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News Dabba for 24 November 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, IED blast at a Chhattisgarh mine, the Afghanistan embassy's closure, to the four-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.


Hindustan Times: 2 killed, 1 injured in IED blast at iron ore mine in Narayanpur, Chhattisgarh

At least two workers were killed and one other sustained critical injuries in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast at an iron ore mine site in Bastar’s Narayanpur district on Friday, Hindustan Times reports. Narayanpur Superintendent of police (SP) Pushkar Sharma said that the incident took place around 7.30am when the three workers were heading for work in the Aamdai Ghati iron ore mine. As per the report, officials claimed that Jayaswal Neco Industries Limited (JNIL) has been allotted the iron ore mine in Aamdai Ghati and Maoists have been opposing the project for a long time. The deceased were identified as Ritesh Gagda (21) and Shravan Gagda (24), residents of Narayanpur district. Read the full report here.


Afghanistan announces permanent closure of embassy in India, Indian Express


Almost two months after it announced the shutting down of its operations, the Afghanistan embassy in New Delhi on Friday announced its permanent closure, Indian Express reports. It asked the Indian government to allow the flag of the erstwhile Afghan republic to be hoisted on the premises. The statement released by Afghanistan’s ambassador to India, Farid Mamundzay, said that given the “constant pressure from both the Taliban & the Indian government to relinquish control, the embassy faced a difficult choice”. Currently, there are no diplomats from the Afghan Republic in India, as per the report. Read the full report here.


4-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas begins: The Straits Times

The Straits Times reports that there were no reports of bombings, artillery strikes or rocket attacks as Israel and Hamas started a four-day ceasefire in Gaza on Friday. The report adds this is the first pause in a 48-day-old war that has devastated the Palestinian enclave. The truce began at 7am local time, involving a comprehensive ceasefire in north and south Gaza, the release of 13 Israeli women and child hostages by the militants later in the day and aid to flow into the besieged enclave. Fighting had raged on in the hours leading up to the truce, the report adds. Read the full report here.


The Hindu's update on Qatar court accepting ex-Indian navy personnel's appeal against death sentence

A Qatari court has accepted the appeal document on the sentencing of eight former Indian naval personnel to death, The Hindu reports as per its sources. An appeal was filed by India against the death penalty awarded to the eight Indian ex-Navy personnel in Qatar. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), on November 9, stated that the judgment remains "confidential", adding that the appeal was filed in the case. The MEA also urged everyone to refrain from "engaging in speculation" due to the sensitive nature of the case, the report adds. Read the full report here.


World's biggest iceberg on the move after 30 years, BBC reports


The world's biggest iceberg is on the move after more than 30 years being stuck to the ocean floor. BBC reports that the iceberg, called A23a, split from the Antarctic coastline in 1986. But it swiftly grounded in the Weddell Sea, becoming, essentially, an ice island. At almost 4,000 sq km in area, it's more than twice the size of Greater London. The past year has seen it drifting at speed and the berg is now about to spill beyond Antarctic waters, the report adds. A23a was part of a mass outbreak of bergs from the White Continent's Filchner Ice Shelf. Read the full report here.