News Dabba for 24 July 2023: 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 suspension of AAP Rajya Sabha MP, SC's stay on ASI survey of Gyanvapi premises, to Spain's conservatives missing out on all-party victory.
AAP Rajya Sabha MP suspended for the remainder of monsoon session, NDTV
NDTV reported that AAP MP Sanjay Singh has been suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the remainder of the monsoon session. This comes amid a face-off in Parliament between the government and the opposition over the violence in Manipur. The report says Singh was suspended for allegedly jumping into the well of the House and raising slogans and refusing to go back despite being warned by the Rajya Sabha Chairman. The suspension comes at a time when the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party have locked horns over the Centre's ordinance on control of bureaucrats in Delhi, it adds. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that the government is ready for a discussion on Manipur and requested the Opposition to let a discussion take place on the issue. Read the full report here.
SC stays ASI survey of Gyanvapi mosque premises till July 26 evening
The Supreme Court on July 24 ordered the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to maintain the status quo till 5 pm on July 26, The Hindu reports. This has given the Gyanvapi mosque management “breathing time” to approach the Allahabad High Court against a July 21 order of the Varanasi District Court to conduct a scientific survey of the mosque premises located next to the Kashi Vishwanath temple. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud asked the Allahabad High Court registry to place the appeal, if filed by the mosque management, for hearing before the top court’s stay order expired on July 26 evening. Read the full report here.
Cambodian ruling party declares victory in election, The Straits Times
Cambodia’s ruling party claimed victory on Sunday in a general election criticised for being one-sided. The Straits Times reported that Sok Eysan, a spokesman for the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), said, “We have won by a landslide, but we can’t calculate the number of seats we have won yet.” He claimed, however, that the party had won about 78 percent to 80 percent of the vote share. Official results are not expected for days yet. Read the full report here.
The News Minute: SC adjourns hearing on Umar Khalid’s bail plea
The Supreme Court on Monday, July 24, adjourned the hearing on the bail plea filed by student activist Umar Khalid, The News Minute reports. Khalid was arrested and charged under the Unlawful Activities Activities (Prevention) Act in connection with the alleged larger conspiracy case behind the 2020 Delhi riots. A bench comprising of Justices AS Bopanna and Bela M Trivedi adjourned the hearing in view of the letter circulated by the counsel for the petitioner seeking an adjournment for a period of one week, the report adds. The matter is likely to be further listed on August 9. Read the full report here.
Spain's conservatives miss out on all-out victory, BBC reports
BBC reports that the leader of Spain's opposition conservative party Alberto Núñez Feijóo has claimed victory in a snap election. But even with the support of the far right, his Popular Party (PP) has fallen short of a majority in parliament. The report adds that the cheers at the rival Socialist camp were just as loud. While both can claim success, Spain is left with an inconclusive result. Parties will be reconvening to discuss the results on Monday, the report adds. Read the full report here.