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Liberals win Canadian election, ousting Harper

TORONTO: Canadians voted for a sharp change in their government Monday, resoundingly ending Conservative Stephen Harper’s attempt to shift the nation to the right and returning a legendary name for liberals, Trudeau, to the prime minister’s office.Justin Trudeau, the son of late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, became Canada’s new prime minister after his Liberal Party won a majority of Parliament’s 338 seats. Trudeau’s Liberals had been favored to win the most seats, but few expected the final margin of victory.

India’s extremist elements don’t want improved ties with Pakistan: Basit

India protests against cancellation of an event of KCCI

NEW DELHI: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit says extremist elements in India were opposed to improvement in their country’s ties with Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported.Speaking during a television programme, Basit said these extremist elements had disrupted a scheduled meeting between the heads of the Indian and Pakistani cricket boards.The envoy’s statement comes a day after members of India’s far-right political group Shiv Sena stormed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters just before Pakistan Cri­cket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan was to meet with BCCIRead More