News Dabba for 19 October 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 Rahul Gandhi's question to KCR in Telangana, the British PM's visit to Israel soon after the US President, to US easing Venezuela oil sanctions after the election deal
Supreme Court notice to police on arrest of NewsClick founder, HR Head: The Hindu
The Hindu reports that a Supreme Court Bench of Justices BR Gavai and PK Mishra issued notice to the Delhi Police on petitions challenging the arrest and remand of NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha and employee Amir Chakraborty under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). The case would come up for hearing on October 30. Initially, the court gave a date after three weeks. But the report says that senior advocate Kapil Sibal urged the court to list the case immediately after the Dasara vacation, drawing attention to the fact that his client, Purkayastha, was over 70 years old and already in remand for several days now. The case had reached the Supreme Court after the Delhi High Court refused to interfere with the arrest. Read the full report here.
Why no cases against KCR: NDTV on Rahul Gandhi's question in Telangana
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi questioned the silence of Telangana Chief Minister and Bharat Rashtra Samithi chief K Chandrashekar Rao on the issue of caste census. NDTV reports that Gandhi said his party will get the survey done if it comes to power in the state. The Congress leader alleged that the BRS and the Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM are collaborating with the BJP and launching a joint attack on the Congress. The BJP, he alleged, is filing cases against Opposition parties to silence them, but there are no cases against KCR, the report adds. Read the full report here.
US eases Venezuela oil sanctions after election deal, BBC
The United States is easing sanctions on Venezuela after the South American country's government and opposition agreed to have next year's election monitored by international observers. BBC reports that sanctions will be eased on Venezuela's oil, gas and gold sectors. The next election in Venezuela, the report adds, has been scheduled for the second half of next year. Other sanctions imposed over the suppression of protests and the erosion of democracy remain in place. Washington has cautioned that the relaxation could be reversed if the electoral pact collapses. Read the full report here.
4 Gujarat cops sentenced to 14 days in prison for publicly flogging Muslim men
Hindustan Times reports that the Gujarat high court on Thursday sentenced four policemen to 14-day imprisonment for publicly flogging three Muslim men after tying them to a pole at Undhela in the Kheda district in October last year. A bench of Justices AS Supehia and Gita Gopi rejected inspector AV Parmar, sub-Inspector DB Kumavat, head constable KL Dabhi and constable Raju Dabhi’s plea against the imprisonment. They instead offered to compensate the three, the report says. Read the full report here.
Sunak follows Biden to Israel to show support, Reuters reports
Israel pounded Gaza with more air strikes on Thursday, Reuters reports, as British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak followed US President Joe Biden on visits to demonstrate support for war against Hamas. He also urged Israel to ease the plight of besieged Gazans. Biden spent less than eight hours in Israel, the report mentions, and flew home on Wednesday night having pledged support. However, Biden said he had secured an offer from Egypt to allow 20 aid trucks to reach Gaza at some point in the coming days, a fraction of the 100 per day that UN aid chief Martin Griffiths told the Security Council were needed. Read the full report here.