News Dabba for 10 May 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 Go First getting insolvency cover, French journalist Arman Soldin killed in Ukraine, to the aftermath of ex-Pak PM Imran Khan's arrest.
Go First gets insolvency cover, NDTV reports
The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) today admitted the voluntary plea of Go First to initiate an insolvency resolution process, which is aimed at restructuring debt and liabilities. NDTV reports that Go First CEO called the order a "perfect example" in the context of reviving a viable business before it becomes unviable. The crucial decision comes at a time when foreign lessors, including major global names such as Jackson Square Aviation, SMBC Aviation Capital, and CDB Aviation's GY Aviation Leasing, are trying to repossess 40 Go First planes over missed rental payments. The report mentions that any such recoveries are prohibited once bankruptcy proceedings are initiated for a company. The NCLT ordered that the company be kept functioning and none of its 7,000 employees be laid off. Read the full report here.
French journalist Arman Soldin killed in rocket attack in Ukraine
French journalist Arman Soldin, who worked for the AFP news agency, has been killed in a rocket attack in Chasiv Yar, near the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. Al Jazeera reports that he is the 16th journalist to be killed since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Soldin was with a team of AFP journalists travelling with Ukrainian soldiers. As per the report, he had travelled regularly to the front lines in recent months. Read the full report here.
Jury finds Trump sexually abused writer in NY department store
BBC reported that a jury in a civil case has found former President Donald Trump sexually abused a magazine columnist in a New York department store in the 1990s.But Trump was found not liable for raping E Jean Carroll in the dressing room of Bergdorf Goodman. The jury also found him liable for defamation for calling the writer's accusations "a hoax and a lie". The report says it is the first time Trump has been found legally responsible for a sexual assault. The Manhattan jury ordered him to pay her about $5m in damages. Read the full report here.
IT Ministry to examine claim of WhatsApp accessing mic in background
Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Wednesday that the IT Ministry would investigate a claim that WhatsApp accessed a user’s microphone while he was sleeping. The Hindu reported that Foad Dabiri, an engineering director at Twitter said on Saturday “WhatsApp has been using the microphone in the background, while I was asleep and since I woke up at 6AM.” The tweet went viral, attracting over 60 million views. The report adds WhatsApp saying in a statement that the issue was likely a bug. Read the full report here.
Supporters of Pakistan’s ex-PM Imran Khan plan march to capital: The Straits Times
Supporters of Imran Khan were planning to march to Islamabad on Wednesday where the former Pakistan prime minister is in custody in a corruption case, The Straits Times reported. This has raised fears of more clashes with security forces. Mobile data services in the country were shut while Twitter, YouTube and Facebook were disrupted. The report also said that Television carried watered-down coverage of violence that erupted on Tuesday. Authorities in three of Pakistan’s four provinces have imposed an emergency order banning all gatherings. Khan was arrested from the Islamabad High Court on Tuesday by Pakistan’s anti-corruption agency. Read the full report here.