01. Fake Aadhaar card network busted in Kanpur
Could the Aadhaar card you possess be fake? You might just want to check. According to Uttar Pradesh police, hackers have devised ways to bypass not just the Aadhaar biometric procedure of fingerprinting but also retina-scanning to come out with fake Aadhaar cards.
02. SC to hear plea for ban on Blue Whale game
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a petition for an immediate judicial direction to the government to ban an online game ‘Blue Whale’, which may be behind the deaths or attempted suicides of teenagers and young adults hooked to it.
03. Gurugram schoolboy murder: SC issues notice to Centre, CBSE, CBI
“This concerns the safety of all children across the country,” Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra observed on Monday while referring to the murder of a seven-year-old boy in a Gurugram school a few days back. The boy’s father moved the Supreme Court on an urgent basis seeking a CBI investigation into the murder. He was seen standing quietly at the back of the courtroom in the visitors’ gallery.
04. UN human rights chief sees textbook example of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar
The United Nations human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, on Monday said the violence and injustice faced by the ethnic Rohingya minority in Myanmar, where U.N. rights investigators have been barred from entering, “seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”
05. Apple may test the bounds of iPhone love with a $1,000 model
Apple is expected to sell its fanciest iPhone yet for $1,000, crossing into a new financial frontier that will test how much consumers are willing to pay for a device that’s become an indispensable part of modern life.
06. Malay woman to be Singapore President
There are no Muslim Malays in the top echelons of Singapore’s army, and few among the senior ranks of its judiciary, but a member of its poorest ethnic minority is set to become the first woman President of the Southeast Asian city state this week. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of Parliament, will be formally named to the mostly ceremonial post on Wednesday.
07. Nadal hails ‘best season’ and ‘incredible era’
Rafael Nadal described the year 2017 as “one of the best of his career” on Sunday after winning a third US Open and 16th Grand Slam. World number one Nadal defeated South Africa’s world number 32 Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in a brutally one-sided final during which he did not face a break point.
08. Irma lost some oomph over Cuba before its assault on Florida
Before crashing into Florida, Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength as it flattened Caribbean islands and swamped the Florida Keys. Irma’s assault so soon after Harvey’s deluge of Houston marked the first time the U.S. was hit by two Category 4 storms in the same year.
09. Behind the bars to the runway: Tihar prisoners set for a fashionable new innings
From being behind bars to walking down the ramp, a group of women prisoners at Tihar jail who have just finished a fashion course now have a new door open for them. The first batch of at least 20 inmates at the Tihar Fashion Laboratory, started by the jail and Pearl Academy in February, graduated on September 9 at a ceremony that included a runway show.
10. IndusInd Bank, Bharat Financial enter into merger talks
Private lender IndusInd Bank has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd (BFIL) to evaluate merger between the two companies.