News Dabba for 11 September 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 talks between PM Modi and the Saudi Crown Prince, the aftermath of the Morocco earthquake, to Macron's visit to Bangladesh.
TDP State-wide bandh sees poor response in Vizag, The Hindu reports
A State-wide bandh was called for by Telugu Desam Party leaders after TDP chief and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu was lodged in Jail. However, The Hindu reports, the call hardly evoked any response in Visakhapatnam on Monday. Police personnel kept a strict vigil at bus stations to prevent the TDP cadres from disrupting the movement of buses. TDP leaders were either placed under house arrest or taken into custody at different places in the city and district, the report adds. Meanwhile, in Vijayawada, TDP activists tried to reach the ACB Court. However, police stopped them and took them into custody. Read the full report here.
PM Modi and Saudi Crown Prince hold extensive talks post-G20: Indian Express
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on Monday held extensive talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Indian Express reports they discussed shoring up bilateral trade and defence ties. Both leaders also co-chaired the first meeting of the India-Saudi Arabia Strategic Partnership Council (SPC). PM Modi highlighted the importance of the India-Saudi Arabia partnership during the meeting, as per the report. Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Delhi on Saturday for a three-day visit, combining the G20 Summit attendance with a state visit. Read the full report here.
Macron visits Bangladesh to ‘consolidate’ France’s Indo-Pacific push, Al Jazeera
French President Emmanuel Macron has visited Bangladesh. Al Jazeera reports that the visit is an attempt to “consolidate” his country’s Indo-Pacific strategy and counterbalance a “new imperialism” in a region where China’s influence is increasingly being extended. The United States and China are competing for influence in the wider region, and Macron has pushed France as offering an alternative, the report says. “Bangladesh is progressively retrieving its place on the world stage,” Macron said. Read the full report here.
NDTV: Noida lawyer killed by husband after she opposed sale of bungalow
NDTV reports the husband of a 61-year-old lawyer has been arrested for allegedly murdering her at their Noida bungalow. Nitin Nath Sinha, who has now been arrested, reportedly hid in the bungalow's store room for more than 36 hours before police tracked down his phone and caught him. Supreme Court lawyer Renu Sinha's body was found in the bathroom of their bungalow in Noida Sector 30 on Saturday. The report says the lawyer's brother had alerted police after his calls to her went unanswered for two days. She was reportedly killed for refusing to sell the property, that her husband wanted to sell. Read the full report here.
Morocco rescuers dig with bare hands as foreign aid sent: BBC live update
Rescuers in Morocco have used their bare hands to dig for survivors, more than 48 hours after a powerful earthquake claimed more than 2,000 lives, BBC reports. Mountain villages near the epicentre lie in ruins and many local people are desperately awaiting aid. The Moroccan government says it has accepted aid from four countries so far - Britain, Spain, Qatar and the UAE. The report mentions that Friday's earthquake, the country's deadliest in 60 years, struck below villages in the High Atlas mountains south of Marrakesh. BBC reports that some of the villages are completely wiped out. The official death toll stands at more than 2,100, but there have been repeat warnings that this is likely to increase, the report adds. Read the full report here.