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Big Boost to the Demand of Canada to Amritsar Direct Flights

AMRITSAR: The FlyAmritsar Initiative, global civil society advocacy campaign for connecting Amritsar airport to destinations around the world, has expressed its gratitude to the Canadian Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra for raising the issue of more direct flights to India including direct flights to Amritsar with the visiting Indian Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia during the recent bilateral ministerial level talks held between the two countries.

IAI hosts Holi 2022 with a bang

INDIANAPOLIS: Indian Association of Indianapolis Road the 2022 Holi Festival with a bang at the World Global Village, Lafayette Road here last Saturday. The turnout was encouraging.

NY Police arrest two in alleged attacks on Sikhs

NEW YORK; The New York Police have arrested two men in connection with two separate attacks on Sikhs in the city amid rising fears in the community in an area with a prominent gurdwara.

5 Indian students dead in Canada highway accident

TORONTO: Five Indian students in Canada have been killed in a highway collision in Canada's Ontario province.

Jaishankar mourns death of 5 Indian students in Canada

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Monday mourned the demise of five Indian students who were killed in a road accident near Toronto, Canada.

Canada's Jagmeet Singh says no to Ottawa truckers, but backed protests in India

NEW DELHI: Jagmeet Singh, the Sikh-origin leader of Canada's New Democratic Party (NDP) who is now condemning a truckers strike in Ottawa, had staunchly supported the farmers protests in India last year.

Gujarati family that froze to death on Canada-US border identified

TORONTO: The four members of a Gujarati family, who froze to death in minus 35 degrees temperatures on January 19 near the Canadian town of Emerson while trying to cross illegally into the US, have been officially identified after autopsies.

Canadian authorities yet to confirm names of Gujarati family that froze to death

TORONTO: Although some media outlets have identified the four members of a Gujarati family who froze to death on January 19 near the Canada-US border as residents of Dingucha village near Gandhinagar, authorities in Ottawa have refused to confirm their names.

Canadian MP Brad Vis sponsors petition to the Canada Parliament for Direct Flights to Amritsar

AMRITSAR: FlyAmritsar Initiative, a civil society advocacy for connecting Amritsar airport to destinations across the world, has expressed gratitude to Brad Vis Canadian Member of Parliament representing Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon constituency of British Columbia and Shadow Minister for Pacific Economic Development for sponsoring a petition in the Canadian parliament and proactively advocating for direct flights between Vancouver/Toronto to Amritsar in India.

SGPC president welcomes New Jersey Senate's declaration of 1984 Sikh genocide as Sikh genocide

AMRITSAR: Mr Harjinder Singh Dhami, President of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee , lauded the passage of a resolution condemning the 1984 genocide against Sikhs in several cities of the country, including Delhi, by the US Senate, declaring it a Sikh genocide.

Political Asylum in US Success Varies Widely Across Immigration Judges

JALANDHAR: The United States has received a large number of asylum-seekers in recent years, and the responsibility of deciding many of those cases falls on the shoulders of Immigration Judges. This was disclosed here by Satnam Singh Chahal Executive Director North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) after getting the details from Transactional records access clearinghouse.

‘Friends of Punjab Foundation’ appeal NRIs to uplift their native villages

CHANDIGARH: The Friends of Punjab Foundation, a social organization working in Punjab for the last seven years, has appealed to the NRI community of Punjab settled abroad to become partners in the development of their native villages.

Sikhs Join Faith leaders Submitting Appeal to the US State Department on Climate

WASHINGTON, DC: EcoSikh represented Sikh community at a major prayer gathering of various faith leaders held, on Monday, outside the US State Department to amplify the issue of climate emergency ahead of the World summit on Climate change. The rally was held as a follow up to “Faith and Science” conference hosted by Pope Francis where faith leaders jointly issued an appeal to the world leaders for setting ambitious targets to address the issue of climate change.

Indian Overseas Congress USA stages protest against Modi policies at the United Nations

WASHINGTON: The Indian Overseas Congress, USA, an advocacy organization that promotes democracy, human rights, and equal justice together with its supporters and friends, held a protest rally in front of the United Nations on Saturday, September 25, 2021, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was delivering his address to the General Assembly.

US Based NRI Body sought NRI affairs portfolio for Pargat Singh

JALANDHAR: Hockey Olympian and MLA from Jalandhar Cantt constituency who has also won by a big margin of votes during the Punjab Assembly Elections 2017 should be allotted a NRI affairs portfolio for Pargat Singh.

USA based EcoSikh inaugurates Garden based on Sikh Scriptures To Inspire Climate Activism

MOGA: EcoSikh along with Petals Society inaugurated the first ever Garden based on Sikh scriptures. ‘Guru Granth Sahib Garden’ a 5 acre oasis of nature, is located in Patto Hira Singh village in Moga, Punjab yesterday.

3 Punjabi men arrested in Canada for sex trafficking

Akal Taklht Jathedar welcomes Pakistan decision to allow pilgrims in Sri Kartarpur Sahib

AMRITSAR: Giani Harpreet Singh Jathedar Akal Takht Sahib today welcomed the decision of the Government of Pakistan to allow the Sangat to visit Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib and urged the Indian Government to give its approval in this regard at the earliest.

IAI celebrates india day in indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS: India Association of Indianapolis on Sunday hosted the India Day to celebrate the 75th Independence Day of India, at the Dillon Park in Noblesville, Indianapolis.  This year the India Day was shifted to the new venue. Earlier the India Day celebrations were held at Monument Circle, Downtown, Indianapolis.

Bibi Jagir Kaur welcomes lifting of ban on Sikh children wearing kirpan in schools in New South Wales, Australia

AMRITSAR: Bibi Jagir Kaur President Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has welcomed the lifting of the ban on Sikh children wearing kirpans in schools in New South Wales, Australia.

Indo-Canadians term Canada's ban on flights from India as 'discriminatory'

TORONTO: Canada's decision to ban direct flights from India till September 21 while allowing vaccinated family-class passengers and students from all other countries has not gone down well with the Indo-Canadian community.

Sikhs keen to leave Afghanistan

AMRITSAR: With the return of Talibans in Afghanistan, families of Hindu and Sikhs are sensing danger and eager to leave the nation but not willing to come to India at any cost.

Punjabi trucker held for smuggling 83 kg cocaine into Canada

TORONTO: A Punjabi truck driver has been arrested here for smuggling about 83 kg of cocaine from the United States into Canada.

CHICAGO SIKH COMMUNITY HOSTED 4th ANNUAL “ONENESS 5K RUN/WALK 2021”

PALATINE, IL: In the spirit of Oneness a 5K Run/Walk was hosted by the Sikh Religious Society Palatine Illinois on August 7, 2021 at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve in Palatine, Illinois. This was their 4th. Annual Run/Walk event.

Indian origin girls in Johns Hopkins' world's 'brightest' list

NEW YORK: Indian origin girls -- New Jersy-based Natasha Peri (11) and Dubai-based Priyamvada Deshmukh (12) -- have been named in the worlds "brightest" students list based on results of above-grade-level testing of 19,000 students across 84 countries, according to Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY), a part of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Army helicopter crash: Both pilots safe 

JAMMU:Both pilots of the army helicopter that crashed on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district are safe, defence sources said.

Youth beaten to death for molesting girl in Gurugram

GURUGRAM:A youth was allegedly beaten to death after he allegedly tried to molest a girl at a private Badminton Academy located in Sector-37 area in Gurugram on Monday evening, the police said.

Deepak Das takes charge as new Controller General of Accounts

NEW DELHI:Deepak Das took charge as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA) on Sunday.

Border tension: Assam asks residents not to visit Mizoram

GUWAHATI:In wake of the bloody border clash on Monday and subsequent developments, the Assam government on Thursday asked its citizens not to visit Mizoram and those staying in the neighbouring state to maintain utmost caution.

Blinken addresses civil society leaders in India visit

NEW DELHI:US Secretary of State Antony Blinken commenced his India visit with an address to civil society leaders.

TN govt to promote Tamil language among diaspora

CHENNAI:The Tamil Nadu government is to promote the Tamil language among the diaspora and others by using modern technologies.

Sugarcane output per hectare rises in UP

LUCKNOW:Uttar Pradesh has scored another high with the sugarcane cultivation.

Assam Congress blames state, Centre for border troubles

GUWAHATI:The Assam Congress on Tuesday accused the state and Central government for their "total failure to deal with the inter-state border disputes".

Indians to benefit from Canada's family reunification programme

Toronto:A record number of 40,000 immigrant families will be allowed to sponsor their parents and grandparents to bring them to Canada in 2021.

Indian flavours infuse MasterChef Australia Season 13 finale

NEW DELHI:When Sarah Todd, fashion model-turned-restaurateur, made 'aloo-gobhi' on the sets of MasterChef Australia in 2014, it made headlines because Indian food was then still a novelty Down Under.

Three Punjabis appointed Ministers in Ontario

TORONTO: Three Punjabis were appointed as Ministers in a Cabinet reshuffle in Canada's Ontario province. Moga-born Parm Gill, 47, was on Friday appointed as Ontario's new Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism.

Thanks to Yusuf Ali, Keralite gets freedom after 6 years

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Finally, it was a much awaited and perhaps a walk to freedom by Beks Krishna, when he landed at the Cochin Airport from UAE and this was made possible by none other than billionaire businessman M.A. Yusuf Ali.

Punjabi man held for murdering wife in Canada

TORONTO: A 64-year-old Punjabi man has been arrested for the alleged murder of his wife in Brampton city in the Toronto suburbs.

Indian-origin man among 9 victims of mass shooting in California

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin man, who saved at least one person in a California mass shooting, was among the nine people killed by a railway worker who killed himself in San Jose, according to officials.

Sewa International to build 100 Oxygen Generation plants in India

Houston (TX): US-based Sewa International will be funding the installation of 100 oxygen generation plants in hospitals across India to ease oxygen scarcity in the country. It has ordered 20-tonn Zeolites (molecular sieves that absorb nitrogen and produce oxygen as a product) from Honeywell to establish up to 30 plants immediately.

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