Trudeau Aide and MP Sukh Dhaliwal Spotted at Surrey Gurdwara at the Centre of India-Canada Tensions Updated 18 minutes ago

Posted By: Tarun Kumar Posted On: Oct 03, 2023

A day after evading News18's questions about the alleged protection to Khalistani terror groups on Canadian soil, Sukhminder aka Sukh Singh Dhaliwal, Liberal Party MP and close aide of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, was seen at the Surrey gurdwara which is at the centre of the diplomatic tensions between India and Canada.

Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar was the president of the gurdwara until he was shot dead outside the Sikh temple on June 18. Trudeau's explosive allegations of the “potential” involvement of Indian agents in the killing of Nijjar, whom India had designated as a terrorist in 2020, pulled down bilateral ties to their lowest last month.

India has strongly rejected the allegations as “absurd” and “motivated” and expelled a senior Canadian diplomat in a tit-for-tat move to Ottawa's expulsion of an Indian official over the case.

Sources told News18 that Dhaliwal had visited the gurdwara to seek the support of Sikhs who had arrived for a pro-Khalistani rally on Sunday from other parts of Canada and North America.

Speaking to News18 on Monday, Dhaliwal, who had earlier mentioned that India and Canada share “good ties”, said Trudeau had “credible information and evidence” when he accused India in Parliament last month.

“The law enforcement agencies have enough evidence that made Trudeau make that statement. I can certainly say that PM Trudeau is very credible when he makes a statement. He does not do so without any evidence. I am happy someone can speak for Canada,” Dhaliwal said.

The Canadian government has so far not provided any evidence after it accused India of being involved in Nijjar's killing despite New Delhi's insistence.

When asked if there was any FIR or a suspect list from the Canadian police in the matter, Dhaliwal said only “time will tell”. “At this point, I can say that the PM was given the information, and he spoke. This is real leadership. The justice system in Canada is very fair. There is credible information that has made PM Trudeau say this”.

Dhaliwal has confirmed meeting Nijjar in 2019 at a time when a red corner notice (RCN) was issued against him. Dhaliwal was evasive on whether he as an MP alerted the government authorities about Nijjar when he was declared a terrorist by India in 2020.

Dhaliwal was also at a loss to explain Nijjar's proximity with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) as claimed by Nijjar's son. He also was evasive on the inference whether the Canadian authorities were actively shielding a ‘wanted' man.

There are in fact allegations that the Canadian government was protecting Nijjar and allowing him to run his operations that included networking, training, financing and operationalising his Khalistan Terror Force (KTF) terror module.

“I am not here to defend Nijjar but Canada. This issue is about assassination. That is bothersome,” Dhaliwal said.

Source: News18
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Canada's PM to Participate in India-Led Virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit Published 3 minutes ago

Posted By: Jogendra Kumar Posted On: Nov 22, 2023

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to take part in the virtual G20 leaders' summit hosted by India on Wednesday. Trudeau's participation was confirmed through the public schedule of the Canadian Prime Minister. The summit will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who announced it during the closing session of the New Delhi G20 Summit on September 10.

Leaders of all G20 Members including the Chair of the African Union, as well as nine Guest countries, and Heads of 11 International Organizations, have been invited. The participation of world leaders, including Chinese Premier Li Qiang and Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been confirmed.

Trudeau's attendance at the virtual summit is notable as the India-Canada has deteriorated since September when the Canadian PM alleged the involvement of a “foreign agent” in the killing of Khalistan separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. India strongly denied the allegations and asked Canada to furnish proof. New Delhi has also asked Ottawa to curb Khalistani elements in the country and ensure security for the Indian diplomatic missions.

This Virtual Summit will be the second time PM Modi will be hosting the leaders of the G20 within a span of just over two and a half months. “This is something very rare and rather exceptional. No other presidency has had a physical meeting of all the leaders and then a virtual meeting,” G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant said during a special press briefing on Tuesday.

The Virtual Summit of the G20 will also be a major gathering of world leaders since the conclusion of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly High-Level Week and the SDG Summit. It will be held from 5:30 pm onwards under the chairmanship of PM Modi.

When asked about Trudeau's participation during the Tuesday presser, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said India expects a large majority of leaders to participate in the discussions as has been the case even in the Summit in September, where “a very high-quality participation” from the world leaders at the physical Summit.” “We don't expect tomorrow's Summit to be any different in so far as that is concerned,” he added.

Throughout its G20 presidency, Kant said India has worked to ensure that the concerns of the Global South receive due cognizance. “We've also seen the inclusion of the African Union as a permanent member of G20. Since our successful hosting of the G20 Leaders' Summit on 9th and 10th September and the unanimous adoption of the New Delhi Leaders' Declaration, the world has actually witnessed a succession of events and several new challenges have emerged,” he added.

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Canada Beat Italy to Win Billie Jean King Cup for First Time

Posted By: Tarun Kumar Posted On: Nov 13, 2023

Leylah Fernandez and Marina Stakusic won their singles matches as Canada beat Italy 2-0 to claim its first-ever Billie Jean King Cup on Sunday.

Stakusic, ranked 258th in the world, put Canada ahead by defeating No. 43 Martina Trevisan 7-5, 6-3 for the biggest win of her career, then Fernandez sealed the victory by beating Jasmine Paolini 6-2, 6-3 at La Cartuja Stadium.

“We took a risk by selecting a young player, and it paid off,” said Canada's coach Nathalie Tauziat.

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The 20th-ranked Fernandez, runner-up in the 2021 U.S. Open, was perfect for Canada in Seville with four victories, while the 18-year-old Stakusic entered the tournament without a win over a top 100 opponent but earned three of them while representing her nation in Spain.

“I'm extremely happy, ecstatic,” said Fernandez.

Canada had beaten 11-time champion Czech Republic in the semifinals, while four-time champion Italy advanced past Slovenia for its first final appearance since 2013.

The 12-team BJK Cup Finals offered a record total of $9.6 million in prize money, including $2.4 million to the champions, the same as the men's Davis Cup.

Canada, captained by Heidi El Tabakh, is the 13th nation to win the Billie Jean King Cup, and the second new champion after Switzerland's triumph in Glasgow a year ago.

“Leylah played her role as leader and that made all the difference,” said Tauziat. “She prepares like a boxer, ready to enter the ring, to receive blows and to give them.”

The Canada men's team is the current Davis Cup champion.

The women's teams competed in four round-robin groups, with the winners advancing to the semifinals. The United States was eliminated by the Czech Republic in a group that also included title-holder Switzerland.

The biggest team competition in women's tennis started two days after the end of the WTA Finals in Cancun, Mexico, which featured the top eight players on the tour — including winner Iga Swiatek.

“You know, it's the first time that Canada has ever won the Billie Jean King Cup. I can finally say this — we're world champions, and we rightfully deserve it,” she said.

“We worked really hard the past years, and, you know, I think every year, as I said before, we just keep improving.”

“It's showing on the tennis court. It's showing in competition, individual competitions. Now it has shown on the biggest stage in the world.”

Italy continued their 10-year drought in the competition, known as the Fed Cup until 2020, having won the last of their four titles in 2013.

“It's been a very tough week for me, mentally and of course physically,” said Trevisan.

“We spent a lot of energy on court and of course out of the court. Maybe today my physical energy was, well, a little bit low.

“I'm a player that need to be very fast on court, and today I wasn't too much — it wasn't enough.”

(With inputs from Agencies)

Source: News18
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Nazi Hakenkreuz Isn’t Swastika

Posted By: Preeti Dabar Posted On: Nov 07, 2023

Indian-origin Canadian member of the parliament Chandra Arya told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and leader of opposition Pierre Poilievre that Hindus feel restricted while using the ‘swastika' symbol because it is wrongly mistaken as the Nazi Hakenkreuz.

“I again call on Justin Trudeau and Pierre Poilievre and everyone not to call the Nazi symbol of hatred Hakenkreuz as Swastika,” Chandra Arya said in a post on social media site X.

Arya, who represents the constituency of Nepean in the House of Commons of Canada, reiterated his message from last year where he highlighted the issues faced by Hindus living in Canada when the hakenkreuz and swastika were compared.

“Please stop calling the Nazi symbol of hatred as Swastika. We support the ban of the Nazi symbol of hatred Hakenkreuz or the hooked cross. But calling it Swastika is to deny us Hindu-Canadians our religious right and freedom to use our sacred symbol Swastika in our daily life,” Arya told in his post, addressed to Canadian speaker of the House of Commons Greg Fergus.

“On behalf of over one million Canadians of several religious faiths and in particular Hindu-Canadians and as a Hindu-Canadian myself, I call upon members of this house and all Canadians to distinguish between the Hindu religious sacred symbol Swastika and the Nazi symbol of hatred called Hakenkreuz in German or the hooked cross in English,” Arya said.

Arya's plea last year was welcomed by Hindu groups in North America who say that the swastika, that symbolises auspicious beginnings and good luck, has been mistaken for the hakenkreuz and has led to wrong assumptions about Hinduism and its believers.

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India abstains from UN vote on Israel-Gaza conflict

Posted By: Tarun Kumar Posted On: Oct 30, 2023
The UN General Assembly votes for an immediate humanitarian truce in Gaza, as the Israel-Hamas conflict raged for a 21st day at the UN in New York on 27 October 2023. (Photo: AFP)

India recently chose to abstain from a UN General Assembly vote that sought a humanitarian truce and the protection of civilians amid the intensifying conflict between Israel and Gaza, drawing significant domestic scrutiny. Here's a breakdown of India's decision and its implications -

What did the UN resolution say?

The UN General Assembly's resolution called for an “immediate, durable and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities", especially given that the death toll in Gaza has reportedly surpassed 8,000, due to Israel's ongoing airstrike campaign. The conflict escalated following Hamas' attacks in Israel on 7 October, leading Israel to launch a ground offensive into Gaza. The resolution also emphasized adherence to international humanitarian laws and the protection of civilians, along with the release of hostages. Notably, a Canadian amendment condemning Hamas for its attacks failed to secure approval.

How did the countries vote?

Of the nations that participated, 120, including major powers such as France, China, and Russia, supported the resolution. Forty five countries, including India, Japan, and Germany, abstained. Only 14 nations, which included the US, the UK, Canada, and Israel, voted against. India, however, did endorse Canada's unsuccessful amendment, condemning Hamas, with support from countries like the US, UK, France, and Germany. China opposed the Canadian amendment.

What was India?s stand?

“Terrorism is a malignancy and knows no borders, nationality, or race. The world should not buy into any justification of terror acts," Yojna Patel, India's deputy permanent representative to the UN, said in the Explanation of Vote. Analysts speculate that India's abstention may have been influenced by the omission of condemnation for Hamas' attacks. India, however, did not ignore the human costs, with Patel noting the grave and increasing concern about casualties in Gaza, particularly among civilians, women, and children. Patel reaffirmed India's support for a two-state resolution for the Israel-Palestine issue.

How does this impact India?s bilateral relationships?

While India's decision has not drawn substantial diplomatic responses, it has stirred some national debate. Some experts perceive India's abstention as aligning with its recent diplomatic inclination towards Israel. Despite this, India has extended aid to Palestine and its insistence on adhering to humanitarian laws indicates its sensitivity to Palestinian issues. The impact of this decision on bilateral relations remains to be seen, but past Indian votes that favored Israel at the UN did not negatively impact relationships.

What happens now?

The passage of the resolution is an important political signal but carries no real prospect of pushing Israel to cease its air and ground operations in Gaza. “It is the duty of this body to call out murderous terrorists by name, not hide them behind empty words. Why are you defending murderers?" said Gilad Ergan, Israel's Ambassador to the UN. With a stated aim of wiping out Hamas, Israel's armed forces are unlikely to cease their military operations in the near future.

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Khalistani Groups

Posted By: Jaydatt Chaudhary Posted On: Oct 24, 2023

The Khalistani groups are planning major disruptions during Vijaydashmi programme being organised by the Hindu community in Canada's Surrey on Tuesday, October 24.

Sources told News18 that individuals and groups supportive of Khalistan are planning to bring huge vehicles to stop entry of Hindus to the venue.

“It is learnt that the pro-Khalistan people will also bring protestors who are already gathered in Surrey for October 28 programme for referendum,” the sources added.

Chief of Khalistani outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) has urged Canadian Sikhs to gather in Vancouver on October 28 for a referendum to vote on whether the Indian High Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Verma is responsible for Hardeep Singh Nijjar's killing.

According to sources, they are planning “major insults to Hindus and Indians” by burning effigies of prominent Indian leaders.

Local Hindus said that Royal Canadian Mounted Police is not ready to take action because they say this is ongoing tension between India and Sikhs, and Canada gives freedom of speech.

CNN News18 had already reported that Khalistani groups are using Radio stations to radicalised young Sikhs born after 1984.

News agency PTI too reported that within Canada, there are Khalistani supporters who are enticing and easily influencing Sikh youth to immigrate to North America.

They are offering sponsorship for their visas, but their primary intention is to manipulate these individuals into advancing their Khalistan-related goals within the Canadian territory, the report stated.

Sources further told News18 that Sikhs from Italy, Germany, USA and UK have gathered in Vancouver for another Khalistani show. “This time their ring master is Amritbir Singh Cheema,” a source added.

Jalandhar-origin gangster Cheema is wanted in many cases in Punjab. He has applied for asylum in Canada where he has been living since 2015.

Sources said the group is using radio to radicalise people. “They have hired a radio station named Radio Punjab Vancouver for a daily two-hour show to radicalise people. It's interesting to note that callers are also not locals from Canada. The calls are coming from California, which means local Canadians are hardly interested,” an official told News18.

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Constant Interference…

Posted By: Ajay Rawat Posted On: Oct 22, 2023

Justifying India's move to pressure Canada to downsize its diplomatic presence in New Delhi, EAM S Jaishankar on Sunday said there was interference by Canadian personnel in the country's internal affairs adding that India does not approve of certain segments of Canadian politics.

“Parity is very much provided for by the Vienna Convention, which is the relevant international rule on this. In our case, we invoked parity because we had concerns about continuous interference in our affairs by Canadian personnel,” Jaishankar said.

The External Affairs Minister also said that the India-Canada relations are “going through a difficult phase.”

This comes after Canada announced that 41 of its diplomats in India have departed, a day before the deadline set by New Delhi for their withdrawal, failing which they were liable to lose diplomatic immunity.

Later, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the Indian government's crackdown on Canadian diplomats was making normal life difficult for millions of people in both countries.

The external affairs minister also said that India is likely to resume the issuance of visas to Canadian citizens if it sees progress in the safety of Indian diplomats in Canada.

“If we see progress in the safety of our diplomats in Canada, we would like to resume issuance of visas there,” Jaishankar said at an event while replying to a question on India-Canada ties.

India in September announced the temporary suspension of the issuance of visas to Canadian citizens and asked Ottawa to downsize its diplomatic presence in the country after Trudeau alleged a “potential” involvement of Indian agents in the killing of Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

(With PTI inputs)

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China's hand in Nijjar killing in Canada

Posted By: Vanshika Pathak Posted On: Oct 09, 2023
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for a ceremony to present flowers at the Monument to the People's Heroes to commemorate Martyrs' Day, a day ahead of China's National Day, on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China September 30, 2023. REUTERS/Florence Lo (REUTERS/Florence Lo)

Alleging that the agents of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) were involved in the killing of separatist leader, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, in Canada, an independent blogger, Jennifer Zeng, has said that China's "purpose was to frame India creating discord between India and the West".

She also alleged that it was a part of the CCP's sinister "Ignition Plan" to disrupt the world in line with Xi Jinping's military strategy regarding Taiwan.

Jennifer Zeng is a Chinese born rights activist, journalist who is currently living in the US.

In a video posted on the social media platform, X, Zeng dubbed the killing of Nijjar as an assassination claiming, "Today shocking revelations about the 'assassination ' of Sikh religious leader, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, in Canada have emerged from within the CCP. It is alleged that the 'assassination' was carried out by CCP agents."

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On 18 June 2023, Hardeep Nijjar, a designated terrorist in India, was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey, British Columbia.

The independent blogger attributed her allegations to Chinese writer and YouTuber Lao Deng, who according to her, lives in Canada now.

"Lao stated that in early June this year as part of their disruption initiative 'Ignition Plan', the CCP Ministry of State Security sent a high-ranking official to Seattle, USA. A secret meeting was held there...The objective was to sabotage relations between India and the West," Zeng claims in the video posted on X.

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"The agents were tasked with assassinating Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the Sikh leader in Canada. Following the meeting, the CCP agents meticulously executed the killing plan," she claimed.

Explaining their modus operandi, the independent blogger alleges, "On June 18th, the agents armed with silenced guns tracked Nijjar. When the deed was done, they destroyed the dash camera in Nijjar's Car to erase any evidence. After the crime, the agents fled, they burned their weapons and disguises to destroy all traces. The next day they left Canada in Airplanes."

She also alleged that the killers even purposely learned Indian-accent English. "Therefore, they purposely spoke in India accent English...In fact, these actions were part of the scheme by CCP secret agent to frame India," said Zeng.

She also claimed that Lao revealed that the CCP's 'ignition plan' was devised this year after the CCP's two sessions.

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There has been no response to Jennifer Zeng's allegations, posted in the video on Sunday afternonn (US time) from either the Chinese foreign ministry or the Ministry of External Affairs.

The diplomatic ties between India and Canada soured after the Canadian government expelled a senior Indian diplomat accusing India of playing a role in the killing of a Khalistani separatist leader, Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada.

In the aftermath, India swiftly retaliated by issuing a statement that denied any involvement in the issue and expelled a senior Canadian diplomat. India has outrightly rejected the claims, calling it 'absurd' and 'motivated'.

Amid escalating tensions, India has called for parity in the number of Canadian diplomats in India.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi earlier this month said that Canadian diplomatic presence is much higher in India and they assume "there would be reduction".

"On discussions on parity, given the much higher presence of diplomats or diplomatic presence here and their interference in our internal matters, we have sought parity in our respective diplomatic presence. Discussions are ongoing to achieve this. Given that Canadian diplomatic presence is higher, we would assume that there would be a reduction," said MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.

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Bollywood blockbusters reignite overseas box office

Posted By: Aditya Gogoi Posted On: Oct 09, 2023
Overseas markets are witnessing a welcome revival with recent successes such as Jawan, Jailer, and Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani.

New Delhi: Overseas markets, grappling with post-covid19 challenges despite promising signs at the domestic film industry, are witnessing a welcome revival with recent successes such as Jawan, Jailer, and Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani striking a chord with the diasporic audiences, thanks to the films’ mass-market appeal.

Rocky Aur Rani crossed the a $21 million mark in overseas markets, drawing audiences in the UK, the Middle East, and Canada, while Jawan earned over $22 million, setting new records in Australia and the Gulf region.

“Overseas markets are definitely improving, along with Indian business, but this is only for big star films. Post covid, even overseas audience has turned selective," said film distributor and exhibitor Sunny Khanna.

The preferences of diasporic audiences are evident: they favour films featuring popular stars and continue to appreciate song and dance, although there is a growing preference for urban, high-end narratives.

For example, period drama Gadar 2 which had crossed the ₹500 crore mark in the Indian market, breathing life into single screens across small towns, had only earned $2.1 million ( ₹18.03 crore) during its opening weekend overseas.

The film that resonated with mass audiences in India due to its emotional storytelling technique, didn't find favour with viewers in overseas markets looking for premium fare.

Trade experts said family entertainers have been lapped up by diasporic audiences, and works in favour of films like Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, which offer them the right doze of song, dance, colour and culture, as well as star faces. Audiences do not look for experiment and need assurances of a good time in theatres. In North America and Canada, it will be the fifth highest grosser ever after Pathaan, Jawan, Dangal and Padmaavat at, say, $10.65 million. In the UK, it is likely to be ranked eight with earnings of £2.42 million (~$3 million). Three of the top eight Indian films in the UK market, along with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham have been directed by Johar. Rocky Aur Rani continues to play across 20 screens in the UK for the tenth week. In the Gulf, it should clock nearly $4.25 million, or double the earnings that any Indian film, other than Pathaan and Jawan has made there post covid. The other major market, Australia, should end with collections of A$1.82 million ($1.20 million).

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Canada Sees Support Rallies After Hamas Attack on Israel

Posted By: Vanshika Pathak Posted On: Oct 08, 2023

Canada witnessed celebratory rallies late on Saturday (October 7) after the Hamas militant group ruling the Gaza Strip launched a surprise attack on Israel, killing more than 200 people and leaving thousands injured. A video, shared by news aggregator Visegrad 24 and released by Rebel News Canada, showed people on trucks and cars shouting slogans and carrying the Palestine flag.

More such videos and images of celebrations in other countries like Sweden, Germany and Turkey are also doing the rounds on social media. In fact, police in the UK have stepped up vigil and tightened security at Jewish religious places after celebratory incidents were reported in London.

Visegrad 24 said such incidents can be seen in many cities in western Europe and North America, while a Twitter user slammed “Trudeau's Canada” for “supporting” such “horrendous terror attacks”. Sharing the video on X, the user, called Dr Eli David, said: “Celebrations in Trudeau's Canada in support of the horrendous terror attacks. How is your multiculturalism going?”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has been heavily criticised by India for “encouraging” pro-Khalistan sentiment in the name of free speech, has strongly condemned the “terrorist attack against Israel”. He said: “…These acts of violence are completely unacceptable. We stand with Israel and fully support its right to defend itself. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this. Civilian life must be protected.”

The Canadian government, however, is yet to respond to reports of people celebrating the Hamas attack.

Visegrad 24 also released videos from celebrations in German capital Berlin and Malmo in Sweden.

“Hamas supporters gather on the streets of Berlin, Germany to celebrate the attack against Israel,” Visegrad 24 said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

“Hamas supporters in Malmo, Sweden use fireworks to celebrate yesterday's attack on Israel,” it said on X while sharing a video.

Another Twitter user shared a purported video of celebrations in Turkey's Istanbul, claiming that the government had arranged the victory rally. “Last night in #Istanbul, Turkish government held a victory celebration and rally in which thousands of supporters of #Erdogan attended and celebrated massacre of Israeli civilians by #Hamas. People requested #Turkish Army to send troops to #Israel to help #Hamas terrorists. Just listen to their slogans,” the user said.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has condemned the attack on Israel, while Sweden has said there are no excuses for such “violent attacks”.

Source: News18
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Gurdas Maan’s Canada tour postponed amid India-Canada tensions over Nijjar murder allegations

Posted By: Anita Mamgai Posted On: Oct 08, 2023
Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan. (ANI file photo)

Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan’s upcoming Canada tour has been postponed for indefinite period, said Gurjit Bal Productions, the promoter of the tour.

The development comes amid the ongoing diplomatic tensions between India and Canada.

“We regret to inform you that Gurdas Maan's ‘Akhiyaan Udeekdiyan' Canada tour, scheduled to take place this month, has been POSTPONED. We understand that this news may come as a disappointment to many of his fans and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused," said Gurjit Bal Productions on Sunday on social media.

The event management company also said that new dates for the Gurdas Maan's Canada tour will be announced soon.

“In light of the current diplomatic unrest between the two countries and after careful consideration and assessment of the unpredictable circumstances, it has been determined that the cancellation of the event is the most responsible and necessary course of action for the time being, Gurjit Bal Productions also said.

The registration fees or tickets for Gurdas Maan's Canada tour, which was scheduled to be held this month, will be refunded, said Gurjit Bal Productions.

“We understand the time, effort, and anticipation invested by everyone involved in the event, and we deeply regret any inconvenience this change may have caused. We will be taking the necessary steps to refund any registration fees or ticket purchases made for the event. Detailed information regarding the refund process will be shared with you directly via email/website/other preferred communication channel," said the event management company.

The tensions between India and Canada erupted after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made allegations that agents linked to India are involved in the murder of Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

Nijjar, a Canadian national, was shot dead outside a gurdwara on June 18 in Surrey, a Vancouver suburb with a high Sikh population.

Both the countries had expelled diplomats, and New Delhi suspended visas for Canadians.

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Technology Instagram is not working on a dedicated app for iPad users and they shouldn't expect one anytime soon. That's the message directly from Adam Mosseri, who claims the company has other priorities before launching the app for iPad. Instagram is not working on a dedicated app for iPad users and they shouldn't expect one anytime soon. That's the message directly from Adam Mosseri, who claims the company has other priorities before launching the app for iPad.
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Technology Elon Musk-owned social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) has distributed nearly $20 million in payments to content creators on the app, said Chief Executive Linda Yaccarino in a post on Friday. Elon Musk-owned social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) has distributed nearly $20 million in payments to content creators on the app, said Chief Executive Linda Yaccarino in a post on Friday.
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Politics Hitting out at the Telangana government over parivaarwad, corruption and farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday promised the poll-bound state a National Turmeric Board and a Central Tribal University in Mulugu, as he unveiled projects worth Rs 13,500 crore.
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World Noelia Voigt, hailing from Utah, bagged the title of Miss USA during the 2023 pageant's grand finale at Reno, Nevada's Grand Sierra Resort. The thrilling event unfolded on a Friday night and was televised live on the CW Network. Savannah Gankiewicz, representing Hawaii, secured the position of first-runner-up.
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Science Pollen grains analysis helps understand how the first humans migrated from Africa across Europe and Asia, research in Science Advances says. Pollen grains analysis helps understand how the first humans migrated from Africa across Europe and Asia, research in Science Advances says.
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Latest News As excitement brews for Amazon's highly anticipated Prime Big Deal Days, this piece of advice by the company's founder and executive chairman, Jeff Bezos, is something every consumer should keep in mind amid economic uncertainties. In an interview with CNN, Bezos expressed concerns about the current economic landscape, stating, "Things are slowing down. You're seeing layoffs in many sectors of the economy."
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Latest News Vijay Dashmi is a major cultural festival in India. Vijay Dashmi is a major cultural festival in India. Vijay Dashmi is a major cultural festival in India. Vijay Dashmi is a major cultural festival in India. Vijay Dashmi is a major cultural festival in India.
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Technology Dell, the Texas-based technology giant, may be planning fresh investment in its cutting-edge Research and Development (R&D) centre located in Bengaluru. The company already operates a prominent R&D centre in the city. At the global level, Dell operates around 25 manufacturing facilities, with 14 of these dedicated to R&D.
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Technology Google Pixel Launch Event 2023 Live Updates: Can Google Pixel 8 Take On iPhone 15? Updated 9 minutes ago
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World The United States warned against any "escalation" in the Middle East in the wake of Israel's war with Hamas, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Sunday, hours after the Pentagon moved to step up military readiness in the region. The United States warned against any "escalation" in the Middle East in the wake of Israel's war with Hamas, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Sunday, hours after the Pentagon moved to step up military readiness in the region.
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Life Style Discover an array of captivating restaurants and exciting events that beckon you to indulge in unforgettable experiences. From culinary gems offering delectable dishes to cultural exhibitions celebrating artistry and heritage, these venues promise to satisfy your senses. Whether you're a food enthusiast seeking gourmet delights or an art aficionado craving inspiration, there's something for everyone to savor. Embark on a journey of taste, culture, and entertainment at these must-visit destinations.
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World Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday alleged babies were murdered and burned by Hamas terrorists during their onslaught against Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday alleged babies were murdered and burned by Hamas terrorists during their onslaught against Israel.
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Latest News A video capturing impatient passengers rushing to enter a train through a narrow opening of the door, each vying for a coveted spot inside, was shared online. The video was posted on Reddit with a caption that reads, “Automatic door in Mumbai trains.” The clip shows how the passengers hurled themselves through the half-open doors.
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Latest News Humans of Bombay (HOB) recently filed a case in Delhi High Court against People of India (POI) over protecting their intellectual property. The platform's founder Karishma Mehta has now taken to Instagram to address the controversy around the case and also inform that the court has ‘upheld their contentions'.
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Technology Grand Theft Auto fans are mercilessly mocking a GTA VI (GTA 6) leaker for their inaccurate predictions of the announcement date. Grand Theft Auto fans are mercilessly mocking a GTA VI (GTA 6) leaker for their inaccurate predictions of the announcement date.
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Latest News The luxurious home has also been featured as the location for other TV projects. The luxurious home has also been featured as the location for other TV projects. The luxurious home has also been featured as the location for other TV projects. The luxurious home has also been featured as the location for other TV projects.
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Politics Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate several development projects and also address a public meeting to be organised by BJP at Nizamabad in Telangana on October 3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate several development projects and also address a public meeting to be organised by BJP at Nizamabad in Telangana on October 3.
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Science The initial clinical trial will concentrate on refractory recurrent ovarian cancer. The initial clinical trial will concentrate on refractory recurrent ovarian cancer. The initial clinical trial will concentrate on refractory recurrent ovarian cancer.