News Dabba for 29 September 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 Karnataka Bandh, Delhi's plan to combat air pollution, to blast in Pakistan's Balochistan.
The Hindu's live updates on Karnataka Bandh over Cauvery water sharing
Kannada and farmer groups have called for a Karnataka Bandh over the inter-state Cauvery river water dispute. The Hindu reported that normal life has been thrown out of gear in Mysuru and surrounding districts and the KSRTC has withdrawn services in the city. The bandh had little impact in the twin districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi. In Bengaluru, the report says, Kannada activists have taken to the streets in various parts of the city staging protests, blocking roads. Read the full report here.
Arvind Kejriwal lists Delhi's plan to combat air pollution, NDTV reports
NDTV reports that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today unveiled the 'Winter Action Plan' to tackle air pollution. Kejriwal said that 13 pollution hotspots have been identified across the national capital. He said water sprinklers will be used to settle the dust and alternative routes will be used for about 90 roads that have heavy traffic throughout the day, the report says. He said water sprinklers will be used to settle the dust and alternative routes will be used for about 90 roads that have heavy traffic throughout the day. Read the full report here.
Second round of Fukushima wastewater release to start next week: The Straits Times
Japan will begin releasing a second batch of wastewater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant from next week, its operator has said, as per The Straits Times. The exercise has angered China and others when it began in August. On August 24, Japan began discharging into the Pacific some of the 1.34 million tonnes of wastewater that has collected since a tsunami crippled the facility in 2011. China banned all Japanese seafood imports after the first release, which ended on September 11, despite Tokyo’s insistence that the operation poses no risk. Read the full report here.
Blast in Pakistan's Balochistan kills at least 50, BBC
At least 50 people have been killed and more than 50 injured in an explosion in Pakistan, BBC reports. The blast happened near a mosque in the southwestern province of Balochistan on Friday as people gathered to celebrate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. The report says that officials in Balochistan have declared a state of emergency. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Reports are also emerging of a separate blast at a mosque near Peshawar City. Read the full report here.