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Violent Vancouver muggings

Violent street mugging in Burnaby brings light sentences to two of the perpetrators

A third suspect who has never been arrested held knife to victim’s throat A judge sentenced two men this week for their... (more...)

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PAKISTAN

Pakistani asylum-seekers scrape by in Bangkok, adding to world’s ranks of urban refugees

In this Jan. 18, 2015, photo, Pakistani refugees and asylum-seekers who fled persecution in their homeland worship at an... (more...)

Hazara

Afghan officials say gunmen kidnap 30 members of Hazara ethnic community in country’s south

File: In this Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 photo, Hekmatullah, an Afghan policeman searches the trunk of a car at a check post... (more...)

Gujarat riots

From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote... (more...)

Punjabi booklet

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

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. has released Understanding Youth and Gangs: A Parent Resource in Punjabi. GEETA... (more...)

In this Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 photo, Chapel Hill police officers investigate the scene of three murders near Summerwalk Circle in Chapel Hill, N.C. A man, his wife and her sister, all college students, were shot to death at a quiet condominium complex near the University of North Carolina. AP Photo/The News & Observer, Al Drago

Three Muslims shot and killed near University of North Carolina campus

In this Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 photo, Chapel Hill police officers investigate the scene of three murders near Summerwalk... (more...)

Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer and musician, A R Rahman performs during the music launch of the upcoming Hindi film 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' written and directed by Arif Ali, in Mumbai on June 12, 2014. STR/AFP/Getty Images

Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman urges others to stop violence against religion

Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer and musician, A R Rahman performs during the music launch of the upcoming... (more...)

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Free press under threat as deadly attacks on journalists in Afghanistan rise

n this Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 photo, Afghan journalist Hussain Sirat, 33, an editor at Afghanistanís biggest daily newspaper,... (more...)

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Marital blues make many NRI men dread visiting India (with photos)

Indian wedding band musicians play their musical instruments at an event. NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images ANURAG DEY IANS  Kolkata... (more...)

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Kamloops murder trial begins for man accused of stabbing buddy 73 times

B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops. TIM PETRUK KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A jury trial is under way for a man accused... (more...)

Ujjal Dosanjh, former B.C. premier and Liberal MP at his home in Vancouver. Arlen Redekop / PNG

Honour: In Speaking Truth To Terror

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Not on two many occasions in my life have I made written speeches. But for the occasion... (more...)

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Protests against Charlie Hebdo’s latest Muhammed caricature turn violent in Pakistan, Jordan and Algeria

Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan waves party flag on a protest against the printing of satirical sketches of the Prophet... (more...)

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Hands Against Racism

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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Create a brand-new baby name for $31,000

LAUREN LA ROSE THE CANADIAN PRESS Celebrities may have cornered the market on unconventional baby names like Blue Ivy and North West, but a Swiss…
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Video of Sikh boy being bullied, called ‘terrorist’ on school bus goes viral (w/ video)

VANCOUVER DESI A video of a young Sikh student in the U.S. being bullied and called a “terrorist” by a group of children on a…
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Aliya

Indian family struggles to feed 41-pound baby addicted to curry (w/ video)

VANCOUVER DESI An Indian family is struggling to make ends meet and feed its 10-month-old baby who weighs an “astonishing” 41 pounds – making her…
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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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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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health

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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