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Human Trafficking Trial

Human trafficking: African woman promised job at B.C. salon became unpaid maid (w/gallery)

Mumtaz Ladha gets into an elevator to go back into court from an underground parkade while trying to avoid having her photograph... (more...)

In this July 26, 2013 photo, Nidhi Gaur, far left and her fiance Rahul Rai, far right, participate in "So It's Final," a talk show on Shagun TV that features engaged couples in Noida, India. Indians are obsessed with weddings and obsessed with reality television. Now Shagun TV, a new television channel headquartered in a sprawling suburb of India's capital, is hoping it has found a can't-miss idea — merging the two into a 24-hour matrimonial TV station.(AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Non-stop weddings and reality TV? Only in India, as new channel makes its debut

SHIVAN SARNA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  NOIDA, India —Weddings and reality television: Indians are obsessed with both. In this... (more...)

Vigil, monument, commemorate three farm workers killed in Abbotsford van crash

BY IAN AUSTIN VANCOUVER DESI People light candles at a memorial for three female farm workers who where killed when the van... (more...)

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Feminist selfie

Introducing the feminist selfie: Women using social media to challenge oppressive ideologies, researcher says

SADAF AHSAN NATIONAL POST Oh, The Humanities: Part of a series showcasing research at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences this week. Kim…
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Elizabeth Taylor

Divorced BC couple hope to remarry this summer despite woman’s terminal cancer diagnosis

DAN FUMANO VANCOUVER DESI For better and for worse, a lot has happened to Kim and Andrew Hopkins in the years between the first time…
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Bollywood

Filmmakers should learn from Bollywood’s PK, says Chinese daily

IANS Beijing – Indian comedy “PK”, which is running successfully in theatres here , is an example of “how to tell a bright and thought…
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Caitlyn Jenner

Bruce Jenner debuts as woman on Vanity Fair cover

IANS New Delhi – Transgender Olympic champion and reality TV star Bruce Jenner unveiled her new name Caitlyn Jenner in a Vanity Fair cover shoot….
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Blogs

Abbotsford

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

SGT. LINDSEY HOUGHTON SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. released brand new videos in the End Gang Life campaign. …
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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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Indian chef-recipes

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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AppleMark

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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VANCOUVER WEATHER

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Today 06/03 20%
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Cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 18C. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 km/h.
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Tomorrow 06/04 20%
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Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High around 20C. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 km/h.
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Friday 06/05 0%
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Mainly sunny. High 22C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h.

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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pioneers

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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football-100year journey

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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pioneers

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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pioneers

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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Health Check

MAGGI BAN

Indian states order country’s favourite Maggi noodles off shelves after tests show high lead

NIRMALA GEORGE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — Indian shopkeepers withdrew a popular brand of Nestle instant noodles from their shelves Wednesday after tests revealed…
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Elizabeth Taylor

Divorced BC couple hope to remarry this summer despite woman’s terminal cancer diagnosis

DAN FUMANO VANCOUVER DESI For better and for worse, a lot has happened to Kim and Andrew Hopkins in the years between the first time…
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CANCER

Many patients with cancer that spreads to the brain could be spared some radiation, study says

MARILYNN MARCHIONE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO — A major study could change care for many of the hundreds of thousands of people each year who…
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premature babies

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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