Ottawa

  • Canada: 6 dead as passenger train collides with a bus in Ottawa September 19, 2013

    A passenger train and a double-decker city bus collided on the outskirts of Ottawa on Wednesday, killing six people on the bus and injuring 30 others, emergency officials said. The front of the red double-decker bus was sheared off and the engine of the VIA Rail train had derailed, but the...
  • No outright independence from China: Dalai Lama April 29, 2012

    Toronto: The Tibetans are not seeking outright independence from China but "enough autonomy" for the survival of their culture, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said. "Tibetans are seeking enough autonomy for Tibet to allow its culture to survive, rather than outright independence," the Dalai Lama said at a news...
  • Travel postcard: 48 hours in wintry Ottawa January 3, 2011

    Ottawa: Canada's compact capital is ideal for those who enjoy an active winter break with their families, particularly when the world's longest groomed outdoor skating rink opens for business in mid-January. The city's charm lies in its small size, which makes a pleasant contrast to Toronto and Montreal. You can explore...
  • Indian in Al-Qaeda bomb plot nabbed in Canada August 26, 2010

    New Delhi: The Canadian police claimed to have foiled a major Al-Qaeda bombing plot by arresting two Ottawa residents, including an Indian. They are alleged to have close ties with top leaders of the terror outfit. Misbahuddin Ahmed (36) is now being questioned in Ottawa for his role in 'Operation Samosa'...
  • 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 -...