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Today’s Headlines – 31st August 2015 

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in Ottawa today. Talking to journalists a while ago he said that the Conservative government kept taxes low and 80% of the economy is doing well that shows his monetary plan is working. He also mentioned a $5 billion surplus in budget.

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau has taken break from the campaign trail today.

NDP leader Tom Mulcair is in Saskatoon today.

The economy in Alberta is down due to dip in oil prices and nearly 35,000 people have been laid off.

Though the area is being cleared after a massive storm hit BC but still 56,000 households are without power.

Bay Street and King Street in Downtown Toronto has been shut down as an antenna on Trump Tower went swaying.

A teenager from Scarborough was killed in a shootout in Jamaica.

Police has caught a suspect in connection with Thailand bombing. The official who caught him was awarded.

Canadian Al Jazeera journalist has been sentenced to three years in jail by an Egyptian court on the charges of supporting Muslim Brotherhood. However, Fahmy’s lawyer Amal Clooney has said that Canada has formally applied for his pardon.

PPP co-Chairman and former President Asif Ali Zardari has alleged that Pakistani Prime Minister has stared the 1990s revengeful politics but it will have serious consequences.

Lahore High Court has put a ban on live speeches of MQM London-based leader Altaf Hussain.

Afghan Taliban have announced they covered up their former leader Mullah Omar’s death for about two years.

PTI chief Imran Khan has announced a sit-in against Election Commission of Pakistan on October 4 at D-Chowk.

The American government has asked Pakistan to take strict action against Haqqani network.

Despite curfew violent riots have erupted in Indian Gujrat riots with Hardik Patel vowing to take his demand for OBC at national level.

Indian GDP dipped to 7 per cent in three months to June from the previous quarter.

During a Swabhiman rally in Bihar, all three leaders – RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar of JD (U) and Congress President Sonia Gandhi launched their campaign jointly against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP. However, many are asking Nitish Kumar how can he join hands with the corrupt leaders as he has been perpetuating honesty?

Taking disciplinary action, AAP has suspended from its files two more leaders – MPs Harinder Khalsa and Dr Dharamvira Gandhi. Both leaders have said during a press conference they will form a separate group on the occasion of Rakhar Punya. Many quarters are now worried about the future of AAP in Punjab and have started smelling a dictatorial regime in the party.

In the third Test being played between India and Sri Lanka, the former made 312 in the first innings.  In reply Sri Lanka could only make 201. In the second innings India made 274. To win this Test Sri Lanka need 318 more runs as they are playing on 67 for 3.

 

 

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