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NIA probing Khalistani funding for protests against India overseas

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 06:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

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

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
Activist Karima Baloch(TWITTER)
Activist Karima Baloch(TWITTER)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 11:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Toronto/ Islamabad/ New Delhi | ByHT Correspondents

Prominent Baloch activist found dead in mysterious circumstances in Canada

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
Karima Baloch.(Source: Twitter)
Karima Baloch.(Source: Twitter)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 01:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan

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’

Karanvir Bohra and his wife Teejay Sidhu welcomed their third daughter on Monday. They already have two daughters - Bella and Vienna - together.
Karanvir Bohra and Teejay Sidhu welcomed their daughter on Monday in Canada.
Karanvir Bohra and Teejay Sidhu welcomed their daughter on Monday in Canada.
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 12:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Entertainment Desk

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

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.
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)
Published on Dec 22, 2020 07:57 AM IST
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Ontario | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni

Westerners wary of travelling to China amid worries threat of detention

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 10:20 AM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Canada: Covid-19 infections tally tops half-a-million mark even as vaccination is underway

Canada reported 501,189 confirmed cases by Saturday evening, with the total number of fatalities from the deadly respiratory disease rising to 14,154
A woman walks through Montreal–Trudeau International Airport in Montreal on December 19, 2020.(AP)
A woman walks through Montreal–Trudeau International Airport in Montreal on December 19, 2020.(AP)
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 06:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Toronto | ByAnirudh Bhattacharyya

We’re going to the movies!

The movie screenings at I-View World Film Festival in a mall offered a welcome break from small screen entertainment
The I-View World festival kicked off with the screening of celebrated filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy, which is also Canada’s official entry to the Oscars 2021
The I-View World festival kicked off with the screening of celebrated filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy, which is also Canada’s official entry to the Oscars 2021
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 11:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVeenu Singh

The farm laws: How not to do reforms

One of the fallouts of the shock tactics strategy is social discord and that makes reforms counterproductive because these first create a conflict and thereafter try to find a solution, as is being now attempted in the prolonged negotiations.
Farmers during their protest against the Center's new farm law at the Delhi-Haryana, Singhu border,in New Delhi, on Friday.(PTI)
Farmers during their protest against the Center's new farm law at the Delhi-Haryana, Singhu border,in New Delhi, on Friday.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 12:38 AM IST
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ByRamesh Inder Singh

Debunked Covid-19 myths survive online, despite facts

Public health officials, fact checkers and doctors tried to quash hundreds of rumors in myriad ways. But misinformation around the pandemic has endured as vexingly as the virus itself. And with the US, UK and Canada rolling out vaccinations this month, many falsehoods are seeing a resurgence online.
Chaplain Kevin Deegan prays for Covid-19 patient Pedro Basulto while on a video call with the patient's daughter, Grace, at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles.(AP)
Chaplain Kevin Deegan prays for Covid-19 patient Pedro Basulto while on a video call with the patient's daughter, Grace, at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles.(AP)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 11:27 PM IST
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ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Canada declares Santa Claus as an essential worker, people applaud

“Parents, #Santa and I had a call to discuss his #ChristmasEve plan, and don’t worry – he’s cleared as an essential worker in Canada,” Public Health Officer of Canada, Dr Theresa Tam, tweeted.
The post by Dr Theresa Tam has prompted people to share all sorts of comments (representational image).(Unsplash)
The post by Dr Theresa Tam has prompted people to share all sorts of comments (representational image).(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 08:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

Planning to study abroad? Do it the right way with Career N’ Options

Founded in 2009, Career N’ Options is among the top picks for students to gain counselling and technical help with regards to their education.
The team at Career N’ Options works day and night in order to ensure no loss of time and opportunity for their valued clients, says Ms. Stella, Managing Director, Career N’ Options.(Career N’ Options)
The team at Career N’ Options works day and night in order to ensure no loss of time and opportunity for their valued clients, says Ms. Stella, Managing Director, Career N’ Options.(Career N’ Options)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 12:36 PM IST
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Dad gets matching tattoo to match son’s birthmark to boost his confidence

Prue unveiled the surprise to his son, also named Derek, as he played in a hotel pool earlier this month.
Edmonton-based Derek Prue Sr was inspired to get inked after noticing his son did not want to take off his shirt when he went swimming.(Facebook/@Juicy Quill Tattoos)
Edmonton-based Derek Prue Sr was inspired to get inked after noticing his son did not want to take off his shirt when he went swimming.(Facebook/@Juicy Quill Tattoos)
Published on Dec 16, 2020 10:23 AM IST
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Canada | ByReuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

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

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”
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)
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)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 11:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Toronto | ByAnirudh Bhattacharyya

Singapore approves Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine, expects first shots by year-end

The United States, Canada and a handful of other countries have approved the Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE vaccine, with a mass inoculation programme underway in Britain.
The city-state of 5.7 million people expects to have enough vaccines for everyone by the third quarter of 2021 and will make it free for citizens and long-term residents, said prime minister Lee Hsien Loong.(Reuters file photo)
The city-state of 5.7 million people expects to have enough vaccines for everyone by the third quarter of 2021 and will make it free for citizens and long-term residents, said prime minister Lee Hsien Loong.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 03:56 PM IST
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Singapore | ByReuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma

First batch of Pfizer coronavirus vaccines arrives in Canada

“The first batch of doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine have arrived in Canada,” Trudeau said on Twitter on Sunday night above a picture of a cargo plane apparently used to transport the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and Germany’s BioNTech SE.
The initial 30,000 doses will go to 14 sites across Canada. The most vulnerable people, including the elderly in long-term care facilities and healthcare workers, will be first in line for shots.(via Reuters. Representative image)
The initial 30,000 doses will go to 14 sites across Canada. The most vulnerable people, including the elderly in long-term care facilities and healthcare workers, will be first in line for shots.(via Reuters. Representative image)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 10:10 AM IST
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Ottawa | ByReuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Canada expects first Pfizer/BioNTEch Covid-19 vaccines to arrive Sunday

As early as Monday, Canada and the United States are set to become the first Western nations after the UK to begin inoculations with the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and Germany’s BioNTech SE.
The doses will go to 14 sites around Canada, with the most vulnerable first in line for shots.(REUTERS)
The doses will go to 14 sites around Canada, with the most vulnerable first in line for shots.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 13, 2020 10:58 PM IST
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Ottawa | ByReuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

Better late than never? Magazine due back in 1975 finally returned to Canadian library

Winnipeg public library shared an image of the magazine that is 45 years overdue on their Twitter account.
The Winnipeg public library in Canada shared the image from their Twitter account on December 10.(Twitter@wpglibrary)
The Winnipeg public library in Canada shared the image from their Twitter account on December 10.(Twitter@wpglibrary)
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 01:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanya Budhiraja

Coronavirus: Canadian travellers opting to stay put results in another hit to US tourism

The novel coronavirus outbreak has hit the US tourism hard. People who used to avoid the extreme Canada cold and travel to the US at this time of the year are preferring to stay put because of the rising numbers of Covid-19 cases.
Loss of snowbirds due to pandemic another hit to US tourism(Associated Press)
Loss of snowbirds due to pandemic another hit to US tourism(Associated Press)
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 09:03 AM IST
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Phoenix | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Nishtha Grover

Travel restrictions at US land borders extended through January 21

U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least January 21 with coronavirus cases spiking to record numbers, U.S. and Canadian officials said on Friday.
The virus is raging in the United States and Canada’s second wave is worsening as the holidays approach.(Pixabay)
The virus is raging in the United States and Canada’s second wave is worsening as the holidays approach.(Pixabay)
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 03:21 PM IST
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Washington | ByReuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

After FDA nod, Trump says US vaccine roll-out in ‘less than 24 hours’

Trump claimed credit for fast approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, just after sending out an angry tweet addressing the FDA as a ‘slow turtle’.
FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn listens as President Donald Trump announces that the Food and Drug Administration is issuing an emergency authorisation for blood plasma as a coronavirus treatment during a press conference in August.(AFP file)
FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn listens as President Donald Trump announces that the Food and Drug Administration is issuing an emergency authorisation for blood plasma as a coronavirus treatment during a press conference in August.(AFP file)
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 11:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByHT Correspondent, edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Canada ready to start vaccination as doses make way from Belgium

Canada is due to receive 249,000 Pfizer doses by the end of the month After an initial focus on the most vulnerable residents, the government hopes to get the population covered by the end of next year.
“This is the good news we all needed,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday(REUTERS)
“This is the good news we all needed,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 12, 2020 11:06 AM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

Canada could issue order to avoid tariffs on UK products

Britain and Canada announced a transitional trade agreement in November to cover more than C$29 billion ($22.7 billion) worth of bilateral trade. The accord would adopt the same terms as the EU-Canada free trade agreement, however Canadian lawmakers rose for holiday recess on Friday before the proposed deal could be passed.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at the arboretum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.(Reuters)
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at the arboretum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.(Reuters)
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 03:35 PM IST
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Ontario | ByBloomberg| Posted by Mallika Soni

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

Health authorities have indicated that the Moderna vaccine could also be made available soon, possibly before the end of 2020.
Vials with a sticker reading,
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)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 04:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Toronto | ByAnirudh Bhattacharyya , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

US closer to Covid-19 vaccine as cases surge again

Pfizer has said its vaccines, which have to be stored and transported at extremely low temperatures, will be ready to ship from storage facilities with 24 hours of getting the formal approval.
Prabhakara Atreya, acting designated federal officer of Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC), attends a virtual public meeting of the US Food and Drug Administration in Tiskilwa, Illinois, US on December 10.(Bloomberg)
Prabhakara Atreya, acting designated federal officer of Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC), attends a virtual public meeting of the US Food and Drug Administration in Tiskilwa, Illinois, US on December 10.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 06:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Older vaccine platforms hold supply edge: Bill Gates

In an exclusive interview, Gates touched upon the challenge to equitably distribute vaccines between rich and poor countries, and hoped that the world can go back to normal by the first half of 2022.
US Microsoft founder, Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, commended the fact that multiple vaccines were developed less than 12 months into the pandemic.(AFP)
US Microsoft founder, Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, commended the fact that multiple vaccines were developed less than 12 months into the pandemic.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 12:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Canada says 2 citizens held in China have not been tried

Asked about the Canadians at a daily briefing on Thursday, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Hua Chunying said the two had been “arrested, indicted and tried,” in what appeared to be the first public assertion that they had been brought to court.
Former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor have been confined by China since December 10, 2018.(REUTERS)
Former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor have been confined by China since December 10, 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 11:13 PM IST
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Beijing | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

News updates from Hindustan Times: Justin Trudeau govt didn’t want to cancel military drill with China, reveal secret papers and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government released secret documents that indicate that Ottawa was uncomfortable with the military’s decision to cancel a military drill with China’s PLA.(Reuters file photo)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government released secret documents that indicate that Ottawa was uncomfortable with the military’s decision to cancel a military drill with China’s PLA.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 04:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

Trudeau govt didn’t want to cancel military drill with China, reveal secret papers

Secret Canadian documents reveal that the government was concerned thatChina could interpret cancellation of the military engagement as a retaliatory move related to the Meng Wanzhou case.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government released secret documents that indicate that Ottawa was uncomfortable with the military’s decision to cancel a military drill with China’s PLA.(AP)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government released secret documents that indicate that Ottawa was uncomfortable with the military’s decision to cancel a military drill with China’s PLA.(AP)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 04:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Canada govt objected to military decision to cancel training with Chinese Army: Reports

The Peoples Liberation Army had been invited for joint training at the Canadian Forces Base at Petawawa in the province of Ontario.
Soldiers of Chinese People's Liberation Army demonstrate their skill during an open day of Stonecutter Island naval base, in Hong Kong in August, 2019.(AP file)
Soldiers of Chinese People's Liberation Army demonstrate their skill during an open day of Stonecutter Island naval base, in Hong Kong in August, 2019.(AP file)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 02:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Toronto | ByAnirudh Bhattacharyya
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