News Dabba for 11 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 SC paving the way for the disqualification of the Shinde camp, the end of Title 42 looming in the US, to protests in Pakistan.
El Paso readies for rise in crossings as end of Title 42 looms, BBC
A record number of migrants were recently apprehended at the US-Mexico border in a single day, which BBC reports were amid fears of what will happen in a few hours when a controversial immigration policy expires. The rule, known as Title 42 was first implemented in 2020. It allows the US to swiftly expel migrants back to Mexico using the coronavirus pandemic as justification. But its looming expiration has triggered a rush to reach the border. The report says that the potential impact is already clear in the Texas city of El Paso, which is seeing an increase in arrivals ahead of the rule change. Migrants are sleeping rough in makeshift campsites on the city's streets. Read the full report here.
SC paves way for disqualification of Shinde camp, The Hindu reports
The Supreme Court, in a unanimous judgment, effectively opened the doors for the disqualification of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde for defection from the Shiv Sena party while holding that then Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari’s call for trust vote was illegal. The Hindu reports that a Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud however said it cannot quash the resignation of Uddhav Thackeray and thus, would not be able to reinstate him as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra now. The associate judges on the Constitution Bench in this order were Justices M.R. Shah, Krishna Murari, Hima Kohli and P.S. Narasimha. The report adds that the judgment held that the Election Commission of India’s decision to recognise the Shinde faction as the “real” Shiv Sena amounted to an interference with the party’s 2018 Constitution and results of the intra-party polls. Read the full report here.
South Korea to cull cattle after outbreak of foot and mouth disease
The South Korean authorities have ordered the culling of several hundred cattle and put in place biosecurity measures after confirming cases of foot and mouth disease in farms in a central province, The Straits Times reports. The cases mark the first confirmed outbreak since January 2019, according to media reports. The current contagion occurred in three farms in Cheongju in North Chungcheong province, south of the capital Seoul, as per the report. Foot and mouth disease is highly transmissible and causes lesions and lameness in cattle, sheep, goats and other cloven-hoofed animals. The authorities plan to cull about 360 cattle. Read the full report here.
Deccan Herald: Supreme Court rules in favour of Delhi government
The Supreme Court on Thursday in a unanimous verdict ruled that the Delhi government has legislative and executive powers over services except for public order, police and land, Deccan Herald reported. Asserting that an elected government needs to have control over the administration, a five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, said the Union territory of Delhi has "sui generis (unique) character". The report says that it also refused to agree with the 2019 judgement of Justice Ashok Bhushan that the Delhi government has no power over the issue of services. The bench said the Union government's power in matters where both the Centre and States can legislate is limited to ensure that the governance is not taken over by the Central government. Read the full report here.
Pakistan arrests Imran Khan’s party leaders as protests continue
Al Jazeera reports that Pakistani authorities have taken senior leaders of former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party into custody. The government has called out the army to help end widespread and deadly protests sparked by Khan’s arrest. At least three party leaders have been arrested so far, one from outside the Supreme Court late on Wednesday and another, a foreign minister in Khan’s cabinet, early on Thursday. Tensions remained high in the country with paramilitary troops and police on the streets in major cities on Thursday, the report says. Read the full report here.