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News Dabba for 26 May 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, from SC granting interim bail to Satyendar Jain, normal monsoon forecasted for India, to Pakistan's travel ban on ex-PM Imran Khan.


SC granting interim bail to former Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain, The Hindu

The Supreme Court on Friday granted medical bail to former Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on medical grounds. The Hindu reported that the court refused to accept the Enforcement Directorate’s explanation that his drastic weight loss in jail is due to his faith in the Jain tradition of fasting. A Vacation Bench of Justices JK Maheshwari and PS Narasimha allowed Jain to consult a private hospital of his choice. The report adds that a medical evaluation report from the hospital has to be submitted in court on July 11, the next date of hearing. Read the full report here.


Al Jazeera on Pakistan's travel ban on ex-PM Imran Khan


Pakistan’s government has restricted former Prime Minister Imran Khan, his wife and hundreds of political aides from travelling abroad, Al Jazeera reports. This comes amid Khan's amid a standoff with the country’s powerful military. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), responsible for immigration and border control, put Khan’s name on the no-fly list. The reports adds offcial saying that Khan’s wife, Bushra Bibi, and more than 500 leaders and members of his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party have also been added to the list. Khan on Friday “thanked” the government for putting him on the no-fly list. Read the full report here.


Passenger arrested for opening plane door mid-air, BBC reports

BBC reports that a man has been arrested for opening the emergency door of an Asiana Airlines flight as it was landing in South Korea. All 194 passengers survived the flight. The report says it landed safely at Daegu International Airport on Friday with its door open. BBC says as per local media that at least half a dozen passengers had breathing problems and were taken to hospital. The man, in his 30s, was arrested upon landing. Read the full report here.


The Straits Times: Russia signals end to Ukraine’s Black Sea grain deal in July

The Straits Times reported that Russia has signalled that it will not extend the Black Sea grain deal beyond July 17if demands to improve its grain and fertiliser exports are not met. The deal allows the safe wartime export of the same products from three Ukrainian Black Sea ports. It made the same threat and demands in March, the report adds. Moscow then agreed last week to renew for 60 days the Black Sea export pact to try to ease a global good crisis aggravated by Moscow’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine. Since March, Russia appears to have prioritised two specific demands: restarting a pipeline to transport Russian ammonia to the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Pivdennyi for export to global markets; and reconnecting Russia’s agricultural bank to the Swift international payment network. Read the full report here.


India to receive normal Monsoon this year: India Today report


The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday predicted normal rainfall during the monsoon season, India Today reported. IMD has forecasted the monsoon to arrive in Kerala around June 4. India as a whole was expected to receive 96 percent of the normal rainfall, the report adds. The northwestern part of the country is likely to remain slightly deficient in rains with monsoon bringing in less than 92 percent of the normal. The report also said that over the next two days, favourable conditions are expected for the monsoon to advance. Read the full report here.