Canada

  • Toronto girl is crowned new Miss India-Canada August 24, 2009

    Toronto: In the biggest South Asian beauty pageant in North America, 25-year-old Aanchal Dogra was crowned Miss India-Canada 2009 in Toronto on Sunday night. Hailing from Mississauga on the outskirts of Toronto, Dogra was also the oldest contestant among 16 Indian-Canadian girls who vied for the title. "I cannot believe that...
  • Terror scare: Mind your body language in Canada August 14, 2009

    Toronto: Canada will deploy 'behaviour detection officers' at its airports soon to spot terrorists and criminals. These officers in plainclothes will watch air passengers for physiological or bodily hints of any hostile intent in their behaviour as they pass through concourses and departure lounges. The officers will be trained to study air...
  • Canada Honour Killing: 4 women killed by family July 25, 2009

    Montreal: Canadian authorities have charged an Afghan immigrant, his wife and their oldest son with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of three Montreal sisters and an older female relative. Zainab Shafia, 19, Sahar Shafia, 17, and Geeti Shafia, 13 - all sisters - were found dead with Rona...
  • Thousands flee western Canadian wildfires July 20, 2009

    Vancouver: Emergency crews made slow progress on Sunday to contain wildfires that have forced thousands of residents of a western Canadian community to flee their homes. Wind and dry conditions were fueling the large blazes that broke out on Saturday in the rugged hills along Okanagan Lake west of the city...
  • Facebook indicted for privacy violations in Canada July 17, 2009

    Toronto: Indicting Facebook for privacy violations, Canada's Privacy Commissioner on Thursday said though "privacy issues are top of mind for Facebook, and (yet) we found serious privacy gaps in the way the site operates.'' The social networking site, which has about 250 million users worldwide, has been under the scanner for...
  • Attacks on Indians: SC seeks Centre's response June 22, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Union Government to file an affidavit before it on what steps it had taken to ensure the safety and security of Indian in Australia and Canada following a spate of brutal attacks on the community. The government has been asked to file...
  • Canada: Eyewitness describes attack on Indians June 12, 2009

    Vancouver: Canada is also witnessing racist attacks on Indians in Vancover. CNN spoke to an eyewitness who saw four people attacking Indians in a tennis court last Friday. The four accused - including a woman - were charged just two days ago. ...
  • Canada says nuclear deal with India soon May 28, 2009

    Toronto: Canada on Wednesday said that the on-going talks with India on resumption of nuclear ties may soon end in a nuclear deal with New Delhi. Two countries have reportedly already exchanged a draft agreement on the proposed deal. A team of Canadian nuclear experts met officials of the Atomic Energy...
  • Canadian TV panel raps for Obama assassination joke May 30, 2009

    Ottawa: Canada's public broadcaster was wrong to show a skit that joked about the possible assassination of US President Barack Obama and suggesting he could be a thief, an industry panel ruled on Monday. On New Year's Eve Bye Bye comedy program - shown by the French-language Radio Canada network -...
  • Tamil diaspora seeks war crimes trial against Sri Lanka leaders May 20, 2009

    Toronto The Tamil diaspora in Canada has demanded the setting up of an international tribunal to try Sri Lankan leaders for "war crimes against innocent civilians". Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Tamil leaders said Canada should back the demand by the European Union and the UN Human Rights Commission...
  • Tamil midnight march shuts busiest Canada highway May 12, 2009

    Toronto: Over 5,000 Tamil protesters shut down Canada's busiest commuter route Gardiner Expressway on Sunday night, throwing traffic into chaos for more than six hours and leaving many miles-long traffic lines. The midnight march on Canada's busiest highway infuriated the Ontario Premier and the Toronto mayor who warned the protesters that...
  • Swine flu death toll on the rise, 1 dead in Canada May 12, 2009

    New Delhi: According to the Mexican Health Ministry, the death toll in the country due to the H1N1 virus Influenza A is continuing to rise. The death toll rose from eight to 56 on Tuesday. The country, which was the epicentre of the pandemic, now has 2,003 confirmed cases of Swine...
  • Swine flu spreads in US, India issues travel advisory April 28, 2009

    New Delhi: The Indian government has issued travel advisories to its citizens who are traveling to the US, Mexico and Canada. The World Health Organization has declared Swine Flu outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern." Up to 103 people have died of the disease in Mexico alone while more...
  • HIV +ve Canadian gets life-term for death of partners April 5, 2009

    Toronto: A Canadian with HIV, who had unprotected sex with dozens of women leading to the death of two of them, has been found guilty of first-degree murder by a court at Hamilton city near here. In its weekend verdict, the court found Johnson Aziga, 52, guilty of causing the death...
  • Air Canada CEO quits as airline faces bankruptcy March 31, 2009

    Toronto: Air Canada president and CEO Montie Brewer suddenly resigned on Monday as the world's 11th largest airline struggles with a deepening financial crisis. Calin Rovinescu, a lawyer by profession, was appointed as the new president and CEO by the Montreal-based airline. An American, Brewer headed Canada's national carrier for five years....
  • Protests greet Bush's first speech as ex-president March 18, 2009

    Calgary: More than 100 protesters chanted "war criminal" and flung shoes in Calgary on Tuesday, angry that former US president George W Bush was in the Canadian city to give his first speech since leaving the White House. At least two demonstrators were hauled away by police after brief skirmishes, as...
  • Sikh woman at 60 becomes Canada's oldest mother February 6, 2009

    Toronto: A 60-year-old Sikh woman has become the oldest mother in Canada by giving birth to twin boys in Calgary city this week. Ranjit Hayer and her husband Jagir Hayer, who have been trying to have a baby for the past 40 years, finally became proud parents of the twins...
  • Go West: Canada needs skilled Indian workers December 3, 2008

    Chandigarh: Here's good news for engineers, technicians and other skilled workers wanting to work abroad. Canada is trying to attract young talent from countries like India by relaxing norms for visas in this category, says a Canadian immigration expert. "There is an acute shortage of skilled workers in Canada and the...
  • Greek millionaire dead | Canadian killed November 28, 2008

    Greek millionaire Andreas Liveras was one of those shot dead in the Taj Hotel. ...
  • Canadian killed in terror attack at Oberoi Hotel November 28, 2008

    Vancouver (British Columbia): A Canadian was killed and two other Canadians were injured in the attacks in Mumbai that claimed at least 125 lives, Canada said on Friday. Canadian foreign affairs officials in Ottawa announced the fatality, but provided no other details because of privacy laws. "The family of the victim has...
  • Canadian cops re-investigate Kanishka bombing case November 12, 2008

    Chandigarh: A police team from Canada has arrived in Chandigarh to re-investigate the 1985 bombing of the Air India plane Kanishka. Five investigators from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating a few leads with connection to the plane crash. Canadian officials also visited Burail Jail on Tuesday and...
  • Heaven On Earth maker thinks Preity Zinta rocks November 11, 2008

    Director Deepa Mehta's latest movie Heaven on Earth starring Preity Zinta, was the opening night film at the Indo-American Arts Council film festival in New York. The film which stars Preity Zinta, focuses on domestic violence. She spoke with CNN-IBN's Anirudh Bhattacharyya about the film. CNN-IBN: Deepa, in your...
  • US Fed Reserve steps up action to stem global crisis September 18, 2008

    Washington: Scrambling to break the grip of a worsening global credit crisis, the Federal Reserve on Thursday pumped $55 billion into the United States' financial system. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's came in two operations injecting cash into temporary reserves, a move aimed to help ease a strained financial...
  • Canada to focus on free trade pact with India September 9, 2008

    Toronto: The Canadian foreign affairs parliamentary secretary Deepak Obhrai has hailed the Canadian backing for India in getting the waiver from the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG) last week a 'turning point' in bilateral ties. He adds that his country will now focus on a free trade agreement with New Delhi. Canada broke...
  • Yoshida, Huynh win women's wrestling golds August 16, 2008

    Beijing: Five-time world champion Saori Yoshida of Japan retained her Olympic women's wrestling 55kg title by overwhelming Xu Li of China in the final on Saturday. Carol Huynh won the 48kg title to lift Canada's first gold medal at these Games, forcing Japan's world champion Chiharu Icho to settle for her...
  • Canada win while Germany hold Brazil in football August 7, 2008

    Beijing: The Canadian women's team defeated Argentina 2-1 in Group E of the football tournament while Brazil and Germany finished 0-0 in Group F and Japan came back to snatch a 2-2 draw with New Zealand in Group G. The three matches marked the first day of competition at the Games...
  • The world will witness a solar eclipse on Friday August 1, 2008

    New Delhi: It is pure magic. Even as its brilliance is hidden by the moon, the sun looks as majestic as ever during a solar eclipse. From Russia to New Delhi, the world will witness this spectacle on August 1. While a total eclipse can be seen in Canada, Greenland, the...
  • Baby put up for sale on Craigslist May 29, 2008

    Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada: A couple has been arrested in what Canadian police said on Tuesday, was an apparent offer to sell a seven-day-old baby girl on Craigslist for C$10,000 ($10,100). A woman who saw the offer on the popular Website alerted police who tracked down the 23-year-old mother and...
  • India register first win in Azlan Shah tournament May 11, 2008

    Ipoh: Riding on two goals by Diwakar Ram, India made a fine rally from one goal deficit to outclass lowly Canada 3-1 and keep themselves in contention in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh (Malaysia) on Sunday. India dominated the proceedings getting nine penalty corners as against two...
  • Twenty20 set to take Canada by storm April 30, 2008

    Toronto: After taking India by storm, the Twenty20 cricket extravaganza will go to Canada this month, hoping to repeat the success story there too. Fresh from sponsorship by Scotiabank, Cricket Canada on Tuesday unveiled the nation's first premier cricket tournament, to be known as the Scotiabank National T20 Cricket Championship....