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Longshoremen Donate Generously!

Longshoremen Donate Generously!

The generosity of the local longshore union hit a record high.  ILWU 502, based in Surrey, raised $52,502 for the BC Children’s Hospital this year.  The union serves the ports of Fraser Surrey Docks, Deltaport and Wes-shore coal Terminals.  The fundraising that began just a few years ago has netted over $242,000 for the Hospital.  […]

June 17th, 2017 | Posted in International, Link News, News, South Asian, Top News | Read More »

World’s Migrants Sent Home $445 Billion In 2016, Lifting Millions Out Of Poverty: Report

World’s Migrants Sent Home $445 Billion In 2016, Lifting Millions Out Of Poverty: Report

About 200 million migrants, half of whom are women, sent $445 billion to their families in Asia, Latin America and Africa in 2016, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said. LONDON – Migrants working in rich countries sent home almost half a trillion dollars in 2016, helping to lift families out of poverty by […]

June 17th, 2017 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

US Spelling Bee Champ Ananya Vinay Takes On Funnyman Jimmy Kimmel

US Spelling Bee Champ Ananya Vinay Takes On Funnyman Jimmy Kimmel

The ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ show has a long tradition of inviting the Scripps Spelling Bee champions to compete against Jimmy in a mock competition. LOS ANGELES – US spelling bee champion Ananya Vinay is no stranger to impromptu competitions. Her latest challenge was a face-off against Jimmy Kimmel on his Live show on Friday. The […]

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UN Says US-Led Forces Have Murdered 300 Civilians In Raqqa Since March

UN Says US-Led Forces Have Murdered 300 Civilians In Raqqa Since March

GENEVA – Intensified US-led forces air strikes have killed at least 300 civilians in the Syrian northern city of Raqqa since March, UN war crimes investigators said on Wednesday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group of Kurdish and Arab militias supported by a US-led coalition, began to attack Raqqa a week ago to take […]

June 17th, 2017 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

Shootings Rock Surrey’s Newton Area Forcing School Closure

Shootings Rock Surrey’s Newton Area Forcing School Closure

Shootings in Surrey continued this week with RCMP confirming that that the two shootings earlier this week are believed to be linked, and that the parties involved are likely known to each other. An investigation into two targeted shootings in Surrey caused the temporary closure of J. T. Brown Elementary School Tuesday morning. SURREY – […]

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Surrey High Schools Form Kabaddi League For Old Style Punjabi Tag And Tackle

Surrey High Schools Form Kabaddi League For Old Style Punjabi Tag And Tackle

The traditional Punjabi-Indian sport of Kabaddi involves tagging and getting away or tagging and getting wrestler down and it takes a lot of stamina and physical battle to win points. SURREY – A Surrey high school has adopted a sports league to bring a traditional Punjabi-Indian sport Kabaddi to younger generations in Canada. Kabaddi involves […]

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Sikh-American Called ‘Osama’ In Racist Incident In New York

Sikh-American Called ‘Osama’ In Racist Incident In New York

Simran Jeet Singh, a post-doctoral fellow at NYU’s Center for Religion and Media and a senior religion fellow for advocacy group Sikh Coalition, recalled the encounter in an essay on NBC News. NEW YORK – A Sikh-American scholar at the New York University was allegedly called “Osama” by a teenager, in a fresh incident of […]

June 17th, 2017 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

Inter-Religious Conference Examines “Visions Of The End Times”

Inter-Religious Conference Examines “Visions Of The End Times”

  By Acharya S.P.Dwivedi Majority of the religions of the world prescribe to ‘final days’, ‘last days’ ,’eschaton’ and ‘end time’ and believe that world is destined to have an ultimate climax. The scriptural prophecies vary a lot and self declared Messiah, time to time, comes with dates of ‘doomsday’ also. Those who believe in […]

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Victoria Appoints First Indo-Canadian Police Chief

Victoria Appoints First Indo-Canadian Police Chief

Veteran Victoria constable Del Manak replaces Frank Elsner, who resigned after investigation into inappropriate twitter messages last year. Manak has been acting as head of the force since December 2015, when former chief Elsner stepped aside while investigations were conducted into allegations that he’d sent Twitter messages to the wife of one of his officers. […]

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Cell Phone Companies Banned From Charging Customers For Unlocking Phones

Cell Phone Companies Banned From Charging Customers For Unlocking Phones

As of Dec. 1, cellphone customers can ask their provider to unlock their phones free of charge, the CRTC announced Thursday. At the same time, it said, all newly purchased mobile devices must be provided to customers unlocked. TORONTO – Canadian cell phone companies have been banned from charging customers for unlocking their phones. CRTC […]

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