Justin Trudeau: News

22 May 2024

United Nations (UN)

Pakistan's UN ambassador accuses India of extra-judicial killings

Pakistan's Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Munir Akram, has accused India of conducting extra-judicial assassinations.

22 May 2024


Hardeep Singh Nijjar murder suspects produced in court

Three of the four Indian nationals accused in the murder of Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar made their first in-person appearance at the Provincial Court in Surrey, British Columbia, on Tuesday.

12 May 2024


Fourth suspect arrested in Hardeep Singh Nijjar's killing case

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) of British Columbia (BC), Canada, has announced the arrest of a fourth individual in relation to the June 2023 murder of Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

10 May 2024

S Jaishankar

'Freedom of speech doesn't mean..support separatism': Jaishankar on Canada 

India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has voiced his concerns over the Canadian government's approach toward Khalistani separatist elements.

09 May 2024


Nijjar murder suspect entered Canada on student visa: Report 

Karan Brar, an Indian citizen and suspect in the assassination of Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, reportedly entered Canada using a study permit.

08 May 2024

British Columbia

Protests as men accused of Nijjar's killing appear in court

Three Indian nationals, Karan Brar, Karanpreet Singh, and Kamalpreet Singh, accused of killing Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada last year, appeared in court virtually in British Columbia on Tuesday.

'India should take it seriously…': US reacts to Nijjar's killing 

Reacting on the allegations associated with the case of Indian government's alleged involvement in the murder of the Sikh separatist leader, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the United States on Monday stated that India should take it "very seriously" and should investigate it.

05 May 2024


Hardeep Nijjar killing: Jaishankar reacts to arrest of 3 Indians 

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar acknowledged that India is awaiting further details from Canadian law enforcement after three Indian nationals were arrested and charged over the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada.

04 May 2024


Canada arrests 3 Indian nationals over Hardeep Singh Nijjar's killing 

Canadian law enforcement has arrested three Indian nationals over the killing of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada last year.

01 May 2024

British Columbia

Canada: Opposition leader removed from Parliament after calling Trudeau 'wacko' 

Pierre Poilievre, the leader of Canada's main opposition party, was removed from the House of Commons after he called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "a wacko."

29 Apr 2024


Canada: Pro-Khalistan chants interrupt Trudeau's speech at Khalsa Day Parade

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's address at the Khalsa Day Parade in Toronto was interrupted by pro-Khalistan chants from the crowd.

11 Apr 2024


Nijjar killing: Trudeau blames ex-government for being 'cozy' with India

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau testified at a hearing that his government was committed to defending Canadians, including addressing the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

10 Apr 2024


No Indian interference in 2021 Canada polls: Inquiry

A recent official investigation into potential foreign interference in Canada's 2021 elections has exonerated India.

22 Mar 2024


Explained: Impact of Canada's temporary work permit restrictions on Indians

In a landmark decision, Canada is gearing up to impose a limit on its temporary residents.

09 Mar 2024


Well-coordinated: Video of Hardeep Nijjar's killing in Canada surfaces

A video allegedly showing the assassination of Khalistani leader and Indian-designated terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, on June 18, 2023, has emerged.

28 Jan 2024


Canada's outgoing security advisor says India cooperating in Nijjar probe 

Canada's outgoing National Security Advisor (NSA), Jody Thomas, said that India has stepped up its cooperation with Canada in the investigation of Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar's murder.

25 Jan 2024


Canada adds India to its probe into election meddling

Canada has expanded its investigation into foreign interference in its national elections by including India in the probe.

23 Jan 2024


What does Canada's cap on international student admissions mean? 

Canada on Monday announced that there will be a 35% cut in international student admissions for 2024.

17 Jan 2024


Permits to Indian students dropped amid diplomatic row: Canadian minister

A diplomatic dispute between India and Canada has led to an 86% drop in study permits issued to Indian students by the country in the last quarter of 2023, Reuters reported citing official data.

11 Jan 2024


Pannun assassination plot: US rejects Nikhil Gupta's request for evidence

The United States (US) has objected to giving defense materials to Indian national Nikhil Gupta, who is accused of conspiring to kill Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun.

06 Jan 2024


Canada: Hindu community to hold public forum amid extortion threats

Leaders of the Hindu community in Canada's Surrey will be holding a public forum on Saturday over the "current law and order situation" in the Lower Mainland, reported Global News.

02 Jan 2024

S Jaishankar

Canada gives space to Khalistanis: Jaishankar on 'damaged' India-Canada ties 

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar has expressed concern over the alleged influence of Khalistani forces in Canada, stating that their activities are damaging its relationship with India.

Centre designates Canada-based pro-Khalistani gangster Lakhbir Singh Landa as terrorist

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has declared Canada-based pro-Khalistani gangster Lakhbir Singh Landa as a terrorist.

29 Dec 2023


Canada: Hindu temple president's house allegedly fired upon by pro-Khalistanis

In a major development in Canada, Khalistani extremists allegedly attacked the residence of the Laxmi Narayan Temple President Satish Kumar on Wednesday (local time) in British Colombia's Surrey.

28 Dec 2023


Nijjar murder suspects still in Canada, under police surveillance: Report

Two men believed to have shot Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar dead in June 2023 in Surrey, Canada, have never reportedly left the country and will soon be arrested.

22 Dec 2023


Space given to terrorists: India after Trudeau's 'tonal shift' remark

Amid the ongoing diplomatic row, India has voiced its apprehension over Canada's alleged tolerance of terrorists and extremists.

21 Dec 2023


'Tonal shift' in US-Canada relations after US plot revealed: Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed that India's ties with Canada might have undergone "a tonal shift" following the indictment of an Indian national for plotting an assassination attempt on a Khalistani leader in the United States (US).

Fabricated: India denies sending 'secret memo' to consulates against Khalistanis

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has debunked a media report alleging it sent a "secret memo" to Indian embassies across North America, directing action against Khalistani terrorists, including the slain separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

07 Dec 2023


FBI chief to visit India amid Pannun assassination plot probe

Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Christopher Wray will visit India next week, United States (US) Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti confirmed.

05 Dec 2023


Pakistan: Khalistan Liberation Force chief Lakhbir Singh Rode dead

Khalistani terrorist and chief of the banned Khalistan Liberation Force, Lakhbir Singh Rode, has reportedly died in Pakistan of a heart attack. He was 72.

02 Dec 2023


NZ: 3 Khalistanis sentenced for plot to kill radio host

Three Khalistani extremists have reportedly been sentenced for the attempted murder of a popular radio host, Harnek Singh, in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2020.

Why India's cooperating with US's Pannun investigation, not Nijjar probe

India is cooperating with the United States (US) to investigate an alleged assassination attempt on Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) chief Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, Indian High Commissioner to Canada, Sanjay Kumar Verma said.

27 Nov 2023


US: Indian ambassador harassed by Khalistani supporters at gurdwara

Indian Ambassador to the United States (US) Taranjit Singh Sandhu was reportedly mobbed and harassed by a group of Khalistani supporters at the Hicksville Gurdwara in New York's Long Island on Sunday (local time).

27 Nov 2023


India didn't kill Nijjar, relations with Canada better now: Envoy

Indian High Commissioner to Canada, Sanjay Kumar Verma, firmly denied India's involvement in the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

23 Nov 2023


'Logical consequence': Jaishankar on resumption of e-visa services for Canadians

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, on Wednesday, said the resumption of e-visa services for Canadians by India was a "logical consequence" of an improved situation between the two nations.

US thwarted plot to kill Khalistani terrorist Pannun: Report

The United States (US) government thwarted a plan to assassinate designated Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun on American soil, the Financial Times reported.

22 Nov 2023


India resumes e-visa services for Canadians 

India has resumed e-visa services for Canadians after a two-month pause, NDTV reported. This comes after the Narendra Modi government resumed visa services for entry, business, medical, and conferences in October but kept e-visas suspended.

16 Nov 2023

S Jaishankar

India seeks evidence from Canada on Nijjar killing allegation: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar revealed on Wednesday that India has asked Canada to provide proof to back its allegations that Indian agents were involved in the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia on June 18.

15 Nov 2023


Indo-Canadian organization urges action against Khalistani secessionist group SFJ

The Hindu Forum Canada (HFC) in Canada has called on the country's law enforcement agencies to address the alleged threats by the Khalistani separatist group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ)'s founder Gurpatwant Singh against Air India flights.

14 Nov 2023


At UNHRC meeting, India asks Canada to address hate crimes

In a significant diplomatic move, India has spearheaded recommendations for Canada at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to bolster its legal framework to prevent attacks on worship places and address hate crimes more effectively.

12 Nov 2023


Tried to work constructively, positively: Justin Trudeau on India-Canada row

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau once again reiterated the claim that the Indian government was involved in the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in July on Canadian soil.

11 Nov 2023


Canada: Indian-origin man, minor son shot dead in 'gang violence'

A 41-year-old Sikh man of Indian origin, Harpreet Singh Uppal, and his 11-year-old son were shot dead in Edmonton, the capital city of Canada's Alberta province, PTI reported on Saturday.

06 Nov 2023


India-Canada ties turn 'worst-ever' over Khalistani issue: Report

The relationship between India and Canada has turned into a "deep crisis," with some officials and experts calling it the "worst ever," per Reuters.

05 Nov 2023


Trudeau's statements 'damaged' probe into Nijjar's killing, says Indian envoy

India's High Commissioner to Canada, Sanjay Kumar Verma, called on the Canadian government to provide evidence supporting its claim that India was involved in the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

29 Oct 2023


Indian visas for Canadians are still suspended in 9 categories

India continues to restrict Canadian nationals from visiting the country in at least nine categories, the Hindustan Times reported.

25 Oct 2023


India to resume some visa services in Canada 

The Indian High Commission in Canada said on Wednesday that some visa services will resume in Canada on Thursday.

25 Oct 2023


What high commissioner said about India issuing visas to Canadians

India resuming visa services for Canadians is not likely, as the current climate is not conducive to regular diplomatic and consular operations, India's High Commissioner to Canada, Sanjay Kumar Verma, told the Hindustan Times.

25 Oct 2023


Canada's 'Spamoflage' hacking allegations ploy to smear China: Beijing

After Canada linked China to "Spamoflage," a campaign where bots reportedly hijacked the social media accounts of dozens of Canadian MPs, Beijing urged Canada to stop peddling lies that could further hurt bilateral ties.

24 Oct 2023


Khalistanis plan to disrupt Dussehra event in Canada: Report

Khalistani groups are reportedly planning major disruptions at the Dussehra celebrations organized by the Hindu community in Surrey, Canada, on Tuesday (local time).

21 Oct 2023


Canada: Justin Trudeau jeered in mosque over Israel-Hamas conflict

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced an unfriendly crowd at a mosque in Toronto, Canada, on Friday over his response to the Israel-Hamas war, The Toronto Sun reported.

21 Oct 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan: JeM chief's close aide reportedly killed in North Waziristan

The founder of the Lashkar-e-Jabbar terrorist group, Malik Dawood Khan, has reportedly been killed by unidentified gunmen in the North Waziristan district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

US, UK back Canada in diplomatic dispute with India

The United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) have voiced concerns over India's insistence that Canada reduce its diplomatic presence in the country, per Reuters.

20 Oct 2023


Expect delays in visa processing: Canada tells Indians amid row

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on Thursday said that overall visa processing for Indians may slow down as Canada withdrew its 41 diplomats and their dependents from India after they were stripped of diplomatic immunity.

20 Oct 2023


Canada withdraws 41 diplomats as India revokes immunity

Canada has withdrawn 41 diplomats from India amid bilateral tensions over the assassination of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar on Canadian soil.

13 Oct 2023


Jaishankar gets Z-security after hoardings in Canada threaten him, Modi

The Ministry of Home Affairs has upgraded the security cover of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to the Z category after the proscribed Khalistani outfit Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) put up hoardings calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jaishankar "enemies of Canada."

11 Oct 2023


Jaishankar holds secret meeting with Canadian FM amid diplomatic standoff

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held a secret meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly in Washington days ago, the Financial Times reported.

09 Oct 2023


China behind Khalistani leader Hardeep Nijjar's killing, claims activist

Chinese-born rights activist and independent blogger Jennifer Zeng has accused Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents of assassinating Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada, ANI reported.

09 Oct 2023


Nijjar row: Trudeau discusses India-Canada issue with UAE president

In an interesting development, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed discussing the ongoing India-Canada diplomatic row with United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Sunday.

07 Oct 2023

United Kingdom

Khalistanis tortured me, UK police took no action: Sikh businessman

A Sikh restaurant owner based in London, United Kingdom, Harman Singh Kapoor, reportedly said that he had been dealing with threats and attacks from alleged Khalistani supporters for nearly nine months.

07 Oct 2023


Amid tensions with Canada, India plans tough diplomatic action: Report

India is reportedly planning to take tougher diplomatic decisions as it has asked Canada to recall over two dozen diplomats from its mission in New Delhi.

06 Oct 2023


Canada begins withdrawing diplomats from India amid diplomatic row: Report

In the latest development in the ongoing diplomatic spat between Canada and India, Ottawa has reportedly begun relocating a majority of its diplomats from New Delhi to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

05 Oct 2023

Narendra Modi

US Embassy quashes rumors of souring relations with India

The United States Embassy in India, on Thursday, dismissed reports of Ambassador Eric Garcetti stating that US-India relations "could get worse for a time" amidst the ongoing diplomatic row between India and Canada.

04 Oct 2023


Canada requests 'private talks' with India to settle diplomatic row

Amid the growing diplomatic dispute between India and Canada over the killing of a Khalistani leader, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly on Tuesday (local time) stressed the need for a "strong diplomatic footprint" in India during these challenging times, per Reuters.

03 Oct 2023


India asks Canada to downsize diplomatic presence: Report 

India has asked Canada to withdraw over two dozen diplomats, citing Ottawa's lack of cooperation in Khalistani terror investigations as the main reason, News18 reported, quoting official sources.

02 Oct 2023


Not defending Nijjar, but Canada: Trudeau's aide 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's close aide, Liberal Party MP Sukhminder Singh Dhaliwal, has said their government "won't tolerate any attack" on its citizens, News18 reported.

01 Oct 2023


Scotland: Indian envoy heckler supporter of Beant Singh's assassination conspirator 

After Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) Vikram Doraiswami was stopped from entering a gurdwara in Scotland by a group of radical British Sikh activists on Friday, a video of the encounter went viral on social media.

30 Sep 2023


Manipur tribal leader's speech in Canada raises Khalistani links: Report

A viral speech by the leader of a Canada-based Kuki-Zomi tribes group from Manipur regarding the ongoing ethnic violence in the northeastern Indian state has raised suspicions about its ties to Khalistanis.

30 Sep 2023


Radical Sikh activists stop Indian envoy from entering Scotland gurdwara

India's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), Vikram Doraiswami, was reportedly denied entry into a gurdwara in Scotland by a group of radical British Sikh activists on Friday. He was told he was "not welcome" by the group.

30 Sep 2023

S Jaishankar

Jaishankar blames Canada's 'permissive attitude' for return of Khalistani issue

Indian External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Friday commented on the re-emergence of the Khalistani elements and linked it to the "very permissive" attitude of Canada toward individuals promoting terrorism, extremism, and violence.

29 Sep 2023


Investigation into Hardeep Singh Nijjar's killing 'ongoing': Canada police

The probe into the killing of Khalistani terrorist and Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar is "active" and "ongoing," the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reportedly confirmed on Thursday.