News Dabba for 27 February 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 nationwide protests by AAP, deadly Italy migrant boat shipwreck, to polling underway in Meghalaya and Nagaland.
AAP protests as Manish Sisodia to be presented in court shortly, NDTV reports
The Aam Aadmi Party has launched nationwide protests over the arrest of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the Delhi liquor policy case. Delhi police have deployed heavy forces at several spots in the national capital, NDTV's report on the same states. Delhi minister Gopal Rai said that AAP will observe Black Day today over Sisodia's arrest. Manish Sisodia will be presented in a CBI court at 3 pm today. The report adds a top cop saying that adequate arrangement has been made to maintain law and order in case of protests. Read the full report here.
BBC reports nearly 60 killed in Italy migrant boat shipwreck
BBC reports that at least 59 migrants, including 12 children, have died and dozens more are feared missing after their boat sank in rough seas off southern Italy. The vessel broke apart while trying to land near Crotone on Sunday. Migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Iran were on board, as per the report. A baby was among the dead, Italian officials said. The report adds that Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi, who visited the scene, said as many as 30 people may still be missing. The exact number of people who were on the boat, which had sailed from Turkey several days ago, is not clear. Read the full report here.
Delhi HC upholds constitutional validity of Agnipath scheme, The Hindu
The Delhi High Court on Monday upheld the validity of the Agnipath scheme for the temporary recruitment of youths into the armed forces. The Hindu reports that the Division Bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad dismissed a bunch of petitions challenging the Central Government’s scheme. It maintained that the scheme has been introduced in “national interest”. In December last year, the Delhi High Court had reserved its verdict on petitions concerning the recruitment processes, the report adds. Read the full report here.
Al Jazeera: Israel and Palestinians agree on steps to curb violence
Israeli and Palestinian officials have pledged to implement measures to de-escalate surging violence after talks in Jordan, as per an Al Jazeera report. In a joint statement at the end of the meeting in the Red Sea resort of Aqaba on Sunday, Israeli and Palestinian officials said that they would work closely to prevent “further violence”. They “reaffirmed the necessity of committing to de-escalation on the ground”. The joint statement came at the end of a meeting also attended by US, Egyptian and Jordanian officials amid growing concerns over an escalation of violence. Read the full report here.
Indian Express live updates on Meghalaya and Nagaland polling
The percentage of voter turnout in the Nagaland Assembly Elections was recorded at 57.06 percent till 1 pm this afternoon, while it was 44.73 percent for Meghalaya. Live updates by Indian Express note that Prime Minister Narendra Modi also encouraged the voters to come out and vote in record numbers. Polling will be held till 4 pm, while the counting of votes will be taken up on March 2. Read the full report here.