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News Dabba 24 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 Twitter facing political and legal challenges, Adani Group taking over NDTV’s shares, to passengers being stuck for hours in Eurotunnel Le Shuttle.


Wall Street Journal reported Twitter to face political and legal challenges


A whistleblower’s complaint opens new political and legal challenges for Twitter Inc in Washington, reports Wall Street Journal. Lawmakers and regulators are examining possible responses to the social-media company’s alleged missteps. The complaint was filed by Twitter's security executive Peiter Zatko to the Securities and Exchange Commission, The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department. Read the full report on WSJ.


The Print report shares new rules for SC judges

The Prints report states that the Central Government amended the Salaries and Conditions of Service Act 1958 or also known as the Supreme Court Judges Rules. The amendment is to provide additional benefits to retired judges of the top court. The report says that according to the notification issued by the Department of Justice, new provisions have been added to the Supreme Court Judges Rules to extend these benefits to apex court for a period of one year after they demit office. Read the full report on The Print.


Newslaundry’s report on Adani taking over NDTV without consulting Roys

Adani Enterprise is set to acquire nearly 30 percent of NDTVs shares. News Laundry reports that this deal has kicked in an open offer, where which the Adani group is open to acquiring another 26 percent of the company, making it the majority shareholder and squeezing out Radhika and Prannoy Roy, the founder-promoter, who are counted among the most respected names in the television journalism industry in the country, says the report. Read the full report on Newslaundry.   


Al Jazeera says that fighting resumes in Ethiopia despite truce

The report by Al Jazeera says that fighting has erupted between forces from Ethiopia’s rebellious northern region of Tigray and central government forces around the town of Kobo. The residents of the Kobo region say that they have been hearing the sound of heavy weapons starting since the morning. Read the full report on AL Jazeera.


BBC's report on Eurotunnel Le Shuttle: Passengers stuck for hours inside tunnel


BBC reports that dozens of people were left stranded for hours inside the Channel Tunnel after a train from Calais to Folkstone appeared to have broken down. The passengers were evacuated through an emergency service tunnel after having to abandon their vehicles. Moreover, the passengers were transferred to a replacement train and taken to the Folkstone terminal in Kent, says the report. Read the full report on BBC.