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Congress to blame for Punjab’s financial mess: Badal

Talwara (Punjab), May 23 (IANS) — Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday blamed the Congress for putting... (more...)

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GAIL to supply gas to Haryana’s industrial town Bawal

Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) — The Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (HSIIDC) on... (more...)

Pakistan executes four convicts

Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) — The Pakistani authorities on Saturday executed four convicts in jails across Punjab province. Ehsaan... (more...)

Modi’s shaky race to save India’s girls (Special to IANS)

By Aparna Kalra Amritsar, May 23 (IANS/IndiaSpend) — It’s a substantial but sparse two-room house, and flies... (more...)

pioneers

Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

Karm Singh Mattu SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his... (more...)

Modi government has betrayed farmers: Rajiv Shukla

Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) — Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Shukla on Friday accused the Narendra Modi... (more...)

Congress mass connect campaign in Punjab from June 1

Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) — Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday said that his party would launch... (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...)

‘No school admission without proper birth certificate’

Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) — The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it mandatory for all government, public and... (more...)

Four north Indian states agree on uniformity in tax rates

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) — The north Indian states of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh on Thursday agreed... (more...)

Pakistan court indicts over 100 in Christian couple lynching case

Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) — An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Thursday indicted 106 people in the case of lynching... (more...)

US ambassador Verma asks students to listen to parents

Jalandhar, May 21 (IANS) — US Ambassador Richard R. Verma on Thursday exhorted students to listen to their parents,... (more...)

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

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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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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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pioneers

Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

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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

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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