SOUTH ASIAN PULSE RADIO HEADLINES MAY 11TH 2016
- Jian Ghomeshi appeared in court and confessed his conduct was not appropriate and apologized saying he did not show respect at workplace. After signing peace bond and so the second sexual assault case withdrawn.
- Regarding Fort McMurray, Red Cross that has collected $60 million till date and today it will announce when and how this amount is going to be allocated. The 90,000 evacuees are still waiting for help and have no clue where to go. Meanwhile, Highway 63 has been opened and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit the area on Friday. Oil production is expected to resume operations soon also.
- In a press conference in Ottawa today, Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef will announce forming a new committee to study electoral reforms. She has urged MPs to hold talk with their constituents in their ridings on the new voting system.
- In Ottawa Uber has branched out to UberEATS Out while in Mississauga City Hall, the council will vote to legalise Uber. All eyes will be on Mayor Bonnie Crombie. A large number of taxi drivers have gathered there as well.
- In Iraq 64 people have died in a car bomb blast. ISIS has taken responsibility.
- After winning in West Virginia primary, Bernie Sanders keeps his hopes alive in Democratic presidential race. But Clinton is still leading.
- Britain has turned down Indian government’s request to deport liquor baron Vijay Mallya and has called for requesting mutual legal assistance or extradition.
- A special court hearing treason charges against former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has declared him an absconder.
- Queen Elizabeth II was caught on camera calling Chinese officials “very rude” during last year’s state visit by China’s President Xi Jinping to London.
- US President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam from May 22 to 25.
- The Supreme Court of India has allowed Income Tax Department to open cases against Amitabh Bachchan in the 2001 tax case.
- In Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejaswi Yadav has compared Bihar road rage killing to Pathankot attack.
- In Uttarakhand, President’s Rule has been revoked and Harish Rawat resumes work as Chief Minister.
- During a Sangat Darshan, Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badalhas vowed to continue development in the province. He also announced new schemes for farmers.
- Former Indian cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin, whose life has been depicted in the forthcoming film Azhar, says it took a lot of convincing before the film went on floors. Emraan Hashmi plays role of Azhar in the movie.