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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...)

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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...)

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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...)

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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...)

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Indian Muslims wary of Narendra Modi’s ties to Hindu nationalism, though some hope for economic boost

In this April 10, 2014 photo, displaced Indian Muslims watch election news on television at a relief camp in Muzaffarnagar,... (more...)

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New petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan needs to immediately announce new gas price: Barclays

Dharmendra Pradhan. YouTube screenshot IANS New Delhi – Listing what it called key issues needing “attention... (more...)

Indian Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan attends the Prime Focus 16th anniversary and technology hub launch event in Mumbai on October 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO/STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Rekha may attend Modi’s swearing-in (w/ photos)

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Narendra Modi tapping into the selfie generation of voters

Narendra Modi #selfie after voting. AFP/Getty Images ANURAG KOTOKY BLOOMBERG NEWS Narendra Modi’s first declaration... (more...)

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Self-compassion leads to positive body image in women

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British comedian John Oliver again covers Indian politics in HBO show, takes aim at Modi’s U.S. visit (w/ video)

VANCOUVER DESI British comedian John Oliver has covered Indian politics yet again on his new HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In this…
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Last remaining family member of Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh dies in Toronto

IANS Chandigarh — The younger sister and last remaining blood relative of revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh has died in Canada, according to relatives in…
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India honours 100-year anniversary of Komagata Maru with commemorative coins

IANS New Delhi — India on Monday released a set of special coins as part of a year-long centenary commemoration of the 1914 Komagata Maru…
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Blogs

Vancouver Desi blogger

Horizon: Because I am a World Changer

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI My vision to the world. I am what many would call the outgoing teenager, which seems weird to some, as people…
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Turban-Esque: Perfect for a long drive

Great semi-casual look for the fall with the blazer and raw denim. The shoes and watch are nice complements adding to the effortless feel of…
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Coconut Confetti Corn

JESSIE LEHAIL, INDIAN INFLUENCE With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to talk turkey and side dishes. Most cooks are loyal to their turkey…
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Addiction

The Importance of A Strong Support Network in Recovering from Addiction

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Healing from addiction and addictive behaviours is very often seen as a solitary process. The person struggling is viewed as the…
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Self-compassion leads to positive body image in women

IANS Toronto – Women who accept and tolerate their bodily imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their high body mass index…
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treatment

Villagers bury woman to cure her after getting ‘shocked’

CEN AGENCY Villagers in India sprung into action after one of their neighbours was suffered a high voltage electric shock – by burying her up…
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Fruits and vegetables linked to mental well-being

IANS London – The more portions of fruits and vegetables you take in a day, the better are your chances of improving mental well-being along…
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Newborn Indian baby has tail – that was his parasitic twin – removed

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian baby born with a 350 grams, 12-cm ‘tail’ on his back has had it removed just five days after birth, according…
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Birth, maternal care

Maternal health in, climate change out: A look at Canada’s changing UN speeches

ALEXANDER PANETTA THE CANADIAN PRESS UNITED NATIONS — A scan of Canadian speeches at the United Nations General Assembly reveals a shift in priorities during…
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‘Angelina Effect’ makes more women test for breast cancer

IANS London – The ‘Angelina Effect’ has more than doubled the genetic counselling and testing for breast cancer risk among British women. The ‘Angelina Effect’…
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New vaccines can change India’s health battles: Melinda Gates

IANS New Delhi – Introduction of four new vaccines in India’s national immunization programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country’s…
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Japan human trials

World’s first lab grown stem cells implanted

IANS Tokyo – Japanese researchers have successfully implanted lab-grown retinal tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) into a woman in her 70s – the…
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Cancer

Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led…
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Japan human trials

Lab-generated stem cells set for human trial in Japan

IANS Tokyo – In a major boost to stem cell research, a Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is set to become the first…
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Gene key to slowing ageing process identified

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated…
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E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine

IANS New York – Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in…
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