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Tag: Canada

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 […]

Modi greets Trudeau with hug at ceremonial reception

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday welcoming him with a hug ahead of a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, putting to rest speculations about the government cold-shouldering the visiting dignitary. After Trudeau, his wife Sophie, and children Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien, alighted from a car on the […]

Officer escorting Canadian PM Trudeau's motorcade injured in US crash

Washington: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s motorcade was involved in an accident near Los Angeles, leaving three people injured. Trudeau, 46, was leaving the Reagan Presidential Library where he had given a speech when a car turned left in front of his motorcade on Friday, ABC News reported. The collision occurred around 7.22 p.m. along […]

Schizophrenia may up death risk by three-fold

  Toronto: People suffering from schizophrenia are three times more likely to die, and die younger, than the general population, indicating a need for solutions to narrow this gap, new research says. Schizophrenia is a disorder that affects a person’s ability to think, feel and behave clearly. The findings showed that people who died from schizophrenia […]

Davis Cup: Ramanathan loses to Shapovalov, Canada take 3-1 lead

Edmonton: India team tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan registered a defeat against Denis Shapovalov in the men’s singles to allow Canada take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the Davis Cup World Group play-offs at the Northlands Coliseum here. The Indian who ranks 154 lost to the 51 ranked Canadian 3-6, 6 (1)-7, 3-6 in two hours […]

'Super 30' founder urges Indians to join hands for country's progress

Vancouver: ‘Super 30’ founder and mathematician Anand Kumar has urged Indians in Canada to contribute to their native country’s progress in whatever way they could. “With such a large number of successful Indians in different fields here, India can bank on it and hope to use this vast expertise for its progress,” Kumar said. He was […]

Audi recalls 850,000 diesel cars worldwide

Frankfurt: The German auto manufacturer Audi AG announced that it will recall up to 850,000 cars with six-cylinder and eight-cylinder diesel engines worldwide except the US and Canada, to improve emissions of those cars. As a subsidiary company of Volkswagen Group, the Ingolstadt-based Audi has been involved in diesel emissions scandal and therefore decided to […]

Odisha boy dances his way to success, wins Dance World Cup in Canada

Rourkela: Sheer talent, determination and hard work have helped Manoj Kujur of the Steel City make the whole country proud by clinching the top spot in the hip-hop category of the Dance World Cup in Canada. His team represented India while teams from 35 other countries had also participated. Though his family had initially not […]

Sikh woman becomes first turbaned Supreme Court judge in Canada

Canberra: Indian-origin Sikh human rights advocate Palbinder Kaur Shergill has been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster. Shergill is the first turbaned Sikh to be appointed to the judiciary in Canada, the World Sikh Organisation (WSO) of Canada said, news portal Voice Online reported. Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of […]

India aim to continue winning run in HWL semis

London: Their campaign off to a positive start, an ever-improving India would look to continue their winning momentum when they take on another easy opponent in Canada in their second Pool B match of the Hockey World League Semi-Final here tomorrow. For the sixth-ranked India, tomorrow’s match would provide them another golden opportunity to enhance […]

Bopanna-Dabrowski enter French Open final

Paris: Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski registered a straight sets victory to enter the final of the mixed doubles category at the French Open tennis tournament here on Wednesday. The Indo-Canadian pair sent the third seeded duo of France’s Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic crashing out with […]

Bopanna-Dabrowski in French Open semis

Paris: Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski registered a straight sets win to move into the semi-finals of the mixed doubles category at the French Open tennis tournament here on Monday. The seventh seeds stunned the seventh seeded Indo-Croatian team of Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig 6-3, 6-4 in 52 minutes.

North American Free Trade Agreement
Trump decides to keep Nafta for now

Washington: President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that that he would not immediately move to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), the White House said. This came on Wednesday just hours after administration officials said Trump was likely to sign an order pulling the US out of the […]

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US loses 1st trade battle with Mexico in Trump era

Washington: With the World Trade Organisation ruling in Mexico’s favour, allowing it to impose trade sanctions worth $163 million a year against the US, the Trump administration lost its first trade battle with the neighbouring nation. The WTO on Tuesday said that’s how much money Mexico has lost from the US unfairly penalising Mexican tuna, […]

FIFA World Cup
US, Mexico, Canada bid to co-host 2026 FIFA World Cup

Washington: The US, Mexico and Canada on Monday announced their intention to submit a joint bid to co-host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, a media report said. According to ESPN, the US was planning to host three-quarters of the games, including the semifinals and final. The bid, announced atop the Freedom Tower at the World Trade […]

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Mexico, Canada, US planning joint bid for 2026 FIFA World Cup

Mexico City: A senior official from the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) has confirmed that Mexico, Canada and the US are planning a joint bid for the 2026 football World Cup. Speaking to the Guardian ahead of Concacaf’s annual congress, the association’s president, Victor Montagliani said: “Canada, the US and […]

Malala Yousafzai to address Canadian parliament
Malala Yousafzai to address Canadian parliament

Ottawa: Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, will on April 12 address Canada’s parliament and officially receive the honorary Canadian citizenship bestowed upon her in 2014, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said. Trudeau, in a statement on Monday, said: “I am pleased to announce Malala Yousafzai’s upcoming visit to Canada. Yousafzai’s courageous response to […]

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Baijayant urges Indian envoy to trace Odia engineer missing in Canada

Senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda today sought the intervention of the Indian High Commissioner in Canada to trace the whereabouts an Odia engineer of his constituency, who has gone missing in the country

Stephen Harper
Dissolve parliament, says Canadian PM

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Sunday that he has officially asked Canadian Governor General David Johnston to dissolve parliament. He asked to dissolve the parliament kicking off an 11-week campaign ahead of the country's 42nd election slated for October 19.

Modi heads home after temple, gurudwara visit in Vancouver

Prime minister Narendra Modi headed home after ending his three-nation tour, with the final day spent in the city of Vancouver in British Columbia, visiting a temple and a gurudwara and attending an official dinner hosted by Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper

Health beverages no good for consumers: Study

Toronto: Contrary to the claims made on their packages, some novel beverages such as vitamin waters and energy drinks marketed in Canada provide little nutritional benefits to the consumers, says a study. “While our findings suggest that consumers stand to reap little or no benefit from the nutrient additions in novel beverages, most products were […]