Ontario Completes Design of the Ontario Retirement Pension

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Ontario Takes the Next Step Towards Strengthened Retirement Income Security

By A Correspondent

Ontario has announced new decisions on the proposed design of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) -- another step in delivering on its commitment to strengthen retirement income security for the two-thirds of Ontario workers without a secure workplace pension plan.

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Ontario Adds 34,900 Jobs in December

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Province Focused on New Business Growth Initiative

By A Correspondent

Ontario's economy continues to create jobs and grow, with 34,900 jobs added in December. This brings the total increase in employment since the recessionary low in June 2009 to 588,100.

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Ontario Making Hospital Parking More Affordable

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Putting Patients First By Reducing Fees for Frequent Visitors

By A Correspondent

Ontario is making hospital parking more affordable for thousands of patients, their loved ones and caregivers. As of October 1, 2016, hospitals that charge more than $10 a day for parking will be required to provide 5-, 10- and 30-day passes that are:

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An Ill Wind that Blows…Good?

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By Peter G Hall
Vice-President and Chief Economist Export Development Canada

Crack open the economic window these days, and the wind blowing in seems an ill one. Oil prices have more than halved. The steel market is wildly oversupplied. Base metal prices are in a tailspin, notably Dr. Copper, the red-metal bellwether of the economy. Equity markets everywhere are gyrating. Currencies are turbulent. And get this: even volatility is volatile. That's right, indexes of market volatility can't decide whether they are up or down. Disarray like this normally spells economic gloom. Is this really an ill wind that blows no good?

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LOVE BIRDS 2016 Has The Five Semi-Finalists Dancing ‘Duets’

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Made it for the Toronto Dancing Superstars Competition

By A Correspondent

Five duos have made it to the final stage and qualified for the semi-finals in the Search for the Toronto Dancing Superstar Duet competition held in Toronto. Making the announcement at a press conference held in Mississauga on January 20, organizers said the auditions held presented an assortment of dance forms included Hip Hop, Salsa, Brazilian, Bollywood, Bhangra and Gidda amongst others.

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ICCC Launch Eight-city India Mission 2016

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ICCC is Partner Organization at Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Divas

President Sanjay Makkar among the keynote speakers

By A Correspondent

Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) launched its eight-city India Mission 2015 on Monday January 4, 2016, and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Uttar Pradesh Government on the first day in Agra. The 2016 trade mission is a sector-focused one. The Chamber is participating in the Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Divas as a partner organisation.

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Victor Ghoshe's Novel: The Job Charnock Riddle

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A Historical Thriller: Launched by Actor Soumitra Chatterjee

By A Correspondent

The new thriller is part fact, pact fiction that dwells in both the past and present times, trying to bridge a gap between the two.

Also present in the launch ceremony were film maker Anik Dutta, actor-elocutionist Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee and singer Lagnajita Chakraborty.

Soumitra Chatterjee, who had acted in a movie as Job Charnock (the famous senior officer of the East India Company) said, "We are evidently aware of Job Charnock, who he was and the role he played in the expansion of the British Empire in India."

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INDIA: News Briefs

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'Indian IS module draws members from IM, SIMI', says report: An Indian terror module pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) is a reorganized group of the virtually defunct Indian Mujahideen (IM) and Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) elements, recruiting new members to carry out a string of terror strikes across the country, intelligence sources said. This fact came out during the questioning of 14 suspected IS sympathisers who were arrested last week from 12 places in six cities in a synchronized raid conducted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), sources added. The Shillong Times, January 30, 2016.

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'Indian Government Failed to Address Attacks on Minorities'

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By PTI

The Indian government "failed" to address increasing attacks on religious minorities and imposed restrictions on civil society groups critical of it, two leading global human rights groups said today.

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Raising Resignation Pitch is Congress' Grand Strategy

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to put NaMo on Backfoot

By Prabhu Chawla

Predictability and politics aren’t made for each other. As consistency and conviction are no longer the virtues of political parties, leaders can swing elliptically exaggerated U-turns even wider than the letter’s shape permits. Of late, the netas have become surprisingly predictable. They have begun, at the drop of a topi, to demand the resignations or dismissal of ministers, both at the Centre and in the states. Since extravagant accusations against ruling party members as “tainted” or “corrupt” pay rich electoral dividends, all political parties have made “resign” or “sack” an integral part of their semantic strategy to stymie their opponents.

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What is The Truth Behind Subhas Chandra Bose Air Crash Story?

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India Today

The declassification of Netaji files on Saturday has not resolved the mystery surrounding his death. While some are convinced the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in an air crash in Taipei in 18 August, 1945, others are adamant that the crash never happened.

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MARCH 2017

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