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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

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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

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

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Diwali event listings for Vancouver

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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)

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

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

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Krrish 3 preview: A perfect Diwali treat for movie buffs (w/trailer)

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

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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

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