STEPHEN HARPER

  • Canada stands by unity and integrity of India: Stephen Harper April 17, 2015

    Vancouver: Canada, where some pro-Khalistan groups are still active, on Friday pledged support for the unity and integrity of India. "Canada overwhelmingly stands by the unity and integrity of India," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said during a reception hosted for his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. The assurance assumes significance as some pro-Khalistan...
  • Canada's Green Party concerned over uranium deal with India April 17, 2015

    Ottawa: Canada's Green party has expressed serious concern over the country's multi-million dollar uranium deal with India, saying the agreement is a direct violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. "Canada's trade in nuclear materials with India is a direct violation of the NPT, yet we resumed trading equipment and fissionable materials...
  • Hinduism a way of life, Sikhs related to me by blood, says Modi in Vancouver April 17, 2015

    Vancouver: On the last day of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Vancouver early on Friday morning. On his arrival, he visited the Gurudwara Khalsa and the Laxminarayan Temple in Vancouver. He was accompanied by his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper. Thousands of Modi supporters thronged both the holy...
  • Under Modi's leadership, Canadians feel closer to India: Stephen Harper April 16, 2015

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi a long friend. Modi is in Canada for a three-day visit. Harper said, "Under Modi's leadership, Canadians feel closer to India. Modi has been a long friend of Canada." ...
  • 10,000 Indo-Canadians throng Narendra Modi's 'rockstar' show April 16, 2015

    Toronto: Just as the organizers had advertised, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public interaction with the Indian diaspora at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto on Wednesday had all the trappings of a rockstar concert as Bollywood singer Sukhwinder Singh, Shiamak Davar troupe and other groups set the tone for the evening. The nearly...
  • Narendra Modi gifts Guru Nanak's painting to Canadian PM April 16, 2015

    Ottawa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gifted a miniature painting depicting Sikh Guru Nanak Dev with his two disciples to his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper. Modi who is on a three-day visit to Canada, presented the painting done in traditional Indian miniature style to Harper. The composition shows Guru Nanak...
  • Roadmap for India-Canada free trade pact by September: PM Modi April 15, 2015

    Ottawa: India and Canada on Wednesday expressed commitment to have a free trade pact, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying a roadmap will be laid for the market opening agreement by September. Modi said the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA) will also be...
  • Modi reaches Canada for three-day trip, to focus on energy, trade, technology April 15, 2015

    Ottawa: In the first standalone bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Canada in 42 years, Prime Minister Narendra reached Ottawa on Wednesday morning. The focus of the visit will be on setting a "trajectory" in ties through cooperation in energy, including civil nuclear, and attracting trade and technology...
  • Modi to reach Canada today, first visit by Indian Prime Minister in 42 years April 14, 2015

    Berlin: In the final leg of his three-nation trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will head to Canada on Tuesday. This will be the first bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister in 42 years. Modi will meet his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper in Ottawa. Modi will also reach out to...
  • Top court says Canadians have right to die, strikes down ban February 7, 2015

    Ottawa: The Supreme Court of Canada overturned a ban on physician-assisted suicide on Friday, unanimously reversing a decision it made in 1993 and putting Canada in the company of a handful of Western countries to make it legal. The top court said mentally competent, consenting adults who have intolerable physical or...
  • Vladimir Putin says good chance of ending Ukraine crisis as he leaves G20 Summit mid-way November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday there was a "good chance" of resolving the conflict in Ukraine as Western leaders squarely blamed Moscow and threatened to slap more sanctions if it did not take action to end the crisis. Putin was speaking at a G20 leaders summit in Brisbane...
  • Putin gets cold shoulder at G20 Summit, likely to leave Brisbane early November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Western leaders warned Vladimir Putin at a G20 summit on Saturday that he risked more economic sanctions if he failed to end Russian backing for separatist rebels in Ukraine. Russia denied any involvement in an escalation of the separatist war in eastern Ukraine, where more than 4,000 people have been...
  • Hugs and handshakes: PM Narendra Modi much sought after at G20 November 15, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was much sought after at the G20 with world leaders, including US President Barack Obama, spending time chatting and laughing with him. At the G20 Retreat, ahead of the summit that kicks off later in the afternoon, Modi was flocked by Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin...
  • Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks October 24, 2014

    Ottawa: Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism as an opinion poll showed a majority of Canadians lacked confidence in their security services' ability to deter homegrown radicals who struck twice in the past week. Investigators said there was no apparent link between the two attackers, who killed a...
  • Ottawa shootout: Deceased suspect's mother grieves over the death of victims and not son October 23, 2014

    Ottawa: The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial and then storming into the Canadian Parliament before being shot dead, says that she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son. In a brief and tear-filled telephone interview with The Associated Press...
  • Canada shooting: We're all shaken by it, says Barack Obama October 23, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama condemned fatal shootings in Canada on Wednesday as "outrageous attacks." ''We're all shaken by it," he said. Obama said the motive for the shootings remained unknown. But he said as more becomes known, that information will be factored into US security considerations. "We have to remain vigilant,"...
  • Canada shooting: Parliament, government must function despite attacks, says PM Stephen Harper October 23, 2014

    Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper voiced determination that Wednesday's shooting in the capital not deter the government and Parliament. "While the prime minister stated that facts are still being gathered, he condemned this despicable attack," a statement from the prime minister's office said after a soldier at the National War...
  • Canadian Parliament locked down, soldier fatally wounded in shooting, one suspect dead October 22, 2014

    Ottawa: At least one gunman entered Canada's Parliament buildings on Wednesday and many shots were fired just outside the room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was addressing a meeting of legislators. Harper was safely removed from the building but the Parliament was locked down. Eyewitnesses said at least 30 shots were...
  • 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...
  • Canadian PM Stephen Harper bets beer case over hockey with Barack Obama. Unfortunately, the US President is yet to pay up March 10, 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...
  • 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...
  • CHOGM meet: Sri Lanka's human rights measures under scrutiny November 15, 2013

    Leaders of the Commonwealth of mostly former British colonies gathered in Colombo on Friday for a biennial summit that has brought with it intense scrutiny of Sri Lanka's human rights record four years after the civil war ended. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had hoped the November 1517 meeting, which two heads of...
  • Sri Lankan official slams 'judgemental' countries November 12, 2013

    A Sri Lankan official said, on Tuesday, that no Commonwealth country has the right to judge others, in an apparent reference to the boycott of an upcoming summit in Sri Lanka by the leaders of Canada and India. External Affairs Minister Gamini Peiris said that "within the Commonwealth, there is no...
  • Canada: 5 killed, 40 still missing in deadly rail crash, fire July 8, 2013

    Quebec: About 40 people were still missing a day after a runaway train derailed in Quebec, igniting explosions and fires that destroyed a busy downtown district and killed five people. Police said a higher death toll was inevitable, and authorities feared the number might soar once they are able to...
  • Bangalore: Canadian PM visits 16th century Shiva temple November 9, 2012

    Bangalore: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who is on a twoday visit to this techhub from Thursday, visited the 16th century Sri Someshwara (Shiva) Temple here with his wife Laureen and the accompanying 90member official delegation. The temple was built by Bangalore city founder Kempe Gowda in the 16th century...
  • Canada to allow civil nuclear trade with India November 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Canadian firms will soon be able to export uranium and nuclear reactors to India for the first time in almost four decades following an agreement between the two countries, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday. It will end a penalty Canada imposed in 1976 after India secretly...
  • Canadian govt falls, snap polls expected in May March 26, 2011

    Toronto: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's minority Conservative government was toppled by opposition after Parliament passed a noconfidence vote and the country appeared headed for elections in May, the fourth in seven years. The snap polls was forced following the passage of the noconfidence vote against the minority government engineered by...
  • AI Kanishka bombing report to be out today June 17, 2010

    Toronto: A quartercentury after Canada's worst terrorist attack, an inquiry commission will present its muchawaited report into the Air India Kanishka bombing on Thursday and is likely to recommend new sweeping powers for the National Security Adviser to prevent such tragedies in future. The report however is not expected to provide...
  • Kanishka bombing report to be made public June 14, 2010

    Toronto: A quartercentury after Canada's worst terrorist attack killed 329 people, an inquiry commission will make its report into the 1985 Kanishka bombing public this week, outlining recommendations about how to prevent such tragedies in future. The report by the Public Inquiry Commission on the Air India bombing is expected to...
  • India, Canada clinch nuclear deal after 34yr 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...