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Bobby Jindal sees American ‘melting point’ turning into ‘salad bowl’ »

Washington: Insisting that he was tired of hyphenated Americans, Louisiana’s Indian-American Republican Governor Bobby Jindal has accused the “politically correct crowd” of trying to turn the American “melting pot” into a…

Mar 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Indian-origin man sues federal government over wrongful conviction »

Ottawa:  An Indo-Canadian man has sued the Canadian federal government over his wrongful conviction in a sexual assault case, a media report said. Gurdev Singh Dhillon, a former Surrey resident who…

Mar 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Despite anti-prostitution law,Montreal’s erotic parlours flourishing »

Montreal: One year after the mayor promised to crack down on erotic massage parlours, Montreal still doesn’t know what it’s going to do with the hundreds of establishments operating right…

Mar 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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2 men shot dead by a security guard after altercation at Toronto McDonald’s »

Toronto: Two men are dead after an altercation led to a security guard opening fire at a McDonald’s restaurant in Toronto’s east end early Saturday. Det. Sgt. Terry Browne told…

Feb 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Another temple attack in US spreads concern among Hindus »

  New York:  A Sanatan Dharam temple was vandalised in Washington state with windows broken and the word “Fear” painted on it, less than a fortnight after another temple was attacked. Members…

Feb 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Citizenship amendment bill introduced in Lok Sabha,PIO and OCI to merge »

  New Delhi:  The government Friday introduced in the Lok Sabha the Citizenship Amendment Bill which seeks to merge the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)…

Feb 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Rob Ford’s ‘memorabilia’ auctioned »

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has put several personal items up for auction, including the tie he wore while confessing to smoking crack cocaine. Bids for the tie, covered with…

Feb 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Arrest made in death of Indian student »

  Toronto:  Police in Canada have arrested an Indo-Canadian man on charges of manslaughter in connection with the death of a 19-year-old Indian student, Harmanjit Singh. Dashminder Deol, 37, has been…

Feb 26 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Man extradited from Greece to Toronto to face charges in 2012 execution-style killing in Little Italy »

A man charged with first-degree murder in an execution-style killing at a gelato shop in Little Italy three years ago has been returned to Toronto after an extradition request was…

Feb 25 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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About 200 gather outside Queen’s Park to protest new sex-ed curriculum »

Toronto: About 200 people gathered outside the Ontario legislature today to protest the revised sex-education curriculum, while inside Premier Kathleen Wynne was going on the attack against an Opposition critic.…

Feb 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Bitter cold breaks another single-day temperature record in Toronto »

Toronto: For the second consecutive day, the bitter cold weather broke a record in the city of Toronto. The mercury hit -20.4 C at Pearson early this morning, surpassing the…

Feb 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Hazel McCallion takes job at U of T Mississauga campus »

Mississauga: Hazel McCallion, formerly one of Ontario’s most influential and longest-serving mayors, has taken a job at the University of Toronto. The 94-year-old retired from office in November after serving…

Feb 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Obama taps Indian Americans to fix things at home and abroad »

Washington: President Barack Obama, with the largest number of Indian Americans in his administration, keeps dipping into the expanding talent pool of the three million-strong Indian American community, to take care…

Feb 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Medical Marijuana Producers Failing To Disclose Relevant Info, CSA Says »

Toronto:  A new report says 25 publicly traded companies planning a foray into the medical marijuana industry didn’t disclose all of the pertinent information to investors, and in many cases…

Feb 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
HEADLINES

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the basketball icon, reinvented as culture vulture »

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“You are the man, Mr. Jabbar,” somebody shouts down what is normally a quiet, long hallway in the Department of…

Mar 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Online Agents or Direct? Who to trust while Booking Flights and Hotels? »

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Expedia, the online booking site that owns other major players, including Hotels.com, Hotwire and, more recently, Travelocity, announced about two weeks…

Mar 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Federer wins seventh Dubai open title beating Djokovic »

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DUBAI:  Swiss superstar Roger won the ATP Dubai duty free championships for the seventh time after beating arch rival and…

Mar 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Was Michael Clarke having pop at Darren Lehmann over poor preparation for New Zealand game? »

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It was just a couple of sentences in a post-match explanation that ran close to 10 minutes, but in the…

Mar 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Iran to help facilitate Google’s services in Gulf »

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Tehran:  Iran said on Sunday that it was ready to cooperate with information technology (IT) companies like Google to facilitate their…

Mar 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Dhoni pulls a fast one on a unsuspecting journalist »

Indian Tour to SA: Proteas training session and press conference

M.S. Dhoni can crack a joke with a straight face even before one realises it, as one photo journalist learnt…

Feb 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
SOUTH ASIA

Mufti to be sworn in as Kashmir CM Sunday, Modi to attend »

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 Jammu:   PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed will be sworn in as the new chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Sunday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Peoples Democratic Party patron will be heading a coalition government in the state for the second…

Feb 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Black money abroad? Be ready for jail, huge fines »

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 New Delhi:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday unveiled a slew of stringent steps to battle black money stashed abroad, including a new law that will entail rigorous imprisonment of up to 10 years and a penalty of 300 percent on its perpetrators. Those evading tax…

Feb 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Jaitley avoids ‘big bang’ to present budget of promise and inclusion »

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New Delhi:  Falling just short of big bang reforms called for by his own economic survey, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday presented a Rs.17.78 lakh crore (nearly $300 billion) national budget for the next fiscal that seeks to put more money in the hands of the…

Feb 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Delhi Is The Most Polluted City In The World »

Delhi Is The Most Polluted City In The World

New Delhi: Delhi is the most polluted city in the world when it comes to air quality, according to a WHO study released this week. The 2014 version of the Ambient Air Pollution (AAP) database contains results of outdoor air pollution monitoring from almost 1600…

Feb 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

US-Bangladesh blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death »

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Dhaka: Attackers in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka have hacked to death a US-Bangladeshi blogger whose writings on religion angered Islamist hardliners. Avijit Roy, an atheist who advocated secularism, was attacked as he walked back from a book fair with his wife, who was also hurt…

Feb 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
WORLD NEWS

Iran to help facilitate Google’s services in Gulf »

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Tehran:  Iran said on Sunday that it was ready to cooperate with information technology (IT) companies like Google to facilitate their services in the country and…

Mar 1 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Singapore: From swamp to skyscrapers,island nation turns 50 »

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Fifty years ago Singapore became an independent state, after leaving the short-lived Malaysian Federation. With no natural resources, just how did this tiny country go…

Feb 28 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Most wanted drug lord held in Mexico »

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  Morelia:  A most-wanted leader of an infamous drug cartel was arrested here Friday, a media report said. Kingpin of the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel, Servando…

Feb 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the basketball icon, reinvented as culture vulture

“You are the man, Mr. Jabbar,” somebody shouts down what is normally a quiet, long hallway in the Department of Justice. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who is, in fact, the man, having scored more points than anyone in…

Mar 1 2015 / Read More »
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Dubai firm unveils electric car charging stations

  Dubai:  Dubai public utility firm Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Wednesday unveiled public charging stations for electric vehicles in Dubai. The solar-powered charging stations were officially inaugurated at DEWA’s headquarters in the emirate, Khaleej Times…

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »
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Online Agents or Direct? Who to trust while Booking Flights and Hotels?

Expedia, the online booking site that owns other major players, including Hotels.com, Hotwire and, more recently, Travelocity, announced about two weeks ago that it was planning to acquire yet another rival, OrbitzWorldwide. So what does that mean…

Mar 1 2015 / Read More »
OPINION Kejriwal Has No Option But To Work With Modi

Kejriwal Has No Option But To Work With Modi

By Sreeparna Chakravarty  With the overwhelming vote from the people of Delhi in his favour, Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal has been saddled with the challenging responsibility of meeting the collective and varied aspirations of the 17…

Feb 13 2015 / Read More »

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