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News Dabba for 22 March 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 earthquake in Pakistan and Afghanistan, more sanctions against Myanmar junta, to 100 FIRs in Delhi over 'Modi Hatao' posters.


Earthquake in Pakistan and Afghanistan kills at least 12 people, BBC reports

At least 12 people have been killed and more than 200 injured after a powerful earthquake shook large parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan, BBC reports. The 6.5-magnitude quake damaged buildings, triggered landslides and sent people running into the streets. It struck on Tuesday evening, centred in a mountainous region in Afghanistan's northeast near the border with Pakistan. The report says tremors from the remote Jurm valley were felt as far as India. Read the full report here.


NDTV reports barricades outside UK High Commission in Delhi removed


Barricades outside the UK High Commission in Delhi were removed by police today, days after a Khalistani protest at Indian High Commission in London. NDTV reported that Delhi Police officials said that the security outside the UK High Commission remains intact. Protesters in London had pulled down the Indian Tricolour outside the building to protest the crackdown against Amritpal Singh. The report adds that the Indian government has lodged a strong protest and called on the British authorities to ensure adequate security at the Indian High Commission. Read the full report here.


US to announce more sanctions against Myanmar junta, The Straits Times

The Straits Times reports that the United States will announce further sanctions against entities inside Myanmar in the coming days. US State Department Counsellor Derek Chollet said the sanctions will make it more difficult for Myanmar’s junta to generate revenue to buy weapons, the report adds. Myanmar’s military overthrew an elected government in 2021. The report adds The US and other Western countries have already announced a series of sanctions targeting junta members, military government agencies and military-run companies. Read the full report here


The Hindu on SC agreeing to constitute special bench to hear Bilkis Bano's plea

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to constitute a special bench to hear a plea by Bilkis Bano against the remission of sentence of 11 convicts in the case. The Hindu reports that a bench of Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and justices PS Narasimha and JB Pardiwala assured Bano that the new bench will be formed. Bano was represented through her lawyer Shobha Gupta. Read the full report here.


The Wire: Delhi Police arrest 6, register 100 FIRs over 'Modi Hatao' posters


Delhi police has registered 100 first information reports and arrested six people over posters seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ouster. The Wire reports that the number of FIRs are 44, that two of four arrested are owners of two printing presses, as reported by Indian Express. The posters, around 2,000 of which had appeared in New Delhi, were removed. Read the full report here.