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Touch elbows, don’t shake hands, to avoid flu


October 10th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Touching elbows, taking a bow or bumping fists might be better ways of greeting each other than a handclasp, which can transmit the flu virus. ... Read more...

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Ashish Bagai steps down as Canada captain


May 30th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 30 (IANS) Delhi boy Ashish Bagai Monday resigned as the captain of the Canada cricket team ahead of the Intercontinental Cup in June.Bagai, who led the team in ... Read more...

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‘Superman’ comes to Rajaratnam’s rescue


April 14th, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 14 (IANS) A New York education advocate featured in an award-winning documentary "Waiting for Superman" has vouched for hedge fund tycoon Raj Rajaratnam embroiled in the biggest ... Read more...

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Air Canada posts first profit in four years


February 11th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 11 (IANS) Air Canada Thursday reported its first profit since 2007, posting a net income of $107 million for 2010 as well as the highest load factor in ... Read more...

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‘This would have been an opportunity for India to shine’


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 22 (IANS) Canadian sports officials are critical of the Indian government for not attending in time to the deficiencies that were being pointed out, saying India "risks considerable international embarrassment ... Read more...

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Angry Canada hints at pulling out of Games


September 22nd, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Sep 22 (IANS) Canada Tuesday hinted that it is ready to pull out of the Commonwealth Games if India quickly fails to fix the problems - lack of preparedness ... Read more...

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India becoming magnet for Canadian companies, says survey


June 1st, 2010 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, June 1 (IANS) Despite China remaining the economic powerhouse of Asia, more and more Canadian companies are now eyeing the mounting investment opportunities in India, says a survey by the Asia ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh to meet President Obama today


April 11th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Ahead of Monday's Nuclear Security Summit, the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, will meet US President Barack Obama, at Blair House in Washington tonight.During their meeting, Dr. ... Read more...

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stops over in Frankfurt en route to U.S.


April 10th, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by ANI
Frankfurt (Germany), April 10 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, stopped over in Frankfurt for a couple of hours on Saturday evening to allow his aircraft to be refueled for ... Read more...

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Prime Minister leaves for US, Brazil visit


April 10th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh left for a week long visit of Brazil and US on Saturday morning.During his stay Dr. Singh will attend the Nuclear ... Read more...

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For BlackBerry, it is globalisation abroad and protectionism at home


August 6th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Aug 6 (IANS) Preaching globalization abroad and protectionism at home. That seems to be the mantra of Canadian corporates.BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) may have worldwide operations but ... Read more...

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Indian-origin Cricket Canada boss `retires’ in face of no-trust motion (Lead)


May 29th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 29 (IANS) Indian-origin Cricket Canada president Banwarilal (Ben) Sennik Thursday announced his retirement from the body faced with a vote of no-confidence by his directors. Sennik, who sacked fellow Indian ... Read more...

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Indian-origin Cricket Canada boss `retires’ before no-trust motion


May 29th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 29 (IANS) Facing a summary ouster from the board of directors, Indian-origin Cricket Canada president Banwarilal (Ben) Sennik Thursday announced his retirement from the sporting body. Sennik, who sacked fellow Indian ... Read more...

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Air Canada CEO quits as airline faces bankruptcy


March 31st, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 31 (IANS) Air Canada president and CEO Montie Brewer suddenly resigned Monday as the world's 11th largest airline struggles with a deepening financial crisis. Calin Rovinescu, a lawyer by profession, was ... Read more...

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Chrysler gives ultimatum, threatens to pull out of Canada


March 12th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 12 (IANS) Chrysler Wednesday threatened to pull out of Canada unless the Canadian government gives it billions of dollars in loans and allows tax concessions and workers take wage cuts. With ... Read more...

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Ford for incentives to owners to scrap old cars to boost sales


March 10th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 10 (IANS) Ford Motor Company has asked the Canadian government to give monetary incentives to people to scrap old cars to boost sales of new vehicles. Incentives for owners of 10-year ... Read more...

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Indian intrigues spoil Canadian cricket party


February 26th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 26 (IANS) Indian intrigues are spoiling the party for Canadian cricket, declared the nation's first official sport last year amid much fanfare. The newly anointed national sport, which received a ... Read more...

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Air Canada posts $727 million loss


February 14th, 2009 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 14 (IANS) Air Canada, which is the world's eleventh largest airline, Friday reported a net loss of $727 million in the fourth quarter of 2008. This also includes an operating loss ... Read more...

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Canadians see danger in trade reliance on US


October 31st, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 31 (IANS) As resource-rich Canada seeks closer trade ties with Europe, over a third of its citizens blame their country's overdependence on the US for its current economic troubles.In a ... Read more...

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After 150 years, cricket wins back recognition in Canada


June 21st, 2008 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, June 21 (IANS) Canada, which had declared cricket as its national game way back in 1867 but later lost it to baseball and ice hockey, rehabilitated the sport Friday. ... Read more...

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Air Canada axes 2,000 jobs, flights to cut costs


June 17th, 2008 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 17 (IANS) Air Canada Tuesday announced it would axe 2,000 jobs this year to meet the rising fuel costs. Canada's premier airline was also scaling back flights on some long-haul ... Read more...

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