CANADA

  • 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 quarterfinals in North America. Both matches were decided in the 28th game of the fifth and final set as Serbia grabbed a 21 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 3Series sedans, wagons, convertibles and coupes from the 2007 through 2011 model years. Also included are 1Series 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: Firstever 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 46, 64, 67, 63, 62 on the hard courts of the University of British Columbia campus. The topranked Spaniards trail hosts Canada 12 with two singles rubbers set for Sunday to decide what country advances to...
  • Canada take 20 surprise lead over 5time champions Spain February 2, 2013

    Toronto: Canada raced to a 20 lead over Spain in their Davis Cup world group first round tie on Friday, pushing the fivetimes champions to the brink of defeat and moving to within a doubles victory of a maiden win at this level. With topranked 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 twoway investments. "We are hopeful that the agreement will be signed by the end of this...
  • Poliostricken man returns to from Canada to spread awareness January 14, 2013

    Coimbatore: As the country marks two years of being polio free, CNNIBN 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 scissorlike protein responsible for sprouting of plaques the telltale sign of Alzheimer's disease. Molecule GSK3beta 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 startup cofounded 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 twoday visit to this techhub from Thursday, visited the 16th century Sri Someshwara (Shiva) Temple here with his wife Laureen and the accompanying 90member 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 powerline 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 USbound flight October 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan was offloaded from a USbound 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 TehreekiInsaf (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 Bollywoodstyle 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 stoppagetime goal from Diana Matheson gave Canada their first Olympic women's football medal with a 10 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...