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News Dabba for 28 April 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 Russian missiles hitting cities, SC directs UP govt. to submit a status report on Atique Ahmed, to Turkish evacuation aircraft fired on in Sudan.


Twelve dead as Russian missiles hit cities, BBC reports SC directs UP govt. to submit status report on killing of Atiq Ahmed, to 

BBC reported that Russia has launched a wave of air strikes against cities across Ukraine, including Kyiv. They have left at least 12 people dead, the report says. Ten people including a child were killed in an attack that hit a block of flats in the central city of Uman and a woman and her three-year-old daughter were killed in the city of Dnipro, the report adds. Explosions were also reported in the cities of Kremenchuk and Poltava. Read the full report here.


SC directs UP govt. to submit status report on steps taken post killing of Atiq Ahmed: The Hindu


The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Uttar Pradesh Police to explain why gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad and his brother were “paraded” while being taken for medical examination to a hospital on the day they were shot to death, The Hindu reports. They were shot at point-blank range in full view of TV cameras by assailants posing as journalists. “We have seen the video footage...Why were they not taken to the entrance… Why were they paraded?” a Bench of Justices S. Ravindra Bhat and Dipankar Datta asked senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the State police. The report adds the court further asked how the assassins knew the brothers would be brought to the Motilal Nehru Divisional Hospital in Prayagraj on that day. Read the full report here.


Sooraj Pancholi acquitted in Jiah Khan death by suicide case, NDTV

A special CBI court in Mumbai on Friday acquitted actress Jiah Khan's boyfriend and actor Sooraj Pancholi of abetment charges in relation to her death by suicide. Jiah Khan, 25, was found hanging at her Juhu home in Mumbai on June 3, 2013. The NDTV report adds that police later arrested Sooraj Pancholi on the basis of a six-page letter, purportedly written by Jiah. Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court judge AS Sayyad said today, "Due to paucity of evidence, Sooraj Pancholi is acquitted". Read the full report here.


Al Jazeera on Turkish evacuation aircraft fired on in Sudan

Al Jazeera reports that Sudan’s army has accused its rival paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) of opening fire on a Turkish evacuation plane as it landed at Wadi Seyidna airport outside Khartoum. Turkiye’s foreign ministry confirms the aircraft sustained small-arms fire but said no injuries were reported and the C-130 plane required repairs. The report further says heavy explosions and gunfire are reported across Khartoum and its twin city of Omdurman despite the announcement of a new 72-hour ceasefire. Clashes have also been reported near the army headquarters, the presidential palace, and the area close to the Khartoum international airport. Read the full report here.


PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 91 FM transmitters, HT reports


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated 91 new 100W FM transmitters across the country to boost radio connectivity, Hindustan Times reports. This was ahead of his flagship broadcast set to complete 100 episodes on April 30. “Today marks a significant step in the expansion of FM services by All India Radio in the direction of becoming All India FM,” PM Modi said. He congratulated All India Radio for the momentous achievement”, the statement in this regard said. Read the full report here.