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  • Canada: 6 dead as passenger train collides with a bus in Ottawa 19-09-2013 09:08 AM

    A passenger train and a double-decker city bus collided on the outskirts of Ottawa on Wednesday, killing six people on the bus and injuring 30 others, emergency officials said. The front of the red double-decker bus was sheared off and the engine of the VIA Rail train had derailed, but...
  • Serbia beat Canada to reach Davis Cup final 15-09-2013 11:42 PM

    Belgrade: Serbia reached the Davis Cup final Sunday after Janko Tipsarevic won the decisive singles match against Vasek Pospisil to clinch a 3-2 victory over Canada. Tipsarevic beat Pospisil 7-6 (3), 6-2, 7-6 (6) to send Serbia into the final against the Czech Republic, which beat Argentina at home. Earlier...
  • Novak Djokovic lifts Serbia to 2-2 tie against Canada in Davis Cup 15-09-2013 10:13 PM

    Belgrade: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat Milos Raonic in straight sets Sunday to lift Serbia to a 2-2 tie with Canada in their Davis Cup semi-finals. Djokovic won 7-6 (1), 6-2, 6-2 in a 2-hour, 8 minute match on an indoor clay court at Belgrade Arena. The best of five series...
  • Canada win epic doubles to take 2-1 lead over Serbia 15-09-2013 10:08 AM

    Belgrade: Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil subdued Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-7 (6), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 10-8 in a rip-roaring doubles on Saturday to give Canada a 2-1 lead against 2010 winners Serbia in their Davis Cup semi-final. Games went with serve in the final set until the...
  • Djokovic puts Serbia ahead before Canada hit back 14-09-2013 08:49 AM

    Belgrade: Serbia and Canada were level at 1-1 in their Davis Cup semi-final on Friday after Milos Raonic beat Janko Tipsarevic to redress the balance following Novak Djokovic's straight-sets win over Vasek Pospisil. Thriving in a partisan atmosphere similar to the one that carried Serbia to a 3-2 victory over...
  • Davis Cup: Djokovic gives Serbia 1-0 lead over Canada 13-09-2013 09:56 PM

    Belgrade: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic blew past Vasek Pospisil to give Serbia a 1-0 lead over Canada in the Davis Cup semi-finals on Friday. Djokovic beat Pospisil 6-2, 6-0, 6-4 on an indoor clay court at Belgrade Arena. Djokovic, backing up from a four-set defeat to Rafael Nadal in the U.S....
  • Davis Cup semi-final offers beaten Djokovic quick fix 11-09-2013 07:40 PM

    London: If Novak Djokovic needed a quick fix for any post US Open blues, this week's Davis Cup semi-final against Canada in Belgrade could not have been better timed. The world No.1 saw his hopes of a second title at Flushing Meadows crushed by a rampant Rafael Nadal on Monday...
  • Well-travelled Nestor awaits Davis Cup 11-09-2013 03:11 PM

    When Canadian doubles star Daniel Nestor was playing in the US Open last week, his older daughter was back home in Toronto attending her first day of kindergarten. As they do almost every day of the 35 weeks Nestor is on the road, father and daughter shared the details of...
  • Where G20 members stand on US military action against Syria 07-09-2013 11:31 AM

    President Barack Obama had mixed results as he lobbied members of the G20 leading world economies to bolster international support for a military response to the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians. Here is where members of the G20 stand on intervention in Syria: AUSTRALIA Called, in...
  • Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal demands to take up turban issue with Canadian 23-08-2013 06:36 PM

    Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, on Friday, asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue of Quebec province's move to impose a ban on wearing turban (head gear) and sporting kirpan (dagger) by Sikhs with the Canadian government immediately. The Union government should intervene in the...
  • Sports bar fined for racially discriminating against Indo-Canadians 18-08-2013 02:41 AM

    A popular sports bar in Canada has been fined for racially discriminating against three Indo-Canadians by denying them entry for a graduation party two years ago. The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Shark Club of Langley caused injury to the dignity and self-respect of Surinderjit Rai, Manjit Gill...
  • Canadian street named after India's Father of Nation 16-08-2013 05:24 PM

    A street in Canada's Winnipeg city has been named after Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of India's 67th Independence Day. The street leading to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will now be known as Honorary Mahatma Gandhi Way. At a ceremony yesterday, Mayor of Winnipeg Sam Katz said said...
  • Sikh groups seek prosecution of Sukhbir Badal in Canada 14-08-2013 03:22 AM

    Having failed multiple times to nail Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, North American Sikh groups have now sought prosecution of his son Sukhbir in a Canadian court in an alleged case of human rights violation. Sukhbir is scheduled to visit Canada in September to hold meetings with the Canadian...
  • Nadal adopts wait and see approach in Montreal 08-08-2013 08:47 AM

    Montreal: Rafael Nadal was cautious about predicting how his body would hold up in the run-in to the U.S Open on Wednesday but did reveal that he had not missed the grind of the tennis tour during his absence from the game. The 12-times grand slam champion, who took a...
  • BWF suspends Thai players for Canada Open brawl 06-08-2013 07:50 PM

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) banned Thai shuttler Bodin Issara for two years on Tuesday for his attack on former doubles partner Maneepong Jongjit during the final of the Canada Open last month. Maneepong was himself suspended for three months by the BWF disciplinary committee which upheld the punishments that...
  • Watch: Two boys killed by a python in Canada 06-08-2013 04:17 PM

    Two young boys were killed by a python that escaped its enclosure at a pet store in Canada. The brothers, aged five and seven, were sleeping in a friend's apartment above the pet store when the snake strangled them. ...
  • Canada: Escaped python kills two children 06-08-2013 08:04 AM

    Campbellton (New Brunswick/ Canada): Two young boys were killed by a python that escaped its enclosure at a pet store in Canada, police said on Monday. The brothers, aged five and seven, were sleeping in a friend's apartment above the pet store when the snake strangled them, said Royal Canadian...
  • Overseas Friends of BJP launches Canada chapter to connect with Indian diaspora 30-07-2013 09:07 PM

    The Overseas Friends of BharatiyaJanata Party (OF-BJP) has launched its Canada chapter toconnect with the Indian diaspora in the country. The inauguration coincided with the one day forum ofOF-BJP meeting organised under the auspices of GlobalCommunity Overreach Programme, said Rajesh Shukla, memberCentral Committee of OF-BJP and Prabhari of Canada chapter....
  • Bodin Issara takes blame for brawl, pleads for former partner 30-07-2013 01:59 PM

    Thai shuttler Bodin Issara, banned for two years for physically assaulting former doubles partner Maneepong Jongjit, has asked authorities to cut his opponent's suspension for the on-court brawl so that he can play in the World Championships. Bodin was banned for two years on Saturday by the Badminton Association of...
  • Indian women lose to Canada in world junior squash 27-07-2013 01:55 PM

    New Delhi: India suffered a close defeat at the hands of Canada in the WSF World Junior Women's Team Championship, and will now take on New Zealand in the 7-8th position match in Wroclaw, Poland. In the 5th-8th play-off yesterday, Sachika Ingale failed to lift her team to a victory...
  • Justin Bieber sneaks out of hotel in a garbage can 27-07-2013 12:06 PM

    Los Angeles: Teen pop star Justin Bieber's bodyguard reportedly wheeled the 'Boyfriend' singer out of a hotel in a garbage can. Bieber is currently in Canada for his three-day concert in his home country as part of his Believe world tour, reported Aceshowbiz. A radio station in Toronto revealed how...
  • Top three teams from Dublin to qualify for ICC World Twenty20 16-07-2013 03:09 PM

    Dubai: The ICC on Tuesday announced a revised schedule for the Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier in Dublin this year which will now see top three teams from the event advancing to next year's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh instead of one. Following an ICC Board decision during the ICC annual conference...
  • Canada: 5 killed, 40 still missing in deadly rail crash, fire 08-07-2013 09:08 AM

    Quebec: About 40 people were still missing a day after a runaway train derailed in Quebec, igniting explosions and fires that destroyed a busy downtown district and killed five people. Police said a higher death toll was inevitable, and authorities feared the number might soar once they are able to...
  • Benito Floro hired as Canada's football coach 05-07-2013 11:56 PM

    Toronto: Former Real Madrid coach Benito Floro has been hired as Canada's national football team coach. He succeeds Stephen Hart, who left in October following the team's humiliating exit from World Cup qualifying. The Canadian men's team is ranked 88th by FIFA. Floro coached Real Madrid from 1992 to 1994....
  • RBS to hand over Libor documents to Canada 01-06-2013 11:54 AM

    Ottawa: The Royal Bank of Scotland Group has agreed to hand over documents demanded by Canada in its probe into whether the bank was involved in a global interest rate-rigging scandal, Canada's Competition Bureau said on Friday. The move marked a reversal for RBS, which had launched a legal challenge...
  • Canada condemns Naxal attack on convoy of Cong leaders 28-05-2013 02:15 AM

    New Delhi: Canada has strongly condemned the attack by Naxals on a convoy of Congress leaders in Chhatisgarh on Saturday in which 27 people were killed and several others were injured. "Canada strongly condemns Saturday's attack on a convoy of cars carrying local leaders and supporters of India's ruling Congress...
  • Graham DeLaet sets Colonial pace with strong finish 25-05-2013 09:42 AM

    Canadian Graham DeLaet succumbed to the infamous 'Horrible Horseshoe' but rebounded with two closing birdies to move into an early one-shot lead in Friday's second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas. In pursuit of his first PGA Tour victory, the 31-year-old from Saskatchewan put a welcome...
  • Canada terror plot raises questions on deportation 27-04-2013 01:15 AM

    Toronto: Canada's immigration minister says he is reviewing the country's deportation policies following revelations that a court decided nine years ago against deporting a man who was arrested last week on terror charges. Raed Jaser came to Canada with his family as a teenager in 1993. Court records indicate he...
  • First vaccine to help control autism symptoms developed 26-04-2013 12:41 PM

    Toronto: Scientists have developed the first-ever vaccine for gut bacteria common in autistic children that may also help control some autism symptoms. Researchers from the University of Guelph in Canada have developed a carbohydrate-based vaccine against the gut bug Clostridium bolteae. C bolteae is known to play a role in...
  • Canada terror plot accused deny charges 24-04-2013 11:00 AM

    Toronto: The two men accused of plotting a terror attack targeting a passenger train in Canada denied the allegations made against them after they appeared before a court. Raed Jaser, 35, of Toronto and Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal who face charges of conspiring "with each other to murder unknown...