News Dabba for 2 March 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 election results in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya, adenovirus infection in West Bengal, to protests in Greece over rail disaster.
12 deaths due to adenovirus infection in West Bengal: The Hindu
The Hindu reports that the West Bengal Government has stated that there were only 12 deaths in government hospitals due to Adenovirus infection. It observed there was no evidence of a viral epidemic at present. The statement by the State Government comes after several deaths of children due to Adenovirus infection were reported in hospitals of Kolkata and the district. The State Health Department has circulated a standard case management guideline to all medical establishments for Adenovirus. Read the full report here.
BJP set to Retain Nagaland, Tripura, C Sangma Ahead in Meghalaya
NDTV's coverage of assembly elections in the three northeastern states that the BJP and its allies raced ahead in Nagaland and Tripura, while in Meghalaya, the BJP's estranged ally Conrad Sangma's National People's Party (NPP) is leading. In Tripura, the ruling BJP has taken a lead over its nearest rival, the Left-Congress alliance, hoping for a big comeback. The report says that in Nagaland, the BJP and its partner Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) are leading on 39 seats in the 60-member assembly. In Meghalaya, the BJP and NPP contested separately after a five-year alliance, but the parties are believed to be in talks. The report adds the outcome of these elections, along with other polls later this year, will be crucial for next year's general election. Read the full report here.
Angry protests erupt over Greece rail disaster
Protests have erupted in Greece over the rail crash which killed 43 people. BBC reports that many see it as an accident that had been waiting to happen. Rioters clashed with police outside the headquarters of Hellenic Train in Athens - the company responsible for maintaining Greece's railways. As per the report, protests were also held in Thessaloniki and the city of Larissa, near where a passenger service crashed head on into a freight train, causing the front carriages to burst into flames on Tuesday night. The government has said an independent investigation will deliver justice. Read the full report here.
UP court acquits three accused in Hathras gang rape and murder: Bar and Bench
A special court in Uttar Pradesh Court on Thursday acquitted three persons and convicted one in the Hathras rape and murder case of a 19-year-old Dalit girl. Bar and Bench reports that Accused Ramu, Lavkush and Ravi were acquitted. Accused Sandeep was convicted for the offence of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and for offences under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The victim was gang-raped in Hathras on September 14, 2020 and the accused also attempted to kill her. She died on September 29, 2020. The UP Police and administration had allegedly cremated her body forcefully without the family's consent. Read the full report here.
Vietnam parliament elects Vo Van Thuong as new state president, Reuters report
Vietnam's National Assembly on Thursday elected Vo Van Thuong as the country's new president, in a reshuffle of the country's top leadership amid a sweeping anti-graft campaign. Reuters reports that in an extraordinary session, lawmakers confirmed Thuong, 52, after the ruling Communist Party nominated him on Wednesday as president. Thuong's election follows the sudden resignation in January of his predecessor Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The report adds that the party had blamed for "violations and wrongdoing" by officials under his control, in what was seen as a major escalation of the country's "blazing furnace" anti-corruption crackdown. Read the full report here.