South Asian Pulse Headlines : January 25th 2016
COURTESY : IANS
- As parliament session resumes in Ottawa today after break, focus would be on the struggling Canadian economy, senate appointments, doctor-assisted deaths, electoral reforms, and Canada’s role in fight against ISIS. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is finalizing details on the new plan.
- In Saskatoon shooting, a teenager has been arrested on four counts of first degree murder and will be produced in court today. On one side the La Loche community is highly disturbed, on the other the motive of this shooting is still not clear.
- An America airliner was diverted to St. John’s for facing serious turbulence. A passenger said he was just happy to be alive.
- In an accident that took place on Highway 403 in Mississauga, seven people got injured while a 21-year-old Brampton man died.
- CRTC has warned that by 2020 half of the local TV stations might shut down.
- A Sikh protester was ousted in USA from Donald Trump’s rally for displaying banner ‘Stop Hate’ while Trump supporters were chanting ‘USA, USA, USA’.
- Though EU ministers are gravely concerned about fleeing refugees from Syria and Iraq to Europe but the option of sealing borders is not being looked at currently.
- Experts have said that the large metal piece found on Thai beach is likely to be a rocket part and not of the missing MH370 airliner as thought earlier.
- A new ISIS video reveals details of Paris attack planning.
- ISIS in a new video message has said their next targets are Malaysia and Indonesia.
- Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah killed in a drone strike, a section of media has claimed.
- Pakistan’s army chief General Raheel Sharif has said he does not believe in extension and will retire on due date.
- Pakistani Prime Minsiter Nawaz Sharif has said some elements in Afghanistan are attacking Pakistan on their own, and this cross-border terrorism must stop.
- Saudi Foreign Affairs Minister has said no mediation by Pakistan or any other country is required unless Iran responds positively.
- Former Bangladesh premier Khalida Zia will appear in court to face treason charges.
- Speaking on the occasion of 67th Republic Day, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has said India cannot discuss peace under the shower of bullets.
- Though the Rafale deal has been signed by India and France but several details especially on the issue of pricing are still vague in media.
- After welcoming French President Francois Hollande at Chandigarh airport, Hollande was given a tour of a museum, an art gallery and Rock Garden there. Later he rode metro to Gurgaon with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- India is launching a satellite station in Vietnam to keep an eye on China.
- Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced to get public opinion on his odd-even scheme to see if it should be repeated or not.
- The price of each new vehicle being bought for Punjab Chief Minister’s convoy is IRs15 crore.
- The health of Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal is getting better. Prime Minister Modi visited him over the weekend at a Chandigarh hospital.
- Though New Zealand defeated Pakistan in first ODI by 70 runs, fast bowler Mohmmad Amir, who has returned to international cricket after a five-year ban, took three wickets for 28.
- All eyes will be on Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh during India’s T20 matches against Australia. Their performance in this series might seal a berth for them in the Cricket T20 World Cup. Many other youngsters will also try to outshine to make it to India’s Cricket T20 World Cup squad.
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