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Alleged Vancouver real-estate fraudster seeks to withdraw guilty plea

A former real-estate developer whose high-profile mortgage fraud case has been dragged out for years suffered from depression and anxiety when he entered guilty pleas last year, court heard Thursday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

International drug scandal casts shadow over India's kabaddi world cup

A shadow has been cast over the fourth annual Kabaddi World Cup set to kick off in Punjab on Saturday, as the ancient Indian sport has once again been tainted by drugs. At the top levels of international kabaddi in recent years, as prize money has grown bigger and bigger — this year’s top prize, sponsored by the Punjab government, is worth $300,000 — the game has become rife with doping scandals.

Brain-injured food-eating contestant sues organizers

The wife of a Surrey man who choked and suffered serious injuries during a food-eating contest at a 2012 Diwali event is suing the organizers for damages. In November 2012, Samaljit Aulakh suffered a severe brain injury after he participated in the contest organized by ethnic radio station RedFM, according to the lawsuit filed on his behalf by his wife, Kamaljeet Aulakh.

BC search team to conduct operations in Oz for missing Indo-Canadian man

BC search and rescue crew has been called upon to help find an Ontario man who went missing six months ago while hiking an Australian mountain. Search manager of Vancouver-based SAR Technology, Martin Colwell, would leave for New South Wales with the rest of his 18-member search and rescue crew to search for 25-year-old Brampton man, Prabhdeep Srawn.

Kanishka-bomb maker 'remorseful

A lawyer for Kanishka-bomb maker Inderjit Singh Reyat says his client is remorseful about the bombing of the Air India jet in June 1985 and didn't gain anything for lying during testimony against his co-accused.

Election at Canada gurdwara invalidated by judge

A British Columbia Supreme Court justice has ordered members of a Victoria gurdwara to elect a new executive, invalidating a March vote in part because of concerns about possible late voter registrations.

Food truck run by an Indian wins People's Choice Award in Vancouver

Vij's Railway Express, a mobile restaurant run by Vij's and Rangoli owners Vikram Vij and his wife Meeru Dhalwala, won the People's Choice Award in the 12th annual restaurant rating.

Sikh clergy should look hard at itself over sentencing of priest

A visiting Sikh priest from India has been sentenced to prison after being convicted of sexual assault and sexual interference stemming from an incident involving a 13-year-old Abbotsford girl.

Diwali festival taking an entrepreneurial turn

Vancouver businesses and entrepreneurs are giving the spirit of Diwali a "modern twist" this year. For the first time, the B.C. chapter of the Canada-India Business Council (C-IBC), a not-for-profit trade association linking Canada and India, will be bringing its Grand Diwali Gala - which has taken place in Toronto for the past 11 years - to Vancouver.

After police, now family pleads for help to find Joginder Mander

The family of Joginder Mander, South Asian man, who is missing since Monday, is desperately pleading for information on his mysterious disappearance. He was last seen by his daughters leaving their Surrey home near 93 Ave and 164 St around 2:30 am. He left his wallet and cellphone behind.

Surrey police seeks public help in finding missing South Asian man

Surrey RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating a 64-year-old South Asian man who has been missing since Monday morning. According to a statement from police, Joginder Mander was last seen by a family member on October 7 in Guildford.

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