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Pakistani rescue workers investigate the site of a grenade attack on a crowded movie theater that killed and wounded many people in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. About 80 people were watching a movie called “Yarana,” which means friendship in Pashto, said an official. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which come days after Pakistan began a peace process with Taliban militants fighting in the country’s northwest to end the violence that has killed more than 40,000 people in recent years. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Bomb attack on Pakistan city’s last porn cinema claims 13 lives

Pakistani rescue workers investigate the site of a grenade attack on a crowded movie theater that killed and wounded many... (more...)

British Columbia crime

Surrey strip club murderer Jagrup Singh denied day parole

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI Jagrup Singh Baidwan at Delta Courthouse in 2002. Artist sketch by Felicity Don/The Province The... (more...)

Jagrup Singh Baidwan at Delta Courthouse in 2002. Artist sketch by Felicity Don. Province staff photo by David Clark

Murdered Langley man’s family fear day parole could delay deportation of his killer

JENNIFER SALTMAN  Jagrup Singh Baidwan at Delta Courthouse in 2002. Artist sketch by Felicity Don. Province staff photo... (more...)

Harpal Dhaliwal is wanted on outstanding warrants for criminal negligence causing bodily harm, carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless use of a firearm, possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition in connection to the shooting from Jan. 7.

Suspect in Surrey convenience store shooting identified by police

Harpal Dhaliwal is wanted on outstanding warrants for criminal negligence causing bodily harm, carrying a concealed weapon,... (more...)

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...)

In this Oct. 11, 2013, file photo Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old girl from Pakistan, who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating education for girls, speaks on occasion of the International Day of the Girl at the World Bank in Washington. Malala has inspired the development of school curriculum encouraging advocacy. George Washington University announced Monday, Oct. 14, that faculty members are creating curriculum tools to accompany her book, "I Am Malala." Several faculty members will pilot the curriculum early next year for both college and high school instruction. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

U.S. university develops advocacy curriculum inspired by Pakistani teen shot by Taliban

BY KIMBERLY HEFLING  In this Oct. 11, 2013, file photo Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old girl from Pakistan, who was shot... (more...)

Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

How racist are we? The Province and Laurier Institution hold public forum hosted by Ujjal Dosanjh

Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG THE PROVINCE Vancouver residents... (more...)

Tracy Dignum and son Thomas relax at home in West Vancouver on October 17, 2013. They are part of the Night of Miracles event. (Wayne Leidenfrost/ PNG)

Thomas’ miracle recovery will highlight Night of Miracles fundraiser (w/ video)

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Visiting Sikh priest received 90 days in jail for sex assault

GURPREET SINGH AND STEPHANIE IP   FILE PHOTO: A visiting Sikh priest from India has been sentenced to prison after being... (more...)

Murder vehicle

Surrey RCMP seek car believed linked to Ezar Khan’s death in Joe Brown Park

Surrey RCMP are searching for a suspect vehicle possibly linked to the homicide of Ezar “Ace” Khan. HANDOUT VANCOUVER... (more...)

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Rotty Report: Talk time with Aunty Ji!!

RAJ AHEER VANCOUVER DESI Hello and welcome once again to the blog that has more spice than your mom’s chai tea! VISAFF... (more...)

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child abuse

Indian kidnappers agree to handover boy to parents on condition of swapping him for his sister

CEN AGENCY In a bizarre demand, parents of an Indian boy who has been kidnapped, were told that they could have youngster back if they…
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Indian teen boy gets 232 teeth removed from “very rare” tumour in his jaw

VANCOUVER DESI A 17-year-old boy in India underwent a seven-hour long operation on Monday to have a whopping 232 teeth removed from a “very rare”…
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basketball

Indian minister criticizes ‘no-headgear’ rule after Sikh basketball players told to remove turbans during Asia Cup

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s sports minister has criticized the ‘no-headgear’ rule of basketball’s world body FIBA after two Sikh players on the…
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Greece

Tipsy British tourist asked to leave church after mistaking it for a disco

CEN AGENCY A tipsy British tourist had to be asked to leave a church in Crete where he started dancing after local kids told him…
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Blogs

Gaza Strip

Will Israeli and Palestinian children ever find peace?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI The Israeli-Palestine conflict has been an ongoing struggle that began around the mid-20th Century. BBC UK has reported in the past…
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Indian chicken recipe

TASTE INDIA: Recipe for Lamb and Blueberry Rogan Josh

BC BLUEBERRY COUNCIL It’s blueberry season in B.C. again, and this year we’re expecting one of our province’s most bountiful crops yet. So heat things up…
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Left to right: Staff Sergeant Major John Buis, Trustee Harman Pandher, MLA Raj Chouhan, MP Peter Julian, Rajinder Pandher (my dad), Chief Superintendent Dave Critchley

A Decision: How my dad’s story is Canada’s story

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao-tzu Two years ago this past Canada Day, my…
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In this Aug. 24, 2013 file photo, photojournalists, with black bands around their mouth, participate in a protest against the gang rape of a female photojournalist in Mumbai, in Gauhati, India. AP Photo/Anupam Nath

It’s time for India to step-up

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Life of a woman… A daughter, a wife, a mother and a widow. Each stage is directly entwined to a male,…
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Commonwealth Games

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Sporting fans disappointed as Indian flag depicted upside down in Commonwealth Games promotional video

VANCOUVER DESI India is already making headlines as the Commonwealth Games officially kick off in Glasgow – but not for sporting-related reasons. In an official…
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Desi beauty

Gallery: Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai at Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

VANCOUVER DESI Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attended the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014. Take a look at photos from the opening ceremony….
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India

Common Wealth Games 2014: Sanjita wins gold, Mirabai silver for India

IANS Glasgow – It was double delight for India as Manipuri girls Sanjita Khumukcham and Mirabai Chanu Saikhom won the gold and silver, respectively, in…
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Health Check

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Indian baby whose head swelled to three times its size smiling and laughing a year later (w/ photos)

VANCOUVER DESI A three-year-old girl in New Delhi who was given little chance of survival after her head swelled to three times its normal size…
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Prescription pill bottle containing oxycodone is pictured in a June 20, 2012 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Former U.S. chief of medicine indicted for prescription fraud

IANS Washington  – A U.S. court has indicted a former chief of medicine of illegally running a prescription racket that led to the death of…
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232-teeth tumour gum

Indian teen boy gets 232 teeth removed from “very rare” tumour in his jaw

VANCOUVER DESI A 17-year-old boy in India underwent a seven-hour long operation on Monday to have a whopping 232 teeth removed from a “very rare”…
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courtroom drama

Dos and don’ts for pregnant women while travelling

IANS New Delhi – Expecting mothers with normal pregnancy are not prevented from travelling by airplane, train, four-wheelers, but they need to be cautious, says…
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courtroom drama

A different kind of courtroom drama: Woman gives birth to baby girl in witness room

IANS London – A heavily-pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl in a court in Britain after going into labour in the witness room,…
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HIV epidemic

Number of people with HIV unchanged worldwide over the last two years: UNAIDS

United Nations claims it can stop epidemic by 2030 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually…
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Research fraud

Toronto doctor says it’s time to lock up research miscreants

MARGARET MUNRO VANCOUVER DESI A leading Toronto doctor has reignited debate over research fraud saying doctors and academics who fudge and fabricate data should be…
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split spine malformation

Teenager undergoes rare spine disorder surgery, walks within couple of days

IANS Gurgaon – A 16-year old girl has successfully undergone a complex surgery for a spinal cord disorder at a hospital here, a doctor said…
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A doctor uses a stethoscope on a patient on September 5, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Adam Berry/Getty Images

Roundtable highlights refugee health-care struggles due to government cutbacks

CLARE CLANCY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Every second Saturday, a small clinic in Toronto offers free medical care to anyone who needs it —…
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SFU’s bhangra study needs postmenopausal dancing women

SURREY NOW SURREY — Postmenopausal South Asian women are needed for a study on the impact of bhangra dancing on their health. Researchers at Simon…
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