News Dabba for 12 December 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 the winter session of Parliament, three women shot dead in Rome cafe, to Iran carrying out second execution over alleged protest crime.
Three women shot dead in Rome cafe, BBC reports
Three women including a friend of Italy's new prime minister were killed when a man opened fire at a cafe in Rome. BBC reports that four other people were injured in the incident. Those inside were meeting as part of a local block's residents' committee. A suspect, 57, who reportedly has a history of disputes with some of the committee's board, is in custody. The report says Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni named one of the women killed as her friend Nicoletta Golisano. Read the full report here.
Hindustan Times reports Patel to take oath shortly as Gujarat CM
Bhupendra Patel will take oath as the 18th chief minister of Gujarat - serving a second consecutive term - this afternoon. Hindustan Times reports that the oath will be administered by governor Acharya Devvrat at the helipad ground inside the new secretariat complex in Ahmedabad at 2 pm. Patel will be assisted by a cabinet of ministers of whom at least 17 will be sworn in today. The report adds Bhupendra Patel - who won his first election in 2017 from Ghatlodia - defended the seat in this round of polling - by a massive 1.92 lakh votes. Read the full report here.
Parliament Winter Session live updates by The Hindu
The Hindu's live report on the Winter Session of Parliament states that this morning's proceedings resumed with Samajwadi Party’s Dimple Yadav taking oath as a member of the Lok Sabha. Further, during Question Hour, the Opposition attacked the Centre over the depreciation of the Indian Rupee. In response, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reiterated that the Indian currency remains the strongest. The report says in the post-lunch session, the Rajya Sabha is set to debate the Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Orders (Second Amendment) Bill and Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, while the Lok Sabha considers the Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill, which seeks provisions for the repression of piracy on the high seas. Read the full report here.
Vegetable and seafood prices go up in Malaysia due to heavy rains, TST
Vegetables and seafood now cost more in Malaysia due to a drop in yield caused by the rainy season, the Straits Times reported. It added that if the bad weather persists, prices are expected to soar even higher for the Chinese New Year period. Malaysia’s Federation of Vegetable Farmers Associations president Lim Ser Kwee said harvests had been dropping due to the wet north-east monsoon season. Read the full report here.
Iran carries out second execution over alleged protest crime
Iran said Monday, Arab Newsreports, it executed a second prisoner detained and convicted amid nationwide protests challenging the country’s theocracy. In the aired footage on state television, it claimed shows him stabbing two security force members to death and running away. The public hanging of Majidreza Rahnavard, less than a month after he allegedly carried out the fatal stabbings — shows the speed at which Iran now carries out death sentences handed down for those detained in the demonstrations the government hopes to put down, the report adds. Activists warn that at least a dozen people already have been sentenced to death in closed-door hearings. Read the full report here.