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Sikh American designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia is featured in a Sikh American PSA. Screengrab/YouTube.

U.S. organization launches first-ever Sikh American PSA featuring Waris Ahluwalia to combat racism (with video)

Sikh American designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia is featured in a Sikh American PSA. Screengrab/YouTube. VANCOUVER DESI An... (more...)

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U.S. allows Sikh, Muslim soldiers to wear turban, scarf so long as there is no interference with ‘military mission’

ARUN KUMAR IANS FILE: US Army Captain Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi poses in Times Square, New York, on September 14, 2010 , wearing... (more...)

A man wearing a kippa sits in front of two women wearing hijabs during discussion about Bill 60, Quebec's Charter of Values at Concordia University in Montreal Thursday November 28, 2013. John Mahoney / THE GAZETTE

Possibility of Quebec’s Charter of Values causes soul-searching

A man wearing a kippa sits in front of two women wearing hijabs during discussion about Bill 60, Quebec’s Charter of... (more...)

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Racism: Cricket Australia apologizes for Monty Panesar lookalikes photo

England spinner Monty Panesar prepares to bowl in the nets on the eve of the second cricket Test match against Australia.... (more...)

Quebec Minister responsible for Democratic Institutions and Active Citizenship Bernard Drainville responds to Opposition questions, Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Official title of Quebec charter of values, to be tabled Thursday, is more than a mouthful

Quebec Minister responsible for Democratic Institutions and Active Citizenship Bernard Drainville responds to Opposition... (more...)

File photo: A Sikh boy ties his turban in Montreal. Dave Sidaway / THE GAZETTE

Former accused gang patriarch gets human rights hearing over confiscation of turban by jailers

File photo: A Sikh boy ties his turban in Montreal. Dave Sidaway / THE GAZETTE KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI The B.C. Supreme... (more...)

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Quebec civil service union supports controversial values charter

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois responds to reporters’ questions Wednesday in Quebec City. Jacques Boissinot , THE CANADIAN... (more...)

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Quebec’s Charter of Values unveiled, taking aim at ‘overt and conspicuous’ religious symbols

The Sikh turban, it’s history and significance, and how to tie it, as shown by Kuljit Singh Saini, at Gurudwara Guru... (more...)

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Highlights of proposed ‘Charter of Quebec Values’

The Sikh turban, it’s history and significance, and how to tie it, at Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar (LaSalle), on Wednesday,... (more...)

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Quebec releases proposed charter restricting religious clothes, symbols in public sector (w/video)

Harshaan Ahluwalis, 2, dribbles a soccer ball during a friendly soccer match in solidarity with young players who wear turbans... (more...)

Coalition Avenir Quebec Leader Francois Legault, flanked by his party members, speaks at a news conference in June. Jacques Boissinot/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Parti Quebecois minorities plan takes a step forward, with partial backing of opposition party

Coalition Avenir Quebec Leader Francois Legault, flanked by his party members, speaks at a news conference in June. Jacques... (more...)

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Sikh doctors in Quebec warn: You’ll lose us with headwear ban

Dr. Sanjeet Singh Saluja, an emergency room physician at the McGill University Health Centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes ANDY... (more...)

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Tipsy British tourist asked to leave church after mistaking it for a disco

CEN AGENCY A tipsy British tourist had to be asked to leave a church in Crete where he started dancing after local kids told him…
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Frustrated Port of Metro Vancouver truckers want government to push companies to comply with action plan

THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Drivers servicing the country’s largest port urged government on Monday to take swift action against trucking companies, which they say…
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B.C. Securities Commission finds Vancouver woman who ran a Ponzi scheme committed $100 million fraud

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI VANCOUVER – A B.C. Securities Commission panel has found that a Vancouver woman and two companies she controlled committed a $100-million fraud….
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Canada balks at returning Indian statue of a woman believed stolen from Khajuraho temple

DOUGLAS QUAN POSTMEDIA NEWS  India is trying to repatriate a “voluptuous” 12th-century statue of a woman with a parrot on her bare shoulder that somehow…
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Will Israeli and Palestinian children ever find peace?

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI The Israeli-Palestine conflict has been an ongoing struggle that began around the mid-20th Century. BBC UK has reported in the past…
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TASTE INDIA: Recipe for Lamb and Blueberry Rogan Josh

BC BLUEBERRY COUNCIL It’s blueberry season in B.C. again, and this year we’re expecting one of our province’s most bountiful crops yet. So heat things up…
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A Decision: How my dad’s story is Canada’s story

HARMAN PANDHER VANCOUVER DESI “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao-tzu Two years ago this past Canada Day, my…
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In this Aug. 24, 2013 file photo, photojournalists, with black bands around their mouth, participate in a protest against the gang rape of a female photojournalist in Mumbai, in Gauhati, India. AP Photo/Anupam Nath

It’s time for India to step-up

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI Life of a woman… A daughter, a wife, a mother and a widow. Each stage is directly entwined to a male,…
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Dos and don’ts for pregnant women while travelling

IANS New Delhi – Expecting mothers with normal pregnancy are not prevented from travelling by airplane, train, four-wheelers, but they need to be cautious, says…
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A different kind of courtroom drama: Woman gives birth to baby girl in witness room

IANS London – A heavily-pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl in a court in Britain after going into labour in the witness room,…
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Number of people with HIV unchanged worldwide over the last two years: UNAIDS

United Nations claims it can stop epidemic by 2030 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually…
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Research fraud

Toronto doctor says it’s time to lock up research miscreants

MARGARET MUNRO VANCOUVER DESI A leading Toronto doctor has reignited debate over research fraud saying doctors and academics who fudge and fabricate data should be…
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Teenager undergoes rare spine disorder surgery, walks within couple of days

IANS Gurgaon – A 16-year old girl has successfully undergone a complex surgery for a spinal cord disorder at a hospital here, a doctor said…
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Roundtable highlights refugee health-care struggles due to government cutbacks

CLARE CLANCY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Every second Saturday, a small clinic in Toronto offers free medical care to anyone who needs it —…
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SFU’s bhangra study needs postmenopausal dancing women

SURREY NOW SURREY — Postmenopausal South Asian women are needed for a study on the impact of bhangra dancing on their health. Researchers at Simon…
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Disabled nine-year-old boy who spent days tethered to a Mumbai bus stop marks new beginning

VANCOUVER DESI This weekend marked a new beginning for the nine-year-old deaf and mute boy who made headlines across the globe after photos of him…
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Neymar coming to Kerala for ayurveda treatment?

IANS Thiruvananthapuram – TV channels in Kerala Tuesday went berserk, saying injured Brazilian footballer Neymar was likely to come to the state to undergo ayurveda…
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A hospital in Indian city of Pune celebrates the birth of every girl child by distributing sweets to the locals and offering free deliveries and care. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

Revolutionary Indian hospital celebrates birth of every girl child with free deliveries, post-delivery care and sweets

QUAID NAJMI IANS  Pune – The peace in Pune’s Hadapsar area was suddenly shattered by a man banging away at a steel plate with a…
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