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South Asian Woman Among Two New Appointments As Provincial Court Judges

South Asian Woman Among Two New Appointments As Provincial Court Judges

VICTORIA – A South Asian woman is among the two appointments as provincial court judges to ensure the judiciary has the resources to continue to provide access to justice. Delaram Jahani and Peter Whyte are the new appointments to fill vacancies created by retirements and are effective Jan. 2, 2018. Judge Jahani received an LLB […]

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New Jersey Governor-Elect Nominates First Sikh-American As State Attorney General

New Jersey Governor-Elect Nominates First Sikh-American As State Attorney General

Gurbir S Grewal has spent most of his legal career in public service and is currently the Bergen County prosecutor. With this nomination, Grewal will become the first Sikh- American state Attorney General in the country. The move has been welcomed by the South Asian Bar Association (SABA). WASHINGTON – New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy […]

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Canadian Actress Shiva Negar Talks Ethnic Actors And Empowering Roles At WFF

Canadian Actress Shiva Negar Talks Ethnic Actors And Empowering Roles At WFF

By Don Fiorvento Shiva Negar was among the Canadian stars to watch at the Whistler International Film Festival. Her latest film “Becoming Burlesque” screened before a full theatre on Saturday night. The role sees Negar playing a young woman from a conservative Muslim family who finds escape and fulfillment in a burlesque dancing community. Negar […]

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Is The Future of Punjabi Language In Danger?

Is The Future of Punjabi Language In Danger?

By Dr. Bikkar Singh Lalli “Mar rahihaimeribhasha, shabdshabd, vakvak.”(Surjit Patar)”. A three part series of reports, appeared in The Tribune, under the heading: ”Disappearing students and teachers of Punjabi in colleges” , gave us a rude shock. “The abysmally low state to which the Punjabi language has fallen into reinforces the pain and anguish most […]

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Pakistan Agencies Rounding Up Activists As Alarming Number Of People Go Missing, Says report

Pakistan Agencies Rounding Up Activists As Alarming Number Of People Go Missing, Says report

Raza Khan, a young civil society activist, “is the latest addition to a long list of those subjected to enforced disappearances”, according to a Dawn commentary. ISLAMABAD – More and more people are being picked up in Pakistan by security agencies “for reasons never disclosed”, a commentary in a Pakistani newspaper said on Wednesday. Raza […]

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NRI Man Commits Suicide In New Zealand On Brother-In-Law’s Wedding Day

NRI Man Commits Suicide In New Zealand On Brother-In-Law’s Wedding Day

Mukhtiar Singh had ended his life by hanging from a tree at Auckland on December 10, the wedding day of his brother-in-law. AUCKLAND – Mukhtiar Singh, 36, of Pakhowal village in Punjab, whose body was recovered from his farm house in Auckland, New Zealand, committed suicide possibly due to a family dispute, his kin indicated […]

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NRI Jailed In Singapore For Hiring Underage Sex Worker And Not Paying Her

NRI Jailed In Singapore For Hiring Underage Sex Worker And Not Paying Her

An Indian-origin man in Singapore was found guilty of having sex with a 14-year-old girl in exchange for cash. SINGAPORE – An NRI student was sentenced to 10 months in jail in Singapore for taking the services of an underage prostitute and not paying her in May last year, a media report said. Hari Kumar […]

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Nikki Haley Says Trump’s Accusers ‘Should Be Heard’

Nikki Haley Says Trump’s Accusers ‘Should Be Heard’

Women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct “should be heard”, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has said. WASHINGTON – Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, is known to not toe the administration’s line when she feels differently, and she has taken a diametrically opposite stand on women who […]

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New York Blast Suspect A Former Limo Driver Who Learnt To Build Bomb From The Internet

New York Blast Suspect A Former Limo Driver Who Learnt To Build Bomb From The Internet

US investigators believe the suspect, Akayed Ullah, was self-radicalised after entering the United States, most likely by watching militant propaganda on the internet. NEW YORK – The Bangladeshi suspect in Monday’s pipe bomb explosion beneath New York’s Times Square is an angry former limousine driver who learned to build a bomb on the internet at […]

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NDP Greets South Asian Media

NDP Greets South Asian Media

NDP government Ministers and Premier John Horgan held a Roundtable discussion with members of the South Asian Media in Surrey last week. Horgan was only there in spirit in the form of being on speaker phone as due to bad weather he couldn’t make it out to Surrey. The growing city South of the Fraser […]

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