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News Dabba for 07 August 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 Rahul Gandhi back to Lok Sabha as MP, promoting enmity to be added to Chetan Singh's charges, to Niger Junta shutting airspace.


NDTV on Chetan Singh to be charged with "promoting enmity"

The railway police will add sections of the law relating to promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion to the case against Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable Chetan Singh, NDTV reports as per its sources. Singh shot four people aboard a Jaipur-Mumbai train, three of whom were Muslims. The action comes after a week of the police refuting any communal link in the shocking incident. The Government Railway Police (GRP), in the First Information Report, or FIR, against the accused will add Section 153A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which relates to promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., the report adds. The FIR currently includes IPC Section 302 (murder), Arms Act 3, 25, 27 and Railways Act. Read the full report here.


Rahul Gandhi attends Lok Sabha as his disqualification is revoked, The Hindu


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha membership suspension was revoked on August 7 and his status as the MP from Kerala’s Wayanad was restored. The Hindu reports that this comes as the Lok Sabha Secretariat issued a notification in the wake of the Supreme Court staying his conviction in a defamation case. As per the notification by the Lok Sabha, “the suspension ceases to operate subject to further judicial pronouncements”. The report mentions he was accorded a warm welcome by Congress and other Opposition MPs on his arrival in Parliament. Read the full report here.


The Straits Times: Cambodian King appoints Hun Sen’s son as new PM

Hun Manet was appointed Cambodia’s new leader by the king on Monday, after having effectively been given the post from his father, The Straits Times reports. Days after a landslide victory in July’s election, Hun Sen – one of the world’s longest-serving leaders – announced he was stepping down as prime minister and handing power to his eldest son. The report adds that the polls were widely decried as a sham after the opposition challenger Candlelight Party was barred from running over a technicality. The ruling Cambodian People’s Party won all but five seats in the 125-member lower house. Read the full report here.


Fire breaks out in AIIMS’s emergency ward: Hindustan Times

A fire broke out in the emergency ward of New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) on Monday morning, Hindustan Ties reports. The Delhi Fire Service (DFS) said that no injuries were reported in the incident so far. DFS director Atul Garg said that a fire call was received from the emergency ward at 11.54 am. The report adds that the fire on the second floor of the main building was under control now. Read the full report here.


Niger Junta shuts airspace citing military intervention threat, NDTV


BBC reports that Niger's coup leaders have closed the country's airspace until further notice, citing the threat of military intervention from their neighbours. Flight tracking website Flightradar24 is showing that there are currently no aircraft in Niger's skies, the report adds. The West African group of countries, Ecowas, had earlier warned it could use force if President Mohamed Bazoum was not reinstated by 23:00 GMT on Sunday. A junta spokesman says Niger's armed forces are ready to defend the country. Read the full report here.