Monday Evening News Brief, October 2.

Monday evening brief Oct 2 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
At least 50 people were killed and more than 400 wounded when a gunman opened fire on a concert in Las Vegas. The death toll, would make the attack the deadliest mass shooting in US history, eclipsing last year’s massacre of 49 people at an Orlando night club. Police told a press conference that the gunman had been identified as a local man called Stephen Paddock, 64. “Paddock was not believed to be connected to any militant group,” said an official.
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US geneticists Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young were awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize today. “Their discoveries explain how plants, animals and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized with the Earth’s revolutions,” the Nobel Assembly at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute said in a statement on awarding the prize of 9 million Swedish crowns ($1.1 million). Medicine is the first of the Nobel Prizes awarded each year.
Singer Aditya Narayan allegedly misbehaved with IndiGo ground staff when asked to pay excess baggage charge. “While making a video he pointed a finger at the duty manager and again used profanity. When he was politely asked to be civil and not use such language as there were other passengers and female staff members present, he started shouting even loudly and used abusive words,” the IndiGo spokesman said. He was allowed to board the aircraft only after he apologised to the staff.
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Police registered a sedition case against AIADMK leader Dhinakaran, party’s Karnataka state secretary Pugazhendhi and 15 others. Dhinakaran supporters had distributed pamphlets allegedly containing defamatory remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami. The pamphlets, accusing the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government for the death of medical aspirant S Anitha, were distributed in Salem on September 29.
Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s indictment in the Panama Papers case was postponed till October 9. The indictment was postponed as Sharif’s sons Hussain and Hassan and his daughter Maryam, co-defendants in the Panama Papers case, failed to appear before the court today. They are currently in London with their mother Kalsum, who is undergoing treatment for throat cancer.
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