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Chaggar makes history

Chaggar makes history

Ottawa: Bardish Chaggar, the federal Minister of Small Business and Tourism, has been appointed Leader of the Government in the House of Commons – the first woman in Canadian history to be appointed to that position.
She replaces Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
An announcement from the Prime Minister’s Office said [...]

August 20th, 2016 | Posted in Lead Story | Read More »

‘Sikh blacklist’ shrinks

‘Sikh blacklist’ shrinks

New Delhi: The Indian government’s “Sikh blacklist” that has been in existence since the peak of the Khalistan issue in the 1980s is heading towards being eliminated, according to the Indian Home Ministry.
It is now down to 73 names after another 36 names were removed from it in recent months.
“We have pruned the list in [...]

August 20th, 2016 | Posted in Lead Story | Read More »

Gun violence must end

Gun violence must end

What parents, others need to do
By Balwant Sanghera
“SURREY DRUGS COPS CAP GUN PLAY”
(The Province newspaper, August 9, 2016)
Doesn’t this front-page headline in one of Vancouver’s major daily newspapers take you back to the early 1990s when our South Asian community was losing its young men to drugs, gangs and violence on a fairly regular [...]

August 14th, 2016 | Posted in Lead Story | Read More »

Six nabbed for gunplay plan

Six nabbed for gunplay plan

Were planning to shoot up two Surrey houses
Surrey: Surrey Mounties have nabbed six young South Asian men for allegedly planning to shoot up two houses in the city.
The arrests are part of the police’s continued efforts to fight the epidemic of gun violence, largely related to the drugs trade, that has swept the city in [...]

August 14th, 2016 | Posted in Lead Story | Read More »

New tax hammers deals

New tax hammers deals

In the short term at least, it appears that the B.C. government’s new 15-per-cent tax on foreign home buyers is dampening the market in a hurry. Real estate deals are reportedly collapsing due to not being able to meet the deadline to be exempted from the new levy.
Thousands of deals – up to 4,000 by [...]

August 9th, 2016 | Posted in Lead Story | Read More »

India makes economic leap

India makes economic leap

India has a US$2-trillion economy, and a consumer base totalling 1.3 billion people. It is now Asia’s third-largest economy, and together with China, projected to become one of the world’s two biggest economies in the years to come.
But it suffers from a messy, fractured plethora of indirect taxes, duties, surcharges and cesses which not only [...]

August 9th, 2016 | Posted in Lead Story | Read More »

Doubts about new housing tax

Doubts about new housing tax

Subhed: New measure described as easy to sidestep
Photo 1: A Vancouver home . . . foreign buyers blamed for skyrocketing prices.
Photo 2: BC Premier Christy Clark . . . under pressure to act.

Vancouver: Doubts are already being expressed about how effective the B.C. government’s new 15% tax on foreign buyers of Metro Vancouver [...]

July 30th, 2016 | Posted in Lead Story | Read More »

Bullets continue to fly in Surrey

Bullets continue to fly in Surrey

Subhed: Latest fatality a young man with no criminal links
Photo: Sean Pasha (left) was injured and Jatinder Sandhu (right) killed in the July 23 shooting.

Surrey: The bullets continue to fly in Surrey – and bodies, many of them South Asian, continue to fall.
In the last week alone, there have been two shooting [...]

July 30th, 2016 | Posted in Lead Story | Read More »

Canadian Film-TV Star Sitara Hewit And Bollywood Veteran Gulshan Grover To Star In Writer-Director R. Paul Dhillon’s The Fusion Generation

Canadian Film-TV Star Sitara Hewit And Bollywood Veteran Gulshan Grover To Star In Writer-Director R. Paul Dhillon’s The Fusion Generation

The Fusion Generation also features award-winning actress Balinder Johal (Beeba Boys, Heaven On Earth) along with rising star rapper Thugpun as well as Canadian actors BK Rakhra, Rami Kahlon, Nimet Kanji, Dasundha Kaler, Steve Dhillon, Corinna Rennie, Gelsey Wong, Rahul Singh, Nikki Wallins, Dave Dillon, Rashi Grewal, Chris Walters, Raj Toora, Sangeeta Wylie, Robert Leaf, [...]

July 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Lead Story | Read More »

Canadian Film-TV Star Sitara Hewitt And Bollywood Legend Gulshan Grover To Star In Writer-Director R. Paul Dhillon’s The Fusion Generation

Canadian Film-TV Star Sitara Hewitt And Bollywood Legend Gulshan Grover To Star In Writer-Director R. Paul Dhillon’s The Fusion Generation

The Fusion Generation also features award-winning actress Balinder Johal (Beeba Boys, Heaven On Earth) along with rising star rapper Thugpun as well as Canadian actors BK Rakhra, Nimet Kanji, Dasundha Kaler, Steve Dhillon, Corinna Rennie, Gelsey Wong, Rahul Singh, Nikki Wallins, Dave Dillon, Rashi Grewal, Chris Walters, Raj Toora, Sangeeta Wylie, Robert Leaf, Jagdish Binning [...]

July 18th, 2016 | Posted in Bollywood, Breaking News, Business, Entertainment, International, Lead Story, Link News, Link VIP'S, Movie Reviews, News, Soap Masala, South Asian, Top News | Read More »