Canada

  • Museum on human rights opens in Canada Yesterday

    Toronto: Governor General of Canada David Johnston inaugurate the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba in central Canada on Friday. The Museum can play a vital role in helping to engage in dialogue, to learn and to stand up for what is right and good, Xinhua quoted Johnston as...
  • India 5th most preferred study destination for MBA students: report 1 week ago

    While an MBA degree continues to maintain its charm among the students, the reputation of the educational system is the most important factor which helps any prospective student decide a preferred study destination. A recent report on prospective students survey by the mba.com reveals that India gained itself a place in...
  • Apple fails the geography test, again September 13, 2014

    Toronto: Geography has again stumped Apple, with the technology company mixing up and relocating both Canada's largest city and its national capital on a map showing when different parts of the country can expect new iPhone deliveries. Not only did Apple's Canadian website misplace Toronto and Ottawa, it incorrectly placed Edmonton...
  • North America's first Islamic art museum to open in Toronto September 11, 2014

    Toronto: A shiny new Islamic art museum and cultural center will open in Toronto next week, becoming the first of its kind in North America. Bankrolled by Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, the facility will feature more than 1,000 artifacts - including rare scriptures of the...
  • Snow storms hit western Canada September 11, 2014

    Ottawa: Calgary's one million residents are well accustomed to heavy snow and freezing temperatures - but not in early September. Unseasonable snow storms battered the western Canadian city for a third day in a row, downing power lines to thousands of homes and businesses. The city at the centre of...
  • British Airways offers up to 50% off on select flights from India September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: British Airways on Tuesday joined its peers in offering limited period discounted tickets to air travellers, rolling out up to 50 per cent lower fares on its flight from India to select global destinations including London, New York and San Francisco. The airline has already commenced the bookings under the...
  • Gujarat delegation visit Canada to attract investors September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Preparing to host Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in 2015, a delegation of the state recently visited Canada to explore investment opportunities and encourage partnership in education and skill development. The three-day visit of the Vibrant Gujarat delegation, led by Gujarat Resident Commissioner Bharat Lal, also focused on promoting...
  • Gujarat seeks closer economic ties with Canada September 5, 2014

    Toronto: Calling Canadian companies to participate on a large scale in the biennial Seventh Vibrant Gujarat Summit, a high-level business delegation from the state on Friday pitched for closer economic ties with Canada. "Gujarat offers optimum level of opportunities for direct foreign investment in the state in wake of its unprecedented...
  • Photos: Finally, a brilliant anti-littering campaign that uses trash to spell out rude words to shame those who litter August 27, 2014

    Toronto's Livegreen organization has come up with a series of brilliant ads that tell litterers exactly what it thinks of them, arranging trash to spell out rude words. Finally an anti-littering campaign that's just plain brilliant. ...
  • Canadian Prime Minister lauds Indo-Canadians for their contribution August 16, 2014

    Toronto: India and Canada have long standing and positive bilateral relations based on mutual interests, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said and lauded the contributions of Indo-Canadians to the prosperity of his country. "Our strong and dynamic relationship is rooted in deep people-to-people ties," Harper said in a statement read by...
  • Milos Raonic beats Vasek Pospisil in 1st all-Canadian ATP final August 4, 2014

    Washington: With a red-and-white maple leaf flag draped on the table in front of him, and a crystal trophy nearby marking his victory in the first all-Canadian ATP final, Milos Raonic already was thinking about what's up ahead. Thanks to a dominant serve and an increasingly versatile game, the second-seeded Raonic...
  • Raonic and Pospisil to meet in all-Canadian final August 3, 2014

    Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil will meet in an all-Canadian final at the Citi Open in Washington on Sunday. Second seed Raonic did not face a break point and used his dominating serve to beat unseeded American Donald Young 6-4 7-5 at the William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center in an afternoon...
  • Watch and try not to cry: A bank converts its ATM into an 'Automated Thanking Machine' to give out free money and gifts to loyal customers August 1, 2014

    Canadian bank TD Canada Trust found a way to thank its loyal customers that was so heartfelt that it will overwhelm and move you to tears. The bank converted its ATMs into 'talking' Automated Thanking Machines and gave away free money to every customer. Each got $20 doled out in...
  • Canada blames Hamas for Gaza dead July 31, 2014

    Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has blamed Hamas for the heavy loss of civilian life caused by Israel's deadly strikes on the Gaza Strip. At least 110 people were killed on Wednesday alone in Gaza, one of the most densely populated areas in the world, as the Palestinian death...
  • G7 warns Russia, faces more sanctions July 31, 2014

    London: The G7 leaders in a joint statement on Wednesday said Russia will face further economic sanctions if it continued to support rebels in Ukraine. The warning came after the EU added eight more Russians to its sanctions. The G7 nations of economic powers, comprising the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan...
  • Graham DeLaet well placed to end Canadian title drought July 26, 2014

    Canada's Graham DeLaet has his sights set on ending one of golf's oldest title droughts, and was in "a great position" just two shots behind leaders Jim Furyk and Tim Petrovic after the Canadian Open second round in Montreal. No Canadian has won the country's national open since Pat Fletcher in...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women's hockey team beat Canada 4-2 July 24, 2014

    Glasgow: The Indian women's hockey team got off to a rollicking start as it comfortably beat Canada 4-2 in its opening group A match at the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. Seasoned Rani Rampaul opened the scoring in the 22nd minute followed by Poonam Rani in the 29th minute while...
  • CWG 2014: Indian hockey women eye win against Canada in opener July 23, 2014

    Glasgow: With eyes firmly set on a podium finish, Indian women's hockey team would look to make a positive start against a lowly Canada in its opening pool match of the Commonwealth Games, here on Thursday. Going by their present form, the Indian eves have a fair chance of progressing to...
  • Badminton: Anand Pawar bows out of Canada Open Grand Prix July 3, 2014

    Vancouver: India's campaign ended at the Canada Open Grand Prix badminton tournament as Anand Pawar crashed out of the men's singles event after going down to Kuei Chun Shih of Chinese Taipei in a keenly contested pre-quarterfinal match, here. The fourth seeded Indian fought well before losing 22-24, 21-17, 15-21 against...
  • Shuttler Anand Pawar in third round of Canada Open July 2, 2014

    Vancouver: India's Anand Pawar reached the men's singles pre-quarterfinals of the Canada Open Grand Prix tournament with a straight-game win over local shuttler Bobby Milroy. The Indian thrashed the qualifier 21-12, 21-11 yesterday to set up a clash with Chinese Taipei's Kuei Chun Shih. The fourth seed had defeated Korea's Kim...
  • Canada's Surrey plans South Asian cultural hub June 5, 2014

    Toronto: Canadian city Surrey is set to boast of a "South Asian cultural shopping district" with the authorities seeking to legalise and re-zone the present commercial encroachment of the Newton industrial land into a new commercial zone, a report said. The request for re-designating the site will be considered by Metro...
  • Canada: Gunman shoots 3 police officers dead June 5, 2014

    Moncton: Three police officers were shot dead and two others injured Wednesday in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick, officials said, and authorities were searching for a suspect. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in New Brunswick confirmed on its Twitter feed that three officers were dead and two others...
  • Facebook helps police find newborn's kidnapper May 28, 2014

    Facebook can not just make or break relationships, it can also find a missing child. The Quebec Police in Canada have cracked a newborn kidnapping case using a Facebook post early this week. The Facebook post - showing a photo of the vehicle and the 21-year-old woman driving it with the kidnapped...
  • World's first 'Pizza Cake': A 6-tier, fast food monster created by popular Canadian pizza chain after taking a customer poll April 23, 2014

    Canadian pizza chain Boston Pizza has created the world's first pizza cake - after customers overwhelmingly voted in favour of the six-tier fast food monster. It has 5,000 calories and is part of the chain's 'pizza game changers' series, the Daily Mirror reported and published a photo of the cake. Customers...
  • Hackers exploit Heartbleed bug to attack Canada tax agency, more expected April 15, 2014

    Boston: Canada's tax-collection agency said on Monday that the private information of about 900 people had been compromised as hackers exploited the "Heartbleed" bug, and security experts warned that more attacks will likely follow. The breach allowed hackers to extract social insurance numbers, which are used for employment and gaining access...
  • No Indian among those killed in Kabul Taliban attack: MEA March 21, 2014

    No Indian is among the fatalities in a Taliban attack on a Kabul hotel, the Indian external affairs ministry said on Friday. "No Indian has been killed. We have confirmed this," a ministry official said. Earlier, reports had said that an Indian was among the nine people killed in a deadly Taliban...
  • BlackBerry selling most of its real estate holdings in Canada March 21, 2014

    New York: BlackBerry is selling most of its real estate holdings in Canada as the struggling smartphone company continues to look for ways to improve its business. BlackBerry did not disclose the buyer or purchase price, but said Friday that it will sell more than 3 million square feet of space...
  • Photo: Meet Canadian Sikh Sarwan Singh, a Guinness World Record holder for the world's longest beard at 8.25 feet March 11, 2014

    A Sikh from Canada, Sarwan Singh, displays his 8.25 feet long beard during a news conference in Ahmedabad. Singh has his name in the Guinness Book of World Record since 2008. ...
  • Obama to deliver beer to Canada PM, after losing hockey bet March 8, 2014

    The United States defused a brewing, and cordial, crisis with Canada on Friday, after Prime Minister Stephen Harper joked that Barack Obama has yet to deliver the beer he promised if the US hockey teams lost to Canada in the Olympics. The White House responded the president does not welsh on...
  • Russia tops medals table as Sochi Games end, Canada wins hockey February 23, 2014

    Sochi: The Winter Olympics drew to a close on Sunday with host nation Russia on top of the medals table and Canada winning the men's ice hockey final, but news that two more athletes have tested positive for a banned substance dimmed the golden glow. Canada claimed the last, most coveted...