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News Dabba 06 May: 5 stories across the web for a balanced news diet

Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Anushka Vani 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 Pakistan rejecting the J&K delimitation report, India facing a coal crunch to Sri Lankans protesting against the Government.


Pakistan rejects Jammu & Kashmir Delimitation Commission Report, says The Hindu


The report talks about the final order issued by the Delimitation Commission that was tasked by the Indian Government to redraw the boundaries of assembly and parliamentary constituencies in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). The Pakistan foreign ministry handed a demarche that stated the rejection of the Delimitation Commission Report. This news report talks about Pakistan's reaction and mentions that Pakistan Foreign Office summoned India’s Charged Affaires to the ministry and conveyed that the report was aimed at “disenfranchising and disempowering” the Muslim majority population of Jammu and Kashmir. Read the full report on The Hindu


India’s dependence on coal is unaffordable, ThePrint

ThePrint, in this report, stated that a third of India’s coal-based capacity is dependent on imports while cheaper Indian coal isn’t of good quality. As the temperatures have been rising in various parts of the country electricity usage has been hiked up. More air conditioners (ACs) and fans are being used for a longer duration, which eventually has led to the collapse of the electricity supply. Though this has been a recurring issue experienced every summer, this issue is estimated to get worse. The report has also mentioned that India has rapidly electrified in recent years and peak power demand has been growing between 8 percent and 10 percent a year. Additionally, it also states that the thermal power plants produce three-fourths of India’s electricity, but they can never seem to get their hands on enough coal. Read the full report on ThePrint.


Economic Times on Sri Lankan trade unions demanding resignation of President Rajapaksa 

The report has mentioned that all trade unions of health, postal, port and other government services are protesting against the Sri Lankan Government, demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his government. The report has also pointed out the reasons for the protest stating that the government was unable to tackle the economic meltdown which caused unprecedented hardship to the public. Read the full report on ET.


The Straits Times reported Asian Games to be postponed


This report has highlighted that the Asian Games that were to take place in Hangzhou in September this year have been postponed. The new date has not yet been specified by the Olympic Council. The report states that there was no mention of the reason for the delay of the announcement, but the decision has been taken as a precaution as China battles new cases of Covid-19. Read the full report on TST.


Illegal Metro debris threatens floods in Mumbai, The Free Press Journal

The Free Press Journal reported its investigation on the process of dumping and disposal of Mumbai Metro waste. The investigation has acquired data on illegal networks of six-inch pipes situated underground that pump slurry into Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) drains at Worli, causing the drains to choke up. This is could be harmful during the monsoon, as the city would experience heavy floods because of this illegal dumping. As per the report, a major cause for the decline of the capacity of the drains is the illegal discharge of the Metro debris by the contractor. Read the full report on FPJ.