election

linda-hepnerdesi

Linda Hepner, Doug McCallum top two latest Surrey civic election polls

Candidates trade lead spot in polls released this week Surrey city councillor Linda Hepner replaces Dianne Watts as mayoral... (more...)

More election

Indian folk artists dance as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate outside the BJP office in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Oct.19, 2014. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's political party BJP was poised to make huge election gains Sunday in two Indian states, according to partial results. AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal

Modi’s ruling BJP makes big gains in Indian state elections

Indian folk artists dance as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate outside the BJP office in New Delhi, India,... (more...)

kal

Vancouver cop joins Barinder Rasode’s One Surrey team in run for council

Detective Kal Dosanjh (C), who’s worked as a VPD officer for the past 15 years, will be taking a leave of absence from... (more...)

vaisakhi main

Vaisakhi parade organizers in Surrey ask why they must pay policing costs

Some of the 200,000 celebrants at the annual Vaisakhi Day parade in Surrey, BC., April 19, 2014. Nick Procaylo/PNG LARISSA... (more...)

Pakistan politics

Pakistani negotiators meet to end crisis over anti-government demonstrations

Protesters converged on Islamabad two weeks ago demanding Nawaz Sharif’s resignation and this key challenge still remains Pakistan’s... (more...)

Longtime Surrey politician and former mayor Bob Bose is pictured here near his south Surrey home on Monday, November 21, 2011. Jenelle Schneider/PNG

Former Surrey mayor Bob Bose backs Barinder Rasode, says no Surrey Matters slate coming

Longtime Surrey politician and former mayor Bob Bose is pictured here near his south Surrey home on Monday, November 21,... (more...)

Supporters of Pakistan's cricket celebrity-turned-politician Imran Khan rally against government in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary

Pakistan’s prime minister denies asking army to mediate with demonstrators outside parliament

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves on his arrival at New Delhi airport on May 26, 2014. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz... (more...)

Canada-based preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri addresses Pakistani supporters during an anti-government protest in front of the Parliament in Islamabad on August 25, 2014. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have led thousands of supporters demonstrating outside the legislature this week calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to go. AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan-Canadian cleric leading anti-government rally warns premier of 48-hour deadline to step down

Canada-based preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri addresses Pakistani supporters during an anti-government protest in front of the Parliament... (more...)

Cleric-Canada-Muslim-Nawaz Sharif

Canadian cleric campaigns to oust Nawaz Sharif government in Pakistan

Canadian-based cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri speaks to media in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on August 9, 2014. Arif Ali/AFP/Getty... (more...)

Weird News

Narendra Modi says we need to change ‘scam India’ image to ‘skill India’

Narendra Modi. SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images IANS New Delhi – Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday his government... (more...)

In this Thursday, May 29, 2014 photo, an Indian man walks past a sari, with a portrait of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, displayed outside a shop in New Delhi, India. AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur

India growth falls short of forecast at 4.7 per cent, showing challenges for new government

In this Thursday, May 29, 2014 photo, an Indian man walks past a sari, with a portrait of Indian Prime Minister Narendra... (more...)

Weird News

New Indian PM Narendra Modi meets with Nawaz Sharif, leader of rival Pakistan

Narendra Modi. SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images MUNEEZA NAQVI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — New Indian Prime Minister... (more...)

 More »

Don't Miss...

student dead

Two dead, including gunman, in school shooting north of Seattle

DOUG ESSER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least…
Continue Reading »

attack on Parliament Hill

Ottawa shooter kicked out of Burnaby mosque two years ago

Zehaf-Bibeau was asked to leave the mosque, because he had “gotten a hold of keys and stuff from the mosque, and when he got out…
Continue Reading »

labour laws violation

U.S. company penalized for mistreatment of Indian employees working 122 hours in a week

MICHAEL LIEDTKE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO – A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labour regulators…
Continue Reading »

DESI-SOCCER

Surrey soccer captain played the U-18 national club championship using only one foot

KYLE BENNING SURREY NOW SOUTH SURREY – Kyle Sohi’s perseverance and performance in the 2014 Sport Chek National Club Championships U-18 Cup Final might go…
Continue Reading »

Blogs

IMG_20141023_213109-640x640

Raita Biscuits

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI I started this year with a goal to become a better runner and train for a marathon. For me it was…
Continue Reading »

We Must Criminalise Glorification/Encouragement of Terrorism By Ujjal Dosanjh

Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Nonetheless what has happened in the heart of our capital on the heels of what happened in Sait- Jean-sur-Richilieu…
Continue Reading »

Decadent   Jaggery Chocolate Twirls

Decadent Diwali-Inspired Chocolate Twirls

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI No one does decadent desserts better than (sweeping generalization alert:) South Asians during festive holidays like Diwali. With the cornucopia of…
Continue Reading »

Facebook photo showing Martin Rouleau

Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
Continue Reading »

VANCOUVER WEATHER

Today Sunday Monday
It is forcast to be Rain at 11:00 PM PDT on October 25, 2014
Rain
11°/7°
It is forcast to be Rain at 11:00 PM PDT on October 26, 2014
Rain
13°/7°
It is forcast to be Chance of Rain at 11:00 PM PDT on October 27, 2014
Chance of Rain
12°/8°

Health Check

WHO-health

Pakistan detects 3 more polio cases, bringing total to 220 as world marks awareness day

MUNIR AHMED THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number…
Continue Reading »

bypass

Australian surgeons successfully transplant ‘dead’ heart

IANS Sydney – Australian surgeons said Friday that they have made a major breakthrough by making a dead heart beat again and successfully using it…
Continue Reading »

autism spectrum disorder asd

Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
Continue Reading »

Fatty Acids-cholestrol

How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

IANS London – A study has detected a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels by generating a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins…
Continue Reading »

health care-Ebola

Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

IANS/EFE Austin (Texas) – The authorities in Dallas have ordered 75 health workers who attended a patient who died of the Ebola virus to not…
Continue Reading »

Hair Loss

Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI It’s a hairstyle being sported by cutting-edge, trendsetting men, but the man bun may be causing Vancouver’s hipsters to go bald….
Continue Reading »

health check

Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

IANS London – Certain drugs can help reverse the effects caused by Parkinson’s disease, a study on fruit flies shows. Mutations in a gene called…
Continue Reading »

Apple-Facebook-freeze

Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

IANS San Francisco – Apple and Facebook have added an extra incentive to women considering working at the tech giants by giving female employees the…
Continue Reading »

World Health Organization

Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood

Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

IANS Mumbai – Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken…
Continue Reading »


NEWS PHOTOS