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News Dabba for 06 November 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 Delhi's severe AQI, communications blackout across Gaza amid Israeli strikes, to campaigning end in Mizoram and parts of Chhattisgarh.


Communications blackout across Gaza as Israeli airstrikes continue: Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera reports that heavy bombardment has continued throughout the night across Gaza. At least 9,922 Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza and the occupied West Bank since October 7. More than 1,400 people were killed in Hamas’s attack on Israel. The report says that the party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned Israel’s “barbaric war of extermination”. The UN says 88 UNRWA staff killed in Gaza, the “highest number” of “UN fatalities ever recorded in a single conflict”. Jordan says that its air force parachuted urgent medical aid to the Jordanian field hospital in Gaza, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Indian Express update on severe Delhi AQI: Odd-even scheme in city from Nov 13


Indian Express reports that pollution levels in the national capital region this morning remain a concern as a toxic haze blankets the city’s air. The Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 436 at 8 am. After the high-level meeting chaired by CM Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai announced the odd-even scheme in the city between November 13 and 20. The report adds that schools have also been directed to suspend physical classes, barring classes 10 and 12, until November 10. Read the full report here.


Australian PM Albanese to meet Xi Jinping in long-awaited China visit, BBC

Australian PM Anthony Albanese and Chinese President Xi Jinping will soon sit down for talks aimed at easing years of tensions in Beijing, BBC reports. Albanese, who landed in Shanghai on Saturday, is the first Australian leader to visit China since 2016. The visit is seen as a key moment in thawing relations, after a string of trade and security disputes. Trade will top the agenda, the report adds, as Albanese is calling for the removal of Chinese tariffs on Australian goods. Xi is expected to ask for more access to key Australian sectors. Read the full report here.


NDTV: Driver of Karnataka Government officer arrested for her murder

Bengaluru Police have arrested a driver for the murder of a Karnataka government officer - Prathima KS - who was found dead at her home in the city's Subramanyapora area. NDTV quoted Bengaluru Police Commissioner B Dayanand, "One suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the murder case. He was working as a driver and he was removed from the work, probably seven to 10 days earlier." Prathima, 45, a geologist with the state's Mines and Geology Department, was stabbed to death; her husband and son were in Karnataka's Shivamogga district. The driver - an on-contract government employee for the past five years - has confessed, as per the report. Read the full report here.


Campaigning ends in Mizoram and for 20 seats in Chhattisgarh, The Hindu


The campaign for the elections to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly and 20 Assembly segments in Chhattisgarh came to a close on Sunday. The Hindu reports that political parties unofficially wound up their canvassing 24 hours ahead of schedule in Mizoram, for the November 7 elections. Meanwhile in Chhattisgarh, on the last day of campaigning for the 20 seats, rime Minister Narendra Modi visited Maa Bamleshwari temple in Dongargarh in company with former Chief Minister Raman Singh. Read the full report here.