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News Dabba for 30 August 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 Rahul Gandhi on Chinese transgressions, ex Pakistan PM's custody extension, to coup in another African country that was a former French colony.


NDTV report: Sick leopard wanders into Madhya Pradesh village, harassed

A shocking video of villagers from Madhya Pradesh's Iklera abusing and harassing a leopard has emerged online, NDTV reports. The video shows the unwell leopard surrounded by over a dozen men. One man, in red pants, pushes the others away and sits on the leopard's back, the report says. The leopard was seen roaming in the forest near Iklera in Madhya Pradesh's Dewas district. Forest Officer Santosh Shukla said that the team has taken the two-year-old leopard to Van Vihar in Bhopal for treatment. Read the full report here.


PM Modi should speak on Chinese transgressions: The Hindu quotes Rahul Gandhi


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak on the issue of Chinese incursion. The Hindu reports this comes a day after India dismissed the new official map of China that includes Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin as “absurd”. “I have been saying this for years now that the Prime Minister’s claim that not an inch of land has been taken away from Ladakh is a complete lie. I have just come back from Ladakh and all of Ladakh knows that China has usurped our land,” Gandhi said. On Monday, the report mentions, China officially released the 2023 edition of its “standard map” incorporating Arunachal Pradesh, Aksai Chin region, Taiwan and the South China Sea. Read the full report here.


Pakistan ex-PM Imran Khan’s custody extended by two weeks, Al Jazeera

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has been sent to judicial remand for two weeks on charges of leaking state secrets, Al Jazeera reports. Khan’s custody was extended till September 13 to investigate him in the so-called “cypher” case after a special court held the proceedings on the jail premises in Attock city on Wednesday. Khan’s judicial remand comes a day after the Islamabad High Court suspended his conviction and three-year jail sentence on corruption charges. As per the report, he is charged with making public the contents of a confidential cable sent by Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States and using it for political gain. Read the full report here.


Hindustan Times: Five die after inhaling toxic gas at food factory in MP's Morena

Hindustan Times reports that five workers lost their lives as a result of inhaling poisonous gas emanating from a tank at a food factory in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district on Wednesday. This has prompted officials to carry out a frantic rescue operation and evacuate the facility. The incident occurred at the factory named 'Sakshi Food Product' in the Jarerua area of the district. As per the report, gas started emanating from a tank at the factory around 11 am. Read the full report here.


Gabon Army officers say they are taking power, BBC reports


Army officers have appeared on national television in Gabon to say they have taken power. BBC reports they said they were annulling the results of Saturday's election, in which President Ali Bongo was declared the winner. The electoral commission said Bongo had won just under two-thirds of the votes in an election the opposition argued was fraudulent. Gabon is one of Africa's major oil producers, while nearly 90% of the country is covered by forests, the report says. It further says that if confirmed, this would be the eighth coup in former French colonies in Africa in the past three years. Read the full report here.