Canada

  • 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...
  • Canada take 2-0 surprise lead over 5-time champions Spain February 2, 2013

    Toronto: Canada raced to a 2-0 lead over Spain in their Davis Cup world group first round tie on Friday, pushing the five-times champions to the brink of defeat and moving to within a doubles victory of a maiden win at this level. With top-ranked Spain missing big guns Rafa Nadal,...
  • Algeria: 37 foreigners die in siege led by Canadian January 21, 2013

    Algiers: A total of 37 foreign workers died at an Algerian desert gas plant and seven are still missing after a hostage crisis coordinated by a Canadian, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said on Monday. Sellal also said that 29 Islamists had been killed in the siege, which Algerian forces...
  • Algeria: Dead Canadian militants found, toll rises to 80 January 21, 2013

    Algiers: Algerian special forces have found the bodies of two Canadian Islamist fighters after a bloody siege at a desert gas plant, a security source said on Monday, as the death toll reached at least 80 after troops stormed the complex to end the hostage crisis. Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek...
  • India, Canada likely to ink trade pact by year end January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: India and Canada are likely to sign a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) by the end of 2013 that could raise bilateral trade to $15 billion in two years and substantially boost two-way investments. "We are hopeful that the agreement will be signed by the end of this...
  • Polio-stricken man returns to from Canada to spread awareness January 14, 2013

    Coimbatore: As the country marks two years of being polio free, CNN-IBN brings the story of Ramesh Ferris. Fighting all odds and biases against children with polio, the crusader is spreading awareness about the disease. The place in Coimbatore is more than just an orphanage for Ramesh Ferris. It was...
  • IQ tests cannot measure true intelligence: Study December 20, 2012

    Toronto: Measuring a person's intelligence quotient or IQ by a singular, standardised test is "highly misleading", scientists have claimed after conducting the largest online intelligence study on record. The landmark study which included more than 100,000 participants asked respondents to complete 12 cognitive tests tapping memory, reasoning, attention and planning abilities,...
  • Key molecule behind Alzheimer's disease identified December 4, 2012

    Toronto: Canadian researchers have identified a key molecule that controls a scissor-like protein responsible for sprouting of plaques -- the telltale sign of Alzheimer's disease. Molecule GSK3-beta activates a gene that creates a protein, called BACE1. When BACE1 cuts another protein, called amyloid precursor protein (APP), the resulting fragment -...