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News Dabba for 22 May 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 Jayant Patil appearing before ED in Mumbai, three Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in raid, to RBI Governor tackling questions on Rs 2,000 notes.


NCP’s Jayant Patil appears before ED in Mumbai, The Hindu reports

Maharashtra NCP president Jayant Patil appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Mumbai on May 22. The Hindu reported that he was called in a money laundering case linked to alleged financial irregularities in the now-bankrupt financial services firm IL&FS. The agency’s office is located close to the NCP office at Ballard Estate in south Mumbai. The senior leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) reached the ED’s office at around 11.50 am in the presence of a large number of the party supporters, the report adds. Earlier, speaking to reporters before going to the ED’s office, Mr. Patil said, “I am part of the Opposition and one needs to face such type of suffering. I never heard the name of the IL&FS in the past, but the ED officials have summoned me to appear before them." Read the full report here.


Three Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in raid on Nablus, Al Jazeera


The Israeli army has killed three Palestinian men during a large-scale raid on the Balata refugee camp in the city of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank. Al Jazeera reports that the Palestinian health ministry identified the three, killed on Monday morning, as Muhammad Abu Zaytoun, Fathi Abu Rizk and Abdullah Abu Hamdan. At least seven other Palestinians were injured, including four with live ammunition and dozens of others reportedly suffered tear gas inhalation. The report adds that hundreds of Israeli soldiers and special forces participated in the raid that began at about 1 am local time and continued until 5 am. Israeli forces blockaded the camp’s entrances with bulldozers and demolished some homes. Read the full report here.


RBI Governor tackles questions on Rs 2,000 notes: NDTV reports

People should not panic and rush to return or exchange their Rs 2,000 currency notes, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das said today. NDTV reported that the statement comes a day before banks across India start the process of taking back the high-value notes. Even after September 30, the notes would continue to be legal, he asserted. Das said the deadline had been given so people would take it seriously and make an effort to return the currency notes. For people living abroad and can't exchange their notes in time, the Governor said RBI will come up with solutions to address their concerns, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Delhi High Court issues notice to BBC over defamation suit over Modi documentary: HT

The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Hindustan Times reports. The notice is in connection with a defamation suit a Gujarat-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) has filed against the United Kingdom (UK)’s national broadcaster over its documentary “India: The Modi Question”. The report adds that the government has dismissed the documentary based on the 2002 Gujarat riots when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the state’s chief minister as “propaganda” and a reflection of the “colonial mindset”. BBC maintained that the film “was rigorously researched according to highest editorial standards”. Read the full report here.


BBC reports thousands mass for pro-EU rally in Moldovan capital


BBC reported that a huge pro-EU rally has taken place in Moldova's capital Chisinau, organised by the country's President Maia Sandu. An estimated 75,000 people turned out to support Moldova's push to join the European Union. The report adds that Sandu's pro-Western government has accused Russia of stoking tensions by supporting Moldova's pro-Russian opposition Sor party. Moscow denies meddling in the country's affairs. Sandu told demonstrators her country no longer wanted to be an outlier. Read the full report here.