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Punjab Congress Chief Amarinder Singh Turns Down Canadian Envoy’s Offer For Meeting

Punjab Congress Chief Amarinder Singh Turns Down Canadian Envoy’s Offer For Meeting

The communication from the Canadian High Commissioner follows Capt Amarinder’s letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to protest the denial of permission to hold rallies in Canada. Reacting sharply, the Member of Parliament referred to the discriminatory approach of the Canadian government in disallowing him to interact with Punjabi Diaspora while the representatives of [...]

May 21st, 2016 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

Baba Hardev Singh’s Widow Savinder To Become The First Woman Head Of Nirankari Sect

Baba Hardev Singh’s Widow Savinder To Become The First Woman Head Of Nirankari Sect

Baba Hardev And His Son-In-Law Died Last Week In Canada Road Accident!
Savinder was offered the ceremonial ‘dupatta’ at the anointment ceremony attended by the 21-member management committee headed by its president JRD Satyarthi. Kaur will lead the sect during tomorrow’s ceremonies to perform the last rites of Baba Hardev Singh and son-in-law Avneet Setya who [...]

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Thanks For The Komagata Maru Apology That Was Long Overdue

Thanks For The Komagata Maru Apology That Was Long Overdue

By Dr. Raghbir Singh Bains
July 1914 was a month of terrible pain, misery, agony, grief and anguish for the South Asian community when 376 passengers of Komagata Maru – Guru Nanak Jahaz were refused to land in British Columbia by the then Government of Canada and not allowed to enter the shores of Canada.
On forced [...]

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The Formal Apology Acknowledges That South Asians Were Not Unequal, Says Former MP Grewal, Who First Raised The Apology Motion In The House

The Formal Apology Acknowledges That South Asians Were Not Unequal, Says Former MP Grewal, Who First Raised The Apology Motion In The House

Of the 376 passengers of the ship 90.4% were Sikhs, 3.2% Hindus, 6.4% Muslims.
SURREY – On Wednesday, former Conservative Member of Parliament Gurmant Grewal put out a press release, saying he felt a sigh of accomplishing a mission since he was the first person to raise the issue of an apology in October 1997 and [...]

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Indo-American Scientist Rakesh K Jain To Get Medal Of Science From President Barack Obama

Indo-American Scientist Rakesh K Jain To Get Medal Of Science From President Barack Obama

WASHINGTON – A 65-year-old Indian American scientist is set to receive the prestigious ‘National Medal of Science’ award from US President Barack Obama.
Rakesh K Jain, a professor of tumour biology at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Harvard Medical School, will receive the award from Obama along with 16 other recipients of the ‘National Medals of [...]

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Indo-American Teen Wins Intel Young Scientist Award

Indo-American Teen Wins Intel Young Scientist Award

WASHINGTON – A 15-year-old Indo-American boy has won the prestigious ‘Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award’ for developing a low-cost electronically-aided knee brace that allows a person with a weakened leg to walk more naturally.
Syamantak Payra, a Texas resident, won the $50,000 award along with 17-year-old Kathy Liu. The award was given by Intel Corporation and [...]

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21-Year-Old Pleads Guilty In The Killing Of An Indo-Canadian Cabbie From Calgary

21-Year-Old Pleads Guilty In The Killing Of An Indo-Canadian Cabbie From Calgary

Amritpal Kharbanda and his passenger 25-year-old Jillian Lavallee died in the crash. Ali Montoya was charged and on Friday pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal negligence causing death in a Calgary courtroom.
CALGARY – A 21-year-old man sobbed in a Calgary courtroom last week after admitting to an impaired driving crash that killed an Indo-Canadian [...]

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Indo-Canadian Wrestler Wins Big At Canadian Wrestling Championships

Indo-Canadian Wrestler Wins Big At Canadian Wrestling Championships

Young Indo-Canadian wrestler Jason Bains dominated the 2016 Asics Cadet/Juvenile Canadian Wrestling Championships at the University of Calgary April 15-17 and came home with a gold medal in the 100kg (220 lbs.) Juvenile Mens freestyle division. This is the third national title for Bains, previously winning gold in 2013 and 2014.
SURREY – Young Indo-Canadian wrestler [...]

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Nurses Burn Effigty Of Comedy Star Kapil Sharma

Nurses Burn Effigty Of Comedy Star Kapil Sharma

The protesters burnt effigies of star comedian Kapil Sharma and blocked the traffic on Majitha Road in Amritsar on Thursday.
AMRITSAR -Continuing with their agitation against television Kapil Sharma for allegedly projecting nurses in a “vulgar” manner on his comedy show, nursing staff from various medical colleges and hospitals staged a protest here on Thursday, and [...]

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WSO Welcomes Komagata Maru Apology And Calls For Inclusion In School Curricula

WSO Welcomes Komagata Maru Apology And Calls For Inclusion In School Curricula

OTTAWA – The World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes Wednesday’s apology by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on behalf of the Government of Canada for the Canadian Government’s decision in 1914 to refuse entry to the Komagata Maru.
The ship, carrying 376 mostly Sikh passengers from Punjab, British India was turned away after two months of being [...]

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