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News Dabba for 2 December 2022: 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 SC quashing anticipatory bail to Nambi Narayanan case accused, US appeals court denying Trump's 'special master' request in documents case, to Church role in Kerala seaport protest.


SC quashes Kerala HC order granting anticipatory bail to Nambi Narayanan case accused, The Hindu

The Supreme Court on Friday, December 2, 2022, quashed the anticipatory bail granted by the Kerala High Court to former police and intelligence officers accused of being part of a conspiracy to frame ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan in an espionage case in 1994. The Hindu reported that a Bench led by Justice MR Shah remitted the anticipatory bail applications of the accused officers to the High Court for fresh consideration. It adds that the apex court, in its judgment, directed the High Court Registry to list the case before the High Court Bench concerned within a week from December 2. Justice Shah, accompanied by Justice C.T. Ravikumar on the Bench, protected the accused from arrest for the next five weeks till the High Court finally decided their anticipatory bail pleas. This was provided they cooperate with the investigation and without prejudice to the probe agencies. Read the full report here.


BBC on US appeals court denying Trump's 'special master' request in documents case


BBC reported that US appeals court has ended a "special master" review of documents seized from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. The ruling is a win for the US Department of Justice, which is probing if Trump took classified documents with him when he left the White House. The report describes "special master" as an independent lawyer who decides if any of the records are covered under attorney-client or executive privilege. Investigators can now review the documents in full. Read the full report here.


'I Will Stand and Fight Again', Bilkis Bano's statement reported by the Wire

“I will stand and fight again, against what is wrong and for what is right,” said Bilkis Bano in her statement issued on Thursday, as per the Wire report. She has moved the Supreme Court challenging the remission and release of 11 convicts, who gang-raped her and killed her family members, including her three-old daughter, in 2002. “The decision to once again stand up and knock on the doors of justice was not easy for me. For a long time, after the men who destroyed my entire family and my life were released, I was simply numb," she said. However, the report says she added that the voices of support from different parts of the country have given her hope in the face of unimaginable despair. In her two separate petitions, she challenged the premature release of the convicts by the Gujarat government on August 15, saying it has “shaken the conscience of society”. Read the full report here.


TeleSUR reports push for general elections in Peru due to crisis

TeleSUR reports that the Constitution Committee of the Peruvian Congress approved on Thursday an opinion to bring forward to 2023 the general elections as a way out of the political crisis the country is going through. The report says that the opinion, promoted by opposition parliamentarians, intends to change the Constitution so that Congress and the Government shorten their mandates, which should end in 2026. As it is a reform to the Constitution, to be approved, the opinion must be voted in favor by 87 of the 130 members of the unicameral parliament in two consecutive legislatures. Read the full report here.


Indian Express report on Church role in Kerala seaport protest


The Indian Express has done a detailed report on the Catholic Church’s close involvement with the four-month-long protest against the Vizhinjam seaport being developed by the Adani Group. It saud that the support is in line with the huge role it plays in the lives of fishermen in the area. The fishermen community, which mainly dwells along the coast of the Thiruvananthapuram district, both north and south of the project, is almost 90 percent Christian, the report says. Their protest is linked to fears that the development of the port will lead to loss of livelihoods and dwellings. The Archdiocese here has a separate unit called the ‘fisheries ministry’ that specifically looks at the socio-economic concerns of the fishermen community. church public address systems are used to convey weather warnings. Read the full report here.