February 05, 2023 19:41 (IST)
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US shoots down suspected Chinese spy balloon off Carolina coast

Washington DC/IBNS: The United States Saturday shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the country's east coast, the Pentagon said.

Biden vows to 'take care of' suspected Chinese spy balloon

Washington: US President Joe Biden has broken his silence about the alleged Chinese spy balloon spotted above the United States earlier this week, pledging to "take care of it."

Trump to speak at US Conservative mega-convention in early March

Washington: Former US President Donald Trump will speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Coalition (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, at the beginning of March, the organization announced in a press release.

Canada: Toronto sees coldest temperatures in years with polar vortex descending on Ontario

Toronto/IBNS: After January’s warmer-than-normal temperature, February is off to a frigid start in parts of Ontario due to the polar vortex descending over the province this week and Toronto to see some of the coldest weather in years, Environment Canada reported.

After US, now Canada confirms sighting of suspected spy balloon

Toronto: The Canadian government on Friday confirmed sighting a suspected spy balloon and said it was tracking its movement.

Canada: Walk-in services at all BLS centres to facilitate better delivery of visa and consular services

Ottawa/IBNS: In order to facilitate better delivery of visa and consular services, it has been decided to start walk-in services at all BLS centres in Canada with effect from Feb 1, 2023.

US govt is tracking suspected Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon

Washington: The US government is trying to track a suspected Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon over the continental United States, media reports said on Friday.

ServiceOntario's new changes facilitate easier access to get driver’s licenses, health cards

Toronto/IBNS: New changes to ServiceOntario have been announced in Brampton on Wednesday by Ontario Premier Doug Ford to facilitate “faster” and “easier” services to get driver’s licences and health cards.

US Senators introduce bill to end China's permanent normal trade status

Washington: Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), along with Sens. Rick Scott (R-Florida), Ted Budd (R-North Carolina), and J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) have introduced the China Trade Relations Act to strip China of its Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status.

Canada: Ontario aligns with its long-term care home residents to increase diagnostic services

Toronto/IBNS: Ontario's Long-term care residents are being connected by the government to improve residents’ quality of life and to reduce avoidable emergency department visits or hospital stays, a news release has reported.

US Representative leads bill to support Taiwan’s participation in IMF

Washington: As first reported in POLITICO, U.S. Representative Young Kim (CA-40), who serves on the House Financial Services Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee, recently introduced the Taiwan Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 540) with Rep. Al Green (TX-09) to support Taiwan’s participation in the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Canada: Hazel McCallion, longtime mayor of Ontario's Mississauga, dies at 101

Mississauga/IBNS: Hazel McCallion, who ruled Mississauga in Canada's Ontario as mayor for 12 terms, has died. She was 101.

US: H-1B visa applications for skilled workers to start from March 1

Washington: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Sunday announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2024 H-1B cap will open on Mar 1 and will continue till Mar 17.

US: 3 killed, 4 injured in shooting in Los Angeles neighbourhood

Los Angeles (California)/IBNS: At least three people were killed and four others were injured in a shooting in Los Angeles, the fourth mass shooting in California this month, media reported.

US closely monitoring India-China border situation: US State Dept official

New York: The United States is trying to monitor the situation at the India and China border over the recent clash between the forces of the neighbouring nations.