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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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Canada drops police clearance requirement for temporary residents

In response to persistent questioning from Indo-Canadian MP Arpan Khanna during a session of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration on Monday, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, Marc Miller, stated, “I have never said such certificates are required for temporary residents”

Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marc Miller takes part in a press conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada January 29. (REUTERS)
Published on May 28, 2024 04:22 PM IST

Canadian cops warn 1985 AI bombing suspect’s son of potential threat to life

Warning comes as investigators probe possible Indian government’s links to Ripudaman Singh Malik’s killing in 2022.

A report mentions that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has issued a “Duty to Warn” letter to Hardeep Singh Malik.
Updated on May 24, 2024 05:28 AM IST

Accused in Nijjar killing face BC court, remain in detention

This marked the first appearance of all four Indian nationals before the BC provincial court in Surrey

A photo of Hardeep Singh Nijjar is seen during a news conference providing an update from the Sikh community about Nijjar's homicide from June 18, 2023 in Surrey, British Columbia, on May 3. (AP)
Updated on May 22, 2024 12:51 PM IST

Justin Trudeau’s ruling party loses traction across all religious groups in Canada: Survey

Pierre Poilievre-led Conservative Party is gaining ground and a majority of Hindus and Sikhs plan to vote for the party in the elections scheduled for October next year

Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre at a Navratri event in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada in October last year. (Credit: Pierre Poilievre/X)
Updated on May 17, 2024 02:38 PM IST

Fourth accused in the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar appears in Canadian court

Amandeep Singh, a 22-year-old Indian national, was arrested on March 11 and charged with first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder

Amandeep Singh made his first court appearance on Wednesday in connection with his alleged role in the killing of pro-Khalistan figure Hardeep Singh Nijjar. (Credit: IHIT)
Updated on May 16, 2024 08:49 PM IST

Fourth Indian national linked to Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s murder in Canada arrested

The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Amandeep Singh by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), divided his time between Brampton in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Surrey and Abbotsford in British Columbia

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with fire chiefs ahead of the anticipated fire season in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, on Friday. (REUTERS)
Updated on May 12, 2024 01:04 PM IST

Canadian House passes motion on ‘foreign interference in internal affairs’

The motion’s text stated it wanted the House to recognise that “recent events, including the credible allegations of a link between agents of the Government of India and the killing of a Canadian citizen, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, at a place of worship on Canadian soil, are examples of rising forms of intimidation, threats and interference from countries such as India, China, Russia, Iran and others”.

Canada’s spy agency has accused India of engaging in “hostile foreign interference and espionage activities” in the country.
Updated on May 11, 2024 07:46 AM IST

House of Commons passes motion on ‘foreign interference’ in Canada’s internal affairs

Those who voted for the motion included Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, several Cabinet ministers, and leader of the opposition Conservative Party Pierre Poilievre

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at Parliament's Question Period in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on May 1. (REUTERS)
Published on May 10, 2024 02:43 PM IST

Canada’s spy agency accuses India of ‘foreign interference and espionage activities’

A CSIS report said that after deterioration in the bilateral relations, ‘low-sophistication cyber activities against Canada by India-aligned non-state cyber actors were observed’

A Canadian flag flies in front of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. (REUTERS)
Published on May 10, 2024 10:48 AM IST

India restores diplomatic immunity to Canadian province trade representative

This is the first such measure since October last year when 41 Canadian diplomats left India after New Delhi stated they would lose their diplomatic immunity if they stayed on

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar (right) with Scott Moe, Premier of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada in New Delhi in February. (Credit: S Jaishankar/X)
Published on May 09, 2024 02:53 PM IST

Two of the three Indian suspects in Nijjar’s killing came to Canada as students

Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar has said that “a number of gangland people, a number of people with organised crime links from Punjab” have been “made welcome in Canada”.

Karan Brar, Kamalpreet Singh and Karanpreet Singh, the three individuals charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in relation to the murder in Canada of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in 2023, are seen in a combination of undated photographs released by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT). (REUTERS)
Updated on May 09, 2024 11:49 AM IST

Indian agents are connected to the killing of Nijjar: Canadian foreign minister

India has described those accusations, first made by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons on September 18, as “absurd” and “motivated”

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly attends a meeting on the second day of a G7 foreign ministers meeting on Capri island, Italy. (AP)
Published on May 08, 2024 10:45 AM IST

Three Indians accused of killing Hardeep Singh Nijjar appear before Canadian court

The accused Karan Brar, 22, Kamalpreet Singh, 22 and Karanpreet Singh, 28, all residents of Edmonton, are facing charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder

Karan Brar, Kamalpreet Singh and Karanpreet Singh, the three individuals charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in relation to the murder in Canada of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in 2023. (REUTERS)
Updated on May 08, 2024 10:21 AM IST

Arrest of 3 Indian nationals in Canada thickens the Nijjar plot

The allegations against them have to be proven in court. Ties between India and Canada, however, would have turned even more bitter with the arrests.

Karan Brar, Kamalpreet Singh and Karanpreet Singh, the three individuals charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in relation to the murder in Canada of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in 2023. (REUTERS)
Published on May 07, 2024 12:26 AM IST

Controversy at Khalsa Day parade: Effigy of Modi in chains sparks outcry

The Khalsa Day parade was held in Malton, a town in the GTA, and accompanied with participants holding Khalistan pennants, shouting separatist slogans

Kolkata: Peoples from the Sikh community stage a protest against BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari after he allegedly called a Sikh IPS officer 'Khalistani', outside BJP office, in Kolkata, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_21_2024_000237B) (PTI)
Published on May 06, 2024 10:31 PM IST

Canada tragedy: Family grieves loss of infant and grandparents in fatal crash

The couple said that they lacked courage to enter their home as it was “filled with our only son’s memories”

Ottawa Police Service officers outside a house in the Ottawa suburb of Barrhaven, Ontario, Canada, on March 7. (REUTERS)
Updated on May 06, 2024 03:38 PM IST

Mumbai filmmaker’s ‘Farming The Revolution’ wins top prize at Hot Docs festival

The feature, Farming The Revolution, from Mumbai-based filmmaker Nishtha Jain, was the winner of the Best International Feature Documentary Award on Saturday at Hot Docs, the largest documentary film festival in North America

A still from ‘Farming The Revolution’, which won the Best International Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs, on Saturday. (Nishtha Jain)
Updated on May 05, 2024 04:34 PM IST

Trudeau asserts Canadians’ right to safety amid Nijjar murder arrests

Trudeau delivered these comments during his speech at the Sikh Foundation of Canada gala, held at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on Saturday, as reported by CBC News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks during an event at Mohawk College, where they discussed measures to support renters in the 2024 Budget, in Hamilton, Ont., Friday, May 3, 2024. (Tara Walton/The Canadian Press via AP) (AP)
Published on May 05, 2024 12:46 PM IST

Indian nationals identified in tragic Canada collision

Indian couple, Manivannan and Mahalakshmi, along with their three-month-old grandchild, were among four fatalities in a multi-vehicle collision in Canada’s Ontario on Monday

Ottawa Police Service officers surround a home after four children and two adults were found dead inside a neighbouring house in the Ottawa suburb of Barrhaven, Ontario, Canada March 7, 2024. REUTERS/Blair Gable (REUTERS)
Updated on May 04, 2024 12:44 PM IST

Canadian authorities charge three persons in connection with the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar

All three were arrested in and around Edmonton, the capital of the province of British Columbia, They were identified as Karan Brar, 22, Kamalpreet Singh, 22 and Karanpreet Singh, 28

Karan Brar, Kamalpreet Singh and Karanpreet Singh, the three individuals charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in relation to the murder in Canada of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in 2023. (REUTERS)
Updated on May 04, 2024 10:55 AM IST

Nijjar killing: Canadian police arrest members of ‘hit squad’, says media report

According to a media report, the Canadian police have made arrests regarding the killing of Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar (File)
Updated on May 04, 2024 06:57 AM IST

Inquiry points to India’s role in influencing Canadian politics

The findings of the inquiry into foreign interference in Canada allege that India has been involved in "activities that seek to influence Canadian communities…"

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP) (AP)
Updated on May 04, 2024 06:15 AM IST

Two Indians, their 3-month-old grandchild among four killed in Canada traffic crash

The tragedy occurred during a multi-vehicle collision in the town of Whitby in Ontario province, which resulted from a police car chase. The fatal accident involved six vehicles

Police officers investigate a case in the suburb of Barrhaven, Ontario, Canada (Picture for representative purpose only). (REUTERS)
Updated on May 03, 2024 12:16 PM IST

Canada issues arrest warrant for teen’s involvement in extortion, shootings

Arjun Sahnan, an Indo-Canadian teenager has been linked to the crimes in Edmonton and Winnipeg. The fugitive is believed to have fled to India.

Mugshot of Arjun Sahnan, for whom a Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued. (Credit: Edmonton Police Service)
Published on May 02, 2024 02:37 PM IST

Canada cannot ignore the ‘problem’ created with the killing of Nijjar, Trudeau says on India ties

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made it clear that supporting Khalistan, if done peacefully, will not be prevented by Ottawa

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits the Waneskuwin Heritage Park in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. (REUTERS)
Published on May 02, 2024 10:32 AM IST

Canada reduces work hours for students to24 from 40 per week

The reduction in off-campus working hours is substantial as compared the temporary policy that allowed students to work for up to 40 hours a week

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks as he and Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew meet with students at Red River College Polytechnic in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (REUTERS)
Published on Apr 30, 2024 11:26 PM IST

Canada caps foreign students’ working hours beginning fall semester

This announcement was made by Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marc Miller, as the temporary policy to allow international students to work over 20 hours each week expires

International students attend an orientation programme at a varsity in Toronto, Canada. (Supplied photo)
Published on Apr 30, 2024 12:26 PM IST

Canadian police arrest man in connection with killing of Indian national

Indian national Kulwinder Singh Sohi, 26, was killed in a suburb of Vancouver in the province of British Columbia on April 23. The incident occurred in the town of White Rock.

Kulwinder Sohi, who was stabbed to death in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada on April 23. (Credit:IIHT)
Updated on Apr 30, 2024 11:54 AM IST

Trudeau vows his govt will always protect the ‘rights and freedoms’ of Sikhs in Canada

The Canadian prime minister made these remarks while addressing the gathering at the Khalsa Day Parade in downtown Toronto on Sunday

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressing the Khalsa Day nagar kirtan in Toronto on Sunday afternoon. (HT photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2024 01:17 PM IST

Films chronicling Indian farmers’ protests, CAA to feature at Hot Docs festival

The 31st edition of North America’s largest documentary film festival begins in Toronto, Canada on Thursday and continues through May 5

A still from the documentary Farming The Revolution, which will have its world premiere at Hot Docs this month. (Credit: Courtesy Hot Docs)
Updated on Apr 25, 2024 01:21 PM IST
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