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A handout picture released by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) of Quebec on December 14, 2020 shows Saint-Antoine long-term care home resident Gisele Levesque (left) getting ready to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in Quebec City, Canada.(AFP)

Optimism in Canada as 89-year-old Quebecer is first to get vaccinated for Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 11:40 AM IST
The beginning of the historic vaccination programme was greeted by Anita Anand, Canada’s minister of public services and procurement, who tweeted, “Today, Canada is receiving 30K doses of the authorised Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine”
Vials with a sticker reading, "Covid-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Moderna logo in this illustration taken on October 31.(Reuters)
Vials with a sticker reading, "Covid-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Moderna logo in this illustration taken on October 31.(Reuters)

After nod to Pfizer, Canada likely to approve Moderna’s Covid vaccine by year-end

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 04:31 PM IST
Health authorities have indicated that the Moderna vaccine could also be made available soon, possibly before the end of 2020.
People wait in line at the Women's College Covid-19 testing facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.(REUTERS/ File)
People wait in line at the Women's College Covid-19 testing facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.(REUTERS/ File)

Canada’s long wait ends as Trudeau government okays Covid-19 rapid test kits

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 11:53 AM IST
Health Canada gave its approval for the devices a day after Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand announced that 7.9 million units had been bought
Anita Anand, who made history as she became the first-ever Hindu woman to be appointed a cabinet minister in Canada, is seen in this photo(University of Toronto)
Anita Anand, who made history as she became the first-ever Hindu woman to be appointed a cabinet minister in Canada, is seen in this photo(University of Toronto)

Anita Anand first Hindu to be appointed cabinet minister in Canada

UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 04:24 AM IST
The cabinet includes three other Indo-Canadian ministers, all Sikhs, and each of whom was a member of the previous government.
Bardish Chagger (in centre) poses with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Gov. Gen. Julie Payette after being sworn-in as Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Youth during the presentation of Trudeau's new cabinet, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada November 20, 2019.(REUTERS)
Bardish Chagger (in centre) poses with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Gov. Gen. Julie Payette after being sworn-in as Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Youth during the presentation of Trudeau's new cabinet, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada November 20, 2019.(REUTERS)

Canadian PM Trudeau includes 4 Indian-origin ministers in new cabinet

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent and Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 08:28 AM IST
The four Indian-origin ministers in Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau’s new cabinet are Navdeep Singh Bains, Harijit Singh Sajjan, Bardish Chaggar and Anita Anand.
Citizens garland the statue of Udham Singh in Amritsar on July 30, 2009.(AFP)
Citizens garland the statue of Udham Singh in Amritsar on July 30, 2009.(AFP)

Book Review: The Patient Assassin by Anita Anand

Hindustan Times | By Saudamini Jain
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 01:05 PM IST
Anita Anand’s biography of the man who assassinated General Michael O’Dwyer, the former lieutenant governor of Punjab to avenge the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh, vividly describes imperialist impulses and the nationalist movement in Punjab
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