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Punjab Abroad- Canada

Man offers apology; suffers serious mental disorder says police

The man who urinated on the Komagata Maru memorial last month is mentally ill and has apologized for his act, Vancouver police said on Thursday. The Vancouver police located the suspect on Wednesday and he agreed to apologize for his actions, chief constable Jim Chu said in a statement.

No charges for man urinating on Komagata Maru Memorial

Vancouver police say that while the actions of a man who urinated on the Komagata Maru Memorial may be offensive and disrespectful, they weren’t criminal. Police say no charges will be laid against the man who was photographed urinating on the memorial.

Jassi killed in India for marrying against mother’s wishes

A young British Columbia woman who authorities believe was murdered in a so-called honour killing feared for her life after her family found out about her secret marriage, a Crown lawyer said on Monday at the extradition hearing of her mother and uncle.

Police identify suspect in Canadian store shooting

Surrey RCMP have now released the name and photo of a suspect wanted in connection with a convenience store shooting that took place earlier this week. Harpal Dhaliwal is wanted on outstanding warrants for criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

Lohri chosen to get people talking about sex selection

Vancouver Coastal Health and local community groups are using an annual winter Indian festival to kick-start a candid conversation on the controversial topic of sex selection. The move comes amid evidence that the practice is continuing within some Indo-Canadian communities in BC.

Canada cricket captain Ashish Bagai retires after stellar career

Canadian captain Ashish Bagai, the face of Canadian cricket for more than a decade, is retiring from the sport at the age of 31. Bagai, who graduated last year from the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia with an MBA, is starting a new job next month as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company.

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.

Man gets 17 months in jail for assaulting wife

A man who assaulted his wife between 200 and 300 times over 25 years, including kicking her while she was pregnant, breaking a chair over her head and coming at her with an axe, has been sentenced to four years in jail.

Canadian ex PM son takes langar route to woo voters

He came, he wowed, and he went. Justin Trudeau, according to the polls a good shot to become Canada’s next prime minister, visited Vancouver’s mean streets on Wednesday to serve up a free meal to the city’s downtrodden.

Ashish Bagai to lead Canada for world cup qualifier in New Zealand

Ashish Bagai will lead Canada at the 2014 cricket world cup qualifier next month in New Zealand. Bagai, Harvir Baidwan and Khurram Chohan all played in the 2011 world cup when Canada went 1-5 with the lone win coming over Kenya.

April to be Sikh heritage month in Canadian province

April will be observed as the Sikh heritage month every year in the Canadian province of Ontario. A bill brought by Brampton New Democrat member of provincial Parliament Jagmeet Singh to have April recognised as the Sikh heritage month was approved on Tuesday in the legislative assembly of Ontario, the Brampton Guardian reported on Thursday.

Visiting Indian priest reported missing from Abbotsford temple

Abbotsford Police are asking for help locating a 26-year-old priest who’s been visiting Abbotsford. Hardeep Singh, from India, has been working at the South Fraser Way temple as a visiting priest since Aug 5.

Police probing 'hate crime' at Komagata Maru memorial

The police are investigating a possible hate crime at the Coal Harbour Komagata Maru memorial.

Ghadar centenary proclamation installed at heritage gurdwara

The Ghadar centenary proclamation recently issued by Burnaby City Council was installed at the heritage gurdwara museum in Abbotsford on Sunday afternoon. Burnaby City councillor Sav Dhaliwal handed over the proclamation to gurdwara president Mohinder Singh Gill amid victory slogans raised by the Sikh congregation.

Memoir of Sikh veteran who fought against racism released in Surrey

The memoir of a prominent Sikh World War II veteran who fought against racism in the Newton Legion was released in Surrey Saturday afternoon. Authored by Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, "A Soldier Remembers" is a memoir of 93-year-old former lt colonel Pritam Singh Jauhal.
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