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Toronto rappers poke fun at millenials with viral video

Two Toronto-based South Asian artists have created a culturally appropriate viral rap music video calling out today's selfie-generating and social media-obsessed millenials. VIDEO INSIDE

Brampton students work to demystify Sikh culture

Students at various schools in Peel and Eastern Ontario have organised events to create a greater understanding of the Sikh religion amongst the general public. These events are being held in March to celebrate Sikh Awareness Month.

Air India bombmaker loses perjury appeal in BC court

Inderjit Singh Reyat, convict in the 1985 Air India bombing, has lost his appeal of a nine-year jail term for perjury. Reyat was found guilty of perjuring himself at the trial at which two other men accused in the 1985 bombings – Ripudaman Singh Malik and Ajaib Singh Bagri – were acquitted.

Bhupinderpal Gill charged with 1st-degree murder of wife

The husband of homicide victim Jagtar Gill has been charged with first-degree murder on Monday more than two months after her body was found in the home they shared. Bhupinderpal Gill, 38, appeared briefly in court Monday in a courtroom packed with relatives and friends of the Gill family.

Canada orders mother, uncle extradited to India

The mother and uncle of a young Canadian woman who was the victim of an alleged "honour killing" have been ordered extradited to India. Malkit Kaur Sidhu and Surjit Singh Badesha stand accused of killing Jaswinder Sidhu who was stabbed to death in Punjab in June 2000.

Jassi Sidhu’s husband hopes his wife’s killers get punished

The widower of a young British Columbian 'honour' killing victim is one step closer to justice, as the duo accused of arranging his late wife’s murder were ordered extradited to India by a BC Supreme Court judge on Friday.

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.
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