Canada could prove the most challenging foreign visit yet for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as Sikh activist groups plan protests at the public events he is likely to attend.
The upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Canada on April 16 has raised the hopes here for an Air India memorial in New Delhi.
While protests are promised, many in B.C.’s Indo-Canadian community appear to be enthusiastically looking forward to only the third official visit of an Indian prime minister to Canada.
In the way Canadians like to tell it, the story of the Komagata Maru begins on April 4, 1914, when Sikh emigrants from India, hoping only for a better life in Canada, board a ship in Hong Kong, and after a series of disgraceful naval ambuscades in Vancouver Harbour the ship is forced to weigh anchor on July 23 of that year.
Narendra Modi comes to Canada next week, marking the first bilateral visit to this country by an Indian prime minister since Indira Gandhi touched down in Montreal 42 years ago. Modi’s trip has powerful Indo-Canadian entrepreneurs re-arranging their own travel schedules, so as not to miss the controversial, business-friendly politician.
Women will headline Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration (VIBC) Society’s 10-day City of Bhangra festival this year.
Charges have been stayed for a South Asian trucker who was involved in a 2012 collision that killed a Surrey RCMP officer.On Nov. 13, 2012 around 5 a.m., Harjit Singh Lotay was driving a 2006 Freightliner semi-trailer on 64th Avenue, near the intersection of 148th Street, while Const. Adrian Johann Oliver was westbound on 64th in his 2010 Crown Victoria police cruiser.
Indo-Canadian YouTube sensation Lilly Singh, famously known as Superwoman, met filmmaker Rohit Shetty and actor Varun Dhawan on the set of their film “Dilwale” during her Mumbai visit.
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Canada next week, a Sikh rights group has filed a complaint with the country’s Attorney General, seeking criminal proceedings against him for alleged offences during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat.
The members of the Ghadar Centenary Celebrations Committee (GCCC) have resolved to protest against the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he comes here on April 16. Modi will be on his first official visit to Canada next week.
One dragon is out, two more are in. CBC-TV says culinary king Vikram Vij is leaving its reality series “Dragons’ Den” to focus on growing his businesses, including a new Vancouver-based flagship restaurant.
The B.C court upheld the appeal of Vancouver man murdered his ex- girlfriend. Ninderjit Singh pleaded guilty in the January 1999 second-degree murder of 18-year old Poonam Randhawa.. B.C. Supreme court Justice Bruce Butler imposed the mandatory life sentence with no parole eligibility for 16 years.
Former Surrey councilor and mayoral candidate Barinder Rasode is one of five local women nominated among 71 nominees up for recognition in the 32nd annual YWCA Women of Dictinction Awards.
A veteran Conservative MP who spent years in outreach with cultural communities is accusing one of his colleagues of undoing the party’s gains with “race-based comments.”
Former BC Premier Ujjal Dosanjh has sought action against those who have threatened prominent anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare. A staunch Gandhian, Hazare was recently threatened on social media by a resident of Edmonton, Canada.