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Pamela Anderson offers to pay for 30 faux elephants for Indian parade

Actress Pamela Anderson has offered Kerala CM to pay for faux elephants. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) IANS Thrissur –... (more...)

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Hundreds of thousands celebrate Vaisakhi in Surrey

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B.C. celebrated Vaisakhi this weekend with the historic charter signing of Canada’s first cadet corps formed by the Sikh community in Surrey at a gala on Friday, April 10, 2015. The charter signing gala for the 3300 BCR (Bhai Kanhaiya) Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps in Surrey on Friday night was attended by Defence Minister Jason Kenney, National Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Minister of State for MulticulturalisM Tim Uppal, B.C. Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Amrik Virk, a host of MPs, MLAs, municipal politicians and about 400 guests and military personnel. (Jenelle Schneider/PNG)

B.C. celebrates Sikh pride with new cadet corps and parade (with photos)

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Photos: Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade

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Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade set for Saturday

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Obama draws on experience as a minority while touting gender and religious equality in India

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Obama takes in grand Republic Day parade in show of solidarity between U.S., India

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Gallery: Rehearsing for India’s Republic Day parade ahead of Obama’s visit

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Two soldiers killed last month honoured in Ontario, Quebec

File: Parade marches up Elgin st to the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Chris Mikula, The Ottawa Citizen ALLISON JONES THE... (more...)

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Gallery: India’s Sufi Muslims show devotion with swords in eyeballs, body piercings (WARNING: Graphic content)

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A Surrey RCMP officer photographs a float during the Vaisakhi Parade near Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple in Surrey, B.C. in this April 12, 2008 file photo. Arlen Redekop/PNG

Surrey RCMP tweak tactics every year to keep Vaisakhi parade safe, peaceful

Surrey RCMP will be out in full force at Saturday’s Vaisakhi parade in Surrey, B.C. Arlen Redekop/PNG LARISSA CAHUTE ... (more...)

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Surrey Vaisakhi parade represents Sikhs’ ‘commitment to being the absolute best that you can be’

More than 200,000 people participated in the annual Surrey Vaisakhi Parade, billed as the largest outside of India, last... (more...)

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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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‘This is really close to home’: Two cars exchange gunfire in Surrey neighbourhood

CHERYL CHAN VANCOUVER DESI Another bout of gunfire rocked a Surrey neighbourhood Sunday evening. Newton resident Doug Elford tweeted about hearing gunfire outside his home…
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Masturbation causes pregnant hands in afterlife, says Turkish preacher

HINDUSTAN TIMES An Islamic televangelist from Turkey has created a storm on social media by claiming that any man who masturbates will find his hands…
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Migrant women fear speaking out about sexual harassment in Florida’s farms

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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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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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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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Pioneers

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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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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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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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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

LAURA DONNELLY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH The strength of your handshake could indicate the chance of a futureheart attack, a major study suggests. Researchers found that…
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