China deports Canadian nationals following pro-Tibet demonstrations

China deports Canadian nationals following pro-Tibet demonstrationsToronto, Aug 11 : Several Canadian nationals have been deported from China following pro-Tibet protests in Beijing.

Steve Andersen, from Edmonton, and a Tibetan-German, was arrested by plainclothes police officers after they unfurled a Tibetan flag.

A short time after the arrests, Mike Hudema, a spokesman for Greenpeace in Alberta, was arrested with four other people from Edmonton.

Canadian Sikhs reject PM Harper''s apology for 1914 Komagata Maru incident

Toronto, Aug. 4 : Canadian Prime Minister Stephen HarperSikhs based in the British Columbian town of Surrey have rejected Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper apology Sunday for the 1914 Komagata Maru incident in which hundreds of Indians seeking a better life in Canada were turned away.

Harper’s address to a crowd of about 8,000 people, a majority of whom were East Indians, was greeted with anger and jeers. As soon as he left the stage, several Sikhs rushed to the podium to denounce the apology.

According to the Globe and Mail, they demanded that the apology be made on the floor of the House of Commons.

Pervez Musharraf, Army ISI coup aimed at humiliating Pak PM: US analyst

Pervez Musharraf, Army ISI coup aimed at humiliating Pak PM: US analystToronto, July 30 : A former Pentagon analyst John McCreary has reportedly said the recent drama of first putting the ISI under the control of Pakistan Prime Minister and then reversing the decision to put it back under Interior Ministry’s purview, had “humiliated the Pakistan prime minister”.

By putting ISI back under interior ministry’s control, President Pervez Musharraf and the armed forces humiliated the prime minister, he said.

New software may help save premature babies

Toronto, July 27 : New computer software scheduled for testing at Toronto''s Hospital for Sick Children may prove effective in saving the lives of premature babies, and take neonatal care to a new level, say researchers.

Experts from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology will lead the trial of the IBM software, with the goal of helping doctors make better decisions about treatment at a faster pace.

The existing technique requires babies to be connected to monitors that provide a variety of data on paper and onscreen, and the information is only stored for up to 24 hours and then discarded.

Food Network host Bob Blumer sets Guiness world record for flapjack flipping

Toronto, July 13 : Bob Blumer, who hosts the programme ‘Glutton for Punishment’ on Food Network, has set a Guiness world record by flipping 559 pancakes in a single hour, beating the old record by

Fall of Peshawar to militants iminent: NYT, other dailies

PeshawarToronto/New York, June 28 : The fall of Peshawar, the provincial capit