SOUTH ASIAN PULSE RADIO HEADLINES OCTOBER 11TH 2016
- Unifor has informed that the strike has come to an end as Fiat Chrysler has agreed to invest $554 million to increase wages and benefits that are in line with the GM guidelines.
- In Nova Scotia, 50,000 homes are still without electricity due to a storm that came over this weekend.
- Four people have died in a twin-car collision that took place on Bovaird Dr. and between Hurontario St. and Van Kirk Dr. in Brampton. Both the vehicles caught fire. All four were pronounced dead at the scene.
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie Gregoire opened TSX to mark the International Day of the Girl.
- A fourth law suit has been filed against Brampton’s $500 million downtown redevelopment plan by a group of residents.
- A Sikh man Maan Singh Khalsa, 41, was stopped in Richmond, California by a group of white men, attacked him and injured him. He was pulled out of his car, his turban was forcibly removed and his long hair cut off. Police since then has napped the culprits and said in a statement no hate crime will be tolerated. Two suspects, Chase Little and Dustin Albarado, have been arrested.
- In response to a news report published in Dawn on Thursday, Oct 6, the Office of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has issued yet another statement and strongly denied contents of that article. The latest PM office statement has said it is a “fabricated news story” pertaining to security issues purportedly. According to reports, Dawn’s reporter Cyril Almeida wrote the news report, Act against militants or face international isolation, civilians tell military, has generated heat. The reporter has been put on the country’s Exit Control List (ECL).
- On the occasion of Dessehra, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi while address a gathering in Lukhnow has said terrorism is a new form of Ravana and the world should unite to fight against it.
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for removing corruption from the government and highlighting India at the international arena.
- Baloch writer Naela Qadri Baloch has reached New Delhi to form a Baloch government-in-exile.
- Well known Indian socialite and philanthropist Parmeshwar Godrej, wife of Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej, has died. She was 71.
- Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has said AAP or Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other party leaders should list their single contribution to the nation and has urged the people of Punjab not to trust them.
- AAP workers held a protest rally outside SSP office against police accesses.
- Sucha Singh Chhotepur-led Aapna Punjab Party is holding meeting with rebel AAP MP Dharamvira Gandhi, Left parties and splinter groups of other political parties to float a joint front called Punjab Progressive Alliance to defeat SAD in the upcoming Punjab elections.
- India completely whitewashed New Zealand 3-0 and have claimed No.1 Test ranking. Sunil Gavaskar presented Virat Kohli ICC Test Championship mace. India won the third and final Test by 321 runs at the Holkar Cricket Stadium today. The highlight of the match was R Ashwin’s career-best figures of 7/59 that helped India pack the opposition for 153 in response to their mammoth target of 475. Rahane and Kohli also showed brilliant form.
- The Miandad-Afridi spat has intensifies. Shahid Afridi has said he will take legal action against Javed Miandad over his match-fixing comments. Afridi has also asked Miandad to withdraw from fixing allegations or face legal action. Miandad has said he is not afraid of going to the court.