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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, Lumière 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

Diwali is celebrated by both Hindus and Sikhs. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty ImagesLARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI The eclectic... (more...)

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Angry villagers mob alleged suspects after another girl found hanging from tree in India

KOUSHIK DUTTA HINDUSTAN TIMES A 7-year-old girl was found raped, murdered and hanging from a tree in West Bengal on Thursday, resurfacing horrific memories from…
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Indian baby whose head swelled to three times its size smiling and laughing a year later (w/ photos)

VANCOUVER DESI A three-year-old girl in New Delhi who was given little chance of survival after her head swelled to three times its normal size…
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Private tutor who mercilessly beat child finally arrested in Kolkata

IANS Kolkata  – Private tutor Pooja Singh, who was caught on video brutally thrashing a three-and-a-half-year-old child in Kolkata, was finally arrested Friday, police said….
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Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center Blog: Using Nonviolent Communication To Nurture Your Relationships

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “When all your desires are distilled You will cast two votes:
 To love more. And be happy.”
~Hafiz Human beings are social…
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Here Come the Newly Weds!

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Men dressed in bright uniforms, playing the traditional tune of the Bollywood hit song “Mere yaar ki shaadi hai” (It’s my…
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It’s a girl! Those words were a death sentence for 37 million girls and counting in India

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI It’s a girl! Unfortunately for approximately 37 million girls in India- these words were their fate. According to the 2011 Census…
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Fitness Facts – Benefits of Indian Lassi

In the age of shakes made of every vegetable and fruit imaginable or protein powder power drinks – let’s take things back to a time…
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Commonwealth Games

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India bags three gold medals, one silver in wrestling (w/gallery)

Sushil Kumar, Amit Kumar and Vinesh won gold, Canadian Korey Jarvis defeated Rajeev Tomar who won silver IANS Glasgow – Sushil Kumar led the charge…
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Kate, William and other royals in the house at the Commonwealth Games

DENNIS PASSA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — The second in line to the British throne visited the Commonwealth Games on Monday, and he brought along…
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India wins 4th shooting gold medal at Commonwealth Games, leads all countries in the event (w/ gallery)

DENNIS PASSA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — India won its fourth shooting gold medal of the Commonwealth Games when Jitu Rai won the 50-meter pistol…
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Health Check

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Vibrating Indian smart shoes help you navigate to your destination handsfree

VANCOUVER DESI Would you like to explore new avenues and take in the sights without having to consult your map the whole time? A smart…
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Salman Khan’s charitable organization to help 100 kids with heart condition

IANS Mumbai – Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has announced that his Being Human (BH) charitable organization will help “100 genuine patients” suffering from heart condition…
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Indian baby whose head swelled to three times its size smiling and laughing a year later (w/ photos)

VANCOUVER DESI A three-year-old girl in New Delhi who was given little chance of survival after her head swelled to three times its normal size…
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Former U.S. chief of medicine indicted for prescription fraud

IANS Washington  – A U.S. court has indicted a former chief of medicine of illegally running a prescription racket that led to the death of…
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Indian teen boy gets 232 teeth removed from “very rare” tumour in his jaw

VANCOUVER DESI A 17-year-old boy in India underwent a seven-hour long operation on Monday to have a whopping 232 teeth removed from a “very rare”…
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Dos and don’ts for pregnant women while travelling

IANS New Delhi – Expecting mothers with normal pregnancy are not prevented from travelling by airplane, train, four-wheelers, but they need to be cautious, says…
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A different kind of courtroom drama: Woman gives birth to baby girl in witness room

IANS London – A heavily-pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl in a court in Britain after going into labour in the witness room,…
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Number of people with HIV unchanged worldwide over the last two years: UNAIDS

United Nations claims it can stop epidemic by 2030 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually…
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Toronto doctor says it’s time to lock up research miscreants

MARGARET MUNRO VANCOUVER DESI A leading Toronto doctor has reignited debate over research fraud saying doctors and academics who fudge and fabricate data should be…
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Teenager undergoes rare spine disorder surgery, walks within couple of days

IANS Gurgaon – A 16-year old girl has successfully undergone a complex surgery for a spinal cord disorder at a hospital here, a doctor said…
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