News Dabba for 24 May 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 Opposition parties boycotting the inauguration of the new Parliament building, Kejriwal meeting leaders seeking support, to the Belgorod incursion stretching Russia's defences.
19 Opposition parties to boycott inauguration of new Parliament building, The Hindu
The Hindu reports that 19 Opposition parties on Wednesday decided to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. Opposition parties said in a joint statement that “Prime Minister Modi’s decision to inaugurate the new Parliament building by himself, completely sidelining President Murmu, is not only a grave insult but a direct assault on our democracy which demands a commensurate response.” It added, “When the soul of democracy has been sucked out from the Parliament, we find no value in a new building." The report says that the signatories to the joint statement are Indian National Congress, Trinamool Congress, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Janata Dal (United), Aam Aadmi Party, Nationalist Congress Party, Shiv Sena (UBT), Communist Party of India (Marxist), Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Communist Party of India, Indian Union Muslim League, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, National Conference, Kerala Congress (Mani), Revolutionary Socialist Party, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Rashtriya Lok Dal. Read the full report here.
NDTV on Arvind Kejriwal meeting Uddhav Thackeray to seek support against centre's ordinance
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Shiv Sena (UBT) head Uddhav Thackeray at the latter's residence in Mumbai on Wednesday to seek support for the AAP's fight against the Centre's ordinance. NDTV reports that he was accompanied by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha members Sanjay Singh and Raghav Chadha, as well as Delhi minister Atishi. Mr Kejriwal, the AAP's national convener, will also meet Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar to seek his support. The report adds that on Tuesday, Mr Kejriwal and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann met West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata as part of their nationwide tour for support. Read the full report here.
Reuters reports Belgorod incursion may stretch Russia's defences
A two-day incursion from Ukraine into Russia's western borderlands could force the Kremlin to divert troops from the front lines as Kyiv prepares a major counteroffensive, Reuters reports. Though Kyiv has denied any role, the biggest cross-border raid from Ukraine since Russia invaded 15 months ago was almost certainly coordinated with Ukraine's armed forces, the report adds. Ukraine says it plans to conduct a major counteroffensive to take back occupied territory. But Russia has also built fortifications in Ukraine's east and south in readiness. Read the full report here.
CNN: German police conduct nationwide raids against climate activists
German investigators have launched a nationwide raid against members of the Last Generation climate activist group, CNN reports. A total of 15 properties in seven German states have been searched as part of the raids conducted on behalf of the Bavarian State Criminal Police Office (LKA) and the Munich General Public Prosecutor’s Office. The Prosecutor General’s Office in Munich said it had initiated a preliminary investigation “due to numerous criminal complaints from the population” against a total of seven defendants aged 22 to 38 years, “on the charge of forming or supporting a criminal organisation.” The report adds that two defendants are also suspected of having attempted to sabotage the Trieste-Ingolstadt oil pipeline in April 2022. Read the full report here.
Albanese announces migration deal with India, BBC
India and Australia have announced a migration deal as they aim to strengthen their economic cooperation. BBC reports that the announcement came after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his counterpart Anthony Albanese in Sydney on Wednesday.The deal aims to "promote the two-way mobility of students, graduates, academic researchers and business people". They also discussed regional security amid rising tensions in the region, the report adds. India and Australia are part of the four-member Quad group, which also includes Japan and the US. Read the full report here.