Monday Evening News Brief, October 30

Monday evening brief Oct 30 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
India said it would continue to retaliate to acts of provocation from Pakistan. “Indian Army will continue to take all retaliatory measures as well as retain the right to punitively respond to such provocative acts of aggression from Pak side in future too,” Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of India Lt Gen AK Bhatt said. He further emphasised that the Indian Army maintains “impeccable” standards of professionalism and does not target civilians.
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The amount of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere grew at record rate in 2016 to a level not seen for millions of years. The latest data adds to the urgency of a meeting in Bonn next month, when environment ministers from around the world will work on guidelines for the Paris climate accord backed by 195 countries in 2015.
A man has been arrested for creating hijack scare on Jet Airways’ Mumbai-Delhi flight forcing it to divert to Ahmedabad. Investigators say 37-year-old Birju Kishore Salla had reportedly fallen for a Jet Airways employee and had hoped that by doing something that runs the airline to the ground, he would leave the lady jobless and force her to come to him for employment.
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The Supreme Court came down hard on the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government for challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar. “The controversy over Aadhaar needs examination but state government can’t file petition against a law passed by Parliament,” a bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said. Reacting to this, the CM said, “If the court has said on the Aadhaar matter that I need to approach it individually, then I respect it. They have not rejected my petition.”
US President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort surrendered to FBI. The charges against Manafort would be the first arising from the investigation by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, who was appointed to look into alleged Russian meddling to sway the election in favour of Trump. The charges against Manafort would include tax fraud, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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