Indo-Canadian community’s addiction problem - mirrors Punjab drug abuse
TORONTO: It is the most rustic of drugs. Made from crushing dried poppy pods, the powder is then dissolved in water or steeped in tea for a quick high. Called doda, its Punjabi name, it has proved to be the gateway drug to harder narcotics like heroin and cocaine, the use of which is now rife in the Indo-Canadian community in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
12-year-old Texas Sikh accused of issuing bomb threat; mother protests
ARLINGTON (TEXAS): The mother of a Sikh middle-class student accused of threatening to detonate a bomb at his Texas school is asking police to drop charges, saying that her son never made such a threat.
Sikh boy sent to juvenile detention centre for joking about bomb
Houston: A 12-year-old Sikh boy in the US had to spend three days in a juvenile detention centre after he jokingly told a classmate that he had a bomb in his school bag, police has said. Armaan Singh Sarai of Arlington, Texas, was locked up on December 11.
US Sikh store-owner fights off armed robber with slipper
NEW YORK: A slipper can be mightier than a gun in the hands of a valiant Sikh store-owner!
PUNJABI SINGER GOES MISSING IN CANADA
TORONTO: A 30-year-old Punjabi singer, who visited Canada for a music performance, has gone missing, prompting authorities to seek the public’s help in locating him. Lehmber Singh missed his return flight to India on November 5 at 6:30pm at the Pearson International Airport and his whereabouts since then are not known, Mississauga police said.
US Sikh passenger labelled Bin Laden on flight
NEW YORK: An elderly Sikh man in the US was filmed while sleeping on a flight by a co-passenger who posted the video online with the title ‘Would You Feel Safe’ and a description that says “flying with Bin Laden”.
Teen pleads guilty of hate crime in US
New York : An American teenager accused of brutally beating up an elderly Sikh man in the US and calling him a “terrorist” and “Bin Laden” has pleaded guilty to one count of hate crime.
Indian-origin store clerk shot at in the US
NEW YORK: In a suspected haterelated incident, an Indianorigin store clerk was shot in the face during a struggle with an unidentified man who called him a terrorist and part of the IS (Islamic State) terror group as he tried to rob the store, a media report said.
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