The big news: China says India should focus on border peace and not BrahMos, and 9 other top stories

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. India should focus on peace instead of deploying BrahMos missiles in Arunachal Pradesh, says China: A Chinese defence spokesperson said India can do more to ensure stability along the border in the region.
  2. Documents on Scorpene submarines do not compromise security, says Indian Navy: Within a day of the investigation ordered by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, it was also found that the data was not leaked from India.
  3. WhatsApp to share users’ phone numbers, device information with Facebook: While the app itself will not have ads, the move will allow the social media giant, which acquired the messaging service in 2014, to boost targeted advertising.
  4. World’s first self-driving taxi service hits Singapore streets: The operator, nuTonomy, said select members of the public can book free rides through their smartphones.
  5. Home Ministry panel suggests chilli-based PAVA shells as an alternative to pellet guns: The new ‘less lethal’ ammunition contain Pelargonic Acid Vanillyl Amide, which causes irritation and temporarily paralyses the target.
  6. Kerala will be declared an open defecation-free state on November 1: The Left Democratic Front government plans to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the event that will take place in Thiruvananthapuram.
  7. Turkey amps up fight against Islamic State group, sends more tanks and warplanes into Syria: With Operation Euphrates Shield, the government aims to free the city of Jarablus of the terror outfit and restrict the spread of the Kurdish militia.
  8. Will never stop fight against ‘hateful and divisive agenda’ of the RSS, Rahul Gandhi says on Twitter: The Congress vice president shared a video of his election rally in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi city, where he said the group was behind Mahatma Gandhi’s killing.
  9. MNS leader Raj Thackeray’s Janmashtami celebrations floutSupreme Court orders: State party Shiv Sena had also said the government should have come out with an Ordinance to reverse the order on the Dahi Handi festival.
  10. Amid acute shortage, Karnataka cannot release water to Tamil Nadu for irrigation, says Siddaramaiah: The chief minister met a delegation of farmers from the neighbouring state, who were seeking release of water to irrigate their samba (variety of rice) crop.

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The big news: More data on India’s Scorpene submarines published, and nine other top stories

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. More data on Scorpene submarines published after India says documents do not pose security risk: The Centre has ordered an internal inquiry and asked the French government to also look into the breach.
  2. Olympics marathon runner OP Jaisha tests positive for H1N1: The athlete has been admitted to Fortis Hospital in Bengaluru where doctors have already started administering the anti-viral drug.
  3. Home Ministry panel suggests chilli-based PAVA shells as an alternative to pellet guns: The new ‘less lethal’ ammunition contain Pelargonic Acid Vanillyl Amide, which causes irritation and temporarily paralyses the target.
  4. World’s first self-driving taxi service hits Singapore streets:The operator, nuTonomy, said select members of the public can book free rides through their smartphones.
  5. Will never stop fight against ‘hateful and divisive agenda’ of the RSS, Rahul Gandhi says on Twitter: The Congress vice president shared a video of his election rally in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi city, where he said the group was behind Mahatma Gandhi’s killing.
  6. A handful of people inciting violence in Kashmir, cannot be compared to 2010 unrest, says Mehbooba Mufti: The chief minister was infuriated when reporters suggested that her stand on the issue was the same as Omar Abdullah’s during the 2010 civilian killings.
  7. Trinamool Congress may get national party status, says vice president: Mukul Roy said besides West Bengal, the party had a presence in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura too.
  8. Inquiry panel report that says Rohith Vemula was not Dalit ‘totally wrong’, says NCSC chief PL Punia: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes chairman and Congress leader reiterated that the Hyderabad University scholar was a member of the SC community.
  9. WhatsApp to share users’ phone numbers, device information with Facebook: While the app itself will not have ads, the move will allow the social media giant, which acquired the messaging service in 2014, to boost targeted advertising.
  10. AAP Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chotepur faces action for allegedly taking money from a volunteer: In a video clip, he is purportedly seen promising the volunteer a government job in exchange for cash, but he denied the claim saying it was merely party fund.

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Snapchat Sued by Teen Over Sexy Discover Stories

Snapchat Sued by Teen Over Sexy Discover Stories

A 14-year-old boy and his mother have filed a lawsuit against Snapchat, alleging that the photo-and video-sharing app’s Discover service routinely exposes minors to sexually explicit content without warning them or their parents, a media report said.

The lawsuit, filed on Thursday by celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos in US District Court for Central California, accusesSnapchat of violating the Communications Decency Act, a 1996 law intended to regulate pornographic material on the internet.

The complaint alleges that the unnamed boy was exposed to Disney characters in sexually explicit conditions as part of a photo collage titled ’23 Pictures That Are Too Real If You’ve Ever Had Sex With A Penis’ served up on the Discover channels from BuzzFeed, technology website CNET.com reported on Thursday.

The lawsuit specifically focuses on Discover, which was launched in January 2015 to serve editorial and multimedia content from major brands such as BuzzFeed, Fusion, MTV and Cosmopolitan.

“We haven’t been served with a complaint in this lawsuit, but we are sorry if people were offended. Our Discover partners have editorial independence, which is something that we support,” cnet.com quoted a Snapchat spokesman as saying.

The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, seeks civil penalties as well as an in-app warning about the possible sexual content, the report added.

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