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News Dabba for 13 December 2022: 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 government statement on the India-China clash in Arunachal, Justice Bela M Trivedi recusing from hearing Bilkis Bano’s plea, to the European Commission dispatching generators to Ukraine.


Justice Bela M Trivedi recuses from hearing Bilkis Bano’s plea, Indian Express

Indian Express reports that Justice Bela M Trivedi on Tuesday recused herself from hearing Bilkis Bano’s plea challenging the early release of 11 convicts in the Supreme Court. Bano, who was gang-raped during the 2002 Gujarat riots, had filed a petition challenging the remission of sentence of the convicts in the case by the state government. As soon as a bench comprising Justice Trivedi and Justice Ajay Rastogi took up the case for hearing on Tuesday, Justice Rastogi said that his sister judge will not like to hear the case. However, the report says that the bench did not specify any reason for Justice Trivedi’s recusal. Read the full report here.


NDTV's 10-point report on India-China clash in Arunachal


Indian soldiers repulsed an attempt by Chinese forces to "unilaterally change the status quo" in Arunachal Pradesh by transgressing the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Tawang last week, the government said in parliament today. NDTV's 10-point report on the clash states Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the Indian soldiers prevented the Chinese from making a landgrab in Arunachal Pradesh and "compelled the Chinese troops to return to their posts". He also said no soldier was killed or seriously injured in the clash between Indian and Chinese troops on December 9. China has said the situation was "stable", it adds. The Opposition said in Parliament that it was not satisfied with just a statement and wanted a discussion on the crucial border issue. Read the full report here.


BBC reports FTX founder arrested in Bahamas

Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, has been arrested in The Bahamas, BBC reports as stated by the country's attorney general. He is scheduled to appear on Tuesday in a magistrates' court in the Caribbean country's capital, Nassau. The report says Bankman-Fried was arrested for "financial offences" against laws in the US and The Bahamas. Last month FTX filed for bankruptcy in the US, leaving many users unable to withdraw their funds. Read the full report here.


European Commission dispatches generators "to bring light to Ukraine", CNN reports

Hundreds of generators are on their way to Ukraine, said President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. A CNN report says she added that "in these times of suffering and darkness, it is so important to bring light to Ukraine." A total of 800 generators are being distributed across Ukraine. Von der Leyen said 40 large generators were also supplied to ensure uninterrupted power supply to 30 hospitals in the regions of Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv and Kherson. Read the full report here.


HT report: Kerala assembly passes bill to remove governor as chancellor of state universities


The Kerala Assembly on Tuesday passed the University Laws (Amendment) Bill to replace the Governor as the Chancellor of universities in the state. The bill seeks to appoint eminent academicians in the top post. Hindustan Times report says that meanwhile, the opposition UDF boycotted the House for not accepting its suggestions regarding the bill. Congress-led UDF said it was not opposed to the removal of the Governor as Chancellor, but he should be selected from amongst retired Supreme Court judges and former Kerala High Court chief justices. State Law Minister P Rajeeve said that a judge cannot be a part of the selection panel and the Speaker would be a better option. Read the full report here.