News Dabba for 2 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 charges in FIR against the Wrestling Chief, Congress approving debt deal, to the Law Commission's recommendation on Sedition Law.
Electoral Justice clears process to disqualify Bolsonaro: TeleSUR
Brazil's electoral justice on Thursday authorised the trial against former president Jair Bolsonaro that may sentence him to disqualification to be a candidate and to hold public office. TeleSUR reported that the move relates to Bolsonaro's attacks on the veracity of the electoral system and electronic ballot boxes during a meeting with dozens of foreign ambassadors in Brasilia in July 2022 when he was a pre-candidate for re-election. The examining magistrate of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), Benedito Gonçalves, gave the green light for the proceedings to begin against the former president, the report adds. The president of the Superior Electoral Court, Minister Alexandre de Moraes, must now to schedule the trial in a plenary session. Read the full report here.
Groping, intimidation, stalking charges part of FIR against Wrestling Chief, NDTV
NDTV reports that the two First Information Reports, or FIRs, against BJP MP and Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh accuse him of groping women athletes, asking inappropriate personal questions, demanding sexual favours to back their careers, brushing his hands across a minor's breast and stalking her. Based on the complaints of seven women wrestlers at Delhi's Connaught Place police station last month, the two FIRs were filed on April 28, while the written complaints were submitted on April 21. One FIR combines complaints of six wrestlers and a separate one based on the complaint of a minor's father. The report adds that Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct. On Wednesday, he issued a defiant statement, once again refuting all charges. Read the full report here.
BBC reports Congress approves debt deal
The US Congress has approved a deal to lift the country's borrowing limit, NDTV reports, days before the world's largest economy is due to default on its debt. The bipartisan measure sped through the Senate by a vote of 63-36. It cleared the US House of Representatives yesterday. US President Joe Biden has said he will enact the measure into law, the report says. It will spare the US from a catastrophic default on its $31.4tn debt. The country is forecast to overshoot its current debt ceiling on Monday, June 5. Read the full report here.
Four persons arrested in suspected case of moral policing in Mangaluru: The Hindu
The Hindu reports that the Mangaluru city police arrested four persons in connection with the ‘moral policing’ incident at Someshwar beach, near Ullal. The police said that three boys and three girls were at Someshwara beach. Around 7.30 pm, a group of about 10 persons questioned the three boys and after asking their names, the group started assaulting them. The report says that 112 Emergency Response Support System vehicle of the police rushed to the spot, after getting wind of the incident. Read the full report here.
The Wire's report on Law Commission's recommendation on Sedition Law
The 22nd Law Commission of India headed by former Chief Justice of Karnataka high court Ritu Raj Awasthi has argued against repealing the controversial sedition law. Instead it said that the law should be retained with certain changes, the Wire reports. Sedition is listed as Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code. The Commission has recommended that the scheme of punishment under the law should be increased to life imprisonment or imprisonment up to seven years or a fine. The report mentions that at the moment, the punished prescribed is imprisonment up to three years or a fine. Read the full report here.