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Today’s Headlines – 9 June 2015 

An Edmonton city police officer, Constable Dan Woodall, 35, was gunned down while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a man. His partner, Jason Harley, 38, also suffered gunshot wounds and was rushed to the hospital from the scene as a fire broke out that is thought to be started by the gunman.

 

The auditor general of Canada, Auditor General Michael Ferguson is expected to present his forensic audit reporttoday. In this regard 30 senators with inappropriate expenses can be questioned.

 

The 67-year-old Gilles Duceppe, who had retired as party leader after losing in the 2011 elections, has announced to lead the struggling Bloc Québécois Party in the next election.

 

HSBC will lay off 22,000 employees globally under its cost cutting drive.

 

In a recent incident where the subway had to be shut down, many are asking what will happen if it occurs during PanAm Games in a city that is fighting against traffic snarls on daily basis.

A new Forum Research poll says that the majority of Canadians want contributions and benefits under Canada Pension Plan be increased. According to this study 59 per cent of Canadians favour the increase, 25 per cent disagreed, and 16 per cent reserved their opinion.

 

A Muslim national civil rights organization intends to launch an online site to track hate crimes in an effort to raise awareness and encourage people to come forward with their experiences.

 

Israeli defence minister, Moshe Yaalon has said he does not see the possibility of an agreement with Palestine in his lifetime.

 

The Chinese government has condemned comments made by the G-7 group on East and South China Seas calling it an insult.

 

Opposition in Pakistan continues to criticize the federal budget. Leader of opposition Syed Khursheed Shah taking a dig on Sharif government said the budget has nothing for poor and termed it a pro-rich financial plan prepared in the light of IMF guidelines.

 

In wake of Narendra Modi’s successful tour of Bangladesh in which a number of accords were signed, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that Modi is an adept salesman compared to him adding all UPA government’s initiatives are being repackaged and sold to other countries.

 

Delhi court has sent AAP’s Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar to four-day police custody in the case of holding fake law degree. Congress has asked AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal to resign and hold fresh elections.

 

Though India will be celebrating International Yoga Day on June 21 but Surya Namaskar will soon be abolished in the country.

 

Congress chief ministers are rallying to hold a joint meeting against government policies. Meanwhile Congress president Sonia Gandhi has hit hard the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for cutting finances for states ruled by Congress chief ministers.

 

Passengers travelling in Indian trains would not be able to stop the train by pulling its chains. According to a railways press release, passengers will be provided with the first and second driver’s cell numbers who could be called in case of an emergency.

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