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News Dabba for 21 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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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 Italy forming new government, Maharashtra giving general consent to CBI for probe, to Ukraine's concern about the possibility of Russia blowing up a dam.


Italy on verge of new government despite Putin row, BBC reports

Italy's far-right leader Giorgia Meloni and her coalition allies hold talks on forming a government on Friday with President Sergio Mattarella. BBC reports that if the parties agree on terms, a Meloni-led coalition could be sworn in this weekend, a month after the elections. Veteran ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is set to join the talks, despite shaking the coalition's unity with leaked pro-Putin remarks, the report adds. Meloni vowed to play a key part in Nato - the Western military alliance. Read the full report here.


Maharashtra CM restores general consent to CBI to probe cases, Indian Express


The Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government Friday restored the general consent given to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate cases in the state. The Indian Express reports that with the reversal of this decision, the CBI will no longer require the permission of the state government to step in. CM Shinde cleared the proposal of the home department headed by Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to reverse the decision of the MVA government. On October 21, 2020, the Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government had withdrawn the general consent to the CBI. Read the full report here.


Al Jazeera on disqualification of former Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Pakistan’s election commission, in a unanimous decision, has found former Prime Minister Imran Khan guilty of “corrupt practices”. Al Jazeera reports that he is also disqualified from being a member of parliament. Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party immediately rejected Friday’s verdict. It said it would file an appeal to the Islamabad High Court to challenge the ruling and called on supporters to take to the streets. Read the full report here.


NDTV: Army chopper carrying 5 crashes in Arunachal

Two dead bodies were recovered from the site where an army helicopter carrying five people crashed in Arunachal Pradesh's Upper Siang district on Friday. According to reports, the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) crashed near Migging village. The site of the crash is not connected by any road, but three rescue teams were sent to the location, army sources said as per the report. Visuals show part of the wreckage in flames. Read the full report here.


Ukraine warns about Russia’s plan to destroy hydro dam, the Straits Times


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian forces had mined the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant with the intent of blowing it up. Hundreds of thousands of people around the lower Dnipro River would be in danger of rapid flooding if the dam was destroyed, Mr Zelensky warned in a speech on Thursday to European leaders as per the report. He said cutting water supplies to the south could also impact the cooling systems of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest. Read the full report here.