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  1. In wake of a CBC investigation, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) arrested 3,067 people with outstanding criminal warrants at border crossings. In 12 months, before changes came into effect, border security only caught 556 alleged fugitives. The move was initiated in 2013 when an Ontario woman asked authorities why a Nigerian priest she had accused in a sexual assault case was allowed to into Canada.
  2. Maxime Bernier has informed he has Tony Clement’s support.
  3. Auditor General has raised questions on enormous doctors billing in Ontario.
  4. Harnarayan Singh is the first Sikh making his NHL English hockey broadcast debut.
  5. CTV newscaster Ginella Masaa is Canada’s first hijab-wearing anchor.
  6. Toronto’s Pearson International Airport is asking for more funding to turn the airport into a mega hub. Under a report entitle Growing Canada with a Mega Hub Airport, Howard Eng, CEO of the airport authority and Ben Smith, president passenger airlines, Air Canada have said by 2035 passenger traffic will reach 80 million. In 2015, 443000 flights landed at Pearson. The 41 million passengers in 2016 will increase to 44 million while flights to 180 destinations flew from here. Besides this it is also a busy cargo hub.
  7. A 15-year-old Muslim boy was badly beaten in Hamilton while he was returning from school. Police is investigating if it is the case of hate crime.
  8. US Congress seeks strategic defence partner recognition for India and increase security protocols. The US Defence Secretary has asked to work on it.            
  9. A US spokesperson has said demonetisation is important and necessary against corruption and America supports it.
  10. China hopes to promote military ties with US under the new administration and work closely with it.
  11. Terrified Syrian civilians are fleeing Aleppo as war has intensified.
  12. China introduces 10% extra tax on super cars.
  13. Pakistan Ambassador Abdul Basit has said talks with India are Pakistan’s strength, not weakness: Solutions can only be found through talks including peace on LoC.
  14. During the Heart of Asia Summit, Afghanistan and India hope to corner Pakistan and question on terrorist infiltration from there.
  15. India saying it will erect smart fences along the Pakistan and Bangladesh border by 2017 to secure its borders to help stop terrorists from entering.
  16. Though Pakistan wishes to continue dialogue with India but India says in wake of the recent Kashmir terrorist attacks, talks cannot be held. Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah has asked the Indian government to initiate talks with Pakistan. BJP’s Ram Madhav has slammed Omar saying why he wants to talk to Pakistan when terror attacks in India are not ending.
  17. Payday test for government after notes ban amid cash crunch and people in India are quite angry about it. People get their salaries between Dec 1 to 7 when they pay their bills. Money finishes quickly at ATMs and banks as long queues still persist. The Reserve Bank of India has said it is printing currency at four times the normal speed. In UP people attacked a bank. Similar incidents took place in Punjab also. Bank officials are saying they receive money but it finishes quickly.
  18. Opposition say Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi must apologise for demonetization as people are not getting their pays.
  19. Kejriwal continues rallies in Punjab and has announced soon the Akali Dal and Congress rule will end as they promoted corruption in the state. Corruption will end as AAP assumes power in Punjab.
  20. Though 42 Congress MLAs quit on the issue of SYL but they are still enjoying government facilities such as government cars, oil, salary, and servants. Speaking in defence MLA Charanjit Singh Channi said they have told the government to take back their security but if they are not taking any step, it is not their fault.
  21. Pakistan wants to resume cricket series with India but BCCI has said its schedule is fully booked.                             

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