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News Dabba for 16 April 2024: 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 Supreme Court's hearing on Patanjali, floods killing hundreds in Pakistan and Afghanistan, to Arvind Kejriwal seeking doctors' consultation from jail.


Air India planes flew over Iran before Israel attack: Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times reports that at least two Air India planes flew through Iran-controlled airspace barely a few hours preceding that country’s massive aerial attack on Israel, potentially putting the lives of several passengers and crew at risk. Air India flights 116 and 131 flew from New York to Mumbai and from Mumbai to London, respectively, on April 13 and April 14 above the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. Iran attacked Israel over the weekend, the report adds, firing at least 300 drones and missiles. Read the full report here.


Supreme Court gives penitent Ramdev a week to take redeeming steps, The Hindu


Facing contempt action, a visibly contrite Baba Ramdev and his associate Acharya Balkrishna unconditionally apologised in an open court room on Tuesday, The Hindu reports. They apologised for for violating a Supreme Court order to not advertise the herbal wares of their company, Patanjali Ayurved, even as the Supreme Court said they are still “ not off the hook”. A Bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Ahsanuddin Amanullah gave the self-styled yoga guru and his associate a week to prove they were truly apologetic. The report said that the court listed the case on April 23. Read the full report here.


'Colossal' floods heading for Russian city, BBC reports

A "colossal" amount of water is moving towards the Russian city of Kurgan, the region's governor has said. BBC reports, as per Vadim Shumkov said that the swollen Tobol river and its tributaries had produced water levels twice those of the last major flood in 1994. Floods over the past two weeks have forced evacuations of tens of thousands of people from northern Kazakhstan and bordering areas of Russia. They are caused by the rapid melting of snow and ice combined with heavy rain, the report adds. Read the full report here.


India Today: Arvind Kejriwal seeks doctor's consultation from jail after blood sugar dips

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is in judicial custody following his arrest in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case, informed the Rouse Avenue Court on Tuesday that his sugar level was constantly fluctuating. India Today reports that an application has been filed before the court seeking permission for regular check-ups of Kejriwal's sugar level and consultation with his regular doctor through video conferencing thrice a week. The court has sought a response from the Enforcement Directorate to Arvind Kejriwal's petition. Read the full report here.


Hundreds killed as storms lash Pakistan and Afghanistan, Al Jazeera


Lightning and heavy rains have killed hundreds of people across Pakistan and Afghanistan, Al Jazeera reports. At least 50 people have died in Pakistan in storms that have been lashing the country, officials said on Tuesday. They urged emergency services to remain on high alert, the report says. Authorities in Afghanistan also reported a death toll of 50 the same day. Most of the deaths in Pakistan were reported in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where torrential rains and flash floods triggered landslides, damaged homes and uprooted trees. Read the  full report here.