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SOUTH ASIAN PULSE RADIO HEADLINES DECEMBER 8TH 2016 

  1. Viola Desmond will be the first woman to grace the face of a $10 bill in Canada soon. The opposition has also supported the move.
  2. Remax reality has said in GTA during 2017, housing market will increase by eight per cent but correction can also come. Average housing price in Toronto currently is $725,857 and with eight per cent increase it will jump to $783,926.
  3. In Brampton three boys beat up a victim and injured him with knife. It is being termed as a matter of robbery. The victim has been admitted to the hospital.
  4. In a joint statement on Allepo, leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the US have said as two lakh civilians are without food and shelter as civilians, schools and hospitals are being hit by the Syrian regime, Russia and Iran. The UN humanitarian assistance is not reaching them. They are also preparing a four-point agenda. They have also urged for an immediate ceasefire in Syria.
  5. The Australian government has said it will not support ‘burqa ban’ though a bill is being presented in the parliament by some parliamentarians. Before that the German Chancellor Angela Merkel while on the election trail vowed to put a check on immigration and ban on burqa.
  6. Pakistan’s involvement with terrorism came under attack from two US departments as both the State and Defence Departments have urged that country to keep under control Tahreek-e-Taliban and the Haqqani network as their militants are attacking India and Afghanistan.
  7. Minister of State on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi has said Pakistan will work closely with the Trump administration.
  8. Opposition in Pakistan has hit hard on the government after the World Bank cancelled a $100 million loan required for a mega gas project.
  9. Tech tycoon Nandan Nilekani has been asked to help Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with cash clean-up. He was also part of the Adhar Card initiative. Meanwhile, the government is taking more steps to ease notes ban. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said discount will be given to those who make payments for petrol on card. The 4.5 crore consumers buy 1,800 crore worth or petrol annually. The population of one lakh villages is also being encouraged to buy through credit card. Micro ATMs have been set-up in villages. For rail travel also discount will be offered to those paying through card. In wake of accident insurance worth IRs10 lakh will be given if payment made through card.
  10. Opposition parties in India once again wore black belts in the parliament against notes ban. The parliament has not worked for a month now. Meanwhile, Amit Mitra has said the country has faced a loss of IRs4.5 lakh crore.
  11. Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on notes ban has said farmers are dying and the prime minister seems to be having fun.
  12. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has asked for debate on notes ban and urged the opposition not to waste public time.
  13. Sarbat Khalsa is being held in Talwandi Sabo under tense condition while cops have sealed the border. Bathinda’s DC has ordered no congregation should be held. Raids are on to nab hardliners. Meanwhile, it has been decided that Sarbat Khalsa will expel Badals from the panth.
  14. Akali Dal held a mega rally in Moga where Badals made a lot many promises. They said the biggest issue during election will be that of SYL.
  15. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, country’s oldest serving chief minister turns 89. He received felicitation messages on his birthday.
  16. AAP leader Bhagwant Mann has said Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal is behind jailbreak in Nabha because he wanted to kill Kejriwal and him.
  17. Panel probing Bhagwant Mann’s video on parliament has recommended that he should be kept suspended from the rest of Lok Sabha sessions.
  18. In Ludhiana one more women died in a bank as a security guard pushed her while she was trying to exchange notes. For some time people blocked the road in protest.
  19. In the fourth Test being played between India and England in Mumbai, England elected to bat and made 288/5. Jennings on debut scored 112. However, Indian bowlers brought their side back. R. Ashwin took four wickets while Jadeja one.
  20. In Junior Men’s World Cup Hockey, India won 4-0 from Canada.
  21. Brampton Beast defeat Indy Fuel 6-3 in Powerade Centre. The event was sold out as school kids attended it in a large number.

 

 

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