News Dabba for 13 November 2023: Five stories for a balanced news diet
Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.
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 Uttarakhand tunnel crash rescue, more Gaza hospitals suspending operations, to MHA's ban on several Meitei extremist organisations.
Times of India live updates: Uttarakhand tunnel crash rescue
Times of India reports that attempts are being made to stabilise constantly falling loose debris of an under-construction tunnel in Uttarakhand, in which 40 people are trapped. The workers were trapped inside after a portion of the under-construction tunnel of the Centre’s ambitious Char Dham all-weather highway project collapsed. Rescue teams managed to communicate with labourers and are constantly providing oxygen and food supply to them through water pipes, the report adds. It says, according to the District Emergency Operation Centre, the labourers trapped inside the tunnel for over 24 hours now are from Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Read the full report here.
More Gaza hospitals suspend operations as Israel hunts Hamas: The Straits Times
Two more major hospitals in Gaza closed to new patients on Sunday, The Straits Times reports. The staff there said that Israeli bombardment plus lack of fuel and medicine means more babies and others could die. Hospitals in the north of the Palestinian enclave are blockaded by Israeli forces and barely able to care for those inside, medical staff said. Israel says it is homing in on Hamas militants in the area and the hospitals should be evacuated. The report adds that Gaza’s largest and second-largest hospitals, Al Shifa and Al-Quds, said they are suspending operations. Read the full report here.
Eight suspected dead in a fire accident in Hyderabad, The Hindu
Eight persons are feared dead in a massive blaze that swept through a residential building in Bazaar Guard (more commonly known as Bazarghat) of Nampally area on Monday morning, The Hindu reports. Bazaar Guard is a densely populated residential area with workshops and small scale industries located in the central part of Hyderabad close to the Hyderabad Railway Station. Officials said that the fire broke out on the second floor of a five-storied residential building. As per the report, the families residing in the third, fourth and fifth floors are trapped with the thick smoke and fire spreading up from the second floor. Read the full report here.
BBC reports Rishi Sunak sacks Suella Braverman as home secretary
UK Minister Suella Braverman has been sacked as home secretary. BBC reports that the action came after she defied No 10 over an article accusing the Met Police of bias in the policing of protests. Braverman was accused of stoking tension in the article ahead of protests in London over the weekend. The reports mention that James Cleverly has been announced as her replacement, leaving the post of foreign secretary currently vacant. Read the full report here.
MHA bans several Meitei extremist organisations: Hindustan Times
The Centre on Monday declared several ‘Meitei’ extremism organisations as “unlawful associations” under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). Hindustan Times reports that as per a notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, action has been taken to curb their “secessionist, subversive, terrorist and violent activities”. The ban has been imposed for five years starting Monday. At least 178 people have been killed and 50,000 displaced in Manipur since May 3 due to ethnic violence. Read the full report here.