News Dabba for 14 April 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 Northeast’s first AIIMS in Guwahati, end of Delhi's power subsidy, to US trial over leaked war documents.
Northeast’s first AIIMS in Guwahati launched, The Hindu reports
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first AIIMS in the Northeast on April 14, The Hindu reported. The super-speciality hospital will provide healthcare not only to people in Assam but also to other northeastern States. He also virtually inaugurated three medical colleges at Nalbari, Nagaon and Kokrajhar, the report adds. It further says the 500-bed tertiary care teaching hospitals with 24 undergraduate departments in the three medical colleges will start with 100 annual MBBS student intake. Read the full report here.
NDTV reports Delhi power subsidy to 46 lakh families ends today
NDTV reports that Delhi power subsidy to 46 lakh families ends today. Aam Aadmi Party minister Atishi said that there is no clearance from Lt. Governor VK Saxena yet. "This subsidy is stopped because AAP government has taken the decision to continue subsidy for the coming year, but that file is with Delhi LG and till the file doesn't come back," Atishi told the media. The report also says that she claimed that she had sought a five-minute appointment with Mr Saxena to discuss the power subsidy, but did not receive a response. Read the full report here.
US airman to appear in court over intelligence leak: BBC report
A 21-year-old US airman will appear in court on Friday in connection with a leak of highly classified military documents about the Ukraine war and other national security issues. BBC reports that Jack Teixeira was arrested by the FBI at his family home in Dighton, rural Massachusetts, on Thursday. Teixeira has been identified as the leader of an online chat group where the documents first emerged. The report says he is charged with the unauthorised removal and transmission of classified information. Read the full report here.
Cyclone hits Australia with 'record-breaking' wind speeds, TST
The Straits Times reports that a severe tropical cyclone hit Western Australia with record-breaking wind speeds on Friday. Officials said, as per the report, that population centres appeared to have avoided the brunt of the storm. Tropical Cyclone Ilsa was upgraded to a category five storm – the strongest on the scale – shortly before crossing the coastline near the sparsely populated town of Pardoo. Read the full report here.
The Quint: Minor stripped naked and forced to chant Jai Shri Ram in MP's Indore
In Madhya Pradesh's Indore, an 11-year-old boy was allegedly stripped naked and forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' by a group of minors from another community. The Quint reports that he minors also shot the entire incident on camera and posted it on social media. Within hours, the video went viral, as per the police. Speaking to the media, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Indore) Suraj Verma said that the boy was taken to an isolated place by the minors, whom he knew, on the pretext of playing, and was thrashed by them. Read the full report here.