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Midweek Headlines – October 19 

  1. The 78-day election campaign has come to an end and today is the Federal Election Day in Canada.
  2. Uber is offering free rides to first timers to and from polling stations today.
  3. South Asian Canadian channel – Channel Y launched. A 24-hour, seven- days a week channel, it will be available on Rogers 857 and on Bell Fiber at 828.
  4. According to Iran’s nuclear negotiator programme on the Iran-USA nuclear deal will be implemented this year. He also said in wake of this deal Iran will serve as a better energy source.
  5. India President Pranab Mukherjee has said that India has a 5000-year-old civilization and tolerance is a characteristic of Indian society. Therefore, India must give message of peace.
  6. Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s budget cuts saying it will hurt fight against malnutrition. She oversees a scheme that feeds 100 million poor people in the country.
  7. Ink and mobil oil was thrown on Jammu and Kashmir law maker and others who threw a beef party.
  8. BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur has said that BCCI has called off talks on reviving cricketing ties with Pakistan amid Shiv Sena protests. A meeting was to take place between BCCI officials and PCB chief Shahryar Khan.
  9. Protests continue in Punjab’s Malwa region amid desecration of Granth Sahib.
  10. India lost the third ODI against South Africa by 18 runs in Rajkot. Visitors are leading the series by 2-0. Indian squad for the last two ODIs and Test has been announced. For Test matches Harbhajan Singh has been dropped and Jadeja has been called in.

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