News Dabba for 1 June 2023: Five stories for a balanced news diet
Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.
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 the US debt ceiling Bill passing the House, a panel to probe Manipur violence, to 16 parties confirming participation in the Opposition meeting.
US debt ceiling Bill passes House: The Straits Times
A divided United States House of Representatives passed a Bill to suspend the US$31.4 trillion debt ceiling on Wednesday. The Straits Times reports that it was passed with majority support from both Democrats and Republicans to overcome opposition from hard-line conservatives and avoid a catastrophic default. The Republican-controlled House voted 314-117 to send the legislation to the Senate, which must enact the measure and get it to President Joe Biden’s desk before a Monday deadline. The federal government is expected to run out of money to pay its bills by this time, the report adds. “This agreement is good news for the American people and the American economy,” the report quoted Biden after the vote. The measure drew opposition from 71 hard-line Republicans. Read the full report here.
Panel to probe Manipur violence, NDTV reports
Union Home Minister Amit Shah today warned of strict action against those who did not surrender arms in violence-hit Manipur, NDTV reports. He also announced a probe into the violence and a peace committee as part of a plan to restore stability in the state. The report adds that Shah also reiterated that the union government had made its stand clear on the territorial integrity of Manipur earlier. A panel led by a retired Chief Justice will probe the ethnic violence in Manipur. Six cases related to conspiracy in the violence will be probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI. Read the full report here.
BBC: Argentina allows morning-after pill to be bought over counter
Women in Argentina will no longer require a prescription to get emergency contraception. BBC reports that the government said making the morning-after pill more easily available removed an "important barrier" for those seeking terminations. The report adds that the move was welcomed by feminist groups, who see it as a sign of progress in the Catholic-majority country. The health ministry said the measure would help avoid unintentional pregnancies. Read the full report here.
Taiwan, US to sign first deal under new trade framework
Taiwan and the United States will sign the first deal under a new trade talks framework on Thursday, both governments said. Reuters reported that this will boost ties between the two at a time of heightened tensions with China over the democratically-governed island. Taiwan and the United States started talks under what is called the US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st Century Trade last August, after Washington excluded Taiwan from its larger pan-Asian trade initiative, the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. Last month, the two sides reached agreement on the first part of their trade initiative, the report adds. Read the full report here.
16 parties confirm participation for the Opposition meet, The Hindu
In the very first Opposition meeting to discuss electoral strategy for the 2024 Lok Sabha election against the BJP, The Hindu reports that 16 parties have confirmed their presence. Though it is said that both Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and former president Rahul Gandhi might skip the meeting hosted by Janata Dal (United) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on June 12, citing “scheduling” problems. The Congress wanted the meeting to be postponed for June 23, the report further says. But it assured reportedly that it will depute one of its leaders to attend the meeting. Several senior leaders from different parties will be present at the meeting. Read the full report here.