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HindustanTimes Mon,22 Dec 2014

Punjab Abroad- Canada

'Butterfly child's rare skin disease spurs charity to start social media campaign

If you’ve ever accidentally burned yourself on the stove to the point where you thought you might pass out from the pain this is  what  a 11-year-old boy deals with on a daily basis.

20-yr-old Surrey man charged with manslaughter

A 20-year-old Surrey man, identified as Sukhpreet, "Jesse" Shergill, has been charged with manslaughter for the death of a Surrey resident in June.

Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks

Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways, that critics say, may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals.

Ottawa shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau kicked out of Burnaby mosque two years ago

Leaders at a Burnaby mosque had kicked out Parliament Hill shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau from its congregation two years ago. Zehaf-Bibeau was asked to leave the mosque, because he had “gotten a hold of keys and stuff from the mosque, and when he got out of jail, he just started sleeping there.

Indian-Canadian MP's first person account: We huddled into a corner as shots were being fired, recalls Nina Grewal

When Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking at about 9.30 a.m. Wednesday in a caucus room of parliament, we heard a couple of shots. We were not alarmed as we thought some construction work was going on. Then, more shots were heard and we were alarmed, more so as the Prime Minister was in the room, standing and speaking.

Canada keen to tie-up with Punjab for canola oil cultivation

Canadian Federal Minister of International Trade Edward Fast on Friday evinced interest in collaborating with Punjab for the cultivation of canola oil and providing technical know-how in the field of solar energy, power generation from biomass and dairying.A Canadian delegation led by Edward Fast on Friday  called on chief minister Parkash Singh Badal here.

CRTC orders Punjabi radio stations in Metro Vancouver operating without licence to explain themselves

The Boat That Rocked, a 2009 comedy starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, celebrated 1960s rebels who defied the snooty British establishment by illegally broadcasting rock music from a ship to thrilled youths on shore.

BC’s top court rejects appeal for Vancouver man who killed his girlfriend

The man convicted of shooting his 18-year-old girlfriend in 1999 and dumping her body in a Vancouver alley before escaping to the United States has lost his appeal for a new trial.

Health Canada bans some drug imports from India; cites quality concerns

Health Canada says it is banning imports of some medications and drug ingredients produced in India due to concerns about quality.The agency took the action against Apotex Pharmachem India, Apotex Research Private Ltd. and IPCA Laboratories.

Nanaimo's Sandy Sidhu to appear in film at VIFF, but the actress is still waits for her big break

It took years for Nanaimo's Sandy Sidhu to admit that she was an aspiring actress.Enrolled at UBC for cell biology and genetics- "I'll just go to school and become a doctor," an unsure 20-something Sidhu decided at the time - it didn't take long for her to notice "this gap" in her life.

Dhahan prizes for Punjabi literature announced

Vancouver’s Barj Dhahan is doing what he can to preserve the Punjabi language, not only in Canada but around the globe. According to Dhahan, the United Nations has claimed Punjabi language is at risk of extinction within the next 50 years because of the dominance of English.

Surrey poet explores the migratory depths of the Komagata Maru story

Coming from an immigrant family, Surrey poet and writer Phinder Dulai has always been fascinated with stories of migration. "The idea of migration - journey, exile, settlement - those are large, really rich themes that are actually a part of a lot of people's lives," Dulai, whose family immigrated from Punjab to Kenya to Canada, told Vancouver Desi.

Man jailed for murder of Vancouver girlfriend wants to withdraw his guilty plea

A man who spent 12 years on the lam before being convicted in the fatal shooting of his teenage girlfriend wants to withdraw his guilty plea. Ninderjit Singh says that the plea entered in BC Supreme Court for the 1999 second-degree murder of 18-year-old Poonam Randhawa was not voluntary or unequivocal.In a notice filed in the BC Court of Appeal against the conviction and sentence, he claims that Justice Bruce Butler erred in several ways, including failing to make an adequate inquiry before accepting the guilty plea.

Vancouver teen’s music video gets over 300k views in less than a week

A video released by a vancouver teen crossed over 300,000 views within one week of being uploaded on Youtube. This is the third video of aspiring musician Sid Bhullar.
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