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Punjab Woman Cop Marries Same-Sex Partner In Jalandhar

Punjab Woman Cop Marries Same-Sex Partner In Jalandhar

JALANDHAR – Few days after a same-sex marriage in the city got reported, Manjit Sandhu (44), who tied the knot with her 27-year-old same-sex partner, denied some of the facts that had been circulating in the media, saying “it is intrusion of my privacy.” “I am not a police officer and have not undergone any […]

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Indiana Passes Resolution Hailing Sikhs’ Contributions To America

Indiana Passes Resolution Hailing Sikhs’ Contributions To America

WASHINGTON – The US state of Indiana has unanimously passed a resolution recognising the Sikh community’s “significant contributions” to America. “The Indiana Senate recognises and acknowledges the significant contributions that American Sikhs have made across the United States and to the State of Indiana on the great occasion of Vaisakhi as ‘National Sikh Day’,” said […]

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Sikh Regiment Plan In British Army Dropped Again

Sikh Regiment Plan In British Army Dropped Again

LONDON – First mooted and abandoned over a decade ago, the plan to raise a Sikh regiment in the British army was revived before the 2015 election, considered by the chief of army staff, and has again been dropped, official sources told Hindustan Times. The demand for a Sikh regiment to honour the contribution of […]

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For Indians, America Under Trump Is A Land Of Vanished Opportunity

For Indians, America Under Trump Is A Land Of Vanished Opportunity

NEW YORK – Generations of Indians have admired the United States for almost everything. But many are infuriated and unnerved by what they see as a wave of racist violence under President Donald Trump, souring the United States’ allure. The reaction is not just anger and anxiety. Now, young Indians who have aspired to study, […]

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Trump Nominates Indo-American’s For ‘Intellectual Property Czar’

Trump Nominates Indo-American’s For ‘Intellectual Property Czar’

WASHINGTON – Indo-American Vishal J Amin’s name has been sent by President Donald Trump to the Senate for confirmation as America’s new ‘IP czar’ to coordinate the country’s law-enforcement strategy around copyright, patents and trademarks. If confirmed by the Senate, Amin, who is currently Senior Counsel on House Judiciary Committee, would succeed Daniel Marti in […]

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Despite Rain More Than 400,000 Attend 2017 Surrey Nagar Kirtan

Despite Rain More Than 400,000 Attend 2017 Surrey Nagar Kirtan

NEWTON – Despite wet and cold weather , the biggest Nagar Kirtan Sikh procession in Surrey saw more than 400,000 people turn out to celebrate Vaisakhi. “In excess of 400,000 guests of all cultures and religions came together to celebrate a peaceful, family-oriented day full of performances, live music, and decorative floats,” according to a […]

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Big Fire!

Big Fire!

It took more than 20 firefighters several hours to put out a fire near the Surrey-Delta border Saturday night, according to a witness at the scene. The fire, at a two-storey strip mall at 8362 120th Street in Surrey, happened around 8:45 p.m. Flames were seen shooting out of the roof of the building and […]

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New PICS CEO Honoured!

New PICS CEO Honoured!

New Progressive Inter-cultural  Society (PICS) CEO Satbir Cheema was honoured with an a plaque by the Executive Committee of Khalsa Diwan Society, Ross Street in Vancouver, the Sikhs’ oldest society in North America. Present in the picture from left to right are Sohan Singh Deo, Past President; Harsimran Singh Aujla, Secretary; Kashmir Singh Dhaliwal, Malkit […]

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Avid LINK Reader Takes Issue With Promod Puri’s Article And Says Vaisakhi Is Not A Hindu Festival

Avid LINK Reader Takes Issue With Promod Puri’s Article And Says Vaisakhi Is Not A Hindu Festival

Dear Editor: Avid LINK reader Ashwini Kumar took issue with LINK founder and former publisher Promod Puri’s article on Vaisakhi by stressing that Vaisakhi is not a Hindu festival. Here is what Kumar wrote: I am offering corrections to your article which appeared in the Link newspaper of April 15, 2017: 1) Vaisakhi is NOT […]

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New Poll Says NDP Making Some Gains As We Head To Election On May 9

New Poll Says NDP Making Some Gains As We Head To Election On May 9

According to the poll, with the level of support the NDP currently has, it would likely win 49 seats, just over the mark for a majority government. The Liberals would win 34 seats and the Greens would take four. Taking into account past polling errors, however, the Liberals are still capable of winning a slim […]

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