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South Asian Women Sought For Canadian Women Voters Congress Event On May 14

South Asian Women Sought For Canadian Women Voters Congress Event On May 14

RICHMOND – The Canadian Women Voters Congress is holding an event on May 14th from 9am-1pm at Richmond City Hall for a professional development day and seek the participation of ethnic women, especially from the South Asian community.
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from four women with a wealth of knowledge and experience in [...]

May 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

Honours For Chandra!

Honours For Chandra!

Veteran Indo-Canadian media pool photographer, whom veteran journalist and LINK editor R. Paul Dhillon brought into the media field in the early 1990s, was honoured for his work during the launch of LINK founder Promod Puri’s book “Hinduism beyond rituals, customs and traditions” in Surrey last Sunday. Chandra is facing some serious health challenges and [...]

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Fruiticana Front And Centre At Biggest And Busiest Surrey Nagar Kirtan

Fruiticana Front And Centre At Biggest And Busiest Surrey Nagar Kirtan

This year the crowd surpasses all records at the Surrey Vaisakhi Parade last Saturday and Fruiticana stall was one of the busiest, serving Punjab’s traditional and most popular foods like Kadahi-Chawl in the most successful manner. Aside from serving food to many people, many in the crowd came to Fruiticana’s stall to meet the President [...]

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Happy Retirement!

Happy Retirement!

Recently retired teacher and tireless promoter of Punjabi language Deep Singh Sangra was honoured by the staff and students of Queensborough Middle School in New Westminster on April 20. At a school assembly, his former students and colleagues paid a very fitting tribute to Sangra for his dedication and commitment. It was a very emotional [...]

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Subway Franchise King Hardy Grewal Donates $1Million To Concordia University

Subway Franchise King Hardy Grewal Donates $1Million To Concordia University

MONTREAL – Indo-Canadian Subway franchise king Hardeep “Hardy” Singh Grewal, the son of Punjabi sugar-cane farmers, came to Canada from India in 1972 with $7 in his pocket.
Fast-forward 44 years, and the entrepreneur owns 2,100 Subway restaurant franchises in Ontario and the U.S.
Grewal now lives in California, but he stopped by Montreal to revisit his [...]

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Over 25% Of India’s More Than One Billion Population Hit By Drought, Government Says

Over 25% Of India’s More Than One Billion Population Hit By Drought, Government Says

A woman along with her son walks to get water from a communal tube well at Raichi Wadi village, 120km northeast of Mumbai.
NEW DELHI – A staggering 33 crore people, or more than a quarter of the India’s population, are in the grip of drought and consequently face drinking water shortage and agricultural distress, the [...]

May 2nd, 2016 | Posted in International, Top News | Read More »

Indo-American Body Launched To Campaign For Clinton

Indo-American Body Launched To Campaign For Clinton

WASHINGTON – A nationwide grassroots body of Indo-Americans has been launched by Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s campaign to support the former secretary of state, hinting that an Indian-American could also be appointed under her presidency.
The organisation named ‘Indian-Americans for Hillary Clinton’ (IAHC) was launched Monday in a Maryland suburb of Washington by Clinton’s campaign manager [...]

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Many Indo-Americans Join Anti-Deportation Rally In U.S.

Many Indo-Americans Join Anti-Deportation Rally In U.S.

WASHINGTON – A large number of Indo-Americans and people from the South Asian community joined a massive rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Obama Administration’s plans to defer deportation of four million illegal immigrants whose children are U.S. citizens.
The Supreme Court, which is hearing the case, is now split on [...]

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Christy And Kal!

Christy And Kal!

Veteran political man and well known realtor Kal Rangi joined Premier Christy Clark at the massive Surrey Vaisakhi parade festivities to celebrate the birth of the Khalsa.

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China, India Have Huge Diabetes Populations

China, India Have Huge Diabetes Populations

NEW DELHI – Diabetes is rapidly increasing in India with around seven crore cases registered among adults in 2015, whereas the prevalence of the disease increased by 80% among women between 1980 and 2014, the government said.
“As per the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the estimated cases of diabetes in India in the age group of [...]

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