CANADA

  • IndianCanadian claims he bribed Praful Patel February 3, 2012

    New Delhi: In more trouble for the UPA government, an Indiaborn Canadian has claimed that he paid Union Minister Praful Patel $ 250,000 as bribe in 2007. Nazir Karigar claimed that the bribe was paid to help Canadian firm Crypto Metric strike a $100million deal with Air India for a...
  • 3 Canadians jailed for life for 'honour killings' January 30, 2012

    Kingston: Three members of an Afghan Canadian family were found guilty of the 'honor killing' of three siblings and a fourth relative on Sunday after a highprofile trial that has fascinated Canadians. A jury in Kingston, Ontario, found the three husband and wife Mohammad Shafia and Tooba Mohammad Yahya, and...
  • Bowing to Twitter, Canada ends election night gag January 14, 2012

    Ottawa: The Canadian government, bowing to the power of Twitter and Facebook, said on Friday it would end a ban on reporting early election results before polls close across the country. The ban was intended to prevent the results from Eastern Canada influencing voters in the West, where polling booths stay...
  • Canada wants to invest in Kerala January 11, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: A Canadian delegation of law makers and businessmen on Wednesday held a meeting with Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy and his senior cabinet colleagues here and expressed interest in a mutually beneficial business tieup. The Canadian delegation was led by Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism (Deputy Minister) Chungsen Leung and...
  • 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 23yearold 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 antiglobal 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 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...