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News Dabba for 10 April 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 the Tamil Nadu Assembly passing a resolution against the Governor again, London-bound Air India returning due to an unruly passenger, to IMA's concern over increasing COVID cases.


TN Assembly urges Centre, President to instruct Governor to grant assent to Bills, The Hindu

The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution moved by Chief Minister MK Stalin, The Hindu reports. The resolution urged the Union Government and President Droupadi Murmu to issue appropriate instructions to Governor RN Ravi, to give his assent to Bills passed by the Assembly, within a specific period, the report says. Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said he was under a compulsion to move a resolution against the Governor for the second time. The report also mentions that in January this year, the Assembly had moved a resolution disapproving of the Governor’s selective deviation from the prepared text, of his customary address to the House. Read the full report here.


Al Jazeera: China stages live-fire drills for ‘sealing off’ Taiwan


Al Jazeera reports China has kicked off a third day of live-fire drills near Taiwan in response to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s recent trip to the United States. Chinese fighter jets carried out “simulated strikes” near the self-governed island during the exercises. The report says it also included the Shandong aircraft carrier, the Chinese military said on Monday. Taiwan’s defence ministry said it had detected 70 Chinese military aircraft and 11 vessels around Taiwan. The three-day operation dubbed “Joint Sword”, which kicked off on Saturday, is intended to rehearse an encirclement of Taiwan. Read the full report here.


Air India flight to London returns to Delhi after flier "Harms" cabin crew, NDTV

An Air India flight to London returned to Delhi today after an unruly passenger allegedly harmed two cabin crew members, the airline has said. NDTV reports that the flier has been deboarded and a police case registered. Air India said in a statement today that a flight to London's Heathrow Airport returned shortly after take-off due to the "serious unruly behaviour of a passenger". Family members of the passenger, Jaskirat, have claimed that he was mentally unstable. The Air India Boeing 787 had taken off at 6.35 am and returned to Delhi at 9.42 am. Read the full report here.


Brazil makes return to Unasur official, TeleSUR reports

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva signed a decree on April 6 that establishes the country's return to the Union of South American Nations (Unasur). TeleSUR reports that currently, Only Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela are active members of the integration organisation. The integration mechanism was founded in 2008. The report adds that in 2010, the group was composed of 12 South American countries. Political disagreements marked by right-wing governments have led to the withdrawal of some countries. Read the full report here.


Hindustan Times: IMA expresses concern over Covid surge in country


The Indian Medical Association (IMA) warned that the recent spike in Covid cases may be recorded due to the relaxation of virus-appropriate behaviour, Hindustan Times writes, as per an ANI report. India reported 5,880 new Covid cases on Monday, slightly increasing from Sunday's count of 5,357. Several states and Union Territories including Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Goa conducted mock drills on Monday in government and private hospitals. The report adds that as a precautionary measure, several states have issued Covid guidelines and made masks mandatory again. Read the full report here.