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Asteroid Mission Canada

Canada joins NASA in a mission to asteroid that could some day hit Earth

In this handout provided by NASA from the the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, weather system Arthur travels up... (more...)

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British Columbia crime

Voyeur who videotaped women engaging in sex acts, using washroom gets prison time

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI FILE PHOTO: A B.C. man who videotaped women in sex acts and using washroom gets prison time.... (more...)

British Columbia Hydro

BC Hydro rate hike: 25.5 per cent over next 5 years

BC Hydro rates are expected to climb 25.5 per cent over the next five years. Gerry Kahrmann , PROVINCE THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA... (more...)

Ragini Khanna_Bhaji in Problem

‘Bha Ji In Problem’ a riot for families, opens in Surrey, Guildford, Mission theatres Friday

Ragini Khanna is playing the lead actress in ‘Bha Ji In Problem’. Submitted photo LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Indian... (more...)

Rajvindar Gill, 41, has been missing since August after travelling to Lahore, Pakistan. Her family, who lives in B.C., has been frantically searching for her. On Wednesday, a suspect confessed in Pakistani court to killing her. Submitted photo

CRIME: Missing B.C. banker, 41, murdered in Pakistan over money dispute, says lawyer

CHERYL CHAN VANCOUVER DESI Rajvindar Gill, 41, has been missing since August after travelling to Lahore, Pakistan. Her family,... (more...)

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100 year journey

Naranjan Singh Mahal voted for the NDP in the 50’s election “since they were the only party fighting for our rights”

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Naranjan Singh Mahal “I came over with my dad in 1931 when I was 14. I went to school for a…
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Salman Khan

India’s conjoined twins Saba and Farah stop eating after Salman Khan’s verdict

IANS Patna – Bihar’s conjoined twins Saba and Farah — ‘Rakhi-sisters’ of Bollywood actor Salman Khan — have begun a fast to express their solidarity…
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Michelle Harlington put an ad on Craigslist offering $200, beer and cab fare to any band that would come to her home and wake up the offending South Surrey neighbours. Gerry Kahrmann, The Province

Desperate Surrey mom makes Craigslist plea for band to get back at noisy neighbours

IAN AUSTIN VANCOUVER DESI A Morgan Creek mom’s Craigslist plea for some quiet revenge is creating a lot of noise online. Frustrated (like many of…
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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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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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Pioneers

100 year journey

Naranjan Singh Mahal voted for the NDP in the 50’s election “since they were the only party fighting for our rights”

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Naranjan Singh Mahal “I came over with my dad in 1931 when I was 14. I went to school for a…
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100 year journey

Mahindar Kaur Berar was “exposed to a blend of both Canadian and Indian culture” while growing up in Victoria

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Mahindar Kaur Berar says that while she was growing up in Victoria during the 1940s and 1950s, most of her family’s…
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100 year journey

During the Second World War, Jab Singh Sidhoo served in the Canadian Air Force

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jab Sidhoo was only seven years old when, leaving his mother and siblings behind in Punjab, he made the long sea…
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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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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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