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HindustanTimes Mon,14 Jul 2014

Punjab Abroad- Canada

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.

Sikh couple set example of service

Five years ago a retired Sikh-Canadian couple walking with their dog through their neighborhood stumbled upon a brilliant idea. They decided not only, to help to clean up the neighborhood but also to donate for charity.

Sikhs to celebrate Valentine’s Day by delivering sweets to women’s shelters

Sikhs across the Lower Mainland will be joining One Billion Rising in a day of action to fight violence against women this Valentine’s Day. “It’s an important cause,” World Sikh Organization of Canada’s executive director Sukhvinder Kaur Vinning said.

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.

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

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.
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