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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...)

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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...)

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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...)

Surrey Hindu temple window shattered by baseball bat-wielding men

GRAHAM SLAUGHTER VANCOUVER DESI SURREY, B.C. JUNE 23, 2013: Surrey Vedic Hindu Temple president Parshottam Goel stands in... (more...)

Cash mob

‘Cash mob’ to descend on Chilliwack restaurants targeted by racist emails

FRANK LUBA VANCOUVER DESI Dale Johnson (left) and Scott McVetty are the organizers of the Chilliwack Cash Mob. A cash mob... (more...)

Chilliwack

RCMP investigating after two more Chilliwack businesses report racist emails

THE CANADIAN PRESS A further two Chilliwack businesses have reported receiving anonymous racist emails after a restaurant... (more...)

Bay Leaf Restaurant owner Sumit Gulati

Sender of racist message to Chilliwack Indian restaurant owner emails apology

PAUL J. HENDERSON CHILLIWACK TIMES Bay Leaf Restaurant owner Sumit Gulati is having a hard time believing the sincerity of... (more...)

A view of the Chilliwack downtown core with the Law Courts building in the foreground. A businessman reported to police receiving a hateful and harrassing letter to his private email in Chilliwack on March 2, 2013.

Chilliwack restaurant owner targeted by hateful racist email

SAM COOPER VANCOUVER DESI A view of the Chilliwack downtown core with the Law Courts building in the foreground. A businessman... (more...)

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CRIME: Graffiti found on Air India memorial, Vancouver police investigating

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver police say the graffiti found along the side of the Air India memorial in Stanley... (more...)

HATE CRIME: Woman charged with murder in N.Y. subway death of Indian immigrant

In this image provided by the New York City Police Department, a composite sketch showing the woman believed to have pushed... (more...)

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Indian kidnappers agree to handover boy to parents on condition of swapping him for his sister

CEN AGENCY In a bizarre demand, parents of an Indian boy who has been kidnapped, were told that they could have youngster back if they…
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Greece

Tipsy British tourist asked to leave church after mistaking it for a disco

CEN AGENCY A tipsy British tourist had to be asked to leave a church in Crete where he started dancing after local kids told him…
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Private tutor mercilessly beats child, CCTV footage sparks outrage (w/video)

IANS Kolkata – A shocking video of a private tutor mercilessly beating a three-and-a-half-year-old child, caught on CCTV footage, has sparked outrage across the country….
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BC Sikhs

Frustrated Port of Metro Vancouver truckers want government to push companies to comply with action plan

THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Drivers servicing the country’s largest port urged government on Monday to take swift action against trucking companies, which they say…
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Blogs

Gaza Strip

Will Israeli and Palestinian children ever find peace?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI The Israeli-Palestine conflict has been an ongoing struggle that began around the mid-20th Century. BBC UK has reported in the past…
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TASTE INDIA: Recipe for Lamb and Blueberry Rogan Josh

BC BLUEBERRY COUNCIL It’s blueberry season in B.C. again, and this year we’re expecting one of our province’s most bountiful crops yet. So heat things up…
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Left to right: Staff Sergeant Major John Buis, Trustee Harman Pandher, MLA Raj Chouhan, MP Peter Julian, Rajinder Pandher (my dad), Chief Superintendent Dave Critchley

A Decision: How my dad’s story is Canada’s story

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao-tzu Two years ago this past Canada Day, my…
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In this Aug. 24, 2013 file photo, photojournalists, with black bands around their mouth, participate in a protest against the gang rape of a female photojournalist in Mumbai, in Gauhati, India. AP Photo/Anupam Nath

It’s time for India to step-up

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Life of a woman… A daughter, a wife, a mother and a widow. Each stage is directly entwined to a male,…
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Commonwealth Games

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Gallery: Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai at Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

VANCOUVER DESI Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attended the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014. Take a look at photos from the opening ceremony….
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India

Common Wealth Games 2014: Sanjita wins gold, Mirabai silver for India

IANS Glasgow – It was double delight for India as Manipuri girls Sanjita Khumukcham and Mirabai Chanu Saikhom won the gold and silver, respectively, in…
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India-Canada

Indian women’s hockey team beats Canada 4-2 in Glasgow

IANS Glasgow – The Indian women’s hockey team beat Canada 4-2 in the opening match of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. The match started in…
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Health Check

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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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courtroom drama

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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courtroom drama

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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HIV epidemic

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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Research fraud

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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split spine malformation

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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A doctor uses a stethoscope on a patient on September 5, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Adam Berry/Getty Images

Roundtable highlights refugee health-care struggles due to government cutbacks

CLARE CLANCY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Every second Saturday, a small clinic in Toronto offers free medical care to anyone who needs it —…
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SFU’s bhangra study needs postmenopausal dancing women

SURREY NOW SURREY — Postmenopausal South Asian women are needed for a study on the impact of bhangra dancing on their health. Researchers at Simon…
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Lakhan Kale

Disabled nine-year-old boy who spent days tethered to a Mumbai bus stop marks new beginning

VANCOUVER DESI This weekend marked a new beginning for the nine-year-old deaf and mute boy who made headlines across the globe after photos of him…
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Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014

Neymar coming to Kerala for ayurveda treatment?

IANS Thiruvananthapuram – TV channels in Kerala Tuesday went berserk, saying injured Brazilian footballer Neymar was likely to come to the state to undergo ayurveda…
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