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  • 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 -...
  • Google buys BufferBox for a reported $17 million December 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Google has acquired a start-up co-founded by two Canadians of Indian origin, Aditya Bali and Jay Shah. BufferBox announced the news on its official blog. Though the financial details of the acquisition have not yet been disclosed, TechCrunch reports that the acquisition is for more than $17 million....
  • Bangalore: Canadian PM visits 16th century Shiva temple November 9, 2012

    Bangalore: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who is on a two-day visit to this tech-hub from Thursday, visited the 16th century Sri Someshwara (Shiva) Temple here with his wife Laureen and the accompanying 90-member official delegation. The temple was built by Bangalore city founder Kempe Gowda in the 16th century...
  • Canada to allow civil nuclear trade with India November 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Canadian firms will soon be able to export uranium and nuclear reactors to India for the first time in almost four decades following an agreement between the two countries, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday. It will end a penalty Canada imposed in 1976 after India secretly...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Canada braces for impact October 30, 2012

    Toronto: Canadian power-line workers are being sent to Vermont to help the US state cope with Hurricane Sandy as Canada also braces for the storm that is expected to bring high winds and heavy rain to a wide area and big waves to the Great Lakes. Hundreds of flights between...
  • Tsunami hits Hawaii after Canada earthquake October 28, 2012

    Honolulu: Hawaii was hit by a tsunami on Saturday night prompting the authorities to order at least 100,000 people on the island state to move to higher ground. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the first tsunami wave was three feet high and less forceful than expected. Some forecasts had...
  • Canada: Tsunami warning issued after quake October 28, 2012

    Anchorage, Alaska: The first wave from a small tsunami has been reported in a southeast Alaska community. State officials say a wave with a height of about 4 inches was measured in Craig late on Saturday evening. That was smaller than earlier forecasts, which said the wave could have been...
  • Magnitude 7.7 quake hits Canada's British Columbia October 28, 2012

    Washington: The US Coast Guard is warning people in far southern Alaska to take precautions after a tsunami warning was issued for coastal areas of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. The warning was sparked by a strong earthquake on Saturday night that shook off the west coast of Canada. The US...
  • Pak leader Imran Khan offloaded from a US-bound flight October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan was offloaded from a US-bound flight at Toronto International airport in Canada on Friday just hours after he criticised the US for drone attacks in Pakistan's restive Waziristan region. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief was reportedly questioned for his fundraising activities and his...
  • LNG: Canada assures India of stable supply October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: India can depend on Canada as a reliable supplier of liquified natural gas (LNG) for decades to come, the country's Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, said on Monday. "We have vast natural resources in Canada. India, as one of the world's largest energy consumers, is looking to...
  • 'Libya wouldn't go from Gaddafi to Jefferson overnight' September 17, 2012

    Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird, while condemning the Benghazi terror attack in which the US Ambassador to Tripoli was killed along with three others, also said the transition in Libya from Muammar Gaddafi to Thomas Jefferson will take a while. ...
  • Canada Foreign Minister expresses shock at US envoy killing September 13, 2012

    Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird termed the Libya attack "outrageous" and said he is hopeful that the guilty will be punished. ...
  • Indian American director's film wins US awards August 28, 2012

    Washington: 9 Eleven, a Bollywood-style thriller by Indian American director Manan Singh Katohara, has won the Best Feature and Best Director awards at the 2012 World Music & Independent Film Festival (WMIFF) here. Written and directed by Katohora, who won the 2012 Rising Star Award for the film at Canada...
  • Olympics: Canada win bronze in women's football August 9, 2012

    London: A stoppage-time goal from Diana Matheson gave Canada their first Olympic women's football medal with a 1-0 victory over France in Thursday's bronze medal match here. The outcome was cruel for France, who had dominated the game until that point and missed a string of excellent chances. Matheson struck with 30...
  • Srikkanth liberated me as a batsman: Gavaskar August 9, 2012

    Toronto: Reminiscing his glory days, former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar rated Kris Srikkanth as the best opening partner he had, saying that the right-hander "liberated" him as a batsman. "As my opening partner, Srikkanth somehow liberated me as a batsman. He used to encourage me to play the shots that I...
  • Needle found in sandwich on Air Canada flight August 1, 2012

    Toronto: A passenger on a domestic Air Canada flight found a sewing needle in a catered sandwich, prompting authorities to investigate the bizarre incident. The needle was found in a sandwich served to a passenger on Monday on a flight from Victoria, British Columbia, to Toronto. Air Canada said that it...
  • Tsonga-Raonic tie creates Olympics tennis record August 1, 2012

    London: The longest set in Olympic history was played at Wimbledon on Tuesday when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France defeated Milos Raonic of Canada 6-3, 3-6, 25-23 in the second round. Tsonga leaped and roared when he won on his fourth match point with a drop volley. Raonic congratulated Tsonga with a...
  • 2 killed, 19 injured in shooting at Toronto party July 18, 2012

    Toronto: A teenage girl and a man in his early 20s were killed and 19 others, including a toddler, injured in an exchange of gunfire after an altercation broke out among some present at a large barbecue party in Toronto. "This is the worst incident of gun violence anywhere in North...
  • NRI asked to pay alimony to wife in India June 23, 2012

    New Delhi: A non-resident Indian has been asked by a Delhi court to pay an alimony of Rs 33,000 a month to his estranged wife living in New Delhi. Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Ila Rawat ordered Puneet Arora, residing in Canada with his parents and sister, to pay maintenance to...
  • Kanishka bomber appeals for perjury conviction June 15, 2012

    Toronto: Inderjit Singh Reyat, the lone man convicted in the 1985 Air India Kanishka bombing that killed 329 people, mostly Indians, on June 15 appealed against his perjury conviction in Canada's worst case of terrorism. Reyat was handed a nine-year prison sentence in 2011 for lying repeatedly at the 2003 trial...
  • India worst G20 country for a woman: Poll June 13, 2012

    London: Policies that promote gender equality, safeguards against violence and exploitation and access to healthcare make Canada the best place to be a woman among the world's biggest economies, a global poll of experts showed on Wednesday. Infanticide, child marriage and slavery make India the worst, the same poll concluded. Germany, Britain,...
  • 2 Canadian schools receives human remains June 6, 2012

    Montreal: Packages containing a human foot and hand were discovered at two schools in Vancouver, in what could be the latest gruesome twist in the case of a Canadian porn actor suspected of dismembering and eating his former lover. Police said they could not immediately confirm if the body parts in...
  • Canada body parts suspect won't fight extradition June 6, 2012

    Berlin: The Canadian porn actor suspected of killing and dismembering a Chinese student in Montreal, then mailing his body parts to Canada's top political parties, has told German authorities he will not fight extradition, police said on Tuesday. Luka Magnotta, 29, appeared before a judge in the afternoon and was ordered...
  • Modi to address Gujaratis in US, Canada May 20, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will address non-resident Gujaratis in the US and Canada via video conferencing on Sunday. Indian Gujarati Association of America had given an invitation to Modi to address them to celebrate the Gujarat Day. The telecast will go to 12 important cities of the US and Canada,...
  • Jayasuriya, Boucher unpaid after Canada farce May 15, 2012

    Toronto: Sanath Jayasuriya and Mark Boucher are among a group of international cricketers yet to be paid for their participation in a friendly Twenty20 in Canada this past weekend. A one-off match between an International XI and Asia XI in Toronto's Rogers Centre, home of Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue...
  • Canada cricketers keen to tour Pakistan May 9, 2012

    Karachi: Canadian cricket authorities want to send their national side to tour Pakistan, Pakistani officials said on Wednesday, more than three years after international matches were halted in the troubled country. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said the tour was expected to go ahead after September this year and voiced...
  • India on copyright pirates list, says US May 2, 2012

    Washington: The United States on Monday again put Russia and China on its annual list of countries with the worst records of preventing the theft of copyrighted material and other intellectual property (IP), the US Trade Representative's office said. Argentina, Canada and India were also put on the "priority watch list,"...