News Dabba for 25 August 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 Sharad Pawar saying there is no split in NCP, Trump's mug shot, to Rohingyas in the world's largest refugee camp facing gang violence.
Sharad Pawar says no split in NCP: Indian Express
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) national president Sharad Pawar said on Friday that his nephew Ajit Pawar is still their party leader and that there was no split in the party. Indian Express reports that Pawar’s remark came a day after his daughter and NCP MP Supriya Sule made a statement along the same lines. "When does a split take place in a party? If a big group breaks away from the party at the national level, then it is a split. If some people have taken a different stand, it is their right in a democracy," Pawar said as per the report. Read the full report here.
Telangana woman delivers baby on road as ambulance runs out of fuel, NDTV reports
NDTV reports that a pregnant woman delivered her baby on the side of a road in a remote area of Telangana's Nirmal district on Thursday after she was carried across a stream while in labour. The ambulance that was supposed to pick her up had run out of diesel. The report talks about Gangamani, a tribal woman, from the remotely located Thulasipet village of Pembi Mandal. She went into labour and was forced to deliver her baby boy on the side of the road after being stranded there for a reported four hours. The Collector denied reports that an ambulance could not reach on time due to a diesel shortage. Read the full report here.
Reuters on Trump's mug shot released after booking at Georgia jail on election charges
Former US president Donald Trump's mug shot was released on Thursday evening. Reuters report it was released after he was booked at an Atlanta jail on more than a dozen felony charges as part of the criminal case related to his attempts to overturn his 2020 election defeat in Georgia. An unsmiling Trump - inmate no. P01135809, according to Fulton County Jail records - was captured glaring at the camera in the mug shot. The report says Trump did not have to submit to a photograph when making appearances in his three other criminal cases. He wasted little time trying to turn it to his advantage, posting it on X, the site formerly known as Twitter. Read the full report here.
India and Iran drop foreign arbitration clause in Chabahar port issue
Tehran and New Delhi have agreed to drop the clause for arbitration in foreign courts concerning the Chabahar port, The Hindu reports. It had been a hurdle for the framing of a long-term agreement around the facility. This major development also coincided with the decision of the BRICS grouping to admit Iran along with five other countries, the report adds. The development is a major concession to the Ebrahim Raisi government which will now be able to sign a long-term agreement with India concerning the Chabahar port. Read the full report here.
Gang violence stalks world's largest refugee camp: BBC special report
Drug smuggling and human trafficking gangs have turned life at Cox's Bazar into a nightmare for the close to one million ethnic minority Rohingyas, BBC reports. It says 48 people have died in gang violence as of mid-July, exceeding the 40 fatalities for all of 2022. The violence complicates the plight of the Rohingyas. The report says their feelings of frustration and helplessness are being exploited by various armed groups such as the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), the Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO) and the Munna Gang. Read the full report here.