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News Dabba for 25 January 2024: 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 former Karnataka CM's resignation from Congress,  Israel's attacks on hospitals in Gaza, to the UN Security Council discussing the plane crash that killed 65 Ukrainian PoWs.


Former Karnataka CM quits Congress, returns to BJP

The Hindu reports that former Chief Minister of Karnataka Jagadish Shettar re-joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in New Delhi, about a year after quitting the saffron party and joining the Congress. Shettar had switched to the Congress after being denied a ticket by the BJP ahead of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections in May 2023. On January 25, he arrived at the BJP headquarters in Delhi, accompanied by former Chief Minister and senior party leader BS Yediyurappa. Read the full report here.


Governor Arif Mohd Khan ‘budgets’ his Kerala House speech


Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Thursday cut short his policy address to the Budget Session of the Assembly, Indian Express reports, wrapping up in less than two minutes. After reading out the first paragraph addressing the Assembly, Khan jumped to the last para of the 61-page-long policy address, before winding up the speech. The report calls this one of the shortest policy addresses of a governor in the Kerala Assembly marking the beginning of the Budget Session. The speech was 1.81 minutes long, as per the report. Read the full report here.


Al Jazeera: UN says attacks on civilian sites in Gaza utterly unacceptable

UN says heavy fighting has “encircled” two hospitals in Khan Younis – Nasser and Al-Amal – leaving thousands of “terrified staff, patients and displaced people trapped inside”. The health ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed that the Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Younis has run out of food, anaesthetics, and painkillers, Al Jazeera reports. The Israeli army has been besieging the Nasser Medical Complex for two days. Read the full report here.


Captain Cook statue vandalised in Melbourne on eve of Australia Day, BBC

A century-old Captain James Cook statue has been cut down and a Queen Victoria monument covered in red paint in an apparent protest in Australia. BBC reports that the late-night vandalism occurred in Melbourne on the eve of Australia Day and is under police investigation. The holiday on 26 January is the anniversary of the 1788 landing of Britain's First Fleet at Sydney Cove and the start of the colonial era. The vandals wrote "The colony will fall" on the Cook statue's plinth, the report adds. Police said the "criminal damage" to both memorials happened in the early hours of Thursday. Read the full report here.


UN Security Council to discuss plane crash that killed 65 Ukrainian PoWs: The Straits Times


The UN Security Council has agreed to meet on Thursday to discuss the crash of a Russian plane that Moscow says was carrying captured Ukrainian soldiers to a prisoner exchange. The Straits Times reported that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia has called for an emergency United Nations Security Council session to discuss the crash. Moscow has accused Kyiv of deliberately shooting down the military transport plane carrying 65 captured Ukrainian soldiers to the prisoner exchange. Read the full report here.