News Dabba 24 June: 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.
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 the US Senate's gun control measures in three decades, the Maharashtra political crisis, Afghanistan authorities ending search for earthquake survivors, Dhoupadi Murmu filing nomination for presidential elections, to Dickon Mitchell set to become the new Prime Minister of Grenada.
US Senate passes first gun control bill in decades, BBC reports
The US Senate has passed a gun control bill - the most significant firearms legislation in nearly 30 years, a BBC report says. The report adds that 15 Republicans joined Democrats in the upper chamber of Congress to approve the measure by 65 votes to 33. The reforms come in view of the mass shootings last month at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, and a primary school in Uvalde, Texas, that left 31 people dead. The reforms include tougher background checks for buyers younger than 21. It also calls for the removal of arms from those perceived as a threat as well as blocking gun sales to those convicted of abusing unmarried intimate partners. Read the full report on BBC.
Quint live updates: Uddhav Slams Shinde, BJP in Address to Sena
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, in an online address to the party, blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the unrest. He added that the rebels have taken advantage of his unavailability due to his health issues. Earlier today, several reports suggested that rebel leader Eknath Shinde has left the hotel in Assam to go to Mumbai, the report said. Shinde claimed the support of 50 MLAs on Friday. Read the full report on The Quint.
Afghanistan ends search for survivors of earthquake, reports the Straits Times
Authorities in Afghanistan have ended the search for survivors of an earthquake that killed 1,000 people, a StraitsTimes report quoted a senior official saying. The official added that supplies of medicine and other critical aid were inadequate. Many survivors were without food, shelter and water as they waited in devastated villages for relief workers to reach them, with rain compounding their misery. The official did not elaborate on why the search for survivors was being called off after some 48 hours. The 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck about 160km southeast of Kabul. Read the full report on the Straits Times.
Droupadi Murmu files nomination for presidential election, Indian Express
Indian Express report states that Droupadi Murmu on Friday filed her nomination for the presidential election as a candidate for the ruling NDA coalition. She filed her papers in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president J P Nadda and a several other BJP leaders. From the Santhal community in Odisha, the 64-year-old was named the presidential nominee of the BJP-led NDA on Tuesday night. Read the full report on IE.
TeleSUR reports, Dickon Mitchell set to become the new Prime Minister of Grenada
According to preliminary results of the general election from the Parliamentary Elections Office reported by TeleSUR, the left-wing opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) won nine out of the 15 seats. Dickon Mitchell is expected to become Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique's new Prime Minister. General elections on Thursday saw Dickon Mitchell's left-wing Congress triumph over Prime Minister Keith Mitchell and his centre-right New National Party (NNP), the report added. Read the full report on TeleSUR.