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Bollywood actress Lara Dutta is the surprise package in ‘Singh Is Bliing’

Bollywood actress Lara Dutta. File Photo IANS Mumbai – Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva, who is directing “Singh Is... (more...)

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Sikh Samaritan

Sikh Samaritan breaks religious protocol, removes turban to help injured child (with video)

Harman Singh broke religious protocol when he helped save the life of a five-year-old after he was struck by a car while... (more...)

Abbotsford police

Parolee puts the ‘ram’ in Abbotsford car dealership rampage

Abbotsford police apprehended a parolee after he rammed eight vehicles in a car dealership and made a run at a responding... (more...)

Desi cop-Newton

Sgt. Parm Prihar is the new commander for Surrey RCMP’s Newton District Office

Prihar aims to make Newton ‘an even better place to live, work and play’ Surrey RCMP has named Sgt. Parm Prihar the new... (more...)

100 year journey

In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

Soon after arriving in Victoria from Mahilpur, Punjab, in 1938, at the age of 18, Kuldeep Singh Bains began working in sawmills. SPECIAL... (more...)

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Devastating, monthlong heatwave in India has killed hundreds, as temperatures surge close to 50 C

Heatwave ◄ Back ... (more...)

pioneers

Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

Ossie Kaur and Sucha Thandi raised seven children, while Sucha earned a living driving trucks for the MSA Sawdust Company. SPECIAL... (more...)

football-100year journey

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ranjit Mattu began his career coaching high school football and later juniors, leading the Vancouver... (more...)

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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

Photo: Mukhtair Singh (left), Gurdail Singh, Dharm Singh Gill SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize... (more...)

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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

Karm Singh Mattu SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his... (more...)

100 year journey

Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

Harchet Hari began his journey to Canada from Calcutta by traveling aboard a freighter. When the pair docked in Vancouver,... (more...)

right to vote

B.C.’s South Asian pioneers kept aside their differences to gain the right to vote

(From left) Kartar Singh, Kapoor Singh, Dr. Pandia and Mayo Singh led a delegation to the 1946 municipalities conference... (more...)

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Men prefer brains over big breasts and long legs: Study

IANS London – What do men prefer, beauty or brains? According to a British evolutionary biologist, men prefer intelligence over big breasts and long legs…
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Aga Khan

PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists

VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan. The spiritual…
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India’s tallest man spends his days in a cage-like structure posing for photos at an amusement park

VANCOUVER DESI Life is not easy for India’s tallest man Dharmendra Singh, who stands at 8-ft 1-inch, his height being the biggest barrier for his career and…
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indian summer

It’s so hot in India right now the roads are literally melting

At least 1,100 dead in month-long heatwave THE ASSOCIATED PRESS & NATIONAL POST STAFF It’s so hot in India right now that the streets are…
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Blogs

Abbotsford

End Gang Life: Dial-a-doper is truly risky business

SGT. LINDSEY HOUGHTON SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. released brand new videos in the End Gang Life campaign. …
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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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Indian chef-recipes

Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain shortcuts, secrets, and tried-and-true recipes. They are valuable records, illustrating changing…
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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

On May 3rd 2015, I took part in a marathon for the very first time in my life. As a teenager, I enjoy exercise whether…
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Pioneers

100 year journey

In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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pioneers

Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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football-100year journey

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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pioneers

Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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pioneers

Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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Health Check

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Why lone kidney grows large when other is lost

IANS Washington – Scientists have given an explanation to why in case you end up with just one kidney, the lone organ gets bigger. When…
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South Asian people poor at managing diabetes

IANS London – Limited knowledge of diabetes and the belief that the state of their health is out of their control has led to poor…
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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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courtroom drama

Consult a doctor even before you plan a baby

IANS New Delhi – For any married woman planning a baby years later, the right time to consult a doctor is now. Given the stress…
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