News Dabba for 27 June 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 Delhi police action on daylight robbery, Phillippine police rescuing human trafficking victims, to the ICC ODI World Cup schedule.
NDTV: To catch 5 robbers seen on camera, Delhi Police took 1,600 into custody
Delhi Police took as many as 1,600 people and seized about 2,000 vehicles during night patrols before eventually arresting five people for the ₹ 2 lakh robbery, NDTV reports. The action by the cops followed a social media uproar over the viral video, with many questioning the national capital's law and order situation. Patel Sajan Kumar, a delivery agent of Chandi Chowk-based Omiya Enterprises and his associate Jigar Patel were on their way to Gurugram in a cab Saturday when four men on two bikes blocked their way. The report says that the sheer audacity of the criminals to carry out the robbery at the busy underpass in broad daylight prompted strong questions on Delhi's law and order situation. Read the full report here.
Mumbai man rides scooter with 7 children, arrested: India Today
A man was seen riding a scooter with seven children as pillion passengers in Mumbai. The man, identified as Munavvar Shah, was arrested by the Mumbai Police after the video of the incident went viral, India Today reports. In the video, Shah can be seen riding his scooter with two children standing in front, three others riding pillion and two others standing on the vehicle's crash guard. The report adds that the video was recorded by local who shared it on Twitter and tagged the Mumbai Police. Read the full report here.
Philippine police rescue over 1,000 alleged trafficking victims: The Straits Times
The Straits Times reports that Philippine police said on Tuesday they have rescued more than 1,000 people allegedly trafficked into the country to work for an online casino in Manila. Chinese, Vietnamese, Singaporean and Malaysian nationals were among those found when police raided buildings inside a compound in the capital on Monday night. Police said the alleged victims had accepted jobs posted on Facebook to work in the Philippines as “assistants in online gaming”, the report adds. It further mentions that international concern has been growing over Internet scams in the Asia-Pacific region. Read the full report here.
The Hindu report on 2023 ICC ODI World Cup schedule
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the schedule for the 2023 ODI World Cup to be held in India. The Hindu reports that the tournament starts on October 5 with the 2019 finalists, England and New Zealand, taking each other on at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Team India will begin its campaign against Australia on October 8 in Chennai. The highly anticipated India-Pakistan match will take place on October 15 at the Ahmedabad stadium, the report adds. Read the full report here.
Deforestation surges in 2022 despite pledges, BBC reports
A new research says that an area of tropical forest the size of Switzerland was lost last year as tree losses surged. A BBC report says this means that a political pledge to end deforestation made at COP26 by world leaders is well off track. Some 11 football pitches of forest were lost every minute in 2022, with Brazil dominating the destruction, the report adds. But a sharp reduction in forest loss in Indonesia shows that reversing this trend is achievable. Read the full report here.