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Abbotsford police issues warning after series of armed robberies

Abbotsford police provided a map of the incidents. Abbotsford Police Department Handout VANCOUVER DESI Abbotsford has had... (more...)

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Abbotsford police report rash of auto thefts in the city, mostly pre-2002 Hondas

The vast majority of those vehicles was over ten years old and did not havean immobilizer or anti-theft device. THE CANADIAN... (more...)

South Asian in BC

Family eager to share stories of South Asian pioneers with all Canadians

Rana and Rupa Vig, along with their sons Arvind and Akash, donated copies of the 100 Year Journey to the Coast Capital... (more...)

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Abbotsford police warn of immigration fee phone threat scam

Abbotsford police warn of immigration fee phone scam. APD files VANCOUVER DESI Abbotsford police are warning the public... (more...)

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Abbotsford cop Rob Thandi gets conditional discharge on medical insurance fraud charges

Const. Ravinder (Rob) Thandi speaks to reporters Monday outside provincial court in Abbotsford. JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER... (more...)

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Vehicles flee after shots exchanged in Abbotsford

Abbotsford police were investigating after shots were exchanged and two vehicles fled the scene on Thursday. NICK PROCAYLO... (more...)

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Man tearfully apologizes as he’s sentenced to four years prison for stabbing ex-girlfriend

William Butz was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to 2 counts of aggravated assault and 2 counts of... (more...)

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“Marriages of convenience” in India a threat to Canadian immigration system: CBSA report

“Marriages of convenience” in India “have become a threat to the integrity of Canada’s immigration program.” (Files,SAJJAD... (more...)

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Abbotsford Hindu priest convicted of sex crimes considered an untreated sexual offender

The Hindu Temple in Abbotsford where Karam Vir worked. Wayne Leidenfrost/ PNG JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI A former Abbotsford... (more...)

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Abbotsford cops warn public about three South Asian men following Surrey shootings

Sandeep Sandhu, Jimi Sandhu and Gavin Grewal ... (more...)

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Abbotsford man, 87, sent scammer $67,000 for a chunk of his “inheritance”

After authorities in U.S. and Ontario recover some of the money, the victim’s family wants his story told as a warning... (more...)

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Photos: Metro Vancouver community members raise their hands against racism

Hands Against Racism ◄... (more...)

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Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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Identical twins’ mark sheets almost as identical and the story of a courageous young achiever

HINDUSTAN TIMES AND VANCOUVER DESI They are identical twins and, interestingly, even their mark sheets look almost the same. Ranchi twins Aporupa and Anorupa Chattopadhyay …
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India-pharma-under scanner

U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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100 year journey

Apart from the overwhelming cold, Sucha Singh Bagri has fond memories of his first few days in B.C.

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Sucha Singh Bagri arrived in Canada with his father Harnam Singh Bagri on Feb 2, 1935, on the Empress of Russia,…
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Blogs

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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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Finding the Mother Within

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Everyone is born from a mother. And, even if individuals are separated from their biological mothers after birth, ideally they receive…
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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

Two lawsuits have been filed against the famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar in British Columbia, Canada. Two former students and employees of Shiamak Davar allege…
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Pioneers

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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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100 year journey

Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Harchet Hari His mother and father had already successfully settled into a new life in Calgary from their previous one in…
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right to vote

B.C.’s South Asian pioneers kept aside their differences to gain the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI “The government took our vote away in 1907. We got the Dominion vote in 1946 but you couldn’t vote in the…
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“I didn’t know anything about her:” Mayo Singh married Bishan Kaur, the girl his parents chose

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Mayo Singh was born in 1888 in a Punjab village called Paldi, a name that would ultimately bring him a measure…
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100 year journey

Gurdev David Singh Aulak’s father came to Canada nine years before the Komagata Maru

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Gurdev David Singh Aulak was born in Vancouver in 1935, at a time when sawdust was used to heat homes and…
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Health Check

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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weight-loss

Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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The strength of your grip may be a more accurate predictor of your risk of a heart attack or stroke than the standard blood pressure test.
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Why a weak handshake is bad news for your heart

LAURA DONNELLY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH The strength of your handshake could indicate the chance of a futureheart attack, a major study suggests. Researchers found that…
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India-pharma-under scanner

U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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