Morning digest: Trump imposes sanctions on Turkey, NIA says high-quality fake notes have resurfaced, and more

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019   | Photo Credit: AP

A select list of stories to read before you start your day

Trump orders Turkey sanctions; U.S. scrambles for Syria exit

Targeting Turkey’s economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks’ assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way.

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo joint winners of Booker Prize

Judges tore up the rule book on Monday, awarding the prestigious Booker Prize for Fiction jointly to Canadian author Margaret Atwood for The Testaments and Anglo-Nigerian author Bernardine Evaristo for Girl, Woman, Other.

Opposition tried to scuttle Rafale deal: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused the Congress and other opposition parties of making all-out efforts to ensure that the agreement for Rafale jet fighters was cancelled and did not want the new fighters to come to India.

High quality fake notes back: NIA

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has said “high quality” fake currency notes have “resurfaced”, with Pakistan being the “main source”. One of the reasons cited by the Government in 2016, when it scrapped the ₹500 and ₹1,000 currency notes, was to wipe out fake currency notes in circulation.

FASTags will work as Aadhaar to track vehicles, says Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday called FASTags — a device to make automatic payments at toll booths — the equivalent of Aadhaar for vehicles, which will allow the government to track their movement across the country.

Just happy, says Abhijit Banerjee’s economist-mother

Her first reaction on knowing that her son Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee had won the Nobel Prize for economics was simple. “The reaction wasn’t much. I was just happy,” said Nirmala Banerjee, who heard the news from her other son in Delhi.

‘Encryption cannot allow rumours’, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said while the government respects encryption, it is important that the law enforcement agencies be able to identify the source of messages that are fake.

Trump tells Turkey to stop its Syria invasion

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday demanded Turkey stop its military incursion in Syria and imposed new sanctions on the NATO ally as Trump scrambled to limit the damage from his much-criticised decision to clear U.S. troops from Turkey's path.

After World Cup final drama, ICC tweaks boundary count rule

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday tweaked the super over rule for all its major events following the uproar over the outcome of the men’s World Cup final in July when England were declared winners against New Zealand on boundary count.

Khandu and the art of bike tourism

After months of promoting adventure tourism in his State, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has “walked the talk”.

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