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News Dabba for 13 March 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 the Oscars 2023, the Parliament session being adjourned amid ruckus, to Maharashtra CM announcing subsidy for Onion farmers.


Parliament adjourned amid ruckus over RaGa’s London speech, Indian Express

The second leg of the Budget session kicked off to a stormy start, Indian Express reports. The BJP has hit out at Rahul Gandhi for his comments in London. The Opposition called the Narendra Modi-led government a “dictatorship”. The report said that amid this ruckus in Parliament, both Houses have been adjourned till tomorrow. Read the full report here.


BBC: Michelle Yeoh becomes first Asian best actress winner at Oscars


Michelle Yeoh became the first Asian woman to win best actress, as 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' dominated at the Oscars. BBC reported Yeoh is only the second woman of colour to win best leading actress, following Halle Berry for Monster's Ball more than two decades ago. The Best leading actress has historically been far less diverse than the supporting actress category. The film 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' won seven awards at the Oscars. Meanwhile, Indian film 'The Elephant Whisperers' won Best Documentary Short Subject and RRR's 'Natu Natu' won in the Best Original Song category. Read the full report here.


SC Supreme Court asks Defence Ministry about One Rank One Pension scheme arrears: The Hindu

The Hindu reported that the Supreme Court on Monday directed the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to file a three-page note specifying the exact quantum of arrears due to be paid under the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme. It noted that it is “sad” that four lakh retired defence personnel have already died waiting for their pension. A three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud ordered the government to also detail the modalities of the payment of OROP and “prioritisation” of disbursement. The report says that the note has to be filed before the next hearing on March 20. Read the full report here.


TOI reports Maharashtra CM announces ex-gratia payment for onion farmers

In a big relief to the onion farmers in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 300 per quintal for them, Times of India reports. The farmers were battling with its plunging prices for the last couple of months. The report adds that the angry opposition, however, staged a walkout from the lower House terming Rs 300/quintal payment as “insufficient”. They demanded at least Rs 500 to Rs 700/quintal payment. Read the full report here.


Ukraine is world’s third largest arms importer, Al Jazeera reports


Countries in Europe have sharply increased their imports of major weapons in response to tensions with Russia, a prominent think tank has said. Al Jazeera reports that Ukraine has emerged as the world’s third-largest arms importer following Moscow’s invasion last year. The news covers a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), which says European states bucked global trends and increased their imports of major arms by 47 percent in the five-year period between 2018 and 2022. NATO states in Europe saw an even larger increase. Read the full report here.