SOUTH ASIAN PULSE RADIO HEADLINES OCTOBER 25TH 2016
- In the long-term nursing home deaths case in Woodstock, police has charged Ontario nurse Elizabeth Tracey Mae on eight counts of first degree murder for giving a fatal dose of medication. The age of patients was between 75 to 96.
- A British Airways Flight made an emergency landing in Vancouver, injuring 25 and were taken to the hospital. The case was of smoke inhalation.
- A video of a racist attack in BC has gone viral. The video shows a man is targeting a South Asian saying: “Go back to your country. When did you come to Canada?” The victim is saying: “I was born here in Canada.”
- In Ontario the legal drinking age is 19 while in USA it is 21. Experts are debating if the same should be applied in Canada. According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has asked the Ontario government to consider it making 21-years as the government would be able to save $2,900 million. In USA about 25,000 lives were saved as legal drinking age is 21 years.
- At least 61 police recruits died and 117 were injured in a terrorist attack at the Police Training College Quetta, Pakistan. The cadets were sleeping at that time when the attack took place. Sarfraz Bugti, Balochistan’s Home Minister said the terrorists interested the hostel and opened indiscriminate firing. But police caught them and killed all three of them while 260 cadets were saved. Though ISIS has taken responsibility but Major General Sher Afghan has said Lashkar-e-Jhangvi al-Alami might be behind this attack. General Raheel has already reached Quetta to monitor the situation personally. Meanwhile, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has held a high-level meeting to review security situation. He also held meeting with General Raheel and has asked security forces to be vigilant.
- The ministers in centre have disapproved of IRs 5 crore-demand by MNS for the release of movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkal. MNS had demanded earlier that the movie makers must give that amount to army welfare fund. However, the army had already said no accept such an amount.
- Dust between Akhliesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh seems to be settling as Mulayam has announced that Akhilesh will remain UP’s chief minister.
- BJP and Congress is asking how is AAP government benefiting Delhiites as 18 of its ministers have made at least 10 foreign trips and must be asked about this expenditure. Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is also being questioned. The main target is Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain who has made three foreign trips and spent IRs18 lakhs to IRs19 lakhs on them.
- The Election Commission of India has told Punjab Police’s senior officers (SSPs) to arrest proclaimed offenders and not to work under political pressure. It also said that all Punjab police stations and SHOs will be under the Election Commission radar.
- The Punjab government has regularised 27,000 employees working on ad hoc basis. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has said the state has already taken decision in this regard.
- Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has said Amritsar’s beautification drive, including plaza in front of the Golden Temple is attracting not only tourists but locals also. However, some traders have suffered under this drive.
- Pakistan beat Japan by 4-3 in Fourth Asian Hockey Champions Trophy. Tomorrow Pakistan will take on China.
- India beat China 9-0 in Fourth Hockey Asian Champions Trophy. Tomorrow India take on Malaysia after reaching at the top of the table.
- Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took six second-innings wickets in Pakistan´s crushing 133-run second Test win over West Indies, lead series 2-0.
- The fourth ODI between India and New Zealand will be played in Ranchi tomorrow. Suresh Raina is still out of the squad. India has kept the same team for the next two ODIs and currently leads series 2-0. If it secures this match, India will win series.