Tag: Canada

Approval for Trans Mountain pipeline project violates obligation to protect endangered orcas: Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal

Ashok Anand Vancouver: In a significant decision on Thursday (30 August 2018) the Federal Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that the federal government’s approval of the project violated its legal obligations to protect endangered orcas under the Species at Risk Act. This ruling is a critical win for communities that stand to be affected by

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Terrorism and militancy are a threat for democratic and pluralistic society like India and Canada

Newsroom24x7 Network We agreed to strengthen our security cooperation. Terrorism and militancy are a threat for democratic and pluralistic society like India and Canada. It’s important for us to come together to face these forces. – Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India New Delhi: After holding formal talks with Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Justin

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Opium cultivation, drug trafficking and terrorism

Lalit Shastri Recent heroin seizures in Amritsar, with the confiscated stuff originating from South-West Asia (SWA), show a clear trend that drug smugglers in Punjab are linked to drug cartels across the border in Pakistan and the money generated in India through drug trafficking is reaching the Taliban in Afghanistan where up to 85 per

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Canada takes steps to reduce homelessness

Newsroom24x7 Staff Ottawa: Canada on Monday (26 September) launched two calls for proposals to allow a wide range of organizations and stakeholders to develop and test innovative approaches to prevent and reduce homelessness Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced two calls for proposals under the Innovative Solutions to Homelessness funding stream

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Canada and China sign a joint declaration on clean technology cooperation

Newsroom24x7 Staff OTTAWA:  Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, and Zhigang Wang, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, met in Ottawa yesterday to discuss collaboration in clean technology during a meeting of the Canada-China Joint Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation. During the meeting, Minister Carr and Vice Minister

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Mission Institution resumes its normal oparations in Canada

Newsroom24x7 Desk Agassiz, British Columbia : The lock down put in place at Mission Institution on November 23, 2015 has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is strengthening measures to prevent the entry of contraband into its institutions in order to ensure

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Dowry harassment and a young woman’s endless ordeal

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: 26 year old Kaamini (name changed to protect the victim’s identity) , on Monday (May 18), lodged a complaint with Delhi Police accusing her husband, father in law, mother in law, two sisters in law, and their husbands of hatching a criminal conspiracy and fraudulently inducing her to marry Vijay (name

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Arctic is warming faster than any other region on Earth: John Kerry

Newsroom24x7 Desk As we work to further strengthen the Arctic Council as the premier intergovernmental forum for addressing Arctic challenges, we’re also going to strive to expand awareness of the links between this region and everywhere else – and we do mean everywhere.                        

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Bonding of capabilities and possibilities symbolize Indo-Canadian relationship: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Canada’s business community go through intense discussions in Toronto  Newsroom24x7 Desk Toronto: In his remarks during a meeting with 30 influential members of the business community here, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi described the relationship between Canada and India, as a bonding of “saamarthya aur sambhaavnaayein” (capabilities and possibilities). He

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Modi and Harper bring bilateral relations between India and Canada to a new level

Newsroom Desk Ottawa, Ontario: Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper and Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, today witnessed the signing and finalization of six significant initiatives between Canada and India that will help to further advance bilateral relations between the two countries. They were joined by Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade. Harper and Modi

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Australia brings in force expanded sanctions against Russia

Newsoom24x7 Desk Canberra: Expanded sanctions by Australia have come into force against Russia due to the “threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.” Sanctions against Russia were announced by the Australian Prime Minister on September 1, 2014 closely matching those implemented by the European Union, Canada and the United States. They supplement targeted

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Review of natural catastrophes in 2014: Lower losses from weather extremes and earthquakes

The absence of very severe catastrophes and a quiet hurricane season in the North Atlantic meant that losses from natural catastrophes in 2014 were much lower. At US$ 7bn, the most expensive event in terms of overall loss was Cyclone Hudhud in India. Around 7,700 people lost their lives in natural catastrophes. “Though tragic in

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