News Dabba for 24 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 Rahul Gandhi daring Assam Police to file more FIRs, Nikki Haley's second consecutive loss to Donald Trump, to Mamata Banerjee's announcement on Lok Sabha elections.
Nikki Haley vows to fight on after second loss to Trump, BBC
Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley has vowed to press on with her campaign in the wake of a second consecutive loss to Donald Trump. BBC reported that Haley toured much of New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday's primary, courting both independent and moderate Republican voters. But she was unable to catch Trump, who had a comfortable 10-point lead with most ballots counted, the report adds. The former president last week won a landslide in Iowa's caucuses. Days later, Haley became the last remaining rival to Trump, with the sudden departure of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis from the Republican field. Read the full report here.
Rahul Gandhi dares Assam Police to file more FIRs, The Hindu reports
A day after Guwahati Police filed a case against him and other Congress leaders for allegedly provoking a crowd, Rahul Gandhi dared the BJP-ruled state to file "as many cases as they can" but still he will not be intimidated. The Hindu reports that the Congress leader addressed his first public meeting on the seventh day of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in the Barpeta district. He slammed Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and termed him the "most corrupt CM" of the country with a series of allegations related to land and areca nut. The Guwahati Police suo motu registered an FIR on January 23 against Gandhi and other leaders for wanton acts of violence in the state capital. Read the full report here.
Assam Rifles jawan fires at six colleagues before shooting himself dead in Manipur
Indian Express reports that an Assam Rifles jawan posted in Manipur near the Indo-Myanmar border allegedly fired at his colleagues before shooting himself dead. Following the incident, the Assam Rifles categorically emphasised that it was not an outcome of the ongoing ethnic conflict in the state. The report says according to sources that the incident took place on Wednesday morning after the personnel had returned from his home in Churachandpur after leave. It took place in an Assam Rifles battalion in South Manipur near the Indo-Myanmar. On Wednesday morning, the personnel picked up a weapon and allegedly fired at his colleagues, injuring six. He then used the same weapon to shoot himself. Read the full report here.
TeleSUR on over 67,000 children out of school due to floods in Ethiopia
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said that the recent El Niño induced floods in Ethiopia's southeastern region of Somali forced more than 67,000 children out of school, TeleSUR reports. UNICEF, in its latest report on the Ethiopia's Somali region flooding situation, said the floods have disrupted education services in the region for nearly two months as schools are closed. The region is currently suffering from flooding due to heavy rainfalls in upper streams as a result of wetter conditions, brought on by El Niño, the report mentions. It also warned that funding shortfall is hampering its humanitarian response in Ethiopia. Read the full report here.
Mamata Banerjee vows to ‘fight alone’ in Lok Sabha polls from Bengal: Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times reports that West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced her party will contest the Lok Sabha elections in all constituencies in the state. She cited a major setback in the seat-sharing talks with the INDIA bloc ally Congress. She said, as per the report, her party's seat-sharing proposals were “dismissed” by Congress immediately. Banerjee also expressed her disappointment for “not informing” her about the Congress-led Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, scheduled to enter the state on Thursday. Read the full report here.