News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 12, 2018, 06.55 PM(IST)

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Read the top five stories of the day. 

Retail inflation cools to 3.31% in October, was at 3.70% in September

Retail inflation eased to 3.31 per cent in October from 3.70 per cent which was recorded in September, news agency ANI reported on Monday. 

Chhattisgarh elections: Voter turnout recorded at 70% as 1st phase of polling ends

Voting has ended in the 18 seats that went to the polls in Chhattisgarh today. Voter turnout was recorded at 70 per cent. 

#MeToo: MJ Akbar 'a thorough gentleman', woman journalist says in court

A woman journalist and former colleague of MJ Akbar's came to his defence Monday, telling a Delhi court that Akbar was "a thorough journalist". 

Nationalism behind spread of fake news in India: BBC report

People in India share fake news stories with nationalistic messages for "nation building" purposes without any attempt at fact-checking, a BBC report released Monday said.

I'm suffocating... take this bag off my head: Jamal Khashoggi's last words

A Turkish newspaper has said Jamal Khashoggi's last words were: "I'm suffocating... take this bag off my head, I'm claustrophobic."