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Surrey Vaisakhi Parade all about giving regardless of faith

Moninder Singh has been at every single Vaisakhi Parade in Surrey. GORD GOBLE/SURREY NOW GORD GOBLE AND AMY REID SURREY NOW NEWTON... (more...)

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What you need to know about the Vaisakhi parade

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

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A pilgrim’s journey through Punjab

Indian Sikh devotees watch fireworks as they pay their respects at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on April 14, 2015. NARINDER... (more...)

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Modi concerned about rape, attacks on churches as Indian Christians say they feel vulnerable

An Indian Christian woman Josephine Michael Kinny talks with her granddaughter at her residence in Mumbai, India, Tuesday,... (more...)

Indian supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wave a poster bearing the image of party leader Arvind Kejriwal as they celebrate his victory in the state assembly elections outside the party's headquarters in New Delhi on February 10, 2015. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conceded defeat on February 10 in the Delhi state elections as early results showed anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal's party set for a landslide victory. MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images

Lessons of Delhi election: Congress must lose sycophancy and Gandhis, Modi his million Rupee suit

Indian supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wave a poster bearing the image of party leader Arvind Kejriwal as they celebrate... (more...)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes an announcement in Richmond Hill, Ont., on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Harper spoke about a newly tabled anti-terrorism legislation that would give Canada's spy agency more power to thwart a suspected extremist's travel plans, disrupt bank transactions and covertly interfere with radical websites. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Tackling politics, terror and terminology

Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes an announcement in Richmond Hill, Ont., on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Harper spoke about... (more...)

Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Opposition Muted to Harper’s New Anti Terror Bill

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI I smell an election coming. Not in October 2015; much sooner than that. Harper has... (more...)

Barinder Rasode now is director of social responsibility at Resource Works, a non-profit society that researches the economic impacts of B.C.’s natural resource industries. File photo: Richard Lam/PNG

Barinder Rasode, former Surrey councillor and mayoral candidate, hired by non-profit society

Barinder Rasode now is director of social responsibility at Resource Works, a non-profit society that researches the economic... (more...)

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Sri Lankans elects Maithripala Sirisena over longtime president amid discontent

Sri Lanka’s newly-elected president Maithripala Sirisena gestures after being sworn in at Independence Square in Colombo... (more...)

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Former MP Sukh Dhaliwal to run as Liberals’ Surrey-Newton candidate

Former MP Sukh Dhaliwal has been nominated to run for the Liberals in Surrey-Newton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck VANCOUVER... (more...)

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After 800 years, a proud Hindu ruling Delhi: Singhal

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a press conference at the Council on Foreign Relations, Monday,... (more...)

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Denied mayor’s chair, Barinder Rasode will remain ‘activist’ in Surrey

  Surrey mayoral candidate Barinder Rasode gets a hug from her daughter Ish after losing the mayor’s race in Surrey... (more...)

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Taste India: Mix creamed spinach with crispy paneer

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Sikh community celebrates a harvest of goodness in B.C

JAGDEESH MANN VANCOUVER DESI For Vancouver publisher, Harbinder Singh Sewak, the dream was four years in the making. This week, as millions of Sikhs around…
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Photos: Modi-mania hits Canada

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Mininster Narendra Modi’s visit to Canada. RELATED STORIES: “Rock-star” Modi to get Bollywood-style welcome at Surrey Hindu…
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11 of 19 Surrey/Delta shootings between South Asian, Somalian groups

Even the wounded won’t help cops investigate drug dealers’ war KIM BOLAN POSTMEDIA NEWS METRO VANCOUVER — Two groups of young drug dealers who have…
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Learn to make Indian foods at home

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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS CENTER BLOG: An Introduction to Ayurveda

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Ayurveda, a Sanskrit term meaning “science of life,” is a 5,000-year-old healing system founded in India. From the Ayurvedic perspective, we,…
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Taste India: Mix creamed spinach with crispy paneer

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Vaisakhi: Childhood memories, nostalgia, a connection to the past and the future

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI  For me cultural holidays and Punjabi food will always have a sense of nostalgia. They connect me to parts of my…
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Morbidly obese B.C. woman denied reimbursement after weight-loss surgery complications in California

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI A B.C. woman who spent $85,000 in California for treatment of complications arising from surgery for morbid obesity has been denied…
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Sex crimes influenced by genes in families: Study

IANS London – Close male relatives of men convicted of sexual offences are more likely to commit the same types of crimes, Swedish scientists have…
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Homeopathy drugs for AIDS from snake venom, HIV Virus

IANS New Delhi – Scientific research into possible medicines for the dreaded AIDS disease from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) itself and even snake venom…
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Breastfeeding women treat sex as survival strategy

IANS Washington – In a first such study that focuses on how women experience sex after having babies, US researchers have revealed that more time…
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Daddy Quota: Canada has found a way to get dads to do more housework

BRIGID SCHULTE THE WASHINGTON POST We’ve long known the importance of giving women the chance to spend some few weeks — or months — away…
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Courage To Come Back: Andy Bhatti makes it his life’s work to help young victims of sex abuse

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI This is the first of six profiles on recipients of the 2015 Courage To Come Back Awards, presented by Coast Mental…
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When my life was interrupted by cancer

HINDUSTAN TIMES As Benjamin Franklin pointed out, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. The latter comes as a grim reminder every…
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Woman goes into labour on board Qatar Airways flight, gives birth before emergency landing

THE CANADIAN PRESS The passenger load on a Qatar Airways flight grew by one when a woman went into labour and delivered her baby before…
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Measles alert issued in Vancouver

VANCOUVER DESI Travellers aboard an Air China flight to Vancouver may have been exposed to the measles virus, say local health officials. Vancouver Coastal Health…
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Popular artificial sweetener may treat aggressive cancers

IANS New York – Once considered as a possible carcinogen, the artificial sweetener saccharin could actually lead to the development of drugs capable of combating…
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