News Dabba for 3 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 Ajit Pawar's power-sharing discussion with Fadnavis, Israel's air strikes on Palestine, to the easing of France riots.
Eight Palestinians killed as Israel launches air attacks on Jenin: Al Jazeera
Israel’s military has launched air raids on the Jenin refugee camp in the northern occupied West Bank, Al Jazeera reports, carrying out an ongoing large-scale attack that involved a missile. At least seven Palestinians were killed, according to residents and officials. The report also adds that an eighth Palestinian, 21-year-old Mohammad Hasanein, was killed overnight on Monday by the Israeli army at the northern entrance to the city of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank. Residents said Israel launched at least 10 air attacks in Jenin overnight on Monday. Read the full report here.
NDTV reports Ajit Pawar meets Devendra Fadnavis for power-sharing discussion
Ajit Pawar today held a series of meetings notably with Devendra Fadnavis, a day after he broke ranks and joined the Eknath Shinde government as the Deputy Chief Minister, NDTV reports. He met Fadnavis at his residence hours after meeting the rebel NCP MLAs this morning – reportedly to discuss the power-sharing formula. Meanwhile, Sharad Pawar today visited the memorial of his mentor and Maharashtra's first chief minister Yashwantrao Chavan in Satara district. The report states that this is being seen as a show of strength a day after his nephew's big switch. He said the BJP was trying to "destroy" all Opposition parties, and vowed to rebuild the NCP. The report further says that the NCP has submitted a petition to the Speaker of the Maharashtra assembly seeking the disqualification of Ajit Pawar and his eight loyalists. Read the full report here.
Delhi HC denies bail to Manish Sisodia, Hindustan Times
Delhi High Court has denied bail to senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and former deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in connection to the money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arising out of the alleged excise policy scam. Hindustan Times reports that the court has also dismissed the bail petitions by others involved in the same case including Hyderabad-based businessman Abhishek Boinpally and AAP's former communication in-charge Vijay Nair. The court observed that Sisodia failed to meet the twin condition for the grant of bail under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002. Read the full report here.
France riots ease as mayors call anti-violence rally, BBC reports
BBC reports that riots in France appear to be calming, after five days of violent protests in response to the shooting of teenager Nahel M during a police traffic stop. More than 150 people were arrested on Sunday night. More than 700 were held the night before. Over the last few days, BBC says that there have been numerous calls for the violence to stop, including from Nahel's family. Mayors have called for people to rally outside town halls on Monday to protest the violence and looting. Read the full report here.
The Hindu: Nothing suspicious found about unidentified flying object' over PM's residence
An "unidentified flying object" was reportedly seen over the Prime Minister's residence here in central Delhi on July 3 morning, The Hindu reports. However, the report adds that police have not found anything suspicious. A PCR call was received around 5 am that a drone-like object was seen flying over the Prime Minister's residence, police said. The Air Traffic Control (ATC) also did not find anything suspicious, the report says. Read the full report here.