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B.C. announces first major commercial wood demonstration project in India

  PREMIER Christy Clark on Thursday announced that the largest shipment of mass timber from British Columbia to India is en route. The shipment also includes lumber and will be used in the first major commercial wood demonstration project to showcase B.C. forest products in India. As India’s economy grows, traditional wood supply cannot meet […]

January 19th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,British Columbia,Business,Canadian News,India,South Asia,Top Stories,World News | Read More »

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) condemns Sukhbir Badal for branding Non-Resident Indians as terrorists

Chandigarh (IANS): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday condemned Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal for what a party leader said were “remarks branding the whole Punjabi community settled abroad as terrorists and accusing the AAP of getting funds from radicals.” Addressing the Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) who arrived in Punjab from Canada to campaign […]

January 19th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Canadian News,India,Other,South Asia,Top Stories,World News | Read More »

Joint SFU-IIT Bombay program targets international student exchanges

SIMON Fraser University and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) furthered their long partnership by signing a Student Mobility Agreement on Wednesday in Mumbai. The signing builds on an Memorandum of Understanding between SFU’s Faculty of Applied Sciences and IIT Bombay and sets the framework to exchange undergraduate and graduate students on study, […]

January 18th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,British Columbia,Canadian News,India,South Asia,Top Stories,World News | Read More »

Pakistani man in Texas convicted of defrauding FedEx of nearly $300,000

  HOUSTON, Texas: A 32-year-old Pakistani national who resided in the local area has pleaded guilty to six counts of mail fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced on Tuesday. Babar Butt resided in multiple locations in Houston and Spring and operated an electronics export business, routinely shipping items to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Beginning in […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Crime Stories,Pakistan,South Asia,United States,World News | Read More »

SP-Congress alliance in UP, stage set for triangular contest

New Delhi / Lucknow (IANS) Setting the stage for a triangular contest in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress on Tuesday said it will contest the assembly election along with the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party. Akhilesh Yadav said in Lucknow there would be an alliance with the Congress for the staggered election starting on February 11. “The Congress-Samajwadi […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in India,South Asia,World News | Read More »

B.C. man helped Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav win majority in 2012 with down-to-earth, positive campaign

BY RATTAN MALL   INDIA’S Election Commission on Monday allotted the “cycle” symbol of the Samajwadi Party (SP) to the faction led by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav after recognizing it as the official party. Indeed, back in 2012, Akhilesh, the son of then-SP president Mulayam Singh Yadav, a former chief minister of the state, […]

January 16th, 2017 | Posted in British Columbia,Canadian News,India,South Asia,Top Stories,World News | Read More »

Reserve Bank of India hikes ATM withdrawal limit to Rs 10,000

New Delhi (IANS): The RBI on Monday hiked the daily ATM withdrawal limit from Rs 4,500 to Rs 10,000 and doubled the weekly Current Account withdrawal limit to Rs 1 lakh (Rs.100,000). The withdrawals from ATMs will be operative within the existing overall weekly limit of Rs 24,000, a Reserve Bank of India communique said. […]

January 16th, 2017 | Posted in India,South Asia,World News | Read More »

Akhilesh wins ‘cycle’ war, blow to Mulayam

New Delhi/Lucknow (IANS): In a development that may have deep ramifications on the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Monday recognised the faction led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as the Samajwadi Party and allotted it the ‘cycle’ symbol. Leaders like Lalu Prasad and Mamata Banerjee, who had expressed sympathy and support […]

January 16th, 2017 | Posted in India,South Asia,World News | Read More »

Toronto Punjabis head to India to campaign for AAP

Toronto (IANS): Some 90 Punjabis of Indian origin from Canada’s Toronto area are flying to Punjab to campaign for the AAP in the February 4 assembly election, the Toronto Star reported on Saturday. “I want to be a part of real change,” said Surinder Mavi, a 31-year-old Brampton resident whose planeload of Aam Aadmi Party election […]

January 15th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Canadian News,India,Ontario,Other,South Asia,World News | Read More »

‘Dangal’, Alia Bhatt win big at 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards

Mumbai (IANS): After setting new records at the box office, “Dangal” swept away the night’s three of four major awards — Best Actor (Aamir Khan), Film and Director while Alia Bhatt won the Filmfare Best Actor Award (Female) for her performance in “Udta Punjab”. Attended by most actors of the Bollywood film fraternity, the iconic […]

January 14th, 2017 | Posted in Bollywood,Entertainment,India,South Asia,World News | Read More »

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