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Liz Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister and Mamata Banerjee bats for Sourav Ganguly yet again

The day witnessed a number of important happenings around the globe. Here's everything you need to know in a nutshell



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In a short statement to the media, UK Prime Minister Liz Truss on Thursday announced an end to her time in office — after just over six weeks on the job.

Truss has faced mounting criticism after a tax-cutting mini budget unravelled spectacularly last month, sending markets and the pound sterling into freefall.

Truss said she had come into the office at a time of great economic and international instability, adding: "I recognize, given the situation I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party."

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday targeted her guns on the BJP-led Central government for allegedly depriving former Indian cricket skipper Sourav Ganguly by not nominating him for the ICC chairman's post, terming it an act of "shameless political vendetta".

Mamata who said she would have spoken out on the issue even if master cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar or Mohammad Azharuddin were similarly deprived, alleged that Ganguly was robbed of the chance to fight the election to "secure someone else's interests".

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 'Rozgar Mela', a drive to recruit 10 lakh people, on October 22 via video-conference and appointment letters will be given to 75,000 candidates during the ceremony, the PMO said on Thursday.

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Overnight rains in Karnataka capital threw normal life out of gear. The overnight 70 mm rainfall brought parts of the city to its knees. Parts of the city were flooded. A compound wall of the Metro Rail collapsed and cars parked close by came under mounds of rubble. Waterlogging, incidents of tree fall, damage to civic infrastructure and power outage were reported from various areas of the city.

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Sports minister Anurag Thakur on Thursday said the home ministry will take a call on Indian cricket team's travel to Pakistan for the Asia Cup next year since the players' security is an important matter. It had prompted Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to say that it may affect their team's participation in the World Cup in India.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday launched Mission LiFE, a global plan of action aimed at saving the planet from the disastrous consequences of climate change.

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A low pressure area has formed in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday, and is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm over the next four days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The low pressure area, which has been formed over the southeast and east-central Bay of Bengal, is likely to deepen into a depression by October 22 and into a cyclonic storm by October 24.

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Congress's central election authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry on Thursday accused Shashi Tharoor's team of having two faces.  one for the party's poll body and one for the media. The campaign team of Tharoor, who lost the party's presidential polls to Mallikarjun Kharge, had written to Mistry, flagging "extremely serious irregularities" in the conduct of the election in Uttar Pradesh.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said it is an honour for him to receive the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award and he looks forward to continuing to work with people across India to help them use technology to achieve more. He plans to visit India next January.

Football and travel are two things this mother of five is crazy about. So, taking a solo trip in her four-wheeler to watch the FIFA World Cup in Qatar was just a spontaneous decision for Kerala woman Naaji Noushi, a homemaker from nearby Mahe.

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The rupee depreciated 6 paise to a record low of 83.06 against the US dollar in opening trade on Thursday. However, rupee rebounded from its lifetime lows to close 25 paise higher at 82.75 (provisional) against the US dollar on Thursday amid weakness in the greenback overseas.


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