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Brian Lara, Mickey Arthur named in three-member panel to review West Indies' early exit from T20 World Cup
St. John's (Antigua), Nov 17 (IANS) Legendary batter Brian Lara and experienced head coach Mickey Arthur have been named in a three-member independent panel assembled by Cricket West Indies (CWI) to conduct a comprehensive review of the West Indies early exit from the Men's T20 World Cup in Australia.
2022-11-17
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Cricket
Shubham Yogi's 'Kacchey Limbu' premieres at Toronto fest
Toronto, Sep 13 (IANS) Debutant director Shubham Yogi's feature film 'Kacchey Limbu' premiered to a rousing welcome at the ongoing Toronto International Festival here.
2022-09-13
Category: International, Canada,National,Cinema/Showbiz
'Roaring standing ovation' for Spielberg as he unveils 'The Fabelman's'
Toronto, Sep 11 (IANS) Multiple Oscar-winning auteur Steven Spielberg's 'The Fabelmans' earned a roaring standing ovation at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Saturday, as the crowd of movie lovers cheered loudly for the producer-director making his first appearance at the gathering, reports 'Variety'.
2022-09-11
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ex-West Indies player Sarwan quits as CWI men's team selector
St. John's (Antigua), May 31 (IANS) Former West Indies cricketer Ramnaresh Sarwan has resigned from his post of senior men's and youth selector due to personal reasons, less than five months after taking over the job in January.
2022-05-31
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Cricket
Indian players to watch out for in U-19 Cricket World Cup final
St. John's (Antigua), Feb 5 (IANS) India will be looking to go one step ahead of being runners-up in the 2020 edition when they face England in the ICC Men's U-19 Cricket World Cup 2022 final at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium here on Saturday. Both England and India head into the final undefeated in the ongoing tournament.
2022-02-05
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Cricket
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 2.9mn
Ottawa, Jan 23 (IANS) Canada confirmed 13,555 new Covid-19 cases, elevating its national caseload to 2,905,560 with 32,502 deaths, CTV reported.
2022-01-23
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canadian hospitalisation admissions continue increasing
Ottawa, Jan 22 (IANS) Canadian hospitalisation admissions are still rising, although the average number of daily Covid-19 cases fell 28 per cent compared to the previous week, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.
2022-01-22
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Indian-origin scientist creates 1st molecular structure of Omicron protein
Toronto, Jan 22 (IANS) An Indian-origin researcher at University of British Columbia (UBC) has created the world's first molecular-level structural analysis of the Omicron variant spike protein.
2022-01-22
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
4 people found dead near Canada-US border
Ottawa, Jan 21 (IANS) The bodies of four people have been found near the Canada-US border, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
2022-01-21
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 Gujaratis found dead on US-Canada border part of 'wider human smuggling'
Toronto, Jan 21 (IANS) All four persons found dead on the Canada side of the US-Canada border by the RCMP on Thursday were a Gujarati family.
2022-01-21
Category: International, Canada,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Canada's inflation rose to highest in 30 yrs
Ottawa, Jan 20 (IANS) Canada's annual rate of inflation rose to 4.8 per cent in December 2021, the highest since 1991 due to higher prices for food, passenger vehicles and housing, according to Statistics Canada.
2022-01-20
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada sixth most miserable country among 35 developed nations: Study
Toronto, Jan 19 (IANS) Canadas highest inflation rate of 4.8 per cent since 1991 and rising unemployment numbers have made it the sixth most miserable country among 35 developed nations, as per a study.
2022-01-19
Category: International, Canada,National,Human Interest/Society
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 2.7mn
Ottawa, Jan 15 (IANS) Canada reported 20,036 new Covid-19 cases, raising its national total to 2,706,977 cases with 31,306 deaths, according to local media CTV.
2022-01-15
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada's jobless rate down to 5.9%
Ottawa, Jan 8 (IANS) Canadian unemployment rate edged down to 5.9 per cent in December from the previous month's 6 per cent, according to Statistics Canada.
2022-01-08
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Covid fear, stress can impair cognitive functions: Study
Toronto, Jan 4 (IANS) Worries and anxiety over the Covid-19 pandemic can impair basic cognitive functions, leading to poorer decision making, delays in mental processing speed, and alteration of the perception of risk, finds a study.
2022-01-04
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Canada records 41,210 new Covid-19 cases
Ottawa, Jan 1 (IANS) Canada is going through its worst spike in Covid cases, driven by the Omicron variant, with 41,210 new cases reported on Friday evening, an all-time high for daily cases since the pandemic hit the country in February 2020.
2022-01-01
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Politics
Canada to resettle female Afghan judges who moved to Greece after evacuation
Ottawa, Jan 1 (IANS) Canada has decided to resettle female Afghan judges along with their family members who left the country and sought refuge in to Greece after the Taliban took over, spokesperson of Canada immigration minister said on Saturday.
2022-01-01
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada sees surging new Covid-19 cases
Ottawa, Dec 30 (IANS) Canada reported 23,585 new Covid-19 cases, the first time to record more than 20,000 cases on a daily basis, elevating the cumulative total to 2,094,042 cases with 30,231 deaths, according to state news agency.
2021-12-30
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab-origin realtor, scientist honoured with Order of Canada
Toronto, Dec 30 (IANS) Two Indo-Canadians -- top realtor Bob Dhillon of Calgary and clean energy scientist V.I. Lucky Lakshmanan of Mississauga -- have been honoured with the Order of Canada.
2021-12-30
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora
Remote learning may up depression, anxiety in older children
Toronto, Dec 30 (IANS) If your older child is learning remotely, it may increase the risk of depression in them as a new study suggests that higher levels of electronic learning time is associated with increased levels of depression and anxiety.
2021-12-30
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 2mn
Ottawa, Dec 28 (IANS) Canada reported 18,230 new Covid-19 cases, elevating the cumulative whole to 2,026,249 cases with 30,172 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-12-28
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Politics
Canada to join Mexico in complaint on US car-origin rules
Ottawa, Dec 27 (IANS) Canada plans to formally join Mexico in calling for an arbitration panel to resolve a dispute with the US over how to interpret rules governing the origin of vehicle parts, according to a media report.
2021-12-27
Category: International, Canada,Politics
107 refugees resettled from Libya to Canada
Ottawa, Dec 25 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said it has resettled 107 refugees from Libya to Canada, the last resettlement departure of refugees from the African nation this year.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Canada,Politics
One dose of Ad5-nCoV Covid vax is safe, effective: The Lancet
Toronto, Dec 25 (IANS) One dose of Ad5-nCoV (Convidecia), a Covid-19 vaccine developed in China, is 57.5 per cent effective against symptomatic Covid-19 and 91.7 per cent effective against severe Covid-19 disease beginning 28 days post-vaccination, finds a new study.
2021-12-25
Category: International, Canada,National
Ontario records highest single-day Covid cases
Ottawa, Dec 24 (IANS) Ontario, Canada's most populous province, has reported 5,790 new Covid-19 cases, breaking a record for the highest number of single-day infections registered in a day.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Omicron has a greater capacity to bind with human cells: Study
Toronto, Dec 22 (IANS) Even as the newly reported Omicron variant is poised to replace Delta as the dominant variant across the world, a study led by an Indian-origin researcher shows that many mutations in the variant allow it to bond with human cells far more efficiently than previous strains.
2021-12-22
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 1.9 mn
Ottawa, Dec 22 (IANS) Canada reported 9,597 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 1,907,180 cases with 30,082 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-12-22
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Politics
Canada's Covid-19 cases continue to rocket
Ottawa, Dec 21 (IANS) Canada's Covid-19 cases continued to surge as the Omicron variant rapidly took hold in the country.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Politics
Canada's job vacancies hit record high
Ottawa, Dec 21 (IANS) The number of job vacancies in Canada reached has hit a record of 912,600 in the third quarter of 2021, according to official data.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada's Ontario needs "immediate circuit breaker" measure against Omicron variant
Ottawa, Dec 17 (IANS) Ontario, Canada's most populous province, is expected to see intensive care capacity reach unsustainable levels in January 2022 without an "immediate circuit breaker" to stem the spread of Omicron variant, according to Ontario's Science Advisory Table.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Politics
Canadian govt apologizes to victims of military sexual misconduct
Ottawa, Dec 14 (IANS) The Canadian government made a long-awaited official apology to victims of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces.
2021-12-14
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada sees sharp increase in Covid-19 cases
Ottawa, Dec 12 (IANS) Canada has reported 3,589 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the cumulative total to 1,831,344 cases, including 29,909 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-12-12
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
'Omicron could drive daily Covid cases to record high in Canada'
Ottawa, Dec 11 (IANS) Canada could see daily Covid-19 cases soar to record levels above 10,000 before January if Omicron cases sharply increase, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
2021-12-11
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canadians to pay much more for food in 2022: Report
Ottawa, Dec 10 (IANS) Canadians are expected to see the biggest annual increase in food bills on record as supply chain issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have wreaked havoc on the prices and availability of items, according to the country's Food Price Report.
2021-12-10
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 1.8 mn
Ottawa, Dec 4 (IANS) Canada reported 2,538 new Covid cases on Friday afternoon, raising the cumulative total to 1,801,405 cases with 29,747 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-12-04
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canada finds first cases of Covid-19 in wildlife
Ottawa, Dec 2 (IANS) Canada has found the first cases of Covid-19 in three white-tailed deer, according to the Environment and Climate Change Canada.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
Measuring viral RNA may help predict which Covid patients will die
Toronto, Nov 27 (IANS) The amount of a SARS-CoV-2 genetic material -- viral RNA -- in the blood is a reliable indicator in detecting which patients will die of the infectious disease, researchers have found.
2021-11-27
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
This gene is key to how antibodies develop
Toronto, Nov 27 (IANS) Canadian researchers have discovered an overlooked gene that plays a major role in the development of antibodies, which help the immune system recognize and fight viruses including SARS-CoV-2, bacteria and other causes of infectious disease.
2021-11-27
Category: International, Canada,Technology,Health/Medicine
Mental health of older adults significantly impacted by pandemic: Study
Toronto, Nov 26 (IANS) A new study has found that the Covid-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the mental health of older people living in the community.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Homicide rate for Canadian Indigenous victims 7 times higher
Ottawa, Nov 26 (IANS) The homicide rate for Indigenous victims was seven times higher than the rate for non-Indigenous people in Canada in 2020, according to Statistics Canada.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
1.3 mn Canadian children live in poverty
Ottawa, Nov 25 (IANS) More than 1.3 million Canadian children, or 17.7 per cent, live in poverty, according to an annual report issued by Campaign 2000.
2021-11-25
Category: International, Canada,Human Interest/Society,Politics
More rainstorms to hit flooded Canadian province in coming days
Vancouver, Nov 25 (IANS) Canada's still-flooded British Columbia province has warned that flooding could worsen in the province as river levels are expected to rise with heavy rainfall in the coming days.
2021-11-25
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Canada to allow entry of travellers fully vaccinated with Sinopharm, Sinovac, Covaxin
Ottawa, Nov 20 (IANS) Travellers who are fully vaccinated with the shots from Sinopharm, Sinovac and Covaxin will be allowed to enter Canada starting November 30, the Canadian government said.
2021-11-20
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
Air pollution didn't drop during Covid lockdown in India as thought: Study
Toronto, Nov 17 (IANS) Although clear blue skies and an absence of visible smog seen during the first Covid-19 lockdown in India gave people much relief, a new study claims that air pollutants did not decrease as thought, rather ozone levels increased, which could lead to potential health issues.
2021-11-17
Category: International, Canada,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Canada sees increased int'l arrivals in Oct
Ottawa, Nov 13 (IANS) Canada saw the number of international arrivals to the country increase in October from the same month last year, but remained well below the pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels of October 2019, according to authorities.
2021-11-13
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada-US border town mayors urge for ending Covid test requirement for travellers
Ottawa, Nov 9 (IANS) Some border town Mayors on both sides of the Canada-US border held a virtual news conference to urge Ottawa to cancel the Covid-19 test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers.
2021-11-09
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Kids under 12 account for over 20% of new daily Covid cases in Canada
Ottawa, Nov 6 (IANS) Children under the age of 12 now account for over 20 per cent of Canada's daily new cases coronavirus cases, health authorities have confirmed.
2021-11-06
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Canadian newspapers' revenue sharply down in 2020
Ottawa, Nov 4 (IANS) The operating revenue of Canadian newspapers fell to C$2.1 billion in 2020, down 21.9 per cent from 2018, according to official figures.
2021-11-04
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Canada to allow 8 more airports to accept int'l passenger flights
Ottawa, Nov 3 (IANS) Canada will allow more airports to accept international passenger flights at the end of November, Canada's Transport Ministry has said
2021-11-03
Category: International, Canada,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Common antidepressant may cut Covid hospitalisation risk by 30%
Toronto, Oct 29 (IANS) Researchers have identified a low cost antidepressant drug called fluvoxamine that can help save the lives of Covid-19 patients and cut hospital admissions by up to 30 per cent.
2021-10-29
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine