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Sikh Academy Hosts Lower Mainland East Regional Debate Tournament

Sikh Academy Hosts Lower Mainland East Regional Debate Tournament

SURREY – The Sikh Academy playedhost to the Lower Mainland EastRegional Debate Tournament onFebruary 1 with 30 teams from 8schools and over 150 participants. Theevent was hosted by debate coach andboard member Frankie Cena.Debaters from the region, consisting ofAbbotsford, Langley, North Delta, andSurrey, gathered to debate whether weas a society “have lost our right to […]

February 22nd, 2014 | Posted in News, Top News | Read More »

British Sikh Girl Grows Beard Due To Medical Conditon

British Sikh Girl Grows Beard Due To Medical Conditon

LONDON – An British Sikh girl, whohas been suffering from a rare conditioncausing excessive hair development onher face and body, has decided to stopcutting her hair after being baptized as aSikh.A beard first started to appear onHarnaam Kaur’s face when she was just11 years old due to a medical conditioncalled polycystic ovary syndrome, theDaily Mail […]

February 22nd, 2014 | Posted in News, Top News | Read More »

South Asian Films At Vancouver International Women In Film Festival

South Asian Films At Vancouver International Women In Film Festival

The LINK is giving away two pairs of tickets to the feature, Noor,and for the short films program that includes Vancouver-basedfilmmaker Meghna Halder’s film Newcomers Swim. They’re bothscreening on Friday, March 7, and 4:30 and 6 pm. Please write usa short review of your favourite film and email it to us at editor@thelinkpaper.ca. VANCOUVER – […]

February 22nd, 2014 | Posted in News, Top News | Read More »

Remembering My Pa – Dr Trilochan Singh

Remembering My Pa – Dr Trilochan Singh

A decade Passed !Still your siprit I feel around,In thy sublime deeds, thy piouslife,I often cherish the glimpses ofa seer in thee,Who Always help the needy likea true religionist,Your deeds are still alive in thyprogeny,The oddities, when are pennedby the hollow ones,I feel exasperated & warn,“Beware of the Cowards”I wish the Cowards to learn tolive, […]

February 22nd, 2014 | Posted in News, Top News | Read More »

Rajiv Gandhi’s Killers To Walk Free After Death Sentence Commuted

Rajiv Gandhi’s Killers To Walk Free After Death Sentence Commuted

While Sikh Prisoners Still Suffer Despite Serving Full Sentences! While the Tamil Nadu governmenthad okayed the release ofthe Rajiv Gandhi’s killers, butthey cannot immediately walkfree, the Supreme Court onThursday said, acting on theCentre’s petition seeking a stay onchief minister J Jayalalithaa’sdecision to release them. CHENNAI – The killers of formerprime minister RajivGandhi will soon walk […]

February 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Link News, News | Read More »

Missing Indo-American Student Found Dead In US

Missing Indo-American Student Found Dead In US

CHICAGO – A 19-year-oldIndo-American student of theSouthern Illinois University,who had gone missing lastweek, has been found dead.The body of Pravin MVarughese was found onTuesday in a wooded area inCarbondale, Illinois, policesaid.Authorities do not suspectany foul play wasinvolved inVarughese’s deathbut the cause of hisdeath is yet to beascertained, ChicagoSun-Times reported.Varughese, originallyfrom Morton Grove, was lastseen at […]

February 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Link News, News | Read More »

Sikh Community’s One Billion Rising Initiative Serves 22 Shelters Across Canada

Sikh Community’s One Billion Rising Initiative Serves 22 Shelters Across Canada

OTTAWA – The World SikhOrganization of Canada joined with Sikhcommunities across Canada on February14 to take part in the One Billion Risingmovement by providing care packages,treats and baked goods to over 800women in 22 women’s shelters inVancouver, Calgary, Toronto andMontreal. Each package was accompaniedby Valentine’s cards prepared bySikh children and students from localKhalsa schools and […]

February 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Link News, News | Read More »

Five Members Of A Family Who Killed Mother And Daughter Get Life Sentences

Five Members Of A Family Who Killed Mother And Daughter Get Life Sentences

OPAR – The district court awardedlife sentence to five members of afamily for the murder of a woman andher daughter.The convicts are Lalit, the husband ofdeceased Manisha, his brother Vikas,their parents Bimal Kumar and BrijBala and Vikas’s wife Kavita.Manisha and her one-year-old daughterDivanshi were found dead on June5, 2009 at their house in Ropar.

February 22nd, 2014 | Posted in News, Punjab Link | Read More »

Senior Akali Leader Dhindsa Among SAD’s Six candidates For LS Poll

Senior Akali Leader Dhindsa Among SAD’s Six candidates For LS Poll

CHANDIGARH – Senior Akali leaderSukhdev Singh Dhindsa is among theShiromani Akali Dal’s six candidatesannounced this week for the forthcomingLok Sabha elections.Sitting MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal hasbeen re-nominated from Bathinda, whileDhindsa has been fielded from Sangruragain. Prem Singh Chandumajra, who wasfielded from Patiala last time, has beenshifted to Anandpur Sahib this time.Pawan Kumar Tinoo has been […]

February 22nd, 2014 | Posted in News, Punjab Link | Read More »

Pesticide Victims!

Pesticide Victims!

Joginder Kaur(60), who haslost her husbandand younger sonto pesticidesused in thefields, praysevery day thather only survivingson does notdie before her.With no land oftheir own, sheand her son workas farm handsand spray pesticidesto makeboth ends meet. Her husband and younger son also had the same job:spraying pesticides for years. Women display pictures of their deceasedfamily members […]

February 22nd, 2014 | Posted in News, Punjab Link | Read More »