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Wife testifies Maninder Gill’s suit was ‘soaked with blood’ prior to shooting outside Surrey’s Guru Nanak temple

JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI Japseet Gill was eating and chatting with other wedding guests when she heard a commotion... (more...)

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Surrey broadcaster Maninder Gill tells court he feared for his life before Sikh wedding shooting

Radio India managing director Maninder Gill is pictured in this handoutp JENNIFER SALTMAN VANCOUVER DESI Radio India managing... (more...)

Malala

Ten men behind Malala Yousafzai shooting get life in prison for attack on the education activist

In this handout photograph released by the Pakistan’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) office on October 9, 2012,... (more...)

Surrey Six

Forum at Surrey gurdwara to address recent shootings and drugs-related violence

‘The gurdwara feels responsible to pro-actively engage with the public in stopping this senseless violence’ Eileen... (more...)

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Court upholds murder conviction of Afghan immigrant who nearly decapitated wife

“He pinned her down on the bed and cut her throat” DIANA MEHTA THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Ontario’s... (more...)

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Pope greets family of Christian Pakistani woman sentenced to death for blasphemy

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday,... (more...)

Bollywood

How was Salman Khan’s medical check-up done in five minutes, asks defence

Bollywood actor Salman Khan, right, sits in a car outside a court in Mumbai, India, Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Press... (more...)

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“He pinned her down on the bed and cut her throat”: Man appeals murder conviction, asks for new trial

Peer Mohammad Khairi’s lawyer is seeking new trial after being found guilty of killing his wife. Mark van Manen/Vancouver... (more...)

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Man convicted of killing baby, grandmother in botched kidnapping plot says his lawyers so bad he’d rather be executed now

In this Nov. 28, 2012, file photo, Raghunandan Yandamuri is escorted from a Montgomery County district court after a preliminary... (more...)

Bollywood actor Salman Khan

Salman Khan was driving killer vehicle, prosecution reiterates

Bollywood actor Salman Khan. AFP/Getty Images IANS Mumbai – The prosecution in the 2002 Salman Khan accident case reiterated... (more...)

PAKISTAN

Former Canadian student brought from Pakistan to NYC to face terrorism charges

Muhanad mahmoud Al Farekh was apprehended in Pakistan, secretly flown to New York, and is accused of being a top operative... (more...)

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s hit-and-run case: Prosecution questions driver’s claim

Bollywood actor Salman Khan. AFP/Getty Images IANS Mumbai – The prosecution in the Salman Khan hit-and-run case made... (more...)

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Convictions upheld for three men who murdered Maple Ridge’s Jassi Sidhu in India

CHERYL CHAN VANCOUVER DESI The Indian Supreme Court has upheld the convictions of three men in the murder of B.C. woman Jassi Sidhu even as…
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DEDAR SAHOTA

Punjab’s Dedar Sihota was B.C.’s first Indo-Canadian teacher

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Dedar S. Sihota When Dedar Sihota emigrated from Punjab to Canada with his family in 1936 at the age of 12,…
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NDP demands 100 new cops for Surrey now

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW SURREY — Federal New Democrats are demanding immediate approval of 100 new police officers for Surrey from the Conservative government. Jinny…
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JAGIR MAHAL

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Jagir Mahal: “My mother died while I was waiting for my ship”

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jagir Mahal “I was born two months after my father left India for Canada. He didn’t see me until I was…
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Blogs

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The Jago!

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Hi lovelies, It’s time again to tackle the “traditions” series of Indian weddings.  I must firstly apologize for taking a long…
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End Gang Life: Problems surrounding gun violence run deeper than skin colour or culture

SGT. LINDSEY HOUGHTON SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Kids are shooting at each other.  The violence these children are engaged in with each other has now…
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You're pretty cool for an Indian girl

You’re pretty cool for a brown girl

You are pretty cool for a “brown” girl. Interesting statement or is it the latest pick up line? This is a statement I have been…
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Manjula's Kitchen-Taste India

Taste India: Gujarati masala khichdi is a delight for the senses

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI When I say khichdi, you must be thinking of the simple sick man’s food. But no, that’s not what I’m talking…
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VANCOUVER WEATHER

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Pioneers

100 year journey

During the Second World War, Jab Singh Sidhoo served in the Canadian Air Force

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jab Sidhoo was only seven years old when, leaving his mother and siblings behind in Punjab, he made the long sea…
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100 year journey

Ishar Singh “Odaroo” Banns was known for his adventurous spirit and activism

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Ishar Singh Banns was among the best known and most intriguing members of the Indo-Canadian community of B.C. In fact, his…
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DEDAR SAHOTA

Punjab’s Dedar Sihota was B.C.’s first Indo-Canadian teacher

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Dedar S. Sihota When Dedar Sihota emigrated from Punjab to Canada with his family in 1936 at the age of 12,…
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JAGIR MAHAL

B.C.’s South Asian pioneer Jagir Mahal: “My mother died while I was waiting for my ship”

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Jagir Mahal “I was born two months after my father left India for Canada. He didn’t see me until I was…
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South Asian in BC

Family eager to share stories of South Asian pioneers with all Canadians

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi will celebrate the Asian Heritage Month with inspirational stories of South Asian pioneers in B.C., in collaboration with 100…
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Health Check

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Obese Canadians should be granted legal protection from discrimination, professor says

SHARON KIRKEY NATIONAL POST With rates of severe obesity quadrupling in Canada, a provocative line of thinking is emerging to give groundbreaking new human rights…
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sex determination

Opposition attacks Indian yoga guru Ramdev’s medicine that promises male child

VANCOUVER DESI Opposition members in India have demanded the ban of a product by yoga guru Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy that promises a male child, Indian newswire…
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Critically ill Indian boy becomes police chief for a day

IANS Jaipur – A 10-year-old boy suffering from chronic kidney disease had one of his wishes fulfilled on Thursday when he was made the police…
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Naked, superhuman paranoids begging police to save them from imaginary mobs? That’s flakka!

CURT ANDERSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — One man ran naked through a Florida neighbourhood, tried to have sex with a tree and…
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