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News Dabba for 13 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 updates on Cyclone Biparjoy, India's mega hydropower project near China border, to Russia's strike on Zelensky's home city.


Six dead after Russia strikes Zelensky's home city, BBC

Russia has been accused of a "massive missile attack" on several civilian buildings in Kryvyi Rih - the home city of President Volodymyr Zelensky, BBC reports. At least six people died and several others were injured as per officials and pictures show a five-storey apartment block with smashed windows and smoke rising. It further says that a drone attack in Kharkiv has also been reported. Russia has not yet commented on the alleged strikes. Read the full report here.


The Hindu reports Gujarat to evacuate people living within 10 km from coast


As Cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ is likely to make landfall near Jakhau port in the Kutch district off the Gujarat coast, evacuation efforts will pick up on Tuesday, The Hindu reports. The government aiming to evacuate people within 10 km from the coast. Authorities in the coastal districts of Kutch, Porbandar, Devbhumi Dwarka, Jamnagar, Junagadh and Morbi have started the process of shifting those living near the coastline, the report adds. They said thousands of people residing in areas within 10 km from the shore will be moved to safer places from Tuesday. Read the full report here.


India close to starting mega hydropower project near China border: NDTV

NDTV reports that India is close to starting a mega hydropower project that has been in the works for 20 years. The report calls this a key step in the country's energy transition. State-run NHPC Ltd. will start trial runs in July for the Subansiri Lower project that runs through the states of Assam and Arunchal Pradesh. The first unit is expected to be commissioned in December, according to finance director Rajendra Prasad Goyal. Read the full report here.


Thailand issues dengue warning as cases soar to 3-year high: The Straits Times

Thailand recorded 18,173 dengue cases from January to May this year. The Straits Times reported that this is up 4.2 times on the same period last year and the highest caseload for three years. An average of 900 infections per week had resulted in 15 deaths in the January-May period, as per officials. The report adds that Bangkok had the highest number of cases, followed by Trat, Nan, Chanthaburi, Rayong and Mae Hong Son. The worst affected age group was children aged five to 14, followed by the 15-24 group, it says. Read the full report here.


Indian Express: Principal suspended because college event started with an Islamic prayer


A career guidance seminar, which started off with a small Islamic prayer at Maharaja Sayajirao Gaikwad Arts, Science and Commerce College in Malegaon, led to the suspension of the college principal, Indian Express reports. The college is run by a Sena (UBT) leader and former BJP MLC Dr Apoorva Hiray. The report says that the FIR was filed after right wing members protested against the event alleging that students were being lured towards Islam. Read the full report here.