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Surrey track prospects take a run at older competition

Jasneet Nijjar (left) and Katarina Vlahovic of Surrey-based Universal Athletics Club. KYLE BENNING/Surrey Now KYLE BENNING SURREY... (more...)

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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...)

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Diwali celebrations in Vancouver and Surrey

DiwaliFest celebrates its 11th anniversary from Oct. 17 to 26 at various sites in Surrey and Vancouver. Diwali Celebration Friday, Oct. 24 at Firehall Centre…
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Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
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Light up Diwali with this delicious dinner: Butter Chicken, Basmati Rice with Peas, Chickpea Masala and Gulab Jamun

Indian festival is a fine reason for a feast BAL ARNESON POSTMEDIA NEWS Diwali is India’s biggest festival. People light candles and divas (small Indian…
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Heartbreaking photos of two elephants electrocuted in India

IANS Siliguri – Two elephants, including a female, were electrocuted in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district Saturday, an official said. The tuskers were found in a…
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Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
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A look at the long and treacherous history behind today’s Diwali celebrations

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  History is full of treacheries and conspiracies. There is one in the family of Dashratha, the mighty king of Ayodhya. He…
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How to help World Vision this holiday season

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI World Vision is an organization that I happen to be a Youth Ambassador of and it is my joy to be…
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Pink Chai Living: Preserving the food culture of India with traditional cooking

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI This week I’m bringing back ‘ghar ka khana’ (homemade food). Let’s make cooking traditional foods cool again. For the last few…
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Health Check

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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

IANS London – A study has detected a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels by generating a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins…
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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

IANS/EFE Austin (Texas) – The authorities in Dallas have ordered 75 health workers who attended a patient who died of the Ebola virus to not…
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Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI It’s a hairstyle being sported by cutting-edge, trendsetting men, but the man bun may be causing Vancouver’s hipsters to go bald….
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Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

IANS London – Certain drugs can help reverse the effects caused by Parkinson’s disease, a study on fruit flies shows. Mutations in a gene called…
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Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

IANS San Francisco – Apple and Facebook have added an extra incentive to women considering working at the tech giants by giving female employees the…
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Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
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Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

IANS Mumbai – Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken…
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Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

RUPESH DUTTA IANS  New Delhi – With India facing a grave shortage of cadavers in medical institutions to train its doctors, surgical simulation – replacing…
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British Columbians support doctor-assisted death: polls

TIFFANY CRAWFORD POSTMEDIA NEWS A new poll says 87 per cent of British Columbians support assisted dying, while across Canada 84 per cent of respondents…
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