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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 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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A file photo of activist Karima Baloch, who was found dead in Toronto.(ANI)
A file photo of activist Karima Baloch, who was found dead in Toronto.(ANI)

Pak-linked groups in Canada seek probe into Baloch activist’s mysterious death in Toronto

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Hindustan Times, Toronto
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 11:47 PM IST
In an open letter, a group of organisations has urged the Canadian government “to undertake immediate and thorough investigation, bring the perpetrators to justice, and take diplomatic and political course of action in case any foreign country or group were found to be involved in the brutal murder of human rights activist (Karima Baloch)”
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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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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)

Coronavirus: Canada’s Ontario faces second wave, to go on province-wide shutdown from December 26

By Associated Press | Posted by Nishtha Grover | Toronto
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 07:47 AM IST
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.
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The image is a screengrab from the Instagram video.(Instagram/@antara nandy)
The image is a screengrab from the Instagram video.(Instagram/@antara nandy)

Raaga meets a cappella: This melodious rendition of Albela Sajan may mesmerize you. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 09:44 AM IST
Based on the Ahir Bhairav raaga, the bandish Albela Sajan has been spontaneously infused with the Marathi folk dance number Apsaara Ali.
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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Ontario on November 20.(REUTERS)
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Ontario on November 20.(REUTERS)

Normal Christmas out of question, says Trudeau as Toronto set to enter lockdown

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Toronto
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 01:27 PM IST
Latest modelling figures from health authorities projected that Canada could see 60,000 cases per day if the current level of contact between people increased, and around 20,000 if they were maintained.
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Canada's Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland attends a news conference on the coronavirus disease on March 19.(Reuters file)
Canada's Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland attends a news conference on the coronavirus disease on March 19.(Reuters file)

Canada deputy PM self-isolates after contact with Covid-positive person

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Hindustan Times, Toronto
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 06:35 AM IST
Chrystia Freeland is the first high-profile Canadian to have quarantined after receiving a notification on the Covid app launched by the government.
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Indian diaspora on Saturday staged a protest outside Pakistan Consulate,Toronto,Canada to register their protest over Pakistan’s attack and invasion on October 22, 1947(REUTERS)
Indian diaspora on Saturday staged a protest outside Pakistan Consulate,Toronto,Canada to register their protest over Pakistan’s attack and invasion on October 22, 1947(REUTERS)

Indian diaspora in Canada holds protest against Pakistan sponsored terrorism

By Asian News International| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Toronto
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2020 03:14 PM IST
The diaspora called this day a Black Day in humanity’s history,the protesters chanted ‘Band Kero Band Kero, Pakistan Dehshat Gardi Band Kero” (Pakistan! Stop Terrorism), “Kashmir Gilgit Baltistan,Sab hei Hindustan.”
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People walk in the tourist area surrounding Houhai Lake during Chinese National Day holidays in Beijing, China.(REUTERS)
People walk in the tourist area surrounding Houhai Lake during Chinese National Day holidays in Beijing, China.(REUTERS)

Canada snubs China Day celebrations, anti-China protests held in main cities

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Hindustan Times, Toronto
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 09:35 PM IST
While the Chinese flag was hoisted near City Hall in Toronto, the event was marked by the city’s Mayor John Tory absence.
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A US and a Canadian flag flutter at the Canada-United States border crossing at the Thousand Islands Bridge, which remains closed to non-essential traffic to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Lansdowne, Ontario.(REUTERS)
A US and a Canadian flag flutter at the Canada-United States border crossing at the Thousand Islands Bridge, which remains closed to non-essential traffic to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Lansdowne, Ontario.(REUTERS)

Canada at risk of another lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 06:52 AM IST
It’s a reversal of fortune for a country that avoided the summertime spike that hit the US As the pandemic got worse in Sun Belt states, a largely compliant Canadian population hunkered down and wore masks.
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With borders still closed, only local cinephiles could attend events such as the drive-in screenings held during the pandemic edition of the Toronto film festival.(tiff_NET/instagram)
With borders still closed, only local cinephiles could attend events such as the drive-in screenings held during the pandemic edition of the Toronto film festival.(tiff_NET/instagram)

Anupama Chopra muses on the wins and losses as the Toronto film festival goes virtual

By Anupama Chopra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:49 AM IST
Even with its digital screenings and shrunken line-up, TIFF felt like a minor miracle; a reminder that storytelling never stops.
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A still from Ian Bawa’s film Strong Son.(COURTESY: TIFF)
A still from Ian Bawa’s film Strong Son.(COURTESY: TIFF)

Indo-Canadian director’s short film Strong Son has lasting impact at TIFF

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Hindustan Times, Toronto
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2020 11:02 AM IST
Ian Bawa’s film is about the relationship between a weightlifter and his father. TIFF official Lisa Haller described it as “an endearing portrait” of a father-son bond
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It’s a major change to an event that routinely sends ripples through the film industry in normal times.(Instagram @cineart_nl)
It’s a major change to an event that routinely sends ripples through the film industry in normal times.(Instagram @cineart_nl)

Show must go on: Toronto to organise international film festival amid ongoing pandemic

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Toronto
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 11:14 AM IST
For the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, organisers look to more hybrid solutions, keeping in mind the coronavirus pandemic and employ the use of drive-in and outdoor theatre screenings instead of tradition in-person viewings.
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A still from African-American director Spike Lee’s filmed version of David Byrne’s Broadway special American Utopia which will be the opening film for the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.(TIFF)
A still from African-American director Spike Lee’s filmed version of David Byrne’s Broadway special American Utopia which will be the opening film for the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.(TIFF)

How the Toronto International Film Festival is adapting to the new normal, via drive-in screenings and open air theatres

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 02:14 PM IST
Unlike previous years stars will be unable to visit Toronto in person due to mandatory quarantine requirements but they will make appearances to interact with audiences on the digital platform.
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The separatist group’s claim of an Indian link to the arrest of armed men on the day of the event was also lapped up by media but was rejected by the Canadian authorities.(HT Photo)
The separatist group’s claim of an Indian link to the arrest of armed men on the day of the event was also lapped up by media but was rejected by the Canadian authorities.(HT Photo)

Pro-Khalistan group alleges India disrupted secessionist referendum, Canada rejects theory

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Toronto
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 09:14 AM IST
Eight men were arrested on the day of the Sikh group’s Punjab referendum march in Toronto and a firearm was recovered from their vehicle.
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Air Canada will start operating flights between Toronto and New Delhi on Saturday, with the first flight returning on Tuesday.(Reuters)
Air Canada will start operating flights between Toronto and New Delhi on Saturday, with the first flight returning on Tuesday.(Reuters)

Flights under air bubble agreement between India and Canada start Aug 15

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, Toronto
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 07:22 AM IST
This air bubble for India will be the fifth of its kind, as the country has similar arrangements in place with the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and France.
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Toronto film festival will open on September 10.
Toronto film festival will open on September 10.

Scaled-down Toronto Film Festival plans virtual red carpets and drive-in screenings

By HT Correspondent | Associated Press, New York
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 05:07 PM IST
Not only will this year’s TIFF be smaller, it will include features like virtual red carpet premieres and drive-in screenings.
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Canadian are eating larger amounts of junk food as a fallout of the coronavirus crisis, according to a government survey.(File Photo)
Canadian are eating larger amounts of junk food as a fallout of the coronavirus crisis, according to a government survey.(File Photo)

Canada’s junk food consumption, alcohol and tobacco intake rises amid Covid-19: Survey

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, Toronto
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 07:45 AM IST
Canadians should look for a safe way to socialise and engage in physical activities, said chief public health officer Dr Theresa Tam.
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More than 57,000 citizens have returned to India on flights being operated under Vande Bharat since May 6, Hardeep Puri said.(PTI)
More than 57,000 citizens have returned to India on flights being operated under Vande Bharat since May 6, Hardeep Puri said.(PTI)

75 more flights to US, Canada in Vande Bharat Phase 3

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 11:34 PM IST
These flights will be scheduled between June 9 and June 30 to cities including New York, Newark, Chicago, Washington, San Francisco, Vancouver and Toronto.
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Violence related to INCEL, or involuntary celibate, have increased in recent years in Canada.(Representative Photo/Reuters)
Violence related to INCEL, or involuntary celibate, have increased in recent years in Canada.(Representative Photo/Reuters)

Canada’s first: Teen INCEL who killed a woman charged with terrorism

By Anirudh Bhattacharya | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Toronto
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 09:01 AM IST
In a rampage on February 24, the youth allegedly murdered 24-year-old Ashley Noell Arzaga at the Crown Spa in Toronto.
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Some of that decline can be attributed to a perceived lack of openness from China that may have contributed to the coronavirus crisis(Reuters)
Some of that decline can be attributed to a perceived lack of openness from China that may have contributed to the coronavirus crisis(Reuters)

Canadian favourability towards China ‘at a new low’: Report

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Edited by: Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, Toronto
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 02:07 PM IST
According to a new public opinion poll, Canadian favourability towards China is “at a new low.”
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Atwood spoke about how she managed to give the disease a miss as she had been travelling since January.(AP)
Atwood spoke about how she managed to give the disease a miss as she had been travelling since January.(AP)

Novelist Margaret Atwood on how she escaped the coronavirus scare

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 02:04 PM IST
Recently, for the Read A Letter initiative, she shared the story of how she managed to escape the coronavirus scare.
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The cases that would have been recorded by April 15 without a lockdown or containment measures would have matched Italy’s progression(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
The cases that would have been recorded by April 15 without a lockdown or containment measures would have matched Italy’s progression(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Without timely lockdown, Covid-19 cases in India may have hit 8 lakh: Consulate in Toronto

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Hindustan Times,
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2020 10:04 PM IST
India’s Consulate in Toronto released this data to media in Canada including those serving the diaspora community, among a number of other presentations relating to the country’s effort in minimising the impact of Covid-19.
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A total of 20 samples belonging to suspected cases in Lucknow have been tested and all barring the doctor have tested negative(REUTERS)
A total of 20 samples belonging to suspected cases in Lucknow have been tested and all barring the doctor have tested negative(REUTERS)

Indian-origin doctor from Canada tests positive for coronavirus, kept in isolation at Lucknow’s KGMU

By Press Trust of India | Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2020 02:26 PM IST
The 35-year-old doctor of Indian origin is based in Toronto, Canada and had arrived here on March 8. She was tested positive on Wednesday night and her samples have been sent for reconfirmation to NIV, Dr Himanshu said.
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Three people were killed and two others wounded in a shooting in an apartment rented on Airbnb in Toronto. (Representative Image)(Getty Images)
Three people were killed and two others wounded in a shooting in an apartment rented on Airbnb in Toronto. (Representative Image)(Getty Images)

Three killed, two injured in shooting at a Toronto Airbnb

By Agence France-Presse | Montreal
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 10:55 AM IST
Police by Saturday still had not given any information on the victims’ identities or a possible motive, only saying that the violence happened in an Airbnb online rental downtown.
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Canada's Bianca Andreescu(REUTERS)
Canada's Bianca Andreescu(REUTERS)

Ongoing injury forces Andreescu out of Australian Open warm up

By AFP | Wellington
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 11:57 AM IST
The Canadian 19-year-old sensation, who rocketed through the rankings from 152 to number five in the world this year and referred to 2019 as her “Cinderella story”, was billed as the top-seed in Auckland.
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Toronto’s booming residential real estate market has caught the eye of Grammy-award winning artist Pharrell Williams.(AP)
Toronto’s booming residential real estate market has caught the eye of Grammy-award winning artist Pharrell Williams.(AP)

Pharrell Williams detours into condo design from music, fashion

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 10:40 AM IST
The music producer and fashion mogul is making a foray into residential development by partnering with two local firms to help design a dual-tower condo project in Canada’s most populous city.
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This month, a 17-year-old was killed by gunfire and five other people were wounded in a community just outside of Toronto, and two days later another person was killed in a shooting on a major highway.(HT image)
This month, a 17-year-old was killed by gunfire and five other people were wounded in a community just outside of Toronto, and two days later another person was killed in a shooting on a major highway.(HT image)

Canada’s Trudeau pledges assault rifle ban, pivots campaign amid blackface scandal

By Reuters | TORONTO
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 10:22 PM IST
Trudeau is campaigning in Toronto with less than five weeks to go before the Oct. 21 national election and two days after bombshell images of him in blackface emerged.
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas poses for photos before the world premiere of The Sky Is Pink at Roy Thomson Hall during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, Canada, on Sept. 13.(Xinhua)
Priyanka Chopra Jonas poses for photos before the world premiere of The Sky Is Pink at Roy Thomson Hall during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, Canada, on Sept. 13.(Xinhua)

Priyanka Chopra gets emotional as she hugs director Shonali Bose at TIFF premiere of The Sky Is Pink, watch

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2019 05:35 PM IST
Priyanka Chopra could not control her tears as The Sky Is Pink had a warm reception at the world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2019.
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She has written more than 40 books — novels, story collections, essays and poems — and her awards include the Booker Prize for The Blind Assassin and Canada’s Giller Prize for Alias Grace.(Instagram/ Margaret Atwood)
She has written more than 40 books — novels, story collections, essays and poems — and her awards include the Booker Prize for The Blind Assassin and Canada’s Giller Prize for Alias Grace.(Instagram/ Margaret Atwood)

Margaret Atwood returns us to Gilead in The Testaments

By Associated Press | TORONTO
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 03:50 PM IST
She has written more than 40 books — novels, story collections, essays and poems — and her awards include the Booker Prize for The Blind Assassin and Canada’s Giller Prize for Alias Grace.
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