News Dabba for 27 November 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 calls to extend the Israel-Hamas truce, updates on Uttarkashi tunnel collapse, to Karnataka doctor's arrest for conducting illegal abortions.
Calls grow to extend Israel-Hamas truce in its final day, Al Jazeera
Egypt, Qatar and the United States are pressing for four-day truce to be extended, Al Jazeera reports. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, addressing Israeli forces in Gaza, said, “Nothing will stop us.” He also told Biden he would extend the truce by one day for each further 10 captives released. Hamas released 13 more Israeli captives as well as three Thais and one Israeli-Russian today. The report mentions more than 14,854 Palestinians killed in Gaza since October 7. Read the full report here.
Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: The Hindu's live updates
The Hindu reports that the vertical drilling from the top of the hill makes swift progress as 31 metres of drilling work has been completed so far out of the 86 metres needed to reach the 41 trapped workers in the Silkyara tunnel. Now the drilling work is being done to lay an 800/900 mm or 1.2 m diameter pipeline to aid the rescue. The rescuers may face difficult weather conditions over the next two days as rain, snowfall are predicted on November 27,the report adds. The teams have set a target of vertically drilling through 86 metres of mountain in 100 hours if there are no unexpected hurdles. Read the full report here.
Indonesia welcomes second critically endangered Sumatran rhino calf born this year: The Straits Times
The Straits Times reported that the Sumatran rhino has been born in western Indonesia. This is a rare sanctuary birth for the critically endangered animal, with only several dozen believed to be left in the world, as per the officials. A female rhino named Delilah gave birth to a yet-to-be-named male calf weighing 25kg at Way Kambas National Park in Sumatra over the weekend. As per the report, the population of Sumatran rhinos is less than 80 on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo. Read the full report here.
NDTV on Karnataka doctor arrested for performing 900 'illegal abortions'
The Bengaluru Police have arrested a doctor and his lab technician who have allegedly performed around 900 illegal abortions in the last three years. NDTV reports that Dr Chandan Ballal and his lab technician Nisar allegedly charged around Rs 30,000 for each abortion which they carried out at a hospital in the district headquarters town of Mysuru. Both of them were taken into custody last week. Read the full report here.
More than 100 arrested at world's largest coal port in Australia, BBC reports
A two-day blockade of the world's largest coal port has triggered 109 arrests, BBC reports. Hundreds of activists swam or used kayaks to occupy the Newcastle port's shipping lane in Australia, to protest against climate inaction. They claim the disruption prevented over half a million tonnes of coal from leaving the country. Australia is the world's second-biggest coal exporter, the report mentions, and it relies on fossil fuels for its own electricity needs. An estimated 3,000 people from across Australia took part in the 30-hour weekend blockade of its shipping lane, the report adds. Read the full report here.