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Over 200,000 people left without electricity in Canada's Ontario

The local power company said that crews were responding to outages affecting over 200,000 consumers as strong winds gusting up to 90 or 100 kilometres per hour have caused broken poles and fallen trees on lines.
The power company said that outages and damage are significant, and it expects customers in the hardest-hit areas to be without power overnight.(Twitter / Hydro One)
The power company said that outages and damage are significant, and it expects customers in the hardest-hit areas to be without power overnight.(Twitter / Hydro One)
Published on Dec 12, 2021 02:41 PM IST
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Hundreds take part in funeral of Canadian Muslim family killed in truck attack

The hour-long ceremony started after the four coffins draped in Canadian flags rolled into the compound of the Islamic Centre of Southwest Ontario, and ended with prayers and condolences offered by religious and community leaders.
The funeral procession later proceeded for a private burial. In picture - Flag-wrapped coffins are seen outside the Islamic Centre of Southwest Ontario.(Reuters)
The funeral procession later proceeded for a private burial. In picture - Flag-wrapped coffins are seen outside the Islamic Centre of Southwest Ontario.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 13, 2021 01:37 AM IST
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Coronavirus: Canada’s Ontario faces second wave, to go on province-wide shutdown from December 26

On Monday, it was announced that Ontario will go on a province-wide shutdown from December 26 to January 23 in order to flatten the epidemic curve. However, health officials were angry at the delay and said that it was ridiculous to wait until the day after Christmas to shut down.
Canada’s Ontario to go on province-wide shutdown Dec. 26(Associated Press)
Canada’s Ontario to go on province-wide shutdown Dec. 26(Associated Press)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 07:47 AM IST
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Toronto | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Nishtha Grover

Sikh separatists, politicians in Canada, UK wade into farmers’ protest row

Pro-Khalistan separatist groups in Canada have also joined the chorus of opposition to the farm laws against which the protests are being held.
Farmers from Punjab raise slogans against central government during a protest over farm reform laws, at Singhu Delhi-Haryana Border, in New Delhi on November 29.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Farmers from Punjab raise slogans against central government during a protest over farm reform laws, at Singhu Delhi-Haryana Border, in New Delhi on November 29.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 30, 2020 01:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Toronto | ByAnirudh Bhattacharyya and Prasun Sonwalkar, Toronto/london

Canadian man charged with faking his past as Islamic State terrorist

Shehroze Chaudhry aka Abu Huzayfah, a 25-year-old from the town of Burlington in the Canadian province of Ontario, has been charged by law enforcement “in connection with a hoax regarding terrorist activity”
Smoke billows following an airstrike on the western outskirts of the Syrian province of Idlib, on September 20.(AFP)
Smoke billows following an airstrike on the western outskirts of the Syrian province of Idlib, on September 20.(AFP)
Published on Sep 26, 2020 11:47 AM IST
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Justin Trudeau worried about uptick in coronavirus cases in Canada

On Monday, Quebec and Ontario provinces, the most populous in Canada and the hardest-hit by the pandemic, confirmed nearly 600 cases.
The country recorded more than 1,300 cases over the weekend -- a level not seen since early summer.(REUTERS)
The country recorded more than 1,300 cases over the weekend -- a level not seen since early summer.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 15, 2020 05:37 AM IST
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Ottawa | ByAgence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

India honours armed forces superveterans settled in Canada

Seven veterans, including those who fought in World War II, presented with mementos in recognition of their service to India.
India’s Consul General in Toronto Apoorva Srivastava honouring 98-year-old World War II veteran Commander Joginder Gei, as part of a new initiative to recognise the service of veterans in their 90s and 100s now settled in Canada.(Indian Consulate in Toronto)
India’s Consul General in Toronto Apoorva Srivastava honouring 98-year-old World War II veteran Commander Joginder Gei, as part of a new initiative to recognise the service of veterans in their 90s and 100s now settled in Canada.(Indian Consulate in Toronto)
Published on Sep 09, 2020 01:47 PM IST
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Canada: 5 found dead after shooting in Ontario home, say police

A spokesman said multiple calls came in around 1:20 a.m. reporting the sound of gunshots from a home in Oshawa, Ontario.
Investigators said they believe the shooter is among the dead. Police were not looking for any more suspects and there were no community safety concerns.(File Photo. Representative image)
Investigators said they believe the shooter is among the dead. Police were not looking for any more suspects and there were no community safety concerns.(File Photo. Representative image)
Published on Sep 04, 2020 07:17 PM IST
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Oshawa, Ontario | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Covid-19 pandemic surpasses worst-case scenario in Canada

Depending on different scenarios, the number of Covid-19 related deaths in Canada could range between 11,000 and 22,000, while the number of cases could touch 1.9 million, according to the models presented.
A woman prays as she leaves flowers outside Residence Herron, a senior's long-term care facility, following a number of deaths since the coronavirus disease outbreak, in the suburb of Dorval in Montreal Quebec, Canada on April 13.(Reuters Photo)
A woman prays as she leaves flowers outside Residence Herron, a senior's long-term care facility, following a number of deaths since the coronavirus disease outbreak, in the suburb of Dorval in Montreal Quebec, Canada on April 13.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2020 07:40 AM IST
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Three students from Punjab killed in road accident in Canada

The accident took place on Oil Heritage Road in Ontario late on Friday night.
The three students were said to be around 20 years of age and hailed from Jalandhar and Gurdaspur districts.(Photo: Twitter/ @OPP_WR)
The three students were said to be around 20 years of age and hailed from Jalandhar and Gurdaspur districts.(Photo: Twitter/ @OPP_WR)
Updated on Oct 07, 2019 03:34 PM IST
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Jalandhar | ByPress Trust of India

Jagmeet Singh’s brother denounces heckler for Islamophobic tirade

Gurrratan Singh, Jagmeet Singh’s brother, was elected to the Ontario assembly from Brampton East for the NDP, the party his brother leads at the federal level
Gurratan Singh is a member of provincial parliament in Ontario, Canada(. Handout/Ontario NDP/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)
Gurratan Singh is a member of provincial parliament in Ontario, Canada(. Handout/Ontario NDP/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 11:01 AM IST
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Blast in alcohol still of Punjab man’s Brampton house, 4 injured

The accused, who hasn’t been named, is charged with arson by negligence.
An explosion took place in an alcohol still in the house of a man, believed to be of Punjab origin, in Brampton on the outskirts of Toronto.(TYSON@P25COMMUNICATIONS)
An explosion took place in an alcohol still in the house of a man, believed to be of Punjab origin, in Brampton on the outskirts of Toronto.(TYSON@P25COMMUNICATIONS)
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 10:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Umar Akmal informs about fixing approach in Global T20 Canada by former Pakistan cricketer - Report

The report said Akmal was approached by Mansoor Akhtar to fix matches in the tournament that is being held in the cities of Brampton and Ontario. Akmal plays for the franchise Winnipeg Hawks and Akhtar is serving as an official in the team.
File photo of Umar Akmal.(Getty Images)
File photo of Umar Akmal.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 04:14 PM IST
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Canada doctor’s license revoked for using own sperm to inseminate patients

Barwin had already given up his medical license in 2014 after being disciplined in a prior case for artificially inseminating three women with the wrong sperm, which he had blamed at the time on simple errors.
A Canadian fertility doctor’s license was revoked Tuesday for having used the wrong sperm, including his own, to inseminate patients over decades.(AP (Representataive Image))
A Canadian fertility doctor’s license was revoked Tuesday for having used the wrong sperm, including his own, to inseminate patients over decades.(AP (Representataive Image))
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 09:58 AM IST
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Ottawa | ByAgence France-Presse

Here’s why parents should set screen-time limits for their kids

Excessive and isolated use of screens can be more harmful to kids and teenagers, especially if they are permitted in their bedrooms.
Parents should encourage their children to adopt healthy habits like physical exercise, a nutritious diet and getting sound sleep instead of spending long periods of time on electronic devices.(Unsplash)
Parents should encourage their children to adopt healthy habits like physical exercise, a nutritious diet and getting sound sleep instead of spending long periods of time on electronic devices.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 05:12 PM IST
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Sikhs to be exempted from Ontario motorcycle helmet law

The govt has said the exemption, which comes into effect from October 18, will recognise Sikh motorcycle riders’ civil rights and religious expression
Members of B.C.’s Sikh Motorcycle Club are pictured during a 2016 fundraising ride.(The Canadian Press)
Members of B.C.’s Sikh Motorcycle Club are pictured during a 2016 fundraising ride.(The Canadian Press)
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 02:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Toronto | ByAnirudh Bhattacharya

Experts in Ontario raise concerns over helmet exemption to Sikh motorcycle riders

After Alberta, BC and Manitoba province in Canada, Ontario is next in line to exempt turban-wearing Sikh motorcycle riders from wearing helmet.
In Ontario, the helmet law as it applies to Sikhs was first challenged in 2008(Website: Driving)
In Ontario, the helmet law as it applies to Sikhs was first challenged in 2008(Website: Driving)
Updated on Sep 18, 2018 09:08 AM IST
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Jagmeet Singh to contest for a spot in Canada’s Parliament

Singh has suffered criticism in recent months for not taking the plunge into an election for MP thus far, even as his popularity has diminished in recent national polls.
New Democratic Party federal leader Jagmeet Singh poses for a picture in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.(REUTERS File Photo)
New Democratic Party federal leader Jagmeet Singh poses for a picture in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.(REUTERS File Photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2018 12:12 PM IST
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Two victims, gunman dead in Toronto shooting rampage

The gunman, who police said was 29, was not identified by name and a motive for the shooting in a district of cafes and restaurants was not immediately known.
Police officers attend the scene of a mass shooting in Toronto, Canada on July 22.(REUTERS)
Police officers attend the scene of a mass shooting in Toronto, Canada on July 22.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 23, 2018 09:20 PM IST
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Mohali’s Deepak Anand elected to Ontario parliament

A Progressive Conservative candidate, Anand, who had moved to Canada after graduating from PU in 2000, won the polls from Mississauga-Malton electoral seat
Deepak Anand is an alumnus of Panjab University’s chemical engineering department
Deepak Anand is an alumnus of Panjab University’s chemical engineering department
Updated on Jun 09, 2018 01:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Mohali

Canada: Conservatives win Ontario election on populist plank

Seven candidates of Indian-origin emerged victorious, mainly in the Greater Toronto Area.
New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh speaks to the media following the tabling of the budget in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, February 27, 2018.(REUTERS File Photo)
New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh speaks to the media following the tabling of the budget in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, February 27, 2018.(REUTERS File Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 08:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Toronto | By, Toronto

Ontario election: Indo-Canadian candidates behaving badly takes centre stage

Among the high-profile candidates here is Gurratan Singh, younger brother of Jagmeet Singh, the federal leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP
Couple of controversies surrounding Indo-Canadian candidates behaving badly have taken centre stage.(Reuters File Photo)
Couple of controversies surrounding Indo-Canadian candidates behaving badly have taken centre stage.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2018 12:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Toronto | By, Toronto

Pingalwara opens school for deaf children in Hoshiarpur

The society has already been running five schools for deaf children in three border districts of Punjab — Amritsar Ferozepur and Tarn Taran
All India Charitable Society president Bibi Inderjit Kaur inaugurating the school at Kakkon village in Hoshiarpur.(HT Photo)
All India Charitable Society president Bibi Inderjit Kaur inaugurating the school at Kakkon village in Hoshiarpur.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 12, 2018 02:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By, Amritsar

Whooping cough is happening more frequently than before. Here’s what to do

A new study shows that whooping cough cases are happening much more frequently than previously known, reinforcing the importance of up-to-date vaccinations to protect against illness and the spread of disease.
Infants are most at risk for serious complications from whooping cough.(Shutterstock)
Infants are most at risk for serious complications from whooping cough.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 03, 2018 12:31 PM IST
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Toronto schools to mark November as Hindu heritage month

The motion was moved before the Toronto District School Board by 36-year-old Parthi Kandavel, whose father is of Sri Lankan origin and mother is from India, said he championed the motion because of a “desire.
Toronto District School Board trustee Parthi Kandavel (second from left) with other board members and children after the adoption of a motion recognising November as Hindu Heritage Month in schools across the Canadian city.(HT Photo)
Toronto District School Board trustee Parthi Kandavel (second from left) with other board members and children after the adoption of a motion recognising November as Hindu Heritage Month in schools across the Canadian city.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2018 05:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Toronto | By, Toronto

Jagmeet Singh’s brother to contest Canada provincial election

What is clear from Monday evening’s nomination of Gurratan Singh is that parts of Brampton are certainly turning into a pocket borough for his family.
Gurratan Singh last month while announcing he was going to vie for the nomination of the NDP to contest the seat of Brampton East in the upcoming provincial elections.(Gurratan Singh/Twitter)
Gurratan Singh last month while announcing he was going to vie for the nomination of the NDP to contest the seat of Brampton East in the upcoming provincial elections.(Gurratan Singh/Twitter)
Updated on Apr 04, 2018 07:10 PM IST
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Nelson Mandela’s solid gold hand casts sell for $10 million, but in Bitcoin

Attempts by Malcolm Duncan, formerly of South Africa, to sell the hands back in 2007 were scuppered by controversy over provenance and a possible missing charitable donation. This time he’s had better luck, albeit with an unusual buyer.
Updated on Mar 27, 2018 03:16 PM IST
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