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Ismailis atacked Karachi

Pakistan arrests suspected mastermind, gunmen in bus attack that killed 47 Ismailis

Pakistan’s civil society activists protest against an attack by gunmen on a Shiite Ismaili minority bus, in Karachi... (more...)

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Karachi Ismailis

Hundreds attend mass funeral for Ismailis killed in Karachi bus attack

Ambulances transport the coffins of the victims of an attack on Pakistani Shiite Ismaili minority community members to a... (more...)

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Gunmen from self-proclaimed ‘Army of God’ board bus in Karachi, slaughter 45 Ismailis

Pakistani civil society activists carry placards as they shout slogans during a protest against the killing of the Shiite... (more...)

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Another Bangladeshi blogger killed

The body of Bangladeshi blogger and author Ananta Bijoy Das lies wrapped in a white sheet at a hospital in Sylhet, Bangladesh,... (more...)

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“The day my son went to jail, I slept peacefully”, a mother said

Gira Bhatt teaches psychology and is the director of the Acting Together: Community University Research Alliance project... (more...)

Surrey Six

Forum at Surrey gurdwara to address recent shootings and drugs-related violence

‘The gurdwara feels responsible to pro-actively engage with the public in stopping this senseless violence’ Eileen... (more...)

PARENTS-VIOLENCE

Video shows a mom beating school staff after her daughter was stopped from carrying cellphone

A video showing a parent physically assaulting school principal of a renowned Jalandhar school has gone viral on the internet. HINDUSTAN... (more...)

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Video shows a young girl being brutally beaten with a stick, kicked by her father

The girl in this video gets brutal beating from her father. Screenshot/DailyMotion VANCOUVER DESI A viral video of a father... (more...)

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End Gang Life: Problems surrounding gun violence run deeper than skin colour or culture

There have been more than 20 shootings in Surrey and Delta in the past seven weeks. Sgt. Lindsey Houghton, ( left) of the... (more...)

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Pope greets family of Christian Pakistani woman sentenced to death for blasphemy

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday,... (more...)

Indian man attacked by police officer in America

Ex-police officer indicted on federal civil rights charge over alleged beating of Indian grandfather

In this Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 photo released by Chirag Patel, Sureshbhai Patel is shown in a bed at Huntsville Hospital... (more...)

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Afghan mob beats woman to death, burns her body and throws it into the Kabul River

Files: An unidentified man picks through garbage along the Kabul River in Kabul. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Murray Brewster LYNNE... (more...)

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weight-loss

Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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Identical twins’ mark sheets almost as identical and the story of a courageous young achiever

HINDUSTAN TIMES AND VANCOUVER DESI They are identical twins and, interestingly, even their mark sheets look almost the same. Ranchi twins Aporupa and Anorupa Chattopadhyay …
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U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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100 year journey

Apart from the overwhelming cold, Sucha Singh Bagri has fond memories of his first few days in B.C.

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Sucha Singh Bagri arrived in Canada with his father Harnam Singh Bagri on Feb 2, 1935, on the Empress of Russia,…
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Blogs

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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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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CHOPRA ADDICTION AND WELLNESS BLOG: Finding the Mother Within

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Everyone is born from a mother. And, even if individuals are separated from their biological mothers after birth, ideally they receive…
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Sexual abuse allegations against Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar

Two lawsuits have been filed against the famous Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar in British Columbia, Canada. Two former students and employees of Shiamak Davar allege…
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VANCOUVER WEATHER

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Pioneers

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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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100 year journey

Harchet Hari made his way to Vancouver and then Calgary with his grandparents in 1932

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Harchet Hari His mother and father had already successfully settled into a new life in Calgary from their previous one in…
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right to vote

B.C.’s South Asian pioneers kept aside their differences to gain the right to vote

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI “The government took our vote away in 1907. We got the Dominion vote in 1946 but you couldn’t vote in the…
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“I didn’t know anything about her:” Mayo Singh married Bishan Kaur, the girl his parents chose

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Mayo Singh was born in 1888 in a Punjab village called Paldi, a name that would ultimately bring him a measure…
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100 year journey

Gurdev David Singh Aulak’s father came to Canada nine years before the Komagata Maru

SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Gurdev David Singh Aulak was born in Vancouver in 1935, at a time when sawdust was used to heat homes and…
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Health Check

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is looking for new immigrant women to participate in a health study.

New immigrant women sought for B.C. Centre for Disease Control health study

BURNABY NOW The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has put out a call for Greater Vancouver women from India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong…
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weight-loss

Do we need to exercise more or eat less?

JILL BARKER MONTREAL GAZETTE A battle is waging in the scientific journals between several prominent health and fitness experts. In one corner are physicians Aseem Malhotra,…
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The strength of your grip may be a more accurate predictor of your risk of a heart attack or stroke than the standard blood pressure test.
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Why a weak handshake is bad news for your heart

LAURA DONNELLY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH The strength of your handshake could indicate the chance of a futureheart attack, a major study suggests. Researchers found that…
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India-pharma-under scanner

U.S. lawsuit puts generic drug imports from India under scanner

IANS Washington – A U.S. class action lawsuit accusing India’s Ranbaxy of large-scale deception on its generic drug applications puts a question mark on drug…
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