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Pakistan: 60 police recruits killed, over 118 injured in Quetta College attack

The overnight attack on a police training academy in Pakistans Quetta city has left 60 cadets besides three militants dead, with 118 injured, making it one of the deadliest strikes in the country this year.

The attack on the Balochistan Police College, 20 km from the province capital, began at around 11:10 PM last night, triggering an operation by Pakistani security forces who rescued hundreds of cadets from the academy.

"44 shaheed 118 inj #QuettaAttack (sic)," Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister of Balochistan province tweeted.

Bugti had earlier told reporters that the attack had been carried out by three terrorists, cycling back on an earlier estimate by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) of "five to six terrorists".

Delhi: 1 dead, 2 injured in a blast in Chandni Chowk area

At least one person has been killed and two reportedly injured in an explosion in Delhi's Chandni Chowk area on 25 October. The incident has reportedly taken place Naya Bazar area of Chandni Chowk.

Initial reports suggest it was a cylinder blast. However, CNN News 18 reported that the blast was due to fire crackers. The report suggest that the person carrying the box of fire crackers died on the spot after the crackers exploded accidentally, while injuring the two people near him.

Fire tenders have rushed to the spot. Additionally, police have also reached the crowded market to take the stock of the situation. Anti-terror wings are also said to be on the spot.

Further details awaited.

Mulayam Singh is jealous of Akhilesh Yadav, his statement is nonsense: Ram Gopal Yadav

Ram Gopal Yadav, who was expelled from the Samajwadi Party on Sunday, backed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on 25 October, saying that SP Supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav is jealous of his son, Akhilesh.

"The comments praising Amar Singh are nonsensical. Mulayam singh is jealous of Akhilesh Yadav as Akhilesh is more popular," he said while addressing the media on Tuesday.

Also Read: I will abide by Mulayam Yadav's decision: Shivpal Yadav

Ram Gopal was expelled from the party for six years, following allegations that he was colluding with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Mulayam Singh Yadav on 24 October openly attacked his son and supported his brother Shivpal Yadav along with Amar Singh. Akhilesh had sacked Shivpal from the UP Cabinet on Sunday along with three other ministers - Narad Rai, Saiyyada Shadab Fatima and OP Singh.

British PM Theresa May to lead trade delegation to India

British Prime Minister Theresa May today announced that she will be leading a trade delegation to India next month, as her government seeks new relationships after Britain leaves the European Union.

"I'll be visiting India in early November and I'm pleased to say that I will be taking a trade delegation with me," May told the House of Commons.

"We'll be focusing on small and medium-sized enterprises to try to ensure that we boost the relationships between smaller and medium-sized businesses here in the UK with the important Indian market."

Individual EU member states cannot hold bilateral talks on free trade deals with non-EU states as long as they remain part of the bloc.

I will abide by Mulayam Yadav's decision: Shivpal Yadav

Ministers who were sacked from the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Sunday met Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav at his residence in Lucknow on 25 October.

Shivpal Yadav, Shadab Fatima, Narad Rai and OP Singh met Mulayam, even as there was speculation that they will be taken back in the government by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. However, this is not confirmed yet.

At the end of the meeting, Shivpal said, "Sab kuch thik hai, aur mujhe toh Netaji ka adesh manana hai. (Everything is fine within the party and I have to obey Mulayam Singh."

Also Read:Mulayam Singh is jealous of Akhilesh Yadav, his statement is nonsense: Ram Gopal Yadav

Shivpal was answering questions from media persons at the SP headquarters here which had witnessed high drama and ugly scenes with Shivpal calling his nephew Akhilesh a liar and even snatching the mike from him yesterday.

Shivpal today drove to the residence of Mulayam to see him. The SP supremo is suffering from severe toothache and is taking rest at his residence.

Saturday, 10 December @ 10:00

Increased exposure to selfies is harmful

A recent study showed that taking more "happy" selfies could have a positive psychological effect on people. But what's good for you may be bad for those around you.

According to researchers at Penn State University's School of Communications, viewing the glut of other people's selfies that are posted on social media can have a drastic impact on your own self-esteem and life satisfaction. According to the researchers this is because viewing moments of extreme happiness leads to one questioning their own lack of it.

China wants to rate citizens

What's good for restaurants is good for people. Or at least that's what China's government seems to think.

Similarly to how people rate restaurants on apps like Yelp or Zomato, the Chinese government wants to rate its citizens using their online footprint. In this way, the Communist Party hopes to encourage good behaviour. Citizens who score poorly on this social credit system will be denied access to things like travel and loans.

Saturday, 10 December @ 10:00

Hindu group carries out 'cleanliness campaign'

The Yuva Brigade, a Hindu group defied a police ban to carry out a "cleanliness campaign" in Udupi. The campaign, called "Kanaka Nade", was in response to a Dalit march that took place on 9 October.

The move, which has been slammed by Dalit activists, was, according to its organisers, to clean the area which was "polluted" by the Dalits who had carried out a "Chalo Udupi" march. The campaign was flagged off by Pejawar mutt seer Vishweshwar Tirtha Swami, who was also involved in the Ramjanmabhoomi movement.

 
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