News Dabba for 11 November 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 Beijing easing some COVID curbs despite rising cases, SC ordering the release of all six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, to Aaditya Thackeray joining Rahul Gandhi in Bharat Jodo Yatra.
MLA who called Bilkis Bano convicts "Sanskari" is BJP candidate from Godhra, NDTV reports
A BJP leader who was involved in the decision to release Bilkis Bano's rapists is on the list of the ruling party's candidates for next month's Gujarat election. NDTV reports that Chandrasinh Raulji, a former Gujarat minister and six-time MLA, had described them as "Sanskari Brahmins", is the BJP's candidate from Godhra. Raulji was part of the Gujarat government committee that unanimously decided to release the 11 men guilty of raping Bilkis Bano and killing nine members of her family. Read the full report here.
BBC on Beijing easing some COVID curbs despite rising cases
China has slightly relaxed some of its Covid restrictions even as case numbers rise to their highest levels in months, BBC reports. Quarantine for close contacts will be cut from seven days in a state facility to five days and three days at home and officials will also stop recording secondary contacts. The report adds the slight easing comes weeks after Xi Jinping was re-instated as party leader for a historic third term. Read the full report here.
The Hindu reports that SC orders release of all six convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case
The Supreme Court on Friday ordered for the immediate release of six convicts who are serving life sentence for more than three decades in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Hindu reports. A Bench of Justices BR Gavai and BV Nagarathna noted that the Tamil Nadu State Cabinet had recommended their premature release to the Governor in September 2018. The Governor had passed on their files to the Centre, the report says. Read the full report here.
Asean to review Myanmar representation at meetings: The Straits Times
Asean on Friday stopped short of expanding its current ban on Myanmar junta ministers at high-level meetings. The Straits Times reports that it said that it would review Myanmar’s representation at meetings “if the situation so requires”. It further tasked Asean foreign ministers to develop a concrete plan to implement its stalled “five-point consensus”, its roadmap for peace in Myanmar. The report says the decisions were a series of measures announced by the 10-nation bloc trying to resolve the political and humanitarian crisis that has gripped its member state since the February 2021 coup. Read the full report here.
Aaditya Thackeray walks alongside Rahul Gandhi amid Bharat Jodo Yatra, HT reports
Hindustan Times reports that Congress's Kanyakumari to Kashmir 'Bharat Jodo' Yatra saw a new political participant on Friday - former Maharashtra Minister Aditya Thackeray. Thackeray joined Rahul Gandhi in the Hingoli district of the state for a foot march. The report says that the leader of the opposition in the Legislative Council Ambadas Danve and former MLA Sachin Ahir were also seen walking alongside the former Congress chief. Read the full report here.