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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 [...]

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Nihang-bhang ties under threat

Nihang-bhang ties under threat

Even warriors have a soft spot: in the case of a section of Nihangs, it is ‘panj pattey’ (five leaves of the cannabis plant).
The self-sacrificing Sikh martial group known as ‘Guru Ki Laadli Fauj’ (guru’s beloved army) has many of its followers who would like to trace the Nihang-bhang association to over three centuries. The [...]

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Elephant rescued from floods dies

Elephant rescued from floods dies

A wild elephant that was rescued last week after travelling hundreds of miles from home has died.
It had been swept away in strong river currents during floods in north-east India before being found in neighbouring Bangladesh.
Locals gave it the name Bangabahadur, meaning Hero of Bengal.
It may have travelled 1,700 km (1,060 miles) but was weakened [...]

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India Independence Day celebrated in BC

India Independence Day celebrated in BC

The 70th Independence Day of India was celebrated with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour by the Indian diaspora and the friends of India on August 15 in Vancouver.
The Acting Consul-General of India, Mr. Amarjit Singh, unfurled the Indian flag at the Consulate. After the singing of the National Anthem, Mr Singh read out excerpts from [...]

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Surrey woman, 68, missing

Surrey woman, 68, missing

Surrey RCMP is re-appealing to the public for assistance in locating a missing female. Maya Kaur SINGH was last seen on August 10 as she left her home for another family’s residence. It wasn’t discovered until August 13 that she didn’t make it to her destination and was reported to police as missing.
Maya SINGH is [...]

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Large number of shipping jobs projected

Large number of shipping jobs projected

Vancouver: Driving past a port in Metro Vancouver, Victoria or Prince Rupert, it might seem as though a large number of jobs are involved in shipping goods throughout North America but a new study from the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table (APGST) casts a new light on the enormous jobs potential over the next ten [...]

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Sajjan concludes Africa trip

Sajjan concludes Africa trip

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan has concluded his visit to Africa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), marking the end of a week-long visit to five countries where he has been meeting with African partners as part of a fact-finding trip to inform Canada’s re-engagement in peace operations.
While in Africa, Sajjan met with representatives [...]

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Tech’s impact on jobs a concern: Poll

Tech’s impact on jobs a concern: Poll

Nearly two-in-three Canadians believe new and developing technologies will eliminate more jobs than they’ll create, but have these predictions already begun to reach fruition?
New public opinion polling data from the Angus Reid Institute finds that when it comes to the impact of technology on the workplace, the future is certainly a source of concern for many.
One-in-five (19%) [...]

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‘Park’ it in Surrey

‘Park’ it in Surrey

Surrey: One of the perks of living in British Columbia is that adventure is always waiting right outside your doorstep. British Columbians fill their summers with jam-packed weekend adventures including barbeques, picnics and the great outdoors.
The “must-be” destination of Summer 2016 is Surrey – offering the most parks per capita than anywhere else in the [...]

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