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News Dabba for 21 November 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 Uttarkashi tunnel rescue updates, the possibility of a Hamas-Israel truce, to the heatwave in Brazil.


NDTV on teen rape survivor hacked to death by accused in UP

NDTV reports that a 19-year-old woman was hacked to death in broad daylight in Uttar Pradesh's Kaushambi district by two brothers, including the man accused of raping her. Police said the killers - Ashok and Pawan Nishad - had been released on bail a few days before the brutal murder. Police said the woman was butchered with an axe on the main road as scared villagers watched helplessly. The report adds that she had accused Pawan Nishad of raping her three years ago, when she was a minor. Pawan (and his associates) had been harassing the woman, since then, to get her to drop the case filed against him. Read the full report here.


The Hindu on Uttarkashi tunnel rescue: Rescuers release first video of trapped workers


Rescuers on Tuesday released the first video of the workers trapped inside the Silkyara tunnel here for 10 days. The Hindu reports that the visuals were captured using an endoscopic camera sent in through the alternative 6-inch food pipeline, which was pushed in through the rubble of the collapsed tunnel on November 20. In the video, the workers, wearing yellow and white helmets, are seen receiving food items sent to them through the pipeline and talking to each other, the report adds. This comes as a big relief to the families of these workers. Read the full report here


Hamas chief says the group is close to a truce agreement with Israel: The Straits Times

The chief of Hamas has said that the Palestinian armed group was near a truce agreement with Israel, The Straits Times reports. Hamas officials are “close to reaching a truce agreement” with Israel and the group has delivered its response to Qatari mediators, Ismail Haniyeh said in a statement sent to Reuters by his aide. The report says there were no more details about the terms of the potential agreement. Both sides would free women and children and details will be announced by Qatar, the report adds as per the official. Read the full report here.


Centre ignores Mizoram's 'repeated requests' for aid to provide relief to Manipur refugees: The Wire

Despite “repeated requests” from Mizoram over the last several months, the Union government has not rendered any assistance in “cash or in-kind” towards providing relief to internally displaced persons (IDPs), who are fleeing violence-hit Manipur, The Wire reports. The report based on a report in The Telegraph says there are about 12,000 Manipuris currently seeking refuge in neighbouring Mizoram, following the unabated ethnic violence between Meiteis and Kukis for the last several months. Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga wrote to the Union government two letters for financial assistance of Rs 10 crore; one in May and the other in June this year. The Mizos of Mizoram share the same ancestry with the Kuki-Zo community from Manipur as well as with the Chin community of Myanmar and Bawm refugees from Bangladesh. Read the full report here.


Brazil records its hottest ever temperature, BBC reports


Brazil has recorded its hottest ever temperature at 44.8C, BBC reports, as parts of the country endure a stifling heatwave. The record was hit on Sunday in the town of Araçuaí, in Brazil's south-eastern state of Minas Gerais. The unprecedented weather has been attributed to the El Niño phenomenon and climate change. The report adds that forecasters say some of the heat is likely to ease this week. The heat has seen red alerts issued across the country, a month before the beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere. Read the full report here.