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UK India attack-racism

Drunk British woman who attacked Sikh cabbie, tore off his turban and set it on fire was let off with a warning

A Sikh cabbie was attacked by a group of five drunk women for refusing a free ride. Google Maps IANS London – Police... (more...)

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Sikh U.S. army turban and hair-religion

Sikh student wants to join U.S. Army program but rules would force him to cut hair, remove turban

This undated photo provided by the American Civil Liberties Union shows Iknoor Singh, a student at Hofstra University. Singh,... (more...)

Seat

Turban-Esque: Perfect for a long drive

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Turban-Esque: Bow Tie is a statement

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World basketball body eases headgear ban after religious discrimination claims

India’s sports minister is unhappy with the turban ban by FIBA. File: Moon Tae Jong of South Korea (L) passes a ball... (more...)

Multiculturalism minister

Canada’s multiculturalism minister Tim Uppal runs into racist Canadian

Conservative cabinet minister Tim Uppal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld ASHLEY CSANADY CANADA.COM It’s a naturally ironic... (more...)

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Turban-Esque: Setting of Summer

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An Indian woman and child ride pillion on a motorcycle during a heavy downpour in New Delhi on July 16, 2013.  MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

Helmets made mandatory for Delhi women on motorcycles, Sikhs exempted

An Indian woman and child ride pillion on a motorcycle during a heavy downpour in New Delhi on July 16, 2013. MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty... (more...)

India

Man proudly wears world’s largest turban weighing in at 100 pounds and 645 metres long unwrapped

Avtar Singh Mauni, of Patiala, Punjab, has been adding to his extra large headgear for the past 16 years, which now weighs... (more...)

Sikh-Ontario

Turbaned Sikhs will not be allowed to ride motorbike without a helmet in Ontario

Ontario Premiere Kathleen Wynne says turban-wearing Sikhs will not be allowed to ride motorbikes without helments. File:... (more...)

Video footage from a surveillance camera allegedly shows a pickup truck striking Singh. Submitted photo/The Sikh Coalition.

Sikh group asks Indian PM to take up safety issues of the community abroad after string of hate crimes

Video footage from a surveillance camera allegedly shows a pickup truck striking Singh. Submitted photo/The Sikh Coalition. VANCOUVER... (more...)

basketball

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

India’s sports minister is unhappy with the turban ban by FIBA. File: Moon Tae Jong of South Korea (L) passes a ball... (more...)

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Raise your hand, send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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miss canada

Miss Universe Canada scores big buzz online with outlandish hockey costume (w/ photos)

THE CANADIAN PRESS MIAMI — Chanel Beckenlehner is hoping to take home the crown at the Miss Universe pageant, but win or lose, she’s scored…
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A herd of wild elephants from the nearby Amsung reserve forest roam in a paddy field in search of food, in Hajong Bori village, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Thursday, March 22, 2007. AP Photo/ Anupam Nath

Tourists trampled to death in India after flash of camera sends elephant in ‘mad frenzy’

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian couple has been trampled to death and a tour guide injured after the flash of a camera sent an elephant in…
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shiamak

Bollywood dance guru Shiamak Davar gets Canadian dignitaries grooving with a dance lesson

VANCOUVER DESI A number of Canadian dignitaries got their very own personal dance lesson from the guru of Bollywood dance himself, Shiamak Davar, while attending…
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Blogs

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

Delhi Elections: Bedi Says a Leaders’ Debate is a Tamasha (Circus)! Really?

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Voters of Delhi: Beware of the undemocratic proclivities of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Ms. Kiran Bedi the former…
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Harnoor Gill, a World Youth Ambassador with World Vision, is pictured here manning the World Visiion booth at Sunny View Middle School in Brampton, Ontario. Submitted photo.

Horizon: Help protect families from Ebola with World Vision

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI As many of you might know, I am a part of the organization of World Vision as one of the many…
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A man reads the latest issue of French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo bearing a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed at a French bookseller in Abidjan on January 19, 2015. SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images

The Paris Massacre: Two wrongs don’t make a right

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  Freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media is a right, enshrined in legislation/law,…
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Wrong? Right?

Who is the Next Dr. King?

RAYMON GREWAL VANCOUVER DESI Monday was a great day to remember Martin Luther King Jr, but America still falls short of paying real tribute to…
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Health Check

FILE PHOTO: A nine-year-old Palestinian girl  suffering from scoliosis sits as her mother shows her back x-ray as she is treated by U.S. pediatric orthopedic surgeon Hugh Watts (L) February 18, 2004 at Al-Quds hospital, in Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images

Seven-year-old Scoliosis patient in Western India cured by revolutionary surgery

IANS Mumbai  – A seven-year-old girl in Mumbai suffering from Scoliosis is the first in Western India to successfully undergo a new and revolutionary procedure…
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Desi-weird news

Baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ gets round-the-clock care at Indian hospital (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI A six-day-old baby is being given “round-the-clock” care in an Indian hospital after his mother claimed the boy spontaneously combusted, according to Britain’s…
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Sharon Nordstrom. Submitted photo.

Saskatoon woman snared in alleged fraudulent MS trial held in India

JONATHAN CHARLTON THE STARPHOENIX Sharon Nordstrom feels ashamed for participating in a $38,000 multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment in India that was not all it was…
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Indian scientists design morphine replacement for pain therapy

SAHANA GHOSH IANSKolkata – In a breakthrough that could impact the blurring realms of pain and pleasure, Indian scientists have designed a potential morphine replacement,…
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health check-child care

Researchers advise pregnant women to limit exposure to receipts and plastic

MARGARET MUNRO POSTMEDIA NEWS Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts as the ubiquitous bits of paper…
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Sex show

New Pakistani TV show focuses on sex, a topic once considered taboo in the religiously conservative country

ADIL JAWAD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — In religiously conservative Pakistan, a television call-in advice show is tackling an issue rarely discussed in public:…
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science-early childhood education

The influence of speech on toddlers

IANS New York – Talking to your toddlers could help strengthen their capacities to learn and succeed later in life, a research has revealed. Infants…
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rectum

Vancouver doctors find vial of urine hidden in patient’s rectum (with photos)

TOM BLACKWELL NATIONAL POST Vancouver doctors investigating a patient’s mysterious abdominal complaints were stunned to discover a vial of urine hidden inside his rectum, an…
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anti-ageing medicine

Ibuprofen an anti-ageing medicine?

IANS Washington – A common drug, Ibuprofen, which tackles pain and fever may also hold the key to a longer, healthier life, a study says….
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Ageless skin-beauty-anti-ageing

Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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