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Punjab Enforcement Director Claims To Uncover ‘Hawala’ Deals Worth Rs 15 Crore

Punjab Enforcement Director Claims To Uncover  ‘Hawala’ Deals Worth Rs 15 Crore

Ludhiana-based cycle parts exporter in trouble!
CHANDIGARH – A Ludhiana-based cycle parts exporter is in trouble with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) detecting Rs 15 crore ‘hawala’ transactions and an export duty drawback scam.
About 40-50 export houses and firms in Punjab, particularly those in Ludhiana and Jalandhar, are under the ED lens for claiming “bogus” duty incentive [...]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Black Diwali For 20 Lakh Elderly, Widows

Black Diwali For 20 Lakh Elderly, Widows

CHANDIGARH – It’s going to be a black Diwali for nearly 20 lakh persons surviving on dole from the government. Despite tall claims of no financial crunch, the state has not cleared dues of old-age pensioners, widows, physically disabled persons and dependent children. The last amount disbursed to them was in April while the state [...]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Badals, BJP Busy Out Of State Elections While Punjab Faces Rs 400 Crore Overdraft

Badals, BJP Busy Out Of State Elections While Punjab Faces Rs 400 Crore Overdraft

CHANDIGARH – With the political leadership in Punjab busy in realpolitik unfolding in neighbouring Haryana, the state’s financial health has been hit yet again. Known for spending much more than it earns, Punjab has exhausted its advance limit of Rs 540 crore and gone into overdraft of over Rs 400 crore.
Bills worth hundreds of crores [...]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Punjab Link | Read More »

Crime Time!

Crime Time!

With crime having become the number one election issue in Surrey, those running in the current civic election are jumping to get on aboard. This week finally Linda Hepner and her Surrey First Team introduced a plan that will cost $21-million over four years. But Hepner’s opponents are calling it out of touch with reality.

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Lead Story | Read More »

BC Premier And Punjab Chief Minister Agree To Set Up Big Annual Vancouver Punjabi Mela

BC Premier And Punjab Chief Minister Agree To Set Up Big Annual Vancouver Punjabi Mela

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and BC Premier Christy Clark agreed to cooperate on a number of key areas for both jurisdictions, including an exchange of cultural troupes of eminent musicians and folk singers from Punjab to participate in the Vancouver Punjabi Mela held every year.
CHADRIGARH – BC Premier Christy Clark announced that the [...]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

Addressing Youth Violence Is An Ongoing Effort By South Asian Community

Addressing Youth Violence Is An Ongoing Effort By South Asian Community

Since its arrival in Canada 125 years ago, the South Asian community, despite so many road blocks, difficulties and challenges has never looked back. Our ancestors here faced multiple problems. However, rather than giving up they moved on. Due their sacrifices and hard work, to-day, the South Asian community numbering almost 1.3 million has become [...]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

Girl Power

Girl Power

Global Girl Power invited community members and other leaders for change who came together for an inspiring afternoon of dialogue on issues women and girls are facing locally and globally in the 21st Century. Two years ago United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl [...]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

Canada Appoints Indo-Canadian As Its New High Commissioner To India

Canada Appoints Indo-Canadian As Its New High Commissioner To India

TORONTO – Canada’s new high commissioner to India Nadir Patel is an Indo-Canadian career public servant, one who was born in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state of Gujarat and speaks Gujarati at home.
Patel is barely 44. His appointment was announced on Friday by foreign affairs minister John Baird and international trade minister Ed Fast.
Patel’s appointment [...]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

Indo-Canadian Couple Identified In Ontario Murder Suicide That Left Three Dead

Indo-Canadian Couple Identified In Ontario Murder Suicide That Left Three Dead

BRAMPTON – Police in the Toronto suburb of Brampton have identified a Indo-Canadian couple among the three people found dead last Sunday morning after an apparent double murder-suicide.
Hashmukhlal Mistry, 61, and Manjulaben Mistry, 57, were discovered along with a yet unidentified 91-year-old man inside a home on Hinchley Wood Grove, near Bovaird Drive East and [...]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

Italian nurse Accused Of Killing Up To 38 Patients Says She Found Them Annoying

Italian nurse Accused Of Killing Up To 38 Patients Says She Found Them Annoying

ROME – Police in Italy are investigating whether a nurse could have killed up to 38 people who have died in hospital in suspicious circumstances.
The nurse, Daniela Poggiali, is accused of injecting one patient with a fatal dose of potassium after the 78-year-old patient, who was admitted to hospital with a routine illness, died unexpectedly.
She [...]

October 21st, 2014 | Posted in Top News | Read More »