Punjabi American farmers in Northern California draw on rich history to face drought
The farmland around Yuba City in Northern California produces almost the entire crop of the country's canned peaches, and two-thirds of its walnuts, almonds, pistachios and plums. It's also home to a large and deeply-rooted Punjabi American community. But farmers there, like those across the state, are facing severe challenges due to the ongoing drought.
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DataWind Inc. Opens Toronto Stock Exchange
DataWind Inc. ("DataWind" or the "Company") (TSX:DW), a leader in low-cost internet connectivity for emerging markets, was honored with initiating the siren to open trading at Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) today. The event celebrated the Company's recent initial public offering, successfully completed on July 8th, raising gross proceeds of CAN$30.0 million to expand the implementation of its patented and proprietary technology across emerging markets.
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Laundry List: Parambir Singh Keila x East Dane
Welcome back Laundry List for the shopping savvy men. Brought to you by the fine people of EastDane.com, Textstyles is combing the city of Toronto to seek out the coolest, dandiest, best dressed men you may or may not know. Today, we bring you Dr. Parambir Singh Keila, not only does he work in geriatrics he can also wax poetic on Tom Ford to Raf Simons and can choose a lovely sparkling rosé.
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FIBA forces India's Sikh basketball players to ditch their turbans at Asia Cup http://hoopistani.blogspot.ca/2014/07/fiba-forces-indias-sikh-basketball.html#sthash.hgV0j2MU.dpuf
While India's surprising success at the FIBA Asia Cup in Wuhan (China) has been a complete team effort, a special nod should be given towards the country's formidable frontcourt, which has perplexed opponents on both ends of the floor so far. India have relied particularly on 6-foot-10 Amrit Pal Singh (23) and 6-foot-8 Amjyot Singh (22), both players who have developed out of Punjab's great basketball academies. The former has been one of the tournament's best defensive players and the latter has been among India's scoring leaders.
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River Pollution in Punjab Clean Up Plan
Ludhiana lives to its reputation of being the most polluted city in the state. Industry of Ludhiana remains the most apparent polluting factor. Ludhiana city has about 250 large and medium scale units and 41,116 small scale units. Electroplating, heat treatment, cycle manufacturing, hosiery, machine parts, vegetable oils, dyeing process and chemical industries are the major categories. Nearly 22,000 industrial units of different categories are a major source of pollution.
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From Frontier to Frontier - Hari Singh Nalwa
The man famed as being Nalwa, or the lion-ripper, tediously awaited his visitor. Ever since his monarch, Ranjit Singh, had started granting the occasional entry to foreigners a whole drove had arrived at his gates asking to interview him and spread his name in their nations. Unbeknownst to Hari Singh Nalwa however, this visitor would prove to be exceptionally varied.
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Breaking Bad Drug Problem In Punjab
PICK UP any newspaper published in Punjab for the past one month and the top story is likely to be Operation Clean. Since mid-May, the state government’s sudden interest in curbing the drug trade through the operation has resulted in more than 5,000 arrests (an average of 100 per day) as well as the seizure of large quantities of heroin, opium, poppy husk and other illicit drugs.
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Khalsa College Amritsar digitalises rare books and manuscripts of Sikh era through private firm
Amritsar, Punjab (July 07, 2014): It is learnt that hundreds of rare books, manuscripts and other hand-written documents belonging to the era of Sikh Guru Sahibs, reflecting rich cultural heritage, preserved at the 83-year-old Sikh Research Library and Museum in over a century-old Khalsa College, have been successfully digitalised.
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From India-wide drug policy, writes captain Amrinder Singh to Narendra Modi
Chandigarh (July 2, 2014): Following the anti-drug campaign run by ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), former Punjab chief minister and Amritsar MP Amarinder Singh has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to formulate an India-level drug policy to tackle the menace across the country and Punjab in particular where the problem has “assumed alarming propositions”.
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Creating a new turban legend: The Singh Project
It all started as a response to the growing popularity of beards, but the Singh Project — a collection of 35 portraits of men from the Sikh community — has now gained renown for what it never aimed to achieve. It has become a call to attention to the Sikh community.
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Dal Khalsa welcomes Haryana SGPC Act
Radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa today welcomed the passage of Haryana Sikh Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee Bill and congratulated Haryana Sikhs for getting the right to manage their religious institutions.
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Pavandeep Paul: Big Brother 2014 Profile - Meet the cheeky ladies' man who's looking for love
Big Brother contestant Pavandeep Paul is hoping to find love in the Channel 5 reality show. The 22-year-old ‘cheeky, resourceful and tactile’ ladies’ man, comes from an affluent background and has a traditional Sikh family but he's ready to trade it all in for a chance at fame. He's not going into the house just for fun though as he's keen to educate the world on Sikhism and ‘show them that Sikhs are liberal loving people who know how to have fun.’
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Sikh community welcomes new train to Amritsar
NAGPUR: The Sikh community in the city has welcomed the introduction of a new train between Nagpur and Amritsar. This addition is significant for the community as till now there is only one train that connects the two regions.
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