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News Dabba for 12 June 2024: 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 terrorist encounter in Jammu and Kashmir, Israel and Hamas getting placed on UN list for violating children's rights, to the first bird flu case in India this year.


2 terrorists killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, NDTV reports

The two terrorists who had opened fire in a village in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua late last night have been killed in an encounter, NDTV reports. A paramilitary soldier was also killed in action during the exchange of fire. Two encounters that began overnight in Jammu had dragged into the morning. This included one in Doda where five soldiers and a special police officer (SPO) were injured in an attack on an army post, the report adds. The terrorists had asked for water from several houses, raising villagers' suspicions, and opened fire when some villagers raised an alarm, the police said. Read the full report here.


CM designate Mohan Majhi says protecting Odisha's pride: Hindustan Times


Hindustan Times reports that Odisha Chief Minister-designate Mohan Charan Manjhi said that protecting Odisha's 'Asmita' (pride) will be the priority of the new government. Four-time MLA Mohan Charan Majhi is set to be sworn in as Odisha's CM on Wednesday evening. Two deputy chief ministers; first-time MLA Pravati Parida and six-time legislator Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo will also be sworn in with him. Read the full report here.


BBC on Israel and Hamas getting placed on UN list for violating children's rights

The United Nations has added Israel's military, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad's armed wing for the first time to its list of offenders for violating children’s rights, BBC reports. The three entities, along with Sudan's warring parties, have been singled out for the killing and maiming of children. “Children were killed and maimed in unprecedented numbers", the Children in Armed Conflict report said. The annual report - says BBC - is meant to shame parties so that they commit to measures outlined by the UN to protect children. UN Secretary General António Guterres said the conflict between Israel and Palestinian groups has led to grave violations on an unprecedented scale and intensity, notably in Gaza. Read the full report here.


Indian Express: First bird flu case in India this year, confirms WHO

A four-year-old child from West Bengal was diagnosed with bird flu in late January this year, was admitted to a hospital’s intensive care unit for treatment twice for acute respiratory distress and was discharged finally in May, according to the World Health Organisation. Indian Express reports that this is the second human case of H9N2 strain of bird flu reported from India — the first having been reported in 2019. The patient is likely to have contracted the disease from poultry at home and in the surrounding area, the report adds. There has been an increased focus on bird flu this year after three dairy farm workers from the US were reported to have been infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1). Read the full report here.


At least 35 dead in Kuwait building fire, Al Jazeera


Al Jazeera reports that at least 35 people have been killed in a building fire in Kuwait. The blaze on Wednesday morning in the southern Mangaf district also injured at least 15 others, the KUNA news agency reported. “The building in which the fire occurred was used to house workers, and there was a large number of workers there. Dozens were rescued, but unfortunately there were many deaths as a result of inhaling smoke from the fire,” a senior police commander told state TV. Authorities said the fire had been brought under control and were investigating what caused it. Read the full report here.