CANADA

  • Canada 'pleased' with reprieve for BlackBerry August 31, 2010

    Toronto: BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) Monday refused to comment on concessions it has granted India in getting a 60day reprieve for ban on its services from Aug 31. But Canadian International Trade Minister Peter Van Loan was "pleased" with the developments between RIM and the Indian government. "We'll let...
  • 3 Canadians held in Ottawa for alQaeda links August 27, 2010

    Toronto: Three Canadian citizens were charged for an alleged terror plot with links to senior alQaeda figures in the AfghanistanPakistan border. Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh, and Misbahuddin Ahmed: believed to be born in India, both from Ottawa and Khurram Syed Sher, of London, were charged on Thursday for an alleged terror plot. The...
  • Indian linked to alQaeda plot unearthed in Canada August 26, 2010

    Toronto: An AlQaedalinked terror plot was unearthed by Canadian security agencies on Wednesday, with one of the suspects reportedly hailing from India. Under what is curiously called "Operation Samosa,'' the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrested two suspects early on Wednesday. One of them said to be named Misbahuddin Ahmed...
  • Our MPs earn 13 times less than US lawmakers August 20, 2010

    New Delhi: Even after a threefold pay hike, Indian MPs still rank much below their fellow parliamentarians in other major countries in terms of their monthly salaries. With the Cabinet giving its nod on Friday to the MPs' pay rise besides doubling several other emoluments, the basic monthly salary of Indian...
  • Women in burqa pass security, Canada fumes August 2, 2010

    Toronto: A YouTube video showing two niqabwearing Muslim women being allowed to board a flight at Montreal airport without being subjected to any security checks has outraged Canadians. The incident, which was captured by a British passenger of Air Canada's flight from Montreal to Heathrow last month, violates international standards, which...
  • Canadian jets intercept Russian bombers July 31, 2010

    Toronto: In yet another incident reminiscent of the Cold War, Canada on Friday revealed that two Russian bombers were intercepted trying to enter its airspace. Defence officials in Ottawa said that two Canadian CF18 fighter jets had confrontation with two Russian TU95 Bears when they flew into their "area of interest"...
  • Romance costs top Canadian commander his job July 10, 2010

    Toronto: Just a month after it sacked its top commander in Afghanistan for having a romantic affair with a female trooper, Canada has kicked out its top military man in Haiti for his involvement in 'inappropriate' sexual relations. Colonel Bernard Ouellette, who is the chief of staff to the United...
  • Davidar sex row: Penguin rehires Lisa Rundle July 9, 2010

    Toronto: Penguin Canada rehired Lisa Rundle, whose allegations last month of sexual harassment against David Davidar led to his sacking by the publishing giant. In a release, Penguin Canada said Lisa Rundle has been rehired to her earlier position of director for company's rights and contracts. Rundle "is happy to resume her...
  • Davidar sexual harassment case settled July 7, 2010

    Toronto: The sexual harassment scandal that cost David Davidar his job as president of Penguin Canada has been buried with his accuser Lisa Rundle settling her lawsuit with him and the publishing company amicably. The Indianborn boss of Penguin Canada was sacked June 8, following a sexual harassment complaint by Rundle....
  • India, Canada sign civil nuclear deal June 28, 2010

    Toronto: Breaking new grounds in their bilateral relationship, India and Canada today signed a civil nuclear cooperation agreement and strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the first Indian Head of the Government to visit Canada after IK Gujral's trip to Canada 16 years ago,...
  • Manmohan 'happy' over IndoPak talks June 26, 2010

    Toronto: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed his happiness over the success of the talks between India and Pakistan in Islamabad. Singh, who reached Toronto on Saturday for the G20 summit, said Pakistan's approach towards India had improved and New Delhi hopes to sustain the talks. He added that India would...
  • Gandhi is hero for protesters at G20 summit June 26, 2010

    Toronto: As Toronto virtually went under lockdown before the G20 summit beginning Saturday, antiglobalisation protesters marched through city streets to give the security forces a tough time. In one such antipoverty protest, Mahatma Gandhi figured prominently. As more than 200 protesters played hide and seek with security forces, one could...
  • Canada police arrest many ahead of G20 meet June 25, 2010

    Toronto: On Thursday, A 53yearold unidentified man has been arrested near the G20 meeting venue here after police found that his car contained a chainsaw, crossbow and fuel containers. The man, hailing from Ontario, was pulled over just a block from where tall steel fences have been erected to protect...
  • Do sexual harassment laws lack clarity? June 22, 2010

    On Face The Nation, Sagarika Ghose speaks to a panel of experts on the issue. ...
  • 'Davidar had flirtatious relationship with Lisa' June 21, 2010

    The lawyer of David Davidar admits he had a 'consensual relationship' with former Penguin Canada employee. ...
  • Davidar's defence: flirtatious relationship June 21, 2010

    Tennis games, creamfilled biscuits, the theatre, the lunches and a raise. A threepage statement issued on behalf of former Penguin Canada president David Davidar, dwells on his relationship with his colleague Lisa Rundle. Davidar was fired after Rundle accused him of sexual harassment. Heres the statement issued by Peter A....
  • Thieves in Canada steal tiger, camels by accident June 19, 2010

    Toronto:A "delightful" Bengal tiger named Jonas, and two camels named Todd and Sean, have gone missing in eastern Canada after thieves drove off with the truck and trailer in which they were traveling. The three animals, en route to the Bowmanville Zoo on the outskirts of Toronto, were stolen, along with...
  • Canada to compensate AI Kanishka victims June 18, 2010

    Toronto: The Canadian government said on Thursday it will apologise to the families of 329 victims of the 1985 Air India Kanishka bombing and pay further compensation to them. The decision comes after the John Major Commission report earlier in the day on the causes of the bombing blasted the...
  • AI Kanishka bombing report submitted June 17, 2010

    New Delhi: Twenty five years after the Air India Kanishka bombing, a Canadian commission has submitted its report on the bombing on Thursday It has urged the government to set up some sort of mechanism for a rigorous aviation security system and has suggested creation of an independent body to...
  • Canada admits motion to call '84 riots 'genocide' June 12, 2010

    Toronto: A motion by an IndoCanadian MP asking the Canadian government declare the 1984 antiSikh riots as 'genocide' was tabled in the country's Parliament late on Thursday. Sukh Dhaliwal, MP for NewtonNorth Delta on the suburbs of Vancouver, was joined by Andrew Kania, MP from the Punjabidominant constituency of Brampton West...
  • Canadian Tamils hail Big B for skipping IIFA June 7, 2010

    Toronto: The 300,000strong Canadian Tamil community has hailed Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan for not attending the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony in Colombo. While labelling Bachchan as the "great ambassador for mankind", a community leader Sunday hit out at other Bollywood actors, including Salman Khan, who took part in...
  • IndiaCanada spat over visa resolved May 28, 2010

    The diplomatic spat between India and Canada over refusal of visas to Indias security personnel has been amicably resolved. Canada has apologised for using language that cast false aspersions on India's security institutions. The record has been set straight and India is satisfied. ...
  • Canada has realised visa mistake: Krishna May 28, 2010

    Bangalore: External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Friday said Canada has issued a statement "deeply regretting" the language used by its officials while rejecting visas of Indian defence and security agency officers. "We have received a copy of statement made by Canada's Immigration Minister Jason Kenney. Kenney has written that...
  • India proud of armed forces: Krishna tells Canada May 27, 2010

    Bangalore: With anger rising over the denial of visas to several serving and retired officials of Indian security agencies, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Thursday said India expects the Canadian authorities to address this issue appropriately and underlined that the country was proud of its armed forces. "We expect the...
  • Visa row: India warns Canada of retaliation May 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Canada is feeling the heat after the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) summoned Canadian High Commissioner Joseph Caron and asked them to make a statement after several Indian security agency officers were denied visa to visit the North American country . Canada also denied a visa to a serving...
  • Visa row: India wants Canada to repent quick May 27, 2010

    New Delhi: With public outrage mounting over the denial of visas to several serving and retired officials of security agencies, India on Thursday warned Canada that it will retaliate suitably if Ottawa does not respond within "a few days". "We have written to the External Affairs Ministry about it. If the...
  • Denial of visa unfair: Canadian lawyer May 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Canada has been literally on a visa denial spree to many serving or retired armed forces officers for almost two years now. Hayer hopes the Indian government will get Canada to make amends. Hayer said, "The visa officer in the Canada High Commission was completely unfair since he has no...
  • ExIB officer says Canada insulted him May 26, 2010

    The Canadian High Commision in India accused the Intelligence Bureau of indulging in terrorism while denying visa to a former IB official SS Sidhu. Speaking to CNNIBN Sidhu said that he felt insulted by Canadian authorities. "I feel insulted. Canada should not treat us like this. Government of India should take...
  • Canadian embassy insults India again May 26, 2010

    New Delhi: The Canadian High Commission surely needs a lesson in diplomacy. It first called the Border Security Force (BSF) a "notoriously violent force" and now it turns out it claimed the Intelligence Bureau is involved in terrorism. CNNIBN learns the High Commission in New Delhi rejected the application of a...
  • Canada regrets calling BSF antihuman unit May 22, 2010

    New Delhi: The Canadian government has expressed regret over the denial of visa to former BSF jawan Fateh Singh Pandher from Punjab. Fateh was refused a Canadian immigration visa as he was working for the BSF, which Canada said, has a history of war crimes to its credit. The External Affairs...