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THE KASHMIR DIVIDE: The Silence From The Valley Is News Too

THE KASHMIR DIVIDE: The Silence From The Valley Is News Too

By Promod Puri The unrest and protests in the Kashmir Valley over the abrogation of Article 370 have made it insignificant the overwhelming silence and calm in Ladakh, Kargil, Jammu, Kishtwar, Doda, Rajouri, Poonch, Udhampur and other regions of the vast state of Jammu and Kashmir. The tranquil scene in these regions has a message […]

September 16th, 2019 | Posted in International, Link Columnist, Top News | Read More »

Trouble For Congress CM Kamal Nath As Home Ministry Wants 1984 Massacre Of Sikhs Case Reopened

Trouble For Congress CM Kamal Nath As Home Ministry Wants 1984 Massacre Of Sikhs Case Reopened

NEW DELHI – A case linked to the 1984 massacre of Sikhs, where witnesses alleged the involvement of senior Congress leader Kamal Nath, will be re-opened again following orders from the Union home ministry. Kamal Nath has denied having a role in the riots and was given the benefit of the doubt by the commission […]

September 16th, 2019 | Posted in International, South Asian, Top News | Read More »

Indo-British Man Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash

Indo-British Man Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash

LONDON – A man has been arrested after a 29-year-old Indian-origin Briton was killed in a suspected hit-and-run crash. Rajesh Chand was pronounced dead after being found with serious head injuries on Soho Road in Handsworth, Birmingham, on Saturday, the BBC reported. West Midlands Police said on Sunday that he was struck by a car […]

September 16th, 2019 | Posted in International, Top News | Read More »

Indo-British Executive Jailed 22 Months After Admitting To Domestic Abuse

Indo-British Executive Jailed 22 Months After Admitting To Domestic Abuse

LONDON – An Indian-origin finance executive has been jailed for 22 months after admitting to a domestic abuse charge in a UK court. Tarang Katira had pleaded guilty to one charge of controlling or coercive behaviour, contrary to Section 76 of the UK’s Serious Crime Act 2015, and sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court in London […]

September 16th, 2019 | Posted in International, Top News | Read More »

Trump Nominates Indo-American Woman To Federal Judgeship

Trump Nominates Indo-American Woman To Federal Judgeship

If confirmed, Shireen Matthews will be the first Asian Pacific American woman and first Indian-American to serve as an Article III federal judge in the Southern District, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) said. WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has nominated Indian-American Shireen Mathews as a judge of the US District Court for the […]

September 16th, 2019 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

Delta To Bring Motion To Ask BC Transportation Board To Scrap Ridesharing Rules

Delta To Bring Motion To Ask BC Transportation Board To Scrap Ridesharing Rules

DELTA – Delta council like Surrey are backing taxi drivers in an attempt to ward off the incoming of the ride-sharing apps. They will hear a motion on Monday asking the city to request that the Passenger Transportation Board scrap its ride-hailing regulations. A motion introduced by Coun. Lois Jackson is asking the board to […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Business, International, Lead Story, Link News, News, South Asian, Top News | Read More »

Surrey Mayor Promises Taxi Drivers He Won’t Issue Licenses To Operate In Surrey

Surrey Mayor Promises Taxi Drivers He Won’t Issue Licenses To Operate In Surrey

SURREY — Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum is promising taxi-drivers that ride-hailing will not be coming to his city cause he won’t grant them business licenses despite the fact that it is not his jurisdiction. McCallum told a room packed with taxi drivers that he will do everything he can to prevent ride-hailing companies like Uber […]

September 11th, 2019 | Posted in Link News, News, South Asian, Top News | Read More »

Trudeau To Call Election Wednesday Morning

Trudeau To Call Election Wednesday Morning

OTTAWA – Prime Minster Justin Trudeau is expected to call the 2019 federal election tomorrow morning, plunging Canadians into the October 19 election. He’s to visit Rideau Hall at 10 a.m. local time to ask Gov. Gen. Julie Payette to dissolve Parliament. By law, voting day is set for Oct. 21, but the prime minister […]

September 10th, 2019 | Posted in International, Link News, News, South Asian, Top News | Read More »

Malayalis in Germany Hold Silent Protest After Told To Remove Beef From Menu At Indian Festival

Malayalis in Germany Hold Silent Protest After Told To Remove Beef From Menu At Indian Festival

The incident happened during the Indien Fest organised by the Consulate General of India in Frankfurt on August 31. According to the Kerala Samajam Frankfurt (KSF) Facebook page, Indian organisations participating in the fest were asked to serve delicacies from their state, with the only restriction being alcohol. FRANKFURT – A Malayali cultural organisation staged […]

September 10th, 2019 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

Lyft Facing Lawsuit From 14 Women who Say The Company Not Addressing “Sexual Predator Crisis” Among Drivers

Lyft Facing Lawsuit From 14 Women who Say The Company Not Addressing “Sexual Predator Crisis” Among Drivers

SAN FRANCISCO – Fourteen victims of sexual assault have filed a lawsuit against Lyft accusing the company of failing to respond adequately to what they call a “sexual predator crisis” among drivers on its platform. “Complaints to Lyft by female customers who have been attacked by Lyft drivers, combined with subsequent criminal investigations by law […]

September 10th, 2019 | Posted in Top News | Read More »