Two persons have been charged with the murder of Manraj Akalirai, a 19-year-old Vancouver youth of Punjabi origin. Amritpal Dhillon (20) has been charged with second-degree murder, while Amritpaul Rakhra (18) has been charged with manslaughter. The two suspects made their first court appearance on Wednesday. Akalirai, who had graduated from Gladstone Secondary School, was attacked by a group of armed men on Elgin Street near East 47th Avenue here on January 24.
The husband of a woman who was run down and killed by a pickup truck in Abbotsford four years ago has been charged with first-degree murder. An initial investigation indicated that foul play was involved in the death of Kulwinder Kaur Gill and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in to lead the murder investigation.
The annual Vaisakhi parade of Surrey showed that Sikh youths are still impressively rooted in their religion and culture as hundereds of thousands of them came out in their best Indian dress to celebrate the Punjab harvest time and the birthday of Sikhism, dating back to 1699.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police of Surrey in British Columbia has tweaked its policing plans and would be present in full force at Vaisakhi parade to ensure a safe and peaceful event.
A New Delhi man prevented from returning to Canada because of a bureaucratic tangle is back at his Surrey job and has been granted permanent resident status. Satvir Singh, a long-haul trucker, returned to Canada on Sunday for the first time since initially running afoul of border regulations in February.
British Columbia Sikhs have got a sigh of relief since the government announced they no longer have to compromise their faith when entering provincial courtrooms.According to a ministry of justice release, as of Friday, Amritdhari (baptized) Sikhs will be able to wear their kirpans when visting public areas of a courthouse.
A Canadian high school student has improved an ineffective experimental cancer therapy with a simple tweak -- pairing it with antibiotics -- earning accolades from a panel of eminent scientists on Tuesday. Cancer "photothermal therapy" -- or PTT -- involves injecting a patient with gold nanoparticles. These then accumulate in tumors and, when heated using light, attack the cancer cells.
Former New Democrat premier Ujjal Dosanjh has said that the ethnic vote-winning debate that has hammered British Columbia’s Liberals and forced them to issue numerous apologies is nauseating.
Former beauty queen and actress Neha Dhupia, who is geared up for the release of her first Punjabi film "Rangeelay", feels regional movies have got a wider audience across the globe. She wonders why she wasn't doing them earlier!
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark refused to quit on Sunday after emerging from a rare weekend cabinet meeting where some of her ministers described a leaked Liberal strategy to court ethnic voters as disappointing, disturbing and a doozy of a political mistake.
The family of murderer Ninderjit Singh colluded with him in his efforts to evade police, paying $150,000 so he could obtain illegal documents in the United States. After Singh fatally shot Vancouver teen and ex- girlfriend Poonam Randhawa, he fled to California, where he eluded police for the next 12 years.
The Diamond Jubilee medal was presented to Nav Bhatia on behalf of the governor general of Canada David Johnston recently. Eva Adams, the member of parliament presented this to Bhatia.
The Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration (VIBC) Society officially launched their week-long HSBC City of Bhangra festival by announcing the lineup at Granville Street’s Vancouver fan club on Tuesday morning.
The department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada will not step in to help a Surrey long-haul trucker Satvir Singh, who has lived in Canada legally since 2008 and has a work permit valid until June, however, has a deportation order tied to his name for now.
Satvir Singh is an “angel” by immigration standards — yet he has a deportation order tied to his name. And now the 26-year-old truck driver is stranded in Tacoma, Washington, scrambling for an official document that could get him back to Canada — but could take a year to arrive.