Midweek Headlines – Nov 6
- Environment Canada has issued strong winds warning for Toronto and GTA.
- According to Statistics Canada, the market created 44,000 new jobs in October bringing for the first time the number of employed people to 18 million in Canada. Employment increased to 32,000 in the public administration sector. However, due to losses in the oil market, the natural resource sector declined in 12 months with 8,000 jobs lost last month.
- TD Bank has reported the labour market is doing well especially the private sector, thanks to elections.
- Rona Ambrose has been chosen as the interim Conservative leader and has vowed to come back to power by working hard. She also informed the Conservatives will prove to be a strong opposition.
- Former prime minister Brian Mulroney has given a piece of advice to Conservatives saying they must “review, renew, rebuild” and make the right decisions.
- A CBC Market Place report shows some grocery stores tamper with the best-before expiry dates of food products. It was revealed to the channel by a grocery store employee.
- The Russian intelligence chief has announced to suspend flights to Egypt.
- The EU has warned China and other Asian nations to de-escalate tension in South China Sea and has urged all stakeholders to resolve the issue.
- ISIL has used mustard gas on Syrian rebels during recent fighting.
- Nearly 72 people including a woman have died in a car bomb attack in West Bank.
- Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Raheel Sharif has admired the physical fitness of soldiers. He made these comments during a ceremony.
- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced development projects worth Rs250 million for Lodhran District. Meanwhile, PTI leader Jehangir Tareen has called this act as violation of ECP code.
- Though RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is claiming to secure 190 seats and form government in Bihar, BJP is confident of its victory as being indicated by exit polls.
- India’s most wanted don Chhota Rajan is back in India and has revealed the other wanted don Dawood Ibrahim also wishes to surrender. But informed some police officials are hands-in-glove with him and protecting him.
- Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said OROP will be implemented before Diwali.
- Ashwin’s brilliant bowling and Pujara’s good batting performance has helped India make a comeback on the second day of first Test against South Africa. India has taken a 142 runs lead with 8 wickets still in hand.
- Australia’s grip has tightened on the first Test against New Zealand as it made 556 for 4 and declared the innings. In reply New Zealand is 157 for 5.