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10-Aug-2018 Ottawa

4 killed in Canada shooting, suspect arrested

At least four people were killed in a shooting on Friday in the Canadian city of Fredericton, the police said. A suspect was later arrested.In a post on Twitter, police officials in Fredericton -- the capital of the province of New Brunswick -- confirmed...

31-Mar-2018 Gaza

17 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli troops

At least 17 Palestinians have been killed and more than 1,400 injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers during protests at the Gaza border, Palestinian representative to the UN Riyad Mansour said.Israeli officials estimated tens of thousands of Palestinian...

03-Mar-2018 Ottawa

Trump's tariffs plan 'absolutely unacceptable' : Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday called US President Donald Trump's plan for tariffs on steel and aluminum imports "absolutely unacceptable" and warned of serious disruption.Trudeau said Trump's plan will have "significant and serious" economic...

29-Dec-2016 Ottawa

NASA satellite captures northern lights' dazzling image

A NASA satellite has captured a dazzling infrared image of northern lights that appeared as swirls of glowing clouds over northern Canada on the night of December 22.In a statement, NASA's Earth Observatory said that the night after the winter solstice,...

26-Aug-2016 Ottawa

3 killed in crossbow attack in Canada

At least three persons, including a woman, were killed in Toronto in a crossbow attack. A 35-year-old man is in custody, police said.The arrested man was believed to have used a crossbow to kill the three people on Thursday in the garage of an east Toronto...

04-Jun-2016 Algiers

33 killed in Algeria road accident

At least 33 persons were killed on Saturday when a passenger bus collided with a semi-trailer truck in Algeria's Laghouat province, officials said.The accident occurred at 1.50 a.m., Xinhua news agency reported.Rescue officials said 22 others were injured...

12-Apr-2016 Ottawa

Canadian prime minister to apologise for rejecting Sikhs in 1914

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday that he will offer a full apology for a government decision in 1914 to deny entry of Sikhs in the country."As a nation, we should never forget the prejudice suffered by the Sikh community at the hands...

11-Feb-2016 Vatican City

Pope Francis meets Iraqi PM

Pope Francis held talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi at the Vatican which centred on the rights of Christians and ethnic minorities in the Middle Eastern country, inter-faith dialogue and national reconciliation.An official statement called the...

04-Nov-2015 Ottawa

Three Sikhs sworn in as cabinet ministers in Canada

The Punjabi community in Canada made history on Wednesday when two turbaned Sikhs were sworn in as cabinet ministers, as 42-year-old Justin Trudeau took oath as the country's 23rd prime minister at a grand public ceremony here.While 42-year-old Indian Canadian...

10-Sep-2015 Ottawa

Canada issues new stamps in honour of Queen Elizabeth II

Canada Post on Wednesday issued a stamp to honour a royal milestone Queen Elizabeth II has made as the longest reigning Sovereign in Canada's modern era, more than 63 years, nearing the reign of her grandmother Queen Victoria (1837-1901)."Our stamps not only...

28-Aug-2015 Ottawa

First Sikh soldier to guard Tomb of Unknown Soldier

In a first, a Sikh soldier has been appointed to watch over the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" at the National War Memorial here in Canada, a media report said.The tomb refers to a monument in dedication to the services of an unknown soldier and to the common...

23-Jul-2015 Ottawa

Over two hours on Facebook daily bad for kids' memory

Spending more than two hours daily on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram can put your kids at the risk of developing poor mental health, high psychological distress and even suicidal thoughts, new research shows."The findings send an important message to parents...

21-Jul-2015 Ottawa

Early intervention can prevent sexual transmission of HIV

Starting antiretroviral therapy early is highly effective in preventing sexual transmission of the virus in heterosexual couples where one person is HIV-infected and the other is not, according to results of a decade-long clinical trial involving participants...

10-Jun-2015 Ottawa

Social media helps young adults quit smoking

A research has found that young adults who use social media to quit smoking are twice as successful in their efforts as those who use a more traditional method.The study, published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, compared the success of...

09-Jun-2015 Ottawa

Weight loss can reduce asthma severity in obese adults

Weight loss can improve asthma severity, asthma control, lung function, and quality of life of obese adults with asthma, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.The researchers found that weight loss reduced asthma severity as measured by airway hyperresponsiveness...

08-Jun-2015 Ottawa (Canada)

Germany beat Cote d'Ivoire 10-0 in women's World Cup

Germany beat Cote d'Ivoire 10-0 in the women's football World Cup here.The twice winner of women's World Cup did not show any mercy to the African team which participated in this game for the first time on Sunday, reports Xinhua.The score of 10-0 is the second-most...

26-May-2015 Ottawa

Behavioural training can prevent cannabis use: Study

Brief behavioural training sessions can help prevent, reduce or delay cannabis use among some at-risk teenagers, new research says."The students voluntarily participated in two 90-minute cognitive behavioural sessions that were adapted to their specific personality...

08-May-2015 Ottawa

Genes influence how sensitive you are

If you are too sensitive to the emotionally relevant things in the world, it could just be in your genes, a new research has found.The gene in question is ADRA2b and carriers of a deletion variant of this gene are likely to be more sensitive to emotional...

05-May-2015 Ottawa

'Can opener' exposes HIV virus like never before

Researchers have found that a tiny molecule can act like a "can opener" to force the "sealed tin" of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to open up and to expose its vulnerable parts, allowing the body's immune system cells to then kill the infected cells.The findings...

01-May-2015 Ottawa

Infectious diarrhoea viruses can spread by air

Noroviruses, a group of viruses responsible for over half of global gastroenteritis cases, can spread by air up to several metres from an infected person, warns a new study.Gastroenteritis or infectious diarrhoea is a common condition where the stomach and intestines...

16-Apr-2015 Ottawa

Khajuraho sculpture to be back in India from Canada

An 800-year-old Khajuraho sandstone sculpture of a scantily clad woman holding a parrot will return to India after Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday handed it over to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The sculpture dates back to the 12th century....

15-Apr-2015 Ottawa

Narendra Modi visit: India, Canada ties get 'new vigour, new steps'

India and Canada agreed to elevate their bilateral relations to a strategic partnership, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper and both underscored the considerable potential for mutually-beneficial civil nuclear...

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