by Gurminder S. Parihar
I write this column as a family man who has raised my children in Surrey, and as a small business owner who employs several Surrey residents. I like to think that I balance both perspectives when I consider the kind of government I want to see in charge of BC.
Because of my [...]
by Gurminder S. Parihar
Photo: Supreme Court to make landmark ruling
Ottawa: On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in KRJ v. Her Majesty the Queen. (The decision was not yet available to The Link when it went to press).
At issue in this case is whether an absolute ban on using the Internet, imposed as a consequence [...]
Photo 1 caption: The Koh-i-Noor . . . the Indian jewel in the British crown
Photo 2 caption: New British Prime Minister Theresa May . . . urged to not return the Koh-i-Noor to India.
The Sikh Federation (UK) has expressed opposition to any move to return the Koh-i-Noor diamond to India.
The federation recently wrote a [...]
Photo: The three men taken into custody on graft charges
Bathinda: A Joint Director in the state Agriculture Department and two Agriculture Development Officers (ADOs) were arrested today on the charge of extorting Rs 4.5 lakh from six Bathinda- based pesticide dealers.
Joint Director Sarabjit Kandhari and ADOs Gurdial Singh (cash crop) and Vivek Shankar [...]
Photo caption: More tourists are arriving in B.C., report says
VICTORIA: The number of visitors from India to B.C. grew by 11.7 per cent in May this year compared to the same month last year.
That was the second highest increase for May behind Mexico’s 29-per-cent boost. China came in third with a 10.2-per-cent increase.
The latest international [...]
Surrey RCMP is currently on scene at a residence in the Newton area for a report of an assault.
On July 19 at approximately 11:45 a.m., Surrey RCMP received a report of an assault at a residence in the 6600 block of 124A Street. Upon arrival, officers determined that an altercation had occurred between two occupants [...]
Subhed: He died young, but will live forever
Photo caption: Shiv Kumar Batalvi remembered fondly by friends and fans
While the 1960s were the time of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and the Beatles on the international scene, in Punjab and Chandigarh it was the time of the superstar of poetry: the young Shiv Kumar Batalvi (July 23, [...]
Caption Photo 1: Justice Kuldip Singh
Caption Photo 2: Punjab teachers . . . on retirement, they’ll be now able to cash out accumulated leave.
In a significant judgment, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that retired employees of government-aided privately managed schools in Chandigarh are entitled to encashment of their earned leave.
Photo caption: Raninder Singh (centre) leaves with his supporters after answering questions for four hours from financial investigators.
The son of former Punjab Chief Minister and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Capt Amarinder Singh was questioned for four hours earlier this week regarding suspected violations of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) in the UK-based [...]
Legal action mulled over ‘Flying Jatt’
Caption photo 1: Use of Sikh symbol in film disputed
Amritsar: With the makers of the Tiger Shroff-starrer film ‘Flying Jatt’ not taking remedial action despite objections over the use of a Sikh religious symbol, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) is mulling legal action against them.
At a meeting [...]