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News Dabba 06 July: 5 stories across the web for a balanced news diet

Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Indie Journal brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here is a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from three SpiceJet plane malfunctions on Tuesday, UK PM's fate hanging by thread after cabinet meltdown, Australia floods forcing evacuations, arrest of the Highland mass shooting accused, to an analysis of allegations against the reshuffle of the national executive of the Indian Youth Congress.


NDTV report on three SpiceJet plane malfunction incidents on Tuesday


A SpiceJet cargo plane flying to China yesterday had to come back to Kolkata for a fix after its weather radar developed a snag, NDTV reports. For SpiceJet, this was one of three incidents related to malfunctions in a day. The report says that after repairs, the plane — from the airline's freight unit SpiceXpress — took off again. The private carrier has seen eight reported incidents of malfunctions in the last three weeks, although none of them caused serious harm to crew or passengers. The report also mentions other two incidents yesterday including an unscheduled landing of a Delhi-Dubai flight in Karachi (Pakistan) due to the malfunctioning of fuel indicator and a priority landing of Kandla (Gujarat) to Mumbai flight after its outer windshield developed a crack mid-air. Read the full report on NDTV.


Thousands more evacuate homes in Sydney even as heavy rains ease,  Reuters

A wild storm system has moved away from Sydney after pounding Australia's largest city with four days of torrential rain. However, rivers have still stayed above danger levels, forcing more evacuations, Reuters reports. The year's third major flooding episode saw more than 85,000 people in New South Wales, most of them in Sydney's western suburbs, asked to evacuate or warned they might be asked to do so. The weather is dominated by the La Nina phenomenon, two years in a row. The report adds, although La Nina ended in June, weather officials say there is a 50-50 chance it may return later this year. Read the full report on Reuters.


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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces Cabinet meltdown, the Straits Times news analysis

A news analysis by the Straits Times said that the political career of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hanging by a thread after two of his most senior ministers resigned. They claimed that they no longer had confidence in his conduct and leadership. Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Health Minister Sajid Javid tendered their resignations to Johnson within 20 minutes of each other on Tuesday evening. There are now speculations that the UK Prime Minister too might have to resign now. Read the full report on the Straits Times.


BBC's update on mass shooting at Highland, US

A man accused of opening fire on a Fourth of July parade near Chicago has been charged with seven counts of murder. BBC report quotes Lake County State Attorney Eric Rinehart saying that Robert Crimo, 21, would be punished "for the killing spree he has unleashed against our community". The suspect is accused of firing 70 bullets from a high-powered rifle down onto the crowd and disguising himself as a woman. Crimo was arrested after an eight-hour manhunt on Monday, the BBC report says. A second rifle similar to the one used in the attack was found on him. Read the full report on BBC.


The Wire's report on charges of favouritism on IYC's reconstituted national executive


The Wire's analytical report today says that the recent reshuffle of the national executive of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) has run into a controversy. Many outgoing office-bearers have alleged, as per the article, that the IYC president Srinivas B.V. and AICC-in-charge of IYC Krishna Allavuru have accommodated their favourites by violating established norms and procedures for appointments. They also said that the last national executive was abruptly dissolved despite being one of the best-performing teams, also alleging that some members included in the reconstituted national executive were ineligible to be office-bearers. At least three new IYC secretaries – Sravan Rao, Mamta Nagireddy, and Pinky Mudgal – are above the age of 35, the prescribed age limit to enter the IYC national committee, the report adds. Read the full report on The Wire.