SOUTH ASIAN PULSE RADIO HEADLINES JULY 21ST 2016
- In the second day of Council of Federation, Premiers are meeting in Whitehorse including Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. They are discussing economy, provincial borders to ease trade. Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski has said premiers are working on several issues including the Canada-EU trade deal. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Science, Innovation and Economic Development has said historic decisions are on the anvil.
- Yesterday Ted Cruz left the Republican convention without endorsing Trump. Cruz was booed out of the convention.
- In an exclusive interview with Peel Police Chief Jennifer Evans on Channel Y, she talked about Peel Police Board’s audit saying she is ready for it and open to applying new recommendations. She also talked about Indian drug deals with connection in Brampton and Mississauga, incidents with jewellery store owners, and the issue of a person whose turban was removed during police questioning. She said procedures are in place but must be followed. She also discussed diversity and merit in police. Detailed interview can be read in Midweek or seen on Channel Y.
- In a Brampton neighbourhood, a woman was attacked. Her money and jewellery was stolen at about 4:45pm at Fernforest and Blackforest. Police has termed it a street robbery and through no weapon was used the woman was beaten up. Police is still looking for the suspect.
- In Brampton, outside Chandani Banquet hall, a 71-year-old woman, Amarjit Choker was killed in an accident while she was coming out of a wedding reception. She was hit by a 17-year-old young Brampton man.
- A Brampton truck driver carrying salad dressings, while taking a U-turn overturned. Police has charged him for dangerous driving.
- In GTA, police has charged four people in a massive electronics theft case and has recovered $4.5 million worth of electronics. They used to steal big screen TVs and Apple iphones, would store it in Scarborough stored and sell later.
- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reached Islamabad to face major challenges, one being posed by PTI leader Imran Khan. To press his demands on August 7, Khan has called for a protest rally. He has also questioned the working of NAB. He also said why Nawaz Sharif’s family is not being investigated and tried though serious allegations have been leveled against him.
- Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to Pakistani Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs has said Pakistan will take the issue of Kashmir to UN and raise human rights issues.
- Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has criticized Pakistan for creating recent unrest in Jammu and Kashmir. He said India is trying to bring peace in the valley however J&K is an integral part of India and is its internal issue, so Pakistan should not interfere. He raised NDA government’s slogan given by Vajpayee of peace and humanity. It is worth noting that in recent clashes 38 people died and 2,000 got injured. The clashes started when alleged terrorist Burhan Wani was killed.
- AAP MP Bhagwant Mann Parliament videos, posted on social media have created a row as experts say it showcases sensitive areas. BJP’s RK Singh has called it highly irresponsible, others have termed it illegal. Mann has defended his actions and said: “I will do it again, and you too air it live at 8.50am… I don’t believe that by telling people how Zero Hour questions are submitted will put Parliament in danger. I come to Parliament everyday between 8.30am and 9am to submit question for the ‘Zero Hour’. How a question is submitted and what the procedure involved in it? Besides, in a democracy, people are bigger than leaders — I had started my video saying these words. How lucky draw is taken out that decides who are going to speak in Parliament? Is it inappropriate to tell all these things to people, who have voted and sent us here to raise their problems? Telling about the procedure involved in raising a question is illegal.” BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi has said it has to be verified if it is done out of foolishness or under any agency’s influence.
- A total of 100 Indian tanks have been placed on the India-China border. Chinese media has warned of flight of Chinese investment from India if they are not removed.
- AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was in Gujrat where he urged community to unite against BJP saying it is creating problems in center and in Punjab.
- Raninder Singh, son of Capt Amarinder Singh has appeared in front of the Enforcement Directorate in Fema case. Singh has rubbished those allegations saying they are politically motivated.
- Can Navjot Singh Sidhu be the chief ministerial face of AAP in Punjab – this question is being asked. Sidhu might join AAP as he held a secret meet with AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and asked for that high post. AAP sources say no pre conditions can be accepted but Sidhu will be offered a prominent position. According to details a massive gathering will be held in Delhi and Chandigarh where Sidhu is going to be introduced formally and inducted in AAP.
- India is playing against West Indies in the first game of the four-match Test currently. Murli Vijay is out. Shikhar Dhwan and Cheteshwar Pujara are on crease.
- Russia’s appeal to allow 68 Russian track athletes compete at Rio Olympics was overturned and so as a result it faces total ban following allegations of state-sponsored doping in Sochi Olympics.