Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Diaspora

Four member of Canada based Punjabi NRI family killed in road accident

Akal Takht Jathedar congratulates UK Sikhs on 4 turban-wearing Sikhs and 5 Sikh women becoming MPs

AMRITSAR: Giani Raghbir Singh Jathedar of Akal Takht has congratulated all the Sikhs living in Britain saying that 4 turban-wearing Sikhs and 5 women belonging to Sikh families became members of Parliament for the first time in British Parliament elections as a proud achievement for the global Sikh community.

Punjabi Cultural Council, World Gatka Federation Congratulate Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi for winning parliament election in UK

CHANDIGARH: The Punjabi Cultural Council (PCC) and the World Gatka Federation (WGF) have extended warm congratulations to Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi and Preet Kaur Gill on their resounding re-elections in the recent UK general elections. The Labour Party's landslide victory on Friday has secured significant representation in the UK House of Commons.

Global Sikh Council Calls for return of Takht Sri Patna Sahib and Takht Sri Hazur Sahib to Sikhs' control

CHANDIGARH: The Global Sikh Council (GSC), a confederation of national-level Sikh organizations worldwide, strongly urges the return of control over the Takhts of Patna Sahib and Hazur Sahib from the respective State Governments of Bihar and Maharashtra to the Sikh community. The GSC calls upon the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and the global Sikh diaspora to take decisive steps to liberate and reclaim these sacred Takhts from both the governments oversight.

Hundreds of international students protest in Brampton to stop impending mass deportations

BRAMPTON, Canada: Tens of thousands of international student graduates in Canada (estimates ranging from 70,000 to over 100,000) are facing potential deportation orders as their work permits are set to expire in 2024 and 2025. On Saturday June 22 at 4:00 pm, hundreds are protesting in Brampton and meeting at Kaneff Park.

Dal Khalsa hails Canadian parliament for giving recognition and honour to Nijjar

AMRITSAR: The Dal Khalsa is of the strong opinion that yesterday’s events in Amritsar and Canada proves that India’s designated terrorist was respectable and honourable Sikh personality, who has earned international recognition.

KP Singh completes 52nd successive appearance in TSAF

INDIANAPOLIS: The family friendly two-day 67th Talbot Street Art Fair concluded on Sunday, June 16. The TSA Fair is one of the top arts events in the United States and Indiana's oldest juried art fair.

Canadian police arrest 3 Indian nationals in the killing of B.C. Sikh activist, Hardip Singh Nijjar

SURREY, B.C: Three Indian nationals have been charged with the murder of B.C. Sikh activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, in a killing last year that threw Ottawa's relationship with New Delhi into disarray.

Akal Takht Jathedar strongly condemned the police registering a case against an Amritdhari Sikh in Italy

AMRITSAR: Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib Giani Raghbir Singh has strongly condemned the incident of the police registering a case against an Amritdhari Sikh in Italy for possessing a 'sharp weapon' due to the presence of Sri Sahib.

Frequent Questions NRIs mostly have prior to getting life insurance in India

Indians whether living in India or abroad see the need to have the best retirement plan in India to financially secure the future of their parents staying back home. When one is making a retirement portfolio, one cannot possibly overlook the importance of an insurance policy. Some of the insurance plans such as ULIP also work best as the NRI investment plans.

BAPS Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi celebrates its first Maha Shivratri festival

NEW DELHI: The first Hindu temple in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrated its first festival -- Maha Shivratri -- on Friday, almost a month after its inauguration.

India says it reached out to its students in US after recent deaths

NEW DELHI: India said on Friday that its consulates in the US have reached out to its nationals studying there and assured them of all possible cooperation and assistance in case of any trouble following the recent deaths of Indian students in the US.

Famous Sikh scholar, educationist, writer, poet and senior journalist Dr. Harjinder Singh Majhail passed away

CHANDIGARH: With a heavy heart and profound sorrow, we share the incredibly sad news of the passing of Dr. Harjinder Singh Majhail, a renowned Sikh scholar, educationist, writer, poet, and senior journalist, who loved mysticism and wielded his pen on varied themes related to spirituality and the world diaspora. Dr. Majhail passed away peacefully on 26 Feb 2024 in Derby, UK.

Thousands of devotees take part in 'Palkhi Yatra' at BAPS UAE temple

DUBAI: Thousands of devotees took part in a grand procession of the Hindu community members at the newly-inaugurated BAPS Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi which is set to open its doors to the general public from March 1.

Jaishankar's Korea visit: A further step to enhance ties with diaspora

NEW DELHI:Continuing with his endeavours to further cement India's relations with its diaspora, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar is set to meet the small but significant Indian community in the Republic of Korea as he begins his first visit to Seoul on March 5.

India-born economist Geeta Batra named as first woman Director of World Bank's GEF

MUMBAI: Geeta Batra, an Indian economist, has been named as the new Director at the Independent Evaluation Office of the World Bank's Global Environment Facility (GEF), making her the first-ever woman from a developing country to hold the coveted post.

Indo-Canadian of Punjab origin sentenced to life in prison for stabbing wife to death

TORONTO: A 40-year-old Indian-origin man has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his wife to death at their home in Canada's British Columbia province in 2022.

23 lakh Indian diaspora are reinforcing Indo-Canadian relations: Jitendra Singh

NEW DELHI: Twenty-three lakh Indian diaspora are reinforcing New Delhi-Ottawa relations and contributing to the development of both nations, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh said as he met a high-level delegation on Wednesday.

NAPA applauds Law Commission recommendations for central legislation to stop fraud NRI marriages

JALANDHAR: North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) applauds the Indian Law Commission which recommended that comprehensive central legislation should be enacted to deal with all facets of such marriages between NRIs and foreign citizens of Indian origin with Indian citizens that rising occurrence of fraudulent marriages involving Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) marrying Indian women and deserting them months later.