HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

Punjab Abroad- Canada

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.

One Indo-Canadian dead, another hurt in shootout

On Monday, a well known gangster died in a gang rivalry shoot out in downtown Vancouver, and another man accompanying him was seriously injured. At about 10.30 pm, Tejinder Singh Malli was shot at while he was in his car on West Cordova Street west of Thurlow Street near the Shaw Tower. The second man who was with him managed to escape from the car when shooting started.

School bus seizure handled well by 12-year-old girl

When a young boy went into an epileptic seizure on a school bus from Surrey’s Khalsa School on Friday, 12-year-old Pritika Bawa quickly went into action. Pritika was first alerted when the grade 3 boy complained of something in his eye. She went to help, but before she knew it “his whole body started shaking,” she said.

Surrey: Sukh Dhaliwal, wife plead guilty to tax charges

Former Liberal MP and BC Liberal candidate Sukh Dhaliwal and his wife have pleaded guilty for failing to file tax returns for their consulting company. Dhaliwal pleaded guilty on Tuesday in BC provincial court in Surrey to three charges of failing to comply with the Income Tax Act.

Brampton students work to demystify Sikh culture

Students at various schools in Peel and Eastern Ontario have organised events to create a greater understanding of the Sikh religion amongst the general public. These events are being held in March to celebrate Sikh Awareness Month.

Sukhdeep Kaur receives PM’s Award for teaching excellence

Sukhdeep Kaur Chohan of Hickory Wood Public School of Brampton, Ontario, is the only South Asian teacher to receive the 2013 Prime Minister’s Award for teaching excellence. The awards were announced to coincide with National Child Day, which marks the date that Canada adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

Indo-Canadian girl wins Miss Canada 2014

An Indo-Canadian girl who is a first-year nursing student at the University of Windsor, has won the prestigious crown of Miss Canada 2014. On Saturday, 18 year old Priya Madaan competed against 18 other finalists from across Canada, held in her hometown Montreal.

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.
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