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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...)

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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...)

Kirpan feat

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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‘It got quite graphic’: Hockey dad charged with threatening 10-year-old player on his son’s team

Burnaby Winter Club team had just lost a playoff game IAN AUSTIN THE PROVINCE A Burnaby Winter Club hockey dad appeared in North Vancouver court…
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Surrey Vaisakhi Parade

The sheer awe of Amritsar

VANCOUVER DESI Amritsar, literally a Pool of Nectar, derives its name from Amrit Sarovar, the holy tank that surrounds the splendid Golden Temple. Guru Ramdas,…
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Vaisakhi recipes and the concept of free kitchens

VANCOUVER DESI Food, especially feeding others for free, is a central philosophy of Sikhism. Sikhs do not have many strict rules regarding food but many…
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Muslim Surveillance Program

New York police ends Muslim surveillance program that sparked outrage

TOM HAYS And JAKE PEARSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The New York Police Department said Tuesday it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to…
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Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI The recent 9% BC Hydro rate increase was no April Fools’ prank.  Did it motivate you to find ways to save?…
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Indian Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi gestures to supporters during a rally in New Delhi on April 6, 2014. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Wicked Cricket: Vancouver Windies’ victorious third time in a row

VIDU SAHABANDU VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Windies bagged another victory on Sunday and are looking forward to a fourth to make it to the semifinals. Captain…
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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

Indian dishes made simple with Bal Arneson’s latest cookbook featuring tasty seasoning combinations JULIAN ARMSTRONG POSTMEDIA NEWS Indian cooking has become ever more popular, thanks…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAI, India — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers…
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Indian Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi gestures to supporters during a rally in New Delhi on April 6, 2014. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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