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Faster connectivity coming to 100+ communities

VICTORIA - People in rural and Indigenous communities throughout B.C. will benefit from record investments in connectivity projects to improve high-speed internet and expand cellular access along provincial highways. This is part of StrongerBC: BC's...

New infrastructure, jobs coming to communities hit hard by COVID-19

VICTORIA - Building on other recovery funding, the Province is boosting local economies by investing $30 million in small-scale infrastructure projects throughout B.C. to create jobs and support recovery for people and communities affected...

Facebook bans Myanmar military’s accounts, ads in post-coup ’emergency’

Social media giant Facebook announced on Thursday, February 25, that it was banning all accounts linked to Myanmar's military as well as ads from military-controlled companies in the wake of the Junta's seizure of...

Delhi HC adjourns hearing of pleas on same-sex marriages till 20 April

The Delhi High Court on Thursday adjourned various petitions which hearing for the petitions of same-sex marriages under the Hindu Marriage Act, the Special Marriage Act, and the Foreign Marriage Act to 20 April. The...

Hrithik Roshan likely to be summoned in email spat with Kangana Ranaut

Two months after actor Hrithik Roshan's 2016 case against an unknown imposter was transferred to the Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU) of the crime branch, the CIU is likely to summon Hrithik to record his...

U.S. summit ‘road map’ focuses on mutual interests, steers clear of Canadian potholes

Washington: Justin Trudeau and Joe Biden have kicked off the U.S. president's first bilateral meeting since taking office last month. Biden was in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, flanked by Vice-President Kamala Harris...

NDP will not trigger election as long as pandemic continues: Singh

Ottawa: New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says he will not trigger an election as long as the COVID-19 pandemic persists, relieving some pressure on Liberals concerned about cooking up a budget palatable to...

Ayushmann Khurrana’s young fans mob his hotel

Ayushmann Khurrana, who will next be seen in Anubhav Sinha’s Anek, recently had an interesting interaction with his fans in Shillong. About 200 youth, in a big to meet their favourite star, gate-crashed the...

President Biden nominates Indian American Kiran Ahuja as head of Office of Personnel Management

US President Joe Biden has appointed Kiran Ahuja, a civil rights lawyer and an advocate for Asians, to head the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Ahuja, whose nomination was announced on Tuesday by the White...

Will march to Parliament with 40 lakh tractors if farm laws not repealed: Rakesh...

Sikar: Issuing a warning to the Central Government, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader, Rakesh Tikait on Tuesday said if the three laws are not repealed, the farmers will march to the Parliament on 40...

Trudeau, Biden pledge to work together on climate change and freeing detainees in China

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden emerged from their meeting today promising a new tone in Canada-U.S. relations to help the two countries tackle key issues such as climate change, the...

COVID-19 hit federal prisons twice as hard in 2nd wave of pandemic, report says

COVID-19 has hit federal prisons twice as hard in the second wave of the pandemic compared to the first, according to a new report from Canada's Correctional Investigator that recommends an inmate vaccination strategy...

‘No servants, down-to-earth, self-serve food to guests’: Ex- Indian cricket selector on Virat-Anushka

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and her husband, Indian skipper Virat Kohli don't have house helps at home, former Indian cricketer Sarandeep Singh has revealed in a recent interview. In an interview with Sportkeeda, the national...

Japan gets new ‘Minister of Loneliness’ to battle COVID-induced uptick in suicide cases

In news that is both tragic and novel, Japan has appointed an official as the 'Minister of Loneliness'. The appointment comes as a response to rising suicide rates amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While loneliness...

Greta ‘Toolkit’ Case: Delhi court grants bail to activist Disha Ravi

Session Court of Patiala House Court granted bail to climate change activist Disha Ravi who was arrested in connection with allegedly being involved in sharing a "toolkit" on social media related to the farmers'...

Government agrees mentally ill should have access to MAID in two years

Ottawa: The Trudeau government has agreed with the Senate that Canadians suffering solely from grievous and irremediable mental illnesses should be entitled to receive medical assistance in dying _ but not for another two...

British Columbia reports 1,428 new COVID 19 cases, eight more deaths in three days

Victoria: Public health officials in British Columbia are reporting 1,428 new COVID-19 cases over the past three days, for a total of 77,263 since the pandemic began in the province. There have also been eight...

New shelter spaces opening for people experiencing homelessness in Vancouver

VANCOUVER - More people experiencing homelessness in Vancouver, including those sleeping at Strathcona Park, will soon have access to a safe, warm and secure place to stay with 24-7 support. "We need to get people...

Work experience grant’s third intake expands eligibility

VICTORIA - The third intake of the Province's Work Experience Opportunities Grant has opened to help more British Columbians move toward economic recovery, thanks to broader eligibility requirements. "Based on feedback we received during the...

Kapil Sharma spotted at Mumbai airport in a wheel chair, concerned fans say ‘get...

Comedian Kapil Sharma was spotted at the Mumbai airport on Monday. A picture of him, sitting in a wheelchair, is currently going viral on the internet. The photo shows the 'The Kapil Sharma Show' host...

Russia confirms first case of human infection with H5N8 strain of bird flu

Russian health authorities on Saturday reported the first human transmission of the H5N8 strain of avian flu. "I want to make an announcement on an important scientific discovery by scientists off Rospotrebnadzor's Vector research center....

India sees new lockdowns as coronavirus cases rise again

By Aniruddha Ghosal (AP) Cases of COVID-19 are increasing in some parts of India after months of a steady nationwide decline, prompting authorities to impose lockdowns and other virus restrictions. Infections have been plummeting in India...

COVID-19 activity declining, but variants at ‘critical juncture,’ Tam says

Canada's chief public health officer says the collective efforts to fight COVID-19 are paying off, even as the country sits at a 'critical juncture' in the fight against fast-spreading variants. Dr. Theresa Tam says on...

Canada to receive record 640K vaccine doses this week with Pfizer, Moderna deliveries

OTTAWA: Canada is poised to receive a record number of COVID-19 vaccine doses this week thanks to scheduled deliveries from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, as the country looks to speed up its vaccination efforts. The Public...

Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer ‘Anek’ gets Ryan Reynolds’ action director

Mumbai: Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha has roped in international action director Stefan Richter for the forthcoming Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Anek. Richter is known for his larger-than-life yet realistic action choreography, evident in action sequences he designed for...