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Loblaws Offers $25 Gift Card For Bread Price Fixing But They Owe Customers $150-$200 For The Illegal Scheme

Loblaws Offers $25 Gift Card For Bread Price Fixing But They Owe Customers $150-$200 For The Illegal Scheme

TORONTO – Loblaw Cos Ltd. and its parent company George Weston Ltd., which operates Superstore and other grocery retail outlets, admitted this week to participating in a 14-year price-fixing conspiracy that inflated the cost of bread on the shelves of nearly every major grocery chain in Canada. While the companies acknowledged that what they did […]

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Indo-Canadian Trucker From Calgary Busted With Trying To Bring 21kg Of Cocaine On Same Alberta-US Border Where An Indo-American Couple Nabbed With Smuggling 100kg Of Cocaine

Indo-Canadian Trucker From Calgary Busted With Trying To Bring 21kg Of Cocaine On Same Alberta-US Border Where An Indo-American Couple Nabbed With Smuggling 100kg Of Cocaine

Kuldeep Singh faces four charges after 17 bricks of substance found in closet area of cab. Monday’s seizure was the second significant seizure of suspected cocaine in recent weeks.  On December 2, nearly 100 kg of suspected cocaine was found inside the cab of a commercial vehicle and two California men were arrested and charged. […]

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There Are  17 Million Indian-Origin People Living abroad

There Are  17 Million Indian-Origin People Living abroad

UNITED NATIONS – India has topped the list of people living abroad at 1.7 crore (17 million) with about 50 lakh Indians residing in the Gulf region alone, according to a new UN report. Mexico, Russia, China, Bangladesh, Syria, Pakistan and Ukraine also have large migrant populations living abroad, ranging from 60 lakh to 1.1 […]

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Punjab Police And Indian Courts Collude To Keep The “Torture” Going Despite Absolutely No Evidence Against UK’s Jaggi Johal

Punjab Police And Indian Courts Collude To Keep The “Torture” Going Despite Absolutely No Evidence Against UK’s Jaggi Johal

Sources said the NIA counsel had sought Johal’s remand for 14 days. Raising objections on the request of the NIA counsel, the defence counsel pleaded that the agency or police had only made allegations against his client and they had no evidence of his (Johal) involvement in the crime. MOHALI – The NIA court again […]

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Let’s Not Be Politically Correct When It Comes To Christmas As It’s A Joyous Time Of Celebrations

Let’s Not Be Politically Correct When It Comes To Christmas As It’s A Joyous Time Of Celebrations

By Balwant Sanghera Christmas is a time for families coming to-gether and promoting the message of peace, love and harmony. Recently, I had an opportunity to attend the Christmas concert/celebration at my grandchildren’s elementary school. The children seemed to be very enthusiastic and proud to put on this event for their, parents, grandparents, guestsand schoolofficials. […]

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Poetry Book Review: “Riding The Tide”

Poetry Book Review: “Riding The Tide”

By Promod Puri They say every cloud does have a silver lining. It is natural. It appears along darkest of passing clouds. But Vancouver-based poet laureate Ashok Bhargava himself drew that silver-lining by putting together his latest poetry while he braved through his fight against cancerous clouds hanging over his body and mind. “Riding The […]

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Sleep-Deprivation Similar To Being Drunk, Leads To Memory Lapses

Sleep-Deprivation Similar To Being Drunk, Leads To Memory Lapses

According to a recent study, lack of adequate sleep exerts a similar influence on our brain as drinking too much. Lack of adequate sleep exerts a similar influence on our brain as drinking too much, a study has found. Sleep deprivation disrupts the brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other, leading to mental lapses […]

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Fox Deal Set To Make Disney India’s biggest Broadcaster

Fox Deal Set To Make Disney India’s biggest Broadcaster

In India, the deal means that Murdoch-owned Star India’s businesses, including 49 entertainment channels and 10 sports channels would be absorbed by Disney along with its digital streaming platform Hotstar. NEW DELHI – In a deal that could reshape the entertainment business globally, Walt Disney Co. has agreed to buy Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox […]

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Five Telcos Understated Revenue, Caused Rs 2,578 Crore Loss To Govt: CAG report

Five Telcos Understated Revenue, Caused Rs 2,578 Crore Loss To Govt: CAG report

The CAG audited the basic accounting records and documents of Tata Teleservices and Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra), Quadrant Televentures Ltd, Videocon Telecommunication Ltd, Telenor group and Reliance Jio, for varying periods from 2006-07 to 2014-15. NEW DELHI – The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), in a report released on Tuesday, said non-compliance with licence […]

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Bitcoin Suffers Dramatic Price Plunge In Asia

Bitcoin Suffers Dramatic Price Plunge In Asia

US authorities suspended trading in a popular Bitcoin-related stock, citing concerns about market manipulation. TOKYO – Bitcoin prices plunged about 15% in Asian trade on Wednesday before recouping some of the losses as investors apparently took fright at news that a South Korean exchange had been hacked. The unit, which hit a record $19,500 at […]

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