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Indo-Canadian blast victim's family still to get answers
( 12-Feb-2009 )
Observer News Service Toronto The family of an Indo-Canadian man, who was killed in a propane explosion, are waiting for so many answers. After six months still there are so many loose ends in the case. Parminder Singh Saini was working the night shift at the Murray Rd. propane facility when it e ....
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India?s Republic Day celebration a success
( 12-Feb-2009 )
By Amit Gossai Toronto Thousands of Indo-Canadians across the GTA gathered at Brampton?s Pearson Convention Centre last Sunday to celebrate 61 glorious years of India?s independence. Cultural services organization Panorama India hosted the Republic Day celebration which included a cultural p ....
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Shylee Someshwar condemns Peel Police role
( 12-Feb-2009 )
Observer News Service Toronto Shylee Someshwar, the chair of Panorama India, which organized the India?s independence function, has condemned the Peel Police role during the protest. Here is the edited version of the message. As you all know, on February 1st, we celebrated the 60th re ....
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A long odyssey from a nomad in Bangladesh to University President in Canada
( 12-Feb-2009 )
Observer News Service Toronto A descendant of nomadic people living along the mountains in southeastern Bangladesh, Amit Chakma never dreamed his future would take him to the presidency of The University of Western Ontario. Amit Chakma will succeed Paul Davenport as president of The Universi ....
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South Asian man receives life sentence for murder of Indo-Canadian man
( 05-Feb-2009 )
By Amit Gossai Toronto A Sri Lankan man, who admitted he murdered an Indo-Canadian man and tried to kill another, has been sentenced to life in jail with no parole for 13 years. Anurddha Ratwatte, 22, pleaded guilty last fall to second-degree murder in the death of Harpreet Chambal, 18, of Bra ....
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Protest erupts at India?s Republic Day celebration
( 05-Feb-2009 )
By Amit Gossai Toronto What was supposed to be a day of celebration, turned out to be a day full of anger, stress and disbelief for some devoted Indo-Canadians. Cultural services organization Panorama India celebrated the 61st anniversary of India?s Republic Day Sunday afternoon with a cultura ....
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Court rejects appeal of four Indo-Canadians in gang-style shooting
( 31-Jan-2009 )
Observer News Service Ottawa The Supreme Court of Canada has rejected appeal of 4 Indo-Canadians who have been convicted by the lower court of killing a young teacher. Four Indo-Canadians convicted of first-degree murder in gang-style shootings failed to convince the Supreme Court of Canad ....
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4 South Asian-Canadians appointed as Citizenship judges
( 31-Jan-2009 )
Observer News Service Toronto Apparently to woo minorities, 4 South Asian-Canadians have been appointed citizenship judges. The Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has announced reappointments of Kris Mohan in Mississauga for a three-year part-time term, and ....
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Officers involved in assault and robbery of Firoz Khan should be charged with hate crimes, demands PICS
( 31-Jan-2009 )
Observer News Service Vancouver Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society, an organizations serving South Asians has demanded that the officers involved in the assault and robbery of Firoz Khan should be charged under hate crime legislation. Attacking someone based on color or ethni ....
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C-SASIL provides new clothes to people in need
( 31-Jan-2009 )
By Amit Gossai Toronto During the holidays, Canadian-South Asians Supporting Independent Living (C-SASIL) came together and provided four boxes of winter clothes to individuals with disabilities. The non-profit organization, which is run mostly by people with disabilities, provided clothing to ....
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