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  ‘Lack of adequate government funding contributing to ongoing domestic violence’ »

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11:08 pm |     BY RATTAN MALL   SHASHI Assanand, nationally renowned registered social worker, was blunt when I asked her about the domestic violence situation in B.C. in the wake of the second-degree murder…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

Former president of Brookside Sikh Temple now faces second-degree murder charge. Narinder’s funeral on Sunday »

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11:00 pm |       (Funeral services for Narinder Kaur Kalsi, 67, will be held on Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m. at Delta`s Five Rivers Funeral Home and bhog will take place at 3:30…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

Bindi wins trophy for figure third time in a row at national bodybuilding championship »

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10:57 pm |   BY RATTAN MALL   YOU just can’t beat Bindi Bains Mackoruk when it comes to discipline, determination and dedication. The 43-year-old personal fitness trainer bagged the trophy in the figure category in…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

City of Surrey getting more aggressive about illegal dumping »

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10:49 pm | BY RATTAN MALL   THE City of Surrey is cracking down on illegal dumping and by the end of this month their reporting line (604-591-4370) will be answered 24 hours, Jas Rehal, Surrey’s…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

BCSC panel finds that former notary public Rashida Samji committed $100 million fraud »

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10:47 pm |    A British Columbia Securities Commission panel has found that a Vancouver woman and two companies she controlled committed a $100 million fraud. The panel found that between approximately 2003 and January 2012,…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

  PICS announces culturally-sensitive extended care facility »

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10:41 pm | IN a meeting at Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society Senior’s Housing Facility on Saturday, July 19, PICS announced a culturally-sensitive extended care facility. PICS has purchased 3.5 acres of land in Cloverdale.…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

‘What’s Your Secret?’ contest winner’s positivity has her working in Canada just two months after arrival! »

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10:37 pm | DR. Vandana Khetarpal’s story is unusual. With a doctorate in management and 10 years of teaching experience in business schools in India she landed in Vancouver in February 2014 with husband and two kids.…

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  Conference empowering youth not to get involved in violence and gangs »

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10:34 pm |   THIS week, over 200 researchers, policymakers, police officers, parents, youth and community members met to discuss how to reinforce strengths in youth that would prevent their involvement in violence and gangs. Building on research conducted…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

Will there be another costly legal fight at Vancouver’s Ross Street Gurdwara? »

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10:29 pm |     THE Sikh Sangat Seva Society of BC, a united group of several opposition parties that have come together to challenge the current executive at the Khalsa Diwan Society Vancouver of Ross…

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Huge turnout for Barinder Rasode’s ‘Our Community, Your Voice, My Shanti’ Event  »

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10:01 pm |   OVER 300 hundred people packed into Vikram Vij’s new South Surrey restaurant, My Shanti, for an exclusive event with Surrey Councillor Barinder Rasode Thursday night. “I wanted to bring together young professionals,…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »
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RATTAN’S RUMBLE: Sonia Gandhi: Tough and powerful! (Controversy over Natwar Singh’s comments) »

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02:32 pm |   I think that if there’s one politician the Bharatiya Janata Party government fears – REALLY fears – it…

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Arrests of three men associated to 856 gang and searches yield close to $400,000 in drugs »

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09:11 am | A variety of drugs, worth about $400,000 in wholesale prices, have been seized and three men arrested following a…

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Surrey Mayor: Rasode’s chances of winning bright as poll shows McCallum will take away votes from Hepner »

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10:01 am |     Ward system proposal popular with Surrey residents, Ferris Wheel near Patullo Bridge is not   A Insights…

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Police crack down on Red Scorpions in Alberta with arrest of Lesperance and associates »

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09:20 am |   A member of the Red Scorpions gang and three associate members have been arrested following a coordinated series of…

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Cloverdale another example of failed speculative development policies of Surrey First, says Doug McCallum »

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11:32 pm |     CLOVERDALE West Village is strewn with cement blocks, unfinished sidewalks and dirty mattresses while the developer of…

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South Asians form majority of Field Hockey Canada’s Under-18 roster for Youth Olympics »

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04:16 pm |   FIELD Hockey Canada has confirmed the roster of nine athletes and three staff members nominated to represent Canada…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Vij’s in Vancouver ranks No.5 in Canada survey »

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03:45 pm |   VIJ’S in Vancouver has been rated as No.5 in 2014 Vacay.ca Top 50 Restaurants in Canada.   The…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Prime Minister, Leader of Official Opposition, Liberal Party Leader greet Muslims on Eid al-Fitr »

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03:25 pm |   (PHOTO: One of the Lower Mainland locations where Muslims held their Eid prayers on Monday morning was Newton…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Raptor’s most devoted fan Nav Bhatia honored by United Sikhs Organization »

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02:57 pm | NAV Bhatia, known as the most devoted fan of the Toronto Raptors and the owner of both Mississauga and…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Canada denounces religiously motivated attacks in Pakistan »

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02:53 pm | ANDREW Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today issued the following statement: “It is with sorrow that I have learned…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Free Transit travel on B.C. Day »

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01:50 pm |   TRANSLINK says it’s offering a free day of transit on Monday, August 4 (B.C. Day) “to show our…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Muslims upset with Premier Christy Clark’s Middle East stand »

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12:31 pm |     POLITICAL pundits have been left scratching their heads at Premier Christy Clark’s comments on the Middle East…

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Opening of West Newton Community Park in Surrey »

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11:45 am |   THE City of Surrey on Saturday officially opened West Newton Community Park, a new 3.5 hectare community space…

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Amrik Kular, 43, of Abbotsford charged with sexual assault and committing indecent act »

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10:06 am | ABBOTSFORD Police on Monday said they have arrested Amrik Singh Kular, 43, of Abbotsford in connection with two incidents…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Abbotsford: Police searching for South Asian male suspect in sexual assault »

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12:23 am |   ABBOTSFORD police are looking for a South Asian male following a sexual assault on Monday, July 14 just…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

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2014 Mercedes Benz Sprinter wins Battle of the Vans Event! »

03:48 pm |   BY VEENO DEWAN   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…

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IHIT says Maple Ridge murder victim Trevor Koehler was targeted »

09:21 am |   THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said on Wednesday that Tuesday’s murder of Trevor Koehler, 33, of Maple Ridge was a targeted hit. But they said that this did not appear to be gang-related and the motive has yet to be confirmed. On Tuesday (July 29) at about 10:15 p.m., the Ridge Meadows RCMP were…

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC in a fourth straight draw: Chicago Fire – 0, Vancouver Whitecaps – 0 »

09:53 pm | BRIDGEVIEW, Illinois - David Ousted earned his career-high fifth clean sheet of the season as Vancouver Whitecaps FC (6W-4L-11D) and Chicago Fire (3W-5L-12D) played to a scrappy scoreless draw Wednesday night at Toyota Park. Playing their sixth and final match in a busy month of July, the ‘Caps simply couldn’t crack a stingy Fire defence and it was…

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »
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Akshay’s performance to kick off kabaddi league in London »

11:57 am |   New Delhi (IANS): Bollywood action star Akshay Kumar will perform on the inaugural day of the Wave World Kabaddi League (WWKL), starting Aug 9 in London. WWKL is the first international kabaddi league coming out of India and the tournament will see eight teams fighting for the trophy. The 46-year-old will perform on some of…

Jul 29 2014 / Read More »
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How Canadian consumers of Chinese, South Asian and East Asian backgrounds compare with average Canadian shopper »

11:50 pm |   BRANDSPARK International this week announced the results of their 2014 BrandSpark Canadian Ethnic Shopper Study that surveyed more than 8,800 Canadians of Chinese, South Asian and East Asian backgrounds to reveal insights about shopping habits for every day products. It reveals the consumer motivation behind every day purchasing decisions, as well as consumer attitudes…

Jul 27 2014 / Read More »
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ARJUN GILL WINS GOLD AT COMMONWEALTH GAMES »

03:36 pm | ARJUN Gill, 23, of Surrey won the gold medal in the Men’s 97 kg freestyle wrestling final over Satywart Kadian of India by decision in the final after the match finished tied 4-4. “It…

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »

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Indian American officials asked about ‘your country’,’your government’ »

02:41 pm | Washington (IANS): In an extremely awkward incident, a newly elected member of the US House of Representatives mistook two senior Indian American officials…

Jul 29 2014 / Read More »

US voices support for Modi vision ahead of Kerry’s visit »

02:36 pm | Washington, July 29 (IANS) The US will seek to establish top level contact with the new Indian government as US Secretary of State…

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Sushil leads India’s gold rush win wrestling »

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02:29 pm | Glasgow, July 30 (IANS): Sushil Kumar led the charge as Indian wrestlers put on a stunning show in the Commonwealth Games winning three…

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SEVP requires US schools to update accreditation information in SEVIS »

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02:09 pm | U.S. schools must complete the Web-based Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Students,” before they can enroll…

Jul 29 2014 / Read More »
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Only 3,200 tigers left in the wild »

08:39 pm | Geneva, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Of the 100,000 tigers that once roamed in the wild a century ago, only 3,200 are left behind, the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature has revealed…

Jul 29 2014 / Read More »

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