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News Dabba for 20 October 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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Anushka Vani 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 HC rejecting plea on firecracker ban, Iranian school girl beaten to death, to the UK Home Secretary resigning.


Press Trust of India on Delhi HC upholding firecracker ban in Delhi

The Delhi High Court (HC) refused a petition challenging the Delhi Pollution Control Committee’s (DPCC) ban on the sale and use of all kind’s firecrackers, reports PTI. Justice Yashwant Varma dismissed the petition by two merchants who sought to purchase, sell and store only 'green crackers' during the upcoming festive season. Additionally, he also said that it was not appropriate for the HC to independently examine the challenge when the issue “does appear to be engaging the attention” of the top court. Read the full report on PTI.


16-year-old Iranian schoolgirl beaten to death, Free Press Journal


Free Press Journal reports that a 16-year-old girl in a north-western Iranian city was beaten to death by the security forces. The incident took place when a raid was being conducted at her school and she allegedly refused to sing a pro-regime song last week. The report says that the incident has triggered widespread protest. It also adds that Ardabil city officials took students from the Shahed High School to a pro-Government demonstration and asked them to sing an anthem praising the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Read the full report on FPJ.


Russia Ukraine: Ukrainian forces push towards Kherson, reports Reuters

Reuters reports that the Ukrainian military has tightened its strength around the Russian forces occupying the southern city of Kherson. The government has ordered nationwide curbs on electricity use because of the Russian missile and drone attacks on the power plants. The report also adds that the Russian administration has begun the evacuation of the city that controls the only land route to the Crimea peninsula which was seized by Russia in 2014. Read the full report on Reuters.


Indonesia bans all syrup medicines after death of 99 children, BBC

After the death of nearly 100 children in Indonesia, the country has decided to suspend sales of all syrup and liquid medications, reports BBC. This comes just weeks after a cough syrup in the Gambia was linked to the death of nearly 70 children, says the report. According to the investigation conducted, Indonesia has said that some syrup medicine contained ingredients that were linked to acute kidney injuries (AKI) in children. The report adds that most of the children are aged under five. Read the full report on BBC.


CNN reports that Britain’s Home Secretary Suella Braverman quits deepening crisis for Liz Truss


Amid crises occurring in Liz Truss’s tenure, Home Secretary Suella Braverman resigned, reports CNN. Claims have emerged stating chaos and bullying during a vote, as some of the ruling Conservative Party lawmakers were physically dragged to vote with the government against the ban on fracking for shale gas. The reports say that this caused pressure on Braverman and led her to resign from her post. Read the full report on CNN.