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BRITISH COLUMBIA

B.C.’s top Mountie says RCMP budget cuts won’t slow fight against gangs

RCMP Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens on Wednesday confirmed that the force will see a $4.2-million cut to its 2014-15 budget.... (more...)

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North Vancouver

It’s an Amanda Todd situation: North Van man posted sexually explicit video of young woman on social media

JANE SEYD NORTH SHORE NEWS Crown counsel Adrienne Lee said 23-year-old Mark Webber should go to jail for threatening to release... (more...)

Auckland NRI Sikh murder

Sikh community shocked after wife charged for NRI husband’s murder

The Sikh community is shocked after a woman was charged in her husband’s murder in Auckland, New Zealand. File photo. IANS Wellington... (more...)

Const. Ian MacDonald says: ‘You don’t want to see anybody carted away in an ambulance over this, and that is a very real possibility. Ric Ernst/PNG

‘It’s pride getting in the way’: Feuding Indo-Canadian youth factions worry Abbotsford cops (w/ video)

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Illegitimate sex

Two sisters from India headed to the gallows for killing nine children may not be executed for some time

Bombay High Court is hearing a petition filed by two sisters challenging their death penalty. VANCOUVER DESI Two sisters... (more...)

India's Supreme Court stays death penalty of man convicted in rape-murder of four-year-old. PNG Archive

Wife and her workmate charged with Sikh man’s murder in Auckland

Sikh man murdered in Auckland, wife and her colleague arrested. PNG Archive IANS Wellington – The wife of a Sikh man... (more...)

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Two South Asian men rob elderly woman at gunpoint in Abbotsford park

Abbotsford police are looking for two South Asian males suspected of robbing two women at gun point. Vancouver Desi. VANCOUVER... (more...)

Long fares bribe BC

Vancouver taxi driver calls for end to queue-jumping bribe scheme

Network of drivers pays hotel staff to secure long-haul YVR fares Taxi driver Harpreet Singh has filed a letter of complaint... (more...)

Video footage from a surveillance camera allegedly shows a pickup truck striking Singh. Submitted photo/The Sikh Coalition.

New York police arrest man who injured Sikh father in alleged hate crime

Video footage from a surveillance camera allegedly shows a pickup truck striking Singh. Submitted photo/The Sikh Coalition. VANCOUVER... (more...)

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Khurram Sher, doctor and one-time Canadian Idol contestant, not guilty on terrorism charge

Khurram Sher enters the Elgin St. courthouse in Ottawa this morning, Tuesday, August 20, 2014. Mike Carroccetto / Ottawa... (more...)

Surrey crime

Surrey bowling alley owner jailed 45 weekends for groping teen girl

Surrey’s Dell Lanes owner Thomas Charles Cooper was sentenced to spend the next 45 weekends in jail after being convicted... (more...)

A U.s. morgue attendant admitted to having sex with 100 corpses while high on drugs and alcohol.  File/ARLEN REDEKOP / PROVINCE

U.S. morgue attendant admits having sex with 100 women’s corpses

A U.s. morgue attendant admitted to having sex with 100 corpses while high on drugs and alcohol. File/ARLEN REDEKOP / PROVINCE IANS New... (more...)

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Const. Ian MacDonald says: ‘You don’t want to see anybody carted away in an ambulance over this, and that is a very real possibility. Ric Ernst/PNG

‘It’s pride getting in the way’: Feuding Indo-Canadian youth factions worry Abbotsford cops (w/ video)

JENNIFER SALTMAN  VANCOUVER DESI  No one really knows how the conflict started. According to a number of people who are involved, in February one person…
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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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Sikh-Ontario

Turbaned Sikhs will not be allowed to ride motorbike without a helmet in Ontario

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she won’t allow for turban-wearing Sikhs to ride a motorcycle without wearing a helmet. In…
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Blogs

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ROAD SAFETY: Keep an eye on your friends and families’ safety on the roads

HARVEY KOONER VANCOUVER DESI As you’ve been driving around the city, you’ve likely noticed there are more pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists out enjoying the good…
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Hollywood

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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Photo credit: BBC News 2013 Demonstrators outside Delhi court 'deserve death penalty'

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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Health Check

Obesity guru

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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Stone-health-Kaleem

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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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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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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Sexual enhancement foreign products

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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File photo: A woman is seen by a midwife in a routine checkup, in Santiago, on July 13, 2012. CLAUDIO SANTANA/AFP/GettyImage

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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