performed a rare and unexpected surgery as they were forced to remove a 2.5…
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