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News Dabba for 12 June 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 farmers' protest in Haryana, Cuclone Biparjoy's landfall between Kutchand Karachi, to Philippine volcano eruption.


BBC reports thousands evacuated as Philippine volcano oozes lava

BBC reported that around 13,000 people have been evacuated in north-east Philippines as the country's most famous volcano, Mayon, continued to ooze lava. People living within the "permanent danger zone" or six-kilometre radius fled to shelters. Mayon started spewing lava last week. But evacuations only began over the weekend as volcanic activity intensified, setting of alerts, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Protesting farmers in Haryana's Kurukshetra block highway to Delhi: NDTV


Farmers from Haryana, protesting over not getting a Minimum Support Price (MSP) in the procurement of sunflower crop, today blocked a national highway to Delhi, NDTV reports. They are not satisfied with the relief announced by the Chief Minister. They took the decision to block traffic on the National Highway 44 at a 'mahapanchayat' held in the Pipli village of Kurukshetra district. The report adds that traffic has been diverted on the Delhi-Chandigarh route to avoid congestion. Farm leaders from Haryana, Punjab, UP and other neighboring states had gathered at the Pipli grain market for the protest. Read the full report here.


State poll body seeks Section 144 around Bengal GP Election nomination centres: India Today

All district magistrates and police superintendents in Bengal have been asked to ban large gatherings around all panchayat election nomination centres. India Today reported that the nomination phase for panchayat polls resumed on Monday. The state election commission (SEC) directed officials to impose prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) to ensure that the nomination process is held safely. The order will be in force till Thursday, the report adds. The SEC has allowed only two people inside a nomination centre for the filing. Read the full report here.


Chechen forces sign contract with Russia, Al Jazeera reports

Russia’s defence ministry has signed a contract with the Akhmat group of Chechen special forces, a paramilitary group waging the Kremlin’s offensive near the town of Mariinka in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. Al Jazeera reports that the announcement came on Monday, a day after Yevgeny Prigozhin, the chief of Russia’s Wagner group of private mercenaries, refused to sign such a contract. The deals are part of a new Russian law aimed at controlling private armies fighting on Moscow’s behalf in Ukraine, the report adds. The order requires all “volunteer units” to sign contracts by July 1. Read the full report here.


Cyclone to make landfall near Jakhau on June 15: The Hindu


The extremely severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy is likely to make landfall between Kutch district and Pakistan’s Karachi on June 15, The Hindu reports as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Government preparations are accordingly under way to mitigate its impact. The Gujarat government is deploying NDRF and SDRF teams in coastal areas and will set up shelters in six districts, the report adds. The IMD has issued heavy rainfall warnings for Kutch, Devbhumi Dwarka, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Junagadh and Morbi districts on June 14 and 15. Read the full report here.