NEW DELHI – Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was a President like no other. The floppy silvery mop curling on his forehead, the twinkling eyes and the ever smiling visage seemed to radiate boundless infectious energy and positivity. Kalam embodied the new India story, born into a poor Muslim family in Tamil Nadu, he rose [...]
VANCOUVER – With NDP’s prospects rising nationally, they are hoping to take seats like the one in South Vancouver from embattled Conservative MP Wai Young, who got herself into hot water recerntly with her comments about how Jesus would love the party’s Draconian Bill C-51.
So Tom Mulcair’s party this week nominated community activist Amandeep Nijjar [...]
VICTORIA – Down in the polls and getting burned by the summer heat and her rosy LNG job projections under attack, Premier Christy Clark shuffled her cabinet with two significant changes, including appointing a rookie MLA to Education portfolio and moving existing Education Minister Peter Fassbender to a new Community, Sports and Cultural Development but [...]
India Cultural Centre of Canada’s Gurdwara Nanak Niwas has been running a Punjabi school for the past three years. At the conclusion of each school year, students with assistance from their teachers, share with their parents, grandparents and the Gurdwara management their learning experiences. They are presented with Certificates of Participation by the Gurdwara. In [...]
LONDON – A fictional Sikh superman brought to life as a comic book hero — Super Sikh — is winning hearts and minds among young British Sikhs.
A stunning 40 per cent of demand for the US-created comic is now coming from the UK. Orders can be placed direct with the Nostalgia and Comics book shop [...]
DINANAGAR – The global positioning system (GPS) sets recovered from the three terrorists killed here clearly indicates to a Pakistan link in Monday’s terror attack in Punjab’s Dinanagar, sources said on Tuesday.
The terrorists were killed by the special units of the Punjab Police after fierce gunbattle lasting over 11 hours.
Sources in intelligence agencies and Punjab [...]
Tok Herar, a long time resident of Mission, presented the 100 Year Journey Book to Mayor Randy Hawes and to the District of Mission on July 20th. In his brief presentation, Herar proudly spoke about the South Asian population contributions to the area and also on the legacy of Naranajan Grewall, the first politician of [...]
TORONTO – More than 25 days after the chilling murder of an Indo-Canadian man in Ontario, police are yet to recover the body.
Police suspect that the body might have been encased in a concrete slab and dumped or buried on some rural property in Niagara region of southern Ontario.
Shawn Kapadia, a 22-year-old Indo-Canadian youth from [...]
OTTAWA – The Agreement on Social Security between Canada and India comes into force August 1.
This Agreement will enable Canada and India to coordinate pension benefits and contributions for people who have lived or worked in both countries. The Agreement will coordinate the operation of Canada’s Old Age Security and Canada Pension Plan programs with [...]