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News of the day: Rishi Sunak becomes Prime Minister of United Kingdom, WhatsApp resumes after over an hour of disruption and more

It's been an eventful day all over the world - here is the news wrap

Our Web Desk Published 25.10.22, 06:26 PM
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Rishi Sunak on Tuesday scripted history when he was appointed by King Charles III as Britain's first Indian-origin Prime Minister after being elected unopposed as the new leader of the governing Conservative Party on Diwali.

The 42-year-old former Chancellor of the Exchequer, a devout Hindu, is the youngest British prime minister in 210 years. He is also the first Hindu Prime Minister of Indian heritage in the UK.

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Popular messaging app WhatsApp faced longest global outage from the UK to India, with users being not able to send and receive text and video messages for more than an hour.

The services were restored for some users after the unexplained disruption that last over an hour.

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The Bombay High Court has said defaming husband and calling him a womaniser and alcoholic without substantiating the allegations amount to cruelty, and upheld a family court order dissolving the marriage of a Pune-based couple.

A division bench in its order passed on October 12 dismissed an appeal filed by a 50-year-old woman, challenging a November 2005 decree passed by a family court in Pune dissolving her marriage to a retired Army official.

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Sections of the stringent anti-terror law UAPA have been invoked in the Coimbatore car blast after 75 kgs of explosive raw materials were seized from the residence of the accused, including of 25-year-old Jameza Mubin who died in the blast, during search operations in the last two days, according to media reports.

Five people have been arrested regarding the same.

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Tennis star Rafael Nadal will return to singles action next week, as per media reports.

The Spaniard confirmed to end 2022 season with Paris Masters and ATP Tour Finals in Turin.

The Paris Masters will be his first competitive tournament after the shock exit from US Open in round of 16 earlier last month.

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The Competition Commission on Tuesday slapped a penalty of Rs 936.44 crore on Google for abusing its dominant position with respect to Play Store policies and directed the company to cease and desist from unfair business practices.

In a release, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said it has also directed to modify its conduct within a defined timeline.

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Adidas has ended its partnership with the rapper formerly known as Kanye West over his offensive and antisemitic remarks.

"Adidas does not tolerate antisemitism and any other sort of hate speech," the company said in a statement Tuesday. Ye's recent comments and actions have been unacceptable, hateful and dangerous, and they violate the company's values of diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and fairness.

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The seer of Kunchagal Bande Math, who was found hanging on Monday morning, allegedly killed himself over "blackmail", police said.

Police have found a couple of pages of a purported death note by the seer in which he is said to have blamed some people of "harassing and blackmailing" him.

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At least 18 people, including three children, were killed in different parts of Bangladesh as the cyclonic storm Sitrang lashed the country, leaving a trail of destruction, officials said on Tuesday.

Sitrang completed its landfall and weakened to a tropical depression over Bangladesh in the early hours of Tuesday, The Dhaka Tribune newspaper reported.

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Members of two communities clashed over the bursting of firecrackers in a locality in Gujarat's Vadodara city on Diwali following which police detained 19 people from the two sides, an official said on Tuesday.

The clash broke out at around 12.45 am on Tuesday in the communally sensitive Panigate locality.

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