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Today in History – May 29

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for May 29: On this date: In 526, Antioch, in present-day Turkey, was struck... (more...)

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While other nations offer help, aspiring Asia leader China takes no role in Rohingya crisis

By Christopher Bodeen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Malaysia has begun searching for thousands of boat people believed... (more...)

28 places in quake-hit Kathmandu declared no-go zones

By Anil Giri Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) — With life limping back to normalcy and traffic resuming on the streets following... (more...)

SBI to open representative offices in Brazil, Myanmar shortly

Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) — Aiming to enhance its global footprint, India’s largest commercial bank, State Bank... (more...)

Many bodies still lie buried in Nepal’s Dolakha

By Anil Giri Singati (Nepal), May 22 (IANS) — The bodies of many of those buried in the rubble at Singati Bazar in... (more...)

Musical fund-raising event for Nepal quake victims

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) — The national capital will host a musical evening in association with Unicef to raise funds... (more...)

They survived Nepal’s quake but lost livelihood

By Vishal Gulati Ramkot (Nepal), May 22 (IANS) — When 23-year-old Shalendar Lama of this village located in the western... (more...)

Cruising on a fictional world (IANS Books This Weekend)

Enjoy a dose of light fiction to beat summer heat. From heartaches to thrillers and from graphic travelogue to Vipassana... (more...)

Modi government restored dignity of PMO: Amit Shah

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) — The Narendra Modi government has restored the dignity of prime minister’s office and... (more...)

Nepal to be rebuilt within three years: Consul general

Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) — Nepal, which is coming out with a detailed report on the April 25 earthquake, has undertaken... (more...)

Delhi to give Nepal portable ventilators, X-ray machines

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) — Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his government would provide portable... (more...)

After rescuing flood victims in Bosnia, British Sikhs back in Nepal

By Vishal Gulati Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) — After rescuing flood victims and helping rebuild homes in Bosnia, British... (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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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

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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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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

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100 year journey

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

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Gurdev David Singh Aulak was born in Vancouver in 1935, at a time when sawdust was used to heat homes and…
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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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Why a weak handshake is bad news for your heart

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