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Sikh Samaritan

Sikh Samaritan breaks religious protocol, removes turban to help injured child (with video)

Harman Singh broke religious protocol when he helped save the life of a five-year-old after he was struck by a car while... (more...)

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Super Sikh: “Isn’t it time to see a hero in a turban for a change?”

Super Sikh: The series, which follows an Elvis-loving secret agent named Deep Singh, is described as “adventure and action... (more...)

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Edmonton city councillor Amarjeet Sohi recalls his imprisonment in India in the 1980s

Amarjeet Sohi, Edmonton city councillor for Ward 12 Greg Southam/Edmonton Journal PAULA SIMONS EDMONTON JOURNAL EDMONTON... (more...)

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Sikh MP Tim Uppal becomes unlikely champion of Holocaust remembrance

Minister of State (Multiculturalism) Tim Uppal responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons Friday... (more...)

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New study finds most Americans know nothing about Sikhism

File photo: Sikhs gather in Surrey April 2014 to celebrate Vaisakhi. Nick Procaylo/PNG ARUN KUMAR IANS Washington  —... (more...)

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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 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...)

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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...)

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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...)

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...)

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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...)

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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...)

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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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India’s tallest man spends his days in a cage-like structure posing for photos at an amusement park

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End Gang Life: Dial-a-doper is truly risky business

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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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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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Pioneers

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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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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Canadian pediatricians recommend letting 22-week-old preemies die. Should doctors try to save the tiny newborns?

TOM BLACKWELL POSTMEDIA NEWS Measuring just 10 inches long, Carter Lake should never have made it past his first few desperate hours outside the womb….
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Why lone kidney grows large when other is lost

IANS Washington – Scientists have given an explanation to why in case you end up with just one kidney, the lone organ gets bigger. When…
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South Asian people poor at managing diabetes

IANS London – Limited knowledge of diabetes and the belief that the state of their health is out of their control has led to poor…
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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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