Today’s Headlines – Sep 11, 2015
Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in Quebec today where he talked about national security. Harper once again reiterated his resolve to allocate $10 million for the Kanishka Project to aid the government in terrorism related research. This initiative is named after the Air India Flight 182 that was bombed in 1985 killing 329 people onboard. He also stresses upon the fact that the policies of the Conservative government are very strong compared to others. He especially hit on NDP saying the party is shying away from the issue of terrorism. It is worth mentioning here that NDP is moving ahead in this province, followed by the Liberals, then Bloc and the last one is Conservatives.
The Conservative camp has hired Lynton Crosby, an Australian strategist to give boost to their campaign. He was credited for the victory of British Tories and helped David Cameron win election.
NDP leader Tom Mulcair is in Edmonton today where he announced an investment of $1.3 billion over the next 20 years on transit.
Joy Davies, Liberal Party candidate had to resign for her facebook post on marijuana.
According to the latest Statistics Canada report the debt to income ratio of Canadians has gone up to 164.6% which is the biggest jump since 2011.
University of Toronto has beefed up security in wake of online threats to females on the campus.
A new CBC survey shows that the main five issues concerning Canadians include economy, environment, healthcare, accountability, and taxes.
The world at large and USA in particular commemorated today the 11th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks in USA in which about 3,000 people died. US President Barack Obama will observe a moment of silence in White House. Southasian PULSE radio also followed suite in this regard.
As Germany is struggling to deal with the issue of refugees, Saudi Arabia has offered to set up more mosques to help them deal with it.
Russians military has joined Syrian government’s forces in combat but has warned the Western world not to interfere otherwise they will face dire consequences.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said to reduce the burden of loans the country needs to increase exports.
MQM leader Farooq Sattar has said the four people killed by Rangers in Karachi during an anti-terrorism drive, were their party workers.
In India a special court has convicted 12 people in the 2006 Mumbai train blasts that left 189 dead.
Though BJP has already made inroads in Bihar for the upcoming elections, the party has announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi will remain the face of NDA.
Chhattisgarh has also imposed ban on meat sale.
As the American economy is getting a boost from the visit of Indian tourists, it is trying to position USA as the premier destination to attract the 1.2 million Indians during 2016.