News Dabba for 10 January 2024: 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 Thackeray moving SC ahead of Sena MLAs verdict, Manipur denying permission for the launch of Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, to gunmen storming television studio live on air in Ecuador.
Thackeray moves SC against Speaker-CM Shinde meet ahead of Sena MLAs verdict, The Hindu
Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday, The Hindu reports, that his party had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court objecting to a recent visit by Speaker Rahul Narwekar to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. The meeting came before the verdict on disqualification petitions against Shinde and several MLAs whose rebellion had split the Shiv Sena in June 2022. Narwekar is expected to pronounce the judgment in the Assembly after 4 pm on January 10. In response, Narwekar said the Shiv Sena (UBT) chief had levelled the allegations to “put pressure on the decision-making process” and that his meeting with the CM had been scheduled earlier. Read the full report here.
Jharkhand orders govt departments not to answer any queries by central agencies, NDTV reports
The Jharkhand government has issued instructions to all departments to not answer any queries by central agencies or hand over any documents to them directly, NDTV reports. The departments have been asked to report all queries to the Cabinet Secretariat or the Vigilance Department for processing. The Jharkhand government has said that it is streamlining the process to ensure incomplete information is not handed over. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, which runs a coalition government in the state with the Congress as the other major partner, is a member of the INDIA alliance at the Centre. Read the full report here.
China says it will ‘never compromise’ on Taiwan: Al Jazeera
Chinese military officials have told their US counterparts that Beijing will “never compromise” on the issue of Taiwan, Al Jazeera reports. The United States and China wrapped up two days of military talks in Washington, DC on Tuesday, the Pentagon said. The two sides are at odds over a range of issues from Taiwan to Beijing’s expansive claims in the South China Sea but agreed to resume talks after a meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping last November. Read the full report here.
Hindustan Times on Manipur declining permission for ground to launch Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra
The Manipur government on Wednesday declined permission to launch the Congress’ Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra at Hapta Kangjeibung, in Imphal East. Hindustan Times quotes Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president K Meghachandra in this regard as, “We met the chief minister in connection with the permission for the venue of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra today. The chief minister declined to give permission for Hafta Kangjeibung, Palace Compound.” ‘Manipur to Mumbai’ ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ organised by Congress is scheduled to start from Imphal on January 14 and culminate on March 20 in Mumbai covering 6,700km across 15 states in 66 days. Read the full report here.
BBC on Ecuador emergency: Gunmen storm television studio live on air
BBC reports masked gunmen have broken into a live television studio in Ecuador and threatened terrified staff. Employees were forced on to the floor during the broadcast by the public television channel TC in the city of Guayaquil before the live feed cut out, the report says. Police say they later freed all the staff and made 13 arrests. The station said two employees were injured. At least 10 people have been killed since a 60-day state of emergency began in Ecuador on Monday, the report adds. The emergency was declared after a notorious gangster vanished from his prison cell. Read the full report here.