News Dabba for 10 October 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 the Palestinian Ministry appealing for a ‘safe corridor’, waterlogging in Bengaluru, to climate change impact on India and Pakistan temperatures.
Traffic jams, waterlogging in parts of Bengaluru after heavy rains, NDTV reports
Severe waterlogging was witnessed in parts of Bengaluru on Tuesday after heavy rainfall battered Karnataka's capital yesterday. NDTV reports that in Bengaluru's Bellandur area, heavy rainfall has caused severe waterlogging on the roads which resulted in a three-kilometer-long traffic jam. Waterlogging was also witnessed in Manyata Tech Park, Seshadripuram. IMD predicted that Light to moderate rain accompanied by thundershowers is very likely in some areas of Bengaluru in the next 24 hours. Read the full report here.
Palestinian Ministry appeals for ‘safe corridor’ amid heavy bombardment, Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera reports that the Palestinian Ministry of Health calls for a “safe corridor to ensure the entry of urgent medical aid” into Gaza’s hospitals. Israel continues bombardment of the Gaza Strip overnight, hitting residential buildings, the report says. The bombing came after Israel announced a “total blockade” on Gaza, including a ban on admitting food and fuel. Such a siege by the Israeli army, with the intent to starve a population, is a war crime under United Nations statutes. Read the full report here.
Supreme Court set to hear challenges to Electoral Bonds scheme on October 31, The Wire reports
The Wire reports that the Supreme Court’s three-judge bench, comprising Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justices J.B. Pardiwala and Manoj Misra, on Tuesday directed the listing of the batch of petitions challenging the validity of the electoral bonds scheme for October 31. The bench held a preliminary hearing in order to familiarise itself with the issues in the case. The report mentions that the lead petition, filed by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), challenges the Finance Act, 2017 which was enacted as a money bill and introduced the electoral bond scheme for the purpose of electoral funding. The Act also removed the previous limit of 7.5 percent of the company’s average three-year net profit for political donations. Read the full report here.
Reuters: Women, children among 29 killed as artillery hits Myanmar refugee camp
An artillery strike that hit a refugee camp near Myanmar's border with China has killed at least 29 people, Reuters reports, including women and children. This is seen as one of the deadliest attacks on civilians since the return of military rule. Myanmar has been embroiled in a brutal conflict in multiple regions in the wake of a 2021 coup. Sources including the shadow National Unity Government (NUG) blamed the military for the shelling, which took place close to midnight on Monday in Kachin State, the report says. Read the full report here.
Climate change may make India too hot for up to 2.2 billion: Indian Express
Climate change could expose up to 2.2 billion people in India’s Indus Valley and Pakistan to many hours of heat that surpass human tolerance by the end of the century, according to a new study. Indian Express reports the findings of the study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). It found that if global temperatures increase by 1 degree Celsius (C) or more than current levels, each year billions of people will be exposed to heat and humidity so extreme they will be unable to naturally cool themselves. Read the full report here.