News Dabba 19 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.
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 SC's guidelines on the death Penalty, the fluctuating US Dollar, to Akhilesh Yadav’s foot march being stopped mid-way in UP.
SC refers to 5-judge bench on framing guidelines in death penalty case, The Hindu reports
The Hindu’s report talks about the Supreme Court judgment about the Constitution Bench that questions whether individuals accused in death penalty cases should be allowed to present mitigating circumstances in full and in detail before the conviction by the trial court. The report shares that in many death cases the accused is condemned to the gallows by the trial judge on the same day he or she is convicted of the crime. Additionally, the report also mentions that the three-judge bench of Chief Justice UU Lalit, S Ravindra Bhat and Ajay Rastogi said that the scales are tilted against the accused in a criminal trial which may lead to irreversible consequences, such as death. Read the full report on The Hindu.
Al Jazeera reports that Ukrainian President promises no let-up in counter-offensive against Russia
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has promised that there will be no let-ups in Ukraine’s campaign to regain territory that is lost to Russia, reports Al Jazeera. The pledge came in after the United Kingdom said that the Russian forces were stepping up raids on civilian infrastructure and a top United States general warned that it was unclear how Moscow would react to its battlefield setbacks in Ukraine. The report also says that the Ukrainian forces would keep up the pressure on Russia. Read the full report on AL Jazeera.
Indian Express reports that Akhilesh Yadav’s foot march stopped mid-way in Lucknow
The foot march led by the Samajwadi Party (SP) against the ruling BJP government in Uttar Pradesh heading to the Vidhan Sabha in Lucknow was stopped midway amid heavy police deployment and barricading. As the march was stopped, Party President Akhilesh Yadav, along with other SP MLAs, sat on a dharna near the barricading and held a mock assembly session. Read the full report on IE.
Wall Street Journal: Dollar’s rise Spells trouble for global economies
According to Wall Street Journal’s report, the US dollar is experiencing a once-in-a-generation rally. This surge is intensified with a slowdown in growth amid the inflation crisis for the global central banks. The US Dollar is the primary currency used in global trade and finances which is why its fluctuations have a widespread impact. The report says that the impact of the fluctuations is seen in the fuel and food shortages in Sri Lanka, Europe’s record inflation and in Japan’s exploding trade deficits. Read the full report on WSJ.
Kolkata’s BJP police clash reflects the crippling lack of democratic space in Mamata’s Bengal, The Wire
The Wire reports on the clash between the policemen and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters while on a march to the state’s secretariat in West Bengal's Kolkata. It adds that the state's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that the BJP members had assembled there with the sole intention of ‘goondami’. She also said that “We don’t obstruct protests. In a democratic country, everybody has a right to protest democratically. There is no debate over this. But would you carry bombs and guns in your bags in the name of movements”? Read the full report on The Wire.