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Issue 905-856-9999 Lamps LED Pendants Bathroom Lights Wall Sconces Semi-Flush Mounts Chandeliers & Accessories 4220 Steeles Ave. West, A8 Woodbridge L4L 3S8 Issue No : 41 Email: Contact Number : 905-673-0600 April 13, 2018 | Pages 16 Gold coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Punjabi songs are mood lifters: Guru Randhawa Page 14 Ruck wins eighth medal, equals CWG record Canadian teenage swimmer Taylor Ruck wrapped up a fairy-tale with a record-tying eighth medal Indo-Asian News Service GOLD COAST : Canadian teenage swimmer Taylor Ruck wrapped up a fairy-tale Commonwealth Games on Tuesday with a record-tying eighth medal — a silver in the 4x100 medley relay — then returned to reality at the athletes village. Making history on the international sports stage apparently doesn't cut you any slack when it comes to an online English exam scheduled for the day after. A beaming Ruck, still processing her bumper medal haul of one gold, five silver and two bronze, didn't seem to mind after a breakthrough six-day competition that saw her win medals in all eight of her events. "Not in my wildest dreams," said the 17-year-old from Kelowna, B.C., when asked if she had expected so much hardware. But Ruck, who won two relay bronze at the Rio Olympics, had served notice she was something special with some eye-popping times since last summer. "Coming into the competition, I was really excited to see what would come out of it," she said. "Looking back at all my races and relays, I'm just so happy with how everything was." Ruck joins Canadian Ralph Hutton and Australians Susie O'Neill and Emily Seebohm as the only athletes to win eight medals at a Commonwealth Games. Hutton accomplished the feat in 1966 at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica, while O'Neill did it in Kuala Lumpur in 1988 and Seebohm in 2010 in New Delhi. On Monday, Ruck had tied the Canadian women's record with her seventh medal, matching Elaine Tanner (four gold and three silver) in 1966. Thanks to a four-medal showing Tuesday, Canada finished the meet with 20 medals — three gold, 10 silver and seven bronze — including five in para-swimming events. Four years ago, Canadian swimmers won 11 (4-1-6) in Glasgow. John Atkinson, Swimming Canada's high-performance director, said the internal forecast had been between 14 and 18 medals. Continued on page 02 Hundreds of thousands expected to attend Vaisakhi Parade 2018 The Canadian Parvasi Vancouver: Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to turn out for this year’s colourful Vaisakhi parade, taking place in Surrey. The procession will feature sword bearers, Khalsa flag bearers and a float carrying the Sikh holy book, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, in line with Sikh tradition. The Vaisakhi festival usually falls on April 13 or 14 but is celebrated by Sikhs throughout the month. The orange and yellow colours on display will represent the spirit of rebirth and sacrifice of the Khalsa as well as joy and celebration. For Sikhs in the Lower Mainland and around the world, Vaisakhi is a time for celebration. Continued on page 02 Sikh man jailed in Saudi Arabia with hair chopped off The Canadian Press Riyadh: 26 -year -old Indian national Gurwinder Singh from Punjab travelled to Saudi Arabia in December, 2015 to work as a Heavy Goods Driver at ‘Ayub Abdullah Al Zunedi in Zulfi’ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In the first three months of his employment, Gurwinder’s employer failed to pay his salary. Gurwinder’ confronted his employer Ayub Abdullah Al Zunedi in relation to the wilful refusal to pay the salary due to him. Gurwinder alleges that Ayub Abdullah Al Zunedi threatened to kill him for asking for his salary. Continued on page 06 SAD leader Sikander Singh Maluka faces protest in Aus Akal Takht excommunicates Nanak Shah Fakir producer Sikka Indo-Asian News Service Chandigarh: In a surprise decision, the Five Sahibans or Jathedars of five takhts announced to expel the maker of film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ Harinder Singh Sikka. The move comes after the film was not withdrawn after several Sikh groups protested against it. The maker claims the SGPC’s sub committee approved the film after sitting with him for over a year to make recommended changes. Former SGPC leader Bibi Jagir Kaur was seen releasing the promo of the film in Mumbai. Melbourne: Former SAD minister Sikander Singh Maluka faced a protest during a kabaddi tournament in Melbourne on Sunday, with protesters claiming that a shoe was hurled a shoe at him amid slogans of “Maluka Murdabad”. Some protesters claimed that SAD was responsible for “sacrilege” incidents and therefore such an action was justified. Continued on page 07 ASAP ASAP Staffing Solutions STAFFING LOOKING FOR A-Z DRIVERS Pay upto $ 24/hour Call: 647-390-8002 2 Melanie Dr. Unit # 7A, Brampton ON L6T 4K9

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