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National Assembly denounces anti-Semitic graffiti in N.D.G. (with video)

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Submitted photo/Hindu American Foundation.

Seattle-area Hindu temple vandalized night before religious festival

A Washington state Hindu temple has been vandalized. Submitted photo/Hindu American Foundation. IANS New York/New Delhi... (more...)

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B.C. hate-crime investigation: Racist ranter declares ‘open season’ on First Nations people

Terrace RCMP are investigating allegations that a hate crime was committed when someone posted a racist tirade on Facebook... (more...)

Video footage from a surveillance camera allegedly shows a pickup truck striking Singh. Submitted photo/The Sikh Coalition.

New York police arrest man who injured Sikh father in alleged hate crime

Video footage from a surveillance camera allegedly shows a pickup truck striking Singh. Submitted photo/The Sikh Coalition. VANCOUVER... (more...)

Video footage from a surveillance camera allegedly shows a pickup truck striking Singh. Submitted photo/The Sikh Coalition.

Sikh group asks Indian PM to take up safety issues of the community abroad after string of hate crimes

Video footage from a surveillance camera allegedly shows a pickup truck striking Singh. Submitted photo/The Sikh Coalition. VANCOUVER... (more...)

Video footage from a surveillance camera allegedly shows a pickup truck striking Singh. Submitted photo/The Sikh Coalition.

Alleged hate crime in New York City leaves Sikh father critically injured

Video footage from a surveillance camera allegedly shows a pickup truck striking Singh. Submitted photo/The Sikh Coalition. VANCOUVER... (more...)

People walk on the Columbia University campus on July 1, 2013 in New York City. Mario Tama/Getty Images

Man accused of pulling beard of Sikh professor during NYC attack is charged with hate crime

People walk on the Columbia University campus on July 1, 2013 in New York City. Mario Tama/Getty Images THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW... (more...)

Vancouver Coal Harbour

Man who urinated on Komagata Maru memorial offers apology; suffers serious mental disorder says police

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI Man who urinated on Komagata Maru memorial in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour suffers mental... (more...)

Coal Harbour Vancouver

Man who allegedly urinated on Komagata Maru memorial won’t be charged

A man is seen urinating on the Komagata Maru memorial in Coal Harbour, Vancouver. Submitted photo. ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER... (more...)

Seattle

Drunk Washington man who attacked Sikh cab driver headed to prison for hate crime

Drunk Federal Way man heads to prison for beating Sikh cab driver. STITA VANCOUVER DESI A drunk Federal Way man is headed... (more...)

Komagata Maru memorial Vancouver

Komagata Maru memorial object of hate crime?

Man urinates at Komagata Maru memorial in Vancouver. Submitted photo LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Police are investigating... (more...)

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DEDAR SAHOTA

Punjab’s Dedar Sihota was B.C.’s first Indo-Canadian teacher

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Dedar S. Sihota When Dedar Sihota emigrated from Punjab to Canada with his family in 1936 at the age of 12,…
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Surrey MP-desi politician

NDP demands 100 new cops for Surrey now

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW SURREY — Federal New Democrats are demanding immediate approval of 100 new police officers for Surrey from the Conservative government. Jinny…
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JAGIR MAHAL

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Jagir Mahal: “My mother died while I was waiting for my ship”

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jagir Mahal “I was born two months after my father left India for Canada. He didn’t see me until I was…
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Fraser Valley Desi

Closed road on private land prompts some passionate reaction from Fraser Valley

KENT SPENCER VANCOUVER DESI An old logging road that doesn’t even have a name has stirred up passions in the Fraser Valley. The road, which…
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Blogs

wedding wonderland-Vancouver Desi

The Jago!

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Hi lovelies, It’s time again to tackle the “traditions” series of Indian weddings.  I must firstly apologize for taking a long…
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gang life prevention

End Gang Life: Problems surrounding gun violence run deeper than skin colour or culture

SGT. LINDSEY HOUGHTON SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Kids are shooting at each other.  The violence these children are engaged in with each other has now…
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You're pretty cool for an Indian girl

You’re pretty cool for a brown girl

You are pretty cool for a “brown” girl. Interesting statement or is it the latest pick up line? This is a statement I have been…
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Manjula's Kitchen-Taste India

Taste India: Gujarati masala khichdi is a delight for the senses

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI When I say khichdi, you must be thinking of the simple sick man’s food. But no, that’s not what I’m talking…
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Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 16C. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 km/h.
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Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy late. High 13C. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 60%.

Pioneers

100 year journey

Ishar Singh “Odaroo” Banns was known for his adventurous spirit and activism

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ishar Singh Banns was among the best known and most intriguing members of the Indo-Canadian community of B.C. In fact, his…
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DEDAR SAHOTA

Punjab’s Dedar Sihota was B.C.’s first Indo-Canadian teacher

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Dedar S. Sihota When Dedar Sihota emigrated from Punjab to Canada with his family in 1936 at the age of 12,…
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JAGIR MAHAL

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Jagir Mahal: “My mother died while I was waiting for my ship”

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jagir Mahal “I was born two months after my father left India for Canada. He didn’t see me until I was…
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South Asian in BC

Family eager to share stories of South Asian pioneers with all Canadians

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi will celebrate the Asian Heritage Month with inspirational stories of South Asian pioneers in B.C., in collaboration with 100…
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BC-Vancouver Desi-Christy Clark

Inspiring stories of South Asian pioneers shaped B.C.’s gift to Indian PM

VANCOUVER DESI Stories of South Asian pioneers who helped shaped the cultural fabric of B.C. will forever remain with Narendra Modi in the form of…
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Health Check

obesity

Obese Canadians should be granted legal protection from discrimination, professor says

SHARON KIRKEY NATIONAL POST With rates of severe obesity quadrupling in Canada, a provocative line of thinking is emerging to give groundbreaking new human rights…
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sex determination

Opposition attacks Indian yoga guru Ramdev’s medicine that promises male child

VANCOUVER DESI Opposition members in India have demanded the ban of a product by yoga guru Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy that promises a male child, Indian newswire…
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critically ill

Critically ill Indian boy becomes police chief for a day

IANS Jaipur – A 10-year-old boy suffering from chronic kidney disease had one of his wishes fulfilled on Thursday when he was made the police…
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weird news-psycho behaviour

Naked, superhuman paranoids begging police to save them from imaginary mobs? That’s flakka!

CURT ANDERSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — One man ran naked through a Florida neighbourhood, tried to have sex with a tree and…
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