HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014


British man admits at Vancouver immigration hearing he once led Babbar Khalsa

A British man facing deportation from Canada admitted on Wednesday at an immigration hearing that he once led the banned Sikh separatist group Babbar Khalsa in England.

Punjabi Christian community finally gets own church in Surrey

Canada’s first-ever Punjabi church is ready to open its doors in Surrey next month. The church, which has been operating out of a rented annexe at a Delta church for nearly 20 years, is a multicultural and community-serving church that widely caters to the Lower Mainland’s South- Asian Christian community.

Trial ordered for two men accused of murdering Maple Batalia

Two men charged in connection with the murder of 19-year-old model, actress and university student, Maple Batalia, have been ordered to stand trial in BC Supreme Court.

Indian man gets teaching ban for killing wife

The BC Teacher Regulation Branch has issued a 25-year teaching ban on a former Surrey high school teacher serving a life sentence for murdering his pregnant wife. Mukhtiar Singh Panghali was convicted of second-degree murder of his 4 months pregnant wife in March 2011.

Toronto's two Sikh institutions ranked top schools in province

Two Sikh private schools in the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada - located in Brampton and Mississauga, respectively - have scored top rankings in the annual Fraser Institute report card.

Before going to class, they go to gurdwara

The 360 students at Khalsa School Malton sit in neatly-formed rows at 8.30am in the gurdwara adjoined to their school, and for 20 minutes, one of their administrators recites a prayer in Punjabi.

SFU North America's only varsity to offer bhangra class for university credit

Vancouver's Simon Fraser University is the only university in North America that offers bhangra dance class for university credit. The 'Introduction to Contemporary Popular Dance Forms: Modern and Traditional Bhangra' course, back after a three year hiatus, was filled to capacity by the third day of registration for SFU's spring term. VIDEO INSIDE

Surinder Shinda gets lifetime award at UK Punjabi event

Acknowledging the contributions of Punjabis to the British society, Prime Minister David Cameron has said the community members through their hard work are helping the country's economy.

Man who used racial slur loses appeal

A man who uttered a racial slur in a crowded Vancouver nightclub before hitting another man over the head with a beer bottle has lost his appeal of a conviction for aggravated assault.

Alleged Vancouver real-estate fraudster seeks to withdraw guilty plea

A former real-estate developer whose high-profile mortgage fraud case has been dragged out for years suffered from depression and anxiety when he entered guilty pleas last year, court heard Thursday.

Indo-Canadian woman stabbed during carjacking

A 30-year-old Indo-Canadian woman was stabbed by a man in a carjacking incident in Winnipeg city in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Parmjeet Kaur was brushing snow off her vehicle on Marbury Road in West Kildonan around 6 am on Wednesday when she was stabbed by the man who then drove off in her car, CBC News reported on Thursday.

Indian origin man denied parole in Canada

A Canadian man of Indian-origin, convicted in a 2002 strip club murder case, has been denied parole. The Parole Board of Canada yesterday denied an appeal by Jagrup Singh, 38, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in December 2003 with no parole eligibility for 13 years, The Province news portal reported.

Wife in Canada awaits justice

Navneet Kaur envisioned her marriage spent alongside a loving husband, watching children grow up. But instead, death-row convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar's wife shares her Surrey home with her parents and has spent more than 20 years travelling back and forth to India.

Canadians to benefit from India's fast-track visa regime

The Indian consulate here has taken various steps to make its visa regime more transparent and prompt to accelerate air travel, tourism, social, cultural and economic ties between the two countries, consul general Akhilesh Mishra has said.

International drug scandal casts shadow over India's kabaddi world cup

A shadow has been cast over the fourth annual Kabaddi World Cup set to kick off in Punjab on Saturday, as the ancient Indian sport has once again been tainted by drugs. At the top levels of international kabaddi in recent years, as prize money has grown bigger and bigger — this year’s top prize, sponsored by the Punjab government, is worth $300,000 — the game has become rife with doping scandals.
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