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SOUTH ASIAN PULSE RADIO HEADLINES NOVEMBER 8TH 2016 

  1. All eyes are on ‘Big Tuesday’ as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are vying for the most powerful seat in the world. Channel Y will start its marathon transmission at 7pm tonight. Though voting in most of the states will close 8pm but in some states it continues till late like in states of Alaska where voting continues till 1am. All eyes will also be on Ohio as last time by 11pm Obama was declared victorious after results in that state came out. Other main state will be Florida. Mostly when a candidate wins in Ohio he becomes the new President. Voting in Florda will end at 8pm while in Ohio it concludes at 7:30pm. For Trump to clinch the victory, he must win in Florida. Results in some other states keep on coming till late. According to the election system in USA, the Electoral College consists of 538 electors. A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the next President.  Every American state has different electoral votes, which is based on its population. The 11 swing states, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin play a major role in the victory of a candidate. Both Republicans and Democrats try to win over these states. According to early details Hillary is leading but the race is very close.
  2. The new President will also have an effect on Canada. In USA job numbers are coming down. The new American President will decide how to move ahead on Nafta and Trans-Pacific Partnership with Canada. The foreign policy of both leaders is also different – Trump is aggressive, while Hillary balanced. Changes in the realm of terrorism and security will also take place.
  3. The new American President will have a different India-Pakistan relations perspective as both – Trump and Hillary have made different statements on this issue. How will US’ relations with China and Russia be?
  4. Under Canada 150 project: MP Sonia Sidhu announced the government of Canada will provide $105,000 funding for Brampton. Present on the occasion were also MP Ruby Sahota and Brmapton Mayor Linda Jeffrey.
  5. AAP leader Bhagwant Mann is in Vancouver where he met local MPs. He said in India Akali Dal and media are politicizing the matter of Manmeet Alisher who was a close friend. Manmeet died in Australia. Mann went to his village to pay his respect at Manmeet’s cremation ceremony. He slammed wrong headlines by media in this regard as even mentioned by an Akali leader also. He urged community and media not to speak irresponsibly.
  6. Peel police has announced the launch of a Buy and Sell Exchange Zone on Monday November 7, 2016, the start of Crime Prevention Week. The Buy and Sell Exchange Zone is a crime prevention initiative aimed at reducing violent crime.  Members of the public are reminded to consider their safety when conducting online buy and sell transactions. Peel Regional Police invite citizens to use our signed Buy and Sell Exchange Zone parking spaces at 22 Division located at 7750 Hurontario Street in the City of Brampton as a better meeting location to facilitate property transactions arranged through online websites. The Buy and Sell Exchange Zone includes two dedicated, signed parking spaces that are monitored by surveillance cameras. Peel Regional Police are the first police department in the Greater Toronto Region to have a fully signed zone of this kind.
  7. Pakistan has said it favours expansion of non permanent members in UNSC but not making one or two states as permanent member.
  8. Pakistan’s Supreme Court has said that in Panamagate case Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is a priority but no one else will be spared. He said detailed investigation in this regard has started. Petitions have been filed against Imran Khan and others who will be required to answer in front of the court.
  9. PPP head Bilawal Bhutto has extended friendship to PTI leader Imran Khan. But many are questioning him calling Imran ‘chacha’ and speaks against him.
  10. In a surprise move Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced issuance of new IRs500 and IRs 2000 notes. He said the IRs 500 and IRs1,000 denomination will be withdrawn by midnight to tackle the menace of black money in the country. He also said the ATM withdrawals will be restricted to IRs2,000 per day till November 11. Banks have also been ordered to remain shut on Wednesday, he said.
  11. Though SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal and state BJP chief Vijay Sampla are holding many meetings, no consensus on the exchange of seats has been reached.
  12. As hoardings in Punjab are only highlighting SAD achievements, Modi will tour Punjab next month.
  13. Sucha Singh Chhotepur and Dharamvira Gandhi, who launched a front recently to fight in the upcoming Punjab elections, will release first list of candidates on November 9. More candidate lists will be released in the coming days. The new front includes Akhand Akali Dal and Dharamvira Gandhi’s front.
  14. Punjab is on high alert as news of major terrorist activity has been reported. A number of Sarbat Khalsa leaders who were thinking of taking out a rally on November 10 have been detained.
  15. India-England five-match Test series is set to begin in Rajkot from tomorrow. England has not shown good performance recently. Indian team includes:  Gautam GambhirMurali Vijay, Karun Nair, Virat Kohli (C), Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra,Ravindra JadejaIshant SharmaMohammed ShamiUmesh Yadav, Jayant Yadav, and Hardik Pandya. The English team is: Alastair Cook, Moeen Ali, Zafar Ansari, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Jake Ball, Gary Ballance, Gareth Batty, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Ben Duckett, Steven Finn, Haseeb Hameed, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, and James Anderson.
  16. This weekend Chaar Sahibzaade 2: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur is being released. It is a sequel to the 2014 film Chaar Sahibzaade. The movie is being released by Eros International.

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