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Canadian PM joins oldest Vaisakhi parade in North America


April 17th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, April 17 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined thousands of Sikhs here Saturday for the weekend Vaisakhi celebrations. Called the Vaisakhi Parade, it is one of the oldest ... Read more...

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Justin Bieber speaks out against bullying on The Ellen DeGeneres Show


November 4th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber opened up about his own struggles on The Ellen DeGeneres Show."There are so many bullies. It goes on so much...Everybody goes through bullying...even ... Read more...

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Court stops polls at Canada’s oldest Sikh temple


September 4th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Sep 4 (IANS) The cancellation of elections to North America's oldest Sikh temple, the Ross Street Gurdwara, by a court this week has opened divisions between moderates and hardliners in the ... Read more...

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Tamil Tigers’ entry into Canada feared


August 12th, 2010 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Aug 11 (IANS) A ship carrying over 250 Sri Lankan Tamils, reportedly including members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE), is set to enter Vancouver, authorities said Wednesday. Since the ... Read more...

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Canada set to throw out ex-KGB spy


January 29th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Jan 29 (IANS) Canada is set to throw out a former KGB agent who is hiding in a church here since June to avoid deportation. Mikhail Lennikov, 49, who is ... Read more...

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Tombstone used to smuggle drugs into Canada!


January 27th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Jan 27 (IANS) Canadians police have seized a record quantity of drugs hidden inside a tombstone that was imported from Iran. Though drug smugglers have always been deploying newer methods of smuggling ... Read more...

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Tamil migrants may walk free following Canadian Govt plans to drop secret hearings


January 16th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Vancouver, Jan. 16 (ANI): The Canadian Government has abandoned its earlier plan to launch secret hearings to argue for the continued detention of 25 Tamil migrants.The Globe and Mail quoted a government ... Read more...

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Tamil migrant claims of routine death threats in homeland and harrowing time in Canada


January 5th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Vancouver, Jan 5(ANI): A Sri Lankan migrant, who was among the 76 young Tamils who paid smugglers to take them to Canada on a decrepit freighter, has claimed that they are routinely ... Read more...

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Gangster who ‘killed for a living’ jailed


December 4th, 2009 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Vancouver, Dec 4 (IANS) Buttar, known here as one of the most notorious of Indo-Canadian gangsters who boasted that he "killed for a living,'' was sentenced Thursday for an assault ... Read more...

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Baby’s emergency call lands father in jail


January 22nd, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 22 (IANS) In a bizarre family drama, an 11-month-old Canadian baby landed his father in jail after accidentally dialling 911 - the emergency phone number in North America.The boy pressed ... Read more...

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Canada’s top bank bats for nation’s cricket


January 14th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 14 (IANS) Cricket in Canada got a major boost Tuesday when Scotiabank, the nation's top bank, and the sports governing body Cricket Canada launched a national school programme to promote ... Read more...

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10-year jail for Indian-Canadian drug dealer


October 25th, 2008 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Oct 25 (IANS) A top court here has sentenced an Indian-origin drug dealer to a 10-year jail term for shooting an addict for not paying his drug dues.The British Columbia provincial ... Read more...

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BMI, healthy eating, physical activity not linked in older teens


May 1st, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Contrary to established assumptions, a new study showed that physically active older teens dont necessarily eat a healthier diet than their less-active contemporaries.And there seemed to be ... Read more...

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