murder

An artist sketch of Yosef Jomo Gopaul, the man accused of killing hockey mom Julie Paskall. Felicity Don, Sketch

Man accused of killing Surrey hockey mom pleads guilty to lesser charge of manslaughter

An artist sketch of Yosef Jomo Gopaul, the man accused of killing hockey mom Julie Paskall. Felicity Don, Sketch JENNIFER... (more...)

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Indian mom strangles son to death so she can marry her lover

25-year-old Uma Saket killed her son so she could live with her 20-year-old lover Dilip, whom she married right after dumping... (more...)

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South African who plagiarized wife’s eulogy accused of hiring hit men to kidnap, kill her

FILE – In this file photo taken Monday, May 4, 2015, Christopher Panayiotou appears at a court to face a murder charge... (more...)

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‘Cloak of secrecy’ around domestic violence has B.C. cops keeping mum about murder-suicide perpetrator

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C.’s representative for children and youth, criticizes “the cloak of secrecy” around... (more...)

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Man killed wife, then set fire to Saanich home, family says

Police and fire crews investigate a house fire in Cordova Bay on April 21. Adrian Lam/Times Colonist KATIE DEROSA TIMES COLONIST The... (more...)

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Forum at Surrey gurdwara to address recent shootings and drugs-related violence

‘The gurdwara feels responsible to pro-actively engage with the public in stopping this senseless violence’ Eileen... (more...)

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Court upholds murder conviction of Afghan immigrant who nearly decapitated wife

“He pinned her down on the bed and cut her throat” DIANA MEHTA THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Ontario’s... (more...)

Yellow police crime-scene tape and evidence cones surround a crashed car after a shooting in Surrey that resulted in a man’s death Sunday. Wayne Leidenfrost/PNG

Man killed in Surrey on Sunday was nephew of NDP MLA Harry Bains, incident linked to recent spree of shootings

Yellow police crime-scene tape and evidence cones surround a crashed car after a shooting in Surrey that resulted in a man’s... (more...)

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‘India’s Daughter': Delhi gang rape convict urges court to prosecute documentary filmmaker

Leslee Udwin (R), director of the documentary ‘India’s Daughter’, gestures during a press conference in... (more...)

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Pakistan arrests key suspect in 2010 killing of Pakistani politician in London

In this Tuesday, April 14, 2015 photo, security officials escort a key suspect identified as Moazzam Ali, to a anti-terrorist... (more...)

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“He pinned her down on the bed and cut her throat”: Man appeals murder conviction, asks for new trial

Peer Mohammad Khairi’s lawyer is seeking new trial after being found guilty of killing his wife. Mark van Manen/Vancouver... (more...)

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Man convicted of killing baby, grandmother in botched kidnapping plot says his lawyers so bad he’d rather be executed now

In this Nov. 28, 2012, file photo, Raghunandan Yandamuri is escorted from a Montgomery County district court after a preliminary... (more...)

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Identical twins’ mark sheets almost as identical and the story of a courageous young achiever

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100 year journey

Apart from the overwhelming cold, Sucha Singh Bagri has fond memories of his first few days in B.C.

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Indian chef-recipes

Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Finding the Mother Within

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Everyone is born from a mother. And, even if individuals are separated from their biological mothers after birth, ideally they receive…
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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

Two lawsuits have been filed against the famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar in British Columbia, Canada. Two former students and employees of Shiamak Davar allege…
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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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100 year journey

Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Harchet Hari His mother and father had already successfully settled into a new life in Calgary from their previous one in…
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right to vote

B.C.’s South Asian pioneers kept aside their differences to gain the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI “The government took our vote away in 1907. We got the Dominion vote in 1946 but you couldn’t vote in the…
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“I didn’t know anything about her:” Mayo Singh married Bishan Kaur, the girl his parents chose

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Mayo Singh was born in 1888 in a Punjab village called Paldi, a name that would ultimately bring him a measure…
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100 year journey

Gurdev David Singh Aulak’s father came to Canada nine years before the Komagata Maru

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Health Check

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

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The strength of your grip may be a more accurate predictor of your risk of a heart attack or stroke than the standard blood pressure test.
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Why a weak handshake is bad news for your heart

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U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

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