News Dabba for 28 July 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 the passing of three bills in Lok Sabha amid chaos, Supreme Court relief for 2 activists in the Bhima Koregaon case, to Macron seeking a bigger French say in the Pacific.
Three Bills passed in Lok Sabha amid chaos: The Hindu's live report
Three key Bills were rushed through the House amid loud chanting by the Opposition members, The Hindu reports. The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation Amendment) Bill, 2023, the National Nursing and Midwifery Commission Bill, 2023 and the National Dental Commission Bill, 2023 were passed in Loksabha without discussion today. The report adds that soon after the passing of the Bills, the House was adjourned till Monday morning. Meanwhile, after a relatively calm start, the Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after the Chair, Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar said he would not countenance disrespectful behaviour from TMC MP Derek O’Brien. Read the full report here.
NDTV on Bhima Koregaon case: Supreme Court relief for 2 activists
NDTV reports that the Supreme Court today granted bail to Elgar Parishad members Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, accused in the Bhima Koregaon violence case. The bail pleas of the two accused, arrested under stringent anti-terror UAPA charges, were rejected by the Bombay High Court in December 2021, the report mentions. They were arrested in August 2018. The Court granted bail considering the fact that they have been under custody for over 5 years. Read the full report here.
Hong Kong Court dismisses official's request to ban protest song, BBC
A Hong Kong court has struck down the government's request to ban from the internet the unofficial anthem of the island's pro-democracy movement. BBC reports that Judge Anthony Chan ruled that granting the ban could have had "chilling effects" on freedom of speech. Authorities have been angered by hearing Glory to Hong Kong played instead of the Chinese national anthem during international sports events. They have taken a tougher stance towards protests in recent years, the report adds. Read the full report here.
Woman murdered with iron rod in South Delhi park: Hindustan Times
A 25-year-old woman, a student of Shri Aurobindo College in South Delhi's Malviya Nagar, died on the spot after being hit by an iron rod on the head by an attacker, Hindustan Times reports. The attacker is believed to have accompanied the woman to the park. Irfan, the attacker, was arrested after Delhi Police launched a probe and a case of murder was filed. Preliminary reports reveal the woman's family rejected the marriage proposal and the woman stopped talking to him. Read the full report here.
Macron seeks bigger French say in Pacific, The Straits Times
French President Emmanuel Macron slammed what he called the imperialism of neighbouring powers on a visit to the South Pacific. The Straits Times reports that he sought to promote France as a balancing force in a region with strategic significance to both China and the United States. China and the US have sought to build influence in the region, an area that would facilitate military access to Taiwan in a conflict. The report says Macron wants Paris to act as a balancing force but he does not have the diplomatic or military might of the two superpowers. Read the full report here.