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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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Mandir to celebrate Janamashtmi

Mandir to celebrate Janamashtmi

The Lakshmi Narayan Mandir at 8321-140 Street in Surrey will be holding the Shri Krishan Janamashtmi Celebration on Thursday, August 25.
Shri Krishan Janamashtmi marks the celebration of the birth of Lord Sri Krishna. He was born to King Vasudeva and Devaki Devi on the eighth day of the dark fortnight, in the month of Sravana. This festival is also known as [...]

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Fancy meeting you here!

Fancy meeting you here!

Former federal Liberal cabinet Minister Herb Dhaliwal, former BC NDP cabinet Minister Moe Sihota, and retired Canadian diplomat Bhupinder S. Liddar, at a reception in Vancouver recently for Federal Fisheries & Oceans Minister Dominic Leblanc.

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The colours of Teeyan

The colours of Teeyan

If it is summer, it is time for festivals of colour – and festivals don’t come any more colourful than Punjabi Teeyan get-togethers, as women don their most colourful clothes to get together and celebrate a fun event.

Teeyan festivals are held all over North America during summer, and are usually well-attended affairs as South Asian [...]

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Toronto student’s detention extended

Toronto student’s detention extended

In a T-shirt emblazoned with a red maple leaf, Tahmid Khan was led to a Bangladeshi court Saturday, where a judge authorized police to continue holding the University of Toronto student in connection with a deadly café attack claimed by ISIS that killed 20 hostages.
The six-day extension comes about one week after Bangladeshi police announced that the 22-year-old [...]

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Job fair a ‘mega’ success

Job fair a ‘mega’ success

Surrey: Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society’s (PICS) signature annual event, 9th Mega Job Fair and Business Expo, became one of the largest job fairs in Metro Vancouver after recording a whopping 4,700 attendees and 102 exhibitors.
Held in the North Surrey Recreation Centre last week, the event witnessed long line-ups as job seekers waited their turn [...]

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Tech mogul jailed one year

Tech mogul jailed one year

Tech mogul jailed one yearGurbaksh Chahal, a Silicon Valley technology mogul who pleaded guilty to assault after police say he punched and kicked his girlfriend 117 times, was sentenced to one year in jail on Friday for violating probation.

Judge Tracie Brown revoked Chahal’s probation and ordered him to spend 12 months in jail for [...]

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The ‘filmi’ song that never was

The ‘filmi’ song that never was

Do you know that Asha Bhosle won the Filmfare Best Singer award of 1974 for a playback song that did not figure in the movie at all?
The award was for ‘Chain se hum ko kabhi aap ne jeene na diyaa’, the last song she sang for composer O P Nayyar which was supposed to be [...]

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‘Anti-India’ slogans net charge for Amnesty

‘Anti-India’ slogans net charge for Amnesty

Police in India have registered a sedition case against Amnesty India after some people allegedly raised “anti-India” slogans at its event.
The rights group said its event in Bangalore on Saturday aimed “to seek justice for human rights violations” in Indian-administered Kashmir.
But a right-wing student group said the event was “anti-national” and filed a complaint on [...]

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India sets terms for Kashmir talks

India sets terms for Kashmir talks

New Delhi: India has laid out the conditions on the basis of which, it clarified, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar has expressed his willingness to travel to Islamabad to hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart.
Interestingly, India also upped the ante by stating that the people in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) are “our own” and that India has [...]

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