News Dabba for 28 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 the Muslim Law Board's late-night meet, Pakistan paving the way for the return of Nawaz Sharif, to outrage in France after police shoot 17-year-old.
Centre allows Aadhaar authentication for registration for births and deaths: The Hindu
The Centre has allowed the Office of Registrar General of India (RGI) to perform Aadhaar authentication during the registration of births and deaths in the country, The Hindu reports. However, Aadhaar is not mandatory for such registration. The report mentions a gazette notification published on June 27, 2023, said the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEiTY) has allowed the RGI office to use the Aadhaar database for authenticating the identity details provided during registration of births and deaths. Read the full report here.
NDTV on Muslim Law Board's late-night meet after PM's push for Uniform Civil Code
India's top Muslim body, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, held an emergency meeting last night, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strong pitch for a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the country. Prime Minister Modi, addressing BJP workers in Bhopal yesterday, said two laws in the same country would not work. NDTV reports the Muslim law board's meeting was held virtually and lasted for about three hours. They discussed the legal aspects of the UCC in the context of PM Modi's remarks, the report adds. Read the full report here.
The Straits Times: Pakistan passes law paving way for return of exiled ex-PM Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan’s national assembly has passed legislation limiting how long lawmakers can be disqualified from office, a state spokesman said on Tuesday. The Strait Times reports that this has paved the way for exiled former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s return to politics. The report says that the new amendment stated that courts can disqualify parliamentarians only for a period not exceeding five years. Sharif served as Pakistan’s prime minister three times – the last before being ousted over graft allegations in 2017. The Supreme Court barred him from politics for life and he was later sentenced to seven years in jail. Read the full report here.
Two NEET aspirants allegedly die by suicide hours apart in Rajasthan's Kota, Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times reports that a 17-year-old student from Uttar Pradesh was found dead at a rented accommodation in Kota late on Tuesday. This was just hours after another student was suspected of having died by suicide, taking the number of such cases in Rajasthan’s coaching hub to four this month. The report says that the student from Uttar Pradesh was preparing for the all-India pre-medical entrance test and arrived in Kota a month back. Fifteen students have died by suicide in Kota this year so far. Read the full report here.
Outrage in France after police shoot 17-year-old, Al Jazeera reports
Al Jazeera reports that clashes have broken out between demonstrators and police following public outrage over the shooting death of a 17-year-old in the Paris suburb of Nanterre. The youth was shot after he allegedly failed to comply with a police order to stop his car. The teenager was driving in a rental car in the western Paris suburb early on Tuesday when police pulled him over for breaking several road rules, as per the prosecutors. A video circulating on social media shows two police officers trying to stop the vehicle, with one pointing his weapon at the driver through the window and firing at close range when the youth apparently continues to drive. The report says that the car moved a few dozen metres before crashing. Read the full report here.