Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Diaspora

NGO comes to aid of Punjabi girls in Canada

PHAGWARA: Punjabi NRI fraternity in Canada has formed an NGO named Sukhmani Heaven, to help Punjabi students, mainly girls, who are coming there to study.

Chicago Sikh Community Serves Thanksgiving Lunch to Needy at Salvation Army

CHICAGO:Members of the Sikh Religious Society of Chicago helped feed the needy visitors at the Salvation Army located at 825 Christiana Ave in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Food was packed and distributed to the families and individuals who came to pick up the food at the Salvation Army.

UK Bhangra Awards: Anita Lerche nominated for Best International Artist Award

INDIANAPOLIS: American-Danish singer-songwriter, composer and actress Anita Lerche has been nominated for the Best International Artist Award for the UK Bhangra Awards 2022.

Naati '' Folk Dance of Himachal Pradesh performed at Parliament Hill Canada

OTTAWA: First time in history "Naati '' Folk Dance of Himachal Pradesh was performed at Parliament Hill Ottawa in Canada during the celebration of Hindu Heritage Month . High Commissioner of India to Canada Sanjay Verma attended the event with grace. The event was organized by Hon'ble MP Chandra Arya.

Indo-Canadian appointed Principal, V-C of McGill University

TORONTO: Indian-origin academic H. Deep Saini has been appointed as Montreal-based McGill University's 18th Principal and Vice-Chancellor, and will begin his five-year, renewable term from April next year.

US varsity updates policy, allows Sikh students to wear kirpan on campus

NEW YORK: The University of North Carolina, Charlotte, has updated its 'Weapons on Campus' policy to allow Sikh students to wear a kirpan, a religious expression of faith, on campus.

Vidya Vox enthralls gathering at IAI Diwali Gala 2022

INDIANAPOLIS: Indian American YouTuber and singer Vidya Iyer (popularly known as Vox)enthralled a sold out house at the India Association on Indianapolis hosted Diwali Gala 2022 at Murat Egyptian Hall, Old National Center here.

India's new visa centre opens in London to address delays

NEW DELHI: A new Indian visa centre has been opened in Marylebone, central London, for swift processing of applications, along with other initiatives like doorstep service and document verification facility.

FlyAmritsar Initiative holds meeting with Milan Bergamo Airport officials for scheduled flights to Amritsar

AMRITSAR: In an attempt to boost greater international connectivity of Amritsar, Punjab & neighboring states from Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International (SGRDJI) Airport Amritsar, FlyAmritsar Initiative held a meeting with the senior officials of Milan Bergamo Airport in Italy. FlyAmritsar is a civil society global initiative for a focused approach toward bringing in more international and domestic flights to the Airport that takes forward the work started by Amritsar-based NGO Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM) in 1990s.

Canadian city gets first turban-wearing Sikh woman councillor

BRAMPTON: Indo-Canadian healthcare worker Navjit Kaur Brar has become the first turban-wearing Sikh woman to be elected as TORONTO: Indo-Canadian healthcare worker Navjit Kaur Brar has become the first turban-wearing Sikh woman to be elected as Brampton City Councillor in the recent Municipal council polls.

Indian worldwide elated over Rishi Sunak’s announcement as next UK Prime Minister

NAVEDA: Indians worldwide are jubilant over Rishi Sunak's announcement as next and first devout Hindu Prime Minister (PM) of United Kingdom (UK).

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Texas Governor celebrates Diwali with Indian-Americans

AUSTIN: Texas Governor Greg Abbott celebrated Diwali with prominent members of the Indian-American community at his official residence in Austin, the state capital.

Indo-Canadians concerned as municipal polls coincide with Diwali

TORONTO: With the Canadian Municipal elections falling on October 24 -- the same day as Diwali -- Indian-origin community, including councillor candidates, are raising concerns over the two events overlapping.

Indo-Canadian gets 7 year jail-term for killing girlfriend

OTTAWA: An Indo-Canadian man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for 'accidentally' killing and then attempting to burn the body of his Sikh girlfriend in Surrey.

Gujarati family's death in Canada: Police seek public help

TORONTO: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), which is investigating the deaths of four members of a Gujarati family who froze to death while trying to enter the US illegally in January, has sought public help about the movement of the victims in Canada.

Voices are now being raised against Khalistanis in Canada

CHANDIGARH: With each passing day voices are now being raised against the so-called Khalistan movement in Canada and other western countries impressing upon the governments there to curb anti-India activities.

Canadian Sikh accused of killing his kids charged with murder

OTTAWA: An Indo-Canadian Sikh has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder after two of his children were killed in the family home north of Montreal, local media reported.

Diwali to be public school holiday in New York City starting 2023

NEW YORK: Diwali will be a public school holiday in New York City starting next year, Mayor Eric Adams announced at a press conference on Thursday with state assembly woman Jenifer Rajkumar.

Indian-origin TV host says sorry to Conservative MP

LONDON: Krishnan Guru-Murthy, an Indian-origin news presenter for Britain's Channel 4 network, has apologised to Conservative MP Steve Baker, a day after swearing at him in an "unguarded moment".

Labour party appoints its first turban-wearing Sikh to House of Lords

LONDON: India-born Kuldip Singh Sahota has become the first turban-wearing Labour peer and the only Sikh on the Labour benches in the House of Lords.

British Indian writer Preti Taneja wins Gordon Burn Prize

LONDON: Indian-origin British author and academic Preti Taneja has won the 2022 Gordon Burn Prize for "Aftermath", her "unflinching work of narrative non-fiction".

Jaishankar thanks diaspora for shaping India's image in Egypt

CAIRO: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar thanked the Indian business community in Egypt for advancing national interests and shaping the country's image in the region.

India reassures its medical students in Georgia

NEW DELHI: In an interaction with Indian medical students at Tbilisi in Georgia, visiting Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Meenakashi Lekhi reassured them of India's efforts to ensure their well-being.

American dream gone wrong, says family of Indian-origin murder victims

NEW YORK: "American dream gone wrong", says the family of the Punjab-origin Sikh family of four, including an eight-month-old infant, who were murdered in California.

We are much safer here, say Indians in Canada

TORONTO: As India witnesses an alarming rise in cases of hate crimes racism, and vandalism across North America, students and Indians in Canada say they feel much safer and that there is no rise in crimes against them.

'Baby Aroohi Dheri, left for dead, died of exposure as parents, uncle murdered'

NEW YORK : Eight-month-old Aroohi Dheri was left for dead and died of exposure in a remote farm area in the US where her parents and uncle were killed, according to a family spokesperson.

NAPA strongly condemned the killing of Sikh family in Merced city of California

JALANDHAR: Killing and attcking on the members of Sikh Community is becoming a daily crimes against the Sikhs in one or the other corner of the United States.

Bodies of kidnapped Punjab-origin Sikh family found in California

CHANDIGARH: A Punjab-origin Sikh family of four, including an eight-month-old child, who were kidnapped from Merced County in California, was found dead, authorities said on Thursday.

NAPA expresses grave concern for detaining Sikh students for wearing Kirpan at US varsity

JALANDHAR: US Based North American Punjabi Association(NAPA) strongly condemned the Sikh student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte who was allegedly detained on the campus for wearing Kirpan.

SGPC president condemns arrest of Sikh student wearing 'Kirpan' in USA

AMRITSAR: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami said that the incident of an Amritdhari Sikh student at University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA, being arrested by police from campus for wearing Sikh 'kirpan' and removing his kirpan is highly condemnable.

Dubai’s New Hindu Temple All Set to Open in October

Situated amidst what is known as the ‘Worship Village’, Dubai’s new Hindu temple is located in the Jebel Ali Village. Dedicated to 16 deities from the Hindu culture, the temple is set to open its doors to the public on the day of the auspicious Dussehra festival, that is, on 5 October 2022.  

Remembering 9/11: Sikhs participate in the Memorial service of September 11 attacks on America

Majority of Sikhs in Canada denounce Khalistan referendum during popular Bassi show

BRAMPTON: The Sikh community living in Canada has outrightly denounced Khalistan referendum being held by US based Khalistani group Sikhs for Justice. The US based Sikhs for Justice led by Gurpatwant Singh Pannu is holding a Khalistan referendum in Canada on September 18.
 

How long will Punjabi diaspora keep facing inconvenience while flying to Canada?

In a recent development on September 2nd, the pilots of the German airline Lufthansa went on lightning strike for a day due to which the airline cancelled around 800 flights from its hubs in the German cities of Frankfurt and Munich, affecting an estimated 130,000 passengers globally. About 700 passengers were affected in Delhi-India alone due to the cancellation of flights by Lufthansa & its code-share airlines.

Nihangs, sect followers' clash leaves 11 injured in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: A clash broke out between Nihang Sikhs and followers of religious sect Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Punjab on Sunday after the former allegedly tried to forcibly enter the dera premises to graze their cattle, leaving 11 injured.

Punjab Congress chief booked for forgery

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring and his colleague Sukhpal Singh Khaira have been booked for forgery after they shared a list of chairpersons appointed on a fabricated letterhead that bore forged signatures of AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal.

Major relife for NRIs as CM appoints nodal officers for redressing their complaints

CHANDIGARH:In a major relief to Non Resident Indians (NRIs), the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has decided to appoint Chief Minister Field Officers as Nodal Officer for NRIs to ensure rederessal of their grievances in a prompt and time bound manner.

NRI philanthropist SPS Oberoi provides flood relief of 30000 pounds to ailing Pakistanis

NEW DELHI: Extending a helping hand towards the flood-affected people in Pakistan, Dubai-based NRI philanthropist S.P.S. Oberoi has provided relief of 30,000 pounds.

Good news for diaspora: Now Fly more conveniently from Amritsar to Australia & other South-East Asian Countries

AMRITSAR: There is good news for the diaspora and tourists from the South-East Asian countries including Australia, planning to travel to Punjab during the upcoming fall and winter season. Traveling between Punjab and Australian cities is going to become easier with Malaysia based Malindo Air, now known as Batik air, resuming its non-stop flights between Kuala Lumpur and Amritsar’s Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport from September 9 onwards.

HTCI celebrates Janmashthmi filled with devotion, spirituality

INDIANAPOLIS: The Hindu Temple of Central Indiana celebrated Lord Krishma's birthday on Thursday evening filled with devotion, spirituality and fun for the children.

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