What made news last week?
India's "surgical strike" inside PoK came as a surprise to the world and even Pakistan, who continues to deny that India killed 38 terrorists in 7 terror camps overnight. In addition, India's international isolation of Pakistan led them to cancel the Islamabad SAARC Summit. Jayalalithaa's hospital stint shook up Tamil Nadu with rumors of her death surfacing in the state, leading to political opportunism.
Trump, Hillary face-off in first Presidential debate
The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was divided into 6 segments (15 minutes each). The debate largely focused on foreign policy, the war on terror, racism in US, economy, unemployment, the federal deficit, and trade. However, both candidates launched personal attacks in their rebuttals, with Trump calling Hillary "unfit to be Commander-in-Chief", while Hillary called Trump a "liar."
India's strike raises concerns in Pak, stock markets
India's surgical strike across the LoC has ruffled feathers across Pakistan. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaft Chairman Imran Khan will take out a march at Raiwind to "give a befitting response" to India's aggression. Meanwhile, India's stock indices fell 1.6% and rupee strength declined by 0.6% in the wake of the announcement by the DGMO. Sources said Pakistan has now violated ceasefire in Akhnoor along the LoC.
Wikipedia users put up Jayalalitha's death date
An 'edit-war' began on Wikipedia after Jayalalithaa was admitted to the hospital. Unknown users began listing her date of death as 30 September. Some went as far as to claim that 'expected' date of death was 1 October. DMK's Karunanidhi urged the government to give a clear picture of the CM's health. Similar rumors about speculative death of Bal Thackeray had spread in 2012.
Pak cancels SAARC Summit
Pakistan has officially called the 19th SAARC Summit scheduled to be held in Islamabad in November off. Sri Lanka too had pulled out after Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan. Pakistani Foreign Office said the member states had violated the sanctity of the SAARC Charter by making their bilateral problems interfere in regional cooperation and blamed India for derailing the summit.
2016 Indian Super League kicks off
The third edition of the Indian Super League began in Guwahati on Saturday. The inaugural match was played between Kerala Blasters FC and North East United FC. In the previous four games played by the two teams, Kerala had won two, NEUFC won one and one was drawn. The tournament will go on till Dec'16, with finals to being played on 18 December.
Now Samsung washing machines explode too!
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Samsung in the U.S. over claims of exploding washing machines. Customers from Indiana, Texas and Georgia have reported these incidents; so far there have been 21 reports of Samsung washing machines exploding. Samsung has confirmed that it is currently in discussions with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to address these safety issues.
Liquor stocks soar after Patna HC cancels prohibition
Stocks of liquor companies including United Spirits Limited, United Breweries and Pioneer Distilleries soared after the Patna High Court called the prohibition of alcohol in the state "illegal." The Patna High Court's decision now has to be acted upon by the state government, which is expected to reverse the law. Meanwhile, the Kerala government also said it was considering tweaking the law.
Donald Trump made a cameo in porn film
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reportedly made a cameo in a softcore pornographic video made in 1999 called "Playboy Video Centerfold 2000". The news was published after Mr. Trump falsely accused former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, a proponent of Hillary Clinton, of having a sex tape.