SOUTH ASIAN PULSE HEADLINES MARCH 14TH 2016
1. An Ekos Research poll shows that 55.5% Canadians are worried about economy, about 71.7% about environment and 76.6% about energy costs.
2. Mayor John Tory is poised to make an announcement today regarding affordable housing along with provincial officials.
3. Peel Regional Police has informed a pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle.
4. Ontario has asked builders to include affordable housing in new projects.
5. Room swept the Canadian Screen Awards while Hyena Road won three awards.
6. Ontario intends to float the idea of guaranteed minimum wage to ease poverty.
7. A Special Investigating Unit is investigating the matter of a man allegedly shot dead by police in North York.
8. Though Germans are opposing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door refugee policy, but she has reiterated the migrant policy will not change much.
9. At least 34 people died and 125 got injured when a car bomb explosion took place in Ankara, Turkey. As a result Turkish forces have carried out airstrikes on Kurdish targets as police have held Kurd militants responsible for the attack.
10. A United Nations report shows the Syria conflict has plunged 80% children in poverty and affected their education.
11. In Pakistan, former MQM leader Raza Haroon joins Mustafa Kamal.
12. Several Pakistani dailies are questioning Pakistan-Saudi Arabia ties.
13. Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi’s comments that Pakistani cricketers get more love in India than back home, has drawn backlash from former batsman Javed Miandad who has condemned his statement.
14. The India-China trade deficit swells to $52 billion.
15. As inflation eases, Indian industries feel the central bank should cut its interest rates.
16. The Indian government has clarified it has no intention to change reservation policy.
17. A JNU investigating panel has found 21 students guilty of violating university rules.
18. Search is on for some missing files in the Ishrat Jehan case.
19. Virat Kohli has said though India has entered the World T20 as favourites, the team will have to work hard as competition is tough.