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  • Canada says nuclear deal with India soon May 28, 2009

    Toronto: Canada on Wednesday said that the ongoing talks with India on resumption of nuclear ties may soon end in a nuclear deal with New Delhi. Two countries have reportedly already exchanged a draft agreement on the proposed deal. A team of Canadian nuclear experts met officials of the Atomic Energy...
  • Canadian TV panel raps for Obama assassination joke May 26, 2009

    Ottawa: Canada's public broadcaster was wrong to show a skit that joked about the possible assassination of US President Barack Obama and suggesting he could be a thief, an industry panel ruled on Monday. On New Year's Eve Bye Bye comedy program shown by the Frenchlanguage Radio Canada network ...
  • Tamil diaspora seeks war crimes trial against Sri Lanka leaders May 20, 2009

    Toronto The Tamil diaspora in Canada has demanded the setting up of an international tribunal to try Sri Lankan leaders for "war crimes against innocent civilians". Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Tamil leaders said Canada should back the demand by the European Union and the UN Human Rights Commission...
  • Tamil midnight march shuts busiest Canada highway May 12, 2009

    Toronto: Over 5,000 Tamil protesters shut down Canada's busiest commuter route Gardiner Expressway on Sunday night, throwing traffic into chaos for more than six hours and leaving many mileslong traffic lines. The midnight march on Canada's busiest highway infuriated the Ontario Premier and the Toronto mayor who warned the protesters that...
  • Swine flu death toll on the rise, 1 dead in Canada May 12, 2009

    New Delhi: According to the Mexican Health Ministry, the death toll in the country due to the H1N1 virus Influenza A is continuing to rise. The death toll rose from eight to 56 on Tuesday. The country, which was the epicentre of the pandemic, now has 2,003 confirmed cases of Swine...
  • Swine flu spreads in US, India issues travel advisory April 27, 2009

    New Delhi: The Indian government has issued travel advisories to its citizens who are traveling to the US, Mexico and Canada. The World Health Organization has declared Swine Flu outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern." Up to 103 people have died of the disease in Mexico alone while more...
  • HIV +ve Canadian gets lifeterm for death of partners April 5, 2009

    Toronto: A Canadian with HIV, who had unprotected sex with dozens of women leading to the death of two of them, has been found guilty of firstdegree murder by a court at Hamilton city near here. In its weekend verdict, the court found Johnson Aziga, 52, guilty of causing the death...
  • Air Canada CEO quits as airline faces bankruptcy March 31, 2009

    Toronto: Air Canada president and CEO Montie Brewer suddenly resigned on Monday as the world's 11th largest airline struggles with a deepening financial crisis. Calin Rovinescu, a lawyer by profession, was appointed as the new president and CEO by the Montrealbased airline. An American, Brewer headed Canada's national carrier for five years....
  • Protests greet Bush's first speech as expresident March 18, 2009

    Calgary: More than 100 protesters chanted "war criminal" and flung shoes in Calgary on Tuesday, angry that former US president George W Bush was in the Canadian city to give his first speech since leaving the White House. At least two demonstrators were hauled away by police after brief skirmishes, as...
  • Sikh woman at 60 becomes Canada's oldest mother February 6, 2009

    Toronto: A 60yearold Sikh woman has become the oldest mother in Canada by giving birth to twin boys in Calgary city this week. Ranjit Hayer and her husband Jagir Hayer, who have been trying to have a baby for the past 40 years, finally became proud parents of the twins...
  • Go West: Canada needs skilled Indian workers December 3, 2008

    Chandigarh: Here's good news for engineers, technicians and other skilled workers wanting to work abroad. Canada is trying to attract young talent from countries like India by relaxing norms for visas in this category, says a Canadian immigration expert. "There is an acute shortage of skilled workers in Canada and the...
  • Greek millionaire dead | Canadian killed November 28, 2008

    Greek millionaire Andreas Liveras was one of those shot dead in the Taj Hotel. ...
  • Canadian killed in terror attack at Oberoi Hotel November 28, 2008

    Vancouver (British Columbia): A Canadian was killed and two other Canadians were injured in the attacks in Mumbai that claimed at least 125 lives, Canada said on Friday. Canadian foreign affairs officials in Ottawa announced the fatality, but provided no other details because of privacy laws. "The family of the victim has...
  • Canadian cops reinvestigate Kanishka bombing case November 12, 2008

    Chandigarh: A police team from Canada has arrived in Chandigarh to reinvestigate the 1985 bombing of the Air India plane Kanishka. Five investigators from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating a few leads with connection to the plane crash. Canadian officials also visited Burail Jail on Tuesday and...
  • Heaven On Earth maker thinks Preity Zinta rocks November 9, 2008

    Director Deepa Mehta's latest movie Heaven on Earth starring Preity Zinta, was the opening night film at the IndoAmerican Arts Council film festival in New York. The film which stars Preity Zinta, focuses on domestic violence. She spoke with CNNIBN's Anirudh Bhattacharyya about the film. CNNIBN: Deepa, in your...
  • US Fed Reserve steps up action to stem global crisis September 18, 2008

    Washington: Scrambling to break the grip of a worsening global credit crisis, the Federal Reserve on Thursday pumped $55 billion into the United States' financial system. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's came in two operations injecting cash into temporary reserves, a move aimed to help ease a strained financial...
  • Canada to focus on free trade pact with India September 9, 2008

    Toronto: The Canadian foreign affairs parliamentary secretary Deepak Obhrai has hailed the Canadian backing for India in getting the waiver from the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG) last week a 'turning point' in bilateral ties. He adds that his country will now focus on a free trade agreement with New Delhi. Canada broke...
  • Yoshida, Huynh win women's wrestling golds August 16, 2008

    Beijing: Fivetime world champion Saori Yoshida of Japan retained her Olympic women's wrestling 55kg title by overwhelming Xu Li of China in the final on Saturday. Carol Huynh won the 48kg title to lift Canada's first gold medal at these Games, forcing Japan's world champion Chiharu Icho to settle for her...
  • Canada win while Germany hold Brazil in football August 7, 2008

    Beijing: The Canadian women's team defeated Argentina 21 in Group E of the football tournament while Brazil and Germany finished 00 in Group F and Japan came back to snatch a 22 draw with New Zealand in Group G. The three matches marked the first day of competition at the Games...
  • The world will witness a solar eclipse on Friday August 1, 2008

    New Delhi: It is pure magic. Even as its brilliance is hidden by the moon, the sun looks as majestic as ever during a solar eclipse. From Russia to New Delhi, the world will witness this spectacle on August 1. While a total eclipse can be seen in Canada, Greenland, the...
  • Baby put up for sale on Craigslist May 29, 2008

    Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada: A couple has been arrested in what Canadian police said on Tuesday, was an apparent offer to sell a sevendayold baby girl on Craigslist for C$10,000 ($10,100). A woman who saw the offer on the popular Website alerted police who tracked down the 23yearold mother and...
  • India register first win in Azlan Shah tournament May 11, 2008

    Ipoh: Riding on two goals by Diwakar Ram, India made a fine rally from one goal deficit to outclass lowly Canada 31 and keep themselves in contention in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh (Malaysia) on Sunday. India dominated the proceedings getting nine penalty corners as against two...
  • Twenty20 set to take Canada by storm April 30, 2008

    Toronto: After taking India by storm, the Twenty20 cricket extravaganza will go to Canada this month, hoping to repeat the success story there too. Fresh from sponsorship by Scotiabank, Cricket Canada on Tuesday unveiled the nation's first premier cricket tournament, to be known as the Scotiabank National T20 Cricket Championship....
  • Canada seeks answers on BlackBerry issue April 28, 2008

    New Delhi: The controversy over BlackBerry services has now sparked off a major diplomatic row. After BB services came under threat for their potential misuse by terrorists, Canada has sent a strongly worded letter to the Department of Telecommunication asking who in India is the competent and empowered authority to...
  • Canada Sikh parade lauds Indira's killers, India upset April 26, 2008

    New Delhi: India has come out in no uncertain terms that Canada perhaps is being lenient to terrorists by allowing Sikhs extolling assassins of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at a Vaishakhi parade. The pictures of Indira Gandhi's assassins being paraded as martyrs by Sikhs during Baisakhi at Surrey in...
  • Watch: Truck crashes, turns into fireball April 3, 2008

    New Delhi: A dramatic video captured by a passing motorist showed the moment a truck driver crashed after barrelling down the wrong lane of a motorway in Edmonton, Canada. The amateur video, broadcast on Canadian television, showed the vehicle plunging off an overpass. The 25yearold truck driver, Mark Santos, was killed in...
  • Chinese ambassador calls Dalai Lama 'serial liar' March 28, 2008

    Ottawa: China's ambassador to Canada has said the Dalai Lama is a serial liar and those who attack China's record on human rights are being irresponsible. "The Dalai Lama has been telling lies to the world for decades," Shumin told journalists at the Chinese Embassy. Shumin showed journalists a video...
  • Kidney kingpin puts Canada mansion on sale March 10, 2008

    Toronto: The plush Canadian mansion of Amit Kumar, the alleged kingpin in the muticrorerupee kidney transplant racket, has been put up for sale after his wife and children quietly vacated it a couple of weeks ago. The centrally airconditioned house located in Brampton, which Kumar had bought for $610,000 (approximatelyt ,...
  • Air India bomber denied bail in Canada March 8, 2008

    Vancouver (British Columbia): The only person convicted in connection with the 1985 Air India bombings, which killed 331 people, was denied bail on Friday as he awaits trial in Canada on a related perjury charge. Inderjit Singh Reyat, 55, sat calmly in the prisoners box as the judge read the...
  • Indian called 'Paki' in Canada poll blitz February 26, 2008

    Toronto: The word "Paki", once used against South Asian immigrants in Britain, has made its first appearance in Canada's election fray. Thirtythreeyearold Aman Gill, an Indianorigin candidate who is contesting an Edmonton seat in Alberta province for the March 3 polls, had her campaign signboard at her office sprayed with racial...