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SOUTH ASIAN PULSE HEADLINES : JANUARY 7TH 

  1. Bank of Canada’s Governor Stephen Poloz has said Canadians should get used to cheap loonie and inflation as oil prices are draining the economy. However, he informed Canada will not match the US’ rate increase policy but pursue its own monetary strategy.
  2. Loonie yesterday closed at 71 cent US as oil trade dips. Also Chinese stock market’s closure for the second time in a week has sent shockwaves across the globe including Canada.
  3. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development will make an announcement regarding Canadian space technology today.
  4. Canadian navy has found five more security breaches at Halifax training school.
  5. Newly launched airline NewLeaf is offering ultra low fares of $89 for a one-way flight between seven Canadian cities. It will also offer a one-way fare of $99 from Hamilton.
  6. Police has charged a 48-year-old-man with attempted murder following a stabbing at Air Canada’s operations centre in Brampton.
  7. A Hamilton mortgage broker has been suspended over alleged pattern of manipulation against his clients.
  8. Though by-election in Whitby-Oshawa has yet to be called but Liberal radio ads are already running.
  9. Paris police shot dead a man who was trying to enter a police station. He was wearing a fake explosive vest and had a knife in hand.
  10. Iran has alleged that Saudi airstrikes have hit its embassy in Yemen.
  11. At least 50 police recruits in Libya have died in a bomb attack at a police training centre by ISIS. ISIS is attacking various parts of the country to gain control on its oil fields.
  12. After the news by North Korea that it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, South Korea is asking USA to deploy strategic weapons in the Korean peninsula.
  13. Pakistan is thinking of raising the constitutional status of Gilgit-Baltistan that will irk India.
  14. PCB has extended head coach Waqar Younis’ contract until the end of England tour. Younis is Pakistan cricket team’s head coach since 2013.
  15. The Indian government has said that it wishes good relations with Pakistan but it depends on them how serious they are in taking action against Pathankot terrorists.
  16. Ambitabh Bachchan is the first choice of tourism ministry for its Incredible India campaign. Amir Khan has said India is incredible with or without me.
  17. Maharashtra government will move Supreme Court against superstar Salman Khan’s acquittal in the 2002 hit and run case.
  18. Indian security agencies have identified five handlers in the Pathankot attack and named Jaish-e-Muhammed one of the banned outfits responsible for it.
  19. Indian Kashmiri leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has died and Mahbooba Mufti is poised to become the first ever female Chief Minister of Kashmir.
  20. Search operation at Pathankot airbase continues as movement of suspected people has been detected.
  21. Cricketer Chris Gayle is under scanner for asking a female reporter out for a drink. Gayle has explained the comment was made in a light-hearted manner.
  22. Pakistan’s T20 captain Shahid Afridi walked out of a press conference in protest after a reporter criticized him for captaincy. This act irked reporters who raised slogans against him.

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