Canada

  • Toronto artists Lilly Singh and Kanwar Singh poke fun at millenials with their YouTube video #Leh.
    Jul 05, 2014 18:03 IST

    Toronto rappers poke fun at millenials with viral video

    Two Toronto-based South Asian artists have created a culturally appropriate viral rap music video calling out today's selfie-generating and social media-obsessed millenials. VIDEO INSIDE

  • Jagmeet Singh at Sikh Youth Federation event to celebrate Sikh Awareness Month
    Mar 11, 2014 15:54 IST

    Brampton students work to demystify Sikh culture

    Students at various schools in Peel and Eastern Ontario have organised events to create a greater understanding of the Sikh religion amongst the general public. These events are being held in March to celebrate Sikh Awareness Month.

  • Mar 14, 2014 13:11 IST

    Air India bombmaker loses perjury appeal in BC court

    Inderjit Singh Reyat, convict in the 1985 Air India bombing, has lost his appeal of a nine-year jail term for perjury. Reyat was found guilty of perjuring himself at the trial at which two other men accused in the 1985 bombings – Ripudaman Singh Malik and Ajaib Singh Bagri – were acquitted.

  • Apr 15, 2014 13:19 IST

    Bhupinderpal Gill charged with 1st-degree murder of wife

    The husband of homicide victim Jagtar Gill has been charged with first-degree murder on Monday more than two months after her body was found in the home they shared. Bhupinderpal Gill, 38, appeared briefly in court Monday in a courtroom packed with relatives and friends of the Gill family.

  • Mother Malkit Sidhu and uncle Surjit Badesha shown here
    May 10, 2014 16:04 IST

    Canada orders mother, uncle extradited to India

    The mother and uncle of a young Canadian woman who was the victim of an alleged "honour killing" have been ordered extradited to India. Malkit Kaur Sidhu and Surjit Singh Badesha stand accused of killing Jaswinder Sidhu who was stabbed to death in Punjab in June 2000.

  • Mother Malkit Sidhu and uncle Surjit Badesha shown here
    May 11, 2014 15:25 IST

    Jassi Sidhu’s husband hopes his wife’s killers get punished

    The widower of a young British Columbian 'honour' killing victim is one step closer to justice, as the duo accused of arranging his late wife’s murder were ordered extradited to India by a BC Supreme Court judge on Friday.

  • Mar 01, 2014 11:53 IST

    British man admits at Vancouver immigration hearing he once led Babbar Khalsa

    A British man facing deportation from Canada admitted on Wednesday at an immigration hearing that he once led the banned Sikh separatist group Babbar Khalsa in England.

  • Feb 20, 2014 00:47 IST

    Punjabi Christian community finally gets own church in Surrey

    Canada’s first-ever Punjabi church is ready to open its doors in Surrey next month. The church, which has been operating out of a rented annexe at a Delta church for nearly 20 years, is a multicultural and community-serving church that widely caters to the Lower Mainland’s South- Asian Christian community.

  • Feb 21, 2014 12:18 IST

    Trial ordered for two men accused of murdering Maple Batalia

    Two men charged in connection with the murder of 19-year-old model, actress and university student, Maple Batalia, have been ordered to stand trial in BC Supreme Court.

  • Mukhtyar Singh Panghali convited of murdering pregnanat wife in Surrey, Canada
    Feb 07, 2014 12:59 IST

    Indian man gets teaching ban for killing wife

    The BC Teacher Regulation Branch has issued a 25-year teaching ban on a former Surrey high school teacher serving a life sentence for murdering his pregnant wife. Mukhtiar Singh Panghali was convicted of second-degree murder of his 4 months pregnant wife in March 2011.

  • CBSE exmas
    Feb 04, 2014 18:04 IST

    Toronto's two Sikh institutions ranked top schools in province

    Two Sikh private schools in the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada - located in Brampton and Mississauga, respectively - have scored top rankings in the annual Fraser Institute report card.

  • Feb 04, 2014 18:02 IST

    Before going to class, they go to gurdwara

    The 360 students at Khalsa School Malton sit in neatly-formed rows at 8.30am in the gurdwara adjoined to their school, and for 20 minutes, one of their administrators recites a prayer in Punjabi.

  • Bhangra at Vancouver's Simon Fraser University
    Jan 30, 2014 10:14 IST

    SFU North America's only varsity to offer bhangra class for university credit

    Vancouver's Simon Fraser University is the only university in North America that offers bhangra dance class for university credit. The 'Introduction to Contemporary Popular Dance Forms: Modern and Traditional Bhangra' course, back after a three year hiatus, was filled to capacity by the third day of registration for SFU's spring term. VIDEO INSIDE

  • Aamir Khan, David Cameron
    Jan 27, 2014 16:22 IST

    Surinder Shinda gets lifetime award at UK Punjabi event

    Acknowledging the contributions of Punjabis to the British society, Prime Minister David Cameron has said the community members through their hard work are helping the country's economy.

  • Indian Judiciary
    Dec 22, 2013 15:32 IST

    Man who used racial slur loses appeal

    A man who uttered a racial slur in a crowded Vancouver nightclub before hitting another man over the head with a beer bottle has lost his appeal of a conviction for aggravated assault.