Uday Rana

CBC Ottawa reporter

Uday Rana is an Ottawa-based journalist covering city news. Uday has worked as a print, digital and television reporter in India. He was previously with the Times of India and then with CNN-News18. He's covered conflict, sectarian violence and the rise of Hindu Nationalism in India.

Latest from Uday Rana

City discouraging fireworks after fiery Victoria Day weekend

The City of Ottawa is discouraging the illegal use of fireworks this Canada Day, following a Victoria Day long weekend that saw firefighters and bylaw officers kept busy with an unusually high number of emergencies and complaints.

Firefighters battling large recycling facility fire in Carp

Ottawa firefighters worked to keep a fire in a recycling facility in a western part of the city from spreading to nearby fuel tanks.

OPP, Parks Canada issue safety warnings as demand for new boats outstrips supply

The pandemic has prompted families to find new ways to get outdoors, like boating, but Parks Canada and OPP are warning people about water safety.

Ottawa cricket fans make pitch for new places to play

The city is consulting residents on a plan to revamp its parks and recreation facilities, including two new cricket pitches. Cricket enthusiasts, especially Ottawa's South Asian communities, are thrilled.

Local sports clubs say they're ready to play ball

Ottawa's sports clubs may not be able to hold organized games yet, but they're getting ready to do so — and are looking forward to begin training sessions next month.

Businesses that can't open for months disappointed in reopening plan

Businesses in Ottawa are disappointed after being pushed to the third phase of Ontario's reopening plan, but say they are not surprised.

Summer camp a hard sell for some parents

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said summer camps will be reopening in the province by July. However, a lack of details and fears of COVID-19 infections have some parents feeling concerned about sending their kids to overnight camp.

International students face uncertainty as Ontario requests entry ban

With flights to and from India and Pakistan on hold due to major COVID-19 outbreaks and Ontario trying to stop international students from entering the province altogether, study permit holders are facing an uncertain future.

Separated by India flight ban, Ottawa family desperate to reunite

Like many Ottawans, Ravideep Kaur is struggling against the loneliness of isolation during the current stay-at-home order. Making matters worse is the fact that her husband and seven-year-old son are 11,000 kilometres away in India, stranded there by Canada's flight ban.