Canada

  • Canada: Escaped python kills two children August 6, 2013

    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 Mounted...
  • Overseas Friends of BJP launches Canada chapter to connect with Indian diaspora July 30, 2013

    The Overseas Friends of Bharatiya Janata Party (OF-BJP) has launched its Canada chapter to connect with the Indian diaspora in the country. The inauguration coincided with the one day forum of OF-BJP meeting organised under the auspices of Global Community Overreach Programme, said Rajesh Shukla, member Central Committee of OF-BJP and Prabhari of Canada chapter. OF-BJP delegates...
  • Bodin Issara takes blame for brawl, pleads for former partner July 30, 2013

    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 Thailand...
  • Indian women lose to Canada in world junior squash July 28, 2013

    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 after...
  • Justin Bieber sneaks out of hotel in a garbage can July 27, 2013

    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 the 19-year-old...
  • Top three teams from Dublin to qualify for ICC World Twenty20 July 16, 2013

    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 week...
  • Canada: 5 killed, 40 still missing in deadly rail crash, fire July 8, 2013

    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 July 5, 2013

    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. He most...
  • RBS to hand over Libor documents to Canada June 1, 2013

    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 against...
  • Canada condemns Naxal attack on convoy of Cong leaders May 28, 2013

    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 May 25, 2013

    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 April 27, 2013

    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 April 26, 2013

    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 April 24, 2013

    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...
  • Canada thwarts plot to blow up US-Canada rail line April 23, 2013

    Toronto: Canadian security forces thwarted a plot to blow up a rail line between Canada and the United States and will announce arrests on Monday afternoon, police and intelligence agencies said. US security and law enforcement sources also said the suspects had sought to attack the railroad between Toronto and New...
  • Chidambaram in Canada to woo investors April 15, 2013

    Toronto: Finance Minister P Chidambaram arrived in Toronto on Monday on a two-day visit aimed at attracting Canadian investment in the infrastructure sector. He is being accompanied by top finance ministry and central bank officials, official sources said on Sunday. Finance Minister will kicks off the India investment roadshows in...
  • Chidambaram kicks off week-long trip to North America trip April 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram will seek to drum up foreign investment from the United States and Canada this week to fund a record high current account deficit, even as policymakers debate the risks of over-reliance on foreign investors to finance the gap. As Chidambaram kicks off a week-long...
  • Chidambaram to begin Canada, US tour tomorrow April 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram is embarking on a week long visit to Canada and the US on Sunday to sell India's growth story to foreign investors and participate in the World Bank/IMF spring meetings in Washington. During his tour, he is expected to talk about the recent steps...
  • Milos Raonic lifts Canada by Italy, into Davis Cup semis April 8, 2013

    Vancouver: Milos Raonic defeated Andreas Seppi 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 on Sunday to give Canada an insurmountable 3-1 lead over Italy in their Davis Cup quarter-final on Sunday. The Canadians advanced to a September semi-final against Serbia, which defeated the United States on Sunday. Canada has never been in the world group...
  • Canada's RBC outsourcing work to iGate: Report April 8, 2013

    Toronto: Canada is investigating a report that its largest bank is using temporary foreign workers hired by outsourcing company iGate, which has most of its operations in India, to effectively replace existing staff, a situation the government said it would not accept. A Conservative government minister revealed the probe on...
  • Serbia and Canada one win away from the semis April 7, 2013

    Serbia and Canada both won marathon doubles matches on Saturday to seize control of their Davis Cup quarter-finals in North America. Both matches were decided in the 28th game of the fifth and final set as Serbia grabbed a 2-1 lead over the United States in Idaho and Canada led...
  • Canada industry minister unsure what will happen to BlackBerry March 19, 2013

    Ottawa: Canada's industry minister on Monday said he hoped BlackBerry would remain a national champion but added he did not know what would happen to the mobile device maker, given the "very aggressive" telecommunications sector. "We never know what can happen but I've said - and I truly believe this -...
  • Canada: Two inmates escape from Quebec jail in helicopter March 18, 2013

    Saint-Jerome: Two Quebec inmates climbed up a rope into a hovering helicopter to make a daring daylight escape from a jail northwest of Montreal, authorities said, but both were later recaptured. Quebec provincial police said early on Monday they arrested four people about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of the Saint-Jerome...
  • Canada to honour Adnan Sami for his contribution in music March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Singer-composer Adnan Sami will be honoured with an Award of Recognition in Canada for his contribution in the field of arts, culture and music. He feels 'blessed'. He will receive the award March 21 by the speaker at the Legislature at Queen's Park, the Ontario Parliament, Canada. A special reception...
  • Kashmiri film bags award at Canada Film Festival March 4, 2013

    Srinagar: In a major recognition for Kashmir Cinema, a Kashmiri feature film has won an international award at Canada International Film Festival 2013, a first for any local movie. 'Partav', meaning influence, has won the Award of Excellence in Canada International Film Festival 2013 in feature film category. 'Partav', the...
  • ICC announces squads for WCL Championship March 1, 2013

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced the squads for six of the eight teams to play in the fifth round of the World Cricket League (WCL) Championship which kicks off in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on March 6. In the first fixture, Afghanistan will face Scotland...
  • BMW recalls nearly 5,70,000 cars to fix cables February 17, 2013

    Detroit: BMW is recalling almost 570,000 cars in the US and Canada because a battery cable connector can fail and cause the engines to stall. The recall affects the popular 3-Series sedans, wagons, convertibles and coupes from the 2007 through 2011 model years. Also included are 1-Series coupes and convertibles...
  • Snapshot: Lisa Ray back with Top Chef Canada season 3 February 12, 2013

    The gorgeous Lisa Ray is back on small screen. The actress will soon be seen hosting the third season of Top Chef Canada. She made her small screen debut as the host of the show in 2012. Lisa announced the news of her joining the third season of the show...
  • US: First-ever original track written and recorded in space February 10, 2013

    New York: A Canadian astronaut has teamed up with Barenaked Ladies lead singer Ed Robertson for the first ever original track to be written and recorded in space, 402 km above the Earth aboard the International Space Station. The pair wrote the song together before the collaboration was recorded via...
  • Davis Cup: Spain roar back to life against Canada February 3, 2013

    Vancouver: Spain fought off Davis Cup elimination by winning the doubles competition against Canada 4-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 on the hard courts of the University of British Columbia campus. The top-ranked Spaniards trail hosts Canada 1-2 with two singles rubbers set for Sunday to decide what country advances to...