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Bitter controversy among parents whose children play for suspended Central City Breakers FC »

A large number of parents were not allowed to attend the AGM.

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11:56 pm | THERE is widespread bitterness and anger among a large section of parents who allege that they were deliberately prevented from attending Wednesday’s annual general meeting of the Central City Breakers FC that has…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

DID THEN-INDIAN PRIME MINISTER ATAL BEHARI VAJPAYEE’S DEFEAT IN 2004 ELECTION TAKE PLACE BECAUSE OF CANADIAN ADVICE? »

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

09:15 am | What may be a vital piece of history will be revealed in Saturday’s print edition of The VOICE. The story will be put up on the website on Saturday morning.…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

Conservative MP Wai Young’s supporters welcome Amandeep Nijjar’s NDP nomination as Chinese-Canadians votes won’t get split »

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10:00 pm | SUPPORTERS of Conservative MP Wai Young on Tuesday night welcomed the victory of Amandeep Nijjar as the NDP candidate for the riding as they had feared the splitting of Chinese-Canadian votes if Caroline…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson strongly condemns attack on Punjab police station »

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10:05 am | FOREIGN Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson on Tuesday said in a statement: “Canada strongly condemns yesterday’s attack on a police station in Gurdaspur, a district in the northern Indian state of Punjab, which killed…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

B.C. appoints South Asian lawyer a provincial court judge: Valliammai Chettiar »

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07:47 pm | THE B.C. government is appointing five new provincial court judges to ensure the court can continue to improve access to justice, Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton announced Monday. The appointments…

Jul 27 2015 / Read More »

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar visiting Vancouver and Toronto in August »

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar with Canadian High Commissioner in India, Nadir Patel.

03:09 pm | MANOHAR Lal Khattar, the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Haryana, is heading a business delegation of 10-15 leading industrialists to explore business partnerships in Canada from August 21 to 24. The…

Jul 27 2015 / Read More »

Abbotsford Police seek public help to find Kamalpreet Singh Gill, 25 »

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12:37 pm |   ABBOTSFORD Police are asking for the public’s help in finding Kamalpreet Singh Gill, 25, who went missing on Wednesday, July 15. He is not known to police and his disappearance is baffling.…

Jul 27 2015 / Read More »

Former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam dead; received honorary degrees from SFU and Waterloo »

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09:25 am |   New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation on Tuesday in paying tributes to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday. Thousands…

Jul 27 2015 / Read More »

‘My father chose Guru Gobind Singh’s path to always fight for human rights,’ says Surat Singh Khalsa’s daughter Sarvinder Kaur »

Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa was forcibly move to a hospital in Ludhiana, Punjab.

11:18 pm | BY INDIRA PRAHST Vancouver sociologist   BAPU Surat Singh Khalsa, who has been on a fast unto death since January 16 demanding the release of 65 Sikh prisoners languishing in jails after having…

Jul 24 2015 / Read More »

Federal NDP maintains lead, NDP minority seen »

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11:11 pm | BC: NDP – 43%, Conservatives – 27%, Liberals – 23%   IN a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll among 1,208 Canadian voters, more than a third will vote…

Jul 24 2015 / Read More »

RATTAN’S RUMBLE: “The first thing he sees as being wrong is not the bullet holes in the house; it’s that police are there!” »

Constable Ian MacDonald

12:55 pm |   WHEN five bullets slammed into the residence of a South Asian family in the 31400 block of Blueridge Drive in Abbotsford around 3:15 a.m. on Saturday (July 18), it apparently did not…

Jul 23 2015 / Read More »

RATTAN’S RUMBLE: Airdrie RCMP in Alberta forced to re-open case of racist attack on innocent cab driver thanks to Global News (UPDATED) »

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11:59 pm | KUDOS to Global News for FORCING RCMP officers of Airdrie detachment in Alberta to re-open the case involving a vicious racial attack on Calgary cabbie Sardar Qayyum, 35. The incident actually took place…

Jul 22 2015 / Read More »

Liv Grewal rejected by Conservative Party as candidate in Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, calls it “result of an unfair political process” »

Liv Grewal with mom MP Nina Grewal.

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05:00 pm | BY RATTAN MALL   A week ago, The VOICE had learned that Liv Grewal, the younger son of MP Nina Grewal and former MP Gurmant Grewal, was not being given the green light by…

Jul 22 2015 / Read More »
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‘Newly-found debris might have come from MH370′ »

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10:17 pm | Washington (IANS): The US investigators have concluded that the piece of aircraft debris found on Wednesday near a French…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

World War II era bomb found in grandfather’s closet. So who do you call when you find a bomb? »

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03:51 pm | EARLIER this week, Coquitlam RCMP responded to an unusual report of a bomb found in a home in the…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

ICBC fraud: Trio caught and charged in ‘passenger jump-in scheme’ »

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11:05 am |   THREE Lower Mainland residents have been fined a total of $5,000 plus jail time after being found guilty…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

Nine people hit in 15 pellet gun random attacks across Abbotsford between July 18 and 27 »

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10:24 am |   ABBOTSFORD Police believe that a male between the ages of 18 and 25 is behind the 15 pellet…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

Samir Mokhtar, Vancouver’s 10th murder victim, was on bail on manslaughter charge in Aladdin Ramadan’s death »

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07:00 pm | VANCOUVER Police said Tuesday that Monday night’s homicide victim is 20-year-old Samir Mokhtar. He was charged with manslaughter in the September…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

Top Indian undergrads boost BC economy and Vancouver university research labs this summer with Globalink Program »

Sinal Nayak, a Mitacs Globalink Intern from India, is spending his summer working to improve the quality of virtual reality environments at SFU Surrey’s iSpaceLab.

04:47 pm | THIS summer Lower Mainland universities are hosting some of the brightest undergraduate students in the world.  Here for 12…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

Cheers! B.C. serves up new options for liquor producers »

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03:29 pm | MOST customers at a distillery lounge are visiting for the spirits – however, thanks to the latest government liquor…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

Surrey first BC city to install real time Travel Time Information System on major corridors »

Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner

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03:16 pm | SURREY will be the first municipality in the province to install a real time Travel Time Information System which…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

WARNING: Five people are killed and 530 injured in crashes on B.C. Day long weekend »

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11:33 am |   OVER the B.C. Day long weekend, on average, five people are killed and 530 injured in crashes across…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

QUICK NEWS: Canadian – Local & National (updated constantly) »

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09:00 am |   OLIVIA CHOW TO RUN AS NDP CANDIDATE FROM TORONTO: Olivia Chow announced on Tuesday that she will accept the…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

More Canadians think NDP victory will have positive effect on strength of economy: Globe and Mail / Nanos survey »

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01:43 pm | CANADIANS are more likely to think that a majority government of any kind, regardless if it is a majority…

Jul 27 2015 / Read More »

Vancouver Police say 15-year-old Jason Nguyen was murdered »

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11:40 am | VANCOUVER Police investigators continue to gather evidence, canvass for witnesses, and probe the circumstances surrounding the murder of 15-year-old…

Jul 27 2015 / Read More »

Male was stabbed – not shot – in Surrey at 184th Street and 92nd Avenue »

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06:46 am | SURREY RCMP now say the male who they had earlier reported as having been shot at 184th Street and…

Jul 27 2015 / Read More »

Visitors from India were up 14.3 per cent in May compared to May 2014 »

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10:24 pm | BRITISH Columbia is showing strong growth in international overnight visitors with overall numbers up by an additional 34,785 visitors…

Jul 26 2015 / Read More »

Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer on 2015 Celebration of Light preparations; Translink preparations for fireworks »

Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer

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08:20 pm | THE following are Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer’s remarks on the Celebration of Light fireworks:   The Celebration of…

Jul 24 2015 / Read More »

B.C. Ferries abuses FOI laws in order to hide embarrassing email with minister, says NDP »

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12:22 pm | A newly released email shows B.C. Ferries tried to hide an embarrassing exchange between their CEO and the B.C.…

Jul 23 2015 / Read More »

Surrey RCMP seek public help to identify black suspect in June 25 assault on security guard »

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02:41 pm |   SURREY RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in an assault against a security…

Jul 22 2015 / Read More »

Fewer incidents of breaking and entering, and robbery lower Crime Severity Index in Canada »

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01:17 pm | FROM 2013 to 2014, the Crime Severity Index (CSI), which measures the volume and severity of police-reported crime, decreased…

Jul 22 2015 / Read More »

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08:56 pm | Now in its sixth generation, the Volkswagen Jetta undergoes a mid-cycle refresh for the 2015 model year. The changes include exterior cosmetics, a few technical upgrades and improved interior detailing. Importantly, there is a raft of new driving and safety technologies. The 2015 Jetta lineup offers a choice of four trim levels – Trendline, Trendline…

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‘Newly-found debris might have come from MH370′ »

10:17 pm | Washington (IANS): The US investigators have concluded that the piece of aircraft debris found on Wednesday near a French island in the Indian Ocean came from a Boeing 777, raising the odds that it belongs to the mysteriously-vanished MH370, the US media reported. The conclusion was based on photos of the object, which was located…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »
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Bitter controversy among parents whose children play for suspended Central City Breakers FC »

11:56 pm | THERE is widespread bitterness and anger among a large section of parents who allege that they were deliberately prevented from attending Wednesday’s annual general meeting of the Central City Breakers FC that has been suspended by South District Girls’ Soccer Association as well as by the Surrey Metro Soccer Association. The meeting was held at…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »
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Indians weave visual magic in ‘Mission Impossible 5′ »

12:42 pm | New York (IANS): A battery of visual effects professionals from India are behind the breathtaking visual effects seen in “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” movie which is set to release in India on August 7, a media report said. Dhirendra Chhatpar, Saurabh Nandedkar, Abhishek Singh, Indranil Bhattacharya and several others have weaved the graphic effects…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

International Day of Yoga at Vancouver’s Plaza of Nations attracted hardly 50 participants! »

02:42 pm | WHILE International Day of Yoga events in Surrey and at the UBC were expected to draw a large number of participants, what was to be the main event – at Downtown Vancouver’s Plaza of Nations – attracted hardly 50 participants!      …

Jun 21 2015 / Read More »
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CrossRoads-KST T-20 Cricket Tournament: SDS SuperSixers the super team »

12:33 pm | MISSISSAUGA: Kanada Sports Team Inc organized the 6th CrossRoads-KST T-20 Cricket Tournament over the past two weekends (July 18-19 and 25-26). This popular tournament attracts numerous teams from in and around…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

University of Toronto students celebrate the Pan Am Path Art Relay with “fairgrounds” »

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12:07 pm | Tuesday, August 4, 2015: 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2015: 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Rain or Shine http://panampath.org/wp.shtml?f=Z8  …

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

Mississauga Arts Council Limelight is looking for Mississauga’s most talented »

09:58 am | MISSISSAUGA: MAC Limelight, the youth division of the Mississauga Arts Council, is searching for Mississauga’s most talented artists. Mississauga’s Got Talent will take…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

‘Talvar’ to premiere at Toronto International Film Festival »

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01:42 pm | New Delhi (IANS): Irrfan Khan and Tabu-starrer “Talvar”, based on the infamous Aarushi Talwar murder case, will have its world premiere at…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

Federal government invests close to $3.7 million to tackle seniors’ isolation in GTA »

10:46 am | ALICE Wong, federal Minister of State (Seniors), on Tuesday announced the first in a series of New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) pan-Canadian…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

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India’s population to outnumber China’s in 2022: UN »

08:59 pm |   United Nations (IANS): There will be more Indians than Chinese by 2022 when both Asian giants will have 1.4 billion people…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

Yakub Memon’s pleas rejected, Maharashtra braces for hanging »

11:41 am | New Delhi/Mumbai (IANS): Mumbai 1993 blasts convict Yakub Memon seemed set to go to the gallows with the Supreme Court on Wednesday…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

Kalam endorsed nuclear deal, wasn’t reluctant to appoint Sonia Gandhi as PM: Manmohan Singh »

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11:38 am | New Delhi (IANS): A.P.J. Abdul Kalam backed the nuclear deal India inked with the United States in 2005 and it is a…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

DID THEN-INDIAN PRIME MINISTER ATAL BEHARI VAJPAYEE’S DEFEAT IN 2004 ELECTION TAKE PLACE BECAUSE OF CANADIAN ADVICE? »

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

09:15 am | What may be a vital piece of history will be revealed in Saturday’s print edition of The VOICE. The story will be…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »
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‘Newly-found debris might have come from MH370′ »

10:17 pm | Washington (IANS): The US investigators have concluded that the piece of aircraft debris found on Wednesday near a French island in the Indian Ocean came from a Boeing 777, raising…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »
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Yakub Memon hanged till death in Nagpur jail »

09:57 pm | Nagpur (IANS): Yakub Memon, convicted in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, was hanged till death at the Nagpur Central Jail in Maharashtra on Thursday morning, officials said. He…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

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