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News Dabba for 07 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 Revanth Reddy sworn in as Telangana CM, Kerala doctor's death by suicide after colleague’s dowry demand, to 'walking pneumonia cases in Delhi.


Revanth Reddy sworn in as Telangana CM, The Hindu 

Congress leader Anumula Revanth Reddy was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Telangana at the Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday. As many as 11 ministers took oath as ministers, including Bhatti Vikramarka as the Deputy Chief Minister. In the election that took place on November 30, the Congress trounced the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) by winning 64 seats and leaving the ruling party with 39 seats. The report adds the Congress Legislature Party leader himself extended an open invitation to the people, which he termed as the ‘People’s Government’s Oath Taking ceremony’. Read the full report here.


Kerala doctor dies by suicide after colleague’s ‘exorbitant dowry demand’: Indian Express


A young doctor at a government medical college died by suicide after another doctor from the same institute, with whom she had made plans for marriage, backed out because her family could not meet his exorbitant dowry demands. Indian Express reported that when she failed to report to duty, colleagues found resident trainee doctor Shahna, 28, unconscious at the post-graduate students' hostel after she allegedly died by suicide Monday night. Police registered a case Wednesday against another resident trainee doctor, E A Ruwise. The report mentions he is also the state president of Kerala Medical Post-Graduate Association, a body of resident trainee doctors in the state. Initially, the police had registered a case for unnatural death. Read the full report here.


Reuters: Seychelles declares emergency after explosion and flooding

A blast at an explosives store wrecked buildings and caused massive damage to an industrial zone on the Seychelles' main island Mahe, Reuters reports. This prompted the president to declare a state of emergency on Thursday. The blast shook the island as heavy rains triggered flooding which killed three people, the report adds as per a statement by the President. Footage broadcast on national television showed streets covered in deep mud and strewn with debris and uprooted trees. Read the full report here.


Delhi detects 7 cases of ‘walking pneumonia’: Hindustan Times

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi has detected seven cases of Mycoplasma pneumonia or ‘walking pneumonia’ in a span of six months from April to September this year. Hindustan Times reports that reacting to media reports claiming these cases were linked to the recent surge in respiratory infections in China, the Centre on Thursday clarified that the information is “misleading and untrue". According to the health ministry, mycoplasma pneumonia, the common bacterial cause of community-acquired pneumonia, is the reason for nearly 15 to 30 percent of all infections, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Brazil deploys troops to Venezuela border, BBC reports


BBC reports that Brazil says that it is deploying troops along its border with Venezuela after the Venezuelan government announced plans to incorporate an area controlled by Guyana into its territory. The oil-rich Essequibo region has been in dispute since the 19th Century when Guyana was a British colony. Venezuela renewed its land claims after offshore oil and gas reserves were discovered a few years ago. The report adds tensions have been rising since a referendum on Sunday in Venezuela. More than 95 percent of voters are said to have supported the government's claim to Essequibo. Read the full report here.