SOUTH ASIAN PULSE RADIO HEADLINES : MARCH 10TH 2016
1. American President Barack Obama offered red carpet welcome to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, signaling end of frosty relations between the two countries and sharing their goals on climate change and trade. The two leaders gathered along with other dignitaries in the White House lawn. A meeting was held in the Oval Office later followed by a media conference and a joint statement is expected soon. Trudeau’s US visit will conclude at the State Dinner tonight – the first Canadian leader given this honour since 1997.
2. Ontario government has announced it is banning smoking and vaping of medical marijuana in public places. This is a shift from its earlier policy.
3. Toronto Mayor John Tory has written a letter to the federal government to take note of complaints filed by residents that jets noise is interfering with their quality of life.
4. A man got seriously injured near Humber College and was sent to hospital.
5. Pakistan team gets green signal to travel to India for the World T20 but some security concerns still remain.
6. An Inquiry Committee, headed by PCB official Shakeel Sheikh was set up by Pakistan to look into the causes of Pakistan’s bad performance during Asia Cup. Former cricketer Wasim Akram questioned Sheikh’s appointment and setting up the committee. Replying to him, Sheikh said Wasim is king of betting and has threatened to open files, submitted by Justice Malik Qayyum, on his role in match-fixing.
7. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has questioned the government as to how it allowed Vijay Mallya to leave the country. Hitting back Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asked Congress how did it allow Ottavio Quattrocchi, wanted in the Bofors scandal out of India?
8. Air Marshal BS Dhanoa has said Indian Air Force does not have the capability to fight against Pakistan and China at the same time.
9. Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has said bill on de-equisition of the entire Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) land will be tabled in this session.
10. In the 26/11 case, David Headley will be cross-examined from March 22-25 by public prosecutor, Ujjwal Nikam.
11. Bangladeshi bowlers – Arafat Sunny and Tuskin Ahmed have been reported for suspected action.
12. In the World T20, Zimbabwe won from Scotland by 11 runs. In the second match Afghanistan beat Hong Kong.
13. Deepika Padukone was seen leaving a club with tennis star Novak Djokovic.