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Puri’s Book “Hinduism Beyond Rituals, Customs And Traditions” Launched! SURREY – Veteran journalist and founder of the LINK newspaper Promod Puri is one of the senior-most South Asian journalists and humanists in Canada. Recently he...

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“No arrests. No crime,” Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann said of this year’s parade day. “Three hundred and fifty thousand people participated peacefully in this fantastic family community event.” SURREY — While many are...

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According to an order posted on the council’s website, Ryan Rana admitted he didn’t take the test himself after he was confronted with a discrepancy between a passport photo shown at the exam...

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Well known Punjabi singer Satinder Sartaj received special honours courtesy of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during Vaisakhi celebrations in Ottawa this week. See highlights on page 44. ...

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April 11 Was A Great Day For The Entire South Asian Community And May 18 Will Be An Even Greater Day! By Balwant Sanghera Thanks to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government that a...

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Deputy Calgary Police Chief Sat Parhar is in charge of the Bureau of Specialized Investigations, which is the area responsible for organized crime, intelligence, and anti-corruption. CALGARY – The Indo-Canadian Deputy Chief of Police...

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April 11 Was A Great Day For The Entire South Asian Community And May 18 Will Be An Even Greater Day! By Balwant Sanghera Thanks to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government that a...

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Following a guilty plea by Surrey-based ex-soccer coach Kuldip “Kelly” Singh Mahal in early January in Seattle District court, Mahal was sentenced Tuesday to 7 years in jail for seeking sex with a...

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Indo-Canadian pioneer Jack Uppal has made history posthumously by becoming the first South Asian in history to get a Vancouver city street named after him. See story on page 9. ...

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BC Shovelled $11 Million To The Awards Organizers In 2013! The LINK wrote extensively on this issue and the subsequent election, which brought Clark and the BC Liberals a majority government despite the NDP...

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Following a guilty plea by Surrey-based ex-soccer coach Kuldip “Kelly” Singh Mahal in early January in Seattle District court, Mahal was sentenced Tuesday to 7 years in jail for seeking sex with...

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China, India Have Huge Diabetes Populations »

China, India Have Huge Diabetes Populations NEW DELHI – Diabetes is rapidly increasing in India with around seven crore cases registered among adults in 2015, whereas the prevalence of the disease increased by 80%...

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Indo-British Restaurant Owners Want One-Year Visa For Chefs »

Indo-British Restaurant Owners Want One-Year Visa For Chefs LONDON – Indian restaurant owners across Britain have prepared a 75-page document asking the UK government to introduce one-year visas so they can bring in chefs from the...

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Indian Court Rules Vijay Mallya’s Overseas Assets Be Made Available To Banks »

Indian Court Rules Vijay Mallya’s Overseas Assets Be Made Available To Banks NEW DELHI – Details of Vijay Mallya and his family’s assets should be disclosed to banks seeking loan repayment of more than Rs 9,000 crore from the liquor...

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Socio-Religious And Ethno-Cultural Organizations Must Come Forward To Kick Out The Evils Of Drugs »

Socio-Religious And Ethno-Cultural Organizations Must Come Forward To Kick Out The Evils Of Drugs SURREY – As usual, ‘Vaisakhi-2016’ was celebrated by a huge gathering of the mosaic of Canadians and a flood of turbaned Sikhs in Surrey, BC with full fervor...

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POETOGRAPHY! »

POETOGRAPHY! By Ashok Bhargava ...

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Poll Finds Most British Columbians Want Political Donations From Corporations And Unions Banned »

Poll Finds Most British Columbians Want Political Donations From Corporations And Unions Banned VANCOUVER – An overwhelming majority of BC voters feels corporations and unions have too big of an influence on government policy, according to a new poll. Research from Insights...

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Sajjan Says Military A Solid Path Out Of Gangs For All Youth »

Sajjan Says Military A Solid Path Out Of Gangs For All Youth SURREY – Canada’s Defence Minister, who saw combat as a soldier and investigated gangs as a Vancouver police officer, is urging youth tempted to join gangs linked to...

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Sikh Heritage Celebrations »

Sikh Heritage Celebrations Sikh Heritage Celebrations: The City of Brampton hosted its second annual Sikh Heritage Month reception this week where four outstanding citizens were honoured for their contributions to Brampton and...

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Charges Laid In Murder Of South Asian Man In Saskatoon »

Charges Laid In Murder Of South Asian Man In Saskatoon Wallid Adam Mohamed, 29, was arrested early Sunday morning following the stabbing death of 18-year-old Mohammed Omar in the city’s Sutherland neighbourhood. SASKATOON – A Saskatoon man has been...

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Rising Young Producer Harj Nagra Featured This Week On Spotlight »

Rising Young Producer Harj Nagra Featured This Week On Spotlight SURREY – BabuKishen’s weekly profiles show SPOTLIGHT will feature rising young music producer, vocalist and actor Harj Nagra this week. The show will air on April 30th at...

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Jasdeep Kaur Gill Joins Superior Mortgage »

Jasdeep Kaur Gill Joins Superior Mortgage Ex Banker Jasdeep Kaur Gill, MBA, has joined Superior Mortgage –Vancouver.  “We are pleased to announce that Mrs Jasdeep Kaur Gill has joined our Team. We welcome her...

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South Asian Women Sought For Canadian Women Voters Congress Event On May 14 »

South Asian Women Sought For Canadian Women Voters Congress Event On May 14

RICHMOND – The Canadian Women Voters Congress is holding an event on May 14th from 9am-1pm at...

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Honours For Chandra! »

Honours For Chandra!

Veteran Indo-Canadian media pool photographer, whom veteran journalist and LINK editor R. Paul Dhillon brought into the...

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Fruiticana Front And Centre At Biggest And Busiest Surrey Nagar Kirtan »

Fruiticana Front And Centre At Biggest And Busiest Surrey Nagar Kirtan

This year the crowd surpasses all records at the Surrey Vaisakhi Parade last Saturday and Fruiticana stall...

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Happy Retirement! »

Happy Retirement!

Recently retired teacher and tireless promoter of Punjabi language Deep Singh Sangra was honoured by the staff...

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Subway Franchise King Hardy Grewal Donates $1Million To Concordia University »

Subway Franchise King Hardy Grewal Donates $1Million To Concordia University

MONTREAL – Indo-Canadian Subway franchise king Hardeep “Hardy” Singh Grewal, the son of Punjabi sugar-cane farmers, came...

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Over 25% Of India’s More Than One Billion Population Hit By Drought, Government Says »

Over 25% Of India’s More Than One Billion Population Hit By Drought, Government Says

A woman along with her son walks to get water from a communal tube well at Raichi...

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Indo-American Body Launched To Campaign For Clinton »

Indo-American Body Launched To Campaign For Clinton

WASHINGTON – A nationwide grassroots body of Indo-Americans has been launched by Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s campaign...

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Many Indo-Americans Join Anti-Deportation Rally In U.S. »

Many Indo-Americans Join Anti-Deportation Rally In U.S.

WASHINGTON – A large number of Indo-Americans and people from the South Asian community joined a massive...

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Christy And Kal! »

Christy And Kal!

Veteran political man and well known realtor Kal Rangi joined Premier Christy Clark at the massive Surrey...

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New Democrats Call For Bi-Partisan Support For Victims Of Domestic Violence »

New Democrats Call For Bi-Partisan Support For Victims Of Domestic Violence

“This bill would guarantee that those fleeing domestic violence have the ability to take a leave of...

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Pakistan-India’s Agree-To-Disagree Dance Must End As It Accomplishes Nothing »

Pakistan-India’s Agree-To-Disagree Dance Must End As It Accomplishes Nothing

By Promod Puri “Agree to disagree” is a declaration of face saving justification. When two or more parties or...

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India To Seek Vijay Mallya’s Extradition From UK »

India To Seek Vijay Mallya’s Extradition From UK

NEW DELHI – The Centre on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that it would soon initiate court...

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Germany Gurdwara Terror Suspect A ‘Repeat Offender’ »

Germany Gurdwara Terror Suspect A ‘Repeat Offender’

BERLIN – A teenager arrested for his alleged involvement in a terror strike at a gurdwara in...

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Indo-Americans Branch Out To US Diplomatic Corps »

Indo-Americans Branch Out To US Diplomatic Corps

WASHINGTON – In the annals of Indian immigrant academic and professional pursuits, serving in the US government...

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Thank You Prime Minister Justin Trudeau For Finally Committing To An Official Apology For The Komagata Mau Tragedy »

April 11 Was A Great Day For The Entire South Asian Community And May 18 Will Be An Even Greater Day! By Balwant Sanghera Thanks to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government that a dark chapter in Canadian history will finally have a closure on May 18. Monday, April 11 was a great day for the...

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Thank You Prime Minister Justin Trudeau For Finally Committing To An Official Apology For The Komagata Mau Tragedy

Indian Firms Focus More On Digital Investments: Survey »

BENGALURU – According to the survey conducted by PwC digital IQ, Indian firms are showing high concentration on digital investments in marketing and IT when compared to their global counterparts, but low on operations and customer experience, reports BI. “Thirty six percent of Indian companies are focusing digital investments on marketing versus 27 percent globally while...

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Indian Firms Focus More On Digital Investments: Survey

Thank You Prime Minister Justin Trudeau For Finally Committing To An Official Apology For The Komagata Mau Tragedy »

April 11 Was A Great Day For The Entire South Asian Community And May 18 Will Be An Even Greater Day! By Balwant Sanghera Thanks to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government that a dark chapter in Canadian history will finally have a closure on May 18. Monday, April 11 was a great day for the...

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Thank You Prime Minister Justin Trudeau For Finally Committing To An Official Apology For The Komagata Mau Tragedy

Canadian Film Uses Hockey To Connect A Racial Divide »

By Alan Samuel Thoughtful and provoking is Across the Line. Prepare to be sad and sorry for the youngsters depicted in this wise portrait from Red Eye Media. Hopeful lessons will be learned by all those who take in this drama at Landmark Cinemas New Westminster, Surrey Guildford and Esplanade in North Vancouver. Vancouver, by many, is...

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Canadian Film Uses Hockey To Connect A Racial Divide

Politicians Shouldn’t Use Racism To Cover Up Personal Criticism »

Dear Editor: Recently, in our House of Commons Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General faced a motion to apologize for a $500-per-person fundraiser at a Toronto law firm and to return the funds she raised. However, the minister answered the call to apologize by saying that she was at the law firm event...

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Over 25% Of India’s More Than One Billion Population Hit By Drought, Government Says

Over 25% Of India’s More Than One Billion Population Hit By Drought, Government Says »

A woman along with her son walks to get water from a communal tube well at Raichi Wadi village, 120km northeast of Mumbai. NEW DELHI – A staggering 33 crore people,...

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China, India Have Huge Diabetes Populations

China, India Have Huge Diabetes Populations »

NEW DELHI – Diabetes is rapidly increasing in India with around seven crore cases registered among adults in 2015, whereas the prevalence of the disease increased by 80% among women...

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Designers Parvesh-Jai Bringing Bollywood And South Asian Fashion To Inaugural Bridal Fashion Week

Designers Parvesh-Jai Bringing Bollywood And South Asian Fashion To Inaugural Bridal Fashion Week »

The three-day fashion extravaganza is the brain-child of designers Parvesh-Jai, who recently opened their fashion boutique in Surrey. By R. Paul Dhillon VANCOUVER – Vancouver will be dazzled with a spectacular...

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