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News Dabba for 11 April 2023: Five stories for a balanced news diet

Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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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 IMD's long range forecast for monsoon, Tim Cook to open India's first Apple stores, to Australia's deal with China to settle barley dispute.


Tamil Nadu’s appeal against RSS march dismissed by Supreme Court, The Hindu

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the appeals filed by the Tamil Nadu government against Madras High Court orders allowing the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak (RSS) to conduct rallies in the State. The Hindu reports that a single Bench of the High Court allowed the route marches in September. It went on to impose a few restrictions in November. The report mentions that the Tamil Nadu government had filed a special leave petition against a September 22, 2022 order of the Single Judge of the Madras High Court allowing the RSS to conduct route marches. Read the full report here.


BBC reports, Italy moves to rescue 1,200 migrants on boats


BBC reports that the Italian coastguard is carrying out two large-scale operations to rescue around 1,200 migrants from overcrowded boats off the coast of Sicily. About 800 people are travelling on one of the fishing boats, while around 400 are on another. The report adds that the country's coastguard has already rescued around 2,000 people in other operations since Friday. At least two people died during the weekend's boat crossings, German non-profit ResQship said. Migrant arrivals to Italy have risen steeply compared with the same period last year. Read the full report here.


Al Jazeera on Australia's deal with China to settle barley dispute

Australia said Tuesday it was inching closer to “stabilising” its fraught relationship with China, Al Jazeera reports, as the two countries moved to solve a festering trade dispute over barley exports. The once-cosy trading relationship has soured in recent years. The report says Australia sought closer military ties with the United States and China vied for influence in the Pacific. Beijing slapped hefty tariffs on key commodities such as barley, beef and wine in 2020 at the height of a bitter dispute and Australia retaliated by complaining to the World Trade Organisation. But the report says the country’s centre-left government has adopted a far less confrontational stance. Read the full report here.


Tim Cook to open India's first Apple stores, NDTV reports

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has scheduled a trip to open the iPhone maker's first stores in India next week, NDTV reports. Cook is likely to preside over the opening of the twin outlets in India's financial and political capital, people familiar with the matter said, as per the report. Apple said Tuesday it will open a store in Mumbai on April 18 and another in New Delhi on April 20. Read the full report here.


IMD predicts a ‘normal’ monsoon this year: Indian Express report


The India Meteorological Department (IMD) long-range forecast for the southwest monsoon from June to September says that the monsoon this year is likely to be a ‘normal’ one, Indian Express reports. The rainfall over the country as a whole is likely to be 96 percent of the long-period average of 87 cm. The long-period average rainfall of 87 cm is for the period from 1971 to 2020. Normal rainfall is expected over Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, southern Telangana, and Tamil Nadu, the report states. It adds that normal to below-normal rainfall is likely over some parts of northwest India, parts of west-central India, and some parts of northeast India. Read the full report here.