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News of the day: Turkey: Police say Syrian woman planted Istanbul bomb, man kills live-in partner, chops body into 35 pieces, dumps them across Delhi and more

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

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Turkish authorities said Monday that a Syrian woman who was detained in connection with a deadly blast in Istanbul was trained by Kurdish militants, though they are not ruling out ties to the so-called Islamic State (IS) terror group.

An official told Reuters the initial investigation revealed the Syrian woman had connections to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The US and the EU have designated the group a terrorist organizations, subjecting it to financial and other sanctions.

A bomb exploded on Istiklal Street, a prominent promenade just off the central Taksim Square in the heart of Istanbul's central Beyoglu district, in the middle of the afternoon at 4:20 p.m. (1320 GMT) local time.


In a gut-wrenching incident, a 29-year-old woman was strangled allegedly by her live-in partner, who chopped her body into nearly 35 pieces and kept them in a fridge for nearly 20 days before gradually dumping them across Delhi.

According to police officials, 28-year-old Aftab Poonawala of Mumbai has been arrested in the case, and some severed body parts of the woman, Shraddha Walkar, have been recovered. The weapon used in the crime is yet to be found, they said.

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Retail inflation dropped to 6.77 per cent in October from 7.41 per cent in the preceding month, mainly due to easing prices in the food basket, though it remained above Reserve Bank's comfort level for the 10th month in a row, according to the government data released on Monday.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) based retail inflation has remained above the 6 per cent target since January this year.

As per the latest data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), the inflation in the food basket was 7.01 per cent in October as against 8.6 per cent in September.

The retail inflation, which the RBI factors in while deciding its periodic monetary policy, was 4.48 per cent in October 2021.


US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday held a much-anticipated first in-person meeting on the margins of the G20 summit, amid strained bilateral relations that worsened due to Beijing's recent posturing over Taiwan - including actual display of military power.

Biden and Xi shook hands and greeted each other with smiles, standing in front of a row of US and Chinese flags. This is their first face to face meeting after Biden became president two years back. They have, however, talked on phone and as vice president earlier Biden had been in touch with the Chinese strongman.


An encounter broke out on Monday between a team of army personnel and unidentified militants in a forest in Assam's Tinsukia district, a defence spokesperson said.

"The exchange of fire started around 9.20 am in Barpathar when the Army team was patrolling the area," he said.

"The army patrol party was out on routine duty when the encounter started. Details are awaited. The operation is still going on," he said.

Locals claimed that they heard the sound of at least one major explosion.


AIADMK interim General Secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami inspects waterlogged areas at Mugalivakkam following incessant rains, in Chennai.

Several parts of Chennai and neighbouring districts have been receiving heavy rainfall under the influence of low pressure area in Bay of Bengal off Sri Lanka coast.


Congress workers and Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) workers take part in a demonstration over the spread of dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases, in Kolkata.


Tourists visit snow covered Nathatop after a fresh spell of snowfall, about 120 kms from Jammu.


Ranveer Singh poses for photos with his Etoile d'Or award during the opening ceremony of the Marrakech International Film Festival, in Morocco.

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Comedian Vir Das on Monday said his upcoming shows have been postponed as he has received a "huge acting opportunity".

In a statement, posted on Twitter, Das said he has pushed his November gigs and will share the new dates soon.

"This is a bittersweet one. I announced four days ago...I'd been auditioning for a thing for months and I've gotten a huge acting opportunity. Everyone in this beast gathers for some prep in Nov. I'm gonna have to push November gigs," the 43-year-old comedian wrote.

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