News Dabba for 10 January 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 update on Brazilian protests, a Metro under-construction pillar collapse in Bengaluru, to a Go First flight forgetting 50 passengers in bus.
TeleSUR on Brazilian organisations demonstrrations in defense of democracy
Several social organisations in Brazil took to the streets on Monday to mobilize in defense of democracy and rejection of the attacks by pro-Bolsonaro groups, TeleSUR reports. The call was made by popular movements and unions from different areas, who shouted slogans such as "no amnesty for fascists". The report mentions that the marches have occurred in several parts of the country, such as Manaus, Alagoas, Pernambuco, Avenida Paulista de Sao Paulo and Brasilia. Read the full report here.
Go First flight forgets 50 passengers in bus, NDTV reports
Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked Go First Airways for a report after a flight took off from Bengaluru with more than 50 passengers forgotten in a bus on the tarmac. As per NDTV, DGCA said today it is "looking into the matter" after many passengers slammed the airline on Twitter, calling it a "most horrifying experience". Flight G8 116 took off for Delhi from Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport around 6.30 am on Monday. Passengers were taken in four buses to the aircraft. The report says some 55 passengers kept waiting in one of the buses as the Go First plane took off, according to complaints on Twitter. Read the full report here.
Iran sentences former president’s daughter to a five-year prison term: Arab News
The activist daughter of former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been sentenced to five years in prison, her lawyer said on Tuesday. The lawyer did not give detail of the charges against Faezeh Hashemi, Arab News reported. The report however added that Tehran’s public prosecutor indicted Hashemi last year on charges of “propaganda against the system,” according to the semi-official ISNA news agency. State media in September reported she had been arrested for “inciting riots” in Tehran during protests triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini. Read the full report here.
The Wire: Kolkata Police files FIR Against 10 Journalists, BJP Bengal Chief
Kolkata Police have registered a first information report against 10 journalists and the state Bharatiya Janata Party chief for allegedly fake reports on an incident where the Vande Bharat Express was pelted at with stones last week. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier criticised the news reports on the incident, calling them “fake news”. The Wire's report states that the Howrah-New Jalpaiguri semi-high-speed train was first pelted at with stones by bystanders while it was passing through West Bengal’s Malda district on January 2. On January 3, as well, the report adds, it was pelted at with stones. Initial reports, along with tweets by BJP leaders, claimed that the January 3 stone pelting had taken place in Bengal too. The Eastern Railways later made it known that after scanning video footage, it found that the January 3 incident took place in Bihar’s Kishanganj. Read the full report here.
The Hindu reports Bengaluru Metro under-construction pillar collapses, mother-son die
The Hindu reported that two persons died after an under-construction Namma Metro pillar in Bengaluru collapsed on January 10 morning. . According to the police, a woman and her child, who were on a scooter, died in a hospital and while her husband and another child are being treated for injuries. Namma Metro pillar number 218 at Nagawara on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) collapsed in the morning. The report adds that the incident led to a pile-up of vehicles on the busy Hennur Road. Read the full report here.