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News Dabba for 8 May 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 a MiG-21 Jet crash into a Rajasthan home, a car striking people in a Texas border town, to complaints of snags in Thai elections.


Eight dead as car strikes people in Texas border town, BBC

BBC reports that eight people have been killed in the US state of Texas after a car struck a group at a bus stop close to a shelter for the homeless and migrants. The incident happened in the city of Brownsville near the Mexican border at about 08:30 local time. At least five other people have been injured. The driver has been arrested and charged, the report adds. Brownsville police say it is not clear whether the incident was intentional. Read the full report here.


NDTV reports 3 villagers dead as MiG-21 Jet crashes into Rajasthan home


Three people were killed and three others injured after an Indian Air Force MiG-21 Fighter aircraft crashed into a house in a Rajasthan village today, NDTV reports. The aircraft had taken off from the Suratgarh airbase for a routine exercise. The report says it crashed near Bahlol Nagar in Rajasthan's Hanumangarh due to a technical snag. The pilot ejected from the aircraft in time and he is reported to be safe. The IAF said a probe has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the crash. Read the full report here.


Thai election agency criticised after snags in early voting

Thailand’s election commission came under scrutiny on Monday after what a monitoring group said were widespread complaints in early voting. The Straits Times reports that this has fuelled concern on social media about the competence of a body appointed under military rule. The People’s Network to Monitor Elections, an alliance of non-governmental organisations, said it received about 300 complaints during Sunday’s early voting. These included missing names, votes cast by the wrong people, mistakes with mailed ballots and incomplete lists of candidates at polling stations, the report adds. Thailand holds an election on May 14 that could see an end to nine years of government led or backed by the military. Read the full report here.


Another explosion near Golden Temple, The Hindu reports

An explosion took place on a heritage street near the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Monday, close to the spot where a blast was reported on May 6. The Hindu reported that no one was injured or any damage was reported in the latest blast. The cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained, officials said. The explosion occurred near the same spot on the heritage street leading to the Golden Temple where the one on May 6 took place, the police said. Locals called for a thorough probe into the two explosions. Read the full report here.


The Wire: EC tells parties to get permission for print ads on election day


The Election Commission has asked all political parties and candidates in Karnataka to get permission from the media certification and monitoring committee if they intend to publish advertisements in the print media on the day of polling (May 10) or the day before it, The Wire reported. The EC also wrote to editors of all big newspapers in the state, saying it was their responsibility to ensure that no advertisements are published on these days without permission. Earlier too, the EC has issued such directions to political parties. Read the full report here.