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Attack on Babul Supriyo: Is this Mamata raj or pure barbarism, asks BJP

A day after Union Minister and BJP member Babul Supriyo was attacked with brick stones while he was on his way to a police station, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on 20 October criticised the West Bengal Police for remaining mute spectators to the incident and wondered whether this was a direct result of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's style of administration in the state.

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra also expressed concern on the safety of common people in West Bengal even as Supriyo, despite being a central minister, was attacked in a broad daylight.

"Is this Mamata raj or pure barbarism. A central minister, Babul Supriyo, is being hurt by a stone throwing at his chest by the workers of Trinamool Congress and in fact the police out there, which was supposed to give protection to the Union Minister, remained mute spectators," Patra told ANI.

US debate: Donald Trump will be Vladimir Putin's puppet in the US, says Hillary Clinton

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump locked horns at the third and final US presidential debate on 20 October.

During the 90-minute-long debate, Clinton accused Donald Trump of favouring Russian president Vladimir Putin over American military and intelligence.

Clinton alleged that Russian President Putin was supporting Trump because, "he'd rather have a puppet as president of the United States."

Trump denied any relationship with the Russian President and said that he would condemn any foreign interference in the elections. He also rejected the allegations that Russia was involved in the hacking of Democratic organisation's website.

The two candidates also elaborated on their starkly-different takes on the issue of abortion. Clinton vowed to uphold the landmark Row v Wade ruling, legalising abortion, and said, "we have come too far to have that turned back now."

On the other hand, Trump vowed to overturn the ruling.

Trump, who had earlier announced his intention to build a wall at the US-Mexico border, said that under a Clinton presidency, "People are going to pour into our country" while accusing her of wanting an "open borders" policy.

No handshake at third & final Donald Trump - Hillary Clinton face-off

Presidential candidates, Democratic Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, pressed each other hard on various issues such as abortion laws, immigration, terrorism along with several other topics during the 90-minute televised debate on Wednesday night.

The event began on a rough note as both the candidates took the stage without shaking hands to confront each other in the third and final debate of the US presidential polls.

The debate was administered by Chris Wallace of Fox News, who began the debate with the first question about Supreme Court.

In response, Clinton said, "I feel strongly that the Supreme Court needs to stand on the side of the American people, not on the side of the powerful corporations and the wealthy. For me, that means that we need a Supreme Court that will stand up on behalf of of women's rights, on behalf of the rights of the LGBT community, that will stand up and say no to Citizens United, a decision that has undermined the election system in our country because of the way it permits dark, unaccountable money to come into our electoral system."