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News Dabba 3 October 2022: Five stories for a balanced news diet

Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Indie Journal 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 bomb threat onboard a China-bound Iranian passenger jet, Britain's PM dropping tax cut for the highest earners, to increasing dengue cases post monsoon.



The Hindu reports 'bomb threat' onboard China-bound Iranian passenger jet

Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets were scrambled to intercept an aircraft with its origin in Iran and headed to China, which was moving towards New Delhi airspace. The Hindu reports that inputs were received at 9.20 am by Delhi Police about a bomb threat onboard a Mahan Air flight headed to Guangzhou in China from Tehran in Iran. It triggered an alert and the plane was denied permission to land in Delhi. The flight was instructed by Air Traffic Control (ATC) to divert to Jaipur. The report states that as the pilot refused to divert the plane, IAF had to intercept it. Read the full report on the Hindu.


Britain's PM Truss drops tax cut for highest earners to fend off revolt


The Straits Times reports that Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss on Monday dropped a plan to cut taxes for the highest earners just 10 days after announcing it. The decision is said to have been made in a bid to fend off a mounting rebellion from Members of Parliament in her own Conservative Party. Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng announced the decision in a tweet early Monday, saying “we get it, and we have listened”. Read the full report on TST.


Why dengue cases surge after monsoon, The Quint explores

The Quint's article talk about the surge of infectious diseases like dengue and malaria in several parts of the country as the monsoon slowly recedes, as water logging and the damp weather create a prime breeding ground for the mosquitoes that spread them. The report mentions that according to data from the National Center For Vector Borne Diseases Control, this year (till 31 August), India has reported 30,627 dengue cases. This year, Delhi has already reported 525 dengue cases - the highest since 2018, according to a report by the Municipal Cooperation of Delhi. Read the full report on The Quint.


Lula and Bolsonaro to face run-off in Brazil elections, BBC reports

Brazil's election is going into a second round in which left-winger Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will face far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. BBC reports that With almost all the votes counted, Lula had won 48 percent against Bolsonaro's 43 percent. But Lula fell short of the more than 50 percent of valid votes needed to prevent a run-off. Voters now have four weeks to decide which of the two should lead Brazil. Read the full report on BBC.


First made-in-India light combat helicopters inducted: HT


The Indian Air Force on Monday inducted the first batch of made-in-India light combat helicopters, which would be called 'Prachand', Hindustan Times reports. This marks an important milestone, defence minister Rajnath Singh said. The induction took place at the airbase in Jodhpur, which holds a legacy for the Air Force. The report mentions that the light combat helicopter has been developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). Read the full report on HT.