Category: South/Southeast Asian community

Actor-writer Kader Khan designed courses in Islamic studies

Actor-writer Kader Khan designed courses in Islamic studies IANS/Mumbai Filed on January 1, 2019 https://www.khaleejtimes.com/citytimes/bollywood/did-you-know-this-fact-about-kader-khan-it-may-surprise-you Khan was summoned by his father who wanted him to take over and carry forward his legacy. A little-known facet of Kader Khan, the veteran Bollywood actor-writer-comedian who passed in away Toronto early on Tuesday morning, was that he was […]

Gurpreet Singh: Here’s the real reason why federal antiterrorism officials keep focusing on Khalistan

https://www.straight.com/news/1180576/gurpreet-singh-heres-real-reason-why-federal-antiterrorism-officials-keep-focusing The hullabaloo over the description of Sikh (Khalistani) extremism in the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada has missed a point. RELATED STORIES World Sikh Organization founding president categorically rejects that his group ever paid Jaspal Atwal’s legal bills “Accidental terrorist” Jaspal Atwal on ambushing Punjabi minister, prison days, saving lives, and meeting Trudeau […]

Pakistani woman says working with refugees for UN entitles her to fast-tracked Canadian citizenship

Pakistani woman says working with refugees for UN entitles her to fast-tracked Canadian citizenship Bushra Halepota says she should be granted special accommodation because her work with the UN to help refugees is of ‘exceptional value’ to Canada. Bushra Halepota faces a risk of losing her permanent resident status in Canada because of her frequent […]

3 men with ties to gang conflict arrested and charged in Surrey, B.C.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/3-men-with-ties-to-gang-conflict-arrested-and-charged-in-surrey-b-c-1.4894364 Three men with ties to gang conflict in the Lower Mainland have been arrested and charged with numerous offences in Surrey, B.C. Sagar Virk, 18, Sandeep Mathroo, 21, and Manjit Bahia, also 21, were arrested after RCMP searched a house in Newton on Friday. Gang associate who posed ‘significant risk’ to public shot dead in targeted hit Officers seized […]

Surrey RCMP investigate hit-and-run crash, suspects South-Asian

Surrey RCMP investigate hit-and-run crash   Police say at 7 a.m. Thursday, a 40-year-old woman was struck in a crosswalk at 64 Avenue and 134 Street, but the white pick-up truck with an unknown license plate did not stay at the scene. READ MORE: Pedestrian struck by vehicle in South Surrey, in serious condition The driver […]

B.C. Premier John Horgan, Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner and NDP MLA Jinny Sims posing in photo with convicted gunman

B.C. Premier, Surrey Mayor vow to be more careful after posing in photo with convicted gunman B.C. Premier John Horgan, Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner and NDP MLA Jinny Sims posed for a group photo at a fundraiser that was held on Wednesday at the home of longtime NDP supporter Kulwant Dhesi – the CEO of Dhesi Enterprises. […]

FOI minister Jinny Sims apologizes for using her personal email in government

FOI minister Jinny Sims apologizes for using her personal email in government   VICTORIA — The minister in charge of B.C.’s records management apologized Thursday for using her personal email while on the job. Citizens’ Services Minister Jinny Sims told reporters she should never have used a personal email account to contact her staff, deputy minister […]

Delta mayor hires unsuccessful running mate Param Grewal to $125,000 position

https://www.delta-optimist.com/news/delta-mayor-hires-unsuccessful-running-mate-to-125-000-position-1.23505484 Param Grewal has been appointed to the newly retitled position of director: public engagement and intergovernmental affairs. Photograph By FILE George Harvie is defending the hiring of a former election running mate to a position in the mayor’s office. Social media has been abuzz with negative comments about Delta’s new mayor appointing Param Grewal to […]