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News Dabba for 05 December 2023: 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 Cyclone Michaung's landfall, the INDIA alliance meeting to mass shootings in the USA.


Congress defers INDIA alliance meet after top leaders RSVP No, reports NDTV

NDTV reported as per its sources that a meeting of the INDIA opposition bloc to take place in Delhi tomorrow has been postponed. The meeting was called by Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday, and will now likely be held in the third week of this month "at a date convenient to all". But things have taken a turn after Congress was decimated in three state elections. Sources told NDTV that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Samajwadi Party boss Akhilesh Yadav both were planning to skip the meet. And on Monday Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she too would not attend. Read the full report here.


The Hindu: Cyclone Michaung to make landfall soon


As per a report by the Hindu, the Severe Cyclonic Storm Michaung will soon make its landfall near Bapatla in Andhra Pradesh. Predictions of moderate to light rainfall over parts of Tamil Nadu today were made by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The cyclone has been moving at a speed of 10 kmph towards land and the wind speed is expected to be around 90 to 100 kmph, says the report. The landfall process is continuing and is likely to continue for the next three hours. Over 9,000 people have been evacuated in coastal Andhra Pradesh. Eight people have died in incidents related to the cyclone so far. Read the full report here.


TeleSur reports on Venezuelan referendum results

After a referendum that could change the security dynamics in South America, the Venezuelan Government congratulated its citizens on the results. The public prosecutor said in a statement that "the consultative referendum constituted a great victory of national unity, in which there are no winners or losers, but an extraordinary triumph of Venezuela." Essequiba Guyana is a disputed territory between Guyana and Venezuela. The people of Venezuela voted in the referendum on Sunday to determine whether two-thirds of Guyana belongs to Venezuela and most of the citizens have said yes. Read the full report here.


TOI report: Most Telangana MLAs back Revanth Reddy; disagreement over deputy CM post

Congress has delayed the swearing-in ceremony of the new government in Telangana as some senior leaders have objected to TPCC president Revanth Reddy's name as chief minister, as per a report by Times of India. There was a one-on-one meeting between Karnataka deputy CM DK Shivakumar and AICC observers with 64 MLAs of Telangana. After this, Shivakumar and team went to Delhi on speacial flight, says the report. Opinions of these MLAs will be submitted to AICC chief Mallikarjun Kharge. Read the full report here.


Double mass shootings over weekend set grim US record, Washington Post report.


As reported by the Washington Post, the USA has recorded the highest number of mass killings in any year since at least 2006 as the nation faced 37th and 38th mass shootings on Sunday afternoon. The death toll for 2023 is 197 without counting shooters and at least 91 people were wounded in these events but survived. The reports also states that mass killings with guns rose in 2019 but dropped during the first year of the Coronavirus pandemic. Read the full report here.