DR. SAWRAJ SINGH
INTERNATIONALAFFAIRS / EDITORIAL
Many will question this title because ifwe look at history, millions of peoplehave died due to inter-religious fighting.Probably more people have died as aresult of this fighting than due to anyother cause. In spite of this, I will still saythat as a matter of principle, all religionspromote social harmony. All of [...]
DR. SAWRAJ SINGH
VICTORIA – Minister ofAdvanced Education AmrikVirk needs to explain more than$100,000 in irregular paymentsmade on his watch at KwantlenPolytechnic University, say theNew Democrats.“In addition to their disclosedsalaries, at least $100,000 in paymentsto two university executiveswas hidden from publicview in Kwantlen’s financialreports,” said New Democratleader Adrian Dix.Dix and New Democratadvanced education critic DavidEby raised questions in [...]
B.C. Drivers To Prepare For Daylight Savings Time!
SURREY – It’s time again tochange the time and moveclocks forward an hour.The clocks move forward anhour this Saturday night for thestart of Daylight Savings Time,ICBC is asking drivers to makean effort to adapt to the timechange to help reduce theimpact it could have on theirdriving skills.According to [...]
VICTORIA – For those seekingeasy access to unlimitedliquor – booze will be availablefor sale in BC stores early nextyear, according to a governmentannouncement thisweek.British Columbianswill be able to buywine and beer at thesame grocery storewhere they pick uptheir eggs andbread beginning in 2015.The provincial government hasunveiled its plan and it’s goingfor a store-within-a-storemodel. That means [...]
NEW YORK – A US federal judge inWashington has granted a Sikh rightsgroup’s plea to serve summons on IndianPrime Minister Manmohan Singh in a caseof alleged violation ofhuman rights during histenure.The 1965 Hague ServiceConvention allows theprocess of judicial documentsfrom one signatorystate to another without theuse of consular and diplomaticchannels.A Washington federal courthad issued summons againstManmohan [...]
Dr. Manbir Randhawa, who practicesin Vancouver, was awarded theOptometrist of the Year award and Dr.Shainul Waljee, of New Westminster,was the recipient of the YoungOptometrist of the Year award.
VANCOUVER – At its annual conferenceat the end of February, the B.C.Association of Optometrists (BCAO)honoured two Indo-Canadian Doctors ofOptometry for their outstanding contributionto optometry in B.C.Dr. Manbir Randhawa, [...]
SURREY – Jasbir Sandhu, NDP MP forSurrey North, vows to continuedemanding that the federal governmentto take initiative and enter the discussionsabout the replacementof the aging Pattullo Bridge.The announcement comesin response to ongoing discussionsurrounding constructionof a tolled fourlanebridge.“Those who live or work inSurrey are disproportionallytargeted by tolled bridges. Itis not fair,” states Sandhu.The Port Mann Bridge [...]
OTTAWA – When Senator KelvinOgilvie looked for taxpayer-fundedresearch projects that have demonstrablebenefit to the lives of children and youth,he picked seven projects operating withinCanadian universities.Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU)federally funded “Acting Together”Community University Research Alliance(AT-CURA) project was one of them.A small delegation travelled to Ottawalast week to present the highlights of ATCURA’sgang prevention research projectin a [...]
Excessive Drinking May Have Cause His Death!
PHAGWARA – US-based Punjabi rapperAmardeep Singh Basra (36), an NRI whois popularly known as Deep Cold, wasfound dead in mysterious circumstancesat a hotel here Wednesday.Phagwara Superintendent of PoliceGursewak Singh Brar said the body hadbeen sent for a postmortem to PhagwaraCivil Hospital.Brar said Basra was intown to attend the wedding [...]
TORONTO – A South Asian man whodisguised himself in a Muslim woman’sgarment to strangle his estranged wifewas sentenced Wednesday to life inprison with no eligibility for parole for 17years, the Toronto Star reported.Abdul Malik Rustam, 30, donned a facecoveringburka and white wedge heels toget into 21-year-old Shaher BanoShahdady’s Scarborough apartment inJuly 2011, two weeks after [...]