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Alberta allows Sikhs to drive motorcycles without helmets

Alberta allows Sikhs to drive motorcycles without helmets

TORONTO: Canada’s Alberta province, which has the third largest population of Sikhs after British Columbia and Onatrio, will allow turban-wearing Sikhs to drive motorcycles without a helmet from April 12. British Columbia and Manitoba already allow Sikhs to drive motorcycles without helmets. Alberta’s Transportation Minister Brian Mason said on Thursday that the exemption was granted at the

Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi put through security check in US

Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi put through security check in US

Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi put through security check in US. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had to undergo a routine security check at a US airport during a recent visit. Footage aired on Pakistani TV channels over the past two days shows Abbasi picking up his bag and coat and walking out from

Indian-origin man in US charged with $250,000 fraud

Indian-origin man in US charged with $250,000 fraud

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin man in the US has been charged with stealing more than $250,000 in a Ponzi scheme in which his friends and coworkers invested. Niket Shah of New Jersey was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) which also ordered a preliminary injunction and asset freeze against him. According to the SEC’s complaint,

Theoretical scientist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

Theoretical scientist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

Stephen Hawking, the legendary British theoretical physicist who explored the mysteries of the universe from his wheelchair and went on to become an inspiring figure globally, died on Wednesday at his home in Cambridge. His family said that Hawking, 76, died peacefully in his home near Cambridge University, where he did much of his ground-breaking

Top Tips for travelling responsibly

Top Tips for travelling responsibly

  Different countries may have Customs that one is unaware of, but it is the responsibility of travellers to leave destinations as they find them and help preserve their natural environment. Femalefirst.co.uk list down tips for being a responsible traveller: –Stay local: Opting for locally-owned and -run accommodation will not only provide you with a more traditional experience but

Sikh man wins bravery award for helping Barcelona attack victim

Sikh man wins bravery award for helping Barcelona attack victim

LONDON: An Indian-origin Sikh man, who risked his life to help a fatally injured young boy in the last year’s Barcelona terror attack, has been selected for this year’s Pride of Birmingham’ award. Harry Athwal, a project manager from Great Barr area of north-west Birmingham, was in Spain on holiday with a group of friends and

Indian Embassy phone lines in US spoofed by fraudsters

Indian Embassy phone lines in US spoofed by fraudsters

Washington – Indian Embassy telephone lines have been spoofed by fraudsters in the US to cheat people for money, according to an advisory issued by mission, which warned against entertaining any suspicious calls. The Indian Embassy here has informed the US Government about it and launched its own internal investigation. It also issued a rare public

Key Indian equity market indices opened lower in Mumbai

Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened lower after the fiscal deficit data reached at 113.7 per cent of the full year’s target.The market, however, started cheering as the GDP and Eight Core Industries (ECI) data showed signs of economic recovery.The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE,

Michelle Obama extols ‘Black Panther’ cast

Michelle Obama extols ‘Black Panther’ cast. Former first lady of the US Michelle Obama believes the film “Black Panther” will be an inspiration to individuals from all backgrounds, and the youth will see superheroes that look like them. Michelle appreciated and hailed the team of “Black Panther”, which is among the first films from the

Death threats have been made against me, family: Bhalla

Death threats have been made against me, family: Bhalla

Death threats have been made against me, family: Bhalla HOUSTON: Indian-American Ravinder Bhalla, who became the first Sikh mayor of New Jersey’s Hoboken city, has publicly acknowledged that death threats were made against him and his family recently. In a statement issued Friday afternoon following a security breach at City Hall, Bhalla said the city is

US reality TV star Kylie Jenner gives birth to baby girl

US reality TV star Kylie Jenner gives birth to baby girl. Reality television star Kylie Jenner has given birth to her first child, a daughter. The reality star, 20, took to Instagram on Sunday to confirm her pregnancy and announce that she and boyfriend Travis Scott welcomed the new bundle of joy after months of

Women's March in US

Women’s March in US on first anniversary of Trump administration

A year after millions of people turned out for the Women’s March and took to the streets en masse to protest President Trump’s inauguration, demonstrators gathered in cities across the US, galvanised by their disdain for Trump and his administration’s policies. The one in New York was expected to be one of the largest, with some

Christmas preparations

Christmas preparations around the world

Christmas preparations: Christmas Eve traditions are a fun part of celebrating the holiday, but not everyone has the same traditions. Christmas Eve traditions around the world change drastically depending on where you live. This really isn’t much of a surprise if you think about how the various cultures on the Earth differ from one another.

Time Magazine honours Ian Grillot

Time Magazine honours Ian Grillot who took bullet for Indian

Time Magazine honours Ian Grillot: Ian Grillot, the US national who took a bullet for an Indian while trying to intervene during a racially-motivated shooting in Kansas early this year has been honoured by Time magazine. Grillot’s name features in the magazine among “5 Heroes Who Gave Us Hope in 2017.”Grillot, then 24, was injured when he

US recognises Jerusalem

US recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

US recognises Jerusalem: President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and setting in motion a plan to move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to the fiercely contested Holy City.With this step of US recognising Jerusalem, Trump has fulfilled one of

US man accused

US man accused of killing Indian techie pleads not guilty

US man accused of killing an Indian techie and injuring two others killing in a racially motivated hate crime at a bar in Kansas City early this year has pleaded not guilty. Adam Purinton, 52, was charged with first-degree murder in the February shooting in Olathe that killed 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla. He also faces two counts

Google Assistant to broadcast messages via Google Home

Google Assistant to broadcast messages via Google Home

Google Assistant broadcast messages via Google Home: Tech MNC Google has installed an update enabling users with Google Assistant to broadcast messages via Google Home, thus helping the latter double up as an intercom system within one’s residence or office.With the update in place, users can set off Assistant on their smartphone to send messages

350th birth anniversary Guru Gobind Singh

350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh celebrated in US

Washington, Nov 7, The 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the founder of Sikhism, was celebrated here with an evening of divine classical music. Guru Nanak Jayanti also known as Gurpurab and Prakash Utsav marks the birthday of the first Sikh Guru Guru Nanak. It is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism

Eliminating dollar

Isolate the Americans by eliminating dollar : Iran to Russia

Eliminating dollar : The best way to beat US sanctions against Iran and Russia is joint efforts to dump the American currency in bilateral trade, according to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. “By ignoring the negative propaganda of the enemies, that seek to weaken relations between countries, we can nullify US sanctions, using methods such as

Sikh teen thrashed in US by classmates

Sikh teen thrashed in US by

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