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In this artist's sketch, accused (left to right) Cory Haevischer, Matthew Johnston, and Quang Vinh Thang (Michael) Le sit in the prisoner's box at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. Felicity Don/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Grisly scene set as Surrey Six trial opens

In this artist’s sketch, accused (left to right) Cory Haevischer, Matthew Johnston, and Quang Vinh Thang (Michael)... (more...)

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Photo of innocent victim of the Surrey Six slayings, Christopher Mohan, at his mother, Eileen Mohan's home. Wayne Leidenfrost/ PNG

Six dead, six years later: Surrey Six gang slaying trial set to begin

The Balmoral Towers, location of the Surrey Six killing six years ago which goes to trial on Monday, in Surrey, BC. Nick... (more...)

Photos of Surrey Six slaying victims Ed Schellenberg and Chris Mohan.

Surrey Six slayings: the victims and accused

Photos of Surrey Six slaying victims Ed Schellenberg and Chris Mohan. ELAINE O’CONNOR VANCOUVER DESI Killed at the... (more...)

Participants in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup brave the heavy rain at English Bay in Vancouver, BC., September 28,  2013. Nick Procaylo/PNG

Power slowly coming back on as first major storm of fall begins to leave south coast

Participants in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup brave the heavy rain at English Bay in Vancouver, BC., September 28,... (more...)

Brace yourself for a soggy weekend in B.C. this weekend.  Mark van Manen/PNG

Soggy, wet winter coming for British Columbia

Brace yourself for a soggy weekend in B.C. this weekend. Mark van Manen/PNG STEPHANIE IP VANCOUVER DESI Brace yourself, British... (more...)

Citizenship Fight Law

B.C. woman looks to overhaul citizenship laws, questions who is considered Canadian

Jackie Scott, who was born out of wedlock in England in 1945 to an English mother and a Canadian soldier and is seeking a... (more...)

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Channel that exposed the extra judicial killings in Punjab shut

Surjit Singh. Screenshot/YouTube GURPREET SINGH VANCOUVER DESI In what can be described as an assault on free expression,... (more...)

Avtar Bains stands outside the Rio theatre, which used to be a Bollywood movie hub, in Vancouver, B.C. on May  23, 2013. Wayne Leidenfrost/PNG

Tracing the history of B.C.’s love affair with Bollywood over the last 60 years (with video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains stands outside the Rio theatre, which used to be a Bollywood movie hub, in Vancouver,... (more...)

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Notable dates for Sikh community’s growth in British Columbia

A file photo from June 1984 shows a Sikh protest in Vancouver, B.C. PNG files   VANCOUVER DESI 1904: The arrival of... (more...)

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Sikhs hail agreement to allow kirpans into B.C. courts

  Sukhvinder Kaur Vinning, executive director of the World Sikh Organization of Canada, holds a kirpan outside Surrey... (more...)

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How much will Bollywood stars get paid to perform in Vancouver? (With gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI It’s highly possible that Shah Rukh Khan is No. 1 when it comes to top Bollywood earners. STR/AFP/Getty... (more...)

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Ninderjit Singh’s long run from the law following slaying of his ex-girlfriend in Vancouver

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI Ninderjit Singh has admitted to murdering Poonam Randhawa in 1999 and his pre-sentence hearing... (more...)

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B.C. Supreme Court to decide if Kamloops Mountie watching women have sex in jail is a crime

THE CANADIAN PRESS KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A judge wants to hear arguments from lawyers about the legality of the charge against an RCMP corporal accused…
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India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

VANCOUVER DESI India has created its own “desi” version of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has swept the globe. While the original icy cold…
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Man proudly wears world’s largest turban weighing in at 100 pounds and 645 metres long unwrapped

VANCOUVER DESI A 60-year-old devout Sikh in northern India appears to be the proud owner of the world’s largest turban – weighing in at 100…
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Gallery: India prepares to welcome elephant-headed Lord Ganesha

VANCOUVER DESI Preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival marking the birth of the elephant-headed god, have taken off in India as Hindus prepare to welcome…
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Winter Weddings: Is it truly worth it?

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Don’t be surprised if you have received an invitation to a wedding in November or December.  Over the years, I have…
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Protest against criminlas contesting in elections. BBC News

How is it possible that a fifth of Indian politicians have criminal charges against them?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses the importance of politicians to come together to protect the women of India. According to the…
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Wedding Wonderland: The art of being a good host

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Hosting any party is a chore and a half but it’s a whole new ball game when it’s a wedding that…
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Chicken Soup for the Seoul: How our Korean vacation moved us (in more ways than one)

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “The most important thing in life is sincerity.” At least that’s what our Korean tour guide, SP, informed us via his…
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International student in Ottawa launches campaign to raise money for new prosthetic leg

MEGHAN HURLEY OTTAWA CITIZEN A Carleton University PhD student from Malaysia has launched a fundraising campaign to replace his worn-out prosthetic leg. Selvan Mohan, 24, was born without a…
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File photo: A nurse loads a syringe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody

South Surrey clinic places public ‘at risk,’ says document filed in Supreme Court

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI A South Surrey clinic has “placed members of the public at risk” by falsely claiming to be naturopathic doctors and administering…
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Rice Bucket India poverty

India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

VANCOUVER DESI India has created its own “desi” version of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has swept the globe. While the original icy cold…
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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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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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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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Health-Ebola

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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