News Dabba for 22 August 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 updates on the Chandrayaan-3 landing, Pakistan cable car incident, to an Orange alert for Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh.
Rescue underway for eight people trapped in Pakistan cable car incident, BBC
A rescue is underway in Pakistan for eight people - including six children - trapped in a cable car dangling over a valley in the country's north-west, BBC reports. The children were making their way to school when one of the cables snapped, leaving the car hanging 274m above ground. Pakistan's acting PM has ordered rescuers to attend the "really alarming" incident in Battagram. The report adds that military helicopters have reached the car but the rescue's status is unclear. It says that the eight passengers were trapped for more than four hours before the first helicopter arrived. Read the full report here.
ISRO says Chandrayaan-3 mission to moon on schedule: The Hindu
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said that the crucial soft landing of the Chandrayaan-3 Lander Module on the Moon surface is on schedule. The Hindu reports that Lander, with Rover in its belly, is in 25 km x 134 km orbit. It is set to land on the Moon on August 23 around 6.04 pm IST.Powered descent is expected to commence around 5.45 pm, the report adds. Read the full report here.
Orange alert for Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, India Today reports
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an 'orange alert' for heavy to very heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand from August 22-24, India Today reports. There is a moderate risk of flash floods in catchment areas of the Chamba and Mandi districts, predicting a wet spell till August 26. Four people, including two women and a 4-month-old baby, were killed after being hit by a landslide in Chamba in Uttarakhand's Tehri district on Monday. Read the full report here.
Court calls misuse of anti-dowry law "legal terrorism", NDTV reports
NDTV reports that the Calcutta High Court on Monday said that some women have unleashed "legal terrorism" by misusing Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The provision intends to protect women from cruelty by their husbands or his family members. The high court made strong observations while hearing requests submitted by a man and his family challenging criminal cases filed against them by his estranged wife, the report mentions. "The provision of section 498A has been enacted to strike out the dowry menace from society. "But it is observed in several cases that by misusing of said provision new legal terrorism is unleashed," the court said. Read the full report here.
Al Jazeera: UN says More than 200 Palestinians, nearly 30 Israelis killed so far this year
More than 200 Palestinians and nearly 30 Israelis have been killed so far this year in the occupied West Bank and Israel. Al Jazeera reports that the level of violence surpassed last year’s entire death toll and the highest number of fatalities since 2005, the United Nations Middle East envoy has said. Tor Wennesland, the UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, told the UN Security Council on Monday that escalating violence is being fuelled by growing despair about the future among Palestinians and a lack of progress towards achieving an independent state. Read the full report here.