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Midweek Headlines – October 7 

  1. Jagdish Grewal has been dropped by the Conservative party for writing a controversial article in his newspaper some time back. According to Grewal he did not write against anyone and has vowed to fight elections as an independent candidate.
  2. The latest Nanos Research poll conducted for CTV and Globe and Mail shows the Liberals ahead of other parties with 34.3% voter support, Conservatives with 32.1%, the NDP has 23.1% support of voters, and the Green have 4.6%.
  3. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in Mississauga yesterday where he met press members including a few from the ethnic media. Talking about TPP he said that the decision to signing this agreement is correct and Canada will benefit from it greatly.
  4. In an interview with CBC Harper said niqab for public service would be considered.
  5. Canadian Oil Sands Ltd has rejected Suncor Energy Inc’s $4.3 billion offer saying it is considering other offers.
  6. Russian warships have launched massive air attacks on ISIS targets in Syria. Moscow is also preparing to support Syrian ground troops for bigger assault on the militant outfit.
  7. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is asking world bodies to hold independent probe on the bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
  8. The Supreme Court of Pakistan has said death penalty for Mumtaz Qadri will remain as he is a terrorist. Qadri killed former Punjab governor Salman Taseer.
  9. According to the latest report former Indian cricketer and BJP leader Navjot Sidhu is in stable condition.
  10. Volkswagen for now has stopped sales of its Polo model in India.
  11. BJP has alleged that RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is running dairy business to hide black money.
  12. England cricket team has said matches with Pakistan will not be easy. They might be more difficult than the Ashes series. The first match between the two starts in Abu Dhabi on Oct 13.
  13. After two devastating defeats of Indian cricket team on the hands of South Africa, experts have started questioning the captaincy of MS Dhoni and asking what would be India’s strategy in the third T20 that starts tomorrow at 9:30am Toronto time and Southasian PULSE will give live news.

 

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