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News Dabba for 31 January 2024: 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 Imran Khan being given a second sentence in two days, HC giving three weeks to Chandigarh Municipal Corporation to reply, to ED issuing fresh summons to CM Arvind Kejriwal.


BBC report: Former Pakistan PM and wife Bushra Bibi jailed for corruption

 BBC reported that former Pakistan PM and his wife Bushra Bibi have been jailed for 14 years. It is the second sentence handed to Pakistan's former prime minister in two days. These two sentences come just a week before the general elections in Pakistan. BBC further states that Imran Khan is barred from standing in elections. As per the report, Khan has said the numerous cases against him are politically motivated. Read the full report Here.


Chinese soldiers ask Ladakh shepherds not to graze cattle near LAC, councillor says nomads stood firm: Indian Express


Soldiers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently stopped shepherds in Ladakh from grazing their cattle near the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Indian Express reported that the incident came to light after a purported video emerged on social media. The incident took place in Nyoma in eastern Ladakh, 87 km south of Chushul and 40 km from Chumthang. However, as per the report the incident is old and took place on January 2, which was confirmed by Chushul councillor Konchok Stanzin to Indian Express. The video shows Ladakhi shepherds confronting Chinese soldiers, who are asking the shepherds to leave the area. Read The full report here.


Outspoken Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim sworn in as Malaysia’s 17th king: Straits Times

Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar was sworn in as Malaysia’s new king at Istana Negara on Wednesday, The Straits Times reports, becoming the second ruler from Johor to ascend the national throne. Sultan Ibrahim, who will reign for five years, is the country’s 17th king. Malaysia’s nine royal houses take turns to become king for a five-year term, under a unique rotation system in place since the country’s independence in 1957, the report further states. Sultan Ibrahim has said his priorities as king include stamping out corruption, proposing that the anti-graft agency should report directly to the king. Read the full report here.


The Hindustan Times on Delhi excise policy case: ED issues fresh summons to Kejriwal

Hindustan Times reports that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued fresh summons to Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal to join investigation in its ongoing probe in the Delhi Excise policy case on Wednesday. The report further states that this is the fifth summon to Kejriwal, the last summon was issued on January 13. But the Delhi CM had skipped it, calling it “illegal and politically motivated” and questioning its timing. As per the report, it is alleged that the Delhi government's excise policy for 2021-22 to grant licences to liquor traders allowed cartelisation and favoured certain dealers. Read the full report here.


HC seeks replies from Chandigarh admin, municipal corporation on AAP's plea: The Hindu


The Punjab and Haryana High Court issued notices to the Chandigarh administration and the Municipal Corporation on the AAP's petition seeking fresh elections under the supervision of a retired HC judge on January 31, The Hindu reported. In a shock defeat for the Aam Aadmi Party-Congress alliance, the report says, the BJP won the Chandigarh mayoral polls yesterday. Both parties alleged foul play and moved the high court seeking fresh elections. The Court has given three weeks to the respondents to file their replies in the matter. Read the full report here.