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  • UN sets up task force to reduce flight risks over war zones August 1, 2014

    United Nations: In the wake of the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine, the UN and global aviation bodies have set up a task force to reduce the risks of civilian planes flying over conflict areas and ensure that the "right information reaches the right people at the...
  • Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo wins dramatic Canadian Grand Prix June 9, 2014

    Montreal: Daniel Ricciardo won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, breaking the Mercedes stranglehold on the Formula One circuit. The Red Bull driver earned his first Formula One victory and the first win this year for any driver other than Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Ricciardo passed Rosberg, the points...
  • Force India' Hulkenberg to start 11th, Perez 13th at Canadian Grand Prix June 8, 2014

    Montreal: After enduring a tough Practice, Sahara Force India's Nico Hulkenberg managed to secure a 11th position on the grid while Sergio Perez qualified 13th for the Canadian Grand Prix. With his fastest lap of 1:16.300 in Q2, Hulkenberg just missed out on Q3 in a very tight qualifying session in...
  • Montreal extends Formula One deal for 10 more years June 8, 2014

    Montreal: The Canadian Grand Prix is staying in Montreal through 2024 after an agreement with the Formula One Group worth more than $200 million. The grand prix' future in Montreal was secured with the help of substantial governmental investment: $62 million from the federal government, $50 million from Quebec, $62 million...
  • Canada: Aircraft catches fire at Montreal airport; passengers, crew evacuated November 6, 2013

    Nearly 250 passengers have been evacuated as a fire break out on the tarmac at Montreal airport in Canada. Five people have suffered injuries. Most of the passengers slid down the emergency chute to safety. Initial reports suggest that the fire was caused by the luggage belt loader. ...
  • Saurav Ghosal loses in Montreal Open October 6, 2013

    Montreal: India's Saurav Ghosal went down in straight games against top seed Spaniard Borja Golan in the semifinal of the Financire Banque Nationale Montreal Open squash tournament, here Sunday. Ghosal lost 311 711 811 on the allglass court at the Montreal Forum. It was the pair's fifth Tour encounter and,...
  • Paralympian Sharath Gayakwad finishes strongly in Montreal August 19, 2013

    Bangalore: Ace Paralympic swimmer Sharath Gayakwad finished 14th in the 50m Freestyle finals at the IPC World Swimming Championships in Montreal, Canada. Sharath, who was seen sporting the Speedo Fastskin 3 Racing System, clocked 30.02 seconds at the event held on last day of the weeklong Championships. At the event, Russian...
  • Rafael Nadal defeats Milos Raonic to win Rogers Cup August 12, 2013

    Montreal: Rafael Nadal beat Milos Raonic 62, 62 on Sunday in the Rogers Cup final, spoiling Raonic's bid to become the first Canadian winner in the event in 55 years. Robert Bedard, the last Canadian to win what was then called the Canadian Open in 1955, was in attendance to...
  • Ailing Roger Federer pulls out of Montreal Masters August 2, 2013

    New York: Former world number one Roger Federer has pulled out of next week's Montreal Masters, organisers said on Friday. Federer, who recently said he was experiencing back trouble, did not give a reason for his withdrawal from the first big tournament of the north American hardcourt swing. "I am disappointed...
  • Montreal set for new 10year F1 deal June 17, 2013

    Montreal is geared up for a new 10year formula one deal for the Canadian Grand Prix. F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has been in talks with race organisers about extending the contract that is going to end next year. Montreal promoter Francois Dumontier said, "Ten years allows us to think long term,...
  • Red Bull's Webber fastest in final practice at Montreal June 8, 2013

    Montreal: Mark Webber of Red Bull posted the quickest lap in an abbreviated and wet final practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday. Webber's best lap at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve was 1 minute, 17.895 seconds. Adrian Sutil of Force India was second fastest at 1:18.248, followed by defending race...
  • We are knocking on the door of 1st podium: Force India June 4, 2013

    Montreal: Encouraged by consistent results, Sahara Force India is hoping to break the podium jinx at Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix, which will be the 100th race for the side. The Indian side is placed fifth in the Constructors' Championship with 44 points, seven ahead of formidable McLaren. Paul di Resta has...
  • Canada terror plot raises questions on deportation April 27, 2013

    Toronto: Canada's immigration minister says he is reviewing the country's deportation policies following revelations that a court decided nine years ago against deporting a man who was arrested last week on terror charges. Raed Jaser came to Canada with his family as a teenager in 1993. Court records indicate he...
  • Canada terror plot accused deny charges April 24, 2013

    Toronto: The two men accused of plotting a terror attack targeting a passenger train in Canada denied the allegations made against them after they appeared before a court. Raed Jaser, 35, of Toronto and Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal who face charges of conspiring "with each other to murder unknown...
  • Kvitova overcomes slump to win Montreal title August 14, 2012

    Montreal: Petra Kvitova overcame a midmatch slump to claim her first title of the season with a 75 26 63 victory over China's Li Na in the Montreal Cup on Monday. In an entertaining but erratic encounter between two former major winners, the fifth seed's first tournament win since last October's...
  • 2 Canadian schools receives human remains June 6, 2012

    Montreal: Packages containing a human foot and hand were discovered at two schools in Vancouver, in what could be the latest gruesome twist in the case of a Canadian porn actor suspected of dismembering and eating his former lover. Police said they could not immediately confirm if the body parts in...
  • Djokovic claims Masters mark with Montreal win August 15, 2011

    Montreal: Novak Djokovic stopped American Mardy Fish 62 36 64 to win the Montreal Masters on Sunday, capping his competitive debut as world number one with a recordsetting title. The sensational Serb began his reign in style becoming the first to capture five Masters Series events in a single season while...
  • Tsonga sets up Djokovic clash in Montreal August 13, 2011

    Montreal: Novak Djokovic's reign as world number one remained unblemished as the Serb blasted Frenchman Gael Monfils 62, 61 off the court to ease into the semifinals of the Montreal Masters on Friday. Djokovic's win extended his season record to a spectacular 511 and leaves him on course to become the...
  • Mangalore crash compensation: Air India moves HC August 12, 2011

    New Delhi: The cashstrapped Air India (AI) does not want to pay compensation of Rs 75 lakh to victims of the 2010 Mangalore Air India crash. Air India on Friday appealed against the High Court order despite earlier assurances that there will be no delay in paying compensation. Air India...
  • Federer upset, Djokovic marches on in Montreal August 12, 2011

    Montreal: JoWilfried Tsonga hit Roger Federer with an unpleasant Wimbledon flashback on Thursday, brushing aside the Swiss maestro 76, 46, 61 to book his place in an unlikely quarterfinal lineup at the Montreal Masters. Federer came into the third round encounter seeking revenge on the Frenchman who had dashed his bid...
  • Nadal upset, Djokovic victorious at Montreal August 11, 2011

    Montreal: Rafa Nadal fluffed his lines on the return from fiveweek break when the Spanish world number two was stunned 16, 76, 76 by unheralded Croatian Ivan Dodig in his opening match of the Montreal Masters on Wednesday. Back in action for the first time since losing to Novak Djokovic in...
  • Canada offers $ 25,000 to each Kanishka victim October 23, 2010

    Toronto: The Canadian government has reportedly offered $ 20,000 to $ 25,000 to families of each Air India Kanishka victim 25 years after all 329 people on board Flight 182 from Montreal to New Delhi perished when it was blown off midair near the Irish coast June 23, 1985. A...
  • Mangalore crash: Victims' income to decide payout September 17, 2010

    New Delhi: Four months after countrys worst aviation disaster in a decade that killed 158 people onboard, the families of the victims of Air India Express 812 find themselves in the midst of a battle for compensation. Crash victims allege Air India and the Relianceled insurance consortium are putting pressure...
  • Murray overcomes heat, del Potro to win Rogers Cup August 17, 2009

    Montreal: Briton Andy Murray overcame sweltering heat to beat Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 67, 76, 61 in the Montreal Masters final on Sunday. A day after replacing Rafael Nadal as world No. 2, Murray delivered a gritty performance to wear down the towering Argentine in two hours, 42 minutes under...
  • New No. 2 Murray to face Del Potro in Montreal final August 16, 2009

    Montreal: Andy Murray prized the world number two ranking from Rafael Nadal on Saturday by beating Jo WilfriedTsonga 64 76 to book a final clash with inform Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro at the Montreal Masters. Playing his first tournament since losing in the Wimbledon semifinals, the 22yearold Scotsman...
  • Recovering Nadal plans return at Montreal Masters July 15, 2009

    Madrid: World number two Rafael Nadal plans to resume training on Monday and compete at next month's Montreal Masters as he recovers from tendinitis in his knees, according to a statement on his website on Tuesday. "Rafa Nadal underwent some new medical tests today in Barcelona," the statement said (www.rafaelnadal.com)....
  • Canadian woman stripped at airport to check tattoo June 15, 2009

    Toronto: A Canadian woman was forced to strip at the Montreal airport to check a pink tattoo on her butt after her name and birth date matched that of a wanted criminal. The 43yearold woman, who is a manager with a wine company in Montreal, was on her way home after...
  • Fatal shooting by police sparks Montreal riot August 12, 2008

    Montreal: Montreal's mayor on Monday promised a swift inquiry into the shooting death of a Honduran teenager by police after the incident prompted violent clashes between angry youth and authorities in a heavily Haitian neighborhood. A police officer was shot in the leg late Sunday, cars were set ablaze, stores were...
  • Safina wins Rogers Cup, her third title in six events August 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Dinara Safina beat Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova 62, 61 to win her first Rogers Cup title in Montreal. Safina quickly seized control in the opening set, going ahead by 30. She soon broke her opponent again to take the first set and kept up the pressure to take...
  • Air India to float its IPO in the market; bags award September 14, 2007

    New Delhi: Air India employees have a reason to cheer. The government plans to make them shareholders in the new Air India carved by merging Indian and Air India. According to sources 5% of the IPO that will hit the markets in a year or more will go to employees...