News Dabba for 19 June 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 heavy overnight rains in Chennai, Israeli forces raid on Jenin camp, to Swiss voters backing carbon cuts.
Al Jazeera: 3 killed as Israeli forces raid Jenin camp
Israeli forces have raided the Jenin refugee camp, killing three Palestinians and wounding at least 29. Al Jazeera reports that one of the Palestinians killed is a minor. The Palestinian Ministry of Health has identified the victims as Khaled Darwish, 21, Qassam Sariya, 19 and Ahmed Saqr, 15. The Israeli military has said the raid was to arrest two suspects, adding that Israeli soldiers came under fire which resulted in a “massive exchange of fire”, the report adds. A Palestinian journalist surrounded by Israeli military forces in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin has called for help as he feared he might be shot and killed. Read the full report here.
Heavy overnight rains lash many parts of Chennai, The Hindu reports
Intense thunderstorms lashed coastal areas in and around Chennai on Sunday night, The Hindu reports. Further storms expected over many places of Tamil Nadu on Monday as well. This is seen as the first widespread heavy rainspell in Chennai this southwest monsoon season. The report adds that Chennai woke up to heavy rains and thunderstorms on Monday. This led the to declare holiday for schools in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Vellore, Ranipet and Tiruvallur. Read the full report here.
Kathmandu, Pokhara ban Bollywood films in theatres, The Wire
Kathmandu mayor Balendra Shah on Sunday said that all movie theatres in Nepal’s capital city must stop screening Bollywood film. The Wire report states that three days before that, Shah had demanded that the makers of Adipurush remove a line from the movie where Sita had been referred to as the ‘daughter of India’. Soon after, the Pokhara Metropolitan City also enforced a similar ban. Soon after the ban was announced, Adipurush‘s production company T-Series wrote to the Kathmandu mayor, saying it was “never intentional or deliberate to cause any disharmony for anyone”. Read the full report here.
SC to hear plea against central forces deployment order: Hindustan Times on WB panchayat polls
Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea filed by the West Bengal state election commission (WBSEC) against the Calcutta high court order directing the deployment of central forces in the state in the wake of violence ahead of the panchayat elections. The Hindustan Times reports that earlier, the Calcutta high court ordered the deployment of central paramilitary forces in seven sensitive districts along with other areas of the state. The order came after reports of sporadic violence in several districts over filing of nominations. The panchayat elections are scheduled be held on July 8. Read the full report here.
BBC: Swiss voters back carbon cuts as glaciers melt
BBC reports that voters in Switzerland have backed a new climate bill designed to cut fossil fuel use and reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The government says the country needs to protect its energy security and the environment, as glaciers melt rapidly in the Swiss Alps. As per the report, the law will require a move away from dependence on imported oil and gas towards the use of renewable sources. In Sunday's referendum 59.1 percent of voters backed the green energy proposals, the report adds. Nearly all of Switzerland's major parties supported the bill, except the right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP). Read the full report here.