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HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014

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Community to mark Maple Batalia’s second death anniversary with candlelight vigil

The second death anniversary of Maple Batalia, who was shot multiple times in the parking lot adjacent to Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus, will be marked with a candle light vigil on September 28 at 6 pm.

Multiculturalism minister dons Sikh head scarf in Twitter pic

Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has posted a picture on Twitter showing him wearing a Sikh head scarf. This comes just days after he said the federal government is ready to go to court over Quebec’s proposed charter of values.

Man accused of killing his sister pleads not guilty to second-degree murder

Harmohinder Singh Khosa's lawyer is arguing that his client should be found not guilty of second-degree murder. Khosa, 43, is accused of murdering his 34-year-old sister Amarjit Kaur Khosa, whose body was discovered at her Abbotsford basement suite on the evening of July 21, 2010.

Former Abbotsford priest sentenced for sexual offences

A former Hindu priest who committed sexual offences involving teenage members of his Abbotsford congregation has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.

Indian MP calls on Surrey residents to uphold secular values

A visiting Member of Parliament (MP) from India has called upon the South Asian diaspora to uphold secular values of the Ghadar Party. Speaking at a seminar that was held to celebrate the 100 years of the Ghadar Party in Surrey, comrade Sitaram Yechury, a member of the upper house of the Indian parliament urged everyone to work together to defeat the "nefarious designs'' of the sectarian and fundamentalist forces that are bent upon dividing people on religious lines.

Kabaddi battling steroid use as sport becomes more professional

He was one of the very best in the world. But even the great Lakha — “the Wayne Gretzky of kabaddi” — had to walk away from the game he loves when he saw the steroids and other drugs around him spiralling out of control.

Parole denied for Surrey driver who killed couple

Three sisters whose parents were killed in a horrific hit-and-run crash in Surrey five years ago say the Parole Board of Canada made the right decision when it denied day and full parole for Ravinder Singh Binning.

Kabaddi fast gathering popularity in British Columbia

The collisions are fast and fierce, the athletes powerful and imposing, and the traditions run deep. Kabaddi, an Indian team sport, is getting bigger, more professional, and more popular in BC.

Canadian firm wants to help derail India's cancer train

A Vancouver based homegrown company, Zecotek Phototonics, is planning to provide high performance, cost effective positron emission tomography (PET) medical scanning device configuration aimed at BRIC nations, especially the Indian and the Chinese markets.

Family suspects son murdered

A Richmond family is pleading for answers more than five months after their only son mysteriously died in India on a family vacation.

Surrey’s six-year-old girl begins new life with her new heart

Pink and purple balloons and matching streamers dotted the crowded living room of the Grewal family home in Surrey. A glass trophy sits centred on a mantel, etched with the words, “Delta Rotary Youth ‘Golden Heart’ Award” and below that, “Muskaan Grewal.”

Canadian Punjabi chokes on 'gulab jamuns', family to sue eating contest organisers

The family of a Surrey-based Punjabi man, who suffered brain damage after choking at an eating contest at a Diwali celebration last year, is preparing to sue organisers of the event. Samaljit Aulakh, 36, has been in a hospital bed, unable to walk, talk or eat by himself, since he choked on 'gulab jamuns' during an eating contest at the annual festival in Surrey in November 2012.

'Honour killing': Hearsay evidence unreliable, says lawyer

Thirteen years have passed since a young Maple Ridge, BC woman was brutally slain in India after travelling there to reunite with the man she had secretly married against her family's wishes - too much time to allow second-hand testimony about the crime to be considered reliable in court, a lawyer argues.

‘Honour killing’: Jassi Sidhu’s uncle was all-powerful, lawyer suggests

A lawyer representing the mother of a so-called honour killing victim from B.C. wants second-hand evidence admitted in court that suggest the victim’s uncle was the all-powerful decision maker in the family.

Vancouver's only tech analyst on pace for remarkable 2013

He's the only technology analyst based in Vancouver, the only one in Western Canada, for that matter. But analyst Pardeep Sangha isn't letting his distance from Bay Street hamper his ability to outpace his peers there. In 2013, Sangha's returns have been downright gaudy.

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