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News Dabba for 24 November 2022: 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 SC questioning the appointment of Arun Goel as Election Commissioner, Iran Football Team's silent protest at WC, to a humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Afghanistan.


SC questions ‘lightning speed’ of Election Commissioner’s appointment: Indian Express

The Supreme Court Thursday questioned the “lightning speed” at which Arun Goel’s name was finalised as the new Election Commissioner, Indian Express reports. The Centre placed the original file of his appointment before the constitution bench on Wednesday. A five-judge Constitution Bench, led by Justice K M Joseph, while hearing petitions seeking reforms in the appointment of Election Commissioners, said the file was cleared within 24 hours. The report adds the bench asked the Centre whether there was any “tearing urgency” to do so. Read the full report here.


The Quint on the reactions of fans over Iran Team's 'Silent Protest' at Football WC


Iran's football team had stayed silent during the national anthem before their opening match at the FIFA World Cup, in an apparent show of solidarity with the uprising at home. The Quint report analyses the reaction of the fans over this gesture. Many fans perceive this act as ‘a part of the plan’ to undo the damage caused to the team’s reputation by their prolonged silence. The report quotes fans saying that this will not quell public anger towards the team. Read the full report here.


The Straits Times on Anwar Ibrahim to be Malaysia’s 10th prime minister

The Straits Times reported that Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Anwar Ibrahim will be sworn in as the new prime minister of Malaysia. The palace said in a statement that the king, Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah, made the decision after conferring with other rulers in a special meeting of the nation’s nine state monarchs. This comes after most parties agreed to Sultan Abdullah’s proposal for a unity government. The report adds Saturday’s general election threw up Malaysia’s first-ever hung Parliament, wherein Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Anwar and his rival Perikatan Nasional (PN) chief Muhyiddin Yassin had been deadlocked. Read the full report here.


BBC reports winter and hunger forces Afghans to drug their children to help them sleep

Afghans are giving their hungry children medicines to sedate them - others have sold their daughters and organs to survive, BBC reports. The special report covers the condition of the Afghans in the second winter since the Taliban took over and foreign funds were frozen. The UN has said a humanitarian "catastrophe" is now unfolding in Afghanistan. Doctors say the drugs used to sedate, when given to young children who do not get adequate nutrition, drugs such as these can cause liver damage, along with a host of other problems like chronic fatigue, sleep and behaviour disorders. Read the full report here.


Gujarat HC wants report on bridges in Morbi case, HT reports


The Gujarat High Court on Thursday, the Hindustan Times reports, directed the state government to survey all bridges and ensure they are in 'proper condition'. The court took suo motu cognisance of the bridge collapse in Morbi last month. The report says that it also directed the state to submit a list of bridges with a certified report on the condition of each. The court further even remarked on the issue of compensation, observing that the amount given is insufficient. Read the full report here.