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Man gunned down in Burnaby identified as Aladdin Ramadan (w/video)

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Surrey police solving fewer violent crimes

Report obtained by the Now shows RCMP clearance rates are declining in the City of Parks Report shows Surrey police officers... (more...)

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Malala Yousafzai urges young people to start working now to change world

Malala Yousafzai. AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the... (more...)

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Surrey man charged with second-degree murder in father’s death

Tuesday’s homicide in Newton is Metro Vancouver’s third in as many days Surrey RCMP close 60th ave. after reports... (more...)

Video footage from a surveillance camera allegedly shows a pickup truck striking Singh. Submitted photo/The Sikh Coalition.

Sikh group asks Indian PM to take up safety issues of the community abroad after string of hate crimes

Video footage from a surveillance camera allegedly shows a pickup truck striking Singh. Submitted photo/The Sikh Coalition. VANCOUVER... (more...)

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Family of Sikh priest shot by white supremacist is sustained by his lifetime of preaching optimism

Raghuvinder Singh, left, and Jaspreet Singh, right, pose with their mother, Kulwant Kaur, and a photograph of their father,... (more...)

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89 killed in suicide car blast in Afghanistan in one of the deadliest attacks since 2001

Mangled vehicles are pictured at the scene of a suicide attack at a market in Urgun district, Paktika province on July 15,... (more...)

India's Supreme Court stays death penalty of man convicted in rape-murder of four-year-old. PNG Archive

Indian student from university in Kamloops involved in violent crime

Student from India involved in violent crime in Kamloops. PNG Archive TIM PETRUK, KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK THE CANADIAN PRESS KAMLOOPS,... (more...)

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40 Indian construction workers kidnapped in Iraq

In this Tuesday, June 17, 2014 image taken from video uploaded to a pro-militant social media account, which has been authenticated... (more...)

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Pakistan forces repel attack near Karachi airport, days after Taliban siege at busiest airfield

Pakistan rangers take part in a search operation after the firing incident near Karachi airport in Karachi on June 10, 2014.... (more...)

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Made in Munger: A firearms ‘cottage industry’ trusted by criminals

Explosives recovered by Bihar Police from the Maoist-dominant Munger and Jamui districts of Bihar on display in Jamui on... (more...)

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Surrey’s desi community gets “Happy” (w/video)

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI Surrey-based actress and model Mesha Toor got tired of seeing negative news stories associated... (more...)

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Self-compassion leads to positive body image in women

IANS Toronto – Women who accept and tolerate their bodily imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their high body mass index…
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British comedian John Oliver takes aim at Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's U.S. visit on his HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. YouTube/Screengrab.

British comedian John Oliver again covers Indian politics in HBO show, takes aim at Modi’s U.S. visit (w/ video)

VANCOUVER DESI British comedian John Oliver has covered Indian politics yet again on his new HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In this…
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Last remaining family member of Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh dies in Toronto

IANS Chandigarh — The younger sister and last remaining blood relative of revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh has died in Canada, according to relatives in…
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India honours 100-year anniversary of Komagata Maru with commemorative coins

IANS New Delhi — India on Monday released a set of special coins as part of a year-long centenary commemoration of the 1914 Komagata Maru…
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Blogs

Vancouver Desi blogger

Horizon: Because I am a World Changer

HARNOOR GILL VANCOUVER DESI My vision to the world. I am what many would call the outgoing teenager, which seems weird to some, as people…
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Seat

Turban-Esque: Perfect for a long drive

Great semi-casual look for the fall with the blazer and raw denim. The shoes and watch are nice complements adding to the effortless feel of…
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Coconut Confetti Corn

JESSIE LEHAIL, INDIAN INFLUENCE With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to talk turkey and side dishes. Most cooks are loyal to their turkey…
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Addiction

The Importance of A Strong Support Network in Recovering from Addiction

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI Healing from addiction and addictive behaviours is very often seen as a solitary process. The person struggling is viewed as the…
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Health Check

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Self-compassion leads to positive body image in women

IANS Toronto – Women who accept and tolerate their bodily imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their high body mass index…
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Villagers bury woman to cure her after getting ‘shocked’

CEN AGENCY Villagers in India sprung into action after one of their neighbours was suffered a high voltage electric shock – by burying her up…
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Fruits and vegetables linked to mental well-being

IANS London – The more portions of fruits and vegetables you take in a day, the better are your chances of improving mental well-being along…
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Dr. Rohit Joshi, chairman of Aarna Superspecialty Hospital in Gujarat.

Newborn Indian baby has tail – that was his parasitic twin – removed

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian baby born with a 350 grams, 12-cm ‘tail’ on his back has had it removed just five days after birth, according…
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Birth, maternal care

Maternal health in, climate change out: A look at Canada’s changing UN speeches

ALEXANDER PANETTA THE CANADIAN PRESS UNITED NATIONS — A scan of Canadian speeches at the United Nations General Assembly reveals a shift in priorities during…
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‘Angelina Effect’ makes more women test for breast cancer

IANS London – The ‘Angelina Effect’ has more than doubled the genetic counselling and testing for breast cancer risk among British women. The ‘Angelina Effect’…
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New vaccines can change India’s health battles: Melinda Gates

IANS New Delhi – Introduction of four new vaccines in India’s national immunization programme by the new government can bring immense change in the country’s…
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Japan human trials

World’s first lab grown stem cells implanted

IANS Tokyo – Japanese researchers have successfully implanted lab-grown retinal tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) into a woman in her 70s – the…
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Cancer

Cancer that claimed Terry Fox now highly curable, other sarcomas still challenging

SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – At the time Terry Fox was treated for the bone cancer that claimed his leg and eventually led…
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Japan human trials

Lab-generated stem cells set for human trial in Japan

IANS Tokyo – In a major boost to stem cell research, a Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is set to become the first…
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Gene key to slowing ageing process identified

IANS New York – In a major breakthrough, researchers have identified a gene that can slow the ageing process throughout the entire body when activated…
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E-cigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine

IANS New York – Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes as they are popularly called may, in…
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