SOUTH ASIAN PULSE RADIO HEADLINES OCTOBER 14TH 2016
- Average house prices have risen to $474,590 in September, up 9.5%.
- Canada–EU trade deal may land in troubled waters as Belgium is creating hurdles. Just yesterday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had warned EU if a free trade deal is not signed with Canada, it will be irrelevant in wake of UK’s absence.
- Lisa Raitt may join Conservative party leadership race. She has also resigned from her position in the shadow cabinet. Tony Clement pulled out of this race earlier this week.
- Donald Trump spent the whole day yesterday denying all sexual assault allegations against him.
- China is all set to give $24 billion as loan to Bangladesh for development. India in a bid to increase its influence in the region has been giving loan to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Bhutan. It is worth noting that Bangladesh supported India when it pulled out of the Saarc summit.
- Dawn journalist Cyril Almeida’s name has been removed from ECL after his article appeared in Dawn’s October 6 issue. But investigations are still underway.
- Pakistan army has viewed leak of high level meeting details as written by Cyril Almeida in the Dawn as breach of national security.
- Chief Justice has questioned democracy in Pakistan saying the country is being run as a kingdom. Instead of giving good governance, the people are being given bad governance.
- Air planes are now being equipped with fire bags in case smartphones catch fire on flight.
- India will highlight terrorism at Brics though economy will be the major agenda of this summit.
- Indian army has briefed a panel of All-Party Defence Committee on surgical strikes. It was attended by BJP leaders. Congress legislator Ambika Soni also attended the panel.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu might join hands with Congress after the issue of seats is settled.
- Hindi movie Ae Dil He Mushkil might not be screened by some theatres as India bans Pakistani actors.
- In the first Test against West Indies at Dubai International Stadium, Pakistan’s situation is very strong as it is 423/2 in first innings.