SOUTH ASIAN PULSE RADIO HEADLINES OCTOBER 3RD 2016
1. Finance Minister Bill Morneau is expected to make an important announcement on preventative measures to cool Toronto’s home prices after Vancouver.
2. Taxi industry groups have called for work stoppage in Quebec on Wednesday against their government’s deal with Uber to operate on a pilot project basis saying Uber should be paying same fees as them. The coalition called the front commun des taxi is asking Premier Philippe Couillard to meet them.
3. A CBC poll shows that 68% of Canadians want minorities to do more to fit in the mainstream society. In USA 53% population has that minorities need to adjust better in the American society.
4. If found high on drugs, Ontario drivers will temporarily lose their licence like if they are caught for drunk driving. Failing a road-side sobriety test, they will lose licence for three days and also pay a $180 licence reinstatement fee to the province. Spokesperson for the Ontario Provincial Police Highway Safety Division Sgt. Kerry Schmidt has said this gives them more tools to do their job. Before that Ontario Transport Minister Del Duca had said it is never ok to be high and drive as the driver not only endangers his life but that of others as well.
5. India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitely is visiting Canada and US. He will reach Canada after USA tour and will meet investors here. In USA he will meet IMF and World Bank representatives. Earlier, Canada’s International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland met with Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman.
6. Maninder Sandhu, 31 from Brampton was shot dead in Rexdale area over the weekend. Police is still looking for clues.
7. Donald Trump’s team in trying to damage control after a New York Times report said he claimed a loss of $916 million in 1995 and did not pay a billion dollars of income in 18 years. The newspaper received a package from Trump Towers.
8. Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in a Paris hotel and was left tied up in a bathroom. The amount was in millions of dollars.
9. Pakistani politicians are supporting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the issue of Kashmir and LoC tensions after Sharif held an all party-meeting. However, PTI Chief Imran Khan has asked Sharif to step down on corruption issue. Former President Pervaiz Musharraf: has said due to Sharif’s policies Pakistan has been isolated. He said in conducive environment he will go back to Pakistan.
10. Though AAP leader Kejriwal has appreciated Modi. Earlier opposition had commended Modi’s efforts as well. However, Kejriwal has asked the government to prove if Pakistan is lying and that strikes took place.
11. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said soldiers are giving befitting reply to terrorists.
12. BSF is allowing border farmers to harvest paddy.
13. Congress has said it will make assets of MLAs and ministers public every year. Former Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa has they would put senior Akali leaders like Sukhbir Singh Badal, Bikram Majithia, Tota Singh and Adesh Partap Singh Kairon behind bars within a month of the Congress forming the government for looting the state’s natural resources.
14. Congress leader Capt. Amarinder Singh has said Modi government is creating war hysteria.
15. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is seeking army drive to recruit border youth.
16. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will honour Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises achievers at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on October 18. This was informed by Punjab BJP president Vijay Sampla.
17. It has been reported that about 29% youth vying for police jobs skipped dope test.
18. Along with Punjab and Goa, AAP will also contest in Himachal Pradesh and Gujrat.
19. Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan have launched a new political party ‘Swaraj India’ adding they will contest Delhi civic polls but not next year’s Punjab election. About AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal they said he has betrayed the AAP and would offer alternative politics and not resort to cult politics. They said it was essential to defeat the Badal government and also will support Dharamvira Gandhi’s front. But they will be contesting the MCD polls.
20. India won New Zealand series at Eden Gardens and has clinched No.1 ranking from Pakistan.
21. In the second ODI, South Africa made 361/6. In reply Australia was all out for 219. South Africa won by 142 runs.
22. In the second ODI, Pakistan won by 59 runs from West Indies. Pakistan made 337/5 in allotted 50 over. In reply West Indies could only score 278/7. Pakistan won the ODI series 2-0. Captain Azhar Ali said the team will continue its winning streak.
23. BCCI chief Anuraag Thakur has said it will be either be Champions Trophy for the Indian team or IPL in 2017 as a gap of 15 days is required between the two. Lodha committee had said both matches could not be held.
24. M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story movie has broken Akshay Kumar and SRK’s box office records by minting IRs60 cores and entering the IRs100 crore club. The movie is made by Neeraj Pandey and the lead role is played by Sushant Singh Rajput.