News Dabba for 14 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 the Bihar boat accident, Libya floods, to Monu Manesar's questioning.
Supreme Court to soon come under National Judicial Data Grid platform
Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud on Thursday announced that the Supreme Court will soon integrate with the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) platform, The Hindu reports. The platform functions as an online repository of data related to the backlog of cases and the pace at which courts at various levels, from taluka to the national level, process and resolve these cases. Read the full report here.
18 children missing after Bihar boat accident, NDTV reports
Eighteen children are missing after a boat overturned in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district this morning. NDTV reports that as many as 34 were onboard and were being taken to school. The incident took place near Madhupur Patti Ghat along the Bagmati River. A team from the State Disaster Response Force is on-site. The report adds that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told reporters that aid and support will be given to the children's families. Read the full report here.
UN says Libya deaths could have been avoided, BBC
The head of the UN's World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says most of the deaths from the Libya floods could have been avoided, BBC reports. Petteri Taalas told journalists the country could have issued warnings. Libya has two rival governments, which has made it difficult to respond to disasters in a swift, co-ordinated manner, the report adds. Each government announced separate precautionary measures, as the recent storm that caused the flooding headed towards the country. Read the full report here.
Taliban welcomes China’s new ambassador to Afghanistan: CNN report
The Taliban has welcomed Zhao Sheng as China’s new ambassador to Afghanistan during a lavish ceremony held at the presidential palace in Kabul on Wednesday. CNN reports that China is among a handful of countries, including Pakistan, Iran and Russia that have maintained a diplomatic presence in Afghanistan since the Taliban retook control of the country in 2021. In the palace ceremony, Taliban Prime Minister Mohammad Hasan Akhund shook hands with Zhao and “accepted the credentials of the new Chinese Ambassador," the report adds. Zhao added that China does not have a policy of interference in Afghanistan’s internal affairs, and it does not want Afghanistan “to become its area of influence.” Read the full report here.
Indian Express: Manesar questioning reveals cow vigilantes circulated info on Nasir, Junaid
Indian Express reports that about a week before the murders of Nasir and Junaid in Haryana this February, the registration number of their vehicle and their phone numbers were circulated among self-styled cow vigilantes. The Rajasthan Police has learned this after questioning murder accused Monu Manesar, the report says. Manesar, who was arrested by Haryana police was subsequently handed him over to the Rajasthan Police. The report says he is being questioned in Deeg in connection with the murders of Nasir and Junaid. Read the full report here.