CHANDIGARH – A convoy of Z-plus security, a specially designed seven-seater bus with a hydraulic platform to wave at people and address small gatherings, and a flagoff high on symbolism — by widows of nine farmers who committed suicide. Fashioned on the lines of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s kisan yatra in Uttar Pradesh, the three-day [...]
SURREY – Indo-Canadian businessman Hari Varshney and his wife Madhu have pledged $500,000 to bring world-class Indian scholars to Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.
The Hari and Madhu Varshney Visiting Scholars Program in Indian Studies will enable SFU students to learn from leading Indian academics, who will also share their knowledge of India with the broader [...]
Indo-American Sonal Shah Sought Obama Team’s Help To Fight Charges Of Being A Rightwing Hindu Fundamentalist, Reveals Wikileaks
WASHINGTON – Sonal Shah, the first Indo-American appointed to the presidential transition team of Barack Obama, had written that the “frenzy” ethnic Indian press accused her of Hindu fundamentalism in 2008 to discredit him and having her quit, according to data released by WikiLeaks.
Shah, a top economist who was appointed to then president-elect Obama’s transition [...]
SURREY – It is perhaps one of greatest initiatives Canadian Sikhs have ever undertaken and it is bearing sweet fruit in the form of saving thousands of lives, more than 113,000 to be exact. This figure has been verified by the Sikh Nation group from Canadian Blood Services who receive the blood donated by Sikhs.
They said at least three Letters Rogatory or judicial requests to Canada hovering around a corruption case, a cyber crime and examination of a witness of 1984 massacre of Sikhs involving Congress politician Jagdish Tytler are likely to crop up during the discussion.
NEW DELHI – At least three pending judicial requests, including one relating to [...]
NORTH DELTA – Former Olympian and North Delta community volunteer Ravi Kahlon pledged to “work hard for better opportunities for our kids, and a better future for North Delta families”, as he declared his candidacy for the BC NDP nomination in North Delta Monday.
“As a parent and as coach, I want all North Delta kids [...]
Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has decided to ban airing of Indian content from October 21 at the request of the federal government.
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s media regulatory authority on Wednesday decided to enforce a complete ban on Indian TV and radio content from Friday and warned that the licences of those found guilty of [...]
SHARJAH – Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, giving a speech on Wednesday in the Emirates, urged Muslims to respect the “true message of Islam” and unite against wars in their countries.
The 19-year-old, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 after she had publicly advocated education for girls, urged the [...]
Distributor Chak Samunder Shera-CSS Releasing Proud To Release Lakeeran In Canada!
SURREY – Punjab-based Wonderland Amusement Parks’ debut Lakeeran, a big budget Punjabi film starring Harmon Virk, released Friday. It is a fun-filled romantic drama geared towards the whole family and a real treat for Punjabi film lovers.
The film is currently playing at CINEPLEX SILVERCITY [...]
BC Liberals Name Indo-Canadian Lawyer As Candidate For Surrey-Panorama Amidst Rumblings Among Supporters
Premier Christy Clark made the announcement Wednesday evening during a women’s event in Surrey where lawyer Puneet Sandhar was announced as the party’s candidate for Surrey-Panorama for the May 2017 election. The news did not go down well with a number of prominent BC Liberal supporters who were interested in running in the predominantly Indo-Canadian-South [...]