British Columbia: News

22 May 2024

Justin Trudeau

Hardeep Singh Nijjar murder suspects produced in court

Three of the four Indian nationals accused in the murder of Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar made their first in-person appearance at the Provincial Court in Surrey, British Columbia, on Tuesday.

08 May 2024


Protests as men accused of Nijjar's killing appear in court

Three Indian nationals, Karan Brar, Karanpreet Singh, and Kamalpreet Singh, accused of killing Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada last year, appeared in court virtually in British Columbia on Tuesday.

01 May 2024

Justin Trudeau

Canada: Opposition leader removed from Parliament after calling Trudeau 'wacko' 

Pierre Poilievre, the leader of Canada's main opposition party, was removed from the House of Commons after he called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "a wacko."

26 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Victoria, British Columbia: A serene coastal escape

Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is a scenic city nestled on Vancouver Island.

06 Nov 2023

Justin Trudeau

India-Canada ties turn 'worst-ever' over Khalistani issue: Report

The relationship between India and Canada has turned into a "deep crisis," with some officials and experts calling it the "worst ever," per Reuters.

05 Nov 2023

Justin Trudeau

Trudeau's statements 'damaged' probe into Nijjar's killing, says Indian envoy

India's High Commissioner to Canada, Sanjay Kumar Verma, called on the Canadian government to provide evidence supporting its claim that India was involved in the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

29 Oct 2023


Indian visas for Canadians are still suspended in 9 categories

India continues to restrict Canadian nationals from visiting the country in at least nine categories, the Hindustan Times reported.

03 Oct 2023


India asks Canada to downsize diplomatic presence: Report 

India has asked Canada to withdraw over two dozen diplomats, citing Ottawa's lack of cooperation in Khalistani terror investigations as the main reason, News18 reported, quoting official sources.

27 Sep 2023

S Jaishankar

Jaishankar assures action in Nijjar's killing if given 'specific information'

External Affairs Minister (EAM), S Jaishankar, said that India was open to examining specific information from Canada on Khalistani separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar's killing in British Columbia in June, ANI reported.

15 Sep 2023


Canada: Sikh school student kicked, pepper-sprayed in suspected hate crime

A 17-year-old Sikh high school student was assaulted at a bus stop in British Columbia, Canada, in an apparent hate crime.

20 Aug 2023


Canada: Over 30,000 forced to flee as wildfires intensify

Over 30,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes in British Columbia, Canada, as a devastating wildfire threatened the city of Kelowna, AFP reported.

13 Aug 2023


Canada: Hindu temple vandalized in British Columbia, pro-Khalistan posters pasted

A Hindu temple has been vandalized in British Columbia, Canada, by miscreants who also pasted "Khalistan referendum" posters on its door.

11 Jun 2023


Canada: 'Out-of-control' wildfires force evacuation in multiple cities, warning issued

Thousands of people have been evacuated from several cities in Canada as new wildfires erupted owing to climate change, according to AFP.

07 May 2023


Canada: 'Uncontrolled' wildfires displace 25,000 in Alberta, emergency declared 

About 25,000 people have been evacuated from Alberta, Canada, as wildfires rage across the region, which were probably intensified by the unusually hot weather and high winds, CNN reported.

28 Feb 2020


Canada will stop paying for Harry and Meghan's security soon

Canada will no longer pay for Prince Harry and Meghan's security, its government said in a statement on Thursday.

27 Nov 2019


Five best train routes in the world

Wending through small towns and villages, and offering mesmerizing views of rocks, mountains, and lakes/rivers, train journeys are simply special.

08 Aug 2019

Kapil Sharma

Kapil Sharma, Ginni enjoying their babymoon in a "beautiful world"

Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath, who are expecting their first child, are currently in British Columbia, Canada for their babymoon.

23 Jun 2019


Your phone locking method reveals your age: Here's how

From fingerprint scanning to vein recognition, smartphone security has come a long way over the years.

23 Mar 2019


Five innovations that are changing the lives of rural India

In India, a majority of people in rural areas face various issues, ranging from a lack of access to basic facilities like clean drinking water and electricity to bad roads.

07 Jul 2018


Canada PM Justin Trudeau accused of groping a journalist

On Friday, former journalist Rose Knight broke her silence to stand by her earlier anonymous statement that she had been groped by Canadian PM and avowed feminist Justin Trudeau in 2000, back when he wasn't into politics.

27 May 2018

Indian Government

Planning to study abroad? Here are 8 prestigious international scholarships

Many Indians seek opportunities to study abroad at top universities after Class-12 or graduation. However, many face financial obstacles that often prevent them from pursuing their dreams.

11 Apr 2018

Indian Government

Planning to study abroad? Here are 8 prestigious international scholarships

Many Indians seek opportunities to study abroad at top universities after Class-12 or graduation. However, many face financial obstacles that often prevent them from pursuing their dreams.

22 Mar 2018


Meet Christopher Wylie: The 28-year-old behind the Facebook data stir

Call him what you may, a genius storyteller, a data harvester, a politicker, or a whistleblower, but at 28, Christopher Wylie knows enough to have influenced three key global events - Brexit, 2016 US presidential election and #DeleteFacebook movement - each changing, challenging the world as we know it.

22 Feb 2018


Convicted Khalistani terrorist on Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's dinner guest-list

Controversies continue to plague Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's India visit. Now, he found himself in an embarrassing situation as it emerged that a convicted Khalistani terrorist, Jaspal Atwal, was invited to an official dinner reception in Delhi.

13 Feb 2018


Resurgence of pro-Khalistan sentiment abroad: Should India be worried?

The ban on Indian diplomats entering gurdwaras abroad, that started with India's Consul General in Toronto, Dinesh Bhatia's visit to Dixie gurdwara in January 2017, has now spread across countries.

23 Jan 2018


Tsunami alert issued temporarily after 7.9 quake hits Alaska

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the Gulf of Alaska in the US, triggering a temporary tsunami alert.

Michael Buble's 3-yr-old son diagnosed with cancer

Singer Michael Buble's three-year-old son Noah has been diagnosed with cancer.

09 Oct 2016


Indian professor tests self-repairing road in Karnataka

An Indian-origin Canadian professor, Mr. Nemkumar Banthia has completed work on a project that helped build a road that could repair itself.