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1993 Mumbai serial blasts: Death for Merchant, Feroz Khan; life term for Abu Salem, Karimullah; 10 years for Siddique

A special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) court on Thursday awarded death sentence to Tahir Merchant and Feroz Khan in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. The court awarded life imprisonment to Abu Salem and Karimullah Khan along with a fine of Rs 2 lakhs, while Riyaz Ahmed Siddique received a sentence of 10 years. The court had convicted six terrorists – Abu Salem, Mustafa Dossa, Firoz […]

Donald Trump scraps 'Dreamers' program, fate of 8 lakh young immigrants uncertain

President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped a program that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young men and women who were brought into the United States illegally as children, giving a gridlocked Congress six months to decide their fate. Trump’s action, announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, rescinds a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The program, created by Democratic former President Barack Obama, is supported by Democrats and […]

Happy Teachers’ Day: Here’s why we celebrate this day on September 5

After our parents, the people who most significantly impact our lives – and a life-long love or dislike for a particular subject – are our teachers. Teachers’ Day is an occasion to celebrate this unique role that gives adults the power to shape young minds and thereby the future of a country. At every stage of life, the significance of the Day evolves but it never diminishes. For the middle-schoolers, […]

'I'm ready to do any desk job': India's champion Paralympic high jumper is unemployed one year on from Rio gold win and 'needs work to support family'

Mariyappan Thangavelu was awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award from President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday Young athlete won millions of hearts in India after bringing home gold from Rio Despite his sporting success, he says he urgently needs a job to help his family He said he had been in talks with the Tamil Nadu government on possible roles but so far nothing has materialised. Mariyappan Thangavelu stood in a […]


FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE Toronto, August 30, 2017 4th ANNUAL OAKVILLE DIWALI GALA Diwali, The Festival of Lights & Joy, is celebrated by millions all around the world. Culturally and spiritually rooted within the South Asian community, its signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge of ignorance, and hope over despair. When: Friday, September 15, 2017 Where: Oakville Conference Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, ON Doors […]

3 Ways You Can Awaken Your Positive Spirit

It’s 5:30 in the morning, your alarm rings. Do you feel like waking up? Heck no! The pillow is your best friend and at this moment, you wouldn’t mind breaking your phone to shut it up. Nonetheless, responsibilities are calling you. You roll out of bed, making it all the way to the bathroom. It takes you one shower and a giant cup of coffee to wake up. You hit […]

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh convicted in rape case; Dera Sacha Sauda followers go berserk

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was on Friday held guilty of raping and sexually exploiting two female disciples by the Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court. Trial court judge Jagdeep Singh will pronounce the quantum of sentence on August 28. After the court verdict, Ram Rahim Singh was taken into custody by Haryana Police. The Dera chief will be taken to Rohtak Jail. The verdict was […]

How Landmark Right To Privacy Order Impacts You And Me: 10 Points

Privacy is a fundamental right guaranteed by the constitution, nine Supreme Court judges said today in a unanimous verdict that will affect every citizen. The judges said privacy comes under the Right To Life and Liberty, overruling the governments arguments. Petitioners had challenged the government’s Aadhaar biometric programme, which has recorded the fingerprints and iris scans of more than one billion Indians. Here are 10 ways today’s judgement on right […]