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Punjab Abroad- Canada

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.

Anti-immigration flyer targeting Sikhs surfaces in Brampton

A flyer targeting immigrants and Sikhs has surfaced in Brampton. A line on the flyer says, “Stop the Madness,” and asks Brampton residents, “say no to the massive third world invasion of Canada,” saying immigrants will reduce white Canadians to a minority.

Sikh wedding shooting trial postponed for a year

The trial over a prominent Surrey broadcaster's connection with a shooting at a 2010 Sikh wedding came to an abrupt halt Thursday as it was adjourned until next year.

Former president of Surrey Sikh temple charged with wife's murder

Baldev Singh Kalsi, former president of a Sikh temple in Surrey, has been charged with the second-degree murder of his wife, Narinder Kaur Kalsi. Narinder, who suffered severe injuries in an alleged domestic dispute last week, died in a hospital after she was taken off life support on Sunday, police said.

Surrey Sikh temple president charged with attempted murder as wife battles for her life

The aggravated assault charge against the president of Surrey’s Brookside Sikh temple was upgraded to an attempted murder charge on Tuesday, according to a tweet from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

Vikram Vij's South Surrey restaurant officially opened

Vancouver's renowned Indian chef Vikram Vij has officially opened to his highly anticipated South Surrey restaurant.

Komagata Maru: Canada observes 100 years

On May 23, 1914, the Japanese ship, Komagata Maru, arrived at Burrard Inlet outside the city of Vancouver in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Jassi Sidhu’s husband hopes his wife’s killers get punished

The widower of a young British Columbian 'honour' killing victim is one step closer to justice, as the duo accused of arranging his late wife’s murder were ordered extradited to India by a BC Supreme Court judge on Friday.

Canada orders mother, uncle extradited to India

The mother and uncle of a young Canadian woman who was the victim of an alleged "honour killing" have been ordered extradited to India. Malkit Kaur Sidhu and Surjit Singh Badesha stand accused of killing Jaswinder Sidhu who was stabbed to death in Punjab in June 2000.

Bhupinderpal Gill charged with 1st-degree murder of wife

The husband of homicide victim Jagtar Gill has been charged with first-degree murder on Monday more than two months after her body was found in the home they shared. Bhupinderpal Gill, 38, appeared briefly in court Monday in a courtroom packed with relatives and friends of the Gill family.

Indo-Canadian acquires Maharaja Ranjit's sword

Calgary-based real estate developer Bob Dhillon, reportedly the first Sikh billionaire in Canada, is elated as he has acquired a piece of Sikh history for the first time in Canada -- which is a 33.5-inch long curved sword of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1799-1849).

Surrey senior afraid to leave his home after vicious daylight attack in Newton

Bal Gill’s 72-year-old father used to walk through his Newton community up to three times a day. But since a brazen daytime attack two weeks ago that left his father, Gurcharan Singh Gill, with six stitches in his head and a fractured cheekbone and jaw, he’s too afraid to leave his home to even visit the doctor.

Vancouver restaurant magnet Vikram Vij to enter Dragon’s Den

Vancouver’s restaurant magnet Vikram Vij and investment mogul Michael Wekerle are entering the Dragons’ Den. The two business titans replacing outgoing judges Kevin O’Leary — one of the original dragons — and Internet whiz Bruce Croxon on the CBC-TV reality series.

Air India bombmaker loses perjury appeal in BC court

Inderjit Singh Reyat, convict in the 1985 Air India bombing, has lost his appeal of a nine-year jail term for perjury. Reyat was found guilty of perjuring himself at the trial at which two other men accused in the 1985 bombings – Ripudaman Singh Malik and Ajaib Singh Bagri – were acquitted.
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