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PM Modi to chair cabinet meet on security

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on security, a day after India carried out surgical strikes at 7 terror launch pads across the Line of Control.

Chief Ministers of various states expressed their support to the Central government and the Indian Army for conducting out surgical strikes. However, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed grave concern over the escalation of the situation along the border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Cautioning the Centre, Mufti said, "The confrontation could lead to a "disaster of epic proportions if urgent steps are not taken to bring down the heightened tensions in the region. New Delhi and Islamabad must open the channels of communication realising the dangerous consequences of any escalation of ongoing confrontation along the borders."

Uri attack: Naik Rajkishor Singh succumbs to injuries; death toll rises to 20

Naik Rajkishor Singh, who was wounded in the Uri attack, succumbed to his injuries on 30 September.

His death comes a day after reports of India having carried out a surgical strike across the LoC.

Eighteen soldiers were killed and several others wounded at an attack on an Army camp in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir. The death toll of the Uri attack now stands at 20.

ABVP loses all seats as SFI-led UFSJ sweeps University of Hyderabad polls

The United Front of Social Justice led by the Students Federation of India (SFI) swept the student union elections in the University of Hyderabad on 29 September.

The UFSJ won all the posts, defeating the right wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), which was supported by OBC Students Association.

Kuldeep Singh Nagi of SFI alliance, secured 1,406 votes to be elected president of the students union, defeating Gopi Krishna of ABVP, who secured 1,354 votes and P Vijay of Ambedkar Students' Association (ASA) who bagged 944 votes.

Meet Forpheus, the world's first robot table tennis tutor

Forpheus, a robot created by Omron, has been certified as the "first robot table tennis tutor" in the world by Guinness World Records.

"In October, 2015, the Japanese company Omron Corporation introduced a table tennis robot with a sensor that measures the position of its opponent and the movement of the ball 80 times per second, it can predict the trajectory of the ball and hit the ball back, and project the landing point of the ball," the entry in the Guinness Book of Records 2017 edition reads.

Manipur: Andro villagers protest against NSCN-IM over murder of Hijam Irabanta Singh

In the wake of the alleged murder of Hijam Irabanta Singh by the NSCN-IM on the pretext of false allegations of being a drug trafficker, villagers of Andro took part in a protest rally from Panam Nigthou Kangjeibung till the Andro Bazar in Imphal district.

The Joint Action Committee, formed after the murder of Singh, has asked the state government to arrest the culprits involved in the murder.

Students, 15 clubs and 11 Meira Paibi organisatons took part in the meeting that expressed discontent over the state government's failure to deal with the NSCN-IM.