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Sikh facing deportation takes shelter in shrine

Sikh facing deportation takes shelter in shrine

Rediff.com25 Mar 2008

Laibar Singh, 48, had pleaded sanctuary in Canada after entering the country in 2003 on a fake passport, claiming he faced a threat to his life in India because he was accused of being an extremist. Later he suffered a massive stroke in 2006 that left him quadriplegic and he sought refuge on medical grounds, but his requests were rejected. He was living in the Surrey's Guru Nanak Sikh temple.

Canada:Official language status sought for Punjabi

Canada:Official language status sought for Punjabi

Rediff.com26 Feb 2008

"Punjabi's popularity is growing by leaps and bounds in Canada. From Parliament to State Assemblies and other places, the use of Punjabi is spreading. You can see signs at the city halls, hospitals, banks, credit unions in Punjabi; they read, 'We speak Punjabi'. So it is really encouraging," Punjabi Language Educators' Association president Balwant Sanghera said.

Air India bombing convict completes sentence

Air India bombing convict completes sentence

Rediff.com10 Feb 2008

Inderjit Singh Reyat, the only person convicted for the 1985 Air India bombing, completed his manslaughter sentence but was not released as he is awaiting a fresh trial on perjury charge.

Air India bombing convict may be out in 2 weeks

Air India bombing convict may be out in 2 weeks

Rediff.com31 Jan 2008

Inderjit Singh Reyat, the only man convicted in Air India bombing, who is facing perjury charges may be out of prison in two weeks when he completes his present prison term on February 9.

Meet Bob Dhillon: Likely billionaire

Meet Bob Dhillon: Likely billionaire

Rediff.com17 Dec 2007

Bob Dhillon, who is well on his way, to becoming the first Sikh billionaire in North America, shares the secrets of his success.

Canada: Ailing Sikh faces deportation

Canada: Ailing Sikh faces deportation

Rediff.com5 Dec 2007

A paralysed Sikh man seeking refugee status in Canada is facing deportation after the immigration office rejected his plea to stay in the country on compassionate grounds, prompting the Indo-Canadian community to come out in his support and stage protests.

Sikh wedding after 6 guests die

Sikh wedding after 6 guests die

Rediff.com27 Aug 2007

17 others, all Indo-Canadians, were injured in the incident that happened when members from bride's side were going to the groom's place Friday evening, near Abbotsford.

Indian appointed head of Indo-Canadian biz forum

Indian appointed head of Indo-Canadian biz forum

Rediff.com22 Jun 2007

An Indo-Canadian professor has been appointed as British Columbia's regional research chair on Canada-India Business and Economic Development.

Racial attack on Indo-Canadian couple: 2 held

Racial attack on Indo-Canadian couple: 2 held

Rediff.com2 Jun 2007

Tiwana said he was still trying to deal with the shock of the violent attack by four Caucasian teens while he was out on an evening walk on Tuesday with his wife Surjit Kaur.

Canada's first gurdwara restored

Canada's first gurdwara restored

Rediff.com6 Apr 2007

It was the first gurdwara built on Canadian soil in 1908 but it was officially opened in 1911

Canada: Estranged husband to oppose extradition

Canada: Estranged husband to oppose extradition

Rediff.com5 Apr 2007

Grewal, it is reported, is now lodged in the maximum security Tihar Jail in Delhi, pending formal extradition request from the US for facing criminal charges relating to the death of Kaur.