Travel

Fast-growing Etihad Airways profit rises to $73M as airline accuses West of protectionism

By Adam Schreck THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates’... (more...)

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Tata Global Beverages’ net profit shrinks by 45.6 percent

Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) — Hit by adverse macroeconomic factors in Russia and Eastern Europe and delays in its operations... (more...)

Fast-growing Etihad Airways profit rises to $73 million as passenger numbers rise further

By Adam Schreck THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates’... (more...)

Facebook users prone to taking financial risks: Study

Melbourne, May 27 (IANS) — Ever wondered how Facebook influences our financial decisions. Well, an Australian research... (more...)

Global stock markets mostly higher with Hong Kong, Wall Street, London closed for holidays

By Joe McDonald THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday on a quiet trading day with Hong... (more...)

New Zealand to re-introduce 10-year passports

Wellington, May 25 (IANS) — New Zealanders are expected to re-start travelling the world on 10-year passports from... (more...)

Japan-Canada trade talks stalled with no meetings in sight

By Mike Blanchfield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Trade talks have stalled between Canada and Japan — one of the... (more...)

Investment policy for overseas Indians tweaked

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) — The union cabinet on Thursday approved certain amendments to the Foreign Direct Investment... (more...)

Indians dominate New Zealand migration influx

Wellington, May 21 (IANS) — Migration in New Zealand rose to a record high in April as more students have arrived from... (more...)

Hong Kong quarterly economic growth tepid as Chinese tourist numbers weaken

By Kelvin Chan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hong Kong’s economy expanded tepidly in the first quarter as exports slumped and... (more...)

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Myanmar’s mysteries worth the wait

EMILY A. KYDD POSTMEDIA NEWS While I was backpacking Southeast Asia in 2005, I followed instruction when Myanmarese social... (more...)

From tycoons to state bosses: a look at key people in China’s fast evolving business world

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — The most successful of China’s entrepreneurs have created some of the world’s... (more...)

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PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists

VANCOUVER DESI Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan. The spiritual…
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‘Stateless’ man argues deportation to India before Court of Appeal

TOM SPEARS OTTAWA CITIZEN Deepan Budlakoti, born and raised in Canada, has no citizenship anywhere. But that doesn’t make him “stateless,” a lawyer for Citizenship…
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Media-savvy Narendra Modi’s one year in photos as India’s prime minister

VANCOUVER DESI Check out photos of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he completes one year in office. Modi is one of India’s most social…
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Desi cop viral video

Video shows a young cop being thrashed by four men for drinking on duty

VANCOUVER DESI A video clip showing a cop being beaten up for drinking on duty in India is going viral, according to newswire Press Trust of…
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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Frequent female blood donors often at risk of iron deficiency: study

SUSAN LAZARUK VANCOUVER DESI In her health care job, Jackie Hannaford is well aware of the need for blood donations and willingly rolls up her…
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Consult a doctor even before you plan a baby

IANS New Delhi – For any married woman planning a baby years later, the right time to consult a doctor is now. Given the stress…
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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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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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