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 Asylum seekers in Canada from India majority of them are Sikhs- Report Asylum seekers in Canada from India majority of them are Sikhs- Report


Chandigarh, The number of asylum seekers in Canada from India, a majority of them Sikhs, has soared by over 300 per cent in the past two years alone, with the Canadian government agencies acknowledging "renewed support for separatism in the Punjab region".

Sikh farmer inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Sikh farmer inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame


Toronto, A Canadian Sikh farmer, who is the country's biggest cranberry grower, has made history with his induction into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame.

The British Columbia-based Peter Dhillon is the first person of visible minority to join the company of great Canadians who have made their mark in agriculture and agro-food business.

Dhillon is also the current chairman of Ocean Spray - a marketing cooperative of cranberry farmers in the US and Canada. Ocean Spray sells its products in over 90 countries, with annual sales of over $2.5 billion.

Khaleda Zia gets 7-year jail in graft case Khaleda Zia gets 7-year jail in graft case


Dhaka,  Former Bangladeshi Prime Minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia was on Monday sentenced to seven-year jail in a corruption case.

The verdict was announced at the temporary court premises set up at the old central prison in the capital, bdnews24.com reported.

 Israel’s Punjabi community seeks Captain Amarinder's help for facilitating religious functions Israel’s Punjabi community seeks Captain Amarinder's help for facilitating religious functions

 

Tel Aviv, A delegation of members of Israel’s Punjabi community on Thursday met Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to seek his help in securing permission from local authorities to hold religious functions, as well as for procuring land for building a Gurdwara.

The Chief Minister assured the delegation that he would ask India’s Ambassador in Israel, Pavan Kapoor, to help them, and advised them to meet the envoy.

Indonesia woman delivers on-board Etihad flight Indonesia woman delivers on-board Etihad flight



Mumbai, An Indonesian woman delivered a baby on-board an Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta on Wednesday morning, officials said here.

Following the medical emergency, the flight was diverted to Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport and the woman was rushed to the Seven Hills Hospital in Andheri east and is now recuperating with her newborn baby.

India buying Iran oil, Russian weaponry not helpful: US India buying Iran oil, Russian weaponry not helpful: US



Washington, India's plans to continue buying oil from Iran and its purchase of S-400 missile defence systems from Russia is "not helpful" and the US administration "reviews that very carefully", the State Department said, indicating possible action by Washington.

Jewellery thieves in US target Indian Americans Jewellery thieves in US target Indian Americans

 

Washington, Jewellery thieves are targeting Indian Americans in the US, the police have said, adding that the community is being prayed upon because of the expensive jewellery associated with their customs and culture.

The police said the latest theft happened at a motel owned by an Indian American family in Norwalk city of Connecticut.

World Bank will offer new initiative on Indus Treaty dispute: Pakistan World Bank will offer new initiative on Indus Treaty dispute: Pakistan

 

United Nations, The World Bank would soon approach India and Pakistan with a fresh initiative to resolve the Indus Water Treaty dispute, its President Jim Yong Kim has told Islamabad's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, according to a statement from Pakistan's UN Mission.

It said that Qureshi met Jim at the UN on Monday and complained to him about India's Kishan Ganga and Ratle projects asserting that they were violations of the 1960 treaty.

Indian arrested in Nepal with banned currency notes Indian arrested in Nepal with banned currency notes


Kathmandu, A 55-year-old Indian national has been arrested in Nepal's Kanchanpur district with banned Indian currency notes, the police said.

Pakistan denies opening Afghan trade route for India Pakistan denies opening Afghan trade route for India


Islamabad, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has dismissed reports that Islamabad has expressed readiness to talk on restoring the India-Afghanistan trade route through its territory.

"Pakistan has not agreed to consider Afghanistan-India trade through our land," the Foreign Office said on Sunday, quoting Qureshi.

Pakistan to continue water talks with India this week Pakistan to continue water talks with India this week



Islamabad, Pakistan will reiterate its serious objections over two water storage and hydropower projects being built by India during a meet with New Delhi this week in Lahore.

A government official told Dawn news on Sunday that Indian Water Commissioner P.K Saxena, along with a delegation, was expected to reach Lahore on Tuesday to begin the discussions with his Pakistani counterpart Syed Mehr Ali Shah from Wednesday.

Nepal restaurant uses robots as waiters Nepal restaurant uses robots as waiters


Kathmandu, A newly-launched restaurant in the Nepalese capital is using robots as waiters under the slogan, "where food meets technology".

The Naulo Restaurant ("naulo" means new in Nepali) operates with the help of five robots, three named Ginger and two named Ferry, designed and manufactured by Paaila Technology, a Nepali company established by six young engineers, specializing in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

Trade talks with US constructive: China Trade talks with US constructive: China



Beijing, A new round of meetings between Beijing and Washington to seek a way out of the trade war has been constructive and will continue, Chinese authorities said on Friday.

At the invitation of the US, a Chinese delegation led by Vice-Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen held talks on Wednesday and Thursday with the US delegation in Washington headed by Treasury Under Secretary David Malpass, China's Commerce Ministry said in a statement.

Row over Sidhu's Pakistan visit doesn't subside, Imran defends him Row over Sidhu's Pakistan visit doesn't subside, Imran defends him


Chandigarh, The row over Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's visit to Islamabad refused to die down with the former India cricketer seeking to underplay his hugging of the Pakistan Army chief and Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan saying that those targeting Sidhu were doing great disservice to peace.

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