News Dabba for 5 June 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 update Odisha Train Crash case, reports of Amit Shah meeting wrestlers, to 47 percent rise in unruly behaviour on flights in 2022.
BBC reports Russia says it thwarted major Ukrainian offensive
Russia's defence ministry says it has thwarted a major Ukrainian offensive in Donetsk, claiming to have killed 250 troops and destroyed armoured vehicles. BBC reported that video of what Russia says is the battle appears to show military vehicles coming under heavy fire in fields. But there has been no comment from Kyiv and Russia's claim has not been independently verified. The report mentions that aA Ukrainian counter-offensive has been long awaited but Kyiv says it will not give advance warning of its start. Read the full report here.
NDTV report on Odisha Train Crash case: Charge of "causing death by negligence"
The Odisha police has filed a case with charges of "causing death by negligence and endangering life" in the Balasore train accident, NDTV reports. The investigation will soon be taken over by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the report adds. At present, culpability of specific railway employees has not been ascertained, which will be unearthed during the investigation," the First Information Report (FIR) states. On Sunday, Indian Railways sought a CBI inquiry into the accident, and also indicated that the electronic interlocking system. Read the full report here.
Amit Shah meets wrestlers, tells them to “trust the investigation”, The Hindu
A delegation, consisting of the protesting wrestlers and their coaches, met with Home Minister Amit Shah at his official residence on late June 3, The Hindu reports as per sources. However, the report adds that the Ministry of Home Affairs has denied that any such meeting took place. On late June 3, when the wrestlers met with the Home Minister, their foremost demand was to call for the arrest of Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who has been accused of sexually harassing and threatening wrestlers. The report adds that wrestlers also requested the Home Minister to take back the FIR filed against them. Read the full report here.
Journalist Bao Choy wins appeal at Hong Kong’s top court, Al Jazeera reports
Documentary journalist Bao Choy has won her appeal at Hong Kong’s top court over a conviction for accessing vehicle registration records. Al Jazeera reports that Choy, who was working for public broadcaster RTHK as a freelancer, aimed to use the records to find out who was involved in a violent assault on protesters and train travellers at the Yuen Long station during the 2019 mass protests. She was convicted in April 2021, on two counts of making false statements to obtain information and fined 6,000 Hong Kong dollars. The reportt says that the appeal to the Court of Final Appeal was her last chance to overturn the ruling. Read the full report here.
47 pc rise in unruly behaviour on flights in 2022: The Straits Times
The Straits Times reports that incidents with troublemaking passengers on flights worldwide rose almost 50 percent in 2022 compared with the year before, according to a report released by the International Air Transport Association (Iata) on Sunday. There was one incident report for every 568 flights in 2022. The report says it was around 47 percent higher than the 2021 figure of one for every 835 flights. The most common incidents include non-compliance with instructions, verbal abuse and intoxication. These represents around 300 airlines comprising 83 percent of global air traffic. Read the full report here.