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Video: Canadian PM wishes Muslims a happy Ramazan

TORONTO: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wished Muslims in Canada and around the globe a happy Ramazan, on Friday.  In a video message that was shared from his official Facebook and Twitter account, Trudeau called for celebrating various cultures and traditions that make Canada a great place to live. “Everywhere, Ramazan reminds us to appreciate…

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Macron, Trudeau ‘bromance’ fires up internet

TAORMINA: “A liberal fantasy dream sequence”, “a bromance,” “insanely romantic”. The Internet was abuzz Friday with pictures of French President Emmanuel Macron and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau schmoozing at the G7 summit in Sicily, strolling through flowered walkways and chatting against the backdrop of a sparkling blue Mediterranean sea. “Apparently Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel…

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Christian Canadian Parliamentarian announces he will fast in Ramazan

Canadian Parliamentarian Mark Holland, as a gesture of religious harmony in the country, announced that he will fast during the holy month of Ramazan.

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India, Canada in diplomatic row over ‘rights abuse’

NEW DELHI: Relations between India and Canada could take another hit as a retired senior police officer was denied entry at Vancouver airport. Officials said the decision was taken partly because immigration authorities deemed him to have served a government that engages in “terrorism, systematic or gross human rights violations, or genocide”. Tejinder Singh Dhillon,…

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Video: Sea lion pulls girl into water, mistaking her dress for food

RICHMOND: A video went viral as a girl was dragged into the sea by a sea lion, who presumably thought her white dress was food. The event took place in Richmond on Canada’s west coast. A sea lion was being fed bread crumbs by people and people could be heard laughing as it looked towards…

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Canadian envoy calls on Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Canadian High Commissioner, Perry John Calderwood called on Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Imran Khan at Bani Gala on Tuesday. Imran Khan first thanked Canada for assistance in a number of fields both bilaterally and through multi lateral forums. He also expressed satisfaction at the friendly relations between the two countries, said a press release. In…

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Robbers loot female Canadian senator in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A female Canadian senator of Pakistani origin was robbed by two unknown persons in Islamabad on Tuesday night. According to details, the senator identified as Salma Attaullah Jan was looted of $4,200 and over Rs. 60,000 along with different documents in Sector F-6 area of Islamabad. Police has filed the First Information Report (FIR)…

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UK, Canadian govts caution citizens from traveling to Pakistan

LONDON: The governments of the United Kingdom and Canada have cautioned their citizens against traveling unnecessarily to Pakistan, citing security reasons. According to details, the UK government has advised its citizens to stay vigilant, keep a low profile and exercise caution while at the Benazir International Airport in Islamabad. The advisory states that the Pakistani…

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Video: Malala’s witty speech makes Canadian PM laugh

TORONTO: The world knows her to be a brave Pakistani female education activist who refused to bow to fear in her pursuit of knowledge. However, Malala Yousafzai showed her wit when she referred to the Canadian Prime Minister’s age, making everyone else in the room (including his wife) laugh.

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Malala Yousafzai becomes honorary Canadian citizen

OTTAWA: Pakistani Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai became only the sixth person to receive honorary Canadian citizenship Wednesday. Wearing a bright orange scarf to cover her head, the Pakistani activist was welcomed to the seat of Canada’s democracy by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. At age 19, Yousafzai is the youngest person to speak to Canadian…

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Canada province ends rule forcing women to wear high heels at work

MONTREAL: Believe it or not, some companies in Canada’s British-Columbia province can force women to wear high heels at work. But not any more. The premier of the province, Christy Clark, announced Friday that companies can no longer impose such a rule. “In some workplaces in our province, women are required to wear high heels…

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Malala to address Canadian Parliament

ISLAMABAD: Canada’s Prime Minister has announced that Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai will address his country’s Parliament and receive the honorary citizenship bestowed upon her in 2014. Justin Trudeau said that the 19 year old Pakistani activist will become  the youngest person to address the body when she visits on April 12, said a news report…

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Pi Social-the first board game café

By: Filza Jawad Hai It’s always great to have young entrepreneurs rising up with new ideas of starting a new business and bring change in the mainstream market, just like these two young men Fahd and Shaan, who took the inspiration from Canada and executed their business idea of introducing the first board game café….

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Canada, US to probe uptick in migrant flow

Canada and the United States on Friday pledged to cooperate to determine why migrants are increasingly attempting to cross the border illegally into America’s northern neighbor. The pledge came after talks between Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and visiting US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. “No one is suggesting the construction of a wall…

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Trekking through snow and cold, US Muslims refugees take their chances in Canada

Disheartened by the Trump administration’s attempts to halt the flow of refugees into the United States, a small but growing number of Muslim asylum seekers are fleeing President Trump’s America, trekking through frigid temperatures and waist-deep snow to cross the border to Canada. As 1,100 refugees arrived in the United States last week with the…

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Canada frees Air India bomber

The only person convicted in the 1985 Air India bombings that killed 331 people is now free, Canada’s parole board said Wednesday. Inderjit Singh Reyat had been ordered to live at a halfway house following his release from prison one year ago, after serving two decades behind bars. That condition has now been lifted and…

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Quebec mosque shooting ‘lone wolf’ attack: Canadian authorities

QUEBEC CITY/TORONTO: A French-Canadian university student was the sole suspect in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque that killed six people and injured 17 others, Canadian authorities said on Monday, in what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “a terrorist attack.”

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Deadly civilian shootings: from Peshawar to Quebec

QUEBEC CITY: Gunmen killed at least six people and injured eight more when they opened fire in a mosque in Quebec City, Canada on Sunday night. Here are some of the major attacks perpetrated by gunmen against civilians around the world over the last two years. – Pakistan school raid – December 16, 2014: Taliban…

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Canada offers temporary home to those stranded by Trump order

OTTAWA: Canada will offer temporary residence permits to people stranded in the country as a result of US President Donald Trump’s travel ban, the immigration ministry said Sunday. “Let me assure those who may be stranded in Canada that I will use my authority as minister to provide them with temporary residency if needed as…

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At least six dead in shooting at Quebec City mosque: media

QUEBEC CITY: At least six people were killed and several people wounded after gunmen opened fire at a mosque in Quebec City late Sunday, media reported. A Quebec police spokesman confirmed that there were people killed, but did not say how many. Two suspects in the shooting were arrested, he said. Tonight, Canadians grieve for…

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Canada’s WestJet turns back US-bound passenger, to give refund

Canada’s WestJet Airlines said it turned back a passenger bound for the United States on Saturday in order to comply with an executive order that prohibits people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

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