Canada

  • Terrorists trying to enter US from Canada: Reports January 13, 2010

    Toronto: Canada has raised alert at its airports following intelligence reports that terrorists are trying to enter the US through the country. Intelligence reports from British and US agencies have warned Canada that 20 Yemeni-trained terrorists are trying to enter North America, according to the Canadian Television network on Tuesday. Canadian...
  • US, UK warn citizens against visiting India December 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Four major industrialised countries - the United States, the UK, Australia and Canada - believe that India is high on the hit-list of terror groups and ahead of New Year they have issued travel advisories warning their citizens of more attacks in India. The US advisory says that terror...
  • Touted best among G8, Canadian economy on rebound December 15, 2009

    Toronto: Touted as the best among all the G8 economies during the current global slowdown, the Canadian economy is set for a rebound, according to the country's top bank. In a report on Monday, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) said the economy will return to positive growth in...
  • World's biggest uranium firm coming to India December 2, 2009

    Toronto: Canada's Cameco, the world's biggest mining company, is set to enter India. Cameco, which accounts for 15 per cent of the world's uranium production on Wednesday said the civil nuclear deal the two countries have agreed to sign has opened "an exciting opportunity" for it. The global giant, which has opened...
  • India, Canada agree on historic nuclear deal November 29, 2009

    Port of Spain: India and Canada have agreed on a civil nuclear deal that will enable New Delhi to access Canadian nuclear technology and uranium after a gap of 34 years. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the development "augurs extremely well" for the ties between the nations. The deal is likely...
  • India, Canada clinch nuclear deal after 34-yr chill November 29, 2009

    Port of Spain: Ending months of complex negotiations, India and Canada on Saturday announced the conclusion of a civil nuclear deal that will enable New Delhi to access Canadian nuclear technology and uranium after a gap of 34 years. The breakthrough was announced after Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held talks...
  • Canadian journos twisted logic: Indian nuke unsafe November 18, 2009

    Toronto: Even as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh resolved to deepen bilateral ties, the Canadian media says a nuclear deal could be risky because of terrorist threats to India's sites. They cite the recent alert at India's nuclear facilities as a warning to the...
  • Want prosperity? Index ranks Finland as place to be October 27, 2009

    Singapore: For those who value their freedom of expression as much as health, wealth, and prosperity, then Finland is the place to be, with an index ranking the Nordic nation the best in the world. The 2009 Legatum Prosperity Index, published on Tuesday and compiled by an independent policy, advocacy and...
  • Seeing is believing: check out this big egg October 7, 2009

    Ottawa: A hen in Canada has laid probably the largest egg in the poultry history of this country. Three times the size of a normal egg, this one weighs 143 grams and is as heavy as a baseball. The recording-breaking egg was laid on last Friday on Laurie McCannell's farm in...
  • Want to settle abroad? Canada's the best bet October 6, 2009

    Toronto: Canada has been lauded as a role model for the rest of the world for accepting new immigrants. A new report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) praises Canada for its liberal and fair immigration policies. Canada accepts more immigrants per capita than any other nation on earth in...
  • Indian family outraged as son's killer will walk free soon September 9, 2009

    Toronto: An Indian-Canadian family in Toronto said they have been 'betrayed by law' as the killer of their son will walk free within months. A 15-year-old boy had admitted to second-degree murder of their 14-year-old son Ravi Dharamdial last October in a court in Brampton city on the outskirts of Toronto. Ravi,...
  • Top Canadian politician kills cyclist in road rage September 2, 2009

    Toronto: A top Canadian politician who served as Ontario's attorney general faces murder charges for killing a cyclist in the heart of Toronto on Monday night. Forty-three-old Michael Bryant, who became the youngest attorney general - equivalent to home minister in India - of Canada's most powerful province of Ontario with...
  • 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...