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Shiamak Davar at the TOIFA Musical Extravaganza at the Pacific Colesium in Vancouver April 4 2013. Gerry Kahrmann/PNG

Bollywood dance guru Shiamak Davar honoured by Governor General of Canada

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B.C. Premier Christy Clark welcomes the inaugural Times of India Film Awards on April 6.

Government fudges on TOIFA gala job claims, say NDP

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Hairstylist Dilshad Pastakia worked with many of Bollywood's biggest stars, including Shah Rukh Khan, when she lived in India. She now lives in North Vancouver, B.C. where she rents a chair at Mira Studios. Jason Payne/PNG

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s hairstylist now trimming locks in North Vancouver

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Bollywood actress Rekha Rana revelling in praise for her breakout role, beauty of B.C. visit (with video)

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Priyanka Chopra’s assistant dies while she performed at film awards in Vancouver

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Times of India Film Awards ‘exceeded expectations,’ says thankful executive

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Anushka Sharma thankful for successes so early in career (with gallery)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Anushka Sharma is one of the industry’s most-in demand actresses for high profile films.... (more...)

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Ranbir Kapoor never expected so much success from Barfi! (with gallery)

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BC Place turned into Bollywood palace for Times of India Film Awards gala ceremony (with video, gallery)

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Bollywood fans get ‘crazy’ for inaugural Times of India Film Awards in Vancouver (with gallery)

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Priyanka Chopra wins Times of India film award for ‘difficult performance’ in ‘Barfi!’ (with gallery)

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York University students condemn ‘blatantly racist flyers’ that surfaced around campus

VANCOUVER DESI York University students condemned “blatantly racist flyers” that surfaced around the university campus and surrounding areas last week. The university has been pulling…
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Seeking balance and well-being: A mind-body approach to depression

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KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI With wedding season in full swing, surely you must be attending at least one Sikh ceremony.  These family and fun oriented…
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Capital Punishment, is that the answer?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Today August 14, 2014 marks the ten year anniversary of the hanging of convicted rapist and murderer Dhananjoy Chatterjee. On May…
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Indian government has a firm plan to eliminate sexual violence against women — build five million new toilets

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Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

VANCOUVER DESI In an unusual surgery, doctors in India removed the skeleton of an unborn baby from its mother’s womb after 36 years, the Press…
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Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in transit on her way to India

ADAM SCHRECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight to the United Arab Emirates capital of…
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Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

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Health Canada issues warnings over use of five foreign sexual enhancement products

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Mumbai man who recently travelled to Nigeria admitted to hospital with Ebola symptoms

VANCOUVER DESI A man in Mumbai who travelled to West Africa last month has voluntarily admitted himself to a local hospital after experiencing Ebola symptoms,…
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Spiritual guru Deepak Chopra leads Guinness World Record meditation attempt (w/ photos)

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Case of abandoned baby with Down syndrome casts light on unregulated surrogacy business

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Nurse unknowingly lived with an electrical wire in her heart since birth

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