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News Dabba for 15 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 Lalu Prasad and family granted bail, Opposition calling off a march to Parliament, to strike on Britain’s budget day.


Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi, Misa Bharti granted bail, The Hindu reports

A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to RJD leader and former railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and their daughter Misa Bharti on a personal bond of ₹50,000 and one surety of like amount each. The Hindu reported that they appeared before the court in connection with a case related to the alleged land-for-job scam. Prasad, 74, who underwent a kidney transplant recently and was in a wheel chair. The report says that the case relates to alleged appointments made in the railways in return for land parcels gifted or sold to Prasad's family when he was the minister of railways between 2004 and 2009. Read the full report here.


BBC reports whistleblower doctor who exposed Sars cover-up dies


BBC reported  Jiang Yanyong, a former military surgeon who blew the whistle on Chinese authorities' cover-up of the 2003 Sars epidemic, has died aged 91. He died of pneumonia on Saturday in Beijing. The report says Dr Jiang was praised for saving lives after writing a letter in the early stage of the Sars crisis. But he endured house arrest at one point for his unwavering outspokenness. Read the full report here.


Opposition calls off march after Delhi Police blockade, NDTV

NDTV covers the blockade of a march by leaders of 18 Opposition parties to demand a probe into the Adani row by Delhi Police. The march was blocked soon after it started from Parliament this afternoon. The report says Opposition leaders were trying to march to the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) office in Delhi to press for an investigation into the Adani-Hindenburg issue. Ahead of the march, Delhi Police had put up barricades and deployed a huge contingent to stop the protesting leaders from proceeding to the ED office. Read the full report here.


Bar Council of India permits foreign lawyers and law firms to practice in India

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has opened the law practice in India to foreign lawyers and law firms. Indian Express reports that the BCI had earlier opposed the move. But it notified on Monday the Rules for Registration and Regulation of Foreign Lawyers and Foreign Law Firms in India, 2022. The rules also stated that the areas of law practice by a foreign lawyer or foreign law firm shall be laid down by the BCI, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Half a million workers to strike on Britain’s budget day: The Straits Times


About half a million British workers are striking on Wednesday as unions stage a mass walkout. The Straits Times reports that the strike is timed to disrupt Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt’s annual budget. Teachers, junior doctors, civil servants and workers on the London Underground will join picket lines. Rallies and marches have also been planned near Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament, the report adds. The capital’s Tube subway trains will be all but shut. Read the full report here.