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Canada plans new law on assisted suicide

Canada’s new assisted suicide law will only apply to Canadians and permanent residents, meaning Americans won’t be able to travel to Canada to die.

15 Apr 2016 12:04 AM

Sikhs will get apology from Canadian PM

Almost 102 years after Canada turned away more than 376 migrants, mostly Sikhs from India, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will formally apologise on May 18 for the incident that happened due to “discri

13 Apr 2016 3:13 AM

Sikh viciously assaulted in Canada

A 29-year-old Indo-Canadian Sikh was viciously assaulted by four men in Canada in an alleged racially motivated attack, drawing strong condemnation from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

04 Apr 2016 5:10 AM

Global majority backs a ban on ‘dark Net’: Poll

Seven in 10 people say the “dark net” — an anonymous online home to both criminals and activists fearful of government surveillance — should be shut down, according to a global Ipsos poll released on

30 Mar 2016 12:32 AM

Raptors edge past Cavaliers in NBA

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (left) tries to dribble past James Johnson of the Toronto Raptors in their NBA game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Friday. The Raptors won 99-97. — AP

28 Feb 2016 9:16 AM


36 per cent rise in number of male smokers in India since 1998: Study

The number of men smoking tobacco in India rose by more than one-thirds to 108 million in 17 years, according to an alarming new study led by an Indian-origin researc-her, which also found that cigare

28 Feb 2016 6:45 AM

New thin film transistor may lead to flexible electronics

Researchers have invented a thin film transistor that could lead to the development of flexible electronic devices with applications such as display technology, medical imaging and renewable energy pr

11 Feb 2016 2:22 AM

Blackberry cuts 200 jobs in Ontario and Florida to trim costs

According to a filing, the company had 6,225 employees as of February 28, 2015.

06 Feb 2016 10:13 AM

Canada’s Sikh minister heckled with ‘racist’ remarks

Canada’s first Sikh defence minister Harjit Sajjan has been heckled in Parliament with an Opposition member shouting that MPs needed an “English-to-English” translation as he spoke, an act dubbed as “

05 Feb 2016 4:16 AM

Women don’t make first move in online dating

Men, take note! Women tend to send “weak signals” rather than making the first move when it comes to online dating, researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have found.

04 Feb 2016 11:17 PM


New way to turn e-waste into gold found

Scientists have discovered a new financially-viable and environmentally-friendly way to recover and recycle gold from electronic waste, an approach that could revolutionise the industry and be a verit

01 Feb 2016 1:30 AM

Freed, Reyat to stay in a reintegration house till Aug 2018

Reyat was found guilty of perjury in 2010 after he lied during trial of two men accused of bombing that killed all 329 passengers on plane.

29 Jan 2016 10:36 AM

Lack of a gene copy can trigger a drop in IQ levels

On the other hand, an addition of a copy in the same genomic region on chromosome 16 can cause to autistic spectrum disorders.

28 Jan 2016 9:54 AM

Typing slowly can improve your writing skills

The quality of your writing, such as sophistication of vocabulary, is likely to get better if you simply type slower.

22 Jan 2016 1:43 PM

‘Mid-life crisis’ theory may be a myth, says study

The “mid-life crisis” theory which predicts that happiness declines the most from the early 20s to middle age may be a myth, a new study suggests.

14 Jan 2016 1:25 AM


Canadian tourist detained in Afghanistan since 2010 released

It was not immediately clear how his release came about, but Dion thanked the government of Qatar for its assistance.

12 Jan 2016 9:52 AM

Is shopping key to happiness

In some good news for shopaholics, scientists have found that material purchases can provide more frequent happiness over time.

31 Dec 2015 2:16 AM

Days on Earth are getting longer

Melting of glaciers near the Earth’s poles and the resulting rise in sea level is partly slowing down the Earth’s rotation, thereby increasing the length of our days, a new study suggests.

14 Dec 2015 4:30 AM

Canada's prime minister to welcome refugees at the airport

The newly elected government is pushing forward its pledge to resettle 25,000 refugees.

11 Dec 2015 10:11 AM