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.

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Transit challenge returns right in the middle of an election

Organized by Ottawa Transit Riders, the first challenge of the pandemic urges everyone in the city — but especially those who are running for municipal office — to primarily use public transit for a week. 

Ottawa's Pakistani-Canadians mobilize relief efforts for flood-hit country

The Canada Pakistan Association for the National Capital Region is holding collection drives every weekend till October 3, when a 40-foot container full of relief material will be shipped out. 

Family doctors a critical piece of transition health care, trans advocates say

Trans advocates say family doctors have a crucial role to play in a patient's transition because they can help connect them to the services they'll need throughout the process. 

'An incredible moment': Cirque du Soleil acrobat gets to perform on home turf

It's more than just a homecoming for Cédric Bélisle, it's a dream come true — the Cirque du Soleil performer from Ottawa is finally getting to perform in front of his friends and family in Gatineau.

Lowertown residents want eviction order against St. Brigid's occupants enforced

Around 20 residents arrived on the historic church's front lawn to protest during a community barbecue event organized by The United People of Canada, which has been occupying the church and has ties to the Freedom Convoy.

Racist graffiti on western Quebec bridge sparks anger, outrage

A kayaker who spotted racist and antisemitic graffiti on a bridge in Wakefield, Que., two weeks ago says she's appalled that it still hasn't been removed.

Children of fallen CAF members vow to make meaning of parents' sacrifice at scholarship ceremony 

Jenna Curwin, 20, lost her father John Curwin in 2008 when he was on duty with the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan. She is one of 22 outstanding students who lost their parents in military service to Canada.

After 6-year hiatus, Puppets Up! festival returns to the stage

The Almonte, Ont., puppetry festival arrived on the scene in 2005, but a lack of funding and volunteers saw it discontinued in 2016. Now, after a long six-year hiatus, the internationally renowned festival — with acts from as far away as Iceland and Indonesia — is back.

Stop selling arms to Israel, activists urge Canada at protest for Palestinians killed in Gaza

Activists protesting the killings of Palestinians in Gaza, including women and children, during three days of intense fighting between Israel and Gaza militants are calling on the Canadian government to stop the sale of arms to Israel.

Parents divided over optional masking at school this fall

Parents shopping for back-to-school supplies on Monday were split on whether masks would be part of their children's outfits again this fall, as the province confirmed their use will remain voluntary.