News Dabba for 22 January 2024: 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 the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra route blocked in Assam, the Ram Mandir consecration in Ayodhya, the assault on Gaza's Khan Younis.
The Hindu's live updates on Ram Mandir consecration in Ayodhya
The consecration of the Ram temple in Ayodhya was held today, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending the rituals, The Hindu reports. Following the consecration, the shrine will be opened to the public a day later. The consecration ceremony was held after the first phase of the temple’s construction, made possible by a Supreme Court judgment in 2019 on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, the report mentions. In 1992, the 16th-century Babri mosque was demolished by “kar sevaks”. Read the full report here.
Crowd waving saffron flags blocks Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra route in Assam: Indian Express
Indian Express reports that a large crowd wielding saffron flags gathered along a road that is part of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’s route in Assam. The report quotes Nagaon MP Prodyut Bordoloi, “They have totally blocked the entire road… They are shouting slogans, at times some that are very communally provocative, but police have been mute spectators." The yatra is scheduled to pass through this area en route to Jorabat on the Assam-Meghalaya border. On Monday morning, Rahul was stopped for over two hours at Haibargaon in Assam’s Nagaon, when the yatra was blockaded on the way to Batadrava Than. Read the full report here.
Assault on Gaza's Khan Younis intensifies, Al Jazeera reports
Al Jazeera reports that at least 190 people killed and 340 wounded in Gaza over the last 24 hours. Dozens reported killed in the besieged southern city of Khan Younis as Israeli forces target hospitals, ambulances and schools where thousands of civilians are sheltering. At least 25,295 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since October 7, according to the enclave’s health ministry. The report says that attack drones are hovering everywhere over Khan Younis shooting at moving objects. Read the full report here.
Jarange-Patil continues his march towards Mumbai: Hindustan Times
Maratha activist Manoj Jarange-Patil, advocating for Maratha community reservation from the OBC quota, continues his march to Mumbai for the second day. Hindustan Times reported that accompanied by a substantial crowd, the march entered Ahmednagar district on Sunday, planning a night halt near Karanji Ghat. Despite Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s appeal to halt the march and wait for government efforts on the reservation, Jarange-Patil rejected the plea. said that the government has a limited time frame of four days to fulfill the community’s reservation demand, the report also adds. Read the full report here.
BBC on at least two dead, dozens missing in China landslide
At least two people have died while dozens of others are missing after a landslide struck China's southwestern province of Yunnan. BBC reports that the landslide in Zhaotong city happened at 05:51 local time on Monday, trapping 47 people. Chinese President Xi Jinping has ordered an "all-out" rescue in the area which is experiencing sub-zero temperatures. Video clips shared on social media showed rescuers walking on piles of rubble against a backdrop of snow-covered mountains, the report adds. It also says that the cause of the landslide was unclear, but the remote mountainous region is prone to them, due its location. Read the full report here.