February 20, 2018

From the Forums: Weighing in on Solo Travel in India

We asked readers in the Fodor's Forums how they're feeling about returning to India in the wake of the fatal incident in New Dehli in December. Read on to learn what they had to say. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

BC’s first Times of India Awards appears to be popular as ticket sales soar

It appears BC’s investment into a Bollywood Film Festival is paying off, so far. Organizers say tickets are in a virtual sellout after going on sale Friday for the first-ever Times of India Awards. Last month, the event put the Clark Government on the defensive. "We've had so much excitement from all over the world,” says event … [Read more...]

BC opens trade offices in India

The BC Government is following through on plans to open new trade offices in two key cities in India. Finance Minister Mike de Jong will make it official when he visits the country in December... de Jong says the new trade offices in Mumbai and Chandigarh will strengthen BC's relationship with India. Trade with the Asian giant is already up by 224 … [Read more...]

Fingers crossed for free trade deal with India

The Chief Executive of the Surrey Board of Trade is hopeful Prime Minister Stephen Harper's trip to India results in a free trade deal -- but is realistic about the chances of that happening. Anita Huberman says a free trade deal with India would be a big boost for businesses in Surrey and the Lower Mainland. Whether Harper can get a deal done in … [Read more...]

Man stands by email: “Lose the traditions, or stay in India”

Saying they must respect what he calls the 'Canadian way of living,' a man who wrote an offensive email in the wake of a deadly shooting at a temple in the U-S is standing by his comments against members of the Sikh community. Dave Foran initially sent the email to Sher-e-Punjab Radio. This morning, he defended its content with CKNW's Philip … [Read more...]

Air India anniversary marked with vigils

27 years after the Air India disaster, family and friends of the victims are once again marking the anniversary.Vinay Sharma is organizing a candlelight vigil in Surrey Sunday afternoon. "As a Canadian citizen, I think it's our moral duty to keep on reminding us and our government... that things should not happen in this country anymore... and not … [Read more...]

Aquitted Air India suspect loses bid to reclaim money

  Ripudaman Singh Malik has lost a bid to reclaim money he was forced to pay the BC government for his defence at the Air India trial. The man acquitted of plotting Canada's worst act of terrorism claimed a loan agreement he made was signed under duress. The BC Court of Appeal has upheld a February ruling, ordering him to return 6.3-million … [Read more...]

Aquitted Air India suspect goes to court to try and get back millions in legal costs.

BC's highest court has reserved judgment on the latest legal action taken by acquitted Air India suspect Ripudaman Singh Malik.  Less than two months after he re-paid a government loan covering legal fees during his trial, Malik is trying to get that 6.3-million dollars back.  The money, which includes interest, came from February's … [Read more...]

Air India Flight Grounded Almost 9 Hours

Passengers were stranded on the runway for close to nine hours aboard an Air India flight at Gatwick Airport when heavy morning fog diverted the plane from landing at Heathrow. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Bond 23 Cancels Plans To Film In India

They may have finally scored all the filming permissions they needed, but there's still been a falling out of some sort as EON Productions has scrapped plans to shoot scenes for the 23rd James Bond film on location in India reports MI6 HQ. India Take One Productions, who was to partner with EON Productions on the shoot, has confirmed that EON sent … [Read more...]