News Dabba for 25 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 the Supreme Court plea President not inaugurating the new Parliament, Stalin writing to Amit Shah on a new milk row, to over 8,500 suspected heat-related illness reported in India this summer.
Plea in Supreme Court on President not inaugurating the new Parliament building: The Hindu
A public interest petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday challenging the inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and not the 'First Citizen of India' President Droupadi Murmu, The Hindu reports. The petition, filed by advocate CR Jaya Sukin, questioned whether the President was not even invited to the inauguration ceremony. The plea in the Supreme Court, the report adds, has come amidst announcements made by 19 Opposition parties to boycott the inauguration on May 28. They have publicly accused the government of sidelining the President, terming it as an “insult”. Read the full report here.
MK Stalin writes to Amit Shah in new milk row, NDTV reports
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Thursday urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to direct Gujarat-based dairy giant Amul to desist from milk procurement in the southern state with immediate effect. NDTV reported that Stalin drew the Centre's attention to the issues arising out of milk procurement by the Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers' Union (Amul) in the Tamil Nadu milk shed area. The report says that Amul has planned to procure milk through FPOs and SHGs in and around Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Vellore, Ranipet, Tirupathur, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts in Tamil Nadu, which Stalin has called infringement on local cooperatives' milk-shed areas. Read the full report here.
Fireball engulfs Sydney building: BBC report
More than 100 firefighters from Fire and Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW) were sent to tackle a major blaze in the Surry Hills area of Sydney, Australia, BBC reported. Some of the the walls of a multi-storey building collapsed. There were concerns the fire could spread to neighbouring buildings. Officials said that the inferno had a "10th alarm" status, the most severe type of fire. The report also said that a firefighter received a minor burn to his arm, but it is not yet known if there were any further injuries or any fatalities. Read the full report here.
CNN: Powerful Typhoon Mawar slams Guam with heavy rain
The governor of Guam urged residents to continue staying home for their protection and safety a day after the strongest storm to impact the US territory in decades slammed into the island. CNN reported that the eye of Typhoon Mawar passed just north of Guam, but the eyewall pelted the island with hurricane-force winds and heavy rain. In a video address on Thursday morning local time, Guam Governor Lou Leon Guerrero said “the worst has gone by” but continued to advise residents to stay home “for your protection and your safety” as the island experiences 40 to 50 mph tropical winds. The report said no storm-related deaths had been reported as of Thursday morning local time. Read the full report here.
Over 8,500 suspected heat-related illness reported in India since March 1
The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported over 8,500 suspected cases of heat-related illness in India from March 1. Hindustan Times reported that under the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, a few deaths have also been reported this year in states including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. It is an active monitoring system for heat-related ailments, the report mentions. Notably, around 11 people died last month in Maharashtra due to heat stroke at a political event. Read the full report here.