Pakistan pulls anti-government TV channel off air, accuses it of ‘maligning’ judiciary

By Asif Shahzad THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for... (more...)

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Pakistan pulls anti-government TV channel off air, accuses it of ‘maligning’ judiciary

By Asif Shahzad THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for... (more...)


Pakistan court upholds death penalty for Christian woman convicted of blasphemy

  Pakistani Christian protestors demonstrate against the killing of slain minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti ,in Lahore... (more...)

Pakistani court upholds death penalty for Christian convicted of blasphemy

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – A defence lawyer in Pakistan says a top court has upheld the death sentence of a Christian... (more...)

Willing for serious dialogue, but Pakistan not, says India

New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) — India Tuesday said it was willing for a “serious dialogue” with Pakistan on... (more...)

Nobel for Indian man and Pakistani girl highlights message of peace between rival nations

By Katy Daigle THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI – One is Muslim, the other Hindu. One a Pakistani, the other Indian.... (more...)

Pakistan has to de-escalate tensions, will respond appropriately: India

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) — India Friday squarely blamed Pakistan for the tensions along the border, saying “de-escalation... (more...)

Former Pakistan PM Gilani’s son booked for murder

Islamabad, Oct 9 (IANS) — Former Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s son has been booked in a murder... (more...)

Of healing, perseverance and courage (IANS Books This Weekend)

What prompted Malala Yousafzai to speak up against the Taliban? How does love sear and consume and how can one heal with... (more...)

US slaps sanctions on two Pakistan terror groups for helping LeT

By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) — The US has targeted two Pakistan-based terrorist organisations and frozen... (more...)

US slaps sanctions on Pakistan-based terror groups

Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) — The US Tuesday targeted two terrorist groups based in Pakistan by slapping sanctions on... (more...)


Last remaining family member of Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh dies in Toronto

An Indian policeman stands in front of huge kites with portraits of scholar and Hindu spiritual leader Swami Vivekanand,... (more...)

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Most South Asians and Chinese in B.C. have faced discrimination based on ethnicity

A quarter reported experiencing moderate or significant amounts of discrimination DOUGLAS TODD VANCOUVER DESI  Stereotyping. Verbal harassment. Poor customer service. Workplace unfairness. Exclusion from dating….
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False confession leads police to arrest new suspect in sexual assault of 9-year-old Surrey girl

FRANK LUBA VANCOUVER DESI A man who confessed to the sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl in Surrey has been released and a 28-year-old man…
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Diwali Fest kicks off with IndiGlam fashion-fusion show (w/ video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI It was a classic mother-daughter argument that propelled Surrey’s Raji Khaira into a career of fashion design. Khaira, 25, grew up…
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Canada Place caught the eye of man who builds models in chalk (w/gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Jagdeep Singh Bihal moved to Vancouver from India two years ago and did some sightseeing around the city,  it was…
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A look at the long and treacherous history behind today’s Diwali celebrations

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  History is full of treacheries and conspiracies. There is one in the family of Dashratha, the mighty king of Ayodhya. He…
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Harnoor Gill is all set to promote the World Vision’s Gift Catalogue campaign.

How to help World Vision this holiday season

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI World Vision is an organization that I happen to be a Youth Ambassador of and it is my joy to be…
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Pink Chai Living: Preserving the food culture of India with traditional cooking

RAJ THANDHI VANCOUVER DESI This week I’m bringing back ‘ghar ka khana’ (homemade food). Let’s make cooking traditional foods cool again. For the last few…
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Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment?

Acid attacks as a form of vigilante punishment? In the recent weeks it has been claimed a number of vigilantes , in the city of…
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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…
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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…
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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….
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Cadaver shortage makes simulation best alternative for medical students

RUPESH DUTTA IANS  New Delhi – With India facing a grave shortage of cadavers in medical institutions to train its doctors, surgical simulation – replacing…
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British Columbians support doctor-assisted death: polls

TIFFANY CRAWFORD POSTMEDIA NEWS A new poll says 87 per cent of British Columbians support assisted dying, while across Canada 84 per cent of respondents…
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Surrey doctor suspended for improper conduct with female patient

IAN AUSTIN VANCOUVER DESI A Surrey doctor has been suspended for up to three months for improper conduct with a female patient. The College of…
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