Tag: Canada

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  • Pakistan must end war it started 30 years ago

    Pakistan must end war it started 30 years ago

    Pakistan’s mischief, its decades of crimes against humanity, have caught up with it.

    March 4, 2019
  • Time to press the button

    Time to press the button

    Instead of a Messianic superhero as a leader, a team of regional leaders, working on a common minimum agenda of inclusive development and sensitive to the need of making constant adjustments in the interests of diverse groups, may be the best hope for a diverse, plural, heterogeneous country like India.

    March 4, 2019
  • Gandhi on the Currency

    Gandhi on the Currency

    By printing Gandhi on currency notes we are insulting the great old man. And we appear to be hypocritical; we display Gandhi so much and practise nothing of what he stood for. Lately, we have added a reproduction of his round-frame spectacles on the same currency notes. What do they symbolize except short-sightedness? What is there to be proud of that deficiency? India has innumerable heroes, ancient, medieval and modern. Why not deploy a separate example with each denomination?

    February 13, 2019
  • Polar Vortex in a nutshell

    Polar Vortex in a nutshell

    In January 2014, temperatures had plummeted to as low as minus 51 degrees Celsius in some places in the Midwest and Northeast US.

    February 1, 2019
  • Hostage diplomacy

    Hostage diplomacy

    The death sentence awarded on Monday to Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg on drug charges after Ottawa’s detention of a Chinese executive, Meng Wanzhou, is a direly worrisome trans-Atlantic joust.

    January 19, 2019
  • Woman who fled Saudi Arabia reaches her new home in Canada

    Woman who fled Saudi Arabia reaches her new home in Canada

    Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which offered her asylum in a case that attracted global attention after she mounted a social media campaign.

    January 13, 2019
  • Saudi Arabian woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

    Saudi Arabian woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

    An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum.

    January 12, 2019
  • Canada to welcome over 1 million new immigrants in next 3 years

    Canada to welcome over 1 million new immigrants in next 3 years

    Canada's Parliament has announced plans to add more than one million new permanent residents in the next three years, which is nearly 1 per cent of the country's population each year.

    January 11, 2019
  • Canada looking for ways to cancel Saudi arms deal over Khashoggi killing, Yemen war: Trudeau

    Canada looking for ways to cancel Saudi arms deal over Khashoggi killing, Yemen war: Trudeau

    In October, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her country would suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the murder.

    December 17, 2018
  • Canada apologises for turning away Jews fleeing Nazi Germany

    Canada apologises for turning away Jews fleeing Nazi Germany

    "Today, I rise in this House to issue a long overdue apology to the Jewish refugees Canada turned away on May 15, 1939," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

    November 8, 2018
  • Deported Punjab MLAs now eligible to visit Canada anytime: Sushma Swaraj

    Deported Punjab MLAs now eligible to visit Canada anytime: Sushma Swaraj

    Two members of Punjab Legislative Assembly who were earlier denied entry to Canada at Ottawa Airport on 21 July 2018 are now eligible to enter the North American country at any time in future.

    October 23, 2018
  • Canada legalizes sale, use of recreational cannabis after Uruguay

    Canada legalizes sale, use of recreational cannabis after Uruguay

    US Customs and Border Protection spokesperson Todd Owen though said the amnesty would not guarantee people with criminal records of possession of marijuana to enter the US territory in future.

    October 17, 2018
  • Too much sleep can play tricks with your mental skills says study

    Too much sleep can play tricks with your mental skills says study

    The amount of sleep associated with highly functional cognitive behaviour was the same for everyone (seven to eight hours), regardless of age.

    October 10, 2018
  • Justin Trudeau, family wish Canadians, others on Navratri

    Justin Trudeau, family wish Canadians, others on Navratri

    "The festival is now celebrated globally by Hindus and non-Hindus alike. It is a joyful time that reminds us of the invaluable contributions the Hindu community makes every day to our national fabric. On behalf of our family, (wife) Sophie and I wish everyone celebrating a happy Navratri," he added.

    October 10, 2018
  • Rohingya Issue: Canada revokes Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship

    Rohingya Issue: Canada revokes Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship

    The honour was bestowed on Suu Kyi in 2007. Now, she has become the first person to have her honorary Canadian citizenship revoked.

    October 3, 2018
  • US move to end Obama-era Start-Up Visa may help Canada

    US move to end Obama-era Start-Up Visa may help Canada

    The recent Trump Government move to bring to end the Obama-era Start-Up Visa could harm the cause of the US but assist Canada and other US rivals in a big manner

    August 24, 2018
  • At least 4 killed in Canada’s Fredericton shooting

    At least 4 killed in Canada’s Fredericton shooting

    A local TV reporter said he heard four gunshots. Video footage of the scene was posted on Twitter, showing emergency vehicles outside a house.

    August 10, 2018