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News Dabba for 12 December 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 the Supreme Court verdict on Article 370, Zelensky's US visit to a report on Indian covert operation on US soil.


The Hindu: Supreme Court upholds the abrogation of Article 370


Calling Article 370 a temporary provision, a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud delivered the verdict regarding the petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 today, reports the Hindu. A Constitution Bench with five Supreme Court judges as its members upheld the Central Government’s 2019 decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution which conferred special status on the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The report further states that the Bench said that Article 370 was enacted due to wartime conditions in the State and was meant to serve a transitional purpose. Read the full report here.


Mahua Moitra moves Supreme Court against expulsion, a report by Hindustan Times


After being ousted from Lok Sabha over cash for query case, Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra has moved the Supreme Court against her expulsion, reports Hindustan Times. On Friday, the Ethics Committee of the Lok Sabha found her guilty of jeopardising national security by sharing her parliamentary portal's login credentials with businessman Darshan Hiranandani. The report adds Moitra attacked the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party saying she would continue fighting it over the next 30 years. Read the full report here


Zelenskiy to meet US President Joe Biden, Al Jazeera 

As aid from the US to Ukraine stumbled, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy will travel to Washington, DC on Monday for meetings at the White House and the United States Capitol as right-wing US Republicans, says the report. During this visit, he will meet US President Joe Biden and US House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson. The report mentions that in a statement on Sunday, the White House said US President Joe Biden had invited Zelenskyy to discuss the “vital importance” of continued US support for Ukraine’s defence and the “urgent needs” it faces. Members of the Republican party have balked from providing aid to Ukraine. Read the Full report here.


Elite Afghan troops face return to Taliban after UK 'betrayal': BBC report.

As per the report by BBC, about 200 members of Afghan special forces, trained and funded by the UK, are facing deportation to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. After the US and its allies-backed-Islamic republic of Afghanistan surrendered Afghanistan to the Taliban, these members fled to Pakistan and Pakistan is now expelling illegal Afghan refugees. A former British army chief who served in Afghanistan described it as a "betrayal" and a "disgrace". Read the full report here.


Covert Indian operation seeks to discredit Modi’s critics in the U.S. A Washington post special report.


Quoting sources who worked with Disinfo Lab, The Washington Post reports that an opaque organisation claiming to reveal the personal relationships and funding sources behind U.S.-based critics of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The report suggests that this so-called organisation was set up and run by an Indian intelligence officer to research and discredit foreign critics of the Modi government. The organisation’s material is among the most widely circulated by right-wing Indians and Hindu nationalists, says the report. Read the full report here.