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SOUTH ASIAN PULSE HEADLINES MAY 20TH 2016 

  1. Debris of EgyptAir flight MS804, carrying 66 people found 290km north of the coastal city of Alexandria; search for black box on. Body parts, suitcases and seats were found also. Two Canadians are also among the dead.
  2. Law enforcement agencies in GTA launch massive campaign against distracted driving.
  3. On one hand fire in Fort McMurray does not seem to be stopping, on the police is informing of scams in the garb of donations.
  4. Sardar Fauja Singh, 105-year-old marathoner interviewed at the Southasian PULSE radio show where he shared tips of healthy living. Earlier he gave interview to CBC Metro Morning and said secret to healthy living is less eating, physical exercise and positive thinking. Meanwhile, Dr Harpreet Bajaj also informed how sedentary lifestyle is increasing diabetes in GTA population. He is part of the Stop Diabetes Foundation that wishes to eliminate this disease from the Peel region.
  5. According to the Stats Canada report consumer prices hiked by 1.7% in 12 months to April after increasing 1.3% in March.
  6. Senate fraud expenses dropped against Mac Harb cases.
  7. Cross examination in the Tim Bosma murder trial continues.
  8. US House blocks a $400 million aid tranche to Pakistan as it is demanding release of Pakistani-American physician Dr Shakeel Afridi and crackdown on Haqqani network.
  9. Sartaj Aziz, Special Advisor to Pakistani Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs has denounced the anti-Pakistan statements of the Afghan government saying these comments are deteriorating relations. He added Pakistan wants to negotiate a peace deal with Taliban but Afghan Taliban is not ready for it.
  10. Security forces in Central Pakistan have killed 12 Al Qaida militants.
  11. India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh has announced laser walls will be erected on Indo-Pak border for safety and checking intruders.
  12. Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia has filed a criminal defamation case against Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, his close ally Ashish Khetan and Sanjay Singh in a local court for defaming his family.
  13. BJP MP Tarun Vijay sustained serious injuries after scuffle with a few people near his car who also vendalised his vehicle.
  14. Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal met with Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale and offered more security for his safety. Dhadrianwale declined the offer and demanded speedy investigation against criminals. Badal assured of full cooperation.
  15. For 2017 elections in Punjab, Panch Pardhani and Dal Khalsa join hands.
  16. After looking at the results of five Indian states results, BJP has said they will repeat the same success in Punjab. Punjab Chief Minister said the recent elections show that regional parties are favoured and so in 2017 Shiromani Akali Dal will win. He added these elections have served as the last rites for Congress. Meanwhile, AAP has said they will only win in Punjab as all other parties – BJP, Shiromani Akali Dal and Congress have lost their support amongst people of this province.
  17. Raptors broke hearts of fans and even lost their second game against Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA’s eastern Conference final. According to sporting experts, Raptors clash with Cavaliers would not be easy as they have not lost a single game in the last 10 matches.
  18. In the first Test, England made 298 all out. In reply Sri Lanka has made 43 for the loss of three wickets.
  19. Movie Sarbjit released today; based on story of an Indian caught in Pakistan. Main roles played by Ashwariya Rai and Randeep Hooda.

 

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