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News Dabba for 01 March 2024: Five stories for a balanced news diet

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

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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 Alexei Navalny's funeral, blast at Bengaluru's Rameshwaram Cafe, to IMD's forecast for summer.


Hundreds gather for Navalny's funeral, BBC reports

People are gathering in Moscow for the funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny later, BBC reports. There is a heavy police presence in the city, with masked guards stationed around a perimeter fence. The service will be held at 14:00 Moscow time at a church on the outskirts of the capital, the report adds. The Russian opposition leader died in an Arctic prison - where he had been held on politically motivated charges. Few details have been released on the cause of his death - officials say he collapsed after going for a walk. The report says that his wife alleges he was killed on the orders of President Vladimir Putin. Read the full report here.


Indian Express live updates on Bengaluru Rameshwaram Cafe blast


At least five people were injured after an explosion at Rameshwaram cafe in Bengaluru’s Whitefield area on Friday, Indian Express reports. The injured, including one woman, were shifted to a nearby hospital. The explosion at the bustling cafe, located in east Bengaluru, occurred around 1:30 PM during the busy lunch hour when crowds from nearby offices generally lined up. Karnataka Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara spoke to senior police authorities and took stock of the situation. Read the full report here.


Location of food aid delivery was shared with Israel: Al Jazeera as per charity

The exact location of where food aid would be delivered in northern Gaza was shared with Israeli forces before the shooting that killed at least 112 Palestinians on Thursday, Muhammad Ahmad, a trustee from the Ummah Welfare Trust, one of the organisations that delivered food aid to Gaza, said. Al Jazeera reports the organisations partners on the ground  liaised with the Israeli ministry that organises convoys in the north, and they had a plan in place. On Thursday, Israeli troops fired at a crowd of Palestinians waiting for a food aid convoy near Gaza City. At least 112 people were killed and more than 700 wounded. Meanwhile, the report adds that Israeli forces have stormed the Qalandiya refugee camp in the occupied West Bank and arrested two men. Read the full report here.


India to see warmer start to summer this year, The Hindu

India is likely to experience a warmer start to the summer season this year with El Nino conditions predicted to continue through the season, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on March 1. The Hindu reports that more heatwave days than normal are predicted over northeast peninsular India — Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and north interior Karnataka — and many parts of Maharashtra and Odisha. The country is likely to record above-normal rainfall in March, the report says. Heatwave conditions are not expected over north and central India in March. Read the full report here.


Bangladesh building fire kills 46, injures dozens: The Straits Times


The Straits Times reports that a massive fire in Bangladesh that raced through a six-storey building home to restaurants where many families with children were dining has killed at least 46 people and injured dozen. Fire authorities said a gas leak or a stove could have caused Thursday’s blaze in the capital, which spread quickly after breaking out in a biryani restaurant, and was only reined in following two hours of effort by 13 units of firefighters. Hospitals are treating 22 people with burn wounds, Health Minister Samanta Lal Sen told reporters, as per the report. Read the full report here.