Canada

  • 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,"...
  • 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. ...