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News Dabba for 6 April 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 extra security across the country on Hanuman Jayanti, Gyanvapi mosque case on April 14, to Iran, Saudi Arabia agreeing to open foreign embassies.


SC to hear Gyanvapi mosque case on April 14, Indian Express reports

The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will hear the case relating to Varanasi’s Gyanvapi mosque on April 14. Indian Express reports it allowed the Muslim side to file an application before it regarding their request to allow the practice of ablution inside the mosque premises. Mentioning the matter before the apex court, Senior Advocate Huzefa Ahmadi said: “This is a month of Ramzan and the worshippers should be able to pray inside the premises.” The report says  Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud asked for an application to be filed in this regard. Read the full report here.


Al Jazeera: Iran, Saudi Arabia agree to open foreign embassies


Saudi Arabia and Iran have agreed to follow up on arrangements to reopen their diplomatic missions to Tehran and Riyadh respectively, Al Jazeera reports. It adds that this will encourage visits of official and private delegations and facilitate visas for Iranian and Saudi citizens. They also agreed to discuss resuming flights between them, the report adds. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud and his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amirabdollahian, shook hands in the Chinese capital, Beijing, on Thursday. Read the full report here.


NCERT says Not declaring deletions on Mahatma Gandhi, RSS in textbooks an ‘oversight’

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has claimed that the key deletions in the rationalised syllabus for 2023-24, were not declared in the public domain due to an “oversight”. The Hindu reports that the deletions include Hindu extremists’ dislike of Gandhi and a ban on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) after his assassination. “The process of rationalisation of content happened during COVID-19. While all changes were reported on our website last year, this particular change may have not been reported due to oversight,” NCERT Director DP Saklani was quoted as saying by The Hindu. Read the full report here.


Myanmar crisis cited as a challenge to regional efforts to save Mekong River: The Straits Times

The Straits Times reports that Myanmar’s ongoing crisis was raised as a possible hindrance to regional cooperation to save the Mekong River. Other countries along the important waterway pledged on Wednesday to strengthen collaboration in efforts to conserve the water resource. At the quadrennial Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit, the report adds, member countries Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia pledged to take proactive measures for the river, The 4,900km-long river, which originates in China, has been decimated over the years by rapid dam building in riparian countries as well as climate change. Read the full report here.


Security beefed up across country on Hanuman Jayanti, after Ram Navami clashes, India Today


India Today reports that security has been beefed up across the country for Hanuman Janmotsav celebrations, following Ram Navami clashes in West Bengal, Bihar and other states. The Centre on Wednesday asked all states to ensure law and order during Hanuman Jayanti on Thursday. The home ministry announced that central armed forces have been deployed in West Bengal to assist the state police during Hanuman Janmotsav. The report says that security was also beefed up in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri. The area was hit by communal violence during the festival last year. Read the full report here.