SOUTH ASIAN PULSE RADIO HEADLINES NOVEMBER 13TH 2016
- The fundraiser controversy rocked House of Commons as opposition slammed Prime Minister Trudeau for fundraising dinners with businessmen. Trudeau has said he listens to everyone but decisions on policies are based on what is best for Canada.
- Interim Conservative party Leader Rona Ambrose in House of Commons asked, how can a Prime Minister be so blind to ethics? The word ‘corruption’ was also used. As Trudeau was not present, Liberal House leader Bardish Chagger replied on his behalf on this issue.
- A $1 billion sexual-misconduct lawsuit against armed forces has been filed by three former military members. The plaintiffs — Nadine Schultz-Nielsen, Larry Beattie and Amy Graham — filed the claim on behalf of all former and current members. The federal government however, has not filed statement of defence. According to a Stats Canada report, about 1,000 members in military reported sexual assault in the last 12 months.
- An Indian-origin doctor survived a plane crash in US. Inderpal Chabbra and his co-pilot David both escaped the eventuality. Inderpal, a 1993 Maulal Azad Medical College graduate called it a miracle.
- China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin whose Dalian Wanda Group is worth over $90 billion is looking for a successor after his son refused to take over his business. More than 80 per cent of Chinese heirs are not keen on assuming the reins of their parents’ businesses, a survey by the Shanghai Jiaotong University, covering 182 of the country’s top family-run companies said.
- Saudi police has arrested a woman for removing her veil on Twitter. The 20-year-old is Malak al-Shehri is seen standing outside a Riyad café.
- Opposition in Pakistan will present Panama Papers inquiry bill in Senate and the next parliamentary session is tipped to be stormy. PTI chief Imran Khan and PPP are expected to question the government on this issue.
- In India inflation is down and even interest rates are expected to decline after demonitisation.
- Seven people have been caught with IRs93 lakh in new notes after a raid team posed as customers approached them. Similarly gold and cash is being recovered from various areas.
- Former finance minister P. Chidambaram; has said note ban is the biggest scam of the year. Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi has said he is waging war against the move saying to recover two paisas, IRs100 loss is being done.
- AAP’s national executive member and Hoshiarpur candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha election Yamini Gomar has resigned from the primary membership of the party. She called the party anti-Dalit, anti-Sikh and anti-Punjab. She said that party volunteers are being made to work like slaves. AAP she said is indulging in corruption and wrongdoing. Some party members are corrupt, some criminals and some characterless. She said AAP’s organisational head Durgesh Pathak and Punjab in-charge Sanjay Singh, are the biggest manipulators and so the party will not win. When asked that Kejiwal has announced Punjab’s deputy chief minister will be a Dalit, she said it is only his election stunt. The press conference was also attended by Baljit Singh from Gurdaspur, vice president, Youth Wing, AAP Punjab, and LR Nayyar, former organiser AAP Punjab.
- Congress has targets BJP for SRK-Raj Thackeray meeting.
- Congress MLA Amrinder Raja Warring has been booked for assault on AAP man. AAP’s activists filed a case against him. SHO Blajit Singh gave this information to media.
- Kejriwal rallies in Tarn Taran and Pathankot are drawing in big numbers. He said the Akali government has damaged Punjab and AAP will form future government.