News Dabba 7 September: Five stories across the web for a balanced news diet
Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.
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 White House Strategist Steve Bannon being accused of new criminal charges under a federal fraud case, the launching of the digital currency in India, to 26 killed in Al-Qaeda’s attack in Yemen.
The Washington Post reports that Steve Bannon accused of new criminal charges under the federal fraud case
Steve Bannon, the former White House Chief strategist who served the position during the administration of former US President Donald Trump, is expected to surrender to the state prosecutors as he faces a new criminal indictment, reports The Washington Post. Bannon was convicted of contempt of Congress and received a federal pardon from the former president in the federal fraud case. The report says that the precise details of the state case are yet to be confirmed, but it suggested that the prosecution will likely mirror aspects of the federal case that Bannon was previously accused. Read the full report on Washington Post.
Free Press Journal says that digital currency to be launched as a pilot project this year
The Free Press Journal report says that the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Deputy Governor T. Rabi Sankar has confirmed that the Central Bank will launch its digital currency, Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), as a pilot project this year. According to the report, the digital payment segment in the country has been growing at a rate of 40 to 50 percent per annum. The report also says that the CBDC is the most efficient system for cross-border payments. CBDC was also announced in the Union Budget 2022-23. Read the full report on FPJ.
Reuters reports that Liz Truss’s cabinet is Britain’s first without a white man in top jobs
After being elected as the new Prime Minister for the United Kingdom, Liz Truss selected a cabinet where for the first time a white man will not hold one of the country’s four most important ministerial positions, reports Reuters. Kwasi Kwarteng has been appointed as Britain’s first Black Finance Minister while James Cleverly is the first Black Foreign Minister. Read the full report on Reuters.
The Week: CBI raids West Bengal minister Moloy Ghatak in connection with coal scam
The Week’s news article says that the Central Bureau of India (CBI) raided several residences of West Bengal minister Moloy Ghatak in connection with its probe into a coal smuggling scam. The raid was conducted at three houses of Ghatak in Asansol in Paschim Bardhaman district and one in the Lake Gardens area of Kolkata. The report also adds that after seven hours of grilling by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Abhishek Banerjee had dared Union Home Minister Amit Shah to prove charges of wrongdoing in an alleged case of coal pilferage and put him behind bars. Read the full report on The Week.
Arab News reports that 26 killed in Al-Qaeda attack in Yemen’s Abyan
At least 26 people were killed on Tuesday when Al-Qaeda’s militants attacked a military outpost that was manned by the Yemeni security forces in the southern province of Abyan, reports Arab News. It is said that the attack on a Security Belt Forces location in Ahwar resulted in hours of heavy fighting and the deaths of 20 soldiers including the local security leader Col. Read the full report on Arab News.