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News wrap: Letter threats if Bharat Jodo halts at Indore stadium, employees start exiting after Musk's ultimatum and more

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

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A shop in Madhya Pradesh's Indore has received a letter threatening that bomb blasts would be carried out in the city if the participants of the Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi make a scheduled overnight stay at a local stadium on November 28, prompting the police to launch investigation, an official said on Friday.

Police have registered a case against an unidentified person in this connection, he said, adding that they suspect that it was a hoax threat.

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Hundreds of Twitter employees are estimated to be leaving the beleaguered social media company following an ultimatum from new owner Elon Musk that staffers sign up for“long hours at high intensity,” or leave.

In a poll on the workplace app Blind, which verifies employees through their work email addresses and allows them to share information anonymously, 42% of 180 people chose the answer for “Taking exit option, I'm free!”

To which Musk said that he is “not super worried” over the future of the social media giant as “the best people are staying”, after hundreds of employees appeared to have left the company following a deadline by him that they commit to what he has dubbed a "hardcore Twitter 2.0" or quit.


Certain countries support terrorism as part of their foreign policy while some others do so indirectly by blocking action against terrorists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday in an apparent reference to Pakistan and China.

He made the remarks before delegates from over 70 countries and international organisations at the third 'No Money for Terror Ministerial Conference on Counter-Terrorism Financing' hosted by the Ministry of Home Affairs here.

The prime minister said organisations and individuals that try to create sympathy for terrorists must also be isolated.


India's maiden private rocket, Vikram-S carrying three satellites lifted off from the spaceport here on Friday.

The 6-metre tall launch vehicle Vikram-S is named after Vikram Sarabhai, the father of the country's space programme and lifted off at 11.30 am. It has been developed by Skyroot Aerospace.

The three satellites riding piggyback on the rocket are from Chennai-based start-up SpaceKidz, Andhra Pradesh-based N-SpaceTech and Armenian BazoomQ Space Research Lab. The mission is titled "Prarambh" (The beginning).

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25 students fall ill, rushed to hospital after gas leak at college lab in Hyderabad, according to NDTV.

The incident took place in Kasturba Government College and the students are reportedly out of danger. 

A forensic team is at the college to investigate the incident. 

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In a reversal, World Cup organisers will announce on Friday that non alcoholic beer will be sold to fans at Qatar's stadiums, a source with knowledge of the decision told Reuters. 

The expected announcement comes two days before Sunday's kickoff of the World Cup, the first to be held in a conservative Muslim country with strict controls on alcohol, the consumption of which is banned in public.


Political strategist and Jan Suraj Abhiyan party chief Prashant Kishor during 'Jan Suraj Samvad Padyatra' at Majhaulia in West Champaran district.


Five persons were killed and four others injured after the car they were travelling in rammed into a truck from behind on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway near Khopoli in Raigad district of Maharashtra, police said on Friday.

The accident took place close to Dheku village around Thursday midnight.

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The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the NIA's application and ordered social activist Gautam Navlakha to be put under house arrest within 24-hours after shifting him from Taloja jail in Navi Mumbai.

Navlakha is lodged in the jail in connection with the Elgar Parishad-Maoist link case.

The anti-terror probe agency had sought recall of the SC order of November 10 for placing Navlakha under house arrest, citing his links to Maoists and Pakistan's ISI.


Snow-covered Dhauladhar mountain range near Rohtang pass after snowfall, near Manali.

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