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India is currently the world’s third largest consumer of oil with growing demand and limited domestic supplies. Import in 2019-20 was 1.6 billion barrels and will increase as its economy expands.(REUTERS)

To secure India’s energy future, create a sovereign wealth fund and invest

By Amit Bhandari
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 07:43 PM IST
Norway is an example of prudent management of the windfall from high oil prices of the past, with which it set up a rainy day fund — now one of the most powerful and successful in the world. India is witnessing a similar windfall, in reverse, due to low oil prices — and needs to plan for the time when prices will be higher. That time is now.
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Tape is shown covering non-essential products that can't be sold at a pharmacy in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.(AP)
Tape is shown covering non-essential products that can't be sold at a pharmacy in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.(AP)

Covid-19: Negative coronavirus test required for air travel to Canada

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Hindustan Times, Toronto
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:49 PM IST
However, multiple flights continue to bring passengers into the country, including several each week from India, as part of an air bubble arrangement
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UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:03 PM IST
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.(Bloomberg Photo)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.(Bloomberg Photo)

Canada on track to have more than 1 mn Pfizer and Moderna doses by Jan end: PM

By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Ottawa
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:39 PM IST
Trudeau, speaking to reporters, reiterated that Canada would have enough doses to vaccinate everyone who wanted an inoculation by the end of September.
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Google employees have long criticised the company’s involvement in projects with the Pentagon and plan to launch a censored search engine in China(REUTERS)
Google employees have long criticised the company’s involvement in projects with the Pentagon and plan to launch a censored search engine in China(REUTERS)

‘We’d had enough’: Why are Google employees unionizing?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 07:16 PM IST
The Alphabet Workers Union is seen as a culmination of the 2018 walkout at Google, where some 20,000 employees staged a walkout after it was reported that Google had paid tens of millions of dollars to two executives who had been accused of sexual misconduct by employees.
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Lilly Singh shares 5 mantras to be happier and take back control of life in 2021(Instagram/lilly)
Lilly Singh shares 5 mantras to be happier and take back control of life in 2021(Instagram/lilly)

‘Superwoman’ Lilly Singh shares 5 success mantras to be a happier person and take back control of life in 2021

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:51 PM IST
‘Bawse’ lady Lilly Singh spills the beans on the success ‘mantras’ that she developed in 2020 and is carrying forward into the New Year to thrive and be a happier person. She promises that these 5 changes are sure to make you take back control of your life in 2021 | Watch
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FILE PHOTO: Construction for the upcoming presidential inauguration ceremony is seen outside of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Construction for the upcoming presidential inauguration ceremony is seen outside of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

Supreme Court okays Central Vista project: Here’s where leaders of other countries sit

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 12:53 PM IST
Tuesday’s verdict of the Supreme Court means that if things go as planned, India will get a new Parliament building next year, in place of the existing one, which is more than 90 years old.
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In a statement posted on Twitter Monday, Kenney announced that one cabinet minister, Tracy Allard, along with his chief staff will be stepping down from their posts after revelations the two travelled abroad in recent weeks.(Bloomberg)
In a statement posted on Twitter Monday, Kenney announced that one cabinet minister, Tracy Allard, along with his chief staff will be stepping down from their posts after revelations the two travelled abroad in recent weeks.(Bloomberg)

Alberta Premier punishes lawmakers for holiday travel abroad

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Canada
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 08:45 AM IST
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney took disciplinary action against a number of lawmakers and officials who defied Covid-19 travel guidelines over the holidays.
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur, accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, appeared before the Special NIA Court in Mumbai on Monday.(PTI)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur, accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, appeared before the Special NIA Court in Mumbai on Monday.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Malegaon blast case accused Pragya Thakur appears before special NIA court and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 01:03 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Farm to factory is the need of the hour. Apart from part-time seasonal farming, a small farmer and a farm labourer have sufficient time to work and can earn Rs 12,000-Rs 15,000 a month easily after eight hours of labour in a nearby factory. This can ensure an additional income to minimise the dependency on the sole agriculture-based income.(HT file photo)
Farm to factory is the need of the hour. Apart from part-time seasonal farming, a small farmer and a farm labourer have sufficient time to work and can earn Rs 12,000-Rs 15,000 a month easily after eight hours of labour in a nearby factory. This can ensure an additional income to minimise the dependency on the sole agriculture-based income.(HT file photo)

Farm to factory: Small farmers need second source of income

By AS Mittal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 04:47 PM IST
Farming is a seasonal affair, not a full-time job. The second job option is mostly required by the small, marginal farmers and farm labourers in nearby areas. Industrial investment should be encouraged in rural and backward areas by offering special incentives.
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Passengers will need to have a negative polymerase chain reaction Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to their scheduled departure to Canada.(Pixabay)
Passengers will need to have a negative polymerase chain reaction Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to their scheduled departure to Canada.(Pixabay)

Canada to require air travellers to test negative for Covid-19

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Montreal
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 11:06 AM IST
Canada will require air travellers aged 5 and up to test negative for Covid-19 before arrival, starting January 7, as the country tightens travel restrictions amid soaring cases of the coronavirus.
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Canada already requires those entering the country to self-isolate for 14 days and it has already banned all flights from the United Kingdom because of the new variant of Covid-19 spreading there.(Reuters)
Canada already requires those entering the country to self-isolate for 14 days and it has already banned all flights from the United Kingdom because of the new variant of Covid-19 spreading there.(Reuters)

Canada to require Covid negative test for people entering country

By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Toronto
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 06:23 AM IST
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc said the measure will be implemented in the next few days.
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The first month of vaccine rollout has not been smooth elsewhere too. In Germany, delays were reported at several sites after temperature logs showed some of the vaccine boxes did not maintain the freezing temperatures required for the Pfizer-BioNTech dose – potentially damaging stocks(AP)
The first month of vaccine rollout has not been smooth elsewhere too. In Germany, delays were reported at several sites after temperature logs showed some of the vaccine boxes did not maintain the freezing temperatures required for the Pfizer-BioNTech dose – potentially damaging stocks(AP)

Lessons India can learn from the vaccine rollout in other countries

UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 05:42 AM IST
This provides an opportunity to tweak or overhaul protocols in time
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India has few logistics and cold storage chains that can support Pfizer’s requirement for keeping its vaccines at minus 70 degree Celsius, the price too, is a constraint.(AP)
India has few logistics and cold storage chains that can support Pfizer’s requirement for keeping its vaccines at minus 70 degree Celsius, the price too, is a constraint.(AP)

Covid-19 vaccination: Pfizer, Moderna deals hit roadblock

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 01:41 AM IST
According to officials involved in the vaccine administration plan, there are doubts if Pfizer has enough spare capacity to cater to Indian requirements after fulfilling its current commitments with the US, UK, EU, Bahrain, Canada, Mexico and Saudi Arabia.
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Uyghurs of the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement (ETNAM) listen to their national anthem as they hold a rally to protest the 71st anniversary of the People's Republic of China in front of the White House in Washington, DC.(AFP)
Uyghurs of the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement (ETNAM) listen to their national anthem as they hold a rally to protest the 71st anniversary of the People's Republic of China in front of the White House in Washington, DC.(AFP)

Japan to join ‘Five Eyes’ to check China’s clampdown on Uyghurs

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Tokyo
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:35 PM IST
Five Eyes is a network of five nations -- Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the US who collaborated to better respond to increasing threats by North Korea and China. Japan is on its way to become the ‘sixth eye’.
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The new variant (B117) of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) identified in the United Kingdom (UK) in mid-December with a 70 per cent transmissible rate is spreading rapidly across the globe.(AFP file photo)
The new variant (B117) of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) identified in the United Kingdom (UK) in mid-December with a 70 per cent transmissible rate is spreading rapidly across the globe.(AFP file photo)

Covid-19 updates: Canada, Sweden add first cases of new variant, UK sees tougher measures

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 08:08 AM IST
Millions of residents in the UK are witnessing tougher coronavirus measures since Saturday, with Northern Ireland and Scotland demanding tighter restrictions in order to halt the spread of the new variant of the virus. People placed under England’s top level of restrictions — Tier 4 — increased by 6 million on Saturday to 24 million in total.
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Ontario reported 4,301 new cases over the past two days on Saturday, with the province seeing more than 2,000 cases per day for 12 consecutive days.(Bloomberg image)
Ontario reported 4,301 new cases over the past two days on Saturday, with the province seeing more than 2,000 cases per day for 12 consecutive days.(Bloomberg image)

Canada’s Ontario finds two cases of coronavirus variant first seen in UK

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Toronto
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 05:32 AM IST
The Canadian cases, identified in a couple in southern Ontario with no known travel history, exposure or high-risk contact, came as the province went into a lockdown on Saturday.
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A person holds a placard to condemn the death of Karima Baloch, a Pakistani human rights activist living in Canada, who went missing and was found dead.(Reuters)
A person holds a placard to condemn the death of Karima Baloch, a Pakistani human rights activist living in Canada, who went missing and was found dead.(Reuters)

Baloch activist’s death sparks protests; HRW calls for probe

By Agencies | Turbat, Pakistan
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 02:51 AM IST
Karima Baloch had taken refuge in Canada after fleeing Pakistan a few years back due to serious threats to her life. She was found dead in Ontario Lake on Toronto’s harbour front on Monday.
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Britain clinched a narrow Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Thursday, just seven days before it exits one of the world’s biggest trading blocs(REUTERS)
Britain clinched a narrow Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Thursday, just seven days before it exits one of the world’s biggest trading blocs(REUTERS)

Brexit trade deal goes beyond Boris Johnson’s claims of a ‘Canada-style’ trade accord, says BBC

By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | London
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 02:01 PM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday had described the last-minute agreement as a “jumbo” free trade deal along the lines of that between the EU and Canada. The BBC report added that at first look, the full post-Brexit text went beyond a so-called “Canada-style” deal.
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Vials with a sticker reading, "Covid-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Moderna logo.(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.(Reuters)

Canada gets first batch of 168,000 Moderna Covid-19 vaccine doses

By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni | Toronto
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 02:49 PM IST
On Wednesday, the national agency Health Canada authorised the use of the Moderna vaccine against the Covid-19 virus in the country’s immunisation campaign.
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The government separately announced on Thursday that the first doses of the Moderna vaccine had arrived in Canada.(Reuters file photo)
The government separately announced on Thursday that the first doses of the Moderna vaccine had arrived in Canada.(Reuters file photo)

FedEX, Innomar Strategies starts Moderna Covid vaccine distribution in Canada

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 05:45 AM IST
FedEx and Innomar Strategies have been hired by Canada to provide logistical support on vaccine delivery. Canada has so far reported 528,354 cases of Covid-19, including 14,597 deaths.
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Canada’s health ministry announced the approval of a second Covid-19 vaccine on its website.(REUTERS)
Canada’s health ministry announced the approval of a second Covid-19 vaccine on its website.(REUTERS)

Canada approves Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine: Health ministry

By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Ottawa
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 09:18 PM IST
Earlier this month Canada gave the green light to Pfizer’s vaccine, which authorities have begun administering to health workers and the elderly.
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Security observers have said a sale could be a threat to Canada because it would give China greater access to the Northwest Passage and is close to Canadian early warning radar facilities in the Arctic.(AP)
Security observers have said a sale could be a threat to Canada because it would give China greater access to the Northwest Passage and is close to Canadian early warning radar facilities in the Arctic.(AP)

Trudeau shuts out China again by rejecting Arctic gold deal

By Bloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 02:19 PM IST
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a briefing in Beijing on Wednesday that Canada “should provide an open and non discriminatory business environment for all companies operating in Canada, including the Chinese ones.”
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The people familiar with the development cited above said the fresh FIR will empower NIA to investigate SFJ’s activities in various countries.(File photo)
The people familiar with the development cited above said the fresh FIR will empower NIA to investigate SFJ’s activities in various countries.(File photo)

NIA probing Khalistani funding for protests against India overseas

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 06:45 AM IST
According to the case registered last week, Khalistani elements based in India are also receiving funds through non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the people added, requesting anonymity.
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Activist Karima Baloch(TWITTER)
Activist Karima Baloch(TWITTER)

Baloch activist vocal about Pakistan goes missing, found dead in Toronto

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Toronto/ Islamabad/ New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Karima Baloch is the second prominent Baloch campaigner to be found dead in a foreign country this year. In April, the body of journalist Sajid Hussain Baloch was found outside Uppsala in Sweden, weeks after he had gone missing
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Karima Baloch.(Source: Twitter)
Karima Baloch.(Source: Twitter)

Prominent Baloch activist found dead in mysterious circumstances in Canada

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 01:56 PM IST
Karima Baloch, a former chairperson of the Baloch Students Organization-Azad (BSO-Azad), is the second prominent Baloch campaigner to be found dead in a foreign country this year
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Karanvir Bohra and Teejay Sidhu welcomed their daughter on Monday in Canada.
Karanvir Bohra and Teejay Sidhu welcomed their daughter on Monday in Canada.

Karanvir Bohra shares newborn daughter’s pic as she sleeps on his chest, says ‘she doesn’t want to be in a cot or crib, sleeps best like this’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 12:47 PM IST
Karanvir Bohra and his wife Teejay Sidhu welcomed their third daughter on Monday. They already have two daughters - Bella and Vienna - together.
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A mask-less Santa Claus poses with children from an unmasked group protesting against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) restrictions, as Toronto Police said the gathering had not been authorized by the city, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.(Reuters)
A mask-less Santa Claus poses with children from an unmasked group protesting against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) restrictions, as Toronto Police said the gathering had not been authorized by the city, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.(Reuters)

Canada’s Ontario to go on province-wide shutdown from Dec 26

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni | Ontario
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 07:57 AM IST
Ontario has had seven straight days of more than 2,000 cases a day. Modeling shows that could more than double in January. Health officials earlier said a four- to six-week hard lockdown could significantly stop the spread of Covid-19.
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People are seen in silhouette on a street on a winter day in Beijing, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, China, December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang(REUTERS)
People are seen in silhouette on a street on a winter day in Beijing, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, China, December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang(REUTERS)

Westerners wary of travelling to China amid worries threat of detention

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 10:20 AM IST
Some who do business with China are increasingly worried about the risk of being swept up by security agents and becoming casualties of geopolitical tensions between Beijing and the West.
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