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News Dabba for 15 May 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 Sachin Pilot's 5-Day yatra ends, Turkey election results, Cyclone Mocha's devastation in Myanmar.


NDTV reports that Sachin Pilot's 5-Day yatra ends today

Congress leader Sachin Pilot's 5-day 'Jan Sangharsh Yatra' culminates today. NDTV reports he has reiterated his demand for investigating into corruption allegations against the former chief minister Vasundhara Scindia. "State government must take action against corruption, we still have six months' time," Pilot told reporters today. He had started his yatra on May 11 to protest against the inaction of the Rajasthan government in the alleged corruption cases. Read the full report here.


The Guardians report on Turkiye election results 2023


Tens of millions of Turkish voters went to the polls on Sunday to cast their vote in the presidential and parliamentary elections. Al Jazeera reports that a run-off election is looking increasingly likely between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his main rival Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. Neither appeared likely to reach the 50 percent threshold to win the presidential race outright. The state-owned Anadolu news agency has Erdoğan on 49.24 percent and Kılıçdaroğlu on 45.06 percent but there have been discrepancies between the data given out by state media and the Supreme Election Council (YSK). Any second round of voting is likely to take place on 28 May. Read the full report here.


Voters deliver stunning win for reform in Thailand, BBC reports

Thai voters have delivered a stunning verdict in favour of an opposition party that is calling for radical reform of the country's institutions, BBC reports. Early results show Move Forward Party exceeding every prediction to win 151 of the 500 seats in the lower house. It's now 10 seats ahead of what was the frontrunner, Pheu Thai, led by ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's daughter. The eport further says analysts are calling this a political earthquake that represents a significant shift in public opinion. It is also a clear repudiation of the two military-aligned parties of the current government. Read the full report here.


Passenger apprehended after 'molesting' air hostess on Dubai-Amritsar flight

A male passenger was arrested for allegedly molesting an air hostess on board a Dubai-Amritsar flight in an inebriated state, police said on Monday. Rajinder Singh, who hails from Kotli village of Jalandhar in Punjab, got into a heated argument with the air hostess and allegedly molested her on Saturday, Hindustan Times reported. The crew members then notified the Amritsar control room about the matter and the assistant security manager of the airline lodged a police complaint. The accused was arrested. Read the full report here.


Powerful storm snaps communications network in Myanmar’s Rakhine, The Straits Times


One of the strongest storms to hit Myanmar in recent years severely disrupted communications in the impoverished state of Rakhine, The Straits Times reported. Cyclone Mocha barrelled into the western coast of Myanmar from the Bay of Bengal on Sunday afternoon. It largely spared over a million refugees in vulnerable camps in neighbouring Bangladesh. But it flooded Rakhine’s capital of Sittwe and took down at least one communications tower. The report further said that some 4,00,000 people were evacuated in Myanmar and Bangladesh ahead of Cyclone Mocha making landfall. Read the full report here.