Midweek Headlines – September 28
- The latest Nanos poll shows the Liberal party is ahead of others followed by the Conservatives and then NDP. NDP’s support in Quebec is also reducing.
- Today the Canadian leaders will debate on Canada’s foreign policy that has changed over the last 10 years.
- In a horrific crash in Vaughan over the weekend, four people died including three brother and sisters and their grandfather.
- According to experts a minority government is on the cards but they are worried about the stability of such a government as a fragile government might bring financial instability in the country.
- One person died in a brazen shooting incident in Vancouver mall yesterday at 2pm.
- A Forum Research poll shows that tolerance regarding hot button issues among Canadians is increasing. Canadians were asked about legalizing marijuana and 54% gave their vote in its favour. On the issue of prostitution, 49% said it should be legalized while 38% said no.
- US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to meet this afternoon during the UN’s 70th general assembly session.
- BJP and its allies are terming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to USA and his meeting with key CEOs there, very successful.
- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted the G4 summit where he said the world’s largest democracies should be made part of UNSC. Germany and France have backed India’s demand.
- Addressing a large Indian diaspora in the USA, Narendra Modi said the 21st century belongs to India and he dreams of making India a $20 trillion economy.
- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a meeting with United Nations’ Secretary General Ban-Ki moon and discussed the Kashmir issue with him. Meanwhile, both Ban-Ki moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry have asked Sharif to maintain good relations with Afghanistan and control terrorist networks in Pakistan.
- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has admired friendship between China and Pakistan and called economic corridor between the two countries a success.
- On the eve of Bhagat Singh’s birthday, felicitations have poured in from Indian leaders including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal has also paid his respects to this great revolutionary and attended an exhibition of rare images of India’s freedom fighters.
- The CBI has found no evidence against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the coal scam case.
- As the plea of AAP lawmaker Somnath Bharti was rejected by the court, he has decided to surrender today.
- President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Isro scientists for launching the space observatory.
- Many Sikh factions in Punjab are against Akal Takht’s pardon to the head of Dera Sacha Sauda and will hold a protest on September 30 under Punjab Bund.
- The three T20 international series is commencing between India and South Africa from Friday, October 2 at 9:30am at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association’s Stadium, Dharamsala and so Southasian PULSE will keep on updating its listeners.