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News Dabba 13 September: Five 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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Anushka Vani brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from attacks by Azerbaijan in Armenia, SC refusing plea challenging lack of reservation, to the unemployment rate falling to a 50-year low in the UK.


49 Armenian soldiers killed in attacks by Azerbaijan, reports ABC news

ABC News reports that 49 Armenian soldiers have been killed in an attack by Azerbaijan. The attacks by Azerbaijan were said to be in retaliation for the Armenian attacks. Additionally, the report also mentions that the Azerbaijan’s foreign ministry said in a statement that the Armenian forces had fired on army positions in three districts of the country and that the Armenian saboteurs planted mines in the areas. Read the full report on ABC news.


The Wire reports that SC refuses to admit plea that challenged Lack of Reservation in Jharkhand


Wire in today’s report says that Supreme Court (SC) refused to entertain a petition challenging an advertisement that was issued in March by the Jharkhand High Court (HC) for the appointment of district judges in the state. The says that the advertisement challenged the grounds that it failed to include reservations for Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and members of the Other Backward Classes (OBC). The report also adds that it claimed that it went against the state’s reservation policy as well as the guarantee of reservation under Article 16(4) of the constitution. Read the full report on The Wire.


ThePrint’s report on Agriculture explains why India banned export of broken rice

ThePrint’s report on agriculture mentions that India has announced export curbs on broken rice to tame spiralling retail prices. It is said that this move was anticipated because of the lower and delayed planting, in the face of deficit rainfall, which is estimated to hit production. The Central government in May imposed a ban on wheat shipments after a heatwave led to a lower harvest, says the report. The report also shared stats explaining the agriculture production of the country, it says that India accounts for a forty percent share in the global rice trade of around 50 million tons. Read the full the on ThePrint.


Economic Times reports that UK unemployment falls, remains close to a 50-year-old low

According to the report by Economic Times, UK unemployment remains close to a 50-year-old low. The fall occurs amid the hiking inflation which continues to squeeze wages. The unemployment rate has fallen to 3.6 percent in the last three months to the end of July, as mentioned by the office for national statistics. According to the report, this fall was the lowest since 1974. Read the full report on ET.       


Charging of e-bikes may have sparked Telangana showroom fire that killed 8, India Today


A massive fire broke out in an electric vehicle showroom in Secunderabad, reports India Today. About 25 people were trapped in the building at the time of the incident and eight people were killed. Some of the people jumped from the windows, while some were rescued by the firefighters. This incident has been said to be a new addition to the mass electric scooter fires across the country. Read the full report on India Today.