SOUTH ASIAN PULSE RADIO HEADLINES OCTOBER 4TH 2016
- After yesterday’s announcement opposition and provinces are not happy at Trudeau’s carbon pricing policy that will start at $10 per tonne in 2018 and rise to $50 per tonne in 2022. PC leader Ed Fast said Trudeau’s approach is sledgehammer. For common Canadian it means oil prices, heating, and power generation prices will go up from 4 cent to 6 cent.
- The IMF projects economic growth of 1.2 per cent for Canada this year and 1.9 per cent in 2017. Though new investment is coming in but economy was battered by Alberta’s wildfires.
- A 32-year motorcyclist was killed in an accident that took place on Steeles and Financial Dr. in Brampton.
- Reward for the 69-year-old missing person Shamsher Virk has been doubled to $10,000. Search is on since September 1 for the diabetic elderly. He was last seen on McLaughlin Rd and Steeles. Peel police is searching for him, from door to door, asking residents and shoppers but the family says it is missing him.
- California has signed a new law to address bullying of Sikh and Muslim students. The law will create a safer environment for minority communities and act against discrimination. The law known as Safe Place To Act will charge violators. According to Sikh Coalition South Asian students face bullying among those 67% are those who wear turbans.
- A Sikh man, Balmeet Singh, was racially abused in San Francisco, California while he was having dinner with friends. He went to call when a man shouted: “I want to kill you right now”. A probe in this incident has been ordered against this racial slur.
- 7. Assailants in Kim Kardashian’s Paris robbery case are still at large but Kim has returned t her family home in New York. Her husband Kayne West is increasing Kim’s security. People are asking why jewellery worth millions of dollars was kept safely as just before the incident she posted her images on snapchat images and made videos. She was in the hotel room alone when the incident took place as her sister Kourtney Kardashian was out with the security guard.
- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Pakistan does not cherish aggressive designs against any nation and want friendly relations with all. He was chairing the national security committee meeting.
- Pakistan’s Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali in his report has said incompetence of security institutions is responsible for Quetta carnage. A suicide attack at Quetta’s civil hospital killed 70 people, mostly lawyers. He said inadequate security arrangements resulted in that attack.
- BJP has slammed AAP leader Kejriwal for his comments on surgical strikes saying why is he asking such questions and highlighting Pakistan.
- Replying to these allegations Kejriwal has said he is with Prime Minister Modi on surgical strikes and defended his statement.
- India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who is on a three-day visit to Canada. He was speaking at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. He said the India-Pak tensions will have marginal impact on the country’s economy as foreign investors are ready to invest in this strong market.
- BJP’s Roopa Ganguly, a popular actor has replaced Navjot Singh Sidhu at Rajya Sabha after Sidhu resigned. Though Roopa did not win elections but has been offered this seat now.
- Punjab seeks more paramilitary forces amid heightened vigil as border tensions increase.
- While on a visit to a number of border villages, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal came under fire as people complained that government is not doing much to alleviate their problems. He was accompanied by PWD Minister Janmeja Singh Sekhon, former state BJP chief Kamal Sharma, MLA Joginder Singh and halqa chiefs Vardev Mann and Sukhpal Nannu.
- Justice Lodha in his report has pulled by BCCI saying its posses act like dictators and Anuraag Thakur is not bigger than the game. They are because of cricket. Meanwhile, Anuraag Thakur has said the body is not sure if the third Test between India and New Zealand can take place as BCCI’s accounts have been frozen. He also said the India team will either play the Champions Trophy or the Champions League.