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Shivratri Celebrations!

Shivratri Celebrations!

The devotees at the Vedic Hindu temple in Richmond celebrated Shivratri last week. Among those taking part in the special celebrations for Lord Shiva was Satish Thakur and his Kavita Thakur.

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Sikh Langars Feeding Delicious Meals The The UK Homeless

Sikh Langars Feeding Delicious Meals The The UK Homeless

LONDON – Sikhs in the UK are taking the concept of langar (free meals served in gurdwaras) to the streets of Britain to feed the country’s growing homeless population.
The Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team (SWAT), a relatively new British charity, decided to take the concept of donated produce prepared into vegetarian dishes out of its [...]

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Indo-Canadian Developers Contributed Big To Surrey First’s Campaign War Chest!

Indo-Canadian Developers Contributed Big To Surrey First’s Campaign War Chest!

SURREY – Mayor Linda Hepner and her Surrey First spent $1.18 million in securing every seat on city council, according to recently released campaign disclosure statements.
The expense period covers money spent from Jan. 1 to Nov.15, 2014.
The expense eclipses that of Surrey First’s competitors as both of her official opponents combined only spent about one-third [...]

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Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day

Surrey RCMP officers visited local high schools across the city to raise awareness against bullying in support of Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 25th. Senior officers and those with the detachment’s Youth Unit wore pink in support of the campaign and helped spread the word about the negative impacts of bullying. “The Surrey RCMP [...]

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United Truckers File Suit Against Port Metro Vancouver Seeking Transparency And Accountability

United Truckers File Suit Against Port Metro Vancouver Seeking Transparency And Accountability

VANCOUVER  – The United Truckers Association of BC (UTA) filed a lawsuit Wednesday in federal court against Port Metro Vancouver (PMV), seeking transparency and accountability on the Port’s controversial Terminal Licensing System (TLS).
“When we signed the 14-point Joint Action Plan with the Premier in March of 2014, we had an understanding that a fair and [...]

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UK Indian Fraud Baba Sentenced To 9 Years In Jail

UK Indian Fraud Baba Sentenced To 9 Years In Jail

LONDON – Mohammed Umar Ashrafi, who posed as a spiritual healer with a direct line to Sai Baba, was on Wednesday found guilty of fraud and blackmail, and  sentenced to nine years in jail after a widely-followed trial hailed by rationalists in Britain.
It is the first case of its kind involving a ‘faith healer’ who [...]

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UK To At World War I Event Honour Indian Soldiers

UK To At World War I Event Honour Indian Soldiers

The UK will honour the Indian soldiers who fought alongside their British officers during the World War I with special plaques to be unveiled at a war memorial next month.
The National Memorial Arboretum at Staffordshire in the West Midlands region of England will honour 11 soldiers from undivided India who were awarded the Victoria Cross [...]

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British Army Weighing Plans To Create A Sikh Regiment

British Army Weighing Plans To Create A Sikh Regiment

LONDON – The head of the British Army is looking at proposals to recreate a Sikh regiment, a minister has said.
The Chief of the General Staff is examining the feasibility of a Sikh unit, including the possibility of a reserve company, and it “may well have merit”, Mark Francois told the Commons, reported the Telegraph.
A [...]

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WSO Calls Quebec Judge’s Ban On Hijab Stunningly Wrong

WSO Calls Quebec Judge’s Ban On Hijab Stunningly Wrong

OTTAWA – The World Sikh Organization of Canada is stunned by the refusal of a Quebec judge to hear the case of a hijab-wearing Muslim woman in Montreal.  Judge Eliana Marengo said that the hijab was “inappropriate” because the courtroom is a “secular place”.
WSO President, Dr. Amritpal Singh Shergill said Friday, “the issue of religious [...]

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US H-1B Visa Holders’ Wives Can Now Work As Well

US H-1B Visa Holders’ Wives Can Now Work As Well

WASHINGTON – It’s been a long wait. Come May 26, Ketaki Desai, a marketing professional, will become president of a Pittsburg start-up she has been advising, and sign her own offer letter.
Starting May 26, US immigration will start accepting work permit applications from holders of H4 visas, spouses of those on H-1B visas for highly-skilled [...]

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