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HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014

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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.

Racism in Paradise: An interview with victim's grandson

Jaswinder Singh Toor’s grandfather wanted to come to Canada to pursue higher education. Instead, he got a lesson in racism. It was 1914 and Puran Singh Janetpur, then 24, had excelled at school. He convinced his family to let him leave Ludhiana to do postgraduate studies at UBC.

Jassi Sidhu’s husband still waiting for justice

More than 10 years after a young Maple Ridge woman’s ruthless so-called honour killing, her husband is desperately waiting in India for the day justice is served — if it ever comes. Jassi Sidhu, 25, was found slain in a canal in India in June 2000 while she was visiting the country in an attempt to bring her husband, Sukhwinder (Mithu) Sidhu home to Canada.

Indo-Canadian man gets 12 years in prison for stabbing father to death

An Indo-Canadian man, who has admitted to fatally stabbing his father 31 times in March last year, was handed 12 years in prison by British Columbia Supreme Court. The accused Jaipreet Singh Toor, 46, had pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder, after which the court announced the verdict.

Accused killer berated cousin for talking to police about Brittney Irving’s death

Joey Verma’s text messages became increasingly hostile after his cousin told police their activities the day Brittney Irving disappeared. Jason Labonte, the Crown’s star witness at Verma’s murder trial, testified Verma asked him to drive up to a remote part of McCulloch Road and haul out his borrowed truck, which had stuck in the mud.

Facing extradition, victim's mother cites passport to avoid

The passport record of an Indian-Canadian woman facing extradition to India on the charge of honour killing shows that she was not in India at the time of her daughter's murder.

Indo-Canadians spread AIDS awareness

Hundreds of Indo-Canadian youths participated in a campaign to spread awareness about AIDS and raise funds for a charity for HIV-infected people.
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