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  • Chennai kids to reach for the stars at NASA May 1, 2012

    Chennai: A batch of 750 students from four schools in the city are set to leave for the United States and Canada on a study-cum-pleasure tour for a fortnight from May 1 on what's already being lauded as a once in a lifetime opportunity as the kids are going to...
  • No outright independence from China: Dalai Lama April 29, 2012

    Toronto: The Tibetans are not seeking outright independence from China but "enough autonomy" for the survival of their culture, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said. "Tibetans are seeking enough autonomy for Tibet to allow its culture to survive, rather than outright independence," the Dalai Lama said at a news...
  • Canada: Sleepy pilot makes plane dive; 16 hurt April 17, 2012

    Toronto: A sleepy Air Canada pilot who mistakenly believed his jet was about to crash into a US military plane forced a sudden dive that caused 16 injuries among passengers and crew on a transatlantic flight, a report says. The Transportation Safety Board report released on Monday describes the 46 seconds...
  • Keeva: the dog that tracks blood sugar levels March 23, 2012

    Keeva is a diabetes alert dog in Canada and she's trained to recognize when blood sugar levels go high or low. ...
  • T20 qualifiers: Canada, Scotland record wins March 19, 2012

    Dubai: A half century from opener Ruvindu Gunasekera helped Canada beat Denmark and keep their play-off hopes alive in World Twenty20 qualifying, while Scotland stayed in the hunt with a win over Italy on Monday. Afghanistan and Namibia, meanwhile, remain unbeaten in the 16-team tournament with victories over Hong Kong and...
  • Hong Kong stun Bermuda in World T20 qualifiers March 14, 2012

    Dubai: Captain Jamie Atkinson led Hong Kong to a stunning eight-wicket victory over Bermuda by hitting a superb half-century in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers on Wednesday. Also, spinner Shakti Gauchan took a hat-trick as Nepal convincingly beat Denmark by nine wickets. Gauchan's was the first hat-trick of the tournament and came...
  • Canada: 3 dead in passenger train derailment February 27, 2012

    Burlington (Canada): The mayor of Burlington, Ontario says three people are dead after a Canadian Via Rail passenger train derailed in his town Mayor Rick Goldring says emergency crews are working to pull other passengers from the wreckage and at least one air ambulance is on standby. Via Rail spokeswoman Michelle Lamarche...
  • Hockey: Canada maul Singapore, Poland rout Italy February 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Canada dished out a clinical display to thrash minnows Singapore 15-1 in a one-sided game, while Poland walloped Italy 7-2 in the men's hockey Olympic qualification tournament here on Tuesday. Stunned 2-3 by 19th-ranked Poland in their last match, Canada came out with purpose and scored goals at will...
  • Women's team can still improve: Hockey coach February 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian women's hockey coach CR Kumar feels "there is still room for improvement," even though his team beat Canada comprehensively 4-1 in their second Olympic qualifier here on Sunday. "It was a good performance from the girls. 4-1 is a good score-line for the team. I was particularly happy...
  • Resurgent Indian women beat Canada 4-1 February 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian women hit the straps in their second game of the Olympic qualifiers for hockey by beating Canada with a comfortable margin of 4-1 here at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Sunday. The partisan crowd enjoyed an attacking display by the Indian team that scored three goals...
  • Recession makes NRIs want to move back to India January 7, 2012

    Jaipur: With recession affecting the world economy, people of Indian origin settled abroad are now evincing interest in returning to India where they feel the growth story lies. "I come from Canada where the recession has really affected the economy. A few of my friends are planning to make investment in...
  • Canadian man uses iPad to enter US January 4, 2012

    Toronto: A Canadian man who realised he forgot his passport as he approached the US border found a new way to gain entry - his iPad. Martin Reisch said Tuesday a slightly annoyed US border officer let him cross into the United States from Quebec after he presented a scanned copy...
  • Manchester Police officials meet Bidve family January 3, 2012

    Pune: The Manchester Police have claimed a breakthrough in the murder of 23-year-old student Anuj Bidve with the arrest of one British national. A team of Manchester Police officials on Tuesday met Bidve's family in Pune. They also discussed details of the family's travel to Manchester. The family was briefed...
  • Bidve murder: Hate crimes on the rise? January 3, 2012

    New Delhi: It has been more than a week since Indian student Anuj Bidve was shot dead in the UK. One suspect who claims to be mentally unstable was charged with Bidve's murder, while four others were released on bail. On Monday, hundreds of locals joined Bidve's friend in a candle...
  • Indian student shot dead in Canada January 2, 2012

    Toronto: An Indian student, working part time at a convenience store, was shot dead in the western Canadian city of Surrey, in a shocking Christmas Day attack. Alok Gupta, 27, had volunteered to work the afternoon shift to allow the store owners celebrate Christmas together, and was killed by an...
  • Canada bans burqa at citizenship swearing in December 13, 2011

    Toronto: New Canadian citizens must remove any face coverings, such as the Islamic niqab or burqa, while they take the oath of citizenship, the country's immigration minister said on Monday. Jason Kenney said most Canadians have misgivings about Islamic face coverings and said new Canadians should take the oath in view...
  • Canada formally withdraws from Kyoto Protocol December 13, 2011

    Toronto: Canada pulled out of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change on Monday, saying the accord won't help solve the climate crisis. It dealt a blow to the anti-global warming treaty, which has not been formally renounced by any other country. Environment Minister Peter Kent said that Canada is invoking its...
  • Canada to pull out of Kyoto protocol December 13, 2011

    Ottawa: Canada will pull out of the Kyoto protocol on climate change, Environment Minister Peter Kent said on Monday, dealing a symbolic blow to the troubled global treaty. Canada will become the first country to formally withdraw from Kyoto, which it says is badly flawed because it does not cover all...
  • Monkey who paints wows Canada December 7, 2011

    It's not quite the Planet of the Apes. A painting monkey in Ontario is taking the Canadian art world by storm. ...
  • Eurozone crisis: Joint action by 6 Central banks November 30, 2011

    New Delhi: Central banks from six developed nations had to resort to coordinated action on November 30 to ensure that the European debt crisis did not fundamentally destablise the global financial system. Europe's rolling debt crisis continues to trouble economies and markets. To prevent a lack of liquidity in the global...
  • Iran says new sanctions from West 'in vain' November 23, 2011

    Tehran: Iran dismissed a new wave of sanctions on Tuesday, saying the West's attempts to isolate its economy would only serve to unite Iranians behind their government's nuclear programme. The United States, Britain and Canada announced new measures against Iran's energy and financial sectors on Monday and France proposed "unprecedented" new...
  • Ultrasound image shows face on testicular tumor November 7, 2011

    A Canadian urologist saw an image of a face in an ultrasound image of a testicular tumor. ...
  • Bollywood and Akshay a part of Indo-Canada talks October 27, 2011

    Perth: Bollywood seems to be slowly growing in popularity among world leaders and this was again evident today as Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird banged on Akshay Kumar to soothe nerves of India over travel advisories. Baird, who met with External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on the sidelines of...
  • India not a high-risk country, says MEA October 25, 2011

    The MEA has downplayed the travel warnings issued by the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, reassuring everyone that India's safe. ...
  • India slams travel advisory by 5 countries October 25, 2011

    New Delhi: The Government has decided to protest after five countries - The US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand - have issued advisories against travel to India during the festive season for security reasons. The Government has protested saying such advisories are done to defame India. Minister of State...
  • BlackBerry's UK centre switch failure cause of disruption October 13, 2011

    The reason behind the disruption in the BlackBerry services in the last four days was a switch failure in the UK centre. ...
  • Huge scope for Canadian investment here: Tharoor October 8, 2011

    Toronto: India offers huge scope for Canadian firms to participate in its $ 1 trillion infrastructure development plan, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has said. "India expects 50 per cent of this investment to come from the private sector. These developments create major opportunities for both Canadian and Indian companies," Tharoor...
  • Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes off of Vancouver September 10, 2011

    Vancouver: A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck on Friday off the coast of British Columbia, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck at a depth of 14.3 miles (23 kilometers) about 173 miles (279 kilometers) west of Vancouver, the USGS said. The quake was initially reported to have a magnitude of...
  • Plane crashes in Canadian Arctic, 12 killed August 21, 2011

    Resolute Bay: A chartered Boeing 737-200 plane crashed on Saturday afternoon as it was approaching an airport in Canada's Arctic region, killing 12 people and injuring three, police said. Residents of the tiny hamlet of Resolute Bay in the Arctic territory of Nunavut and soldiers from a nearby military exercise rushed...
  • Pakistani terror suspect arrested in Canada July 24, 2011

    Toronto: A Pakistani man was arrested in Canada on Saturday for war crimes and terror links. Arshad Muhammad, who was arrested from the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, has reportedly been linked to a Pakistan-based Islamist organisation. The 42-year-old man, who has been evading arrest for years, was nabbed after police spotted...