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News Dabba 18 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 the US takeover of the Afghan embassy, the release orders of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassin, to the Gujarat workers killed in a wall collapse.


US to take control of Afghan embassy consulates in DC, New York and California, The Hindu reports

The Hindu’s today’s report is focused on the United States (US) taking control over the Afghan Embassy in Washington and the country’s consulates in New York and Beverly Hills. The report states that the State Department had said that it assumed sole responsibility for the security and maintenance of the diplomatic missions. The move is said to come after the department determined that the embassy and consulates had formally ceased conducting diplomatic and consular activities in the United States. Read the full report on The Hindu.


ABP news on SC orders to release Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassin


ABP news report discussed the Supreme Court (SC) order to release AG Perarivalan who was one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The SC today announced that “by exercising Article 142, it is appropriate to release the convict”. The verdict was pronounced by a three-justice bench of the SC that included Justice Nageswara Rao, BR Bavai and AS Bopanna. The report has also mentioned that on March 9, 2022, the SC had granted bail to AG Perarivalan, and further on April 27, 2022, the SC offered the Centre to release him from jail since he had served a sentence of more than three decades. Read the full report on ABP news.


The Wall Street Journal’s exclusive report on the alleged intentional crash of the Chinese Eastern Airlines

The Wall Street Journal did an exclusive report on the Chinese Eastern Airline crash that indicates that it was likely that the plane was intentionally crashed. The Boeing 737-800 jet that had crashed leaving 132 people dead. The flight data indicates someone in the cockpit intentionally crashed the aircraft. The report mentions that the aircraft was cursing at high altitude when it suddenly pitched into a near-vertical descent, plummeting into a mountain at extreme speed. Further, the report also added a statement by an American official who said that “the plane did what it was told to do by someone in the cockpit.” Read the full report on WSJ.


Telegraph covers the Gujarat incident where labourers were killed in wall collapse

Telegraphs today’s report covers the news story on Gujarat labourers who were killed in a wall collapse at a salt packaging factory. The incident took place at Sagar Salt Factory situated inside the Halvad industrial area in Morbi, Gujrat. The report mentions that at least 12 factory workers have died, while efforts to rescue others who might be stuck under are still on. Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives and announced Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those deceased. Read the full report on Telegraph.


The Print talks about the US trying to reduce India’s dependence on Russian weapons


The Print report states that the US is preparing a military aid package for India to deepen security ties and reduce the country’s dependence on Russia for weapons. It adds that the package that is under consideration would include foreign military financing of $500 million. This would make India one of the largest recipients of such aid behind Israel and Egypt. The report had also stated that this is a part of President Joe Biden’s administration to court India as a long-term security partner. Read the full report on The Print.