SOUTH ASIAN PULSE RADIO HEADLINES OCTOBER 17TH 2016
- The new mortgage stress test rules start from today.
- Guy Laurence has stepped down as Rogers CEO. Joe Natale, ex-Telus Head will take over as the new CEO of Rogers.
- A new survey conducted by Access to Justice shows that about 78% Canadians think Ontario’s justice system is old-fashioned while 71 called it confusing, intimidating and broken.
- Sikh family-owned Bashaw Motor Inn in Alberta gutted in a fatal fire over the weekend. According to RCMP the motel was the target of a racist graffiti.
- Brampton Council has rejected electoral reforms and voted 11-0.
- Donald Trump has said he is a big fan of India and Hindus and if elected they will find a friend of India in white house.
- Massive military operation is underway in Iraq to free Mosul from ISIS.
- PTI leader Imran Khan has announced November 2 as a new date for therna in Islamabad.
- In Rahimyar Khan two buses have collided and as a result the number of injured is increasing.
- Twelve days have passed when Dawn first brought its news on military-civil government tussle after which reporter Cyril Almeida has put on ECL. Though his name has been removed from there but both the paper and the reporter stands by their stance.
- The ongoing Brics summit has decided to boost trade. Several deals have been signed between China-India and India-Russia. Terrorism was condemned. According to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the intra-Bric trade by 2020 will touch $500 billion. On this occasion Russia has clarified it is not doing any trade with Pakistan and so not selling any helicopters. Though Modi wanted to label Pakistan a terrorist state, China defended Pakistan saying the country is fighting against terrorism and must be given its due.
- Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop sending love letters to Pakistan as the whole country stands with him. Why it has friendly relations with Pakistan.
- In-charge of Gujrat Affairs AAP MLA Gulabsingh Yadav has been arrested by Delhi police for extortion. AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said the move is politically motivated and has urged the people of Gujrat to defeat BJP in 2017.
- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reaching Punjab tomorrow. On this occasion Capt Amarinder Singh has said he will burn Chhitta Raavan as Badal and Co. are running the drug business.
- Capt Amarinder Singh will start Kisan Yatra and has said Navjot Singh Sidhu is welcome in the party but without any pre-requisites.
- AAP has decided to make the understanding between Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal a major poll issue. The party said the politicians and drug smugglers have a nexus. AAP leader Gurpreet Ghuggi says withdrawing of land scam cases shows an alliance between Congress and Badals.
- Akali Dal has erected huge hoardings across Punjab showing the state has progressed tremendously under SAD.
- Sucha Singh Chhotepur’s Apna Punjab Party will announce all its candidates in November. Chhotepur will fight from Gurdaspur in upcoming elections.
- In the first ODI between India and New Zealand, the former won by six runs. New Zealand was 190 all out, Hardik Pandya took the first wicket in the first over and later took three more and was given the Man of the Match title. It also included Kolhi’s brilliant batting.
- In the first Test between Pakistan-West Indies, the former made 579d/3. West Indies in reply made 357/10 in first innings. In second innings Pakistan was ousted on 123/10. West Indies is currently playing at 183/4.
- Former cricketers Javed Miandad and Shahid Afridi have dropped their differences and said they are friends now.
Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has said match fixing was on peak during 1986. He said he warned Mohammad Amir to stay away from match fixers