Today’s Headlines – 23rd June 2015
Clyde Marsh and Sabrina Chouart, wanted in the murder of Sina Parsi, were arrested while shopping at the Niagara Falls Walmart where shoppers saw them and reported to police. They were produced in court today.
Debate on Canadian gun registry continues.
The victims’ families of a deadliest terrorist attacks that hit Canada about 30 years back in which an Air India flight 182 was bombed, are holding a memorial to mark the anniversary and still searching for justice. Meanwhile, RCMP has called the case file as “active and ongoing.”
Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne will go on a trade visit to Israel next year.
The East York Community Council has decided to lower speed limit to 30km/h from 40km/h in residential areas.
Funds for the $1.6 billion and the 23 kilometer long Hurontario-Main LRT that will connect Mississauga and Brampton have already been approved but commencement on work will be discussed at the Brampton council today. Though Mayor Linda Jeffrey is in favour of LRT but many are asking that the funding will only take care of the core cost, how will other costs be covered in Brampton?
Greece still is in deep crisis in wake of huge debt repayments.
Sister Nirmala, successor of Mother Teresa has died at the age of 81. Several hundred nuns, children and people gathered at the service in Kolkata to pay their last respects.
In Middle East, Kurdish forces have claimed to have captured a major ISIL base in Syria’s Raqqa area.
Unicef reporting a bleak picture has said that international resolve to end hunger and disease for children living in poverty has fallen.
As nearly 700 people have died in Pakistan due to heatwave, several quarters are criticizing the government for not doing enough to end the crisis. Doctors have reported the overwhelmed hospitals with fewer resources are struggling to keep with the pace patients are coming in while trying to save lives. Pakistan is facing severe heat wave with mercury rising to 45 degrees but prolonged power cuts have worsened the situation.
In the Lalit Modi case, some BJP leaders are not showing support to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje though the party stood by Sushma Swaraj. The opposition especially AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal is asking BJP leadership to sack both Swaraj and Raje.
It has been announced that most of the Smart Cities will come up in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
India posted a 3-0 victory against Poland in the World Hockey League, thanks to Yuvraj, Devinder and Sardar Singh. India had secured a 3-2 victory over France in its first match.