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Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passes away

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj died at the AIIMS on Tuesday in Indian hospital sources said. She was 67. The veteran BJP leader was brought to AIIMS in a critical condition but soon passed away, the sources said. Union Ministers and top BJP leaders soon started arriving at the hospital as the news spread Read More »

India passes bill to remove Kashmir’s special status, nod to axe Article 370

In a historic move the Indian government, the Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019 and adopted the resolution to scrap the Constitution’s Article 370 paving way for bifurcation of the state into two Union territories (UTs) and allowing people from other states to buy land there. The BJP-led ruling alliance received support of many ... Read More »

New Campaign for South Asian families to have mental health, addiction challenges conversations

Listening can be one of the best ways you can help a family member experiencing mental health and addiction challenges By Rachna Singh MLA Surrey-Green Timbers This week our government is launching a campaign encouraging families to start having courageous conversations about mental health and addiction challenges.  The campaign makes life-saving resources more accessible by having translated information on the ... Read More »

Komagata Maru Way street signs officially unveiled

Surrey, BC –On July 8th, Surrey City Council approved the commemorative naming of a Surrey street to remember the victims of the 1914 Komagata Maru incident. The installation of the commemorative street signs that say Komagata Maru Way on 75A Avenue between 120 Street and 121A Street have been installed and officially unveiled today by Mayor Doug McCallum. “Today, Council put into ... Read More »

Komagata Maru: South Asian + Indigenous cultural redress mural at Harry Stevens Federal Building in Vancouver

THE Vancouver Mural Festival is partnering with Musqueam artists Alicia Point and Cyler Sparrow-Point and South Asian-Canadian artists Keerat Kaur, Sunroop Kaur and Sandeep Johal and historian Naveen Girn to produce a collaborative site-specific mural named “Taike-Sye’yə Mural.” This mural centers the commemoration of the Komagata Maru episode that occurred in 1914 in the Burrard Inlet where 368 predominantly Sikh passengers were ... Read More »

‘Assaulted’ in Vancouver Guru returns to India with 4 stitches

Punjabi singer Guru Randhawa, who was attacked in Vancouver after a live performance at Queen Elizabeth Theater, has received four stitches on his right eyebrow and is now back in India. Randhawa’s office took to Instagram on Tuesday to share an update about the singer, and also shared a photograph that shows the singer with a bandage on his eyebrow. ... Read More »

Kater announces participation in ride-hailing as part of mobility as a service platform

Kater ride-hail to launch throughout BC by the end of the year KATER Technologies Inc., a Vancouver based technology company, announced on Tuesday that it will apply to take part in traditional ride-hailing in British Columbia following the provincial government’s announcement earlier this month. Kater will continue to provide its current service using Kater-owned vehicles and licensed cars (Kater cars), and ... Read More »

Sunny Deol rescues woman sold as slave

Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) Actor-politician Sunny Deol has rescued a 45-year-old woman who was sold as a slave in Kuwait. The woman, Veena Bedi, was reportedly sold to a Pakistani man by a travel agent who had conned her into believing that he would help her land a housekeeping job for a salary of Rs 30,000 per month. Sunny, Bharatiya Janata ... Read More »