Canada

  • 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 25-year-old 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 muti-crore-rupee kidney transplant racket, has been put up for sale after his wife and children quietly vacated it a couple of weeks ago. The centrally air-conditioned 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. Thirty-three-year-old Aman Gill, an Indian-origin 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...
  • Sikh challenges Ontario motorcycle regulations February 18, 2008

    Toronto: Baljinder Badesha never imagined that his religious devotion would compel him to race a motorcycle around an Ontario speedway to test whether turbans unravel at high speeds. The bizarre image of 39-year-old Badesha's experiment last year – conducted under the auspices of the Ontario Human Rights Commission – was evoked...
  • Jilted lover's hand suspected in Punjab murder February 16, 2008

    New Delhi: In a murder carried out on alleged instructions from a woman in Canada, an NRI and his uncle's son were killed in Punjab on Valentine's Day. The murder was allegedly carried out as the victim Jasbir Singh had spurned his lover in Canada of three years to marry...
  • Kidney racket kingpin's family holed up in Canada February 7, 2008

    Toronto: The two young sons of Amit Kumar, the alleged kingpin of the illegal kidney transplant racket operating out of Gurgaon, are virtually cut off from the world as they are believed to be holed up in their sprawling house in Brampton, popularly known as 'Mini India' of Canada. The snow-laden...
  • Dr Kidney bought house in Toronto, planned to settle February 5, 2008

    New Delhi: A Delhi-based daily has reported that the key accused in the scandal, Amit Kumar had bought a house near Toronto, in Canada. Amit Kumar had told his neighbour that he was a doctor. "We spoke to him and he said he is doctor. That's about it really," his neighbour...
  • Dr Kidney was ready to flee | Plastic surgery plan February 4, 2008

    New Delhi: In a new twist to the kidney racket, Dr Upendra has reportedly told Moradabad police that Amit was close to several high profile people including several politicians. In a fresh revelation in the multi-crore-kidney racket investigation, Moradabad police say that Dr Upendra has admitted that the racket was busted...
  • BlackBerry blackout : Canadians told to get a life February 2, 2008

    Ottawa: It may be wishful thinking, but a Canadian government ministry has sent out a directive to its employees urging them to relax and not to use their BlackBerry smartphones at night or on weekends and holidays. Trying to re-establish a proper balance between work and life, Citizenship and Immigration Canada...
  • Interpol Canada checking kidney scam doctor's trail January 31, 2008

    Toronto: Interpol's Canada unit was in touch with its Indian counterpart to nab Amit Kumar, the alleged mastermind behind the multi-million dollar kidney racket in India who might have entered Canada illegally, informed sources say. Amit Kumar alias Santosh Rameshwar Raut, who is under hunt worldwide, is reported to have slipped...
  • Kidney scam: Interpol probing Canadian connection January 30, 2008

    New Delhi: In the latest now on the country's biggest kidney racket unearthed a few days ago, new clues point towards confirmation that the kingpin of the kidney racket has fled the country. The Interpol is looking into a possible Canadian connection to the illegal organ trade unearthed in Gurgaon...
  • Dalai Lama "is not a call girl", says Canada's PM December 21, 2007

    Ottawa: When Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper tried to explain in a year-end interview why he'd met the Dalai Lama in his Ottawa office, it was clear he wanted to show respect for the exiled Tibetan leader. Unfortunately, it didn't quite come out that way. "I met the Dalai Lama...
  • '85 Air India bombing report puts Govt in dock December 12, 2007

    Toronto: The interim report of the public inquiry into the 1985 Air India terror bombing has for the first time put on record the trauma of the victims' families, castigating the government for ‘short-changing’ them on compensation and finding fault with the official response to the tragedy. The Air India Kanishka...
  • Pakistani Canadian kills daughter for not wearing hijab December 13, 2007

    Toronto: A 16-year-old Pakistani Canadian girl Aqsa Parvez was killed by her father when she refused to wear a hijab in the suburb of Mississauga on Monday, police said. Muhammad Parvez, 57, called the police after the incident. When police and ambulance reached the two-storey residence, which is dominated by South...
  • In pics: Spice Girls, the sassy quintet is back December 4, 2007

    The Spice Girls kicked off their comeback tour, their first in nearly a decade, in Canada, taking to the stage with their signature song, Spice Up Your Life. ...
  • Russian wrestler booked in Ludhiana October 26, 2007

    Ludhiana: A case has been registered against Russian wrestler Niketa in Ludhiana. Infuriated over the last minute postponement of wrestling events in three cities of Punjab, some foreign wrestlers had made racial remarks against Indians and tried to hurt reporters at a press conference on Thursday. Canada-based Universal Wrestling Organisation had...
  • Canada may vote for India to be exempt from NSG guidelines October 22, 2007

    New Delhi: The Indo-US Nuclear deal is dead and that's the reality Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may have to face on Monday when the Left-UPA nuclear panel meets for what could be the final meet on Monday. The Left wants no dilly-dallying and a categorical answer from the Government on the...
  • Neem toothpaste unsafe: Canada health dept August 28, 2007

    New Delhi: Canadian health department has advised people against using Neem toothpaste, claiming that it contains high levels of harmful bacteria apart from a chemical found in antifreeze which was discovered earlier. Neem Active Toothpaste with Calcium, made by Calcutta Chemical Co Ltd. in India, should not be used, Health Canada warned. It...
  • Vox populi: Sikhs outraged over surname mess July 27, 2007

    Is asking Sikhs who're in line for immigration to Canada to drop or change surnames Singh and Kaur racial profiling at its worst? As Sikhs express outrage, Canada clarifies the rule is not mandatory. ...
  • Singh is king! Canada changes surname policy July 26, 2007

    New Delhi: A policy put in place 10-years ago by Canada has been reversed much to the relief of the Sikh community in the country. The rule set by the Canadian authorities for the Sikhs immigrating to the country, that said they had to change their surnames if they happened...
  • Sikhs win, Canada lifts ban on 'Kaur, Singh' July 26, 2007

    New Delhi: The Canadian Government has reversed a 10-year-old order of its New Delhi mission which said "the names Kaur and Singh do not qualify for the purpose of immigration to Canada." Ottawa took the decision after a storm of complaints from the Sikhs. The last names 'Singh' and 'Kaur' are...
  • Harry spared war duty, gets desk job June 12, 2007

    London: Prince Harry's Army career has taken a new turn with the third in line to the British throne swapping a combat role for a desk job as a staff officer, media reported on Monday. Prince Harry has been sent the British Army's battle-training facility at Suffield in Canada,...
  • Ranbaxy to sell slimming pills in Canada May 21, 2007

    New Delhi: Leading pharmaceutical company Ranbaxy Laboratories has got the nod from Canada's Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) to manufacture and market Ran-Pravastatin, used to reduce cholesterol. The approval for the marketing of tablets, in multiple dosages of 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg, would open up Canadian Dollar 72.9 million...
  • Pakistan brush off Canadian challenge June 19, 2007

    Ipoh (Malaysia): Two first-half goals powered Pakistan to a comfortable victory over lowly Canada in a group B match of the 16th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Tuesday. The Pakistanis were rarely in trouble, especially after Shabbir Khan deflected home an Akhtar Ali reverse hit in the fourth minute....
  • Sikh 'barred' from Ontario restaurant June 20, 2007

    Toronto: An incident where a Canadian Sikh was allegedly denied entry into an upscale restaurant has grown into an international campaign after details were posted on a social networking portal. Gaurav Singh, an employee of a multinational bank, claims that after waiting in line for an hour to get into the...
  • 'Canada warned of 1985 AI bombing' June 20, 2007

    Ottawa: A witness in the 20-year-old Kanishka plane (Air India Flight 182) crash trial on Tuesday claimed that Canada was warned of a plot to bomb an Air India jetliner months before the attack, but police failed to act on the information. The witness, testifying behind a curtain to protect his...
  • Essar acquires Canadian Algoma Steel June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: After much hyped acquisitions by Mittal and Tatas, Ruias also joined the fray with Essar Steel on Monday announcing that they have agreed to acquire Canadian Algoma Steel. Algoma Steel is an integrated steel producer based in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario with steel shipments of 2.4 million tonnes in...
  • What's funny about 'being Muslim'? April 12, 2007

    New Delhi: Being Muslim in the West may not be funny right in the current day and age, but a Canadian sitcom is taking a shot at injecting some humour into the situation. On the show Little Mosque of the Prairie it's not about being politically correct or incorrect, it's about...