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News Dabba for 14 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 rain havoc in Himachal Pradesh, Maui survivors recounting warning sirens never sounded, to Chandrayaan-3 just 177 kilometers away from Moon's surface.


NDTV: At least 20 dead in rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh 

Monsoon furry has claimed at least 29 lives in Himachal Pradesh in two days, NDTV reports. Nine of them were buried under the rubble of a temple in Shimla, 15 to 20 people were feared trapped in two landslides in Shimla city, as per the report. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu as urged people to "stay indoors" and avoid going near "landslide-prone" areas, also requesting tourists not to visit the state during this crisis. The report further says that the weather office has predicted heavy rain for the state over the next couple of days. Read the full report here.


India Today on Chandrayaan-3 reaching just 177 kilometers away from Moon's surface


The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has announced that Chandrayaan-3, India's third lunar exploration mission, is now just 177 kilometers away from the Moon's surface. India Today reports that the spacecraft has successfully completed its orbit circularisation phase, bringing it even closer to its final destination. On Monday, Isro performed a precise maneuver that reduced the spacecraft's orbit to 150 km x 177 km. This has marked a significant milestone in the mission. Read the full report here.


Far right Javier Milei wins most votes in Argentina’s primary election, Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera reports that a far-right populist candidate has emerged as the biggest vote-getter in a primary election to choose nominees for presidential elections in October. With some 90 percent of ballots counted on Sunday, the far-right libertarian economist Javier Milei had 30.5 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. The share far higher than predicted, the report adds. The result is a stinging rebuke to the centre-left Peronist coalition and the main Together for Change conservative opposition bloc. Read the full report here.


Kuno’s last cheetah on the loose traced: Indian Express report

The last free-ranging cheetah at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh has finally been tracked by wildlife authorities. Indian Express reports this comes three weeks after its radio collar stopped working. Nirva, the female South African cheetah, was captured around 10 am Sunday in the Dhoret range of Kuno National Park. Surviving cheetahs at Kuno are expected to remain in their enclosures and wait out the monsoon season, the report adds. The Centre has tasked a 11-member expert committee with monitoring their health. Read the full report here.


Maui's warning sirens never sounded, survivors share with BBC


They had no official warning before they fled for their lives, survivors from the wildfires in Hawaii's Maui say in a BBC report. Close to 100 deaths have been confirmed, making the Lahaina wildfires the deadliest in the US in more than a century. But the report says that just 3 percent of Lahaina's charred ruins have been searched so far. Dozens of survivors shared their stories of escape and loss with the BBC. They raise painful questions about the effectiveness of the emergency response and whether more people could have been saved. Read the full report here.