Midweek Headlines – September 21
- NDP leader Tom Mulcair has announced a fund of $454 million for veterans over the next four years.
- Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has said if elected his government will scrap the F-35 fighter jets purchase deal.
- Commenting on the announcement Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said not only the move will hurt the industry but also compromise the safety of Canadians.
- In a late night multiple shooting incident at a steak house in Toronto, a woman was seriously wounded. A man was also injured.
- Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is preparing to start its work to rule campaign as no agreement has been struck with the Ontario government.
- In a multiple vehicle collision that took place at 8pm in Scarborough, one died and five got injured. The accident occurred on the intersection of Midland Avenue and Ellesmere Road.
- Toronto’s Food Bank has announced demand for food in suburban areas is increasing.
- Hungary has warned anyone trying to enter its country illegally will be arrested and imprisoned.
- In a bomb blast in Nigeria, 54 people died and 90 got injured.
- Though for long Human Rights organizations in Pakistan have been questioning the legitimacy of death sentence. But Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has approved death penalties for nine more terrorists.
- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a high level meeting to review security situation in the country. A detailed investigation has also been ordered for the Badaber PAF camp attack.
- Pakistan’s Air Chief has said war on terror is the country’s fate now and Pakistan must fight to root out the menace of terrorism. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said the recent attack on PAF camp in Peshawar was planned in Afghanistan. Pakistan will share evidence with Afghan officials.
- On the eve of World Peace Day, a new song on India and Pakistan friendship has been launched that transcends enmity between the two nuclear rivals and is being applauded by people.
- BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya died over weekend. Condolence messages have poured in from BCCI officials, cricketers and politicians.
- India and Pakistan is holding a flag meeting on LOC today to resolve ceasefire violations.
- West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee has announced the state is not banning meat sale and the government will not interfere in this matter.
- The Indian squad against South Africa is going to have all-rounder Gurkeerat Singh Mann who will play in the first three ODIs while Ravindra Jadeja has been dropped. Also MS Dhoni will captain the Indian team in the T20 and ODI format though rumours were rife that Virat Kohli might helm the squad in all three formats.