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News Dabba for 03 August 2023: 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 truce expcted in Rajya Sabha over the Manipur discussion, student suicides in Kota, to another drug-related execution in Singapore.


Govt restricts import of laptop, tablets and computers with immediate effect: Indian Express report

The central government on Thursday restricted imports of laptops, tablets, and personal computers under HSN 8471 with immediate effect, Indian Express reports. The  Directorate General of Foreign Trade issued a notice regarding the same. “The said Restriction shall not be applicable to Imports under Baggage Rules, as amended from time to time,” the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said. The report adds that imports shall be subject to payment of duty as applicable. Read the full report here.


Student from UP dies by suicide in Kota, NDTV reports


A student preparing for medical entrance exams died by suicide in Rajasthan's Kota today. NDTV reports this has pushed up the number of suicides in the education hub this year to 17. The teenager, Manjot Chhabra, was from Uttar Pradesh's Rampur. The report says he had come to Kota earlier this year and enrolled with a coaching centre to prepare for NEET. This morning, he was found dead at his hostel. Read the full report here.


Singapore executes man over drugs in third hanging in week, The Guardian

The Guardian reports that Singapore has executed a 39-year-old man who was convicted of trafficking heroin in the city-state’s third hanging in just over a week. Mohamed Shalleh Adul Latiff was sentenced to death for possessing about 55g of heroin “for the purpose of trafficking” in 2019. His punishment was carried out on Thursday, the report says as per the state by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB). He became the 16th prisoner put to death since the government resumed executions in March 2022. Read the full report here.


Truce in sight in Rajya Sabha: The Hindu's live updates on Parliament Monsoon Session

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday green-lit a discussion on the violence in Manipur and invited the floor leaders to his chamber at 1 pm to iron out the details for the same, as per The Hindu. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and Leader of the Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal met Congress President and Rajya Sabha Opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge ahead of the proposed meet, the report says. It is indicated that the government is offering a debate on Manipur with the Home Minister speaking instead of the Prime Minister. However, Congress seeks a statement from the Prime Minister, along with a comprehensive debate, the report adds. Meanwhile, Proceedings in the Lok Sabha on Thursday were hit, once again, by an early adjournment. Read the full report here.


Floods test China’s disaster-response systems as emergency level raised: The Straits Times


China’s disaster-response systems are being put to the test as flood waters from record rainfall could take weeks to recede, The Straits Times reports. Thousands of people are still unable to return to their homes. The authorities in northern Hebei province raised the natural disaster emergency response level to two from three. The floods have spread since Typhoon Doksuri swept into southern China last Friday. Read the full report here.