Indo-Canada Chamber lauds India’s vaccine offer to Canada

The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) and many other Indo-Canadian organisations have welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis promise to provide Covid-19 vaccine to Canada…writes Gurmukh Singh. Modi made this promise to his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau who called him on Wednesday to discuss various issues, including the pandemic, the economic recovery and climate change.

Trudeau seeks vaccine aid from Modi

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, requesting for Covid-19 vaccines, which India has generously gifted to 20 countries under its vaccine diplomacy. An official statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said that Trudeau informed Modi about Canada’s requirement for Covid-19 vaccines from India. Modi on his part assured

Canada to require negative Covid test for US border travellers

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that non-essential travellers entering the country through the US border will have to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test from next week. “As of February 15, when you return to Canada through a land border, you’ll need to show a 72-hour PCR test, just like air travel,”

More than 300 infected with Covid variant in Toronto

A devastating outbreak linked to the UK Covid-19 variant at a care home in Canada’s Toronto city has now infected more than 300 individuals, heightening fears of community spread, according to officials. All but one of the home’s 128 residents have been sickened with the virus, along with 86 staff members, Xinhua news agency reported.

Biden’s first phone call is with Trudeau

In a first phone call with a foreign leader since his inauguration as the 46th President of the US, Joe Biden will speak to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, according to the White House. Addressing reporters on Wednesday shortly after Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters: “I expect

Canada Covid Cases Surpass 7L

Canada’s Covid-19 cases surpassed 700,000 on Saturday, with the total hitting 700,988, including 17,847 deaths, according to CTV. Canada reported 22 cases of the B.1.1.17 virus variant found in Britain and one case of the 501Y.V2 virus variant confirmed in South Africa as of January 13, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada, Xinhua

Amnesty, Rights Forums Seek Probe into death of Karima Baloch

Karima Baloch was listed by the BBC in its 100 most inspirational and influential women of 2016 for her work in human rights. Baloch is the second Pakistani dissident from Balochistan living in exile to be found dead this year…. Reports Kaliph Anaz Amnesty International and prominent civil rights organisations in Canada seek probe into

India Turns Heat On Trudeau

Panic struck in the government circles in Canada soon after the Modi government summoned the Canadian High Commissioner in New Delhi over Trudeau’s remarks and Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar announced that he will skip the Canada-led Ministerial Coordination Group on Covid-19 (MCGC)…reports India Daily Newsdesk The Narendra Modi-led government’s tough stand against foreign

India slams Canadian PM’s Interference Over Farmers’ Agitation

In a major diplomatic offensive, the Centre on Friday warned the Canadian government of serious damage to bilateral relations if it continued to interfere in India’s domestic matters. The ministry of external affairs on Friday summoned the Canadian High Commissioner and slammed the Justin Trudeau government over its recent support to farmers’ agitation in Punjab

Canada Reports New Record Of 1374,051 Cases

As November nears its end, Canada reported a total of 374,051 Covid-19 cases and 12,076 deaths as of Monday afternoon, according to CTV. Canada has been well into the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and new case numbers grow by thousands each day. The number of new cases reported daily across the country has