A year ago, Justin Trudeau led his Liberal Party to a surprising majority in Canada’s federal elections. If the Prime Minister were to call a snap election now, he could well capture a supermajority in the House of Commons.
Many of those Donald Trump has dismissed as party elites have dumped him and left his campaign with little by way of turning out shy voters, let alone convincing Democrats to switch. That is similar to expecting Narendra Modi winning power with much of the Sangh or a large section of BJP workers disinterested in supplying the manpower to fuel turnout
Police in the Canadian province of Alberta are investigating a fire that burned down a motel run by an Indo-Canadian family and claimed one life, with authorities looking into the possibility that the incident was a hate crime.
A team led by an Indian-origin professor at a Canadian university has come up with a road that is self-repairing, has greater longevity and is resistant to severe climactic conditions.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley is confident that investment flows from Canada will increase in the near future as India offers investors an “attractive regime”.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley is confident that any economic impact arising from recent tensions with Pakistan and incidents like the surgical strikes undertaken by Indian special forces will be “extremely marginal”.
Canada’s foreign minister Stephane Dion has irked New Delhi with a tweet in which he equated India and Pakistan in the wake of tensions along the LoC.
The onus to stay calm, that was once always upon New Delhi, appears to have been shifted by the Obama administration to Islamabad.
After a couple of fallow years, India and Canada have set the stage to “reinvigorate” negotiations on two long-pending bilateral agreements aimed at boosting trade and investment.
Racist anti-Sikh posters that appeared at the University of Alberta this week invited condemnation across Canada, including from the country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister for National Defence Harjit Sajjan.
The Delhi chief minister was scheduled to be in Canada this summer, but the visit was cancelled. The official reason is that he had other commitments, but as one AAP member explained, the real cause was, “Because Captain happened.”
A culture of intolerance has taken root in India and grown “more menacing” since Narendra Modi became Prime Minister two years ago, according to a new report prepared jointly by a Canadian university and global writers group PEN International.
Lion, set partly in India and starring Dev Patel, and Queen of Katwe, directed by Indian-origin Mira Nair, emerged the first and second runners-up, respectively, in the coveted Grolsch People’s Choice Award of the Toronto International Film Festival.
The 2016 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) featured a bumper crop of Indian films, giving them a potent platform, but mainstream Bollywood couldn’t get any screen time.
Just about four months before he vacates the White House, Barack Obama appears to be making the transition to the big screen. That’s not surprising. He’s possibly the most celebrated US president of recent times. But Americans like their mega budget masala movies, so unless their presidents appear in films like those of JFK’s assassination, Watergate or Abraham Lincoln as a vampire slayer, they get voted down
In a curious coincidence at the Toronto International Film Festival’s 2016 edition, two films from Australia have taken on an Indian character, or placed them at the centre.
India’s first virtual reality (VR) film, the short documentary “Right To Pray”, will premiere as part of a batch being showcased at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), North America’s principal platform for movies.
As the Indian chorus in Capitol Hill is set to get louder, New Delhi should be grinning in delight. Each of these newbies wants to be part of the India-US calculus. They could be the secret sauce to making the bilateral curry sizzle
The Canadian province of British Columbia has become the first foreign government to issue a rupee-denominated bond, signalling its desire to play a role in India’s infrastructure development plans.
The Ross Street Gurdwara in Vancouver is the successor to the first-ever Sikh temple in the country, and possibly North America.
Rio Olympics has been a welcome pause from the other race between contenders showing off their skills at deleting emails or denying visas. That marathon will enter its decisive stretch in September and we will return to our regular scheduled programming of attack ads and gaffes galore. Meanwhile, we ought to enjoy the final hours of what has been a great showing of the human spirit before moving back to humongous spite – the world of meaner, shriller, hyper.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has again made history by giving the responsibility of being Leader of the Government in the House of Commons to Bardish Chagger, making her the first
An Islamic State supporter was shot dead by police in the Canadian province of Ontario. Aaron Daniel Driver, the 24-year-old, detonated an IED before he was killed.
A documentary based on the formation of the Aam Aadmi Party and Arvind Kejriwal’s insurgent campaign to come to power in Delhi in 2013 will have a showcase that he may appreciate – the Toronto International Film Festival.
While Donald Trump has been pilloried by the four traditional pillars of democracy, the Fifth Estate, of social media, hacktivists, Photoshoppers, bloggers, and their kin, has been kinder to him
British filmmaker Leslie Udwin’s documentary on the horrific December 2012 gang-rape in Delhi was blocked from broadcast in India courtesy a court order but renowned Indo-Canadian director Deepa Mehta has now addressed the same event in a feature that will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Indian-origin director Mira Nair’s latest offering, “The Queen Of Katwe”, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September.
This summer was supposed to mark the double-crowning of American royalty. Jeb Bush was to woo the GOP while Hillary Clinton wowed the Democrats. But the Republican National Convention in Cleveland witnessed the culmination of a process of a trespasser taking possession of the property.
An Indo-Canadian man and his mistress have been given life sentences, without the option for parole for 25 years, after being found guilty by a jury for the brutal murder of his wife in January 2014.
The activist group Sikhs for Justice or SFJ has filed a defamation case against Punjab Congress leader and former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in a Toronto court.
Interactions between a Canada-based terrorism expert and jihadis fighting in Iraq and Syria have thrown up a hitherto unknown aspect of Indian fighters – many of them gravitate towards an al Qaeda affiliate and not the Islamic State, perceived as global jihad’s sexy beast.
In May, the Islamic State released a video that was targeted specifically at India even if it was in Arabic. Its English magazine Dabiq too has focused on the country. IS has been known for cultivating a strong online propaganda presence usually marked by graphic videos of its brutality.
Indo-Canadian lawmaker Deepak Obhrai has joined the race to become leader of the opposition Conservative Party, saying he will stand up for all Canadians.
A young Sikh freelance writer from the Greater Toronto area has found himself the victim of intense social media speculation over the identity of perpetrators who ploughed through a crowd of revelers in Nice, killing more than 80 people.
Vancouver International Airport is rolling out the yoga mats on July 15 for a pilot programme on offer till August 26, available for four hours on Friday afternoons to passengers using the domestic departures terminal.
A contagion of nativism is oddly spreading in this globalised space. Ironically, that narrowing of outlooks is in itself a broadening trend. We live in a flat world and many are afraid they will fall off the edge. The emerging conflict is between those who are always on edge and those who want to see the whole wide world. Right now, it seems the former have the edge
This Sunday, Justin Trudeau will become the first sitting Canadian Prime Minister to march in a Gay Pride parade, in Toronto, the largest such gathering in the country.
Indo-Canadian LGBTQ activist Vivek Shraya is a published author of fiction and poetry, and even has an upcoming book for children, “The Boy and the Bindi”. She was recently featured on the cover of NOW Toronto, with the blurb of being a person who “pushes gender and creative boundaries”.
The leader of the Islamic State in Bangladesh is believed to be originally from Canada and wants to use the group to carry out a two-front attack on India.
As the Kanishka Project, launched by the Canadian government in June 2011 to research strategies to tackle terrorism, completes its five-year mandate, it may prove a lasting legacy of the Air India flight 182 terror attack that claimed 329 lives in 1985.
The sort of exchange that has so far marked the American political campaign is almost as civil as the English and Russian football team’s thuggish fans duking it out on the sidelines of the Euro.
Even as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used the 31st anniversary of the Air India 182 terrorist bombing to express his government’s solidarity with victims of terror in Canada and around the world, memorial services were held in several major cities across the country.
Three decades after Khalistani terrorists blew up Air India’s flight 182, killing 329 passengers, Canadian investigators say they continue to treat the case as a priority.
Prior to Air India flight 182’s departure, Indian-origin Canadian politician Ujjal Dosanjh cancelled the reservation. Days later, he awoke to the news that the flight, named Kanishka, had disintegrated mid-air, close to the Irish coast, in what turned out to the worst aviation terror incident before 9/11.
A young engineer from Vancouver has developed a wearable device based on yoga that is aimed at harmonising a fundamental facet of human health – breathing
The Congress, in one sense, is America’s permanent establishment, like the bureaucracy in India. Regime change rarely challenges it other than transferring control of one chamber or the other between the two parties. There is institutional memory. Modi will certainly hope he has left them with something to remember him by
The suicide of an Indo-Canadian correspondent for Toronto’s highest circulated daily has roiled Canada’s media world amid calls for an independent investigation into the tragedy.
Donald Trump spends more time making himself available to the “dishonest” folk than, I’ll bet, any presidential candidate in the history of American politics.
A Canadian Sikh accused by Indian intelligence agencies of being a Khalistani terrorist running an arms training camp in British Columbia has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to dispel the “politically motivated allegations” against him.
The Indian government has formally taken up with Ottawa the matter of alleged Khalistani arms-training camp being operated in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
While the two presumptive nominees, Trump and Clinton, could feature in posters for America’s Most Unwanted, given they are engaged in an unpopularity contest, there’s an opening as large as the Grand Canyon for a third option
When DesiFest first started 10 summers back, the objective was simply to provide a platform for subcontinental acts that received scant mainstream play. A decade later, this annual music festival has evolved into a place for discovery of new talent, with many performers no longer tying their tunes to their roots.
Within the fortnight the narrative has changed from Trump inducing chaos in Republican ranks to Sanders’ supporters causing unrest among Democrats.
Nearly 102 years since the steamship Komagata Maru with 376 passengers from India was sent away from Canada due to discriminatory laws then in place, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered an apology over the episode in parliament as direct descendants of the original voyagers watched.
Around 20 descendants of the voyagers on the Japanese steamship Komagata Maru will witness an apology to be offered by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Parliament for the discrimination against
With plenty of ammo in her arsenal against the very flawed Donald Trump candidacy, you have to wonder why Hillary Clinton’s is recycling tropes that cost her dearly in 2008... As Barack Obama proved once, and Trump has dittoed, antiestablishmentarianism is a long word but a shortcut to success in the world of politics
The largest-ever contingent of members of Canada’s Parliament have signed on to be part of the Canada-India Parliamentary Friendship Group, the latest iteration of which was constituted in Ottawa on Wednesday.
Navjeet Dhillon, founder and CEO of Mainstreet Equity Corp, tracked the disaster and the resultant exodus and offered 100 apartment units rent-free for three months for those escaping Fort McMurray.
Around two years ago, 37 men launched a hunger strike at the El Paso detention centre in Texas. The people were protesting their detention by US immigration authorities for crossing into the US from Mexico without travel-related paperwork.
Vitality Air’s founder Moses Lam has shipped nearly 12,000 pieces of the canned natural air to smog-hit Beijing.
Conventional thinking is that nominees become more centrist as they get into general election mode. When November finally arrives, after what seems to be a cycle that’s been going through its revolutions forever, there may just be plenty of confused American voters to confound the pundits and pollsters
The Chinese government knows everything, especially everything that its citizens think, read, write and do.
After three days of drama, Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh is learnt to have cancelled his seven-day trip to Canada because of the prospect of possibly facing a case related to torture in a court in Toronto.
Sikhs for Justice has alleged that a Canadian resident was subjected to torture while Amarinder was Punjab’s chief minister. Amarinder is awaiting outcome of hearing that commenced on Saturday
Punjab Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh postponed his visit to Canada, which was to commence on Saturday, as he awaited the outcome of the hearing of a case filed against him in a court in Toronto.
A day after Canada disallowed his public events in the country, former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that felt “like a gag order that has left a very bad taste” in a letter sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh’s plans to hold political meetings in Toronto.
Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday cancelled his plans to hold political rallies in Toronto and Vancouver following request from Canada’s foreign ministry.
A Sikh group in Canada has launched a bid to block a visit by former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who is expected to begin a seven-day trip to Toronto and Vancouver on Friday.
Twelve years after going through deep turmoil when their son came out as gay, Sushma and Vijay Agarwal are now leading the way by forming a support group for others in the Indo-Canadian and South Asian diaspora grappling with homosexuality.
As the Narendra Modi government works on several measures to take forward the outreach to Canada’s Sikh community and support for Khalistan dwindles, a counter-movement by separatist groups may be taking root.
The engagement between India and Canada has been kept robust by visits in recent months by local leaders, who have added layers that allowed the relationship to sidestep changes in government both nations.
If the primaries continue to matter all the way to June 7, the Republicans and Democrats should seriously consider cancelling the primary process and instead hold an awards night in Los Angeles and have a jury give a statuette to the best performer in the role of presidential candidate
A century after Canada turned away more than 350 Indian migrants seeking a better life, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a formal apology in Parliament next month over the Komagata Maru incident.