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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.