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Student protesters should have ‘mouths washed out with soap,’ Ontario premier says

February 19, 2019

Doug Ford admonished protesting students for their “filthy” mouths on Tuesday after a group decrying cuts to post-secondary grants disrupted a session at Ontario’s legislature by shouting obscenities at the premier. A handful of student protesters seated in the public gallery interrupted legislators by shouting chants of “free tuition” followed by profanity directed at the […]

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Remembering Riya Rajkumar: Brampton, Ont., council to hold vigil for girl, 11, as dad faces murder charge

February 19, 2019

City council in Brampton, Ont., will hold a vigil on Tuesday night for 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar, whose body was found at a home last Thursday following an Amber Alert. Her father has been charged with first-degree murder. The girl’s father, Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, faces a first-degree murder charge. “Our community is grieving the tragic death of Riya […]

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Hundreds gather at candlelight vigil for girl found dead after Amber Alert

February 19, 2019

Friends, family, and members of the community gathered at a candlelight vigil in Brampton for 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar, whose body was found at a home last Thursday following an Amber Alert. The girl’s father, Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, faces a first-degree murder charge. Members of city council in Brampton, Ont., organized the vigil, which was held at Garden Square in downtown Brampton Tuesday evening, and […]

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Brampton man charged in 11-year-old daughter’s death shot himself before arrest: police

February 17, 2019

A man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 11-year-old daughter last week is in hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Peel Regional Police.  Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested at about midnight on Thursday, around the same time that officers discovered the body of his daughter, Riya Rajkumar, in his basement apartment in […]

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Brampton man charged in daughter’s death is in hospital with self-inflicted gunshot wound: police

February 17, 2019

Police say a man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his daughter is in hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was charged in connection with the death of 11-year-old Riya Rajkumar. The girl’s body was found in his Brampton, Ont., home shortly after an Amber Alert was issued late Thursday […]

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‘A child is so innocent’: Candlelight vigil held for 11-year-old girl in Ontario Amber Alert

February 16, 2019

Community members left grief-stricken by the death of an 11-year-old Brampton, Ont., girl gathered at a park near the child’s school to light candles, lay flowers and show support for the girl’s family at a vigil Saturday evening. About 200 people gathered at Meadowvale Village Green park in neighbouring Mississauga at 6 p.m., most of them holding candles to place […]

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Police investigate death of 11-year-old Brampton girl in Amber Alert

February 15, 2019

A man who had picked up his 11-year-old daughter to celebrate her birthday is in police custody after her body was found in his basement apartment, and he’ll soon be facing charges, police in Brampton, Ont., said Friday. Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested after an Amber Alert was issued around 11 p.m. ET Thursday in […]

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Father of girl found dead after Amber Alert charged with murder

February 15, 2019

A man who had picked up his 11-year-old daughter to celebrate her birthday has been charged with first-degree murder after her body was found in his basement apartment following an Amber Alert, police in Brampton, Ont., said Friday. Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested after the alert was issued around 11 p.m. ET Thursday in the search for Riya […]

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Homicide investigation underway after 11-year-old girl found dead

February 15, 2019

Peel Regional Police say a homicide investigation is underway after an 11-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert was found dead. Const. Taryn Hill told CBC News that Roopesh Rajkumar was arrested after his daughter, Riya Rajkumar, was found dead. Update: Roopesh Rajkumar has been located and arrested. Riya Rajkumar has been located deceased at a residence […]

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‘China is your daddy’: Backlash against Tibetan student’s election prompts questions about foreign influence

February 14, 2019

What might otherwise be the usual mudslinging around a student election has turned into a political firestorm on a Toronto university campus, where a newly-elected student president is raising questions about the source of pro-China attacks against her. On Saturday morning, Chemi Lhamo, 22, learned she’d been elected student president at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus […]

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