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Lack of diversity a mayoral debate question

Editorial

Lack of diversity a mayoral debate question

Posted on 01 October 2014

The South Asians inTorontoaccount for over one-half (54.2%) of all South Asians inCanada. Almost three-quarters (72.3%) of the South Asian community inTorontowere foreign-born, having arrived as immigrants. About one quarter (55,000) of all immigrants (267,855) toCanadamakeTorontotheir home. These are the facts, the hard numbers, given to us by Statistics Canada and City’s own data. Yet, [...] Continue Reading

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Ambitious Rapid Transit Plan

Canadian Politics

Crombie Announces Ambitious Rapid Transit Plan

Posted on 01 October 2014

Bonnie Crombie, Mayoral Candidate in Mississauga, today unveiled her vision and plan for rapid transit in Mississaugacalled Mississauga Moves. Crombie’s vision is ambitious and features the building of an integrated rapid transit network inMississaugathat connects residents across the city and to the wider GTA.Mississaugais part of a region of over 6.5 million people that grows by [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Tory MP Patrick Brown joins Ontario PC leadership race

Posted on 01 October 2014

Conservative MP won’t give up his seat in Ottawa, hinting a fellow MPP would give up theirs if he won the Ontario PC leadership next May. Conservative MP Patrick Brown says he won’t resign his federal seat while he spends the next eight months running for leader of Ontario’s troubled Progressive Conservative party following its [...] Continue Reading

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Canadian Politics

Parliament must focus on real economic growth

Posted on 01 October 2014

The Hon. Dominic LeBlanc Liberal Party of Canada House Leader Over the summer Canadians at community events across the country gave Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau a clear message: they are not feeling any relief from the feeble economic recovery.  Under Prime Minister Harper, Canada has had the worst economic growth of any Prime Minister since [...] Continue Reading

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POLITICAL AND SECURITY

South Asian Politics

POLITICAL AND SCURITY CHALLENGES IN PAKISTAN AND AFGHANSITAN

Posted on 01 October 2014

Dr. Hasan Askari Lahore  The two opposition parties and the federal government in Pakistan have not so far agreed on vote verification to confirm the fairness of the 2013 elections. This has made it difficult to resolve the on-going internal political crisis inPakistan. However, inAfghanistanthe controversies about the presidential election held in June 2014 have been settled. On [...] Continue Reading

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South Asian Politics

India’s Prime Minister Modi thrills, angers in New York

Posted on 01 October 2014

India’s new prime minister took on rock star status Sunday at a reception in Madison Square Garden, as thousands of Indian-Americans cheered the leader during his first U.S. visit. Speaking from a rotating stage, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the crowd of about 20,000 people, “In India democracy is not just a system, it’s a [...] Continue Reading

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Business

Super mailbox on your front yard could lower value of your home

Posted on 01 October 2014

Community mailboxes, which Canada Post plans on rolling out across the country, could end up lowering the value of your home, according to a report prepared for the union that represents postal workers. The Canadian Union of Postal Work’s internal document, prepared by a professional appraiser, on the impact the mailboxes might have on property [...] Continue Reading

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Life & Style

Weight Problems Can Stick With a Family for Generations

Posted on 01 October 2014

The question whether obesity is solely caused by diet and lifestyle choices or whether a person’s genetic make-up plays a role as well has long been debated among scientists without producing conclusive answers. While several genes have been identified as potentially involved in excessive weight gain, the interactions between genes and environmental factors like food [...] Continue Reading

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Brag More and 3

Life & Style

Why You Need to Brag More and 3 Ways to Do It

Posted on 01 October 2014

Think hard: When’s the last time you took credit — really took credit — for a job well done? Without giving props to others, shying away from praise, or otherwise shifting the recognition to anyone but yourself? A study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found that women who work with men are far less [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Dumb beauties: Kareena Kapoor does not know that Mangalyaan has reached Mars’ orbit

Posted on 01 October 2014

Bollywood’s one of the most successful actress Kareena Kapoor Khan was stumped when a journalist questioned her on India’s latest achievement – Mangalyaan. While several Bollywood celebs expressed their joy over the huge achievement of launching satellite Mangalyaan into the Mars orbit, nawab Saif Ali Khan’s begum Kareena Kapoor failed to even understand what it [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Are you serious babe? Alia want to design for Parineeti

Posted on 01 October 2014

Actress Alia Bhatt, who has turned fashion designer with her latest fall winter collection, says she would like to style her contemporary Parineeti Chopra once. The ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ star has tied up with fashion portal Jabong to design the capsule collection. When asked whom she would like to style, the 21-year-old actress said, [...] Continue Reading

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ShowBiz

Deepika has admirers on the other side of border too

Posted on 01 October 2014

Like most Pakistanis, Karachi-based designer Deepak Perwani too is a fan of Bollywood celebrities. After styling Indian stars like veteran actress Shabana Azmi and her husband, renowned lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar, he now seeks to design for the younger lot like Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor. Perwani admits that he and fellow Pakistani citizens love Indian [...] Continue Reading

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