ICCC’s 2017 Annual Awards and Gala Night

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By A Correspondent

The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) celebrated its 40th year and the 25th anniversary of its annual awards (The awards began in 1992).  The Advisory Board independently chooses the award recipients.

The theme for the annual gala, where ten Indo-Canadians were honoured for their achievements and contribution to the Canadian society, was Aiming Higher.

The Annual Gala and Awards Night is a marquee event where we promote trade and commerce between India and Canada and recognize the achievements of Indo-Canadians from all across Canada by way of an award presentation.

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WSO Bring Together The Voices Of Indigenous Peoples And Sikhs

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By Gurpreet Singh

In order to mark 150th anniversary of the Canadian confederation, the World Sikh Organization (WSO) has started a conversation on Sikh settler privilege. To make a beginning, the Ambassador for Reconciliation Canada and a member of the National Assembly of First Nations Elders Council Chief Dr. Robert Joseph was invited as keynote speaker at their annual dinner in Surrey on June 11.

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As Trudeau Shuns ‘Useless’ Disarmament Talks

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Opposition Seek Actions from Liberal Foreign Policy

By Marie-Danielle Smith

Justin Trudeau’s government articulated more foreign policy in the past 48 hours than in its first 18 months, but opposition parties say they are waiting for the Liberals to walk the talk.

New Democrats will seek the government’s support for a motion Thursday that urges it to participate in international nuclear disarmament negotiations, after Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland presented a vision for Canada Tuesday that focused on participating as actively as possible in multilateral forums.

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http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/opposition-seek-actions-from-liberal-foreign-policy-as-trudeau-shuns-useless-disarmament-talks

Caroline Mulroney Poised to Plunge into Ontario Politics

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Businesswoman and daughter of former prime minister ​eyes PC nomination in Toronto-area riding

By Catherine Cullen

Move over, Trudeaus. There's another Canadian political family working on its dynasty.

CBC News has learned Brian Mulroney's eldest child, Caroline, is poised to jump into the political arena.

Sources tell CBC News that Mulroney wants to run for the Ontario Progressive Conservatives in the next election and is hoping to secure a party nomination in the Greater Toronto Area. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss Mulroney's plans.

Mulroney tweeted about introducing Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown in late 2016.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/caroline-mulroney-ontario-politics-1.4142866

 

Thousands Participate in International Day of Yoga in Toronto

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Swami Ramdev with 800 million followers and Sister Shivani, with 200 million followers lead yoga and meditation sessions

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) enthusiastically celebrated the third edition of the International Day of Yoga on an unprecedented scale in the presence of His Holiness Yogrishi Swami Ramdev, world renowned yoga master and Sister Shivani, Spiritual leader, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University.

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CANADA 150

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NEWS COVERAGE

1867 - 2017

 

Reflections on Canada at 150

By Jim Miles - Global Research

July 1st, 2017, was Canada’s sesquicentennial, its one hundred fiftieth birthday. A youngster in comparison to many, not an elder statesman to any. The Canadian maple leaf flag hung on our porch rail, not for pride in our government, but for the realization that by pure chance we live in a remarkable region of the world... Read more


Canada, My Home!

By Dr. Dilkhush Panjwani

Canada's greatest legacy as a nation is its 'ethnosphere' of diversity, which is "the sum total of all thoughts, dreams, ideas, beliefs, myths, intuitions and inspirations brought into being by the human imagination" of its indigenous people and immigrants from every corner of the world over the past 150 years. 

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Tension Erupts As Chinese Troops Enter Indian Territory Destroying Bunkers

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By Abdus Sattar Ghazali

A major scuffle has erupted along the India-China border as Chinese troops entered the Indian state of Sikkim and destroyed two Indian bunkers. Chinese troops also engaged in a fight with Indian troops, who were guarding the border at the location.

The Press Trust of India reported that tension mounted in a remote area of Sikkim after a scuffle broke out between personnel of the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), leading to Chinese troops damaging bunkers on the Indian side of the border.

China has refused entry to the first batch of 47 pilgrims who “were scheduled to travel to Kailash Mansarovar through the Nathu La Pass,” citing damage to roads due to rain and landslides in the Tibet region, Indian press reports said.

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Trump-Modi meet: China Worried Over Possible US Sale of Drones

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.If the US allows India to buy the Predator drone, it will enhance India's capability to monitor all of the Indian Ocean, says China's top Chinese disarmament strategist.

By Sutirtho Patranobis

China is concerned over the possible sale of US surveillance drones to India, which will help New Delhi keep a closer watch over the strategically important Indian Ocean, a top Chinese disarmament strategist has said.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday hold his first meeting with US President Donald Trump and China will be keeping a close watch over the proceedings in Washington.

Read the full article at:
http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/trump-modi-meet-china-worried-over-possible-us-sale-of-drones-to-india/story-gB47NzXG5fRiHRewFGIJyI.html


What SCO Summit in Kazakhstan Means for India-Pak Ties

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By Ramesh Jaura

Within days of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit and opening of the 'EXPO 2017: Future Energy', Roman Vassilenko, Kazakhstan's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, proudly refers to "25 achievements of Kazakhstan's diplomacy in 25 years" and speaks of a "truly historic moment" in the country's "modern history".

One such achievement, according to Vassilenko, is launching the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), a multinational forum for enhancing cooperation towards promoting peace, security and stability in Asia on the basis of the UN Charter.

Read the full article at:
http://www.indepthnews.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1198:what-sco-summit-in-kazakhstan-means-for-india-pak-ties&catid=20:asia-pacific

 

Future Shock: Imagining India

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By Colin Todhunter

What might a future India look like? If current policies continue, it could mean dozens of mega-cities with up to 40 million inhabitants and just two to three hundred million (perhaps 15-20% of the population) left in an emptied-out countryside. It could also mean hundreds of millions of former rural dwellers without any work and thus anywhere decent to live in these cities.

And what about the countryside? Given the trajectory the country seems to be on, it does not take much to imagine vast swathes of chemically-drenched monocrop fields containing genetically modified plants or soils rapidly turning into a chemical cocktail of proprietary biocides, dirt and dust.

Read the full article at:
https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/06/26/future-shock-imagining-india/

 

Open Letter To Ramnath Kovind Ji

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- BJP / NDA candidate for President

By Shamsul  Islam

Respected Kovind ji, I hope as President of India you will follow the constitutional oath and not the one obligatory in RSS, you will be flag-bearer of Indian Nationalism and not Hindu Nationalism, you will defend democratic-secular Constitution of India against any attempt to enforce Manusmriti, you will resist any attempt to bring back Untouchability by glorifying Casteism as essential ingredient od Hinduismand Hindu nationalism, you will check denigration of Father of the Nation and glorification of his killers, you will not allow any mischief with the National Flag and Indian democracy. And finally, you will not allow present India to be converted to a Hindu Pakistan.

Read the full article at:
http://www.countercurrents.org/2017/06/21/open-letter-to-ramnath-kovind-ji/

 

JULY 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 12










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