Southasian Pulse – Todays Top Headlines
A 20-year-old man died after receiving gunshots due to shooting that took place at the Rotana Café on Danforth Avenue today. The man was brought to St. Michael’s Hospital in critical condition but he died shortly.
As a pilot project 100 officers of Toronto police have started wearing body cameras though these have raised the privacy and cost concerns. A feedback form has been sent to 20,000 households in Scarborough, where the pilot project is concentrated. The survey can also be taken online.
Mark Saunders takes oath tomorrow as Toronto Police chief.
OPP has said that it charged 37 people over the weekend that is 37% higher compared to last year. Their message once again is ‘don’t drink and drive’. It was sad to note that during Victoria Day holiday a man in Burlington on Hwy 403 hit a young man who died on the spot.
As Federal elections are approaching, a recent Eksos survey shows that all political parties are edging closer with support for Conservative Party standing at 30%, NDP 29%, and Liberals at 27%, Green 8%, and Bloc Quebecois at 4%.
Though several airstrikes by USA and the allies have continued in the last 24 hours, ISIS still keeps its strict control on Ramadi, capital of Iraqi Anbar.
British police have arrested seven people with regards to the biggest heist of UK history – 200 million pounds in which thieves were believed to have broken into 60 to 70 boxes taking away cash, gold and gems.
Zimbabwe’s cricket team has reached Pakistan thus becoming the first foreign team to arrive the country after six years, following a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009. Both sides will play two Twenty20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals (ODI) at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore between May 22 and 31 and depart on June 1. Though international cricket has returned to Pakistan, several cricketers such as former Pakistani bowler Abdul Qadir has criticized the cricket board of inviting only smaller teams.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is back in India from the three-nation tour in which he visited China, Mongolia and South Korea.
Aruna Shanbaug, 68, a nurse who was raped in the KEM hospital while at work, suffering from brain damage due to strangulation in 1973 has died after 42 years. The incident has once again started debate on euthanasia in the country if a person in vegetable form should be put to death to save agony or not?
Heated war of words between Delhi’s AAP government and Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung continues.