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Raise your hand, send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

Hands Against Racism effort from the Jive Communications team. Submitted/Vancouver Desi VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s... (more...)

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RESEARCHER DIES OF CANCER

Cancer quietly claims cutting-edge researcher who put his work before his own life

Jasbinder Singh Sanghera. SUBMITTED/Vancouver Desi LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Richmond’s Dr. Jasbinder Sanghera dedicated... (more...)

Shushma Datt of Spice Radio is gearing up for the Raise Your Hands Against Racism campaign. (Arlen Redekop, Vancouver Desi)

Campaign against racism invites all to raise their hands this Holi

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Surrey Night Market will be ‘bigger and better’ in 2015, say organizers

The Surrey Night market was launched last summer by a group of five Surrey-based organizers. LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI The... (more...)

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Victim of ski accident to open spinal-cord recovery centre in Richmond (w/video)

Dhruv Kapoor and his dad, Sanjay, are opening a First Steps spinal-cord injury clinic in Richmond, B.C. around Dec. 15. Wayne... (more...)

British Columbia

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...)

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...)

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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...)

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Raise your hand, send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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FILE PHOTO: A leopard walks with a tranquiliser dart in the residential area of Jyotikuchi in Guwahati, the capital city of the northeastern state of Assam on March 15, 2009. Three people were mauled by the leopard after the cat strayed into the city before it was tranquilised by forestry department officials. BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images

Leopard in India beaten to death by villagers after vicious attack

IANS Kolkata  – A young male leopard was beaten to death by a mob of angry villagers on Monday after it strayed into a West…
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Passion for fashion turned into day job for Surrey clothing designer

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Surrey’s Davi Bains-Gill never thought her love for fashion and design could be her livelihood. She pursued a career in social…
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Donated equipment from Vancouver on its way to hockey-mad northern India

KENT SPENCER VANCOUVER DESI The neat thing about a Canadian effort to donate hockey equipment to the Himalayas is that there is a lot of…
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Blogs

Chanakya & Machiavelli would say to Indians: It is strictly business! Stop the fawning!!

By Ujjal Dosanjh Special to Vancouver Province Had Chanakya or Machiavelli, his more recent incarnation, been alive today they would have declared that in Washington…
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Speaking to the Burnaby Board of Trade

How Business Fits in the Public Education Puzzle: My “Rubik’s Cube Speech” to the Burnaby Board of Trade

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI On Thursday, January 22, the Burnaby Board of Trade hosted its annual Local Government Reception at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby….
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Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Delhi Elections: Bedi Says a Leaders’ Debate is a Tamasha (Circus)! Really?

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Voters of Delhi: Beware of the undemocratic proclivities of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Ms. Kiran Bedi the former…
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Harnoor Gill, a World Youth Ambassador with World Vision, is pictured here manning the World Visiion booth at Sunny View Middle School in Brampton, Ontario. Submitted photo.

Horizon: Help protect families from Ebola with World Vision

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI As many of you might know, I am a part of the organization of World Vision as one of the many…
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Health Check

FILE PHOTO: A nine-year-old Palestinian girl  suffering from scoliosis sits as her mother shows her back x-ray as she is treated by U.S. pediatric orthopedic surgeon Hugh Watts (L) February 18, 2004 at Al-Quds hospital, in Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images

Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

IANS Mumbai  – A seven-year-old girl in Mumbai suffering from Scoliosis is the first in Western India to successfully undergo a new and revolutionary procedure…
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Desi-weird news

Baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ gets round-the-clock care at Indian hospital (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI A six-day-old baby is being given “round-the-clock” care in an Indian hospital after his mother claimed the boy spontaneously combusted, according to Britain’s…
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Sharon Nordstrom. Submitted photo.

Saskatoon woman snared in alleged fraudulent MS trial held in India

JONATHAN CHARLTON THE STARPHOENIX Sharon Nordstrom feels ashamed for participating in a $38,000 multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment in India that was not all it was…
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Indian scientists design morphine replacement for pain therapy

SAHANA GHOSH IANSKolkata – In a breakthrough that could impact the blurring realms of pain and pleasure, Indian scientists have designed a potential morphine replacement,…
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Researchers advise pregnant women to limit exposure to receipts and plastic

MARGARET MUNRO POSTMEDIA NEWS Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts as the ubiquitous bits of paper…
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New Pakistani TV show focuses on sex, a topic once considered taboo in the religiously conservative country

ADIL JAWAD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — In religiously conservative Pakistan, a television call-in advice show is tackling an issue rarely discussed in public:…
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The influence of speech on toddlers

IANS New York – Talking to your toddlers could help strengthen their capacities to learn and succeed later in life, a research has revealed. Infants…
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Vancouver doctors find vial of urine hidden in patient’s rectum (with photos)

TOM BLACKWELL NATIONAL POST Vancouver doctors investigating a patient’s mysterious abdominal complaints were stunned to discover a vial of urine hidden inside his rectum, an…
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Ibuprofen an anti-ageing medicine?

IANS Washington – A common drug, Ibuprofen, which tackles pain and fever may also hold the key to a longer, healthier life, a study says….
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Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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