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Amarjeet Sohi, Edmonton city councillor for Ward 12 Greg Southam/Edmonton Journal

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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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...)

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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...)

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Turban-Esque: Setting of Summer

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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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Hands Against Racism: 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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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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File photo: An Indian Muslim bride, her hands decorated with henna, attends a mass wedding organized by a social service organization in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

Groom dumped by bride-to-be for a wedding guest accuses her of drugging him before ceremony

VANCOUVER DESI A 25-year-old Indian groom who was dumped by his bride-to-be for a wedding guest after he suffered an alleged seizure has accused his…
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Vancouver woman sues hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury for sexual assault

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI A Vancouver woman is claiming the leader of one of B.C.’s largest yoga chains repeatedly sexually assaulted and coerced her over…
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Classical music BC

Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Born in 1997 in Burnaby, BC Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is an upcoming Canadian Indian classical vocalist of the Mewati…
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Gujarat riots

From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote what some felt were scathing bolgs; Modi: A Madari or A Nation Builder? on…
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Punjabi booklet

End Gang Life: How parents can play a role in gang prevention

GEETA REDDY COMBINED SPECIAL FORCES ENFORCEMENT UNIT B.C. SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI It is safe to assume parents only want the best for their children….
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File photo: The Canadian Flag flies over the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill on the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Flag in Ottawa on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

God keep our land glorious and free: Bill C-51 a timely script to end terrorism on Canadian soil

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI I understand life. It is an ongoing struggle for a safe and peaceful survival. I have lived through the 1947 partition…
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Health Check

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Got extra breast milk? Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU acting as dispensary

Fraser Health is making it easier for moms to donate through new program AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Fraser Health is in need of…
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‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

MARTY KLINKENBERG POSTMEDIA NEWS EDMONTON — Her small wooden casket draped in a white shroud, the first of two siblings to die in a tragic poisoning…
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Alberta deaths

Health Canada issues warning about bedbug control products after Alberta children deaths

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs….
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Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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triplets

U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

EDMONTON JOURNAL A Fort McMurray apartment unit contaminated by a dangerous pesticide that killed an infant and sickened four other children tested clear Tuesday, but…
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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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This Nanimo man refused to accept that severed spinal cord would make walking impossible

JULIE CHADWICK NANAIMO DAILY NEWS The flocks of seagulls overhead make for a familiar sight as one rounds the curves of Cedar Road toward the…
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Merck gives free license allowing cheap versions of its HIV drug for children in poor nations

LINDA A. JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. — Drugmaker Merck & Co. has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to…
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