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Surrey and Richmond will each have one new riding in 2017 provincial election »

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03:23 pm | SURREY and Richmond will each have one new riding in the 2017 provincial election if the preliminary report of the BC Electoral Boundaries Commission that was released on Thursday by its Chairman, Justice…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

A full house at Stop Racism event in Surrey »

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03:00 pm | BY INDIRA PRAHST Instructor of Race and Ethnic Relations Department of Sociology Langara College, Vancouver   THE International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which is observed in March to collectively work…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

Tim Uppal defends government’s record on acknowleding, educating and commemorating tragic events about Komagata Maru »

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02:04 pm | TIM Uppal, federal Minister of State for Multiculturalism, on Thursday, apparently reacting to Wednesday’s demand by Punjab for an apology in Parliament for the Komagata Maru incident, issued a statement highlighting a number…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

VOICE’s scoop last week on Modi coming to Vancouver confirmed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper »

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08:28 am | THE VOICE’s scoop posted online on March 17 at 3:35 p.m. that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was going to visit Vancouver was confirmed on Wednesday morning by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Harper…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »

146,336 Indian students form the second largest group in U.S. schools, nine percent increase since October »

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07:00 am | INDIAN students form the second largest group in U.S. schools. There are 146,336 students from India – a nine percent increase since last October. Chinese students form the largest group: 331,371 – a…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »

Punjab demands apology from Canadian Parliament over Komagata Maru tragedy »

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06:10 am | PUNJAB state’s assembly unanimously passed a resolution on Wednesday seeking an apology from the Canadian government for the Komagata Maru incident, according to reports in Indian media. The resolution said: “The Indian government…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »

Appeal Court rejects Ninderjit Singh’s appeal for reduction of parole ineligibility period »

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02:57 pm | THE B.C. Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Ninderjit Singh, who had pleaded guilty to the January 26, 1999 second-degree murder of Poonam Randhawa, 18, to reduce his period of parole…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

Gurjot Kooner and Arjun Gill win silver at Senior Canadian Wrestling Championships »

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02:53 pm | Manheet Kahlon, Nishanpreet Randhawa, Ajay Gill win gold in junior championships   2015 Senior Freestyle Champions were crowned at the ASICS Junior / Senior Canadian Wrestling Championships, at Brock University in St. Catharines,…

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Videos available for new immigrants in Punjabi and other languages to learn about tuberculosis »

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11:41 am | THE BC Centre for Disease Control and the BC Lung Association have created videos in six languages aimed at helping recent immigrants and travellers better understand the difference between tuberculosis disease and inactive…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

CRTC issued notices of violation and warning letters to call centres located in Pakistan, India and U.S. »

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10:05 am | THE Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on Tuesday announced that four air duct cleaning companies paid a total of $55,000 as part of a settlement following violations to the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules.…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

 Pakistan Canada Association celebrates Pakistan’s Republic Day on Saturday »

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06:11 pm | Where: Grand Taj Banquet Hall, 8388 128th Street, Surrey When: March 28 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20, includes dinner; children 5 and under: free   THIS Saturday (March 28), the Pakistan Canada Association…

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Alberta’s former associate minister Naresh Bhardwaj won’t run in next election despite being cleared of allegations by party »

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04:59 pm | NARESH Bhardwaj, Alberta’s former associate minister, announced Monday that he won’t run in the next election in spite of being cleared of allegations that he tried to bribe a supporter of his rival, Balraj…

Mar 23 2015 / Read More »

Transit Police seek public’s help to identify deceased man who’s possibly South Asian »

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09:47 am | THE Metro Vancouver Transit Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who died as the result of an incident on Saturday, March 21 at the Scott Road SkyTrain Station in…

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Team Izzat’s 11th Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Classic »

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10:42 am | TEAM Izzat’s 11th Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Classic takes place on Saturday, April 11 at Delta’s Seaquam Secondary…

Mar 28 2015 / Read More »

Jagdish Gill of Toronto and Sukhi Panesar of Surrey on Canada’s national team for Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia »

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02:39 pm | THE Canadian Men’s National Field Hockey Team is headed to Ipoh, Malaysia, to compete against a handful of the…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More »

CRIME: Multicultural group of 13 charged with 66 drugs and firearms offences in Surrey RCMP investigation »

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02:34 pm | AS a result of a 21-month-long investigation into drug trafficking in Surrey, 13 Lower Mainland residents have been charged…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More »

CRIME: Two more males known to police shot in Surrey »

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07:57 am | TWO Surrey males in their mid-twenties and known to police suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds on Thursday night. Police said…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More »

All charges against South Asian trucker involved in 2012 collision that killed Surrey RCMP Constable Oliver stayed »

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11:20 pm |   THE law firm representing trucker Harjit Singh Lotay on Thursday informed the media, including The VOICE, that all…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

CRIME: Transit Police arrest two men in separate sexual assault incidents »

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12:12 pm | TWO men have been arrested by Metro Vancouver Transit Police for separate incidents of sexual assault on Transit. On…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

Dentistry From The Heart event offers FREE smiles »

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10:49 am | THE Pacific Oral Health Centre is offering free smiles to anyone who is in need of dental care. The…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

Simran Kapoor, Miss World Canada 2015 delegate and Hollywood visual effects coordinator, lives life to the fullest »

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10:18 am | SIMRAN Kapoor, 24, loves to experience each moment of life to the fullest. “I consider myself as a consummate…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

Whitecaps FC 2 adds midfielder Sahil Sandhu and two others ahead of Sunday’s United Soccer League season opener »

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03:24 pm | VANCOUVER Whitecaps FC announced on Wednesday that goalkeeper Mark Village and midfielders Victor Blasco and Sahil Sandhu have been…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »

Movie on India’s hockey legend Prithipal Singh to be screened at Toronto’s Indy Sportz Film Fest Experience »

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02:17 pm | PRITHIPAL Singh, a story a film based on the life of one of India’s greatest hockey legends, is being…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »

Suman Faulkner dazzles with her South Asian fusion collection »

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02:10 pm | SUMAN Faulkner opened this year’s Art Institute of Vancouver’s fashion show with her South Asian fusion collection. The high…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »

Land acquired for PICS Society’s Seniors Long Term Care Home »

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12:04 pm | PICS Society announced on Wednesday that land for their Seniors Long Term Care Home has now been acquired. The…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »

1984 riots: Phoolka says CBI clean chit to Tytler ‘unfortunate’ »

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11:00 am | New Delhi (IANS): Advocate H.S. Phoolka, who represented the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, expressed his displeasure on…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »

Falling for a tax scam can cost you »

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08:52 am | DID you receive an email from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) asking for personal information or to click on…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »

Canadian Eyesight Global partners with CNIB, free eye health clinic in Richmond on April 12 »

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04:25 pm | CANADIAN Eyesight Global has partnered with the Canadian National Institute of Blind (CNIB) and is organizing a free eye health…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

Pakistan Day celebrations’ photos »

Consul General of Pakistan, Dr Muhammad Tariq (centre) at the flag hoisting ceremony and luncheon at his home in Vancouver to celebrate Pakistan Day. He is flanked by Harpreet Singh (Conservative Party candidate in Surrey-Newton) and Harjit Singh Sajjan (Federal Liberal Party candidate in Vancouver South). Members of the Pakistan community celebrated with hundreds present at the Pakistan Day event in Surrey organized by Pakistani Canadian Cultural Association (PCCA).  One of the organizers of the event, Naveed Waraich of PCCA,  instilled pride in the younger generation to be proud of Pakistan and their identity. Children were the theme at the event in memory of the children killed in Peshawar by terrorists. Isma Ishtiaq, received a recognition award for her dedication in soccer - Surdel Girls U16 team at the celebration. 

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02:19 pm | CONSUL General of Pakistan, Dr Muhammad Tariq (centre) at the flag hoisting ceremony and luncheon at his home in Vancouver…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

NDP calls for pathways to citizenship for temporary foreign workers »

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12:33 pm | THE NDP said on Tuesday it is concerned that the Conservatives’ woeful management of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

CRIME: Donald Salahub, person of interest in Surrey murder of Michael Amy in February, arrested »

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02:00 pm | DONALD Lyle Salahub, 44, identified as a person of interest in the homicide of Michael Donald Amy who was…

Mar 23 2015 / Read More »

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12:28 pm | A completely re-engineered and redesigned Honda Pilot SUV makes its debut The all-new, eight-passenger Pilot SUV will raise the stakes in the mainstream three-row SUV segment with new technology, advanced safety, improved fuel economy and enhanced family utility and versatility. The new Pilot represents a dramatic shift in design, while showcasing new standout technologies, versatility,…

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U.S. Senate India Caucus Co-Chairs Senators John Cornyn Mark Warner: India a ‘critical ally’ »

09:54 pm | WASHINGTON: U.S. Senate India Caucus Co-Chairs Senator John Cornyn (Republican – Texas) and Senator Mark Warner (Democrat – Virginia) have sent a joint letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter expressing support for the United States-India defense relationship and urging him to place a special emphasis on India as a critical ally. “The U.S. strategic…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More »

Robert Earnshaw’s 90th-minute winner propels Whitecaps FC to 2-1 win against Portland Timbers »

10:45 pm | VANCOUVER: These ‘Caps sure have a flair for the dramatic this season. Robert Earnshaw scored a 90th-minute winner in his Vancouver Whitecaps FC (3W-1L-0D) debut to lead the Blue and White to a 2-1 victory over Portland Timbers (0W-1L-3D) Saturday night at BC Place. After Nicolas Mezquida scored his first of the season in the 15th…

Mar 28 2015 / Read More »
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12:32 pm | Runner! War can be hell. Watch things heat up big time in ’71. Away from the world’s current conflict with radical Islamist inspired terrorists religion also played a central role in the troubled region of Ireland back in the 60s and 70s. Thanks to ’71 we bear witness to the carnage faced by locals and…

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08:16 am | BY HARNOOR GILL Grade 11 student Christ The King Catholic Secondary Georgetown, Ontario   DATA stored in a computer is important and many people do not realize how important these…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More »

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U.S. Senate India Caucus co-chairs call for Diwali commemorative stamp »

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09:43 pm | WASHINGTON: Senate India Caucus Co-Chairs Senators Mark Warner (Democrat – Virginia) and John Cornyn (Republican – Texas) have submitted a resolution calling for…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More »

Alabama police officer indicted for assaulting Indian grandfather »

09:42 pm | Washington (IANS): An Alabama police officer who assaulted an unarmed Indian grandfather while he was taking a morning walk in front of…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More »

Criticism continues but BCCI defends Indian team »

03:42 pm | Mumbai (IANS): A day after India bowed out of the 2015 cricket World Cup losing the semi-finals, criticism continued to flow in…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More »

Tim Uppal defends government’s record on acknowleding, educating and commemorating tragic events about Komagata Maru »

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02:04 pm | TIM Uppal, federal Minister of State for Multiculturalism, on Thursday, apparently reacting to Wednesday’s demand by Punjab for an apology in Parliament…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

U.S. Senate India Caucus Co-Chairs Senators John Cornyn Mark Warner: India a ‘critical ally’ »

09:54 pm | WASHINGTON: U.S. Senate India Caucus Co-Chairs Senator John Cornyn (Republican – Texas) and Senator Mark Warner (Democrat – Virginia) have sent a joint letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More »

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