Thursday Threads

  • Nancy Pelosi rallies U.S. House Democrats on possible presidential election decision
    on September 28, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    In a campaign letter to colleagues, Pelosi told her fellow House Democrats that recent comments by Trump demonstrate that he could ask the House to decide the race if it is not clear which of the two had received the minimum 270 Electoral College votes in the Nov. 3 presidential election to gain office.

  • NHAI invites bids for TOT-5, its smallest ever bundle of road assets for monetisation
    on September 28, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    The total length of the bundles is around 160 kilometre. The TOT Bundle-I consisting of nine projects, totalling 681 Km of Highways, was awarded in 2018. Subsequent TOT bids have had highways of 500 km on offer. The ministry, led by Union minister Nitin Gadkari had been working on introducing smaller TOT bundles for attracting domestic players.

  • Corporate Affairs Minister extends deadline for various schemes amid COVID-19
    on September 28, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    The corporate affairs ministry has extended the Companies Fresh Start Scheme and the LLP Settlement Scheme, besides allowing companies to conduct EGMs (extraordinary general meetings) and board meetings through video conference or other audio-visual means till end of this year.

  • Monsoon retreat begins from parts of north India: IMD
    on September 28, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    “Because of the establishment of an anti-cyclonic circulation in the lower tropospheric levels over western parts of northwest India and substantial reduction in moisture content and rainfall, the southwest monsoon has withdrawn from some parts of west Rajasthan and Punjab today, the 28th September 2020, against its normal date of 17th September,” the weather department said.

  • National Investigation Agency to have new branches in Imphal, Chennai and Ranchi
    on September 28, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Currently, the NIA has nine branches in Guwahati, Mumbai, Jammu, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Kochi, Lucknow, Raipur and Chandigarh besides specialised units at the headquarters in New Delhi, the official said.

  • Ontario reports 700 new COVID-19 cases, nearly half in Toronto
    by Antonella Artuso on September 28, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Ontario reported 700 new cases of COVID-19 Monday — a one-day record for the province that surpasses numbers seen at the height of the lockdown in April. It was not immediately made clear if the spike in cases was due to a surge in new infections or some other reason such as a backlog of

  • Woman charged in fatal stabbing of man, 60, outside Hamilton variety store
    by Kevin Connor on September 28, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    A woman is in custody after a man was found stabbed to death outside a Hamilton variety store Sunday night. Around 10 p.m., Hamilton Police received a 911 call for a person down at 440 Cannon St. E. Officers found a 60-year-old man with stab wounds lying next to his vehicle. Witnesses pointed out a

  • Field of dreams
    by Martin Slofstra on September 28, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    A walking tour of the Lakeview Village construction site demonstrates just how ambitious this project truly is It’s the first thing you notice when you drive up to the construction site of Lakeview Village, part of Mississauga’s ambitious plan to restore its waterfront on the former site of a decommissioned power plant and future home

  • Getting the biggest bang for your buck
    by Martin Slofstra on September 28, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Report dispels notion that Canadian housing is ‘unaffordable’ When Janet White and her husband sold their Whitby home a few years ago, they rented a home in Port Perry to give themselves time to look for their forever home. While there, they fell in love with living near the lake and after becoming empty nesters,

  • RESCON: Approval process takes too long
    by Martin Slofstra on September 28, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    To help the economy rebound from COVID-19, we must figure out a way to speed-up the approval processes for new home builds. Construction is a main driver of the economy, after all, and the fact of the matter is we desperately need new homes to be built in the GTA. Presently, zoning and site-plan permits

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