Aga Khan

PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists

Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with His Highness the Aga Khan at 24 Sussex Drive. PMO/Vancouver Desi VANCOUVER DESI Prime... (more...)

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Inspiring stories of South Asian pioneers shaped B.C.’s gift to Indian PM

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‘Rock star’ Narendra Modi received warmly on B.C. stop, despite protests in background (with video, photos)

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Surrey Vaisakhi Parade all about giving regardless of faith

Moninder Singh has been at every single Vaisakhi Parade in Surrey. GORD GOBLE/SURREY NOW GORD GOBLE AND AMY REID SURREY NOW NEWTON... (more...)


Sikh community celebrates a harvest of goodness in B.C

Thousands of spectators take in the annual Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Jenelle Schneider/PNG JAGDEESH... (more...)

Narendra Modi welcomed in Toronto

Photos: Modi-mania hits Canada

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Narendra Modi, Stephen Harper to Vancouver, Surrey today (with video, photos)

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Narendra Modi visits Air India memorial in Toronto

Anit-Modi protesters gather outside of Exhibition Place in Toronto where Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is welcoming... (more...)

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Narendra Modi’s life story reflects India’s potential: Barack Obama in TIME

Narendra Modi has unleashed India’s true economic power: Barack Obama. IANS New Delhi – US President Barack Obama... (more...)


Indian PM Narendra Modi gets raucous welcome from thousands in Toronto

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the crowd during an event in Toronto on Wednesday April 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN... (more...)


Conservative backbenchers join welcome parties for Narendra Modi

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi (centre) meets with Minister of Defence Jason (left) Kenney, Minister for International... (more...)

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Lost to India, seized in Canada, Stephen Harper returns ‘Parrot Lady’ sculpture to Narendra Modi

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper returns a sculpture of a woman known as “parrot lady” to Indian Prime... (more...)

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Aga Khan

PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists

VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan. The spiritual…
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‘Stateless’ man argues deportation to India before Court of Appeal

TOM SPEARS OTTAWA CITIZEN Deepan Budlakoti, born and raised in Canada, has no citizenship anywhere. But that doesn’t make him “stateless,” a lawyer for Citizenship…
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Vancouver Ross Street Sikh Temple

Media-savvy Narendra Modi’s one year in photos as India’s prime minister

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he completes one year in office. Modi is one of India’s most social…
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Desi cop viral video

Video shows a young cop being thrashed by four men for drinking on duty

VANCOUVER DESI A video clip showing a cop being beaten up for drinking on duty in India is going viral, according to newswire Press Trust of…
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Vancouver non-profit gives a free wedding

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI A local non-profit, by the name of A Wish to Wed is giving a unique gift to a beautiful BC couple.  The…
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Indian chef-recipes

Food blogger’s delicious global recipes influenced in part by her Indian heritage

LAURA BREHAUT POSTMEDIA NEWS Kitchen notebooks are often sauce-splattered and dog-eared. The best contain shortcuts, secrets, and tried-and-true recipes. They are valuable records, illustrating changing…
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Marathon Running for the First Time with World Vision

On May 3rd 2015, I took part in a marathon for the very first time in my life. As a teenager, I enjoy exercise whether…
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NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Everyone is born from a mother. And, even if individuals are separated from their biological mothers after birth, ideally they receive…
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100 year journey

In the 1940s, Kuldeep Singh Bains was instrumental in getting Indo-Canadians the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Avtar Bains always knew his father, Kuldeep, was a pillar of the community, but he was reminded just how giant a…
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Ossie Kaur Thandi’s family was just one of seven Indo-Canadian families living in New West in 1934

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ossie Kaur was 16 years old when she left her childhood home in the Lower Mainland to travel alone to India….
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football-100year journey

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Ranjit Mattu mentored many football stars

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Even as a child, Ranjit Mattu knew he had game. From his first play on the field of Mount Pleasant Elementary,…
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Dharm Singh Gill changed the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing turbans at work

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Little did Dharm Singh Gill realize that an act of heroism would change the way Sikhs were regarded for wearing their…
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Sky was the limit for B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Karm Mattu

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Karm Singh Mattu was born to fly. As a teen in the 1930s, he ran away from his Vancouver home to…
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Health Check

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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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Consult a doctor even before you plan a baby

IANS New Delhi – For any married woman planning a baby years later, the right time to consult a doctor is now. Given the stress…
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The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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