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Jasmine D?Costa?s new title caused quite a stir at her recent book launch
( 06-Mar-2009 )
Observer News Service Toronto This book launch wouldn’t be classified as usual. The proceedings were rather unusual. The tried and true approach of an author simply reading excerpts from his or her new book, this was not the case at Dr. Jasmine D’Costa’s launch.   Those ....
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Ahmadiyya Movement?s world faiths conference on Sunday
( 06-Mar-2009 )
Observer News Service Toronto The Ahmadiya Conference begins on Sunday. It is expected to have an attendance of all Faith Groups. It is being organized by the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam of Canada with the cooperation and partnership of other organizations and faith groups. Every year this event ....
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Gang violence in Indo-Canadian community leads to film
( 06-Mar-2009 )
Toronto: For more than a month, CTV News has been reporting almost daily on gang murders and shootings. For more than a decade, one particular community has been grappling with the issue of gang violence.   There was a time a young Indo-Canadian man was killed every week in Metro Vancouver. ....
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Canada To Let In More ?Paying? Students Than Workers From India
( 06-Mar-2009 )
Toronto: In an effort to make immigration a money grab for Canada, the government will admit more “paying” foreign students but fewer foreign workers this year. Currently, only about 3,000 Indian students are admitted to Canadian institutions each year, as against about 40,000 in Austral ....
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Mexican drug wars behind Vancouver gang violence: police
( 06-Mar-2009 )
Toronto: It's a long way from the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez to a Delta golf course where a 32-year-old man on Monday night was found dead near his grey Cadillac, shot multiple times and left to die.   But police say the two locations, roughly 3,000 kilometres apart, are linked ....
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Dosanjh urges Manmohan Singh to stop auction of Gandhi?s artefacts
( 26-Feb-2009 )
Observer News Service Toronto Former Canadian Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh has sought the intervention of the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to stop the auction of Mahatma Gandhi’s artefacts in New York next month.   In a letter to Singh, Dosanjh has urged him to ensure that th ....
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New national dance alliance aims to support the development of South Asian dance in Canada
( 26-Feb-2009 )
Observer News Service Toronto    Initiated in the fall of 2008, the South Asian Dance Alliance of Canada (SADAC) was created out of a need for a national network to connect artists and organizations engaged in various forms of South Asian dance.   A membership-based alliance o ....
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R.S.V.P. doesn?t disappoint crowd
( 26-Feb-2009 )
By Amit Gossai Toronto The Punjabi Arts Association of Toronto has done it once again. Their newest play, R.S.V.P., which was staged last week at the Lester B. Pearson Theatre in Brampton, was a complete sellout. So much, that producer Baljinder Lailna added a second show on the same day. &ld ....
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Slumdog win hits close to home
( 26-Feb-2009 )
By Amit Gossai Toronto   On Sunday night, millions around the world celebrated the victorious underdog movie Slumdog Millionaire at the Oscars. But for one Mississauga family, it meant a lot more. "We are overjoyed that the movie won eight Oscars," said Lydia Monteira, the mater ....
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Surrey Indo-Canadian charged with $112,000 fireworks fraud
( 26-Feb-2009 )
Observer News Service Toronto A 20 year old Surrey based Indo Canadian Harvinder Singh Sidhu has been charged with the fraudulent withdrawals and purchases totaling over $112,000. The charges have been based on a 13 month West Vancouver Police investigation.   The investigation was launched ....
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