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News Dabba for 29 November 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 rescued workers being airlifted, Kerala questioning the Governor’s decision to refer 7 Bills to the President, to hopes of Gaza truce extension.


Kerala questions Governor’s decision to refer 7 Bills to President, The Hindu

The Supreme Court on Wednesday recorded the development that Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan has referred seven Bills to the President, The Hindu reports, and has ordered the State Government to file an amendment application to broaden the current petition. Senior Advocate KK Venugopal, appearing for the State of Kerala, argued that some of the Bills were originally ordinances promulgated by the Governor under Article 213 of the Constitution, and there was no reason for the Governor to now refer them to the President. The report says Venugopal called the AG’s comments “silly “ and said Kerala was one of the most beautifully-run states. Read the full report here.


41 workers, rescued from Uttarakhand tunnel, airlifted in Chinook, NDTV reports


NDTV reports that a day after they were rescued from the tunnel where they had been trapped for 17 days, 41 construction workers have been airlifted in an Indian Air Force Chinook. They were taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Rishikesh, the report adds. While none of the workers have suffered external injuries, officials said they are being taken to the premier hospital as a precautionary measure and so that tests can be done faster and more effectively. The construction workers had been taken to a makeshift hospital in Chinyalisaur. Read the full report here.


BBC live updates: Hopes of Gaza truce extension as more hostages set to be freed

There are hopes the truce between Israel and Hamas could be extended, BBC says in its live report, as talks are being held in Qatar about a possible new deal. Israel says it has received a list of hostages held in Gaza who could be released later on Wednesday, on the sixth day of the current truce. The report mentions that on Tuesday, 12 more hostages were released by Hamas and Israel freed 30 more Palestinian prisoners. Read the full report here.


TeleSUR reports US Army and Guyana strengthen military partnership

TeleSUR reports that from November 27 to 29, commanders of the US Army's 1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade (SFAB) and the Guyana Defense Force (GDF) met as part of the strong US-Guyana military partnership. This meeting took place ahead of Venezuela's referendum on December 3 to reaffirm its sovereignty over the disputed region and Guyana is strengthening its presence in the area. The report adds that Guyana has raised the possibility of installing military bases in the area in dispute with Venezuela. Last November 24 the Guyanese authorities raised high a flag of their country in the area in dispute with Venezuela, something that was taken as a provocation by the other side. Read the full report here.


India faced extreme weather events nearly daily in first 9 months of this year: Hindustan Times


Hindustan Times reports that India faced extreme weather events nearly daily in the first nine months this year. They claimed an estimated 2,923 human lives, affected 1.84 million hectares (ha) of crop area, destroyed over 80,563 houses and killed nearly 92,519 livestock, a Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) analysis has found. CSE researchers said, as per the report, the losses and damages could be higher as data for each event was not collated nor were the losses of public property or crops calculated. The analysis is based on the compilation of heat waves, cyclones, lightning, heavy rain, floods, and landslide data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD)’s daily bulletins and the Home Ministry’s situation report on flood/heavy rainfall. Read the full report here.