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Tag: Canada

Canada's Indian-Origin Defence Minister Anita Anand Sorry For Sexual Harassment And Discrimination In Military
Canada's Indian-Origin Defence Minister Anita Anand Sorry For Sexual Harassment And Discrimination In Military

The official apology was live streamed within the Department of National Defence and on Facebook.

US, Canadian, Mexican Leaders Hold First Summit In 5 Yrs
US, Canadian, Mexican Leaders Hold First Summit In 5 Yrs

The leaders pledged to take concrete actions in support of their joint goals, including ending the Covid-19 pandemic and advancing global health, fostering competitiveness and creating the conditions for equitable growth, as well as coordinating a regional response to migration, it added.

Canada Lifts Ban On Direct Flights From India
Canada Lifts Ban On Direct Flights From India

In April, Canada banned all direct flights to and from India when the second Covid wave hit India.

Hindus, Sikhs Among 20K Afghans To Be Resettled In Canada
Hindus, Sikhs Among 20K Afghans To Be Resettled In Canada

The Canadian government said that it is expanding its partnership with the Manmeet Singh Bhullar Foundation in Alberta to resettle hundreds of persecuted Afghan Sikhs and Hindus in Canada.

Vaccine Mixing
Canada Allows Mixing And Matching Covid Vaccines

Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has announced its updated guidance to allow mixing and matching approved Covid-19 vaccines in most scenarios.

Prominent Baloch Activist Karima Baloch Found Dead In Canada

New Delhi/Toronto: A prominent Baloch activist, Karima Baloch, who took on the Pakistan Army over human rights abuses in Balochistan, was found dead in mysterious circumstances in Canada. Karima was a refugee in Canada, after having escaped the persecution by the Pakistani Army in Balochistan. Named as one of the world’s 100 most inspirational and […]

COVID19 Vaccine
Canada Warns Allergic People Against Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

Ottawa: Health Canada has warned people allergic to any of the ingredients in thr Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine not to receive it. In a notification on Saturday, the federal health policy agency said it issued the warning after following up on the two reports of anaphylactoid reactions to the vaccine in the UK, Xinhua news agency […]

Canada Approves Use Of Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

Ottawa: Canada has approved the use of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in the country, which is currently in the midst of a second wave of the pandemic. The announcement came on Wednesday, two days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau notified that up to 249,000 doses of the two-dose vaccine will be on hand by this year’s […]

Canada Will Always Be There To Defend The Right Of Peaceful Protest: Justin Trudeau On Farmers Protest

Toronto: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that his country will always be there to defend the right of peaceful protest, as he reached out to the Indian community and expressed concern over the ongoing farmers protest in India against the new farm laws, the first world leader to voice his views on the […]

Assam Oil Well Fire: Experts From US, Canada Join Hands To Douse Flames

Guwahati: Experts from the US and Canada joined hands with Singapore-based M/s Alert to douse up oil well fire in Assam’s Tinsukia district as the flames continued to erupt on the sixth day on Sunday, officials said. Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, accompanied by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and other senior […]

COVID-19 Updates From Around The Globe Today

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from around the globe on Sunday. Global COVID-19 cases top 4.6 mn: Johns Hopkins The overall number of global coronavirus cases has increased to over 4.6 million, while the death toll has surpassed 311,000, according to […]

Postponing Tokyo Olympics might be unavoidable, says Japan PM Shinzo Abe
Postponing Tokyo Olympics might be unavoidable, says Japan PM Shinzo Abe

Tokyo: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hinted at the postponement of Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games may become “inevitable” if the games cannot be held in a complete way because of the coronavirus pandemic. The comments from Abe were his first acknowledgement that the 2020 Games may not open as scheduled on July 24, as […]

Ukrainian Airliner Was Downed By Iranian Missile: Justin Trudeau

Toronto: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that his government had intelligence indicating that Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight PS752 was shot down by an Iranian missile. “We have intelligence from multiple sources, including our allies and our own intelligence. The evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. This […]

After US, Canada Issues Travel Advisory For Northeast

New Delhi: After the United States, now Canada has asked its citizens to avoid “non-essential travel to the northeast in view of the ongoing protests against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act. Canada embassy issued a travel advisory on Saturday for its citizens requesting them to avoid their trip to Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram […]

Twitter, Tweetdeck Outage Hit Users In Canada, Japan

San Francisco: Twitter and Tweetdeck have gone down for a large number of users mostly in Canada and Japan, though in India it is working fine. “We’ve been experiencing outages across Twitter and TweetDeck. You might have had trouble Tweeting, getting notifications, or viewing DMs. We’re currently working on a fix, and should be back […]

Yuvraj's Case An Aberration, No NOCs For Indians To Play T20 Leagues

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) decision to hand Yuvraj Singh a No-Objection Certificate to participate in the Global T20 League being held in Canada came as a huge relief for many former Indian players who have not been in the scheme of things when it comes to international cricket […]

Indian charged with transporting illegal immigrants from Canada to US

New York: An Indian has been charged with allegedly transporting illegal immigrants who crossed from Canada to the US, according to officials. Jawant Singh, 30, who was caught by a Border Patrol agent with the help of a Customs and Border Protection Agency helicopter, was accused in a federal court in Syracuse, New York, of […]

Gazing at coffee reminders can arouse your brain

Toronto: Finding it hard to concentrate? Just looking at something that reminds us of coffee can cause our minds to become more alert and attentive, according to a new study. “Coffee is one of the most popular beverages and a lot is known about its physical effects,” said Sam Maglio, Associate Professor at the University […]

Trump signs permit for oil pipeline from Canada

Washington: US President Donald Trump has signed a permit for the construction of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline, allowing the long-delayed project to move forward despite environmental concerns. In November 2018, US District Court Judge Brian Morris in Montana ruled to halt the construction of the disputed oil pipeline, demanding the energy company complete […]

HWC 2018: It’s Netherlands or Canada against India in quarters

Bhubaneswar: With Netherlands thrashing Pakistan 5-1 to wrap up the league round of the on-going Men’s Hockey World Cup on Sunday, all eyes have now shifted towards the hosts India who will play its crucial quarter final on December 13. Netherlands which finished in second place of Group D will play a crossover match against […]

Hockey World Cup 2018: Canada and South Africa play out 1-1 draw

Bhubaneswar: Canada and South Africa played out a 1-1 draw in their second Pool C match to stay afloat in the men’s hockey World Cup here on Sunday. It was a hard-fought battle with little separating the two teams. In the contest between world no 11. Canada and world no 15. South Africa, both teams […]

Nobel Prize for Physics goes to scientists from US, Canada

Stockholm: Arthur Ashkin and Gerard Mourou from the US and Donna Strickland from Canada were awarded Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”. “The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the #NobelPrize in Physics 2018 for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics […]

Canada becomes second nation to legalize marijuana

Ottawa: Canadian Parliament has passed a “historic” bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana nationwide, becoming the second country in the world to do so. The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed and sold, […]

Police officers stand in front of Bombay Bhel restaurant, where two unidentified men set off a bomb, in Mississauga
15 injured after explosion rocks Indian restaurant in Canada

  Toronto: At least 15 people were injured in a powerful explosion at an Indian restaurant in Canada’s Ontario province, media reports said today. Three persons suffered “critical blast injuries” and were rushed to a Toronto trauma centre, CBC news reported. The incident took place at ‘Bombay Bhel’ restaurant at around 10:30 PM (local time […]

Exercising with people of your own age can help you to remain consistent: Study

  Canada: If you have struggled to be consistent with your fitness routine, the problem may lie in the people you exercise with. A new study conducted by the University of British Columbia in Canada shows that older adults are more likely to stick with a group exercise programme, if they can do it with […]