News Dabba for 31 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 Parliament Monsoon Session live updates, the Jaipur Express shooting incident, to bomb blast in Pakistan's political rally.
Parliament Monsoon Session live updates by The Hindu
The parliamentary logjam between the INDIA bloc and the BJP-led government continued as the Manipur issue yet again took centre stage on Monday, The Hindu reports. In Lok Sabha, proceedings were adjourned till 2 pm, minutes after commencement amid sloganeering and protests. In Rajya Sabha, leader of the House Piyush Goyal informed that the government was ready for a short-duration discussion under Rule 176 on Manipur, the report adds. The Opposition however has insisted on a debate under Rule 267 and reiterated its demand for the PM’s statement before a discussion. Read the full report here.
Railway Constable shoots for dead on moving train, NDTV reports
NDTV reports that a Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel on Monday morning shot dead four people, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector, on-board a running train. The report says that the incident occurred near the Palghar railway station. He was later arrested after attempting to run away. The accused, RPF Constable Chetan Singh, opened fired from his official automatic weapon at around five in the morning. Read the full report here.
The Straits Times: 11 in South Korea dead from heat-related illnesses
A total of 11 people died of heat-related illnesses and four people drowned in South Korea over the weekend, The Straits Times reports. The death toll from heat-related illnesses included mostly people in their 70s and older. The report says several of them were found dead inside greenhouses or on farms in regions where temperatures shot up to daily highs of between 33 deg C and 36 deg C. Seven people died due to the heat on Saturday alone, it adds. Read the full report here.
Godavari river flows above danger mark in Telangana: Hindustan Times
Amid the heavy rainfalls across Telangana, the Godavari river water level crossed the danger mark in the Bhadrachalam town of Bhadradri Kothagudem district on Saturday. Hindustan Times reports that this has prompted district authorities to issue an alert. The water level in the Godavari river in Bhadrachalam stands at 56 ft. Officials added that relief operations are being undertaken in the villages here and all district officials are on high alert. Read the full report here.
At least 44 killed in suicide attack at Pakistan rally, Al Jazeera
A suicide bomber has detonated explosives at a political rally in northwestern Pakistan, Al Jazeera reports, killing at least 44 people. Nearly 200 more have been wounded. The blast took place on Sunday at a gathering of the conservative Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) party on the outskirts of Khar in Pakistan’s northwestern Bajaur district. The district borders Afghanistan, the report mentions. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Read the full report here.