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Air Canada resumes direct India flights
Toronto, Sep 27 (IANS) Air Canada, which operates daily flights between Delhi and Toronto, announced on Monday it is resuming non-stop flights to and from Delhi.
2021-09-27
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora
17 Indo-Canadians elected MPs as Trudeau fails to win majority
Toronto, Sep 21 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus gamble to seek a majority by calling a snap election has not paid off even as 17 Indo-Canadians were elected as MPs.
2021-09-21
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Politics
Canadians vote to elect new PM
Ottawa, Sep 21 (IANS) Canadians headed to the polls across the country to choose a new Prime Minister who will form the next federal government after a 36-day election campaign amid the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-09-21
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Monday's election to decide whether Trudeau's Liberal Party will have 3rd mandate
Ottawa, Sep 20 (IANS) Canada's 44th national election on Monday will not only decide whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's ruling Liberal Party receives a third mandate, but could determine whether fissures that emerged during the 36-day campaign become a social reality across the country.
2021-09-20
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Malayalam film 'Paka' premieres at Toronto festival
Toronto, Sep 20 (IANS) Director Nithin Lukoses debut Malayalam film 'Paka', tag-lined in English as 'River of Blood', drew praise for its genre-defying tale at its premiere at the 46th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
2021-09-20
Category: International, Canada,National
Kenneth Branagh's 'Belfast' wins People's Choice Award at Toronto festival
Toronto, Sep 19 (IANS) The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which sets the tone for the Oscar season, picked British actor-director Kenneth Branagh's family drama 'Belfast' for the People's Choice Award on Saturday.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz
How schools can boost better sleep patterns in teens amid pandemic
Toronto, Sep 18 (IANS) Students returning to their morning school schedule might have an unintended positive lifestyle impact as a new study has found that more teenagers will obtain the recommended amount of sleep as compared to pre-pandemic sleep patterns.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Canada,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Canadian Covid-19 cases surpass 1.55 mn
Ottawa, Sep 15 (IANS) Canada has reported 3,955 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the cumulative total to 1,555,121 with 27,262 deaths, according to local media.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Female students sexually assaulted at Canada's top university
Toronto, Sep 14 (IANS) Canada's Western University, which is the country's top research university, faces a major crisis as several female students residing in hostels were reportedly drugged and sexually assaulted.
2021-09-14
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Afghan director Sahraa Karimi: Don't let Afghan cinema die
Toronto, Sep 14 (IANS) Afghan filmmaker Sahraa Karimi during a a virtual conversation out of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) said that she is trying to start a new life, a new journey but is very sad, of course. The director added that anytime she is alone, she thinks immediately to go to Kabul.
2021-09-14
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Canadian political party leaders vie for votes in final debate
Ottawa, Sep 11 (IANS) The leaders of Canada's main political parties took part in their final English-language televised debate, battling over who has the best vision for the country's future.
2021-09-11
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canadian political parties debate over jabs, climate change
Ottawa, Sep 10 (IANS) With less than two weeks to go before Canadians hit the polls to elect a new government, the leaders of the country's five major political parties squared off on a range of topics, from mandatory Covid-19 vaccines to climate change, in the official French-language televised debate.
2021-09-10
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Drake to curate Monday Night Football music for ESPN
Toronto, Sep 8 (IANS) Drake is teaming up with ESPN and will provide the soundtrack for its marquee Monday Night Football games.
2021-09-08
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz
Punjabi youth murdered in Canada
Toronto, Sep 7 (IANS) A 23-year-old Indian youth from Punjab has been murdered in Canada.
2021-09-07
Category: International, Canada,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Female octopuses thwart male harassment by throwing debris: Study
Toronto, Sep 5 (IANS) In a bid to resist male harassment and unwanted mating attempts, female octopuses were observed throwing debris, finds an interesting study led by a team from Australia, Canada and the US.
2021-09-05
Category: International, Canada,National,Environment/Wildlife
Trudeau defends election call amid pandemic in leaders' debate
Ottawa, Sep 4 (IANS) In the first of three televised leaders' debates during the Canadian election campaign, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was put on the defensive by his political opponents for calling an early national vote amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-09-04
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy' album out
Toronto, Sep 3 (IANS) Drake's much-awaited album 'Certified Lover Boy' was released on Friday.
2021-09-03
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz
Fallen Indian soldiers' children to be sponsored for study in Canada
Toronto, Sep 2 (IANS) An Indo-Canadian non-profit will sponsor the children of fallen Indian soldiers for study in Canada.
2021-09-02
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora
Canadian Covid cases surpass 1.5 million
Ottawa, Sep 2 (IANS) Canada reported 1,346 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, bringing the cumulative total to 1,500,520 cases, including 26,947 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-09-02
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Drake confirms release date of 'Certified Lover Boy'
Toronto, Aug 31 (IANS) After a cryptic video last week on ESPN's 'SportsCenter', Drake confirmed that his long-awaited new album, 'Certified Lover Boy', is just over the horizon.
2021-08-31
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz
Drake reveals 'Certified Lover Boy' Sept 3 release in cryptic video
Toronto, Aug 29 (IANS) Canadian rap star Drake chose a unique style to announce his upcoming highly anticipated album 'Certified Lover Boy'.
2021-08-29
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz
Common pesticide may contribute to global obesity epidemic
Toronto, Aug 29 (IANS) A commonly-used pesticide could be partially responsible for the global obesity epidemic, finds a study.
2021-08-29
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada approves Moderna vax for kids aged 12-17
Ottawa, Aug 28 (IANS) Health Canada has approved the usage of the Moderna Covid-19 to inoculate children between 12 to 17 years.
2021-08-28
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada's airlift mission from Kabul ends
Ottawa, Aug 27 (IANS) The Canadian mission in Afghanistan has ended and most military personnel have left the war-torn nation, Acting Chief of Defense Staff Wayne Eyre said.
2021-08-27
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Common antidepressant cut hospitalisations in Covid patients
Toronto, Aug 26 (IANS) Fluvoxamine -- a low-cost and safe drug typically used in forms of depression and related disorders -- has the potential to reduce the cytokine storm in Covid-19 patients, finds a study.
2021-08-26
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
3 Punjabi men arrested in Canada for sex trafficking
Toronto, Aug 26 (IANS) Three Punjabi men have been arrested from Brampton city in Canada for using an underage girl in sex trade.
2021-08-26
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Canada to keep military in Afghanistan after Aug 31: Trudeau
Ottawa, Aug 25 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday that Canada is to keep its military personnel in Afghanistan despite US President Joe Biden's commitment for August 31 American military deadline in the country.
2021-08-25
Category: International, Canada,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
How to curb Covid-19 spread indoors
Toronto, Aug 20 (IANS) Widespread use of better face masks and good ventilation can help mitigate the spread of Covid-19 indoors, a study has shown.
2021-08-20
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Canadian military resumes flights to Afghanistan
Ottawa, Aug 20 (IANS) The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have resumed flights to Afghanistan, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced.
2021-08-20
Category: International, Canada,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Indo-Canadians term Canada's ban on flights from India as 'discriminatory'
Toronto, Aug 19 (IANS) Canada's decision to ban direct flights from India till September 21 while allowing vaccinated family-class passengers and students from all other countries has not gone down well with the Indo-Canadian community.
2021-08-19
Category: International, Canada,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Vaccine stockpiling by nations may bring new Covid variants
Toronto, Aug 18 (IANS) Vaccine nationalism may strongly impact global trajectories of Covid-19 case numbers and increase the potential emergence of novel variants, warn researchers.
2021-08-18
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
No plans to recognise Taliban as Afghan legitimate govt: Trudeau
Ottawa, Aug 18 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said his government has no plans to recognise the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan.
2021-08-18
Category: International, Canada,Diplomacy,Politics
Medvedev tames giant Opelka for Toronto title
Toronto, Aug 16 (IANS) Top seed Daniil Medvedev captured his fourth ATP Masters 1000 crown here on Monday (IST), overcoming American Reilly Opelka 6-4, 6-3 to become the first Russian champion at the National Bank Open since Marat Safin in 2000.
2021-08-16
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Tennis
Canada's Covid cases surpass 1.45 million
Ottawa, Aug 16 (IANS) Canada's new Covid-19 cases continue rising, bringing the cumulative total to 1,451,211 cases, including 26,700 deaths, as of Sunday afternoon, according to CTV.
2021-08-16
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada heads to snap election on September 20
Toronto, Aug 15 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday called for a snap election which will take place on September 20.
2021-08-15
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Medvedev beats Isner, sets up title clash with American Opelka
Toronto, Aug 15 (IANS) Russian Daniil Medvedev overcame John Isner's lethal serves to reach the final of the National Bank Open, beating the American 6-2, 6-2 here on Sunday (IST).
2021-08-15
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Tennis
Hindus, Sikhs among 20K Afghans to be resettled in Canada
Toronto, Aug 14 (IANS) Canada will admit 20,000 vulnerable Afghans, including Sikhs and Hindus, as Taliban fighters gain control of major parts of the war-torn nation.
2021-08-14
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Punjabi trucker held for smuggling 83 kg cocaine into Canada
Toronto, Aug 14 (IANS) A Punjabi truck driver has been arrested here for smuggling about 83 kg of cocaine from the United States into Canada.
2021-08-14
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Isner in Toronto semifinals
Toronto, Aug 14 (IANS) Top seed Daniil Medvedev was two points from defeat against Poland's Hubert Hurkacz, but he held his nerve to produce a fine 2-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(5) comeback to reach the National Bank Open semifinals here on Friday evening.
2021-08-14
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Tennis
Canada suffering 4th wave of Covid-19: Top doctor
Ottawa, Aug 13 (IANS) Canada is suffering a fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic as variants of the virus continue to spread in the country, said Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam on Thursday.
2021-08-13
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Covid booster shot very effective, shows 1st trial in transplant patients
Toronto, Aug 12 (IANS) Scientists at the University Health Network (UHN) here have conducted a first-in-the-world randomised placebo-controlled trial of third dose Covid-19 booster vaccine for transplant patients that shows substantially improved protection.
2021-08-12
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
Medvedev advances; Nadal pulls out due to foot injury
Toronto, Aug 11 (IANS) Top seed, Russian's Daniil Medvedev made a winning return at the National Bank Open -- an ATP Masters 1000 tournament --, even as second seed Rafael Nadal of Spain has withdrawn due to a left foot injury, putting a question mark on his US Open preparations later this month.
2021-08-11
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Tennis
Covid doubled depression, anxiety symptoms in children, youth: Study
Toronto, Aug 10 (IANS) Depression and anxiety symptoms have doubled in children and adolescents when compared to pre-pandemic times, according to an alarming study.
2021-08-10
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Canada allows entry of fully vaccinated US citizens, permanent residents
Ottawa, Aug 10 (IANS) Canada has unilaterally started allowing the entry of fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents after the two neighbouring countries agreed to close the border to non-essential travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic 17 months ago.
2021-08-10
Category: International, Canada,Politics
New Covid-19 cases rise as Canada eases health restrictions
Ottawa, Aug 10 (IANS) Canada reported 1,203 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, raising the cumulative total to 1,442,087 cases, including 26,678 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-08-10
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Scientists identify protein causing Covid-related inflammation
Toronto, Aug 5 (IANS) Scientists have identified a protein in the blood that could be responsible for an aggressive inflammatory response, known as a cytokine storm, which is also the leading cause of death in Covid-19 patients.
2021-08-05
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada's largest auto dealer Ajay Dilawri honoured
Vancouver, Aug 4 (IANS) Indo-Canadian Ajay Dilawri, whose Dilawri Group is the largest auto dealer in Canada, has been honoured with the Order of British Columbia.
2021-08-04
Category: International, Canada,National
Covid not linked to increased preterm births, stillbirths: Study
Toronto, Aug 3 (IANS) Canadian researchers have found no increase in preterm births or stillbirths during the first year of the pandemic, alleviating concerns about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on pregnancy.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada faces start of Delta-driven 4th wave of Covid-19: Top doctor
Ottawa, July 31 (IANS) Canada is at the start of the Delta-driven fourth wave of Covid-19, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mary Simon sworn in as Canada's 30th Governor General
Ottawa, July 27 (IANS) Mary Simon has been sworn in as Canada's 30th Governor General, becoming the first-ever indigenous person to take over the post.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Canada,Politics