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Midweek Headlines – October 9 

  1. According to a Statistics Canada report unemployment increased by 0.1 percentage points to 7.1%. Though part-time employment rose by 74,000 in September, 62,000 full time jobs vanished. Jobs were mostly created in the information, culture and recreation realms but decreased in the education sector. Nearly 12,000 jobs were created in British Columbia and Alberta, and 4,000 in Manitoba but 34,000 jobs were lost in Ontario.
  2. In a North Carolina shooting, a 23-year-old woman from Quebec has died.
  3. The Conservative party and NDP have released their election platforms. The Liberal party has already done so.
  4. The Tunisian National Quartet has won the 2015 Nobel Peace for proposing an alternative peaceful political process when the country’s democracy was about to collapse.
  5. Talking about Bihar elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said it is time to change bad governance.
  6. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has sacked his own food minister Asim Ahmed Khan on corruption charges. Kejriwal announced this during a press conference that he called and informed press of his decision. He played a tape where Khan was heard asking for bribe from a builder. Kejriwal said the case was investigated and it was decided to sack him.
  7. Former cricketer and BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu is recovering and is said to be out of danger.
  8. Pepsi might pull out of IPL sponsorship due to spot-fixing case.

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