Midweek Headlines – September 23
- Al Jazeera’s Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy has been pardoned by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisis along with 100 other prisoners who were kept in Cairo jail.
- Pope Francis arrived in USA yesterday at 4pm and is scheduled to tour five American cities.
- Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has opposed the Keystone XL Pipeline project. President Obama has already said he will veto the move if approved by the Congress.
- Basil Joseph Borutsky, 57, has been arrested and will be produced in court today for slaying three women in a small village of Wilno in Ottawa.
- In a multi-vehicle collision that took place on 401 Ajax, one man died and the other one was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries.
- Ontario will soon unveil new rules regarding beer sale in grocery stores.
- Though a large number of people have been staging protests against the new sex curriculum but a new group has shown its support for it. According to a report published by Hamilton Spectator, Maya Roy, executive director of Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto has said the debate on this issue was hijacked by those who were against it. But her group is in favour and a number of other organisations have also joined hands with hers.
- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Ireland where he will address the Indian community. A joint statement is also anticipated. It is also expected that the number of flights from India to Ireland and vice versa will also increase. Meanwhile, the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny presented an Irish cricket jersey to Modi.
- While in USA for the UNGA meeting, Narendra Modi and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are expected to stay in the same hotel. Though no meeting between the two has been scheduled but handshakes are a possibility.
- AAP legislator Somnath Bharti booked for domestic violence is moving the court against his arrest. On the other hand AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal in a tweet has said that Bharti is becoming an embarrassment for the party and must resign.
- Two sons of Lalu Prasad Yadev – Tej Pratap and Tejaswi – will be following their father’s footsteps and participate in Bihar elections.
- The Kings IX Punjab batsman Mandeep Singh will lead the India A team in a warm-up T20 match against South Africa.
- Indian hockey team for New Zealand tour has been announced.