Anirudh Bhattacharyya, Hindustan Times

Anirudh Bhattacharyya

Hindustan Times

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Anirudh:

Canada bans TikTok on all government devices

The concerns are related to the short-form video-sharing platform’s owner ByteDance, which is based in China and amid new security norms from Beijing which can compel companies to share information and data when demanded → Read More

Canada: Foreign minister Melanie Joly to visit India, hold talks with S Jaishankar

Among the major agenda items will be Canada’s new Indo-Pacific Strategy, which was released in November last year, as well as the ongoing discussions over clinching an Early Progress Trade Agreement → Read More

Canada: Rising Hinduphobia issue raised in parliament

The matter was taken up following the desecration of Gauri Shankar Mandir in the town of Brampton in the Greater Toronto Area on Monday → Read More

Climate crisis: Canada targets zero-emission light-duty vehicles by 2035

The federal government is investing to ensure there are at least 85,000 charging stations in the country, in addition to those supported by provinces and territories and the private sector → Read More

Nijjar denies involvement in killing of Ripudaman Malik in Canada

Malik was shot dead on Thursday in Surrey, in the province of British Columbia. He was once accused of playing a role in the terrorist bombing of the Air India flight Kanishka in 1985 → Read More

Russia-Ukraine LIVE updates: Putin hails 'successful liberation' of Mariupol

Russia-Ukraine war LIVE updates: As war entered day 57, Russian forces said they will Mariupol on Thursday. → Read More

Canada’s PM Trudeau extends support to Ukraine in call with president amid Russia’s attack

Canada has also announced new sanctions targeting the Russian energy sector, targeting ten key individuals from two important companies, Rosneft and Gazprom → Read More

Canada’s Trudeau vows action after four Indians freeze to death at US border

The four victims - an infant, a teenaged boy and two adults - allegedly froze to death while trying to cross the border into US → Read More

Covid-19: Direct passenger flights from India to Canada may resume on Sept 27

An India-Canada flight ban, in place due to Covid-19, would be lifted only on the basis of the overall outcome of Covid-19 tests conducted on arrival in Canada on passengers travelling from New Delhi on three flights on Wednesday | World News → Read More

Covid-19 vaccine passports required as TIFF returns to theatres this year

The 46th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival will take place from September 9-18. It will open with a feature adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and will close with Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s One Second | World News → Read More

Canadian national Michael Spavor jailed for 11 years in China for spying

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned China’s handling of Spavor’s case as “unacceptable and unjust” | World News → Read More

Chinese court upholds Canadian prisoner’s death sentence, escalating tensions

A court in Liaoning province upheld Robert Schellenberg death sentence on charges related to drug smuggling. He was originally sentenced to 15 years in prison, but it was changed to capital punishment in 2019 | World News → Read More

Covid-19: Canada extends ban on direct flights from India until August 21

It is the fourth time the ban has been extended since it was first imposed on April 22 due to fears in Canada over the devastating second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and concerns over the Delta variant | World News → Read More

Indo-Canadian documentary filmmaker wins lifetime achievement award at Hot Docs

Lalita Krishna from Toronto, who has been making documentaries for over 20 years, was named winner of the prestigious Don Haig Award → Read More

Canadian experts release first molecular images of B.1.1.7 variant of Covid-19

The B.1.1.7 variant, first reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) in mid-December last year, has an unusually large number of mutations → Read More

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau keen to take AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine

Ontario province’s administration has announced that those aged 40 to 54 can now register for Covid-19 vaccination. The 49-year-old Trudeau falls in that category → Read More

Canada becomes 23rd country to cross 1 million Covid-19 infections mark

Variants originating in the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa have caused particular concern in recent days in Canada. → Read More

Canada suspends use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for those under 55

Canadian health authorities have suspended the administration of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccines to those below the age of 55 years due to growing concerns that the shot could be linked to the formation of blood clots → Read More

Canada considering warning labels for AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccines

Health Canada’s chief medical adviser Dr Supriya Sharma said the agency is looking at “changes” to the “information that goes with the vaccine to say there have been reports of this type of rare clot” → Read More

Top Canadian hotel pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi with ice statue

The sculpture, almost seven feet tall, was created and set up on Friday at Hotel de Glace near Quebec City, North America’s only ice hotel. It was created by Canadian ice artist Marc Lepire → Read More