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SOUTH ASIAN PULSE RADIO HEADLINES NOVEMBER 24th 2016 

  1. Amritsar-Delhi-Birmingham flight has been extended to Toronto. Rajya Sabha MP Shwet Malik, who is also a member of the Aviation Consultative Committee, announced this today.
  2. Nearly $38 million will be spent on the renovation of PM’s official residence at 24 Sussex Drive. This has raised questions. It has been said in this price four white houses can be built and Montreal can be renovated twice.
  3. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Liberia on the first leg of his Africa visit.
  4. Tolls are coming on Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway that might be announced this afternoon by Toronto Mayor John Tory. Though during his campaign, Tory has been speaking against it. It has been reported these tolls will raise $300 million a year for the government who would be able to spend that money on transit.
  5. GTA is experiencing average winter. Last winter was also mild through two years back winters were harsh. In November mostly 7-8cm of snow is experience but this year only 1cm snow has fallen.
  6. At least 67 people have died in China building collapse.
  7. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson who arrived in Islamabad on a two-day official visit has said Pakistan must rein in terror outfits responsible for Mumbai attacks.
  8. Salary of Pakistani MNAs and Senators have been raised from Rs60,996 to Rs150,000 which is a 150% increase.
  9. Pakistan surgical strikes would become chapter in Indian textbooks. This has been claimed by the outgoing General Raheel Sharif. He also said after retirement he will help families of troops who lost their lives in war against terror.
  10. Pakistan has told India to stop firing on LOC.
  11. To reply to opposition on the issue of demonetization, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to Rajya Sabha today.
  12. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh has said implementation of demonitisation is a monumental mismanagement and the plan will lead to organised loot and legalised plunder while shave off 2% or 200 basis points from the GDP making common man and small businesses suffer.
  13. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has refuted former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s statements on demonetization. Manmohan Singh, had said demonetization will shave off 2% or 200 basis points from the GDP and have bad impact on the poor. Jaitley said demonetization will have a positive impact in the medium and long term. He hit back on the Congress government for consider the move as a blunder since it was under them that black money transactions were rampant.

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