News Dabba 30 May: 5 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 murder of Punjabi singer Shubhdeep Sidhu Moose Wala, the Nepal Plane Crash, China's talks with Pacific Island nations in Fiji, Mundka fire, to the Hepatitis A outbreak in the US.


The Quint report on the suspects behind the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala

Quint’s report is focused on the suspects behind the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala. The singer turned-politician was killed by a group of unknown gunmen near the Jawaharke village in Punjab’s Mansa district. The incident took place on Sunday, May 29. According to the report, the Punjab Police claimed that gangsters Lawrence Bishnoi, Goldy Brar and their associates are involved in the killing. Punjab DGP VK Bhawara told the media, “The Lawrence Bishnoi gang is involved in this murder. Lucky, a member of the gang, has taken responsibility from Canada.” Read the full report on Quint.


Free Press Journal reported an update on the Nepal plane crash with rescue operation called off due to snowfall

Free Press Journal reports that the Tara Airplane that went missing was located after Nepal Telecom tracked down the cellphone’s Global Positioning System (GPS) Network of the airplane’s Captain Prabhakar Ghimire. The report mentions that the fate of four Indians and 18 other passengers who were onboard remaines unclear. While the location has been traced, the rescue mission was called off due to the snowfall. The report further added that bad weather and cloudy skies made it difficult to trace the exact location of the crash, therefore the state of the passengers was not known. Read the full report on FPJ.  


China eyes security pact in talks with Pacific islands in Fiji, Al Jazeera

China’s top diplomat is in talks with 10 Pacific nations in Fiji, reported Al Jazeera. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is holding these interactions with his colleagues from the island nations in Fiji. The talk is a part of a diplomatic tour that has stirred deep Western concerns regarding China's relations in the South Pacific, says the report. The meeting to be held on Monday, 30 May, will discuss proposals for Beijing to radically increase its involvement in the security, economy and politics of the South Pacific. The report has also mentioned that with borders closed across the region because of the Covid-19 pandemic, most of the foreign ministers were to join the meet via a virtual video meet. Read the full report on Al Jazeera.  


Ease of doing business has actually meant ease of violations at the cost of workers' lives, Scroll

Scroll’s today’s report focuses on the Mundka fire case in Delhi. It states that a model that views regulations and approvals as an impediment to economic growth has fostered inhuman and exploitative working conditions. On May 13, a four-story building (a CCTV camera and router manufacturing and assembling company) in Mundka went up in flames killing around 30 workers out of which 20 were women. The report mentions that the workers were employed in an illegal unit that had been functioning from the building since 2017. The report adds that for the past few years the country has seen the rise of start-ups that are exempted from the view of the labour laws on the pretext of ‘ease of doing business.’ Read the full report on Scroll.

You can also read Indie Journal's report on this issue here


Wion on FDA investigation on Hepatitis A outbreak in the US

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating hepatitis A, an epidemic that might be related to two brands of organic strawberries sold by various merchants in the United States and Canada, reports Wion. The report mentions that according to FDA, these strawberries that were purchased between March 5 and April 25 under the FreshKampo and HEB brands should not be consumed. Additionally, the report states that consumers in California, Minnesota and Canada have all reported cases of Hepatitis A after purchasing the strawberries before becoming ill. Read the full report on Wion.

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