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News Dabba for 22 June 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 grim situation of Assam floods, critical phase search for Titanic sub, to Mayawati skipping the opposition meet.


Nearly 1.2 lakh hit by Assam floods, The Hindu reports

The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Thursday with incessant rain across several parts of the State inundating new areas. The Hindu reports that nearly 1.2 lakh people were hit due to the deluge in 10 districts. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an 'orange alert' and predicted 'very heavy' to 'extremely heavy' rainfall across several districts of Assam over the next few days. The report further says that IMD's Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Guwahati has issued the warning for 24 hours from Wednesday, followed by a 'yellow' alert for Thursday and Friday. Read the full report here.


Search for Titanic sub enters decisive phase: BBC live


The missing crew may only have a few hours of oxygen left, based on estimates of the Titan submersible's initial supply, BBC reports. The search is being expanded. The report says that aircraft and ships, as well as remotely operated vehicles, are combing around 10,000 sq miles of ocean. More noises have been heard in the search but it remains unclear what they are, as per the US Coast Guard. Contact with the sub - which has five people on board - was lost on Sunday as it made a descent to the Titanic wreck. Read the full report here.


NDTV on Mayawati to skip opposition meet tomorrow

Uttar Pradesh leader Mayawati announced on Wednesday that she would not be attending the opposition meet in Patna on Thursday. NDTV reports a series of tweets by her in this regard, in which she also targeted Congress. The opposition is raising issues together ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha election, says Mayawati, and the Patna meeting organised by Nitish Kumar tomorrow "was more like joining hands, not hearts". Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar, called the meeting as part of his efforts to bring together anti-BJP parties. Read the full report here.


TeleSUR: UN calls for investigation into human rights violations in Jujuy

TeleSUR reports that the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) demanded an investigation into possible human rights violations committed during demonstrations in the Argentine province of Jujuy. At least 170 people were injured and 68 others were detained on June 20 in Jujuy during the repression of demonstrations, as per the report. OHCHR's representative for South America, Jan Jarab, called in a statement for a prompt investigation by provincial and national authorities into "all indications of rights violations in the context of the demonstrations against constitutional reform in Jujuy." Read the full report here.


Indian Railways asks all zones to focus on facilities for general coaches: Hindustan Times


The Railway Board has instructed all zonal heads to review the condition and facilities given to general class passengers, Hindustan Times reports. It has also asked to ensure travellers in such coaches are provided basic amenities during this peak summer season. GS coaches are attached to the front and rear ends of trains. The letter to all zones came days after images of general class coaches loaded with passengers went viral on social media. Read the full report here.