SOUTH ASIAN PULSE HEADLINES JANUARY 29TH 2016
- According to Statistics Canada, the Canadian economy grew by 0.3% in November, after declining by 0.5% in September and showing no growth in October. The retail and whole sale trades have also risen.
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in La Loche, Saskatchewan today where last week’s shooting left four people dead and seven injured. A teenager was arrested in this regard.
- Canada’s environment ministers including Catherine McKenna are meeting today in Ottawa to discuss the issue of greenhouse gas emissions and how to reduce them by 30% by 2030. Ontario’s environment minister Glen Murray is also attending the meet.
- The foreign ministers of Canada, USA and Mexico are meeting today in Quebec to discuss trade, security, and energy.
- New policies and shakeups are being debated in peel regional police force today.
- WHO is warning the world is grappled with Zika virus that might affect four million people. The virus has affected some Canadians as well.
- Geneva peace talks on Syria commence amid confusion and boycotts.
- Four people have died in a shooting and bomb attack in Saudi Arabia.
- Japan’s decision to introduce negative interest rates has surprised the world but according to government the move will boost their economy.
- Amid declining ties between Russia and USA, Kremlin seeks explanation from White House on a statement that accuses Russian President Vladimir Putin of corruption.
- Amid rising traffic of asylum seekers to Europe, Sweden has announced to deport 80,000 migrants.
- Pakistan cricket team is preparing for the Cricket T20 International World Cup. New decisions by PCB are on the anvil.
- Pakistan Super league (PSL) chairman Najam Sethi has said the Masters Champions league (MSL) is the league of aging stars and should not be compared to PSL.
- Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said his recent visits to Iran and Saudi Arabia to improve ties has enhanced the country’s image that is being viewed now as a peaceful and prosperous state.
- Pakistan’s bowing coach Waqar Younis has dismissed rumors of his resignation.
- Pakistan shuts down 230 educational institutions and gives warning to 53 others in wake of inadequate security arrangements.
- Indian health ministry is preparing to check Zika virus’ spread in the country.
- Bhai Baldeep Singh’s papers have been rejected by Election Commission in Khadoor Sahib bypoll.
- Three Indians allegedly linked to ISIS have been deported from UAE.
- India thrashed Australia by 27 runs in the second Twenty20 International at the Melbourne Cricket Ground thanks to half-centuries by Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli and posted a daunting score of 184/3 in 20 overs. Bowlers also performed brilliantly. In reply, the Australians could only manage 157/8. India now leads series 2-0.
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