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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...)

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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...)

WorkSafe B.C. is investigating the death of a worker at the Columbia Cranberry Co Ltd cranberry farm in Richmond. Gerry Kahrmann  /  PNG

Death of worker in Richmond cranberry bog leads to safety blitz

WorkSafe B.C. is investigating the death of a worker at the Columbia Cranberry Co Ltd cranberry farm in Richmond. Gerry Kahrmann... (more...)

6 year old Gurcharan drops off toys

Ghirra Toy Drive gets big boost to reach thousands of children (w/gallery)

6 year old Gurcharan drops off toys at Ghira Toy Drive. Submitted photo LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Thousands of children... (more...)

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Spirit of a kind and generous man lives on in the annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive

7th annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive – in memory of the man with a golden heart. Pictured: Victors sons. Submitted photo LARISSA... (more...)

Richmond RCMP investigate shooting on Bridgeport Road

Richmond RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit is now investigating a shooting on a busy Richmond road that sent one man to hospital... (more...)

A Danish kabaddi player (top) is tackled by his Canadian 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

Colourful start to 2013 Kabaddi World Cup in Punjab (w/ gallery)

A Danish kabaddi player (top) is tackled by his Canadian opponent during the 4th World Cup Kabaddi Punjab 2013 tournament... (more...)

Competitors clash during the Kabaddi tournament outside the Surrey Bell Centre in Surrey, BC, August 18, 2013.Arlen Redekop / PNG

International drug scandal casts shadow over India’s Kabaddi World Cup

Competitors clash during the Kabaddi tournament outside the Surrey Bell Centre in Surrey, BC, August 18, 2013.Arlen Redekop... (more...)

Former freestyle wrestler Arjan Bhullar has taken up boxing with coach Manny Sobral at the North Burnaby Boxing Club. Bhullar  won gold at the 2010 Commonwealth games. Ric Ernst / PNG

Olympic wrestler makes the switch to boxing, but the long hours of training haven’t changed (w/video)

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Pictured here is Dara Mothada, past president of Vancouver and Surrey-based sports club, Azaad Kabaddi B.C. Indian police are alleging he is one of 40 Indo Canadians involved in an international drug smuggling ring in India. Mothada denies the claims and has not been charged. HANDOUT photo

Richmond man accused of having drug ties says Indian police trying to smear his name

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Pictured here is Dara Mothada, past president of Vancouver and Surrey-based sports club, Azaad... (more...)

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Bride dumps addict NRI groom on wedding day

VANCOUVER DESI In Jalandhar, a  city dominated by NRIs, a woman dumped her newly wedded NRI husband after becoming suspicious that he was a drug…
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Justin Bieber

Narendra Modi gets more ‘NO’ votes than Justin Bieber in TIME poll

IANS New Delhi – BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had many more “NO” votes than Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber and polled far fewer…
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Religion

British tourist to be deported from Sri Lanka for sporting a Buddha tattoo

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan authorities will deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm,…
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India-Australia

Indian student granted asylum in Australia because he’s gay

IANS Sydney – A gay Indian student, who fled his country to escape his oppressive family and an arranged marriage, has been granted refugee status…
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Blogs

Rolling Dreams: Watched a Book, Read a film

RASIKA POTE VANCOUVERDESI Didn’t get the title of my post? Let’s make it simple for you. I recently watched ‘2 States’ the film directed by…
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Fitness Facts: Power of Zinc

What’s causing you TO sniffle – allergies, a cold or maybe  depression – did you know there’s one supplement that can help with ALL three…
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Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI The recent 9% BC Hydro rate increase was no April Fools’ prank.  Did it motivate you to find ways to save?…
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Indian Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi gestures to supporters during a rally in New Delhi on April 6, 2014. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Bollywood

Gallery: Bollywood stars keep their date with the ballot box

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood stars Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and hubby Abhishek Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor were among a…
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Narendra Modi

110 million vote in India, BJP says it’s ‘Modi tsunami’ (w/gallery)

IANS New Delhi – Nearly 110 million people peacefully voted Thursday in 117 Lok Sabha constituencies in 12 states in a staggered election that will…
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Justin Bieber

Narendra Modi gets more ‘NO’ votes than Justin Bieber in TIME poll

IANS New Delhi – BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had many more “NO” votes than Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber and polled far fewer…
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Arvind Kejriwal

Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, Arundhati Roy among Time’s 100 most influential people

ARUN KUMAR IANS Washington – Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal have made it to Time…
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Bollywood film actor Vivek Oberoi, who voices the villain in Hindi, poses with an actor dressed in an original Spiderman costume from Hollywood during the footage screening, trailer and music video launch and press conference for the film 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' in Mumbai on April 18, 2014. STR/AFP/Getty Images

Vivek Oberoi supports Narendra Modi, calls him karma yogi

IANS Mumbai  – Actor Vivek Oberoi has come out in support of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and says he is…
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Indian Lovers Party

Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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