Start-up Visa Program to Include Business Incubators

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Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced a new visa stream to attract foreign entrepreneurs to Canada.

“As part of our government’s focus on jobs, growth and long-term prosperity, it is critical for Canada to attract the best entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world,” said Alexander.

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10 year ePassports Hit Major Milestone

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Celebrating Citizenship Week, Putting Canada First

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Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, on October 25, personally delivered the one millionth 10-year ePassport to Mark Walker of Mississauga, Ontario.

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Senator Asha Seth Delivers Message of Partnership

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Senator Asha Seth had an opportunity, in the last week of September, to reinforce confidence in the special partnership between Canada and China at the 64th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China hosted by Consul-General Fang Li and his wife Gao Lijuan. The event commemorated the remarkable achievements of the Chinese nation since the founding of the People’s Republic of China and looked towards strengthening the cultural, academic, and economic ties between Canada and China. Parliamentarians in attendance included Senators Salma Ataullahjan and Victor Oh alongside Members Brad Butt, Bob Dechert, Chungsen Leung, and Costas Menegakis.

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Indian-Canadian Actress Natalia Gracious Makes Her Debut

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Young People's Theatre (YPT) is presenting the timeless musical Annie from November 11 to December 29. It was originally slated to run to December 19th but the run was extended in response to its overwhelming popularity. This will undoubtedly be a fantastic family show and probably the hottest ticket of the season! 

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Jabber, a Thought-provoking Original New Work

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by Canadian playwright Marcus Youssef

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Young People’s Theatre is pleased to present Jabber, an insightful look at overcoming cultural stereotypes, as experienced by a teenage Muslim girl. This poignant play, written by Marcus Youssef and produced by Geordie Productions, will be presented in the Studio, November 26 to December 7.

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Diwali Themed Treats Take A Trendy Twist

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In an age when ethnic delicacies line grocery shelves, celebrations are multicultural and fusion food is the norm, Torontonians are constantly looking for the newest foreign flavours to pamper their palate.

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Khalsa Diwan Society Holds Gadar Movement Seminar

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Khalsa Diwan Society Vancouver held a very successful seminar to pay tribute to the Gadar Movement and the Freedom Fighters on Saturday, October 19, 2013. The seminar was held at the Resource Centre of the Society located at 8000 Ross Street in Vancouver. The Resource Centre also happens to be the home of the museum dedicated to Komagatamaru, the ill- fated Japanese steamship (carrying 376 Indian passengers) that was forced to return to India after spending two months in the Burrard Inlet under heavy guard.

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INDIA: News Briefs

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Seven persons including one militant killed in serial explosions in Bihar : At least seven persons, including one militant were killed, and 100 others were injured in eight serial bomb blasts near Gandhi Maidan, the venue of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Patna on October 27 minutes before he reached there to address a huge gathering,. Eight explosive devices with timers went off between 9.30am and 12.25pm as part of a serial bomb attacks suspected to be the handiwork of Indian Mujahideen (IM). 

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Why the Congress Heading Towards Fall?

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By Anuj Agrawal *

It was only the US which was responsible for the controversy developed in 2004 over the selection of Sonia Gandhi for the post of Prime Minister. Opposition leaders like Dr Subramanian Swamy, Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharati, Govindacharya, etc raised this issue only after having tif off from the US and finally Sonia Gandhi had to withdraw her claim and proposed the name of Dr Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister. It was for the first time when India had to witness a mukhota (mask) government having two bosses. Basically, the chapter of Congress fall begins here only. Some people may argue that the tally of Congress increased in 2009, hence how can the fall be claimed from 2004. But read on to get the answer.

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The German Press Has Savaged India’s Misgovernance

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By Mohan Murti *

The Brussels-based European Commission Standing Committee on Global Foreign Direct Investments end of August listed the top 20 destinations the EU 27 will target for the next five years. Sadly, but for well-known reasons, India does not figure in the list.  

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Should India Ease Entry Rules For Foreign Banks?

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By Kavaljit Singh *

On October 12, Raghuram Rajan, the new Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, announced that the RBI will soon issue new rules allowing a more liberal entry of foreign banks in India. “That is going to be a big opening because one could even contemplate taking over Indian banks, small Indian banks and so on,” he stated in Washington at an event organized by the Institute of International Finance, a global banking lobby group.

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JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12










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