News Dabba for 6 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, about over 100 bodies from the Odisha Train Crash unidentified, the attack on a critical dam in southern Ukraine, to the development of a cyclone in the Arabian Sea.
NDTV on Odisha Train Crash: Over 100 bodies remain unidentified yet
Over 100 bodies have not been identified after the Odisha train accident on Friday, NDTV reports. The accident was one of India's deadliest ever, in which 278 people were killed. The report adds that it has been more than 80 hours and officials are debating how much longer the bodies, many of them dismembered and mangled, can be kept for relatives to identify them. To give the families more time, the bodies are being embalmed. Blood samples are also being collected for DNA matching. The AIIMS hospital in Bhubaneswar has called for at least five freezers from Paradip Port to slow down the decay of the bodies brought in after the crash. Grieving families have struggled to identify bodies damaged beyond recognition, the report adds. Read the full report here.
Critical dam in southern Ukraine is blown up: The Straits Times report
A vast Soviet-era dam in the Russian-controlled part of southern Ukraine was blown up on Tuesday. The Straits Times reports that this has unleashed a flood of water across the war zone. The report adds that both Ukraine and Russia said this was an intentional attack by the other’s forces. Unverified videos on social media showed water surging through the remains of the Nova Kakhovka dam. Water levels raced up by metres in a matter of hours, the report adds. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky blamed Russia for the damage, while Russian-installed officials in Kherson said Ukraine struck the dam. The report mentions that along with flooding, the destruction of the dam also poses a risk to the nearby Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Read the full report here.
NCB busts pan India DarkNet-based drug cartel network, The Hindu
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday claimed to have busted a pan-India drugs trafficking network operating on the dark web. The Hindu reports that NCB said this was the "largest ever" seizure of 15,000 LSD blots in one operation and arrest of six people who are students and youngsters. LSD or lysergic acid diethylamide is a synthetic chemical based-drug and is categorised as a hallucinogen. The network was spread across Poland, the Netherlands, the US and various states in India, an official said. Till now, the highest seizure of LSD was 5,000 blots by the Karnataka Police in 2021 and by the Kolkata NCB in 2022 in a single operation, the report said. Read the full report here.
Iran presents its first hypersonic ballistic missile, state media reports
Iran presented what officials described as its first domestically-made hypersonic ballistic missile on Tuesday, the official IRNA news agency reported. Reuters reports that an announcement likely to heighten Western concerns about Tehran's missile capabilities. Iranian state media published pictures of the missile named Fattah at a ceremony attended by President Ebrahim Rahisi and commanders of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps. Hypersonic missiles can fly at least five times faster than the speed of sound and on a complex trajectory, which makes them difficult to intercept. The report adds State TV saying that Iran's Fattah missile can target "the enemy's advanced anti-missile systems and is a big generational leap in the field of missiles". Read the full report here.
Cyclone to develop in Arabian Sea tomorrow: Hindustan Times
A depression formed over the southeast Arabian Sea is likely to move northwestward and intensify into a cyclonic storm by Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department or IMD said on Tuesday. Hindustan Times reports that it is possible that the intensity of the storm and its location in the Arabian Sea will affect the onset of the monsoon in Kerala. The cyclonic storm will be called Biparjoy. According to Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, monsoon onset over Kerala may happen on June 8 or June 9. Read the full report here.