Home / Cover Story

Category: Cover Story

“Our country, and our world, has been pushed to the tipping point” : NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in an interview with Desi Today

Jagmeet Singh on Montreal man who asked Singh to remove his turban: “These instances have been challenges, they have also been opportunities to show people who I really am – a proud Canadian – and what I really stand for: equality, justice, inclusion, and peace.” NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and the candidates are all set for the Federal Elections 2019 ... Read More »

Kidnapped Indian-origin tech millionaire found dead in US

Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) Indian-origin tech millionaire Tushar Atre who was abducted from his home in California’s Santa Cruz earlier this week has been found dead inside his BMW car. Atre, 50 — owner of digital marketing company AtreNet Inc which caters to Silicon Valley corporate businesses — was kidnapped from his house around 3 a.m. “during a crime” on Tuesday, ... Read More »

With winter approaching, it’s time to plan ahead for safe driving

ShiftintoWinter.ca provides free tips and resources on how to stay safe in different driving conditions Richmond, B.C., September 30, 2019 – The chance of being injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash in British Columbia increases dramatically in winter. That’s why the Winter Driving Safety Alliance is reminding motorists and employers to plan ahead and drive safely in winter conditions. ... Read More »

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh unveils plan to help prevent gang crime

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Sunday unveiled his plan today to tackle rising organized crime in B.C. and keep kids out of gangs, saying that he would take action where Liberals have refused to act. “People in Surrey are worried about the future for their kids, but instead of listening, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals chose to spend $4.5 billion of your money ... Read More »

Swedish teen Greta triumphs where world leaders falter

BY VISHNU MAKHIJANI   There was much hope when the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was adopted in December 2015 to keep the increase in global average temperatures well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees to mitigate the risks of global warming. Since then, the issue has merely chugged along, with the ... Read More »

Surrey Gang Enforcement Team expands popular gang prevention program

The Surrey RCMP Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) is launching a second module in their “Shattering the Image” anti-gang presentation series that focuses on the importance of mentorship and leadership for youth.  “Shattering the Image” is an anti-gang presentation that is tailor-made for Surrey youth, parents, educators and community groups. The first module, “Understanding Gangs” launched in 2017 after SGET police ... Read More »

550 trees planted in honour of 550th birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji

GURU Nanak’s Free Kitchen (GNFK) and the City of Surrey (Parks Division) successfully hosted a 550-tree planting event in honour of the 550th birthday of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The event attracted over 200 tree-planting volunteers including local politicians. Free  hot vegetarian meals and drinks were served to all those that attended. “We are thankful to the ... Read More »

Scheer announces four-point plan to make home ownership more affordable

CONSERVATIVE Leader Andrew Scheer on Monday announced that a new Conservative government would introduce four new measures to make it easier for first-time homebuyers to buy a home. “With his poor judgement and tax hikes, [Liberal Leader] Justin Trudeau has put the dream of home ownership further out of reach for so many, especially young Canadians,” Scheer said. “As Prime Minister, ... Read More »

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh pledges climate action, good jobs

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Tuesday stood with supporters in Winnipeg to highlight his bold action plan to fight climate change and partner with Indigenous peoples to build a cleaner future. “We are in a climate emergency, and people are counting on their governments to take real action to address it,” said Singh. “There is no time for denial and delay. ... Read More »

British travel giant Thomas Cook collapses after 178 yrs in business

London, Sep 23 (IANS) After being in business for 178 years, British travel giant Thomas Cook has collapsed, leaving 22,000 jobs at risk and 150,000 tourists stranded, after last-minute negotiations aimed at saving the holiday firm failed, the media reported on Monday. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the tour operator has “ceased trading with immediate effect”, the BBC reported. ... Read More »