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Marking Komagata Maru Anniversary

Marking Komagata Maru Anniversary

Candle light vigil was held on May 23rd, the 102nd Anniversary of Komagata Maru’s arrival in Vancouver. President of the Komagata Maru Heritage Foundation Harbhajan S. Gill Thanked the Prime Minister for living up to his Promise that was given to the South Asian Community. Speakers shared the struggles and  determinations of our pioneers that [...]

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US Based Sikh Leaders Condemn Attack On Controversial Sikh Preacher Dhaddrianwale

US Based Sikh Leaders Condemn Attack On Controversial Sikh Preacher Dhaddrianwale

“It is an attack on the Sikh tradition and its ethos. This kind of violence on respectable and revered personalities among Sikhs is reprehensible. Some individuals who have been apprehended by the police have taken responsibility and have said they will continue to attack anyone who challenges their thought process, or criticizes their organization Damdami [...]

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Indo-American Student Gets Scholarship To Study Punjabi In India

Indo-American Student Gets Scholarship To Study Punjabi In India

Born to a Mexican-American mother and Punjabi-Indian father, Sharon Nat grew up learning how to speak, read, and write Punjabi. But her beloved father passed away when Nat was eleven, they moved away from their Indian relatives, and—as her own form of grieving, says Nat—she stopped speaking Punjabi.
SAN TA MONICA – California-based Santa Monica College [...]

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Sikh-American Called Terrorist By Trump Supporter

Sikh-American Called Terrorist By Trump Supporter

A councilman from Hoboken, New Jersey, Ravinder Bhalla sent out an innocent tweet on Thursday morning, on passing a measure to make bike lanes a part of Hoboken’s waterfront. Completely unprovoked and ad hominem, a Twittizen going by the name Robert Dubenezic hit him with a tweet: “How the hell did Hoboken even allow this [...]

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102nd Anniversary Of Komagata Maru’s Arrival In Burrard Inlet Observed

102nd Anniversary Of Komagata Maru’s Arrival In Burrard Inlet Observed

102 years ago Monday a tired group of would-be migrants – all British subjects – sailed into Burrard Inlet. They were met with the fear and hatred of the local populace, at a time when Empire subjects should have been welcomed with open arms.
A population enslaved by an empire; a shipload of would-be pioneers; the [...]

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Online Petition Asks Alberta To Name A School After Popular Deceased MLA Manmeet Bhullar

Online Petition Asks Alberta To Name A School After Popular Deceased MLA Manmeet Bhullar

The online petition is being organized by Calgary Board of Education, asking Calgary residents whether the elementary school from kindergarten to grade 4 — slated to open in 2017 in Martindale (Calgary) — should be named as Manmeet Singh Bhullar School or Martindale School.
CALGARY -  A rare honour is on the cards for a Sikh-Canadian [...]

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Bhangra Superstar Jazzy B. Creates History By Being Inducted Into BC Entertainment Hall Of Fame

Bhangra Superstar Jazzy B. Creates History By Being Inducted Into BC Entertainment Hall Of Fame

Award Winning Journalist R. Paul Dhillon And Punjabi Music Impresario Bobby Nagra Nominated Jazzy B. For This Great Honour!
“This is a great honour for Jazzy who is well deserving but it’s an even bigger honour for the wider South Asian community who have collectively made a great contribution to the arts in BC,” said LINK [...]

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Indo-Canadian From Regina Facing Second-Degree Murder In Wife’s Death

Indo-Canadian From Regina Facing Second-Degree Murder In Wife’s Death

Jagdish Singh Tehara  was arrested and charged with second-degree murder of his wife Sandeep Kaur Tehara, of Regina. Police were called to a home in the 200 block of Upland Drive around 4:23 a.m. on Sunday to check on the welfare of the occupants. When they arrived, they found the victim’s body.
REGINA – Police have [...]

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U.S. Senate Nominates Indo-American Politician As Asian Development Bank Director

U.S. Senate Nominates Indo-American Politician As Asian Development Bank Director

Indo-American politician Swati Dandekar has been nominated by the US Senate to the post of Executive Director to the Asian Development Bank which has ambassadorial rank.
WASHINGTON – Indo-American politician Swati Dandekar has been nominated by the US Senate to the post of Executive Director to the Asian Development Bank which has ambassadorial rank.
The first-ever Indian-American [...]

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Maple Batalia’s Killer’s Friend Found Guilty Of Accessory After The Fact

Maple Batalia’s Killer’s Friend Found Guilty Of Accessory After The Fact

Maple Batalia was just 19 years old when she was murdered in the parkade of the Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus, where she had been studying to become a doctor, in Sept. 2011.
VANCOUVER – A judge has ruled that Maple Batalia’s killer’s friend Gursimar Bedi is guilty of accessory after the fact in the murder [...]

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