Rugby

Rugby player Burger claims Laureus comeback award

Shanghai, April 15 (IANS) — South African rugby player Schalk Burger, who survived a life-threatening bacterial meningitis... (more...)

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Australian rugby player apologises for urinating near police car

Sydney, Dec 8 (IANS) — Greg Bird, an Australian professional rugby league player for the Gold Coast Titans Monday apologised... (more...)

Magic Bus: Changing lives through sports (Sports Feature)

By Santosh Rao New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) — For Englishman Mathew Spacie it all started in the bylanes of Mumbai’s... (more...)

Canada won’t play for rugby sevens medal after 21-5 loss to Scotland

By Lori Ewing THE CANADIAN PRESS GLASGOW — Canada’s men’s rugby sevens team arrived in Glasgow with its... (more...)

Canada won’t play for rugby sevens medal after 21-5 loss to Scotland

By Lori Ewing THE CANADIAN PRESS GLASGOW — Canada’s hopes for a medal in rugby sevens at the Commonwealth Games... (more...)

Court notice on CRPF bodybuilders’ plea

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) — The Delhi High Court Thursday issued notice to the central government and the Central Reserve... (more...)

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He’s chased rugby balls the world over, but Surrey’s Gurvinder Kalar is aiming for glory with Burnaby Lake

Surrey’s Sikh rugby player Gurvinder Kalar. Patrick Johnston/Vancouver Desi PATRICK JOHNSTON VANCOUVER DESI VANCOUVER... (more...)

Romanian Olympic committee chairman resigns

Bucharest, April 16 (IANS) — Octavian Morariu resigned Tuesday from his post as chairman of the Romanian Olympic and... (more...)

Australia Rugby League to invest heavily in development

Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) — Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) Monday announced plans to invest more than $179... (more...)

Australian rugby player to take legal action against club

Sydney, Feb 6 (IANS) — Former Australian rugby league player Broderick Wright has joined a lawsuit against Cronulla... (more...)

International Rugby Board suspends funding to Fiji

Suva (Fiji), Jan 12 (IANS) — The International Rugby Board (IRB) will suspend all direct financial support to the Fiji... (more...)

Rugby star found guilty of assaulting woman

Sydney, Dec 11 (IANS) Australian rugby league star Blake Ferguson has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a young... (more...)

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Men prefer brains over big breasts and long legs: Study

IANS London – What do men prefer, beauty or brains? According to a British evolutionary biologist, men prefer intelligence over big breasts and long legs…
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PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists

VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan. The spiritual…
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India’s tallest man spends his days in a cage-like structure posing for photos at an amusement park

VANCOUVER DESI Life is not easy for India’s tallest man Dharmendra Singh, who stands at 8-ft 1-inch, his height being the biggest barrier for his career and…
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It’s so hot in India right now the roads are literally melting

At least 1,100 dead in month-long heatwave THE ASSOCIATED PRESS & NATIONAL POST STAFF It’s so hot in India right now that the streets are…
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Blogs

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End Gang Life: Dial-a-doper is truly risky business

SGT. LINDSEY HOUGHTON SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. released brand new videos in the End Gang Life campaign. …
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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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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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Pioneers

100 year journey

In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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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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Health Check

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Why lone kidney grows large when other is lost

IANS Washington – Scientists have given an explanation to why in case you end up with just one kidney, the lone organ gets bigger. When…
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South Asian people poor at managing diabetes

IANS London – Limited knowledge of diabetes and the belief that the state of their health is out of their control has led to poor…
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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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Consult a doctor even before you plan a baby

IANS New Delhi – For any married woman planning a baby years later, the right time to consult a doctor is now. Given the stress…
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