“This is my 6th year at the Surrey Vaisakhi and it is always amazing to see the generosity and spirit of seva celebrated so openly by the South Asian community,” says Constable Charanjit Marjara from the Surrey RCMP Diversity Unit. “This Nagar Kirtan provides an opportunity for everyone, including the Surrey RCMP, to proudly celebrate [...]
NEW DELHI – Defence minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday told his Canadian counterpart Harjit Singh Sajjan that there was “considerable disquiet” in India over a motion passed by the Ontario Assembly recently describing the 1984 massacre of Sikhs as genocide.
Defence ministry sources said Jaitley raised the issue strongly with the Canadian defence minister, emphasising that [...]
ISLAMABAD – If anywhere Khalistan could exist, it would be Pakistan as the historical Sikh empire had its capital in Lahore and Pakistani Punjab, FATA, occupied Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were major part of the empire.
This little known fact is stated in Singapore based author Amardeep Singh’s Journey to explore the Sikh roots. In his [...]
SURREY—NDP leader John Horgan said if his party is elected they will build schools to make sure Surrey students are learning in real classrooms, not portables.
“Surrey is one of the fastest-growing areas in BC. More than 1,000 new students are coming into Surrey schools each year. Christy Clark’s failure to plan for growth has resulted [...]
WASHINGTON – An Indo-American accused of murdering his wife, also from India, in 2015 is to be added on Tuesday to the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted list.
The investigating agency also announced a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel’s arrest.
He is accused of murdering his wife Palak Patel at [...]
WASHINGTON – Popular Indo-American stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj would be the main entertainer at the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents Association, which for the first time in decades would be skipped by a US President.
Minhaj, whose parents come from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, will serve as the entertainer at the event.
“I am thrilled [...]
WASHINGTON – The US has received 37,000 less petitions for the H-1B visas for the 2018 fiscal year, the country’s immigration agency has said amidst a revamp of the visa programme popular among Indian IT firms and professionals.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the federal agency which receives and determines the successful applications [...]
Indo-American Hotelier’s Drug Addict Son Vikra, Chatwal Ordered To Do Community Service In Dog-Torching Incident
NEW YORK – Prominent Indo-American hotelier Vikram Chatwal has been ordered to do five days of community service and barred from owning a pet for five years for trying to set two dogs on fire.
Chatwal, 44, took a plea deal for trying to torch the pair of Jack Russell terriers named Molly and Finnegan outside [...]
The Liberal party said last month it had found 43 indirect political donations worth almost $93,000 that would be returned. Indirect political donations are payments made by an individual on behalf of an organization, which is prohibited. The RCMP is reviewing possible violations of the Elections Act related to indirect political donations and other unspecified [...]
MELBOURNE – Australia on Tuesday abolished a visa program used by over 95,000 temporary foreign workers, majority of them Indians, to tackle the growing unemployment in the country.
The programme known as 457 visa allows business to employ foreign workers for a period up to four years in skilled jobs where there is a shortage of [...]