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Volunteers at the Guru Nanak free kitchen. Submitted photo.

Local Sikh community celebrates founder’s birth

Volunteers at the Guru Nanak free kitchen. Submitted photo. LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Sikhs across the Lower Mainland... (more...)

B.C. Premier Christy Clark gets high-fives from school children, October 8th, as they show her the Get Well cards they made for the opening of the new Surrey Memorial Hospital emergency department. Ward Perrin/PNG

Surrey Memorial Hospital home to Canada’s second-largest ER

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Punjab leader told not to come to B.C. because of significant risk by Sikh radicals

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Punjab state Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal (R) visit the Sikh shrine... (more...)

B.C. Premier Christy Clark welcomes the inaugural Times of India Film Awards on April 6.

Government fudges on TOIFA gala job claims, say NDP

B.C. Premier Christy Clark welcomes the inaugural Times of India Film Awards on April 6. Les Bazso/PNG Times of India: $11... (more...)

An RCMP photograph of pressure cookers they say two people intended to use as explosive devices is displayed during a news conference to announce terrorism charges in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Darryl Dyck/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Surrey man, woman charged in alleged Canada Day terror plot at B.C. Legislature

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Times of India Film Awards

‘Star-struck’ security and limo drivers? Businesses complain TOIFA staff are making racist demands

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI  B.C. Premier Christy Clark, left, and Indian dance choreographer Shiamak Davar at the announcement... (more...)

The report found that taxpayer money was misused when a $6,800 payment was made to a community liaison contractor for work approved by Minister John Yap. Yap had stepped aside from his cabinet position pending the outcome of the report. Darryl Dyck/CP

Taxpayer money misused, says report ordered in wake of leaked B.C. Liberals ethnic outreach strategy

CASSIDY OLIVIER VANCOUVER DESI The report found that taxpayer money was misused when a $6,800 payment was made to a community... (more...)

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Premier’s office refuses demands from all fronts for an external review of ‘ethnicgate’

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Communications Director for the Office of the Premier, Ben Chin, pictured here with Premier... (more...)

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark speaks to reporters after an emergency cabinet meeting in Vancouver on March 3, 2013. Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

B.C. Liberals rocked by crisis back budget in tight vote as election nears

DIRK MEISSNER  THE CANADIAN PRESS British Columbia Premier Christy Clark speaks to reporters after an emergency cabinet... (more...)

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B.C. Premier Christy Clark announces first-ever Times of India Film Award

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh poses at the announcement of the Times of India Film Awards – which... (more...)

Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh is expected to attend Tuesday's press conference about the Times of India film awards in Vancouver, B.C. STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Premier Christy Clark to announce big Bollywood bash planned for B.C.

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh is expected to attend Tuesday’s press conference about the Times... (more...)

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Treasure hunter finds 50 pieces of jewellery on Mont Blanc from 1966 Air India crash (w/video)

VANCOUVER DESI A French treasure hunter has found 50 pieces of jewellery, including bracelets and necklaces on Mont Blanc belonging to passengers of an Air…
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Six Indian brides leave in-laws’ homes over lack of toilets

IANS Lucknow – Six newly-wed women in Uttar Pradesh walked out of their in-laws’ homes rather than walk into the fields to ease themselves. Taking…
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Love thyself: Sikh woman appears in photography exhibition celebrating best beards

IANS London – Appearing in a photography exhibition celebrating the world’s best facial hair, a British Sikh woman, who has grown a beard for seven…
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York University students condemn ‘blatantly racist flyers’ that surfaced around campus

VANCOUVER DESI York University students condemned “blatantly racist flyers” that surfaced around the university campus and surrounding areas last week. The university has been pulling…
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Seeking balance and well-being: A mind-body approach to depression

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI While the world mourns the passing of Academy Award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, the global conversation turns to the topics…
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The Art of being a Guest – at a Sikh Ceremony

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI With wedding season in full swing, surely you must be attending at least one Sikh ceremony.  These family and fun oriented…
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Capital Punishment, is that the answer?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Today August 14, 2014 marks the ten year anniversary of the hanging of convicted rapist and murderer Dhananjoy Chatterjee. On May…
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Indian government has a firm plan to eliminate sexual violence against women — build five million new toilets

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI The Indian government has a firm plan to eliminate sexual violence against women and that is… to build five million new…
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India-surgery

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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Doctor-violence-Mexico

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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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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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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Health Canada issues warnings over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products

VANCOUVER DESI Health Canada has issued an alert over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products that may cause life-threatening side effects. These natural health…
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Infectious disease specialist Florian Steiner wears protective clothing as he works in a laboratory for blood tests during a demonstration of the proceedings at the quarantine office of Berlin's Charite hospital on August 11, 2014. TIM BRAKEMEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Mumbai man who recently travelled to Nigeria admitted to hospital with Ebola symptoms

VANCOUVER DESI A man in Mumbai who travelled to West Africa last month has voluntarily admitted himself to a local hospital after experiencing Ebola symptoms,…
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Watermelon-sized tumour found in Mumbai woman during emergency caesarean section

IANS Mumbai  – A team of doctors at Mumbai’s Sion Hospital performed a rare and unexpected surgery as they were forced to remove a 2.5…
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Spiritual guru Deepak Chopra leads Guinness World Record meditation attempt (w/ photos)

LAUREN LAROSE THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Famed spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra sought to unite a mass global audience in quiet moments of personal reflection…
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Case of abandoned baby with Down syndrome casts light on unregulated surrogacy business

GRANT PECK and KRISTEN GELINEAU THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGKOK, Thailand — For thousands of well-off childless couples, the dream of having a baby is often…
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Nurse unknowingly lived with an electrical wire in her heart since birth

IANS New Delhi – Doctors at a city hospital found an electrical wire in the heart of a nurse who has been living with it…
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