News Dabba for 10 October 2022: 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 Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav's demise, Iranian security forces arresting children in school, to Russia bombing Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities.
Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav passes away, the Hindu
Samajwadi Party founder and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav passed away on Monday, at Medanta Hospital, Gurugram, the Hindu reported. He was 82 years old. An astute politician, the report adds, Mulayam Singh Yadav blazed a new trail by putting backward castes at the centre of Uttar Pradesh politics and served as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister three times. He also held the Defence portfolio during the United Front government in 1996. He is survived by his two sons Akhilesh and Prateek. Read the full report here.
BBC reports CNN journalists apologise for entering deadly Thai attack site
Two journalists from US news outlet CNN have apologised for their coverage of last week's attack on a childcare centre in Thailand, BBC reports. The attack left 37 people, including 23 children, dead. The BBC report says that the journalists reporter Anna Coren and cameraman Daniel Hodge entered the building where the attack occurred and filmed on site. They were accused of trespassing and filming a crime scene without permission. Both of them were later cleared of the charges, but fined for working as journalists while on tourist visas, the report adds. They have agreed to leave the country and apologised in a video. Read the full report here.
Iranian security forces arresting children in school, the Guardian
Iranian school children were being arrested inside school premises on Sunday by security forces, the Guardian reported according to social media reports from the country. The posts reportedly claimed that the security forces arrived in vans without licence plates. The authorities also shut all schools and higher education institutions in Iranian Kurdistan on Sunday. The report adds that footage showed protests in dozens of cities across Iran early on Sunday. Hundreds of high-school girls and university students participated in the face of teargas, clubs and live ammunition by the security forces. Read the full report here.
Delayed deployment of additional forces escalated Delhi riots violence, the Wire reports
The Union home ministry conspicuously delayed deploying additional forces in the violence-hit areas, a fact-finding committee on the February 2020 communal riots in north-east Delhi concluded. The committee was headed by former Supreme Court judge Madan B. Lokur. The Wire reports that the committee found that Delhi Police leadership received at least six internal alerts from the Special Branch and the Intelligence units on February 23. However, the additional forces were deployed only on February 26. The report also said the alleged lackadaisical attitude shown by the home ministry indirectly helped the rioters go unchecked, organise better and unleash targeted violence for three continuous days, the committee held. Read the full report here.
The Straits Times: Russia bombs Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities
Russia bombed cities across Ukraine during rush hour on Monday morning in apparent revenge strikes, the Straits Times reported. Russian President Vladimir Putin had declared an explosion on the bridge to Crimea to be a terrorist attack. Missiles tore into Kyiv, the most intense strikes on the capital since Russia abandoned an attempt to capture it in the early weeks of the war. The report says that explosions were also reported in Lviv, Ternopil and Zhytomyr in Ukraine’s west and Dnipro and Kremenchuk in central Ukraine. Read the full report here.