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Canadian man accused of killing Muslim family members to face terror charges
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Canadian man accused of killing Muslim family members to face terror charges

A Canadian man who is accused of deliberately running over a Muslim family with his truck, killing four of them, now faces terrorism charges in addition to those for murder, prosecutors said on Monday. Nathaniel Veltman, 20, was arrested shortly after the June 6 attack in a parking lot in London, Ontario, a short distance from the city’s oldest mosque. He was wearing what appeared to be body armor and a helmet at the time, police said. Due to a publication ban, details from a hearing in which Veltman appeared by Zoom on Monday from jail cannot be revealed. However, provincial and federal prosecutors provided their consent to commence terrorism proceedings against him, alleging that the killings of Salman Afzaal, his wife, their daughter and Afzaal’s mother, and attempted k...
In Punjab, thousands await study permit after 10 Canadian colleges face admission scrutiny
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In Punjab, thousands await study permit after 10 Canadian colleges face admission scrutiny

Jashanjeet Singh (name changed) took admission in a management course last year in Matrix College in Montreal, Quebec. As he planned to fly to Canada for the second semester after completing the first one online, his travel plans were grounded due to the provincial government there suspending 10 colleges. The list included Matrix College. With the suspension, the authorities also stopped issuing Quebec Acceptance Certification (QAC), which is a document that international students require for their study permit. The QAC ban came into effect in last year December. “Later suspension was lifted and the processing of students’ permit was allowed. But despite that our applications for QAC have been pending…The Canadian government is demanding more and more documents from us incl...
Canada PM Justin Trudeau denounces truck attack that targeted Muslim family
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Canada PM Justin Trudeau denounces truck attack that targeted Muslim family

A pickup truck attack that killed four members of an immigrant family has shaken Canada, a country where immigrants are largely accepted, and drew denunciations Tuesday from Canada’s prime minister, who called it a hate crime directed at Muslims. The victim’s two parents, two children and a grandmother were on an evening walk when the driver of the truck struck them at an intersection in London, Ontario. The sole survivor was a 9-year-old boy, who was hospitalized. “This was a terrorist attack, motivated by hatred, in the heart of one of our communities”, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Parliament. If anyone thinks racism and hatred don’t exist in this country, I want to say this: How do we explain such violence to a child in a hospital? How can we look families in the e...
Killing of Canadian Muslim family with truck was hate crime, police say
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Killing of Canadian Muslim family with truck was hate crime, police say

Four members of a Canadian Muslim family who were killed on Sunday when a pickup truck jumped the curb and ran them over were targeted in an anti-Islamic hate crime, Canadian police said on Monday. “There is evidence that this was a planned, premeditated act, motivated by hate,” Detective Superintendent Paul Waight of the London, Ontario, police department told reporters. “It is believed that these victims were targeted because they were Muslim,” Waight said. Police arrested the suspected attacker, 20-year-old Nathaniel Veltman, on Sunday. His truck swerved off the road, over the curb, struck the family and then drove off at high speed, police said, citing witnesses. Eyewitness Paige Martin told reporters a black truck blasted past her and ran a red light as she was walking...
Canadian police say Muslim family targeted by deadly attack – Times of India
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Canadian police say Muslim family targeted by deadly attack – Times of India

TORONTO: A driver plowed a pickup truck into a family of five, killing four of them and seriously injuring the other in an attack that targeted the victims because they were Muslims, Canadian police said Monday. Authorities said a young man was arrested in the parking lot of a nearby mall after the incident Sunday night in the Ontario city of London. Police said a black pickup truck mounted a curb and struck the victims at an intersection. "This was an act of mass murder perpetuated against Muslims," London Mayor Ed Holder said. "It was rooted in unspeakable hatred. The magnitude of such hatred can make one question who we were as a city." Police said the dead were a 74-year-old woman, a 46-year-old man, a 44-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl. A nine-year-old boy was reported in ...
Canadian Companies Donate ₹354 Cr For India’s Fight Against Covid Second Wave
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Canadian Companies Donate ₹354 Cr For India’s Fight Against Covid Second Wave

New Delhi: Canadian corporations with a presence in India have contributed nearly 59 million Canadian dollars (354 crores) in supplies to aid in the devastating second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic that is sweeping through the country.The Canada-India Business Council, or C-IBC, said in a statement issued on Friday said that their members “have made generous financial contributions and provided supplies in excess of $58,822,150 Canadian dollars (approximately ₹354 crores). We are grateful for the continuous support, ongoing initiatives and generosity of our members in helping the people of India”.Also Read: IT Rules: Govt Sends Final Notice To Twitter, Warns Of Consequences Over Non-Compliance | Know All About ItThe statement also mentioned that though in the last fe...
Quebec nationalism push poses election challenge for Canada PM Trudeau – Times of India
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Quebec nationalism push poses election challenge for Canada PM Trudeau – Times of India

OTTAWA: Some 25 years after an independence bid by Quebec almost broke Canada apart, a new push by the province to strengthen its French-speaking identity poses an awkward challenge for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau months before an expected election. Quebec, a political battleground that accounts for almost a quarter of the 338 seats in the federal House of Commons, has a history of separatist governments, one of which held a 1995 referendum on independence that only just failed. Premier Francois Legault is a nationalist who rejects separatism but wants more rights for Quebec, which has just 8.5 million people and constantly frets about its linguistic and cultural heritage on a continent with hundreds of millions of English speakers. This month, Legault vowed to amend Canada's Constitu...
Over half of Canadians have received at least first Covid-19 vaccine shot – Times of India
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Over half of Canadians have received at least first Covid-19 vaccine shot – Times of India

MOSCOW: More than half of Canada's population has received at least one dose of a vaccine against Covid-19, the CP24 television channel reports. The coronavirus immunity milestone was reached on Saturday when health authorities announced that over 20.6 million vaccine doses had been administered across Canada. More than 19 million people received one shot, while 1.6 million have been fully vaccinated. Thus, according to CP24, 50.01 percent of the Canadian population has received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose. Canada has approved four vaccines against Covid-19: Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. Canada has more than 1.3 million confirmed coronavirus cases, while the country's Covid-19 death toll stands at over 25,000. Source link
Hong Kong freezes listed shares of media tycoon Lai under security law – Times of India
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Hong Kong freezes listed shares of media tycoon Lai under security law – Times of India

HONG KONG: Hong Kong authorities on Friday froze assets belonging to jailed media tycoon Jimmy Lai, including all shares in his company, Next Digital - the first time a listed firm has been targeted by national security laws in the financial hub. Also among assets targeted were the local bank accounts of three companies owned by him, Hong Kong's Secretary for Security John Lee said in a government statement. The statement, issued after the market close, said Lee had issued notices "in writing to freeze all the shares of Next Digital Limited held by (Jimmy) Lai Chee-ying, and the property in the local bank accounts of three companies owned by him". Lai was sentenced to 14 months in prison for taking part in unauthorised assemblies during pro-democracy protests in 2019. He faces three all...
Canada to provide 10 million dollars to India to support fight against Covid-19: PM Justin Trudeau | India News – Times of India
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Canada to provide 10 million dollars to India to support fight against Covid-19: PM Justin Trudeau | India News – Times of India

OTTAWA: Canada will provide 10 million dollars to India to support the country in its fight against the unprecedented second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced. Addressing a press conference, Trudeau said that minister of foreign affairs Marc Garneau had "direct conversations" with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar about how Canada can best help, including the donation of extra medical supplies. "We are also ready to provide 10 million dollars through the Canadian Red Cross to the Indian Red Cross," the Prime Minister said. This will support everything from ambulant services to buying more Personal Protective Equipment locally, he said. "If you want to donate to the emergency efforts on the ground, go to redcross.ca… As a world, we are in this f...
Canada bans flights from India and Pakistan
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Canada bans flights from India and Pakistan

Canada has said it would ban all flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days due to the growing wave of COVID-19 cases in that region. Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said the ban would start late Thursday, speaking hours after India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections in the previous 24-hours. Ontario Premier Doug Ford, meanwhile, apologised Thursday for a failed attempt to close playgrounds and allow police to stop and question people who were not in their homes, measures that created a backlash from police forces, health officials and the public. The leader of Canada’s most populous province, in his first public appearance since announcing the restrictions, said his government had moved too fast with the measures. “They left a lot of people angr...
Canada records second case of rare blood clot after AstraZeneca shot – Times of India
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Canada records second case of rare blood clot after AstraZeneca shot – Times of India

TORONTO: Canadian health authorities said Saturday the country has recorded a second case of rare but serious blood clotting linked to AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, but still recommend the shot for use. The patient, who lives in the western province of Alberta and received a version of the AstraZeneca vaccine supplied by the Serum Institute of India, "has received treatment and is recovering," Canadian health authorities wrote on Twitter. Canada reported its first case of blood clotting associated with low platelets on Tuesday in a Quebec woman who received the same shot. Blood clot formations linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine "remain very rare" and Canada still believes that the vaccine's benefits "outweigh the potential risks," Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada sa...
New restrictions ire many in Canada’s most populous province – Times of India
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New restrictions ire many in Canada’s most populous province – Times of India

TORONTO: New pandemic restrictions imposed by Canada's most populous province immediately ran into opposition on Saturday as police departments insisted they wouldn't use new powers to randomly stop motorists and health experts complained the rules focus on outdoor activities rather than more dangerous indoor settings. Ontario Premier Doug Ford's government announced Friday it was giving police authority to require anyone not at home to explain why they're out and provide their address. Tickets can be written. But at least a dozen forces throughout Ontario, including in the capital of Toronto, said there will be no random stops of people or cars. "We are all going through a horrific year of Covid-19 and all associated with it together. The (department) will NOT be randomly stopping ve...
Serum Institute asks government for $403 million to boost AstraZeneca vaccine output | India News – Times of India
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Serum Institute asks government for $403 million to boost AstraZeneca vaccine output | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Serum Institute of India, the world's biggest vaccine manufacturer, has asked the government for a grant of 30 billion rupees ($402.97 million) to increase its capacity to make AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine. It is seeking the money to ramp up monthly production to more than 100 million doses by the end of May, the government said in a statement on Wednesday, noting output was currently around 65-70 million doses a month. The company is making vaccine doses for dozens of mainly poorer countries, though it has supplied Britain, Canada and Saudi Arabia due to AstraZeneca production issues elsewhere. About 90% of the 86 million doses India has administered since mid-January have come from the institute, with the rest accounted for by a domestic vaccine developed by Bharat Bi...
Exclusive! Kader Khan’s son Abdul’s death: “He was in the hospital since 6 months; his kidneys had failed”- Family reveals – Times of India
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Exclusive! Kader Khan’s son Abdul’s death: “He was in the hospital since 6 months; his kidneys had failed”- Family reveals – Times of India

This morning, we got the sad news of late veteran actor Kader Khan’s elder son Abdul Quddus passing away. Reportedly, Abdul breathed his last in Canada. However, the reason behind his tragic demise was still unknown and neither were there any details about him. ETimes now has it that Abdul stayed very near to Kader Khan who had shifted to Canada in his old age to be with his son Sarfaraz. Sarfaraz's wife Shahista tells us, "Abdul stayed with his wife just 15 minutes away from our house." So what exactly happened? "Well, Abdul was just in his mid-50s. He had a renal problem for 15 years, which aggravated with time. He had been undergoing dialysis for nearly 10 years. He was in the hospital for the last 6 months. We saw him talking last on March 24 when he was showing his arms and tellin...
China announces sanctions on individuals, entities in US, Canada – Times of India
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China announces sanctions on individuals, entities in US, Canada – Times of India

BEIJING: China on Saturday announced sanctions on individuals and entities in the United States and Canada, in response to sanctions imposed on Chinese citizens and groups over Xinjiang. China would impose sanctions on the chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Gayle Manchin and the vice-chair of the USCIRF Tony Perkins, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement. China has also sanctioned Canadian member of parliament Michael Chong and the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of the House of Commons of Canada, according to the statement. Source link
Philippines deploys more navy ships to disputed sea amid row with China – Times of India
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Philippines deploys more navy ships to disputed sea amid row with China – Times of India

MANILA: The Philippine military ordered the deployment of more navy ships to the South China Sea on Thursday amid a growing diplomatic row over a fleet of Chinese boats parked near a disputed reef. China claims almost the entirety of the resource-rich sea, and was accused by the United States this week of efforts to "intimidate and provoke others" by parking its vessels near Whitsun Reef. Manila has ordered Beijing to recall 183 boats at the boomerang-shaped reef around 320 kilometres (175 nautical miles) west of Palawan Island, describing their presence as an incursion of its sovereign territory. Around 220 boats were detected by the Philippine coast guard on March 7 but only made public last weekend. A military aerial patrol over the reef on Monday found 183 were still there. China sa...
Moderna Covid Vaccine: Moderna announces start of Covid-19 vaccine trials for children | World News – Times of India
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Moderna Covid Vaccine: Moderna announces start of Covid-19 vaccine trials for children | World News – Times of India

WASHINGTON: US manufacturer Moderna on Tuesday said it has started Covid-19 vaccine trials for children aged from 6 months to under 12 years old, with plans to enroll about 6,750 participants. "We are pleased to begin this Phase 2/3 study of mRNA-1273 in healthy children in the US and Canada," said CEO Stephane Bancel in a statement. "This pediatric study will help us assess the potential safety and immunogenicity of our Covid-19 vaccine candidate in this important younger age population." Source link
Canada judge rejects Huawei CFO’s push to use employee statements as evidence in U.S. extradition case
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Canada judge rejects Huawei CFO’s push to use employee statements as evidence in U.S. extradition case

The Canadian judge in Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s U.S. extradition case rejected her request to admit as evidence Huawei employee statements that contradict a U.S. claim she misled bankers about the company’s business in Iran, a ruling said on Friday. But the judge provisionally allowed parts of an expert’s report that Meng’s team requested be permitted into evidence, subject to further submissions about its relevance, the ruling showed. Meng, 49, was arrested in December 2018 at Vancouver International Airport on a U.S. warrant for allegedly misleading HBSC about Huawei’s business dealings in Iran and causing the bank to violate U.S. sanctions. She has since been fighting the case from under house arrest in Vancouver and has said she is innocent. The evidence Meng’s team sou...
Canada says AstraZeneca vaccine is safe after Norway and Denmark suspend use
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Canada says AstraZeneca vaccine is safe after Norway and Denmark suspend use

Canada on Thursday said the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is safe after Denmark and Norway temporarily suspended its use amid reports that blood clots had formed in some who had received the shot. “Health Canada is aware of reports of adverse events in Europe following immunization with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, and would like to reassure Canadians that the benefits of the vaccine continue to outweigh its risks,” the health department said in a statement. “At this time, there is no indication that the vaccine caused these events,” it said. Canada received 500,000 AstraZeneca doses made at the Serum Institute of India last week, and expects to get 1.5 million more in by May. “To date, no adverse events related to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine… have been reported to...