Midweek Headlines – Nov 2
- The Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt showed no mechanical failure or any error on part of the pilot. Meanwhile, ISIS has taken responsibility saying the airplane was shot down by them. However, terrorism experts are asking if ISIS is so well equipped?
- Liberal leader Justin Trudeau will be sworn-in on Wednesday as Canada’s new Prime Minister. The same day the new cabinet will be announced. According to early reports it will have less than 30 members with half of them females. Trudeau will be juggling with various variables also.
- Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne had given teachers union till Nov 1 to end their work-to-rule campaign otherwise their salaries will be cut off. But no deal as yet has been struck.
- Canada’s manufacturing sector is suffering due to low oil prices and less export orders.
- To tackle traffic gridlock in Ontario, the government is considering either to put tolls on roads or create separate zones. It is worth noting that at least $15 billion are lost due to traffic congestion on Ontario roads.
- Alberta had a terrible weekend as over a dozen people died in multiple crashes on its highways.
- India’s most wanted criminal Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan where his security has been tightened.
- Union Minister Maneka Gandhi is doubtful if justice was served in the Nirbhaya rape case.
- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the Nitish-Lalu alliance is sheltering terrorists.
- In Maharashtra, rift between the BJP and Shiv Sena has intensified. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena is moving ahead of BJP in civic polls here.
- The lavish Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra reception in Delhi was attended by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi besides a number of film stars and cricketers.
- The Raptors 905 chapter has acquired rights for Sim Bhullar to get the game of basket ball eminence.
- Before the commencement of the first Test between India and South Africa, Captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri are seeking the perfect team combination. The Test will be played in Mohali where pitch supports fast bowling.