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News Dabba for 05 October 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 Sikkim floods, Maharashtra hospital deaths, to Mexico border wall.


Maharashtra to blame long weekend in private hospitals for deaths: NDTV report

The Maharashtra government is set to shift the blame of 31 deaths in 72 hours at Nanded government hospital to private healthcare units in the area that were shut for the extended weekend, NDTV report says citing its sources. The Bombay High Court had sought a detailed response from the Eknath Shinde government. It had also said shortage of medicines, beds and staff at the healthcare units was unacceptable, the report adds. The Maharashtra government is likely to tell the court today that private hospitals near Dr Shankarrao Chavan government medical college and hospital at Nanded had few staff due to back-to-back holidays, the report says. Read the full report here.


The Hindu's live updates on Sikkim flash floods


The Hindu reports that 14 people have died and 102 others, including 22 Army personnel, were missing after the cloudburst over Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim triggered a flash flood in the Teesta river basin. The lake outburst also resulted in the breach of the Chungthang dam, the report adds, which is the largest hydropower project in the State. Defence Ministry says the search for the missing persons is now focussing in the areas downstream of Teesta River. So far, 2,011 people have been rescued, as per the report. Read the full report here.


Poland election turns Germany into punchbag, Reuters

Poland's nationalist government has seized on a target close to home for winning third term in office: Germany, its NATO ally and biggest trading partner. Reuters reports that leaders of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party have accused Germany of trying to dictate Polish government policy from Berlin on anything from migration to gas. The country will go to poll on October 15. The report adds that the eud has frayed Europe's broadly united front supporting Ukraine against Russia's invasion. Read the full report here.


India Today: Bus stand worth Rs 10 lakh goes missing in Bengaluru

A bus shelter, along with its steel structure, worth Rs 10 lakh was stolen a week after it was installed in Bengaluru, India Today reports. The bus shelter was situated on Cunningham Road and was managed by the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). The police registered a theft case after N Ravi Reddy, an associate vice-president of a company responsible for construction of BMTC bus shelters in Bengaluru filed a complaint on September 30. As per the report, the complaint was filed a month after the bus shelter vanished. Earlier in March, a three-decade-old bus stand at the HRBR Layout disappeared overnight. Read the full report here.


Biden approves new section of ‭Mexico border wall, BBC reports

US President Joe Biden's administration is to build a section of border wall in southern Texas in an effort to stop rising levels of immigration. BBC reports that around 32km will be built in Starr County along its border with Mexico, where officials report high numbers of crossings. Building a border wall was a signature policy of President Donald Trump, but the report adds that it was fiercely opposed by Democrats. In 2020, Biden promised he would not build another foot of wall if elected. But the rising number of illegal border crossings has made the issue a vulnerable one for the president. Read the full report here.