News Dabba for 12 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 Monu Manesar's arrest, the Indian football coach's connection with an astrologer, to floods in Libya.
Cow vigilante Monu Manesar detained, NDTV reports
Cow vigilante Monu Manesar, who was wanted in connection with the murder of two men from Rajasthan and for inciting the violence in Nuh in July, has been detained by the Haryana Police, NDTV reports. The Bajrang Dal activist is a key accused in the murder of two Muslim men from Rajasthan, whose bodies were found in a car in Haryana in February. Nasir and Junaid, 35 were allegedly abducted by cow vigilantes on February 15 and their bodies were found inside a car that had been set ablaze in Loharu in Haryana's Bhiwani the next day. The report says Rajasthan Police will take him into custody in the double-murder case. Read the full report here.
India football coach picked team on astrologer's advice: Indian Express special report
ON June 9, 2022, 48 hours before India was scheduled to face Afghanistan in a crucial Asian Cup qualifier in Kolkata, national football team coach Igor Stimac sent a message to Bhupesh Sharma, an astrologer from Delhi NCR, asking him to check "charts" for each player, Indian Express reports. The report says he was introduced to him by a top All India Football Federation (AIFF) official. There are close to 100 messages, purportedly exchanged between Stimac, a former Croatian international, and Sharma in May-June 2022. Before each game, the messages show Stimac was in touch with Sharma. Read the full report here.
Al Jazeera on Morocco earthquake: Death toll near 3,000 as rescuers reach more towns
The Morocco earthquake death toll has risen above 2,800, Al Jazeera reports. Medics and rescuers continue to fight the clock as hopes fade of finding more survivors under the rubble. At least 1,00,000 children have been impacted by the earthquake, the United Nations says. Qatar, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom are the countries participating in search and rescue operations, the report adds. Read the full report here.
The Hindu: Supreme Court refers Section 124A related petitions to Constitution Bench
The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred pleas challenging the validity of Section 124A (sedition law) of the Indian Penal Code to Constitution Bench. The Hindu reports that a three-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud said a prospective new law to replace IPC will not change the fact that there are numerous pending criminal proceedings under Section 124A. Section 124A is part of the IPC. The report mentions that its use had been kept in abeyance following a Supreme Court order in May 2022. The Court had given the government time to re-look the sedition law. Read the full report here.
Thousands feared dead in Libyan floods, BBC reports
BBC reports that thousands of people are feared dead after a powerful storm triggered devastating flooding in Libya. The leader of the east Libyan government said deaths exceeded 2,000 and thousands were missing. This government is not recognised internationally, the report mentions. Jalel Harchaoui, a Libya specialist, told the BBC the death toll could reach as many as "several thousand" people. The floods were caused due to Storm Daniel that made landfall on Sunday. Seven Libyan army personnel went missing during ongoing rescue efforts. Read the full report here.