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News Dabba for 21 August 2023: 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 ISRO releasing images of the far side of the Moon, the Supreme Court calling out the Gujrat HC, to report on Saudi Arabia's alleged killing of migrants on the border.


Supreme Court raps Gujrat HC over passing order against superior court: NDTV

The Supreme Court today said any court passing an order against a superior court's ruling is against constitutional philosophy. NDTV repots that the matter relates to a petition by a rape survivor, seeking permission to terminate her pregnancy. Though the Supreme Court has allowed the termination of her pregnancy, the Gujarat High Court had refused relief to the petitioner. This comes after the Supreme Court on Saturday flagged the delay by the high court in deciding the rape survivor's petition, the report adds. Read the full report here.


The Hindu on ISRO releasing images of the far side area of the Moon


The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday released images of the far side of the lunar surface, The Hindu reports. This comes ahead of the scheduled landing of the Chandrayaan-3 Lander on the Moon surface on August 23. The far side is also known as the dark side area of the Moon as it is always hidden from the Earth. The report says that the images were captured on August 19 by the Lander Hazard Detection and Avoidance Camera (LHDAC) which is onboard the Lander. Read the full report here.


Thailand’s Pheu Thai to ally with military rivals, Al Jazeera reports

Thailand’s populist Pheu Thai Party has said that its bid to lead the next government has the backing of 14 parties. Al Jazeera reports that these also include two allied with its former military rivals. The announcement on Monday comes a day ahead of a parliamentary vote for a new prime minister. Pheu Thai is expected to nominate real estate mogul Srettha Thavisin as the country’s next leader. Read the full report here.


Kejriwal orders suspension of official accused of raping friend’s daughter

Hindustan Times reports that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal ordered the suspension of a government official accused of raping a friend’s 16-year-old daughter repeatedly. A police team was at his residence on Monday morning as part of the probe into the case. The official allegedly raped the girl from October 2020 to February 2021 after bringing her home following her father’s death in 2020, the report says. His wife allegedly gave the girl abortion pills to terminate her pregnancy. The sexual abuse came to light when a psychiatrist at a Delhi hospital, who counselled the girl, reported the matter. Read the full report here.


Report says hundreds of migrants killed by Saudi on Yemeni border, BBC


A BBC news based on a report by the Human Rights Watch states that Saudi border guards are accused of the mass killing of migrants along the Yemeni border. The report says hundreds of people, many of them Ethiopians who cross war-torn Yemen to reach Saudi Arabia, have been shot dead. Migrants have told the BBC they had limbs severed by gunfire and saw bodies left on the trails. Saudi Arabia has previously rejected allegations of systematic killings, the report mentions. Read the full report here.