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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014

Punjab Abroad- Canada

One Indo-Canadian dead, another hurt in shootout

On Monday, a well known gangster died in a gang rivalry shoot out in downtown Vancouver, and another man accompanying him was seriously injured. At about 10.30 pm, Tejinder Singh Malli was shot at while he was in his car on West Cordova Street west of Thurlow Street near the Shaw Tower. The second man who was with him managed to escape from the car when shooting started.

School bus seizure handled well by 12-year-old girl

When a young boy went into an epileptic seizure on a school bus from Surrey’s Khalsa School on Friday, 12-year-old Pritika Bawa quickly went into action. Pritika was first alerted when the grade 3 boy complained of something in his eye. She went to help, but before she knew it “his whole body started shaking,” she said.

Surrey: Sukh Dhaliwal, wife plead guilty to tax charges

Former Liberal MP and BC Liberal candidate Sukh Dhaliwal and his wife have pleaded guilty for failing to file tax returns for their consulting company. Dhaliwal pleaded guilty on Tuesday in BC provincial court in Surrey to three charges of failing to comply with the Income Tax Act.

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.

Sukhdeep Kaur receives PM’s Award for teaching excellence

Sukhdeep Kaur Chohan of Hickory Wood Public School of Brampton, Ontario, is the only South Asian teacher to receive the 2013 Prime Minister’s Award for teaching excellence. The awards were announced to coincide with National Child Day, which marks the date that Canada adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

Indo-Canadian girl wins Miss Canada 2014

An Indo-Canadian girl who is a first-year nursing student at the University of Windsor, has won the prestigious crown of Miss Canada 2014. On Saturday, 18 year old Priya Madaan competed against 18 other finalists from across Canada, held in her hometown Montreal.

Candian minister announces over 50 lakhs grant to help Indo-Canadian children

Manmeet Bhullar, Indian origin human services minister of the Canadian province of Alberta, has announced a CAD 1,00,000 (nearly $90,000) grant to help sexually abused Indo-Canadian children in the city of Calgary.

Indian students demand on rise in Canada

Indian students have always formed the bulk of foreign students studying in the overseas universities in countries such as US, Canada and United Kingdom. And, in recent years the Canadian universities have thrown open their doors for more Indian students.

Minister announces $90,000 grant to help Indio-Canadian children

Manmeet Bhullar, Indian origin human services minister of the Canadian province of Alberta, has announced a CAD100,000 (nearly $90,000) grant to help sexually abused Indo-Canadian children in the city of Calgary.

At Canada hearing, Babbar Khalsa man denies violence

A British Sikh man, who is facing deportation from Canada, admitted at an immigration hearing here that he was once part of the banned Babbar Khalsa terrorist group but said he never advocated violence.

At Surrey museum, grandfather’s story aboard ship echoes 100 years later

In a new exhibit, the story of the Komagata Maru is told on a single wall of four screens at Surrey museum. The community treasures section of the Cloverdale facility is home to echoes of the Komagata Maru: 1914 to 2014.

Toronto trucker denies knowing of drug cargo

A Toronto-area trucker testified on Thursday that he may be a garbage picker, but he is not a drug smuggler. Baldev Singh, 44, crossed the Ambassador Bridge into Canada on March 19, 2009, with 69 kilograms of cocaine hidden in crates of oranges. In the cab of his truck where he slept were two suitcases that, when scanned, tested positive for cocaine residue.

Sikhs join and serve 22 shelters across Canada

On February 14, the World Sikh Organization (WSO) of Canada joined with Sikh communities across Canada to take part in the One Billion Rising movement by providing care packages, treats and baked goods to over 800 women in 22 women’s shelters in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.

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.

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.
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