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Nanaimo’s Sandy Sidhu to appear in film at VIFF, but the actress is still waiting for her big break

Nanaimo-born and Vancouver-based actress Sandy Sidhu will appear in local film Preggoland which premieres at VIFF on Tuesday.... (more...)

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Dhahan prizes for Punjabi literature announced

Avtar S Billing LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver’s Barj Dhahan is doing what he can to preserve the Punjabi language,... (more...)

B.C. courts

Toronto doctors accused of drugging, sexually assaulting medical student found not guilty

Dr. Amitabh Chauhan, left, and Dr. Suganthan Kayilasanathan were found not guilty of drugging and then sexually assaulting... (more...)

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British man on death row for blasphemy shot in Pakistani prison

Mohammad Asghar, a British citizen whose defence had stated that he had mental health problems, was convicted and sentenced... (more...)

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Surrey poet explores the migratory depths of the Komagata Maru story

Phinder Dulai’s new book takes a broader look at the story, including the nautical history of the boat itself and its part... (more...)

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Vancouver still a no-go for Surrey cabbies

Vancouver still a no-go for Surrey cab drivers. Jenelle Schneider/PNG TEREZA VERENCA SURREY NOW SURREY — Four Surrey cab... (more...)

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We Day encourages young people to take action for positive change

Selena Gomez will be a featured speaker at the We Day Vancouver event on Oct. 22. Christopher Polk, Getty Images for Clear... (more...)

‘Desi Rascals’: Gurinder Chadha’s offering to British reality TV

By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) — Gurinder Chadha, a widely known British film director of Sikh origin, is... (more...)

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Photos: Vancouver designer showcases collection inspired by tragic collapse of clothing sweat shop in Bangladesh

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Q & A: Surrey mayoral candidate Barinder Rasode discusses upcoming campaign trail

Barinder Rasode announces her official bid for Surrey Mayor Saturday at SFU’s Grand Hall in Surrey, B.C. Kim Stallknecht/PNG LARISSA... (more...)

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Barinder Rasode takes aim at crime as she officially announces her bid for Surrey’s mayor

  Barinder Rasode announces her official bid for Surrey Mayor Saturday at SFU’s Grand Hall in Surrey, B.C. and... (more...)

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Gear up for the annual Ismaili Walk at Stanley Park this Sunday

File: A fired up crowd gets into the warmup exercises before the Ismaili Walk at the Stanley Park in Vancouver, including... (more...)

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Self-compassion leads to positive body image in women

IANS Toronto – Women who accept and tolerate their bodily imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their high body mass index…
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British comedian John Oliver again covers Indian politics in HBO show, takes aim at Modi’s U.S. visit (w/ video)

VANCOUVER DESI British comedian John Oliver has covered Indian politics yet again on his new HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In this…
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Nanaimo’s Sandy Sidhu to appear in film at VIFF, but the actress is still waiting for her big break

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI It took years for Nanaimo’s Sandy Sidhu to admit that she was an aspiring actress. Enrolled at UBC for cell biology…
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Review: Was Shah Rukh Khan’s SLAM! The Tour worth the 3 hour delay in Vancouver?

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI After a nearly three-hour delay, Bollywood finally took over Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum Saturday night with a lavish evening of song, dance,…
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Blogs

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Turban-Esque: Perfect for a long drive

Great semi-casual look for the fall with the blazer and raw denim. The shoes and watch are nice complements adding to the effortless feel of…
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Coconut Confetti Corn

JESSIE LEHAIL, INDIAN INFLUENCE With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to talk turkey and side dishes. Most cooks are loyal to their turkey…
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The Importance of A Strong Support Network in Recovering from Addiction

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Healing from addiction and addictive behaviours is very often seen as a solitary process. The person struggling is viewed as the…
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Girls rights

One of the 276 Nigerian girls kidnapped has been found

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI More than five months later, one of the 276 Nigerian girls kidnapped has been found. According to The Guardian (2014) on…
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Health Check

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Self-compassion leads to positive body image in women

IANS Toronto – Women who accept and tolerate their bodily imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their high body mass index…
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Villagers bury woman to cure her after getting ‘shocked’

CEN AGENCY Villagers in India sprung into action after one of their neighbours was suffered a high voltage electric shock – by burying her up…
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Fruits and vegetables linked to mental well-being

IANS London – The more portions of fruits and vegetables you take in a day, the better are your chances of improving mental well-being along…
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Newborn Indian baby has tail – that was his parasitic twin – removed

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian baby born with a 350 grams, 12-cm ‘tail’ on his back has had it removed just five days after birth, according…
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Birth, maternal care

Maternal health in, climate change out: A look at Canada’s changing UN speeches

ALEXANDER PANETTA THE CANADIAN PRESS UNITED NATIONS — A scan of Canadian speeches at the United Nations General Assembly reveals a shift in priorities during…
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‘Angelina Effect’ makes more women test for breast cancer

IANS London – The ‘Angelina Effect’ has more than doubled the genetic counselling and testing for breast cancer risk among British women. The ‘Angelina Effect’…
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New vaccines can change India’s health battles: Melinda Gates

IANS New Delhi – Introduction of four new vaccines in India’s national immunization programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country’s…
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Japan human trials

World’s first lab grown stem cells implanted

IANS Tokyo – Japanese researchers have successfully implanted lab-grown retinal tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) into a woman in her 70s – the…
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Cancer

Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led…
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Japan human trials

Lab-generated stem cells set for human trial in Japan

IANS Tokyo – In a major boost to stem cell research, a Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is set to become the first…
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Gene key to slowing ageing process identified

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated…
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E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine

IANS New York – Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in…
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