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Neurosurgeon Mohammed Shamji of Toronto charged with first-degree murder in death of his wife Elana Fric Shamji (update) »

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03:00 am | ON Thursday, December 1 at 3:30 p.m., officers from Ontario’s York Regional Police received a call for found human remains in the Nashville Road and Highway 27 area. The deceased has now been…

Dec 3 2016 / Read More »

Murders of prominent South Asians – Surinderpal Hehar and Amarjit Singh Sandhu – still baffle community »

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05:00 pm | BY RATTAN MALL    WELL-KNOWN field hockey promoter Surinderpal Hehar, 45, a longshoreman, was shot dead a year ago on November 21, 2015, at 152nd Street and 66th Avenue in Surrey just after…

Dec 2 2016 / Read More »

Barinder Singh Dhaliwal, allegedly connected to Abbotsford Townline Hill Conflict, arrested and charged for firearm offences »

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10:02 am |   BARINDER Singh Dhaliwal, 33, of Abbotsford, with alleged connections to the Townline Hill area of Abbotsford, has been arrested for possession of an unauthorized weapon. On Sunday, November 29, officers from the…

Dec 2 2016 / Read More »

Edmonton dentist Dr. William Mather to face hearing tribunal in case of four-year-old Amber Athwal who suffered brain injury »

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05:30 pm | THE investigation by the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C) regarding a complaint about Dr. William Mather has determined that the matter will be referred to a hearing tribunal, the ADA&C announced on…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »

Harnarayan Singh to make English debut in NHL broadcast from Calgary on Wednesday night »

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05:08 pm | HARNARAYAN Singh, 31, who became the first Canadian broadcaster to provide live analysis in Punjabi on Hockey Night In Canada when he covered each game of the Stanley Cup final in 2008, will…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »

Ontario’s Hamilton Police looking for two white men after brutal attack on 15-year-old Pakistani Canadian »

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04:38 pm |   HAMILTON Police detectives in Ontario are investigating a robbery that the Pakistani Canadian victim’s relatives think might be a hate crime. Police said on Tuesday that during the early morning hours of…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »

Balwinder Singh, 42, of Reno pleads guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists in India’s Punjab »

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12:09 pm |   BALWINDER Singh, 42, of Reno (aka Jhaji, aka Happy, aka Possi, aka Baljit Singh) pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Larry R. Hicks to one count of conspiracy to provide material support…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »

Racism has no place in B.C.’s rich, multicultural society: provincial government »

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04:42 pm | TERESA Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism issued the following statement in response to reports of racist flyers distributed in Richmond: “Racism and discrimination of…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

Seema Verma becomes the second Indian American picked by US President-elect Donald Trump for an important role »

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02:45 pm | New York (IANS): President-elect Donald Trump selected a second Indian American, Seema Verma, on Monday for a high-level position in his administration, assigning her “to the dream team that will transform our healthcare system,”…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

Jinny Sims acclaimed NDP candidate for Surrey-Panorama »

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11:50 pm | AS had been announced by the BC NDP on November 9, Jinny Sims was acclaimed the party’s candidate for Surrey-Panorama at a packed nomination meeting on Monday night at Hyland Elementary School. She was joined…

Nov 28 2016 / Read More »

Regina cab driver Iqbal Singh Sharma in coma after being stabbed; Calgary man charged with attempted murder »

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04:17 pm | A 20 year-old male Leroy Aaron Redwood of Calgary, Alberta, is facing three charges of attempted murder in connection with an incident on Thursday, November 24 in the 2100-block of Park Street, which…

Nov 28 2016 / Read More »

Licensing of new radio stations to serve Surrey and Vancouver and addition of a transmitter in Surrey »

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01:19 pm | THE CRTC has approved an application by South Asian Broadcasting Corporation Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the ethnic commercial specialty radio station CKYE-FM Vancouver by adding an FM rebroadcasting transmitter in…

Nov 28 2016 / Read More »

Renewed support by federal government to combat hate »

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12:34 pm | RALPH Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on Monday said in a letter to media that the federal government is renewing the Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) to make it more responsive…

Nov 28 2016 / Read More »
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Law Society of Upper Canada’s governing body adopts strategies to end systemic racism in legal professions »

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06:39 pm | THE Law Society of Upper Canada’s governing body approved the final report by the Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working…

Dec 2 2016 / Read More »

Evergreen Extension now open to the public »

Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart, Minister Fassbender (Community, Sport and Cultural Development and Minister Responsible for TransLink), Premier Christy Clark, Port Moody-Coquitlam MLA Linda Reimer, Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay, MP for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge Dan Ruimy, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Doug Bing and TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond.

12:00 pm |   THE Evergreen Extension, which will bring efficient rapid transit service between Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby and Vancouver, was…

Dec 2 2016 / Read More »

Two men in hospital, two others in police custody after violence in East Vancouver home (update) »

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10:43 am | TWO men remain in hospital and two others considered people of interest are in police custody after a violent incident…

Dec 2 2016 / Read More »

Indian pleads guilty to student visa fraud in US »

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08:58 am | Washington (IANS): An Indian in the US has pleaded guilty to committing student visa fraud, according to an attorney, local…

Dec 2 2016 / Read More »

Gary Thandi receives prestigious Dr. Nancy Hall Public Policy Leadership Award »

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05:11 pm | THE Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) brought together politicians, policy makers, researchers, counsellors, social workers and advocates to discuss ways…

Dec 1 2016 / Read More »

10th Annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive kicks off »

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04:58 pm |   THE Benevolent Brotherhood Society (BBS) is helping the Ghirra family, the Co-operators Insurance branches and Vancity branches organize…

Dec 1 2016 / Read More »

MP Randeep Sarai’s fundraiser a resounding success »

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04:45 pm |   HUNDREDS of community members joined MP Randeep Sarai on Sunday at the Surrey Centre Liberal Riding Association’s sold-out annual…

Dec 1 2016 / Read More »

2 Indian-American executives held for fraud »

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09:26 am | Washington (IANS): Two Indian American top executives of a software and consulting firm have been arrested in the US…

Dec 1 2016 / Read More »

Trump to retain high-profile Indian American prosecutor Preet Bharara appointed by Obama »

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09:20 am | New York (IANS): US President-elect Donald Trump is going to keep Indian American Preet Bharara in his job as a…

Dec 1 2016 / Read More »

BC NDP nominates nine candidates in five days »

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10:52 pm | WITH Wednesday night’s acclamations of former RCMP Inspector Garry Begg (Surrey-Guildford) and veteran MLA Shane Simpson (Vancouver-Hastings), the BC NDP…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »

BC Coroners Service releases report on domestic violence deaths »

03:12 pm | THE BC Coroners Service has released the report and recommendations of a Death Review Panel into the deaths caused…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »

Police request information on random East Vancouver shooting on October 4 »

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11:44 am |   VANCOUVER Police are asking the public for information regarding a random shooting in East Vancouver last month that…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »

Global Skills Strategy to help attract highly qualified talent from around the world for Canadian companies »

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10:04 am | COMPANIES will soon be able to bring in the highly-skilled experts they need to grow, flourish and provide good…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »

Second quarter continues B.C.’s increased revenues and reduced debt »

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11:47 pm | BRITISH Columbia’s Second Quarterly Report continues to forecast increased revenues and reduced debt, demonstrating that government’s ongoing fiscal prudence, economic…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

Male in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after shooting in Surrey »

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11:13 pm | SURREY RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the 12100-block of 68th Avenue at about 8 p.m. today…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

Help Surrey RCMP “Pack the Police Car” this holiday season »

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04:28 pm | DURING the first two weeks of December, the Surrey RCMP will be inviting the community to help “Pack the Police Car”…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

Transit Police launch next phase of ‘Sexual Offending on Transit Campaign,’ introduce newest neighbourhood police office »

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04:19 pm | TRANSIT Police Chief Doug LePard on Tuesday launched the next phase of the department’s Sexual Offending on Transit Campaign…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion gets thumbs-up, Enbridge proposal gets thumbs-down; reactions (updated Wednesday) »

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02:20 pm | THE Trudeau government on Tuesday  announced that it had approved Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project, subject to 157…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »
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2016 Mercedes Benz GLE: Fitting replacement for the M-Class »

07:13 pm | The 2016 Mercedes – Benz GLE class is an all new line of vehicles from the premium German automaker and replaces the previous M-Class. We tested the GLE300d Coupe, not really a coupe, but a sleek, four-door CUV with its fastback design and powerful, purposeful look. The new GLE-Class, arrives with a range of powertrains…

Apr 29 2016 / Read More »
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Global Skills Strategy to help attract highly qualified talent from around the world for Canadian companies »

10:04 am | COMPANIES will soon be able to bring in the highly-skilled experts they need to grow, flourish and provide good jobs for Canadians faster than ever before. This announcement was made on Wednesday by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains. The ministers spoke about the Global…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »
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Harnarayan Singh to make English debut in NHL broadcast from Calgary on Wednesday night »

05:08 pm | HARNARAYAN Singh, 31, who became the first Canadian broadcaster to provide live analysis in Punjabi on Hockey Night In Canada when he covered each game of the Stanley Cup final in 2008, will make history on Wednesday night as he will become the first Sikh to broadcast in English when he joins the crew covering…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »
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Skydance Studios in Newton: first production will be science fiction thriller Altered Carbon on Netflix »

05:51 pm | SURREY Mayor Linda Hepner, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Amrik Virk and Skydance Media CEO David Ellison on Tuesday opened Skydance Studios in Newton with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. The newly converted building allows for more than 75,000 square feet of production space and houses one of the world’s longest and tallest…

Sep 20 2016 / Read More »
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Sit less, move more to cut risk of heart disease »

02:47 pm | New York (IANS): Living a sedentary life can be a potentially independent risk factor for heart disease and stroke, warns a study, suggesting to “sit less and move more”. The findings showed that sedentary behaviour may be also associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes, impaired insulin sensitivity (linked to diabetes) and an overall…

Aug 16 2016 / Read More »

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Neurosurgeon Mohammed Shamji of Toronto charged with first-degree murder in death of his wife Elana Fric Shamji (update) »

03:00 am | ON Thursday, December 1 at 3:30 p.m., officers from Ontario’s York Regional Police received a call for found human remains in the Nashville Road and Highway 27 area. The deceased…

Dec 3 2016 / Read More »

Law Society of Upper Canada’s governing body adopts strategies to end systemic racism in legal professions »

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06:39 pm | THE Law Society of Upper Canada’s governing body approved the final report by the Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group. It contains…

Dec 2 2016 / Read More »

Ontario’s Hamilton Police looking for two white men after brutal attack on 15-year-old Pakistani Canadian »

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04:38 pm |   HAMILTON Police detectives in Ontario are investigating a robbery that the Pakistani Canadian victim’s relatives think might be a hate crime.…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »

Ontario passes law ensuring equal recognition for all parents and children »

01:31 pm | ONTARIO on Tuesday passed legislation that will ensure equal treatment for all parents and children in the province. Bill 28, the All…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

CJMR Radio hosts raise over $100,000 and 20,000 pounds of food for Seva Food Bank »

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11:08 am |  LAST week’s annual CJMR Guru Nanak Radiothon and Food Drive raised over $115,000 in pledges and 22,000 pounds of food for the…

Nov 28 2016 / Read More »

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Trump to retain high-profile Indian American prosecutor Preet Bharara appointed by Obama »

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09:20 am | New York (IANS): US President-elect Donald Trump is going to keep Indian American Preet Bharara in his job as a high-profile federal prosecutor…

Dec 1 2016 / Read More »

Balwinder Singh, 42, of Reno pleads guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists in India’s Punjab »

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12:09 pm |   BALWINDER Singh, 42, of Reno (aka Jhaji, aka Happy, aka Possi, aka Baljit Singh) pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Larry…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »

‘Mintoo jailbreak kingpin, ISI wants return of Punjab militancy’ »

New Delhi: Khalistani militant Harminder Singh Mintoo who was nabbed from the Nizamuddin railway station by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on Nov 28, 2016. 
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10:57 am | New Delhi (IANS): KLF chief Harminder Singh Mintoo — one of the six prisoners to escape the Nabha jail in Punjab —…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »

Seema Verma becomes the second Indian American picked by US President-elect Donald Trump for an important role »

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02:45 pm | New York (IANS): President-elect Donald Trump selected a second Indian American, Seema Verma, on Monday for a high-level position in his administration, assigning…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »
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Indian pleads guilty to student visa fraud in US »

08:58 am | Washington (IANS): An Indian in the US has pleaded guilty to committing student visa fraud, according to an attorney, local media reported on Friday. Tejesh Kodali, 45, of Edison, New Jersey,…

Dec 2 2016 / Read More »
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2 Indian-American executives held for fraud »

09:26 am | Washington (IANS): Two Indian American top executives of a software and consulting firm have been arrested in the US for allegedly misrepresenting the company’s finances, a media report said on…

Dec 1 2016 / Read More »

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