SOUTH ASIAN PULSE RADIO HEADLINES MAY 10TH 2016
- Alberta fire chief has said some parts of Fort McMurray are still under the rage of fire but they are trying hard to bring them under control. Wildfires have destroyed 15% area but 85% is still intact. About 90,000 residents were evacuated from Fort McMurray but after a plan to return will be rolled out after two weeks. Some houses have been completed charred but even those spared by fires have no water, gas, or power supply. Due to fires several oil plants were closed but Premier Rachel Notely will soon be holding meeting with them to know how and when they can start operations.
- Toronto Mayor John Tory has said his officials are working hard to crack down against the growing number of marijuana dispensaries in the city.
- A report shows child abuse cases are increasing in Mississauga and Brampton.
- Jian Ghomeshi sex assault charge will be withdrawn from court tomorrow in exchange of signing a peace bond.
- Canadian-Pakistani doctor Azim Hussain has been detained in Pakistan for political reasons, as his supporters say. But the government thinks he has been financing terrorism.
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said UN’s request to Canada to increase aid is not possible for now. The UN has asked Canada to pitch in 0.7% of its GDP on foreign aid. Nevertheless Canada has pledged $785 million for the next three years for Global Fund to fight against Aids, TB and malaria.
- Ali Haider Gilani, son of the former Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has been recovered after three years from Afghanistan.
- PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto has said Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s closeness to India and friendship with the Indian Prime Minister is endangering the country’s foreign policy and therefore, he cannot be trusted.
- A blast near Balochistan University kills two policemen.
- In Bangladesh security has been beefed up as Jammat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rehman Nizami is expected to be hanged today.
- Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has won trust vote. BJP admits defeat.
- Bihar MLA’s son Rocky Yadav wanted in a road rage killing has been arrested and he has confessed to his crime as well.
- BCCI President Shahshank Manohar has resigned.
- Replying to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s jibe on Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s Italian roots, an emotional Sonia has said she will live and die here as she loves India.
- After declaring his state Bihar dry, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar hopes Jharkhand will follow suit as it is a good step.
- AAP leaders reached Delhi University to vet BJP claim that the degrees of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are not fake. The university has asked to give them time till tomorrow.
- In the UPSC exams 2015, Delhi’s Tina Dabi has topped. The second position is clinched by Aamirul Shafi Khan of Jammu and Kashmir.
- About 2,000 Indians have been named in Panama Papers leaks. Meanwhile, Finance Ministry Arun Jaitley has once again vowed to take action against culprits.
- In Malwa though the rate of cancer patients is increasing, government is not supporting.
- DGP Punjab has said crime rate in Punjab is even higher than UP and Bihar. On crime index Punjab stands at the fourth position.
- On the matter of press freedom, AAP and Congress in Lok Sabha are hitting Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal hard for pressurizing media.
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