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‘Rock star’ Narendra Modi received warmly on B.C. stop, despite protests in background (with video, photos)

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Narendra Modi welcomed in Toronto

Photos: Modi-mania hits Canada

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Narendra Modi, Stephen Harper to Vancouver, Surrey today (with video, photos)

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Narendra Modi visits Air India memorial in Toronto

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Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi’s life story reflects India’s potential: Barack Obama in TIME

Narendra Modi has unleashed India’s true economic power: Barack Obama. IANS New Delhi – US President Barack Obama... (more...)

NEPAL

Nepal’s Surya Bahadur Thapa, who served as PM five times, dies at age 87

FILE- An April 28, 2006 file photo of Nepalís former prime minister Surya Bahadur Thapa, in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Binod... (more...)

STEPHEN HARPER-Toronto

Indian PM Narendra Modi gets raucous welcome from thousands in Toronto

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the crowd during an event in Toronto on Wednesday April 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN... (more...)

INDIA-CANADA

Conservative backbenchers join welcome parties for Narendra Modi

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi (centre) meets with Minister of Defence Jason (left) Kenney, Minister for International... (more...)

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Lost to India, seized in Canada, Stephen Harper returns ‘Parrot Lady’ sculpture to Narendra Modi

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper returns a sculpture of a woman known as “parrot lady” to Indian Prime... (more...)

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“Rock-star” Modi to get Bollywood-style welcome at Surrey Hindu temple

Modi Canada visit ◄ Back... (more...)

India-Canada

Canadians see India as an opportunity, but most unable to identify its PM: poll

Only 22 per cent of Canadian poll respondents could identify Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when shown his photo. DOUGLAS... (more...)

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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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Convictions upheld for three men who murdered Maple Ridge’s Jassi Sidhu in India

CHERYL CHAN VANCOUVER DESI The Indian Supreme Court has upheld the convictions of three men in the murder of B.C. woman Jassi Sidhu even as…
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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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Surrey MP-desi politician

NDP demands 100 new cops for Surrey now

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW SURREY — Federal New Democrats are demanding immediate approval of 100 new police officers for Surrey from the Conservative government. Jinny…
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Blogs

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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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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

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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JAGIR MAHAL

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Jagir Mahal: “My mother died while I was waiting for my ship”

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jagir Mahal “I was born two months after my father left India for Canada. He didn’t see me until I was…
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Health Check

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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 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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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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