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Promising Brampton youth dies unexpectedly

CanIndia News

  BRAMPTON Ekjot Swagh was a world champion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu until last week when a rare arterial disease, Atherosclerosin, claimed his life. Ekjot was the only child of his parents, father Jagmeet Singh Swagh and mother Parmjit Kaur Swagh. Sidhu said though Ekjot’s parents at first wanted him to continue ...


Should single-event sports betting be made legal?

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TORONTO It has been a demand for years now and this time Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa is pushing for the Canadian Senate to legalize single-event sports betting. Bill C-290, a private member’s bill tabled by Windsor-Tecumseh NDP MP Joe Comartin, would allow gamblers to bet on one game at a time, ...


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Foreign Students Diary


CI News Service Canada is the 7th most popular destination for international students and in 2013, over 290,000 international students joined universities and institutes across the country, 43.3 % of them opted to study in Ontario. Foreign students from India comprise the second largest group after China. Currently well over 32,000 Indian ...


Air Canada to start direct Toronto-Delhi flights next year

CanIndia News

TORONTO AIR Canada has begun selling tickets for its non-stop service from Toronto to Delhi beginning in November 2015. The new route, the first to be dedicated for Air Canada’s Boeing 787-9 series aircraft, will open new opportunities in the Indian subcontinent, currently the largest international market not served by Air Canada. ...


Fifteen Indians lose sight in Punjab after cataract removal


AMRITSAR It is a tragic but not altogether shocking outcome in India where an abysmal health care system gives rise to such tragedies. This week fifteen elderly women lost their sight after a doctor used suspected infected equipment to remove cataracts at a free eye surgery camp in Punjab. A criminal investigation ...


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Ashlee Monroe, Canadian Goodwill Ambassador of the 'Pashmina Goat Project'

KASHMIRINK brings soul to Pashmina fashion

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida Come winter it’s time to break out the Pashmina. Incredibly warm and light, it has been worn over the years in many different forms as a sweater, a dress, a skirt and even as a scarf. With recent trends towards combining Eastern and Western fashion styles the Pashmina shawl ...


How political correctness erodes support for multiculturalism


By Pradip Rodrigues A scathing report on the grooming, exploitation and rape of over 1,400 young girls in Rotterham in the UK between 1997 and 2013 shocked that nation and horrified the rest of the civilized world. There were two factors at play here, one was that many of the girls, some ...


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We stand by the freedom of expression

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Freedom of expression is a tricky thing and in these times where political correctness rules the roost, it is almost a given that anything written could be offensive to someone. Over the years we at Can-India have had many readers take offence at a position we took or a statement we printed. ...


British-Indian businessman accused of killing wife walks free

CanIndia News

CAPE TOWN, South Africa An Indian-origin British-Indian businessman  accused of arranging the murder of his wife while on honeymoon trip in South Africa, was discharged Monday. Shrien Dewani, 33, is accused of ordering the murder of his wife, 28-year-old Anni Dewani, who was shot on the outskirts of Cape Town in November ...


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I want to use the greatest asset I have for the greater good: Akshay Kumar

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Akshay Kumar shares his thoughts on his new film “Baby” as well as his efforts to support regional cinema and women’s self-defence with Can-India. Akshay Kumar’s co-stars have given him the thumbs for his upcoming film “Baby”. Now we just have to wait and see what the fans think. In an email ...


The re-invention of Pooja Batra


By Pradip Rodrigues In the early 90s, even before she began to clock many kilometres on the catwalk, Pooja Batra sauntered into the Citadel (a Pune city magazine from the Stardust group) magazine office in Pune. She was then a 17-year-old with porcelain-like skin, striking features and had legs that never seemed ...


Two lessons on time and people management


By Pradip Rodrigues One of the nicest perks about being a journalist is having the opportunity to meet and connect with lots of people and over the years I’ve been fortunate to meet and socially mingle with some fascinating personalities. Early in my career back in Mumbai, two people in particular taught ...


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Cricketing world shocked at Hughes’ death

CanIndia News

SYDNEY, Australia The cricket world was left stunned Thursday as Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who was struck on the head by a cricket ball, died in a hospital here. The 25-year-old Hughes, who represented the national team in 26 Tests between 2009-2013, fractured his skull and suffered massive bleeding in his brain ...


Ishant’s best gives India a historic win at Lord’s


Ishant Sharma’s career best seven for 74 bounced out England to give India a historic 95-run victory, their first in 28 years at Lord’s, in the second cricket Test here Monday. Set a target of 319, England were bowled out for 223 runs in their second innings, a little over an hour ...

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West Indies chase 93 for victory after frustrating wait

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Port-of-Spain (Trinidad), June 20 (IANS/CMC) West Indies will chase 93 to win the second cricket Test after New Zealand were dismissed for 331 in their second innings at lunch on the final day at Queen’s Park Oval here Friday. The Caribbean side, however, were forced to endure another frustrating session before finally ...



Caring for your seniors with mental health issues

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida Many South Asian families are finding it harder to cope with their ageing parents as loneliness, health and mobility issues come to the fore. Living with seniors may not be new to us but the Canadian lifestyle throws a few curveballs that many have previously not considered. With both ...


Why is multiculturalism failing?


By Pradip Rodrigues As Europe continues to be on high alert following the anti-terror raids in Belgium last week, people on both sides of the Atlantic are focused on security but one of the biggest casualties is multiculturalism as support for the concept dwindles alarmingly. Even before the murder of Charlie Hebdo staff ...


Ontario’s new sex-ed curriculum divides parents


Pradip Rodrigues TORONTO The Ontario Liberals are set to introduce the upgraded sex-ed curriculum in schools across the province in the new school year starting September 2015. This is a contentious issue that is dividing parents across the province and already there are online campaigns designed to galvanize public opposition to the ...


Good communication skills are key


Pradip Rodrigues Last week I met a senior manager working at a major Canadian bank and one of the things we talked about how important it was for employees to be assertive and communicate their professional goals and aspirations to their managers. While a fair number of Canadian workers have difficulty is ...


More kids banking on mom and pop to bail them out – Are parents helping or hurting their children?

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida Every day I come across parents who have invested heavily in their children’s future. While their stress levels seem to get higher the kids don’t appear to have a care in the world. It is not wrong to want to give them a leg up but it is definitely ...



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