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  • PM Modi's visit to Canada generated business worth 1.6 billion dollars 9 hours 30 minutes ago

    Toronto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Canada has generated business worth more than 1.6 billion Canadian dollars, according to official figures released by the Harper government in Toronto. Sixteen commercial agreements and announcements were made by Canadian and Indian companies and organisations during Prime Minister Modi's visit this week. The commercial...
  • Air Canada to launch Delhi flights from November Yesterday

    Toronto: After a gap of almost a decade, Air Canada will resume direct flights between Toronto and Delhi from this winter season, its chief told Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The airline's President and CEO, Calin Rovinescu, met the Prime Minister at his meeting with business leaders and informed him about the...
  • No end to mother's struggle who wants to take her daughter back home Yesterday

    In a heart wrenching story, Indian woman Mytreyi Bharadwaj in Canada is fighting for six years to take her adopted daughter Bimala back home to Toronto. Bimala, 10 years old, who is in an orphanage in Kolkata is rejected seven times by families for being dark skinned. ...
  • PM Modi thanks Barack Obama for writing article on him in Time magazine 2 days ago

    Toronto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday thanked Barack Obama for writing a profile on him in Time magazine, terming the US President's words as "touching and inspiring". "Dear Barack Obama your words are touching and inspiring. Thanks TIME," Modi tweeted and provided a link to the article in the magazine...
  • Modi's speech reflected bond between India, Canada, says performer 2 days ago

    In the final leg of his three-nation trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian diaspora at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. One of the performer's at the event said, "Modi's speech reflected the bond between India and Canada. We practiced for this event for about two weeks. Local Canadians...
  • 10,000 Indo-Canadians throng Narendra Modi's 'rockstar' show 2 days ago

    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...
  • My mission is 'Skill India, not Scam India', says Modi in Toronto as he pitches for transformative India 2 days ago

    Toronto: In the final leg of his three-nation trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a pitch for a transformative India with a promise to turn the country into a global workforce hub by 2030. Addressing the Indian diaspora in a packed stadium in Toronto, Canada on Thursday morning, Modi said,...
  • Toronto: 10,000 people to gather at Ricoh Coliseum to welcome PM Modi 3 days ago

    The anticipation is building up for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit in Toronto, Canada and a dance group is set to perform for him at Ricoh Coliseum. Nearly 10,000 people will gather at Ricoh Coliseum to welcome Modi. ...
  • Expectations in Toronto University ahead of PM Modi's visit 3 days ago

    Ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit, students at Toronto University say they have high expectations. "We are very excited to see him here but we are also very interested to see what he can do for us. As of now I am still an Indian citizen and still don't have...
  • Modi to pay tribute 1985 Kanishka bombing victims during his visit to Toronto 4 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay tribute to the victims of the 1985 Kanishka bombing during his visit to Toronto. Classical dancer Lata Pada, who lost her husband and two daughters in the bombing, said, "I feel their loss every single day. It is hard to come to terms with...
  • Modi to reach Canada today, first visit by Indian Prime Minister in 42 years 4 days ago

    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...
  • Panda at Toronto zoo goes happy bear-bogganing in the snow November 19, 2014

    Da Mao at Toronto zoo is ecstatic that winter is finally here. The newest addition to the zoo's Panda family, Da Mao was found bear-bogganing on a sunny wintry morning, as captured by a visitor. ...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Imitation Game' takes top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival September 15, 2014

    Toronto: "The Imitation Game," a biopic about British mathematician and World War Two codebreaker Alan Turing, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. The film, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, took the Groslch People's Choice award for best film at the 39th edition of the...
  • Air India ChicagoDelhi flight makes emergency landing after low oil pressure warning September 7, 2014

    Toronto: Air India flight AI126 carrying 342 passengers from Chicago to DelhiHyderabad had to make an emergency landing in Toronto after the pilot got a low engine oil pressure warning. Following the warning, the pilot requested to land at the nearest base as per procedure. Fuel also had to be dumped...
  • Toronto film festival opens with Robert Downey Jr starrer legal drama 'The Judge' September 5, 2014

    Toronto: The red carpet has been rolled out for the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, which opened Thursday amid criticism over new rules meant to cement the event's reputation as an Oscar kingmaker. The legal drama "The Judge" starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr as father and son ...
  • Photos: Finally, a brilliant antilittering 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 antilittering campaign that's just plain brilliant. ...
  • Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar returns to QPR July 26, 2014

    Toronto: Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar has been recalled to newly promoted Queens Park Rangers after his loan to Toronto FC in Major League Soccer. The 34yearold Cesar joined Toronto in February after playing sparingly under Harry Redknapp at QPR. His return to the Premier League was announced on Friday. Cesar conceded nine...
  • 'The Judge', featuring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall, to open Toronto International Film Festival July 26, 2014

    Toronto: 'The Judge', starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr, will open the annual Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 4, the festival said on Friday. The film, by 'Wedding Crashers' director David Dobkin, follows a lawyer who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, who is also a...
  • Priyanka Chopra starrer 'Mary Kom' to have world premiere at Toronto Film Festival July 23, 2014

    Toronto: Priyanka Choprastarrer 'Mary Kom', based on boxer M.C Mary Kom, will have its world premiere here at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the organizers announced Tuesday. The 39th Toronto International Film Festival will take place between Sep 4 and 14. "Glamorous Indian star Priyanka Chopra completely transforms herself to play Mary...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's saga to get the musical treatment June 17, 2014

    Reuters: In case anyone's missed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's scandalous confessions, expletiveladen videos and Jimmy Kimmel appearances over the past year, a new theatrical production is bringing his honor's story to the musical stage. "Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of a Ford Nation" held auditions in Toronto on Monday for a...
  • Bhojpuri film 'Deswa' going places, wows viewers in Toronto May 29, 2014

    Can you imagine a Bhojpuri film engrossing and entertaining audiences at an international film fest? Debutant Nitin Chandra's "Deswa" has done just that, giving the Bhojpuri film industry, reeling under distasteful content and lack of creativity, a muchneeded facelift on the global platform. Screened at the recently concluded International Film Festival...
  • A giant panda rolling around and playing in snow is the cutest video you will see today February 11, 2014

    While the Toronto Zoo closed early on February 5th, 2014, due to the recordbreaking snow fall, their giant panda Da Mao sure seemed to enjoy himself. Watch what security cameras caught him doing within his outdoor habitat. ...
  • Jermain Defoe to play for Toronto FC from February January 11, 2014

    Toronto: Striker Jermain Defoe has agreed to leave Tottenham and join Major League Soccer's Toronto FC at the end of February. The 31yearold has scored 142 goals during two spells at Tottenham and is the club's top scorer in European competitions. Tottenham has at least nine matches to play before Defoe leaves...
  • Jermain Defoe to join MLS team Toronto FC January 10, 2014

    London: Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has agreed to join MLS team Toronto FC at the end of February. The 31yearold Defoe has scored 142 goals during two spells at Tottenham and is the club's top scorer in European competitions. Tottenham has at least nine matches to play before Defoe leaves for the...
  • Defoe to leave Tottenham Hotspur for Toronto: reports January 9, 2014

    London: Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe is poised to sign for Major League Soccer side Toronto FC, British and Canadian media reported on Wednesday. The MLS club posted messages on their website and Twitter warning fans to expect "a bloody big deal" on Monday. British newspaper the Guardian and Canada's Toronto...
  • World's first text message using vodka send December 19, 2013

    Scientists have successfully sent the world's first text message using evaporated vodka. Researchers from the York University, Toronto and their UKbased counterparts, who texted the message 'O Canada' using evaporated vodka, say their simple system can be used where conventional wireless technology fails. "Chemical signals can offer a more efficient way...
  • 'Qissa' wins NETPAC award at Toronto film festival September 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Anup Singh's Punjabi film 'Qissa' won the NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival that concluded recently. Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema awarded the film, starring Irrfan Khan, Tisca Chopra, Tillotama Shome and Rasika Duggal, for brilliantly addressing...
  • Snapshot: Parineeti Chopra takes 'Shuddh Desi Romance' to Toronto September 12, 2013

    The film may have opened to mix response but Parineeti Chopra was loved by one and all in 'Shuddh Desi Romance'. The actress walked the red carpet at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival where the film was showcased to the audience. The film's writer Jaideep Sahni and director Manish...
  • Daniel Radcliffe can't get rid of 'Harry Potter' tag September 10, 2013

    Toronto: Actor Daniel Radcliffe has admitted that getting rid of the 'Harry Potter' tag is going to be a "process". Radcliffe was present at the Toronto International Film Festival, where his films 'The F Word', 'Kill Your Darlings' and 'Horns' are part of the annual event. "There's never going to be one...