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News Dabba 19 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 hike in domestic LPG cylinder cost, global food crisis, Assam floods, to Navjot Singh Sidhu’s arrest.


Indian Express reports hike in Domestic LPG cylinder price

The Indian Express in today’s report has covered the hike in the price of LPG cylinders that crossed Rs 1,000 mark as the rate went up by Rs 3.50 per cylinder. This is the second hike this month. The report states that the cost of a commercial cylinder has also been hiked by Rs 8. The price of the domestic LPG cylinder after the hike will be Rs 1,003 in Delhi and Mumbai Rs 1,029 in Kolkata and Rs 1,018.5 in Chennai effective from today onwards. Read the full report on IE.


UN chief urges nations to ‘act urgently’ to end global food insecurity, ANI

ANI in today’s news report talks about the statement by the UN (United Nations) chief at the Global Food Security ministerial meeting held in New York on Wednesday. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during this meeting underlined the famine issue around the world. In his statement, he made an appeal stating that the number of severely food insecure people has doubled in just two years from 135 million pre-pandemic to 276 million today. He also highlighted that more than half a million across the world are experiencing famine conditions. Read the full report on ANI.


Assam floods affect people in 27 districts, The Quint reports

The Quint reported that along with Assam, parts of the northeast continue to witness persistent rainfall. This has affected a population of 6.6 lakh as around 27 districts have been affected, leaving at least nine dead. The report also states that nearly 48,000 people have been shifted to 248 relief camps. The report further adds that the Cachar district administration has closed all government and private educational institutions and non-essential private establishments for 48 hours. Read the full report on Quint.


Reuters on no money to buy fuel in Sri Lanka

In continuation to the ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka, Reuters reports that a Sri Lankan minister said that the country had run out of money to pay for fuel. The report mentions that the country is expected to be placed into default by rating agencies, as it is already unable to make coupon payments. The report also adds that the Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera told the parliament that the country has no money to pay for petrol shipments, along with appealing to people to stop queuing for the next two days. Read the full report on Reuters


Navjot Sidhu gets one year in jail for a 1988 case, Time of India


Times of India reported that the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday sentenced the former Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu to one year of rigorous imprisonment for a three-decade-old road rage case. The report also mentioned that a bench of Justice A M Khanwilkar and S K Kaul rejected the plea for securing guilty homicide not amounting murder charge under Section 304A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on Sidhu. Read the full report on TOI.