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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...)

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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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File photo: Indian villagers gather near the body of an elephant in a field in the northeastern state of Assam on July 8, 2013. It is believed that the elephant was electrocuted by power lines as they walked through fields of growing rice at night . STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Four elephants die from shoddy electrical wires in Indian forest

VANCOUVER DESI A wild elephant has died after it was electrocuted when it stumbled into low hanging electrical wires in a northeastern Indian forest, according…
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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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Six-year-old worshipped for patch of hair on his back that has grown into a tail

VANCOUVER DESI A six-year-old Indian boy is being worshipped by villagers for a small patch of hair on his back that has grown into a…
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Opinion: Britain’s youngest mom — 12-year-old — isn’t a case for the midwife, it’s a case for the police

ALLISON PEARSON THE DAILY TELEGRAPH  A girl aged 12 years and three months became Britain’s youngest mother over the weekend. She was still at primary…
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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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Wicked Cricket: Vancouver Windies’ victorious third time in a row

VIDU SAHABANDU VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Windies bagged another victory on Sunday and are looking forward to a fourth to make it to the semifinals. Captain…
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TASTE INDIA: Chicken with Cashews and Mango Sauce

Indian dishes made simple with Bal Arneson’s latest cookbook featuring tasty seasoning combinations JULIAN ARMSTRONG POSTMEDIA NEWS Indian cooking has become ever more popular, thanks…
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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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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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Women comprise half of Indian voters, but remain marginalized despite formidable women leaders

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAI, India — Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers…
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