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Man with gun at Edmonton Young Offender Centre surrenders to

A person who police say entered the Edmonton Young Offender Centre Sunday afternoon armed with a handgun surrendered after police negotiated a peaceable ending. No one was injured, and police say the person, who was in his early 20s, was in custody at 7.30 p.m.  “We spoke to him, tried to keep him calm. He did engage in dialogue […]Read More

Trudeau government eyes declassification centre for historical spy documents |

The Liberal government is taking a look at methods to pry open Canada’s uncared for nationwide safety vaults, probably by the creation of a centre to declassify historical documents, a newly launched memo reveals. But getting federal departments to unseal giant numbers of secret information “will be a challenge without an overarching policy and resources,” concedes […]Read More

Federal Liberals hold onto Toronto Centre, York Centre in byelections

The federal Liberals have held onto the Ontario ridings of Toronto Centre and York Centre in Monday’s byelections, in response to last outcomes from Elections Canada. In Toronto Centre, Liberal Party candidate Marci Ien, a journalist, received with 42 per cent of the vote, towards 32.7 per cent for Annamie Paul, Green Party candidate and chief. The NDP candidate, Brian Chang, positioned third […]Read More

Dozens killed in suicide bombing at Afghan education centre |

A suicide bombing at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul killed 24 individuals together with teenage college students and wounded dozens extra on Saturday, officers stated. A Ministry of Interior spokesman, Tariq Arian, stated safety guards had recognized a bomber who detonated explosives in the road exterior the Kawsar-e Danish centre. Most of the […]Read More

MSP procurement of kharif paddy begins immediately in Punjab and

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Saturday announced commencement of paddy procurement at the minimum support price (MSP) with immediate effect in Punjab and Haryana in the wake of early arrival of the kharif crop in these two states. Otherwise, paddy procurement for the 2020-21 kharif (summer) marketing season is scheduled to begin from October 1 […]Read More

Centre rejects Bengal CM’s request to route PM Kisan funds

NEW DELHI: The centre has rejected West Bengal’s request to not pay famers directly under the PM-Kisan scheme but routing it through the state government. West Bengal is the only state which has not implemented this scheme that gives Rs 6,000 to farmers annually in three equal instalments. The state’s Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee wrote […]Read More

Centre allows states to spend up to 50 pc of

NEW DELHI: The Centre has allowed states to spend up to 50 per cent money from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to boost infrastructure such as quarantine facilities, testing laboratories, oxygen generation plants and purchase of ventilators and PPE kits to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. The move came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi told […]Read More

Centre not reneging on its promise to compensate states for

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the Centre is not reneging on its promise to compensate states for any revenue loss due to the transition to the goods and services tax regime and had “gone much beyond” to protect them. She said the Centre’s transfer to the states, including grants and tax transfers, exceeded its total […]Read More

Byelections called for Toronto Centre, York Centre on Oct. 26

Voters in two Toronto ridings will head to the polls next month to choose a new MP. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced byelections for Toronto Centre — the riding held by former finance minister Bill Morneau until his resignation last month — and York Centre, vacant since Liberal backbencher Michael Levitt left to take a job with a […]Read More

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram slams Centre over new agricultural

NEW DELHI: Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday slammed the Central government over the passage of agricultural reform Bills in Lok Sabha, saying that it challenges the pillars of the food security system of the country. In a series of tweets, Chidambaram said, “Two farmer-related ordinances have been approved by the Lok Sabha. Farmers of […]Read More