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Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan meets with India’s Defence Minister Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley with Harjit Sajjan. Photos: Twitter NATIONAL Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan met with India’s Minister of Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley, on Tuesday during Sajjan’s first trip to India as minister. The meeting was an opportunity to further strengthen bilateral relations between Canada and India. To enhance the broader defence relationship, Canada and India will identify ... Read More »

North Vancouver RCMP Constable Jas Dosanjh receives prestigious Alexa’s Team award again

Constable Jas Dosanjh receiving his award from the Middelears at the Justice Institute. NORTH Vancouver RCMP’s traffic officer Constable Jas Dosanjh has once again received the prestigious Alexa’s Team award for 2017. Dosanjh conducted 128 investigations of impaired drivers qualifying him as the top cop in B.C. Four other North Vancouver officers also qualified for the yearly Alexa’s Team award. ... Read More »

BC’s Premier Christy Clark wishes Happy Vaisakhi

PREMIER Christy Clark released the following statement on Vaisakhi:  OVER the next few days, hundreds of thousands of British Columbians join millions of Sikhs around the world to celebrate Vaisakhi. BC is home of the largest Vaisakhi celebration in North America – and possibly anywhere outside of India. It’s a testament to a community that has helped shape B.C. into ... Read More »

Faith, God & Spirituality

By Dr. Suresh Kurl  The terms may sound abstract but they are closely connected to our everyday lives and adopting them in everyday life can help us survive everyday problems. Suresh Kurl explians Half a century ago, I left India, the country of my birth, but continued to protect and preserve, rather jealously, a travel kit my parents had handed ... Read More »

‘Mixed-use building will have positive impact on Vancouver’s Punjabi Market’

A major section of Vancouver’s Punjabi Market will have a fresh look as a new development is set to emerge, significantly changing the landscape.  The northwest corner of Main Street and 49th Avenue is currently undergoing preparations for construction of a mixed-use building, featuring 75-rental housing units with new retail spaces at street level. “This project is going to have ... Read More »

BC proclaims Sikh Heritage Month and recognizes South Asian historic places

AS part of the celebrations and proclamation on Friday of April as Sikh Heritage Month, Premier Christy Clark announced that 15 South Asian historic places are being added to British Columbia’s Register of Historic Places. The recognition celebrates B.C.’s diversity and multiculturalism and the significance of British Columbians of South Asian descent and their contribution to the province. “We celebrate ... Read More »

Jaskaran Johal with ‘extensive history of trafficking and drug offences’ charged

JASKARAN Johal, 19, who police say has “an extensive history of trafficking and drug offences,” has been charged after he was caught in possession of a prohibited substance after breaching his conditions and allegedly attempting to flee from police. On the morning of March 21, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC) Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) conducted ... Read More »

Murali Muthyalu of India charged with witchcraft, extortion and fraud by Toronto Police

THE Toronto Police announced on Thursday that Murali Muthyalu, 37, a visitor from India who allegedly used an alias of Master Raghav, has been charged with practising witchcraft, extortion and fraud over $5,000. It is alleged that during February and March, a man advertised his services as an astrologer and psychic. A 44-year-old man attended his business for psychic services and was told ... Read More »

Indian mother, son murdered in US, motive still unknown

New York, Mar 25 (PTI) The gruesome killings of an Indian IT professional and her 6-year-old son in a New Jersey town has sent shock waves in the neighbourhood with the motive behind the murders still unknown. Sasikala Narra, 38 and her son Anish Narra were killed yesterday inside their residence at the Fox Meadow Apartments in Maple Shade in ... Read More »