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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

Punjab Abroad- Canada

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.

Sikh museum in Canada to mark Komagata Maru centennial

A heritage museum in Canada has organised a year-long exhibition to commemorate 100 years of the 1914 Komagata Maru incident, during which 352 Punjabi immigrants on a ship from India were denied entry to the country.

Wife in Canada awaits justice

Navneet Kaur envisioned her marriage spent alongside a loving husband, watching children grow up. But instead, death-row convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar's wife shares her Surrey home with her parents and has spent more than 20 years travelling back and forth to India.

Indian origin man denied parole in Canada

A Canadian man of Indian-origin, convicted in a 2002 strip club murder case, has been denied parole. The Parole Board of Canada yesterday denied an appeal by Jagrup Singh, 38, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in December 2003 with no parole eligibility for 13 years, The Province news portal reported.

Indo-Canadian woman stabbed during carjacking

A 30-year-old Indo-Canadian woman was stabbed by a man in a carjacking incident in Winnipeg city in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Parmjeet Kaur was brushing snow off her vehicle on Marbury Road in West Kildonan around 6 am on Wednesday when she was stabbed by the man who then drove off in her car, CBC News reported on Thursday.

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.
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