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Photo of Diwali choking victim,Samajit Aulakh and his son in Surrey, BC., November 2,  2013. Nick Procaylo/PNG

Brain-injured food-eating contestant sues organizers

Photo of Diwali choking victim,Samajit Aulakh and his son in Surrey, BC., November 2, 2013. Nick Procaylo/PNG KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER... (more...)

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Three men in police custody for minor’s gang rape in Mumbai

Three accused in a minor’s Mumbai gang rape have been arrested and sent to police custody for interrogation. Children... (more...)

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan attends a promotional event for his upcoming movie "Satyagraha" in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013. Tsering Topgyal/AP Photo

Amitabh Bachchan celebrates Diwali with fellow Btown film stars

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan attends a promotional event for his upcoming movie “Satyagraha” in New Delhi,... (more...)

Diwali is all darkness for Surrey family since husband and father choked at last year’s festival

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI It’s been one year since Kamal Aulakh stood in horror with her 11-year-old son, Pawan,... (more...)

Diwali event listings for Vancouver

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI¬† Tues. Oct. 29:¬†IndiGlam Fashion Social, $25, Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St., Vancouver,... (more...)

Models Jessica Dhillon (red), Jessica Rose Dombro (blue) and Alexa Suter with outfits designer Rimpy Sahota in Surrey. Sahota's designs will be featured in Diwali Fest's inaugural fashion show Tuesday night. Steve Bosch/PNG.

IndiGlam fashion show highlights Diwali Fest launch (w/ gallery)

Model Jessica Dhillon gets fitted by Surrey designer Rimpy Sahota. Sahota’s designs will be featured in Diwali Fest’s... (more...)

Share e Punjab perform at Diwali Downtown in 2010. Submitted photo.

10-day Diwali Fest kicks off Tuesday in Vancouver (w/ gallery)

Share e Punjab perform at Diwali Downtown in 2010. Submitted photo. LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI It was ten years ago that... (more...)

Diwali festival taking an entrepreneurial turn

Lady Garba, Vancouver’s only Gujarati Garba dance team perform at the annual Diwali celebration at the Roundhouse Community... (more...)

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Surrey family set to sue Diwali organizers of eating contest after dad choked on sweets

Photos of a gulab jamun dessert at a Montreal restaurant, Lumi√®re de L’Inde. Marcos Townsend/The Gazette THANDI FLETCHER ... (more...)

Diwali is celebrated all over the world. Here, foods are laid out in front of a shrine at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in London, England. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

COMA: Diwali eating contest participant who choked remains on life support

Diwali is celebrated all over the world. Here, foods are laid out in front of a shrine at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir... (more...)

Kytami performs at Vancouver Celebrates Diwali. Submitted photo

DIWALI: Event listings for Vancouver and Surrey celebrations

Kytami performs at Vancouver Celebrates Diwali. Submitted photoLARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Celebrates Diwali Nov.... (more...)

Diwali is celebrated by both Hindus and Sikhs. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images

DIWALI: Surrey will light up with celebrations featuring dancers, prayers, fireworks and more

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