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OBITUARY – Gurdip Kaur Johal

OBITUARY – Gurdip Kaur Johal

August 26, 1926 – July 10, 2014.
It is with profound sadness that the Johal family announces the passing of Gurdip Kaur Johal in Vancouver, B.C.
Predeceased by her husband in 1997 and son in 2006.
Gurdip is survived by her three grandchildren; Jesica, Jennifer and Justin.
Gurdip will be missed by her Family and friends.
Gurdip was born in [...]

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NRI Man Ordered To Pay Rs 50,000 Monthly Alimony To Wife

NRI Man Ordered To Pay Rs 50,000 Monthly Alimony To Wife

NEW DELHI – An NRI man has been directed by a Delhi court to pay Rs 50,000 per month as maintenance to his wife along with a compensation of Rs five lakh for causing her “mental trauma, economic and physical harassment”.
Metropolitan magistrate Richa Parihar said it was the liability of the man, who is working [...]

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NRI Businessman Siva Defaults On $212 Million Batelco Dues

NRI Businessman Siva Defaults On $212 Million Batelco Dues

C. Sivasankaran, called Siva in business circles, stood guarantee for investments made by Batelco into S Tel in May 2009, whose license was cancelled by the Supreme Court along with 121 other operators in the now infamous 2G scam.
CHENNAI – Maverick NRI businessman, C. Sivasankaran has defaulted $212 million to his bellicose partner Batelco, as [...]

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Humanitarian Funding!

Humanitarian Funding!

Nina Grewal, MP (Fleetwood-Port Kells) announced $5 million in humanitarian assistance to support the efforts of UNICEF in Somalia. The support will improve the health, well-being and protection of children, women and their families. “In light of the continuing humanitarian crisis in Somalia, Canada is answering the call to provide additional help,” said Grewal. “Canada’s [...]

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European Parliament Member Accuses PM Modi Of ‘Racism’

European Parliament Member Accuses PM Modi Of ‘Racism’

According to Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, a Spanish member of the European parliament (MEP),  Modi has a “highly problematic history of racism”, and that following the 2002 Gujarat massacre of Muslims.
LONDON – A Spanish member of the European parliament (MEP) has raised many eyebrows by tabling a written question about Prime Minister Narendra Modi that says [...]

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NDP Says Liberals’ Mismanagement Of Hydro Hammering Businesses

NDP Says Liberals’ Mismanagement Of Hydro Hammering Businesses

SURREY – A new subsidy for B.C.’s pulp mills is an admission that the B.C. Liberals’ mismanagement of BC Hydro is risking jobs and hammering the province’s resource-based industrial employers, say the New Democrats.
New Democrat spokesperson responsible for BC Hydro, Adrian Dix, says the $100 million the Liberals have earmarked for this program does nothing [...]

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Komagata Maru Saga Must Become Part Of Canadian School Curriculum

Komagata Maru Saga Must Become Part Of Canadian School Curriculum

By Balwant Sanghera
Last year, in 2013, our community celebrated the centenary of the Gadar Movement with a great deal of enthusiasm. This year marks the centenary of another major development for our community.  It is the hundredth anniversary of the ill-fated journey of Komagata Maru to Canada. Leased by Hong Kong based businessman Gurdit Singh, [...]

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Komagata Maru Departure Commemorated!

Komagata Maru Departure Commemorated!

The Komagata Maru Heritage Foundation, led by Harbhajan Gill, organized a beautiful evening of speeches and tributes to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the departure of ship from Vancouver shores on July 23rd 1914. The event at Bombay Banquet Hall was also held exactly 100 years from the night the ship departed on Wednesday, [...]

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pic-cap- Narinder Kaur Kalsi was taken off of life support Sunday afternoon after being in critical condition stemming from a

pic-cap- Narinder Kaur Kalsi was taken off of life support Sunday afternoon after being in critical condition stemming from a

domestic dispute the previous weekend. Her husband, Baldev Singh Kalsi, is now facing second-degree murder charges.
Former Surrey Temple President Kalsi’s Wife Dies, Charges Against Him Upgraded To Murder
Charge upgraded to second-degree murder against Baldev Kalsi as his wife Narinder Kaur, who was badly beaten at their Surrey home, was taken off life support Sunday.
SURREY — [...]

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Are You A Desi?

Are You A Desi?

By  Aparna Kulkarni
You might be a desi if, you have a bucket in your bath tub.
You might be a desi if, you use grocery bags as garbage bags.
You might be a desi if, you talk to Americans as if you represent your whole country.
You might be a desi if, you are compelled to visit ever [...]

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