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Surrey police solving fewer violent crimes

Report obtained by the Now shows RCMP clearance rates are declining in the City of Parks Report shows Surrey police officers... (more...)

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A tour bus has crashed on the Coquihalla Highway near Merritt. There are many injuries and at least six passengers are in critical condition.Adam Hopewell /Courtesy Global B.C.

RCMP say speed not a factor in Coquihalla tour bus crash that injured nearly 60

A tour bus has crashed on the Coquihalla Highway near Merritt. There are many injuries and at least six passengers are in... (more...)

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Richmond-based Nations Cup lets soccer players represent their communities

Team India player (Orange) defending against an Italian player in 2013 Richmond-based Nations Cup. Submitted photo/Omar Branine. LARISSA... (more...)

RCMP cordon off the Riverside Banquet Hall in Richmond January 17, 2013 after four people were shot. Jenelle Schneider/PNG

Accused in 2013 Richmond banquet hall shooting found not criminally responsible

RCMP cordon off the Riverside Banquet Hall in Richmond January 17, 2013 after four people were shot. Jenelle Schneider/PNG JENNIFER... (more...)

B.C. courts

Richmond woman gets life in prison for killing her ailing husband

The 63-year-old woman will not be eligible for parole for 11 years. Thinkstock KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI A Richmond woman... (more...)

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Gang deaths in B.C. way down as 2014 shaping up to be most peaceful year in recent memory

Police Tape. TROY FLEECE / Postmedia News IAN AUSTIN VANCOUVER DESI As the Surrey Six murder trial winds up, B.C. is headed... (more...)

Surrey plans to start up its own night market similar to Richmond (pictured here). Ian Lindsay/ PNG

Surrey set to launch night market in Cloverdale

Surrey plans to start up its own night market similar to Richmond (pictured here). Ian Lindsay/ PNG ELAINE O’CONNOR VANCOUVER... (more...)

Richmond's India Culture Centre on No. 5 Road is pictured here in this May 2013 photo. RCMP have arrested two men after a rash of break ins at the Sikh gurdwara. Wayne Leidenfrost/ PNG

Richmond Mounties arrest two men in car break-ins at Sikh cultural centre

Richmond’s India Culture Centre on No. 5 Road is pictured here in this May 2013 photo. RCMP have arrested two men after... (more...)

Parminder Jassal with wife Paramjit and daughter Emin holding a photograph of her brother, Kevin, who used to look after her, in Richmond on August 21, 2013. Mark van Manen/PNG

Each day a ‘nightmare’ in year since Richmond boy mysteriously died in India

A copy photograph of Kevin Jassal who died in India March 2013. Mark van Manen/PNG LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI In the year... (more...)

A Canadian kabaddi player (C) attempts to tag his Danish opponent during the 4th World Cup Kabaddi Punjab 2013 tournament at a stadium in Chohla Sahib (Tarn Taran), about 55 kms from Amritsar on December 2, 2013. NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images

Punjab sport of kabaddi tainted with more crime as authorities investigate money laundering

A Canadian kabaddi player (C) attempts to tag his Danish opponent during the 4th World Cup Kabaddi Punjab 2013 tournament... (more...)

An Indian camel trader smokes a "bidi," a thin rolled cigarette filled with tobacco flake and wrapped in tendu or temburni leaf, at the annual Nagaur Cattle Fair in Nagaur, in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh

FDA tells company to stop sale of hand-rolled cigarettes after review; 1st time under 2009 law

The popular bidi cigarettes originate in India. Illustrates BIDIS (category a), by Kate Folmar 1999, Los Angeles Times. Moved... (more...)

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Richmond man wanted in California for alleged sex offences arrested at U.S. border

Richmond man wanted in California sexual harassment case. Les Bazso/The Province JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI A Richmond... (more...)

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Two dead, including gunman, in school shooting north of Seattle

DOUG ESSER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least…
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Ottawa shooter kicked out of Burnaby mosque two years ago

Zehaf-Bibeau was asked to leave the mosque, because he had “gotten a hold of keys and stuff from the mosque, and when he got out…
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labour laws violation

U.S. company penalized for mistreatment of Indian employees working 122 hours in a week

MICHAEL LIEDTKE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO – A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labour regulators…
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DESI-SOCCER

Surrey soccer captain played the U-18 national club championship using only one foot

KYLE BENNING SURREY NOW SOUTH SURREY – Kyle Sohi’s perseverance and performance in the 2014 Sport Chek National Club Championships U-18 Cup Final might go…
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Blogs

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Raita Biscuits

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI I started this year with a goal to become a better runner and train for a marathon. For me it was…
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We Must Criminalise Glorification/Encouragement of Terrorism By Ujjal Dosanjh

Canada is no stranger to terrorism. Nonetheless what has happened in the heart of our capital on the heels of what happened in Sait- Jean-sur-Richilieu…
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Decadent Diwali-Inspired Chocolate Twirls

JESSIE LEHAIL VANCOUVER DESI No one does decadent desserts better than (sweeping generalization alert:) South Asians during festive holidays like Diwali. With the cornucopia of…
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Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
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Health Check

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Pakistan detects 3 more polio cases, bringing total to 220 as world marks awareness day

MUNIR AHMED THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD – The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number…
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Australian surgeons successfully transplant ‘dead’ heart

IANS Sydney – Australian surgeons said Friday that they have made a major breakthrough by making a dead heart beat again and successfully using it…
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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

IANS New York – Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just…
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How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

IANS London – A study has detected a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels by generating a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins…
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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

IANS/EFE Austin (Texas) – The authorities in Dallas have ordered 75 health workers who attended a patient who died of the Ebola virus to not…
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Hair Loss

Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

NICK EAGLAND VANCOUVER DESI It’s a hairstyle being sported by cutting-edge, trendsetting men, but the man bun may be causing Vancouver’s hipsters to go bald….
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Parkinson’s disease progression may be reversed

IANS London – Certain drugs can help reverse the effects caused by Parkinson’s disease, a study on fruit flies shows. Mutations in a gene called…
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Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

IANS San Francisco – Apple and Facebook have added an extra incentive to women considering working at the tech giants by giving female employees the…
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World Health Organization

Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 10,000 per week: WHO

IANS Geneva – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could reach 5,000 to 10,000 cases per week…
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Bollywood

Canada-born Bollywood actress Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India

IANS Mumbai – Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken…
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