CANADA

  • Bollywood and Akshay a part of IndoCanada 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 highrisk 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 magnitude6.4 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 737200 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 Pakistanbased Islamist organisation. The 42yearold man, who has been evading arrest for years, was nabbed after police spotted...
  • Facebook campaign helps rescue dolphins June 30, 2011

    Four dolphins were beached in Canada and news of their plight quickly spread on the internet. ...
  • India trying to get membership of top nuke clubs June 28, 2011

    London: Riding on the back of its "impeccable" nonproliferation record, India aims to get full membership of the four elite multilateral export control regimes that monitor the global movement of atomic material and equipment. Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has underlined that India has in place strict and effective controls over export...
  • 'Dabangg', 'My Name is Khan' sweep IIFA night June 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The 12th International Indian Film Academy Awards 2011 in Toronto on Sunday opened with a big 'Dabangg' with Salman Khan's tough cop romp scooping most of the awards, including best film and female debut for actor Sonakshi Sinha. The event that packed three days of film, song and dance...
  • Germany searches for next octopus oracle June 26, 2011

    Berlin: Eight octopuses in Germany competed on Friday to replace the late oracle Paul by predicting the result of the opening match of the women's soccer World Cup between host Germany and Canada. The contest between aquariums around Germany will determine which cephalopod, if any, can repeat the clairvoyant feats of...
  • Men savvier networkers than women, study says June 25, 2011

    New York: When it comes to professional networking, men around the world are savvier than women, according to new data. Business networking site LinkedIn, which analyzed information from members in 13 countries, found men were the overwhelming winners in networking. "Men are broader and quicker at assessing if there is an opportunity,"...
  • Asia surpasses Europe in millionaires and wealth June 23, 2011

    New York: The ranks of millionaires in Asia for the first time surpassed Europe and in a few years are expected to overtake the United States, according to the latest annual Merrill LynchCapgemini World Wealth Report. Powered by fastgrowing China and India, the AsiaPacific region's millionaire ranks rose 10 per cent...
  • William, Kate's Canada visit wins world attention June 22, 2011

    Ottawa: Newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton's upcoming visit to Canada, their first official tour abroad, is attracting strong interest from around the world. The Canadian government said on Tuesday that journalists from China, Japan, India and Qatar are among the 241 foreign media representatives who have been accredited to cover...
  • Access to info on Swiss accounts made easier June 18, 2011

    Geneva: The Swiss Parliament on Friday gave approval to amendments to tax treaties with countries, including India that makes it easier for them to access information about the illegal funds held by their nationals in Swiss private banks. The upper house of the Swiss Parliament endorsed amendments to doubletaxation agreements in...
  • Indianorigin student shot dead in Toronto May 31, 2011

    Toronto: An Indianorigin teenage student has been shot dead in Toronto, police said. Fifteenyearold Andrew Naidoo was shot by unknown assailants in his westend Toronto townhouse complex late Sunday night. He succumbed to his injuries early Monday. The teenager is the youngest murder victim in Toronto this year. "This hole that was...
  • G8 rift with Russia over Libya campaign May 27, 2011

    Deauville: Russian resistance to the NATOled bombing campaign in Libya caused a rift at talks among world powers on Thursday, France's president said, highlighting the difficulty in making sure Arab uprisings have peaceful endings. French President Nicolas Sarkozy admitted at a Group of Eight summit in Normandy that the international military...
  • 142 terrorists removed from India's blacklist May 15, 2011

    New Delhi: In a significant decision, the Central government has removed from its 'blacklist' the names of 142 wanted terrorists and their associates, including the heads of various Sikh extremist groups. The wanted persons whose names have been deleted are believed to be currently based in countries like Pakistan, the US,...
  • Davidar returns to India with new publishing firm May 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Indian publishing's poster boy is back. David Davidar, the man who virtually invented marketfacing English language publishing in India, is setting up a new publishing firm. Named the Aleph Book Company, the firm is being set up by Davidar in partnership with Rupa Publications India. Davidar brings his...
  • NRIs want Mamata to bring industry back to WB May 14, 2011

    Toronto: Hailing Mamata Banerjee's historic victory over the Left Front in West Bengal on Friday, Bengali NRIs in Canada wanted industrialisation of the state to top her agenda. Torontobased Molly Banerjei said, "People in West Bengal have voted against decadesold corruption and oppression. They have voted for hope and a brighter...
  • A flying robot may soon replace CCTV cameras May 12, 2011

    London: The CCTV camera will soon be a thing of the past, as scientists have developed a new flying robot equipped with the world's most advanced intelligence systems which could help spy on and track down criminals easily. Users simply need to point to a place on Google Maps on its...
  • Fake kidnapping drama: NRI, friend booked April 25, 2011

    Chandigarh: Ensnared in love for a girl here, NRI Shaganpreet Singh never wanted to return to his parents in Canada. So the 22yearold staged his own kidnapping with the help of a friend so that he could miss his flight but the plan was laid bare by the police. Shaganpreet and...
  • Air India bombing accused faces $5.2 million bill April 22, 2011

    Vancouver: In a major decision on Thursday, the Canadian supreme court allowed the government to recover of legal fees of $5.2 million from Air India Kanishka bombing accused Ripudaman Singh Mailk who was acquitted in the case in 2005. A Vancouverbased millionaire businessman, Malik had expressed his inability to pay his...
  • Pakistanis happier than Indians, Danes happiest April 21, 2011

    Washington: India has ranked 71st in happiness with only 17 per cent people describing themselves as "thriving" in a new study of wellbeing that gives Denmark the top spot among 124 countries surveyed. With Danes ranked the most contented people on the planet with a whopping 72 per cent of residents...
  • 'Vote mobs' aim to shake Canadian elections April 19, 2011

    Ottawa: Wearing neon colours, dancing and flashing "I vote" signs for video cameras, students in Canada's capital on Monday joined a growing movement of youth "vote mobs" aimed at shaking up the May 2 national election. The flash rally at Carleton University in Ottawa was the latest in a series of...
  • Canadian govt falls, snap polls expected in May March 26, 2011

    Toronto: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's minority Conservative government was toppled by opposition after Parliament passed a noconfidence vote and the country appeared headed for elections in May, the fourth in seven years. The snap polls was forced following the passage of the noconfidence vote against the minority government engineered by...
  • Canada suspends diplomatic ties with Libya February 27, 2011

    Ottawa: Canada has suspended its diplomatic presence in Libya and evacuated its embassy staff from the strifetorn north African country, an official said in Ottawa. "The government has decided today to suspend its diplomatic presence in Libya and has instructed all Canadabased staff to depart Libya," Dimitri Soudas, communications director for...
  • Canadian paraplegic cyclist tours India February 25, 2011

    Mumbai: Beautiful, strong, brave and paralysed waistdown, Morgan Van Breda, a 32 year old Canadian woman is cycling through India to raise funds and awareness about spinal cord injuries. At the age of 24, Morgan suffered a T12 injury, when a soccer post collapsed on her back, shattering her T...
  • Canada bars entry of 1984 IA hijacker February 24, 2011

    Toronto: Canada has refused to readmit the mastermind of the 1984 Indian Airline hijacking who was deported to India last year. Parminder Singh Saini, 47, who was the leader of five Sikh militants who hijacked the SrinagarDelhi flight to Lahore July 6, 1984, had filed a plea in a federal court...