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News Dabba 16 August: 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 the Chinese vessel suspected to be a spy vessel by India arriving at the Sri Lankan port, an ITBP bus meeting with an accident at the Pahalgam riverbed, to legal battles bracing out in Kenya after the presidential elect. 


Chinese vessel reaches Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port, The Hindu

The Hindu reported that China’s satellite tracking vessel Tuan Wang 5 arrived at Sri Lanka’s Southern Hambantota Port on August 16, after both India and US voiced concerns with Sri Lankan government over the military ship's visit. The vessel was first scheduled to dock at the port on August 11 for replenishment, but the arrival was postponed by five days after the Sri Lankan authorities made a request to China citing Indian security concerns, says the report. Read the full report on The Hindu.


Hindustan Times report shares a list of the extended cabinet ministers


Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expanded his cabinet on August 16, days after the Janata Dal (United) leader took an oath as the CM for the eighth time, reports Hindustan Times. The Rashtriya Janata Dal leader, who was his former rival, Tejashwi Yadav, became his deputy. Along with this, the report has shared a list of his extended cabinet members, 31 of whom were sworn in today. Read the full report on Hindustan Times.


The Indian Express reported about the accident at Pahalgam riverbed

The Indian Express reported that seven Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel died while 30 were injured after a bus carrying these personnel slipped off the road and fell into a riverbed near Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The bus was carrying a total of 39 security personnel which also included J&K police officials. According to the report, the personnel were returning from Chadanwadi after the Amarnath Yatra security duty and were headed to a Pahalgam base for de-induction. Read the full report on IE.


New York Times report analyses the deaths in NY city’s jail system in 2022

New York Times report says that 12 people have died after being held in New York City’s troubled jail system this year, despite the efforts by the officials who have rushed to implement reforms to hold back a looming threat of federal courts takeover. The report mentions that Ricardo Cruciani who was 68 years old is the latest to die in the Rikers Island jail complex, succumbing to an apparent suicide attempt after he was found guilty of multiple counts of sexual assaults last month. Read the full report on NYT.


Kenya braces for a legal battle after Ruto declared president-elect, Reuters


After William Ruto was declared the victor in a closely fought presidential race, Kenya braced for a protracted legal battle over the objections of more than half the electoral commission, reports Reuters. The report also says that the Western city of Kisumu and Nairobi’s huge Kibera slum, both strongholds of rival candidate Raila Odinga, protesters battled police and burned tyres on the road. Read the full report on Reuters.