Anirudh Bhattacharya is a Toronto-based commentator on North American issues, and an author. He has also worked as a journalist in New Delhi and New York spanning print, television and digital media. He tweets as @anirudhb.
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2 more bodies found at US-Canada border, taking migrant death toll at 8
With the discovery of two more bodies on Friday, the death toll from a human smuggling operation from Canada to the United States, reached eight. The deceased in the tragedy include a family from India.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 04:38 PM IST
Ex-Indian students facing deportation from Canada over fake documents protest
A group of former international students from India, who are facing potential deportation from the country, staged a protest in downtown Toronto on Thursday.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 02:35 AM IST
Bodies of two Romanian, Indian families trying to enter US from Canada found
The corpses of six unidentified persons, including an Indian family, were discovered in an area along the border between Canada and the United States.
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 10:44 PM IST
Six bodies recovered from Canada near US border
The corpses of six unidentified persons were discovered on Thursday in an area along the border between Canada and the United States.
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 03:35 PM IST
Mahatma Gandhi’s statue vandalised at Canada university campus
The bust of the Mahatma was located in the Peace Park within the campus of Simon Fraser University in the town of Burnaby in British Colombia
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 10:18 AM IST
Canada: Fatal stabbing in Vancouver leaves city shaken
An Indo-Canadian has been arrested and has been charged with second-degree murder. The victim has been identified by the Vancouver Police Department as 37-year-old Paul Stanley Schmidt
Published on Mar 28, 2023 01:16 PM IST
Amritpal Singh protests in Canada: India worried over security at its missions
The protests have been going on through the week and many others are expected in the days ahead as anti-India groups, including Khalistani elements seek to leverage developments related to Amritpal Singh, leader of Waris Punjab De, to further their own agenda
Updated on Mar 27, 2023 05:12 PM IST
‘Hate crime’: Canadian police investigate vandalisation of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Hamilton
The statue, located at the City Hall in Hamilton, was vandalised with paint poured on it and abusive anti-India graffiti sprayed on at and near its base, and a Khalistan flag attached to it
Published on Mar 26, 2023 02:11 PM IST
Mahatma Gandhi statue defaced with pro-Khalistan graffiti in Ontario
In the latest in a series of such incidents, a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Canada has been defaced and spraypainted with pro-Khalistan and anti-India graffiti
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 12:30 PM IST
Canada says ‘closely monitoring’ situation in Punjab
Ottawa is “monitoring” the situation in Punjab closely”, following developments related to the pursuit of Waris Punjab De leader Amritpal Singh and the arrest of several of his associates
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 11:20 AM IST
Indo-Canadian journalist faces threats over critical show on Amritpal Singh
Pardeep Bains, host of a Punjabi-language programme, said that these threats included photographs he was sent of his family residence in the Hoshiarpur district of Punjab.
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 04:59 PM IST
Canada MP resigns from government over China allegations
A Canadian MP linked in media reports to alleged Chinese influence operations in the country, has resigned from the caucus of the ruling Liberal Party.
Published on Mar 23, 2023 03:58 PM IST
Canada’s population sees record growth as immigration rises
Canada’s population grew at a record pace in 2022, adding over a million new people, almost entirely due to immigration into the country
Published on Mar 23, 2023 03:47 PM IST
China’s interference in Canada polls: Trudeau aide to testify before parliamentary committee
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s chief of staff Katie Telford will appear before the Procedure and House Affairs Committee next month on alleged Chinese interference in 2019 and 2021 elections
Published on Mar 22, 2023 12:57 PM IST
India High Commissioner to Canada forced to cancel event appearance due to protests linked to Amritpal Singh
India’s High Commissioner to Ottawa Sanjay Kumar Verma was forced to cancel his attendance as nearly 200 protesters, some wielding swords, gathered in front of the Taj Park Convention Centre
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 05:43 PM IST
Indian students facing deportation from Canada over fake documents protest in Brampton
The majority of the affected students were represented by the agent Brijesh Mishra of the Jalandhar-based counselling firm EMSA Education and Migration Services Australia.
Published on Mar 18, 2023 05:13 PM IST
Reports of Chinese interference in elections cost Trudeau popularity among voters
According to a new survey released by the non-profit public polling agency Angus Reid Institute, released on Thursday, just 37% of respondents approve of Trudeau’s performance as PM.
Published on Mar 17, 2023 05:20 PM IST
Silicon Valley Bank’s Toronto branch seized by Canada’s banking regulator amid collapse
Canadian authorities have taken permanent control of the assets of the lone branch of the Silicon Valley Bank or SVB in the country.
Published on Mar 16, 2023 03:27 PM IST
Canada appoints former governor general appointed to probe China meddling in elections
The Canadian Government has appointed a former Governor General of the country as its Independent Special Rapporteur to examine alleged interference by Beijing in the Federal elections in 2019 and 2021.
Published on Mar 16, 2023 03:19 PM IST
Poll says most Canadians believe China is a threat
A majority of Canadians hold a favourable view of relations with India, while, conversely, their opinion of China has cratered, according to a new survey released on Friday.
Published on Mar 11, 2023 04:05 PM IST
Canada: Toronto school board passes motion recognising caste oppression
The motion stipulates that the director of Toronto District School Board will ‘file an application with the Ontario Human Rights Commission to request that they assess and provide a framework for addressing caste oppression in a public education context’.
Updated on Mar 09, 2023 01:33 PM IST
A modern Mahabharata arrives on stage at renowned Canadian theatre festival
The contemporary adaptation of Mahabharata involves bringing together classical dance forms such a Odissi and Kathakali, with opera, and modern media like television projections
Published on Mar 07, 2023 03:05 PM IST
Two agencies to probe alleged foreign interference in 2019, 2021 Canada polls: Justin Trudeau
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau also announced that his government will appoint an Independent Special Rapporteur on election interference with a ‘wide mandate’ including making ‘expert recommendations on combating interference
Updated on Mar 07, 2023 04:16 PM IST
Canada: School board in Toronto to decide whether to formally address caste-based oppression
The reasons cited for the motion are that ‘caste-based oppression is experienced by various faith communities in South Asia and the Caribbean’ and that ‘there is a rise in documented caste-based discrimination in the diaspora, including Toronto’
Published on Mar 05, 2023 04:34 PM IST
Did China interfere in 2019, 2021 Canada polls? Canada’s parl committee passes motion for inquiry
Whether such an inquiry will be held will depend on the government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has maintained that while China did attempt to interfere in Canadian elections, its efforts did not alter the outcome
Updated on Mar 03, 2023 01:20 PM IST
Canadian foreign minister Melanie Joly visits India for G20 meet
Less than a month since she was in New Delhi for a standalone bilateral visit, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly is returning to participate in the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.
Published on Mar 01, 2023 03:53 PM IST
Canada bans TikTok on government-issued devices citing security risks
Even as the ban announced by Ottawa on using the app TikTok on Government-issued devices went into effect on Tuesday, Canada’s Parliament said it will institute a similar prohibition.
Published on Mar 01, 2023 03:45 PM IST
Canada premier defends MP alleged to receive support from China in 2019 elections
A report in the outlet Global News has alleged that Han Dong, a Liberal Party candidate from the Scarborough area of Toronto who contested the 2019 elections, was part of a ‘Chinese foreign interference network’
Updated on Feb 28, 2023 02:56 PM IST
Canada bans TikTok on all government devices
The concerns are related to the short-form video-sharing platform’s owner ByteDance, which is based in China and amid new security norms from Beijing which can compel companies to share information and data when demanded
Updated on Feb 28, 2023 01:30 PM IST
Canadian privacy regulators launch TikTok probe
Canadian privacy commissioners at the Federal and provincial levels are joining together to launch an investigation into popular social media platform TikTok
Published on Feb 24, 2023 03:59 PM IST