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Midweek Headlines – September 24 

  1. The first French language debate between the federal leaders will take place today.
  2. Yudhvir Jaswal, CEO of YMedia and Editor-in-Chief of Midweek newspaper held the first part of debate with Brampton East candidates yesterday on Omni TV. The second and concluding part will be aired today. Detailed analysis on these discussions will follow tomorrow on Southasian PULSE Prime Time.
  3. NDP candidate from Battlefords-Lloyminster, Saskatchewan Sandra Arias has withdrawn from the 2015 federal election race due to financial constraints as it has been a long campaign. Arias has been replaced by Glenn Tait.
  4. Toronto city council will vote next week on legalizing Uber service. David Plouffe, Uber’s chief advisor and the main mastermind behind Obama’s 2008 campaign will be in the city to ask the council to vote in Uber’s favour.
  5. NDP candidate from Brampton East, Harbaljit Kahlon has met taxi drivers to listen to their concerns.
  6. A woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition when her pick-up truck rammed in a poll on Lakeshore Boulevard, west to Royal York Road.
  7. EU has allocated $1.4 billion for agencies to deal with the refugee crisis.
  8. According to the Forbes India Richest People list Mukesh Ambani is still the wealthiest person in the country followed by Sun Pharma’s Dilip Shanghvi, and Wipro’s Azim Premji.
  9. Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has been appointed as president of the Cricket Association of Bengal.
  10. Over 717 have died in a stampede during Haj in Saudi Arabia, over 800 got injured.
  11. Pope Francis is addressing USA’s joint session of Congress. During his address he said no religion is immune from extremism.
  12. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in the USA on a six-day visit. He is scheduled to meet with President Obama on Monday. He will also hold meeting with Mark Zuckerberg, facebook founder.
  13. Since assuming power, Modi has been trying to forge closer ties with the USA. He visited America in September 2014 and then invited Obama to India to further bilateral trade. In a recent meeting of American Secretary of State John Kerry with Sushma Swaraj, Indian External Affairs Minister, Kerry said India-USA relations are the most important and the two should work together to shape a world that is more secure, peaceful and prosperous.
  14. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said that Pakistan is “probably” the most dangerous country just like North Korea and India is the check to Pakistan.

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