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Now girlfriends are driving males around in South Slope conflict between two groups of young South Asian males! »

The .44 calibre revolver, a box of ammunition and gloves recovered last August from a car that Vancouver Police searched at the Esso gas station at Kingsway and Victoria Drive.

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03:40 pm | BY RATTAN MALL     NOW members of the two groups of young South Asian males that have been clashing in Vancouver’s South Slope for a long time are using their girlfriends to…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

Cloverdale-Langley City riding’s Conservative nomination: Grewal says he’s confident of winning, Brar is modest, Hayer still in the race »

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05:43 pm | THERE are six contenders for the Conservative nomination in the new federal riding of Cloverdale-Langley City: former Conservative MP Gurmant Grewal, Surrey businessman Paul Brar, former Liberal MLA Dave Hayer, life insurance salesman…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

Sukhpreet “Jesse” Shergill charged in June 19 murder of Mandeepak “Deepak” Chahal in Surrey »

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12:05 pm |   THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced on Thursday that charges have been laid in the June 19 murder of Mandeepak “Deepak” Chahal, 22. Chahal was not known to police. Sgt. Adam MacIntosh…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

RATTAN’S RUMBLE: The Sikh massacre of 1984 »

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10:40 am |  THE massacre of Sikhs in Delhi following Indira Gandhi’s assassination is indeed one of the most shameful chapters in modern Indian history. The worst part of the whole affair was the silence of…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

RATTAN’S RUMBLE: Indira Gandhi: From 1969 to her assassination in 1984 (30 years ago) »

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10:34 am |   THE first time I saw Indira Gandhi was at a press conference in New Delhi when I was a first-year student at Delhi University in 1969.  My dad’s colleagues were then the…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

WHY YOU MUST WATCH THIS ON YOUTUBE: Hamilton racism ‘social experiment’ – with a punch! »

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12:46 pm | How decent Canadians stood up against anti-Muslim taunts directed at a stranger in Hamilton, Ontario.   www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9rFprD_Qf4  …

Oct 29 2014 / Read More »

First turbaned Sikh woman in Canadian Navy a milestone: World Sikh Organization »

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10:40 am |   THE World Sikh Organization of Canada said Wednesday it helped Master Seaman Wanda McDonald become the first Sikh woman to wear the turban while serving in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). McDonald,…

Oct 29 2014 / Read More »

Prime Minister Stephen Harper pays his respects to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at regimental funeral »

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01:51 pm |     Hamilton, Ontario: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, joined by his wife Laureen and General Thomas Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, paid his respects to Corporal Nathan Cirillo during the regimental funeral…

Oct 28 2014 / Read More »

Filmmaker prepares to tell the story of Vancouver gangs from the inside out »

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09:35 am |     VANCOUVER has long been recognized as a hub for Canadian gang activity. Locality, ethnicity and access are often debated and yet the problems persist. For young filmmaker Mandip Sandhu, the issues…

Oct 28 2014 / Read More »

BRAMPTON: Dhillon vs Dhillon – Gurpreet beats incumbent Vicky »

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10:50 pm |   DHILLON lost and Dhillon won! The one who won was the new Dhillon – Gurpreet Dhillon, who will be the new city councillor for Wards 9 and 10 of Brampton. He took…

Oct 27 2014 / Read More »

RATTAN’S RUMBLE: Message from a young brown female to young brown males: BEHAVE YOURSELF! »

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03:58 pm |   VARAN, 23, who does not want her full name used, fired off this angry missive to me about how she was recently harassed by some brown guys and she wants to send…

Oct 27 2014 / Read More »

RCMP say Zehaf-Rideau prepared video recording of himself before attack »

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11:28 pm |   RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said Sunday: “The RCMP has identified persuasive evidence that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau’s attack was driven by ideological and political motives. Zehaf-Bibeau had prepared a video recording of himself just…

Oct 26 2014 / Read More »

Dhahan Prize for Punjabi Literature Awards Gala and Punjabi Literature Day »

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11:33 pm | RECOGNIZING that Punjabi language has been spoken in Vancouver for over one hundred years, Mayor Gregor Robertson and the City of Vancouver proclaimed October 25, 2014, as “Punjabi Literature Day.” The proclamation was…

Oct 25 2014 / Read More »
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Government announces reforms to end live-in requirement, reduce family separation and provide more options to caregivers »

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01:38 pm |   CITIZENSHIP and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander on Friday announced significant reforms to the Caregiver Program that acknowledges the…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

Immigration Minister says annual immigration plan features highest planned level of admissions in recent history   »

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01:35 pm |   CITIZENSHIP and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced on Friday that the Government of Canada’s annual immigration plan features…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

TeamSurrey calls for independent audit of Surrey City Hall construction costs and better relations with provincial government »

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08:43 pm | TEAMSURREY of Brenda Locke and Stephen Gammer are calling for an external, independent audit of Surrey City Hall construction…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

Middle class families should not pay for Harper’s tax break, says federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau »

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06:24 pm | FEDERAL Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau on Thursday, commenting on the Conservatives’ income splitting announcement, said: “Middle class families…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

Harper announces massive tax cuts, increased benefits for families with kids »

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06:23 pm | PRIME Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement on Thursday about “new measures to help make life more affordable for Canadian families” are…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

NDP Leader Horgan calls for protection for passengers, fairness in taxi industry »

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05:19 pm | THE B.C. Liberals need to take action to protect safety and jobs in the taxi industry, says New Democrat…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

RCMP admit that Surrey’s Crime Severity Index is higher than provincial and national CSIs »

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03:49 pm |   SURREY RCMP in a press release on Thursday admitted that the Crime Severity Index of the City is…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

Surrey First claims it will look after homeless, and people with mental health and addictions issues »

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12:35 pm |   SURREY First on Thursday unveiled its strategy to strengthen supports for vulnerable groups, including the homeless and people…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

Vikram Bajwa says he will use the old Surrey City Hall as a homeless shelter »

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06:14 pm |   SURREY mayoral candidate Vikram Bjawa said Wednesday that he will use the old Surrey City Hall as a…

Oct 29 2014 / Read More »

Peter Mattoo is the only South Asian running for Delta Council »

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02:52 pm |   PETER Mattoo, a 34-year Delta resident, who officially filed his nomination papers to run as a candidate for…

Oct 29 2014 / Read More »

ATN launches another channel in collaboration with VIACOM: ATN Rishtey on Rogers Cable »

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03:18 pm | ASIAN Television Network International Limited (ATN), Canada’s largest South Asian broadcaster, on Tuesday announced the launch of ATN Rishtey…

Oct 28 2014 / Read More »

North Shore taxi companies hope West Vancouver and North Vancouver district pass motions opposing Uber »

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01:05 pm | GURDIP Singh Sahota, General Manager of North Shore Taxi, is hoping that West Vancouver and the District of North…

Oct 28 2014 / Read More »

Delta cop, two businessmen go high to highlight high risk of heart disease among South Asians »

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03:06 pm |   DELTA Police Constable Ken Usipiuk along with businessmen Amarjit Dhadwar of A1 Sports and Daljit Beesla of Magic…

Oct 27 2014 / Read More »

Doug McCallum and Safe Surrey Coalition release five-point Comprehensive Transportation Platform »

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11:18 am | SURREY mayoral hopeful Doug McCallum and the Safe Surrey Coalition released its five-point Comprehensive Transportation Platform Monday morning after…

Oct 27 2014 / Read More »

One Surrey to create Economic and Sporting Hub in Cloverdale, says Barinder Rasode »

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11:14 am |   BARINDER Rasode and the One Surrey team will redevelop the Cloverdale Fairgrounds to create an economic and sporting…

Oct 27 2014 / Read More »

New Cultural Corridor to unite arts, heritage and business groups in Surrey, says Linda Hepner »

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11:11 am | SURREY mayoral candidate Linda Hepner has announced Surrey First’s Cultural Platform, which includes a new Cultural Corridor to reflect…

Oct 27 2014 / Read More »

Federal government creates Panel on Employment Challenges of New Canadians »

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10:51 pm |   EMPLOYMENT and Social Development Jason Kenney, who is also Minister for Multiculturalism, has set up the Panel on…

Oct 26 2014 / Read More »

Fire at Maple Ridge’s Fraser Cedar Products affects more than 60 workers »

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08:00 pm |   A major fire at Maple Ridge’s Fraser Cedar Products owned by Baljinder Singh Gill caused significant damage and…

Oct 26 2014 / Read More »

Surrey RCMP investigating death threat to businessman Harjit Singh Atwal »

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10:57 pm | SURREY RCMP are investigating a death threat to Surrey businessman Harjit Singh Atwal. Atwal received an email, a copy…

Oct 25 2014 / Read More »

Justin Trudeau condemns recent acts of vandalism against Alberta mosque and in Toronto »

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04:36 pm |   FEDERAL Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau on Saturday said that the defacing of the mosque in Cold Lake,…

Oct 25 2014 / Read More »

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03:48 pm | WITH a new look, more safety features and a new engine for the Canadian and U.S. markets, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van is now better than ever.  First launched on the European market in 1995, the Sprinter has steadily been redefined and improved. Business owners like it for its low operating costs and excellent resale,…

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Punjab seeks punishment for those involved in anti-Sikh riots »

09:45 am |   Chandigarh (IANS): The Punjab government Friday said it would mount pressure on the central government to seek punishment for those who were involved in the killing of hundreds of Sikhs in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal told the media in Bathinda, 250 km from here, that the enhanced compensation awarded…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »
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FC DALLAS 2 – VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 1: ‘Caps erase first-half deficit, but fall short after late penalty »

09:27 pm | VANCOUVER Whitecaps FC saw their season come to a heartbreaking end after suffering a hard-fought 2-1 loss to FC Dallas in the Western Conference Knockout Round Wednesday night at Toyota Stadium. Playing in their second-ever MLS Cup Playoff match, the visiting ‘Caps erased a first-half deficit through a 64th-minute Erik Hurtado equalizer before a controversial late penalty sealed…

Oct 29 2014 / Read More »
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Lisa Ray plans cancer research institute in India »

12:46 pm | Mumbai (IANS): Ever since Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray battled Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer, she has campaigned for the cause and spoken widely of it to spread awareness. Now, she’s planning to open her own research institute for cancer in India. The “Water” actress, who has returned to the country, says she plans…

Oct 14 2014 / Read More »
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Protect yourself and your loved ones from influenza – Get vaccinated! »

05:56 pm | EACH year, influenza kills more Canadians than all other vaccine-preventable illnesses combined. Health Minister Terry Lake and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall this week urged all British Columbians to arm themselves against influenza, and get vaccinated. “Most of us recognize the importance of washing our hands, properly covering our mouths when we cough or…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »
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Ontario secures more investments in China: Projects worth about $442 M will create up to 340 jobs »

02:11 pm | ONTARIO secured significant new investments from Chinese partners on Tuesday as part of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s first trade mission to China. These investments will create jobs in several communities, including…

Oct 28 2014 / Read More »

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Indian Prime Minister Modi remembers Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary »

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09:10 am | INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday remembered former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary. He tweeted: “I join my…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

Modi lauds Sardar Patel, targets Congress over ’84 riots »

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08:58 am | New Delhi (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked people to build on the legacy of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for a “shresth” (great)…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

Fadnavis takes charge of Maharashtra – BJP’s first Chief Minister  »

08:42 am | Mumbai (IANS): Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in Friday as chief minister of Maharashtra’s first BJP government along with nine ministers, cheered by…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

RATTAN’S RUMBLE: The Sikh massacre of 1984 »

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10:40 am |  THE massacre of Sikhs in Delhi following Indira Gandhi’s assassination is indeed one of the most shameful chapters in modern Indian history.…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »
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Punjab seeks punishment for those involved in anti-Sikh riots »

09:45 am |   Chandigarh (IANS): The Punjab government Friday said it would mount pressure on the central government to seek punishment for those who were involved in the killing of hundreds of Sikhs…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

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