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News Dabba 23 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 remission of Bilkis Bano case convicts challenged in SC, the wildfire in China, to the conviction of Malaysia’s former PM.


Indian Express report on Bilkis Bano case, the plea that challenges remission of the 11 convicts


The Supreme Court has said that it would investigate a request to take up for urgent hearing, a petition that challenges the remission which is granted to the 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano case, reports Indian Express. The plea has been filed by three petitioners including the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) leader Subhashini Ali and Independent Journalist Revati Laul, while a second petition has also been filed by Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra, says the report. Read the full report on IE.  


Reuters report that Hyundai supplier is accused of child labour violations by US authorities

According to the report by Reuters, the US Department of Labour accused a Korean-owned auto parts marker and supplier of Hyundai Motor Co. of violating the federal child labour laws at their Alabama factory. It says that the subsidiary of South Korea’s SL Corp, employed underage workers. While this is has been a repetitive case, the department says that they have repeatedly violated the labor regulations by employing oppressive child labor and minors under the age of 16. Read the full report on Reuters.


The Wire’s reportage on the UP-forest dwellers who have been denied their rights

The Wire’s reportage focuses on the recognition of the Forest Rights Act of 2006 and how the forest villagers in Uttar Pradesh have been denied their rights. Only five forest villages have been granted the status of revenue villages so far, 16 years after the implementation of this Act, and only 273 people have been given individual land rights in the Katarnighat Wildlife Sanctuary in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh. Read the full report on The Wire.


Wildfires rage as China’s Chongqing suffers unrelenting record heatwave, CNN

Wildfire has been spreading fast in China’s Southwestern city of Chongqing amid a weeks-long record of heatwaves in this region, reports CNN. Thousands of emergency responders are battling to contain this fast-spreading fire. The report says that the fires, which have been visible at night from parts of the downtown area, have swept forests and mountains around the mega city in recent days. Read the full report on CNN.


Al Jazeera: Malaysia top court upholds ex-PM Najib’s conviction in 1 MDB case


In the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad Scandal (1MDB), Malaysia’s top court upheld former Prime Minister Najib Razak’s conviction and a 12-year jail sentence for corruption in the same. The report mentions that the prosecutors have said that some $4.5 Billion was stolen from the 1MDB state fun, which was co-founded in 2009 when Najib was the PM. Read the full report on Al Jazeera.