CANADA

  • Davis Cup semi-final offers beaten Djokovic quick fix September 11, 2013

    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 and...
  • Well-travelled Nestor awaits Davis Cup September 11, 2013

    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 their...
  • Where G20 members stand on US military action against Syria September 7, 2013

    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 a joint statement...
  • Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal demands to take up turban issue with Canadian August 23, 2013

    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 matter...
  • Sports bar fined for racially discriminating against IndoCanadians August 18, 2013

    A popular sports bar in Canada has been fined for racially discriminating against three IndoCanadians 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 selfrespect of Surinderjit Rai, Manjit Gill...
  • Canadian street named after India's Father of Nation August 16, 2013

    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 it was...
  • Sikh groups seek prosecution of Sukhbir Badal in Canada August 14, 2013

    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 August 8, 2013

    Montreal: Rafael Nadal was cautious about predicting how his body would hold up in the runin 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 12times grand slam champion, who took a break...
  • BWF suspends Thai players for Canada Open brawl August 6, 2013

    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 the...
  • Watch: Two boys killed by a python in Canada August 6, 2013

    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 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 BharatiyaJanata Party (OFBJP) has launched its Canada chapter toconnect with the Indian diaspora in the country. The inauguration coincided with the one day forum ofOFBJP meeting organised under the auspices of GlobalCommunity Overreach Programme, said Rajesh Shukla, memberCentral Committee of OFBJP and Prabhari of Canada chapter. OFBJP 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 oncourt 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 27, 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 78th position match in Wroclaw, Poland. In the 5th8th playoff 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 threeday concert in his home country as part of his Believe world tour, reported Aceshowbiz. A radio station in Toronto revealed how the 19yearold...
  • 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 raterigging 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 oneshot lead in Friday's second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas. In pursuit of his first PGA Tour victory, the 31yearold 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 firstever 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 carbohydratebased 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 USCanada 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 twoday 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 weeklong 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 overreliance on foreign investors to finance the gap. As Chidambaram kicks off a weeklong...
  • 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 64, 64, 36, 75 on Sunday to give Canada an insurmountable 31 lead over Italy in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Sunday. The Canadians advanced to a September semifinal 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...