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.
Articles by Anirudh Bhattacharyya
As sentiment in Canada turns decisively against high levels of immigration, experts believe that the current mood will change once economic stresses causing it are alleviated.
Canadian police believe a shooting spree that left 2 Indian nationals dead was targeted but the victims were killed because of mistaken identity.
An announcement in this regard by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) states that for new study permit applications received on or after January 1 next year, a single applicant will “need to show they have CA$20,635 (approximately ₹12.7 lakh), as against CA$10,000 (about ₹ 6.14 lakh) earlier
Amid a cost-of-living crisis in the country, Canada is more than doubling the amount of funds that international students will have to bring in to support themselves.
Canada’s cybersecurity intelligence agency has warned that foreign adversaries and hacktivists could “weaponize” artificial intelligence in an attempt to influence Federal elections in the country scheduled for late 2025.
Hundreds of moviegoers attending screenings of Hindi films at three different cinema locations in the Greater Toronto Area or GTA had to be evacuated following an unidentified substance being sprayed within the theatres.
Relations between India and Canada are already at their nadir after PM Justin Trudeau’s statement in the House of Commons on September 18 that there were “credible allegations” of a potential link between Indian agents and the killing of Khalistani figure Hardeep Singh Nijjar
More and more international students have been posting on social media about the hardships they faced in Canada, specifically calling out the high cost of living and lack of opportunities promised
Former National Security Advisor Richard Fadden told the outlet CBC News that the indictment of Indian national Nikhil Gupta in a Federal court in New York “gives weight” to the statement made by Trudeau on September 18.
The unsealed indictment against Nikhil Gupta, 52, in a federal court in New York, linked the Pannun attempt to the killing of Nijjar in Surrey, British Columbia on June 18
Reacting to an Indian national being indicted in an American Federal Court in connection with a thwarted plot to murder Sikhs for Justice or SFJ general counsel Gurpatwant Pannun, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that India needs to take “seriously” concerns over its link to the killing of Khalistani figure Hardeep Singh Nijjar on June 18.
The research based their findings on studying the Deccan Traps in western and central India, which were formed from lava spewed out during the volcanic events
In an interview to the network CTV News, which aired on Sunday, Sanjay Kumar Verma said, “If you look at the most recent incident to where there are some allegations put out in one of the newspapers against India, the US did provide us inputs. And we have already started following up on that.”
Devotees and members of the Indo-Canadian community in the town of Surrey in British Columbia confronted pro-Khalistan elements who had come to protest a consular camp at the Lakshmi Narayan Mandir on Sunday.
A readout from the Canadian said that Trudeau “highlighted the importance of coordinated G20 leadership and action to uphold the rule of law and international law,” among other matters. Interestingly, the readout did not mention the virtual summit was hosted by Modi.
A release issued by India’s High Commission in Ottawa on Wednesday morning stated that “All e-visa services have been restored” with effect from November 22 and will be applicable “for Canadian citizens holding regular/ordinary Canadian passports.”
The call from SFJ’s general-counsel Gurpatwant Pannun came soon after the NIA filed charges against him and the separatist organisation under several sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act on November 20
Amid diplomatic stand-off, Canada’s PM to take part in virtual G20 leaders’ summit hosted by India today
It is expected to deliberate on the Delhi Declaration that was adopted at the summit and will be the final meeting under India’s presidency of the G20 which is till the end of this month
Canada is cracking down on display of Nazi hate symbols in the wake of a spate of anti-Semitic attacks. The difference between the Nazi hate symbol and the swastika considered sacred by Hindus and other communities has also been recognised by Canada’s leading Jewish group
Indian officials held consular camps across six locations in Canada over the weekend amid significant police presence due to threats of disruption by pro-Khalistani elements.
A jury in Canada has found a 22-year-old guilty on four counts of murder and one of attempted murder, in a case that horrified the country when he ran over a Muslim family out for an evening stroll in June 2021 in the town of London in Ontario.
Talks towards an Early Progress Trade Agreement were “paused” by Canada, prior to PM Justin Trudeau allegations of India's link in killing of Hardeep Nijjar.
Two persons were arrested after pro-Palestine protesters swarmed restaurants visited by Canadian PM Justin Trudeau in Vancouver, demanding a ceasefire in Gaza. Trudeau had to leave the second venue under police protection.
Pro-Khalistani elements held protests at a consular camp for issuing life certificate to the Indian government pensioners. The venue was the Khalsa Diwan Society’s gurdwara in Abbotsford in British Columbia
Indo-Canadian organisation asks authorities to act against SFJ over its alleged threat to Air India flights
Toronto-based law firm Brauti Thorning LLP on behalf of the Hindu Forum Canada, called upon law enforcement authorities to “conduct the necessary investigation and take appropriate steps to classify Gurpatwant Pannun as a criminal inciting violence and hate speech
The former Premier of Canadian province British Columbia has said Canada could suffer if a trade agreement with India is not secured amid ongoing tensions.
Police's Homicide Section is investigating the murders, and detectives have determined “this was a targeted event.”
In a video SFJ’s general counsel Gurpatwant Pannun warned Sikhs, “Don’t fly Air India after November 19, your lives may be in danger.”
This is the fifth year that Canada Post has marked Diwali by issuing a special stamp for the festival. The first time was in 2017.
India’s high commissioner to Ottawa said, “We shall take up the threat against Air India flights originating from and terminating in Canada, with authorities.”