NRI hotelier missing in Punjab still untraceable

Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) — Punjab Police have booked a UK-based NRI for the mysterious disappearance of a British... (more...)

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Sikh Samaritan

Sikh Samaritan breaks religious protocol, removes turban to help injured child (with video)

Harman Singh broke religious protocol when he helped save the life of a five-year-old after he was struck by a car while... (more...)

Modi has done wonders, says Badal

Muktsar (Punjab), May 25 (IANS) — Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his performance during the first year of... (more...)

Investment policy for overseas Indians tweaked

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) — The union cabinet on Thursday approved certain amendments to the Foreign Direct Investment... (more...)

FDI by overseas Indians made easier

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) — The union cabinet on Thursday approved review of the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy... (more...)


‘How many witnesses do you need,’ Surrey residents ask in wake of shooting spree

As some residents lose patience over perceived lack of police progress in shooting investigations, the RCMP says it takes... (more...)

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New charges filed against Calgary man in fatal taxi crash (with video)

Amritpal Singh Kharbanda, a 46-year-old cab driver and father of two daughters, was killed early Saturday May 2, 2015, when... (more...)

Bob Dhillon, president and chief executive of Mainstreet Equity Corp., at his office in Calgary.

Alberta residential landlords ready to fight any consideration of rent controls

Bob Dhillon, president and chief executive of Mainstreet Equity Corp., at his office in Calgary. MARIO TONEGUZZI CALGARY... (more...)


Podcast: Calgary music scene featuring pop artist Raghav

Calgary singer Raghav is the latest guest on Bandwagonish, a podcast of the local music scene. MIKE BELL POSTMEDIA NEWS On... (more...)

With NRI help, Punjab targets 1,000 MW solar energy by 2017

Jalandhar (Punjab), May 12 (IANS) — The Punjab government is targeting solar power generation of 1,000 MW by 2017 with... (more...)

Whistle-blower aghast at Himachal CM’s attitude (To go with story – Now I’ll die in peace: Widow of George Cross winner)

Shimla, May 9 (IANS) — Whistle-blower Shakti Singh Chandel, who pursued the matter single-handedly when the stolen... (more...)

Shalendra Sharma pleaded guilty to a May 26, 1994 sexual assault on the teen, as well as a 2011 assault and separate thefts on women who were either addicted to drugs or trying to earn money to support themselves.

B.C. man jailed for assaulting sex-trade workers including teen in 1994

Shalendra Sharma pleaded guilty to a May 26, 1994 sexual assault on the teen, as well as a 2011 assault and separate thefts... (more...)

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PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists

VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan. The spiritual…
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‘Stateless’ man argues deportation to India before Court of Appeal

TOM SPEARS OTTAWA CITIZEN Deepan Budlakoti, born and raised in Canada, has no citizenship anywhere. But that doesn’t make him “stateless,” a lawyer for Citizenship…
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Media-savvy Narendra Modi’s one year in photos as India’s prime minister

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he completes one year in office. Modi is one of India’s most social…
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Desi cop viral video

Video shows a young cop being thrashed by four men for drinking on duty

VANCOUVER DESI A video clip showing a cop being beaten up for drinking on duty in India is going viral, according to newswire Press Trust of…
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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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Indian chef-recipes

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

LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain shortcuts, secrets, and tried-and-true recipes. They are valuable records, illustrating changing…
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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

On May 3rd 2015, I took part in a marathon for the very first time in my life. As a teenager, I enjoy exercise whether…
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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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100 year journey

In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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football-100year journey

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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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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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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Consult a doctor even before you plan a baby

IANS New Delhi – For any married woman planning a baby years later, the right time to consult a doctor is now. Given the stress…
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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

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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