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The day Canada lost its innocence

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TORONTO In a way the terrorist who killed a soldier at the Canadian War Memorial and attempted to breach Parliament to potentially kill political representatives indiscriminately has changed Canada forever. The political and social ramifications will be felt for years to come. On Wednesday 22nd October, this reporter was on his way ...


Unlicenced daycares centres are a risk says Ontario’s Ombudsman

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TORONTO According to Ontario’s ombudsman Andre Marin, unlicensed daycares in Ontario operate under lax and barely enforced rules in a system filled with legal loopholes. This conclusion was reached following an investigation prompted by the death of a two-year-old girl at a daycare facility. 823,000 children of school age in unlicensed daycares ...


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PM Stephen Harper celebrates Diwali at Hindu Sabha Mandir


BRAMPTON On Saturday 18th, Prime Minister Stephen Harper along with key members of his caucus, colleagues from all levels of government, members of the diplomatic corps as well as the top spiritual and community leaders were at the Hindu Sabha Mandir, Brampton to celebrate Diwali. There was a huge turn out, hundreds ...


Carleton presents Honorary degree to Chanda Kochhar, CEO of ICICI Bank

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OTTAWA Advances in technology and global inter-connectedness are just some of the ways in which the world is changing, says Chanda Kochhar, and businesses need to adjust to stay successful. Kochhar, managing director and chief executive officer of ICICI Bank Ltd. – India’s largest bank in the private sector – spoke about ...


How one family celebrates Diwali

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CI News Service MISSISSAUGA Dwiren Kantharia and his wife Chetna along with their 9-year-old twins Hriday and Hayagriva live in Mississauga and for them, from now until the end of the year is the best time of the year, something they all look forward to. It begins with Diwali which is their ...


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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 ...


Surrey could have its very first Mayor of South Asian descent

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SURREY A recent Insights West poll shows that Surrey Councillor Barinder Rasode has a strong chance of becoming the city’s first mayor of South Asian descent. Popular and well-networked, Rasode has got some powerful endorsements, the most recent being the one she received from renowned Vancouver restaurateur Vikram Vij’s who held an ...


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Eid-ul-Adha starts this weekend

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TORONTO Muslim residents across the world celebrate Eid-ul-Adha this weekend. The three-day festival, also known as Feast of the Sacrifice, begins annually on the 10th of Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah, a day after the day of Arafah, when millions of Muslims perform pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Hajj authorities in ...

'No' voters celebrate in Scotland

Scotland stays in the UK, Britain delighted

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LONDON, England Shortly after the Scottish referendum result settled Friday morning, the British media warmly welcomed the “55 percent to 45 percent vote”, which keeps Scotland inside Britain. BBC seemed relieved as it said “the result became a mathematical certainty at 06:08, as the returning officer in Fife announced a comfortable ‘No’ ...


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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 ...


OMNI’s Bollywood boot camp is back

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TORONTO Bollywood boot camp is back. OMNI Television and Makan Media greenlight production on Season 2 of the dynamic original reality series Bollywood Star. Equal parts talent search and documentary, the six-part, half-hour series follows Canadian would-be Bollywood stars on their quest for the opportunity of a lifetime: a role in a ...


Salman Khan to attend ‘Dr. Cabbie’ music launch on Aug 30

CanIndia News

BRAMPTON Dr. Cabbie may just turn out to be the film that touches immigrants in Canada as well as audiences around the world. Hundreds of Salman Khan fans are expected to throng SilverCity, Brampton Cinemas on Saturday to watch their heartthrob along with the cast and musicians of Dr. Cabbie for the free ...


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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 ...


Top order batsmen gone, New Zealand in deep trouble

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Port-of-Spain (Trinidad), June 19 (IANS/CMC) West Indies wrecked New Zealand’s top order as they continued their seemingly inevitable march towards victory on the penultimate day of the second Test here Thursday. At lunch, they had reduced the Black Caps to 126 for four, with the visitors still trailing by 110 runs and ...



Given a choice, would you outsource your relationships to a task rabbit?

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida Outsourcing, once a dirty word at least in the Western world, has now become a convenience that many want to enjoy. From household chores to professional work, entertainment and child rearing there is almost no task that you can’t pay someone else to do for you. Don’t believe me? ...

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Why am I NOW slightly afraid of growing old?


Pradip Rodrigues Up until recently, I was pretty confident that ageism was in decline for two reasons- 93-year-old Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion who proved that age has nothing to do with performance. The other reason was our life expectancy which now hovers around 77, more seniors than ever before are living long, ...

Pope Francis addresses the synod

Should religious doctrines be modified to reflect changing times?

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida Pope Francis certainly seems to think so. As a result of the pontiff’s progressive thinking, the Catholic Church is now revisiting its stance on many hot topics, one of the major ones being homosexuality. While this move has caused quite a stir among the traditional and modern thinkers alike, ...


The lessons we can learn from hipsters


By Pradip Rodrigues Every couple of weeks or so, weather permitting, I simply head into Toronto and explore neighborhoods mostly by foot and occasionally on public transit. Over the years there have been a few sections which have drawn me back repeatedly, one of which is Queen Street West, which not surprisingly ...

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Why women have to work harder to succeed?

Sabrina Almeida

By Sabrina Almeida It’s still a man’s world. There’s no doubt it. That’s why women at the top are often perceived to be ‘acting like men’. Certain behaviors that might be brushed aside as being ‘confident’ and ‘assertive’ in men are often considered as ‘aggressive’ and ‘unbecoming’ in women. Alluding perhaps to ...



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