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Hands Against Racism

Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

Harprit Brar raises her hand against racism. VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands... (more...)

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FILE PHOTO: The findings, reported last week by Ian Young of the South China Morning Post, may indicate the expected social and economic benefits of the investor-class program have not shown dividends. Furthermore, the rate of investor immigrants reporting any income whatsoever is far below the Canadian average. RICHARD LAM/PNG

Refugee immigrants reporting higher incomes to CRA than investor immigrants

Data draws evidence to lack of social and economic integration by investor immigrants FILE PHOTO: The findings, reported... (more...)

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Coupon Queen: BC Family Day 2015 Funtivities

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI Monday is BC’s third annual Family Day. It’s a relatively new holiday, but a welcome... (more...)

Mayor Gregor Robertson has proclaimed March 7 as Raise Your Hands Against Racism Day in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

It’s official in Vancouver: Mayor Gregor Robertson declares Raise Your Hands Against Racism Day on March 7

  Mayor Gregor Robertson has proclaimed March 7 as Raise Your Hands Against Racism Day in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop /... (more...)

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Share your experiences with racism as part of Raise Your Hands Against Racism campaign

Senior VP with Angus Reid Shachi Kurl (C), with former university professor Dr. Suresh Kurl (L) and his wife , Richmond volunteer... (more...)

Toby Chu, CEO of CIBT Education Group, in one of the suites at Viva Suites Hotel in Vancouver on February 2, 2015. Wayne Leidenfrost/PNG

Luxury hotel in downtown Vancouver converted to house international students

This is just the beginning, says CEO of CIBT Education Group Toby Chu, CEO of CIBT Education Group, in one of the suites... (more...)

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

Raise Your Hands Against Racism ◄ Back Next ► ◄ Back Next... (more...)

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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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Rebellious matrimonial goes viral

“Definitely not bahu material”: Indian woman’s rebellious matrimonial ad goes viral (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI When 24-year-old Indhuja Pillai’s parents put her profile on a regular matrimonial website, she couldn’t take it down soon enough. “I am no…
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brutal DELHI gang rape

“What is there in spreading the views of a rapist?” India orders TV stations not to broadcast rape documentary

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Indian authorities ordered television stations Tuesday not to broadcast a documentary about a gang rape on a…
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Immigrant-language test

‘You are an outsider’: Community rallies around Canadian convenience store owners beaten by customer

THE CANADIAN PRESS BEAUSEJOUR, Man. — Owners of a convenience store in Manitoba who were beaten by a customer are seeing an outpouring of support….
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Hands Against Racism

Hands Against Racism: 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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Blogs

Classical music BC

Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Born in 1997 in Burnaby, BC Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is an upcoming Canadian Indian classical vocalist of the Mewati…
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Gujarat riots

From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote what some felt were scathing bolgs; Modi: A Madari or A Nation Builder? on…
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Punjabi booklet

End Gang Life: How parents can play a role in gang prevention

GEETA REDDY COMBINED SPECIAL FORCES ENFORCEMENT UNIT B.C. SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI It is safe to assume parents only want the best for their children….
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File photo: The Canadian Flag flies over the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill on the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Flag in Ottawa on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

God keep our land glorious and free: Bill C-51 a timely script to end terrorism on Canadian soil

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI I understand life. It is an ongoing struggle for a safe and peaceful survival. I have lived through the 1947 partition…
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Health Check

Alberta deaths

Alberta boy exposed to bedbug pesticide taken off ventilator, improving: family friend

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A child in hospital after being exposed to a pesticide his parents used to kill bedbugs has been…
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Got extra breast milk? Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU acting as dispensary

Fraser Health is making it easier for moms to donate through new program AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Fraser Health is in need of…
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‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

MARTY KLINKENBERG POSTMEDIA NEWS EDMONTON — Her small wooden casket draped in a white shroud, the first of two siblings to die in a tragic poisoning…
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Alberta deaths

Health Canada issues warning about bedbug control products after Alberta children deaths

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs….
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Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

EDMONTON JOURNAL A Fort McMurray apartment unit contaminated by a dangerous pesticide that killed an infant and sickened four other children tested clear Tuesday, but…
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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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This Nanimo man refused to accept that severed spinal cord would make walking impossible

JULIE CHADWICK NANAIMO DAILY NEWS The flocks of seagulls overhead make for a familiar sight as one rounds the curves of Cedar Road toward the…
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