News Dabba for 3 May 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 wrestlers' protest in Delhi, Serbia school shooting, to the Centre agreeing to set up a panel to look into LGBTQIA+ community issues.
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat's charge against Anurag Thakur amid #MeToo protest: NDTV
India's ace wrestler Vinesh Phogat has said it is tough to stand against a powerful person who is misusing his power and position for a very long time, NDTV reported. Phogat also slammed Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur for not taking any action. She has been protesting at Jantar Mantar with other top grapplers against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over sexual harassment charges. The report quotes Phogat addressing the media, "It is very difficult to stand against a person who is misusing his power and position for so long." She revealed that the wrestlers had met an official before they started their protest in Jantar Mantar, for the first time, but no action was taken. Read the full report here.
BBC reports at least nine dead after Serbia school shooting
At least eight students and a security guard are dead after a shooting at a school in Serbia's capital Belgrade. BBC reported that as per the interior ministry, another six pupils and a teacher were injured in the attack and have been taken to hospital. Police arrested a 14-year-old student at the Vladislav Ribnikar school in central Belgrade in connection with Wednesday morning's attack. The report says that the suspect is alleged to have used his father's gun. Read the full report here.
Centre to set up a panel to look into LGBTQIA+ community issues, The Hindu reports
The Hindu reported that the Union Government told the Supreme Court on May 3 that it will constitute a committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary to address genuine, human concerns faced by the LGBTQIA+ community members in their daily lives. “The government is positive,” Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted before a Constitution Bench hearing the same-sex marriage case. As per the report, the committee will be constituted considering the fact that the issues faced by the community would span across Ministries, the government said. Read the full report here.
The Straits Times: Rohingya team to visit Myanmar over refugee return plan
A Rohingya delegation will visit Myanmar on Friday as part of efforts to revive a long-stalled plan to return the stateless minority to their homeland, said refugees and Bangladeshi officials. The Straits Time reported the delegation will visit a site close to the Bangladesh border. Myanmar’s military regime plans to resettle more than 1,000 Rohingya in a pilot project. Bangladesh is home to around 10 lakh Rohingya, most of whom fled a 2017 military crackdown in Myanmar. Read the full report here.
Al Jazeera on Gaza truce as Palestinians protest death of hunger striker
Palestinian Islamic Jihad has announced a truce in the Gaza Strip after it traded fire with Israel following the death of hunger striker Adnan Khader in Israeli custody. Al Jazeera reported that mediators from Qatar, Egypt and the United Nations intervened to broker a return to calm from 4 am local time. The report adds that the Israeli army announced a “complete return to routine” on Wednesday in areas near Gaza. A Palestinian man, Hashel Mubarak Salman Mubarak, 58, was killed and five people were wounded in the Israeli strikes, the Palestinian health ministry said on Wednesday. Read the full report here.