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Legendary Army Man And Activist Who Fought And Won Against Racism In Canada Passes Away

Legendary Army Man And Activist Who Fought And Won Against Racism In Canada Passes Away

In 1993, Jauhal, a Second World War veteran, was barred from a Legion hall in Newton following a Remembrance Day parade. Both he and his comrades wore turbans. However, after months of negative publicity and calls from the community to change their racist ways, the Royal Canadian Legion was forced to change its entrance policy […]

June 30th, 2016 | Posted in International | Read More »

Legendary Army Man And Activist Who Fought And Won Against Racism In Canada Passes Away

Legendary Army Man And Activist Who Fought And Won Against Racism In Canada Passes Away

In 1993, Jauhal, a Second World War veteran, was barred from a Legion hall in Newton following a Remembrance Day parade. Both he and his comrades wore turbans. However, after months of negative publicity and calls from the community to change their racist ways, the Royal Canadian Legion was forced to change its entrance policy […]

June 30th, 2016 | Posted in International | Read More »

BC Schools’ Tech Initiative Is The Right Code For Future Success

BC Schools’ Tech Initiative Is The Right Code For Future Success

By Aranjit Cheema As young adults graduating into life, one of the biggest challenges we face is where we will end up working – our future careers.  For most of us, these discussions and thoughts begin quite early in high school, and our choices in electives impact our post-secondary choices and job opportunities. This is […]

June 25th, 2016 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

Brampton Schools Add Kabaddi To Their Student Sports Roster

Brampton Schools Add Kabaddi To Their Student Sports Roster

BRAMPTON  – While kabaddi has been a dominant summer sport in the Indo-Canadian community, it is now being implemented in Brampton’s schools and enjoyed by students in Ontario. Peel District School Board Trustee, Harkirat Singh and Brampton City Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon are encouraged to see the youth getting behind this traditional sport. “Though it was […]

June 25th, 2016 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

British Sikhs Call For Mature Political Leadership To Unite A Divided Country After It Votes To Leave EU

British Sikhs Call For Mature Political Leadership To Unite A Divided Country After It Votes To Leave EU

LONDON – Following United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union, what is immediately required in the interests of Britain is economic and political stability to reassure markets, said a press release by the Sikh Federation UK, adding that the financial and housing markets have already seen some large shocks. “Hence we welcome Prime Minister […]

June 25th, 2016 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

Hindus In Pakistan Protest Sale Of Om-Inscribed Shoes

Hindus In Pakistan Protest Sale Of Om-Inscribed Shoes

NEW DELHI – Hindus in Pakistan’s Sindh province are protesting the sale of shoes inscribed with sacred religious symbol ‘Om’ and described the actions of shopkeepers selling them as “unfortunate” and “blasphemous”. The patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC), Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, said that they have lodged protests with the Sindh government and local […]

June 25th, 2016 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

Indo-American Researcher Develops Phone-Based Eye-Tracking System

Indo-American Researcher Develops Phone-Based Eye-Tracking System

NEW YORK – Researchers led by an Indo-American scientist have developed a software that can turn any smartphone into an eye-tracking device, a discovery that can help in psychological experiments and marketing research. In addition to making existing applications of eye-tracking technology more accessible, the system could enable new computer interfaces or help detect signs […]

June 25th, 2016 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

We As A Society Must Fight Against Elder Abuse, Especially In The South Asian Community

We As A Society Must Fight Against Elder Abuse, Especially In The South Asian Community

By Dr. Kala Singh June 15th is Elder Abuse Awareness Day so in this article I will discuss Elder Abuse. Elder Abuse is prevalent in all communities. In our culture sometimes young couples bring their elderly parents from India for baby-sitting, but do not like their advice or interference in their personal life, leading to […]

June 25th, 2016 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

Vancouver’s Muslim And Gay Communities Hold Joint Protest At Trump Tower

Vancouver’s Muslim And Gay Communities Hold Joint Protest At Trump Tower

VANCOUVER – Protesters held hands in front of the Trump tower in Vancouver in opposition to Donald Trump’s assertions that the LGBT community supports his plans regarding Muslims entering the U.S., reported CBC News Dozens of people from Vancouver’s LGBT and Muslim communities held hands in front the city’s Trump International Hotel & Tower to […]

June 25th, 2016 | Posted in Top News | Read More »

Obama Denounces Senate Failure To Pass Gun Control Bills Post Orlando Massacre

Obama Denounces Senate Failure To Pass Gun Control Bills Post Orlando Massacre

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama on Tuesday denounced the Senate’s failure to pass gun control measures in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, saying “the senate has failed the American people”. Obama took to Twitter to say that the Senate failed the American people and that gun violence requires more than […]

June 25th, 2016 | Posted in Top News | Read More »