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News Dabba 31 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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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 Tributes pouring in for the last Soviet leader, the arrest of suspended BJP leader Seema Patra, 33 Days of heatwaves in France this summer, Ganesha festival celebration at Hubballi Idgah ground, to Strongest Global Storm Of 2022 approaching Japan's southern islands.


Tributes pour in for last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, BBC reports


Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet leader who brought the Cold War to a peaceful end, has died aged 91, BBC reports. Figures from across the world are paying tribute to Gorbachev, who took power in 1985, opened up the Soviet Union to the world and introduced a set of reforms at home. But he was unable to prevent the slow collapse of the Soviet Union. Gorbachev was the last leader of the Soviet Union and is best known for opening up the USSR to the world. Read the full report on BBC.


Indian Express reports that suspended BJP leader Seema Patra arrested

The Police on Wednesday arrested the now-suspended Jharkhand BJP leader Seema Patra after she was booked for allegedly physically torturing her domestic help. Patra, who was BJP’s national executive member in Jharkhand, was suspended by the party on Tuesday. The Indian Express report states that after a video of the domestic help, Sunita, narrating her ordeal, went viral on social media, an FIR was registered against Patra under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, and various sections of the IPC at Argora police station. Patra alleged on Wednesday that she has been falsely implicated in the case. Read the full report on IE.



France records 33 Days of heatwaves in summer, TeleSUR

France has suffered 33 days of heatwaves during summer 2022, establishing a new record, France's national meteorological service Meteo-France announced on Tuesday in a report. According to Meteo-France, three periods of heatwaves reached France this summer, June 15-19, July 12-25 and July 31 to August 13, TeleSUR reports. The average temperature of this summer in France stood at close to 23 degrees Celcius, higher than normal temperature by 2.3 degrees Celcius, the report adds. Read the full report on TeleSUR.


Ganesha festival celebrated at Hubballi Idgah ground amid tight security, reports the Hindu

Ganesh Chathurthi was celebrated at the Idgah grounds in Hubbali on August 31 amid tight security arrangements, hours after the Karnataka High Court gave the go-ahead for it, a report by the Hindu states. Giving background, the report added that in a late-night hearing on August 30, the High Court upheld an order of the Dharwad municipal commissioner allowing the Ganesh Chaturthi festival to be held at the Idgah maidan in the city. Anjuman-e-Islam had claimed that the property in question was protected under the Places of Worship Act, 1991, which says no religious place of worship can be converted. The report adds that Justice Ashok S. Kinagi held that the property belonged to the Dharwad municipality and Anjuman-e-Islam was only a leaseholder for a period of 999 years at a fee of ₹1 per year. Read the full report on the Hindu.


Strongest Global Storm Of 2022 approaching Japan's southern islands, NDTV


NDTV reports that the strongest global storm of 2022 is barreling across the East China Sea, threatening Japan's southern islands and risking wild winds along China's east coast. Super Typhoon Hinnamnor is currently packing sustained winds of about 257 kilometres per hour. The maximum significant wave height is 50 feet, as per the report.  Hinnamnor would be the strongest storm of 2022 based on the maximum sustained wind speed recorded at this point, according to an official at the Japan Meteorological Agency. Read the full report on NDTV.