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FILE: Surrey bus driver's nose broken after being punched by a passenger. Jenelle Schneider/PNG

Surrey bus driver’s nose broken after passenger punched him in an unprovoked attack

FILE: Surrey bus driver’s nose broken after being punched by a passenger. Jenelle Schneider/PNG VANCOUVER DESI A bus... (more...)

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Capital punishment

Christian man sentenced to death in blasphemy case that sparked riot in Lahore

Christian man convicted for blasphemy in Pakistan awarded death penalty by court. AP Photo/Nathalie Bardou ZAHEER BABAR THE... (more...)

Darren Wheatly

Violent sex offender missing from Vancouver halfway house

Police are looking for Darren Wheatley, 44, a high-risk sex offender who did not return to his halfway house in Vancouver... (more...)

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Indian court convicts five men for gang raping two women in Mumbai’s Shakti Mills

Five men convicted for gang raping Mumbai photojournalist. Facebook photo ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI —... (more...)

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Death penalty confirmed for 4 men convicted in fatal New Delhi gang rape case

Indian court confirms death penalty for fatal gang rape convicts in December 16 2012 New Delhi case. SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty... (more...)

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Aamir Khan: Hitting a woman shows cowardice (w/video)

IANS Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has come out with a short video on combating violence against women. AFP/Getty Images Mumbai... (more...)

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Hand grenade kills 6 children who found it playing in a field in northwest Pakistan

A hand grenade lies on the ground in Kenya. AP Photo HUSSAIN AFZAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARACHINAR, Pakistan — A hand... (more...)

BALUCHISTAN

Six police officials escorting Spanish cyclist killed as violence surges in Pakistan

ABDUL SATTAR And RIAZ KHAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Abdul Malik Baluch, center, Chief Minister of Baluchistan province talks... (more...)

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White Rock man charged for sexual assault on Metro Vancouver bus

THE CANADIAN PRESS UBC students walk past a sexual assault poster on the Vancouver campus last fall in connection with several... (more...)

Gang Rape

Political brawling over Kolkata teen’s rape shows Indian voters watching police on women’s safety

KATY DAIGLE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gang rape of Indian teen has caused political parties to brawl among themselves. SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty... (more...)

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‘Dead’ Indian woman resurfaces; ‘killer’ husband languishes in jail

A woman thought murdered by husband resurfaces even as the husband is languishing in jail for the ‘killing’.... (more...)

Abuse

Man who assaulted wife more than 200 times over 25 years gets less than 2 years in jail

Statue of Justice at the new Law Courts Building in downtown Vancouver. PNG ARCHIVE KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI A man who... (more...)

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NRI diaspora

Bride dumps addict NRI groom on wedding day

VANCOUVER DESI In Jalandhar, a  city dominated by NRIs, a woman dumped her newly wedded NRI husband after becoming suspicious that he was a drug…
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Religion

British tourist to be deported from Sri Lanka for sporting a Buddha tattoo

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan authorities will deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm,…
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India-Australia

Indian student granted asylum in Australia because he’s gay

IANS Sydney – A gay Indian student, who fled his country to escape his oppressive family and an arranged marriage, has been granted refugee status…
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Desi Dad

Single dad smuggles daughter in suitcase from Morocco to Spain (w/video, photos)

CEN AGENCY A Moroccan dad who tried to smuggle his daughter into Spain by hiding her in a suitcase so that she could have a…
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Blogs

Rolling Dreams: Watched a Book, Read a film

RASIKA POTE VANCOUVERDESI Didn’t get the title of my post? Let’s make it simple for you. I recently watched ‘2 States’ the film directed by…
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Fitness Facts: Power of Zinc

What’s causing you TO sniffle – allergies, a cold or maybe  depression – did you know there’s one supplement that can help with ALL three…
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Coupon Queen: How To Save Money On Your BC Hydro Bill

RUBY BEDI BAINS VANCOUVER DESI The recent 9% BC Hydro rate increase was no April Fools’ prank.  Did it motivate you to find ways to save?…
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Indian Congress Party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi gestures to supporters during a rally in New Delhi on April 6, 2014. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Democracy: A blessing with a touch of curse

SURESH KURL VANCOUVER DESI  It was an irresistible sunny winter morning of 1956. Civics teacher Ras Bihari Johri invited us – the grade eleven students…
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Bollywood film actor Vivek Oberoi, who voices the villain in Hindi, poses with an actor dressed in an original Spiderman costume from Hollywood during the footage screening, trailer and music video launch and press conference for the film 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' in Mumbai on April 18, 2014. STR/AFP/Getty Images

Vivek Oberoi supports Narendra Modi, calls him karma yogi

IANS Mumbai  – Actor Vivek Oberoi has come out in support of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and says he is…
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Gallery: Weird Indian political party names and symbols

VANCOUVER DESI In a country with over 800 million eligible voters, which symbol you vote for is very important. The largest political parties have simple…
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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

KAY JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUMBAI, India — India’s stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has…
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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

VANCOUVER DESI The next selfie you snap could land you in jail – for Indian voters at least. According to Indian news publication the Bangalore…
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Rahul Gandhi

India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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