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News Dabba for 14 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 Uttarkashi tunnel collapse rescue updates, increased migration from Myanmar into Mizoram, to Israeli forces outside the main Gaza hospital.


Thousands escape into Mizoram as fight intensifies in Myanmar: The Wire

Days of fierce fighting between the Myanmar army and pro-democracy forces have led to fresh rounds of refugees escaping across the border into Mizoram, The Wire reports. According to various news reports, the number of people fleeing the border areas of Myanmar’s Chin state to the northeastern Indian state is around 1,400. As per these local reports, after days of combat between the Tatmadaw and the Chin National Army (CNA), the Junta’s base Reh Khaw Da in Falam township has fallen into the hands of the pro-democracy forces. The Wire adds Falam, which borders Mizoram, is a hub of border trade between the Chin state and the Indian side. These fresh battles are part of Operation 1107, launched jointly by all the resistance forces against Myanmar’s military dictatorship since October 27. Read the full report here.


The Hindu's updates on Uttarkashi tunnel collapse rescue efforts


Rescuers at the under-construction tunnel collapse site in Uttarkashi initiated the process of inserting large-diametre mild steel pipes through the rubble using an auger machine to rescue the 40 workers trapped for two days now, The Hindu reports as per officials. Disaster Management Secretary Ranjit Kumar Sinha said authorities have set a target of rescuing the trapped labourers by Tuesday night or Wednesday. The report adds that pipes will be pushed in using the horizontal drilling equipment to create an escape passage for the workers. A part of the tunnel being built between Silkyara and Dandalgaon on the Brahmakhal-Yamunotri National Highway caved in on Sunday morning following a landslide. Read the full report here.


BBC on Mexico's first non-binary magistrate found dead

Mexico's first openly non-binary member of the judiciary and prominent LGBTQ+ activist Jesús Ociel Baena has been found dead at their home. BBC reports the body of the magistrate was discovered on Monday in the central city of Aguascalientes, alongside that of a second person. Local media identified the second person as Baena's partner. Security Minister Rosa Icela Rodriguez said, BBC report adds, it was unclear "if it was a homicide or... some kind of accident". The LGBTQ+ rights group Letra S has urged local authorities to investigate the deaths thoroughly and without prejudice. Read the full report here.


Bihar cop killed as tractor carrying sand illegally runs over him, NDTV

A police Inspector was allegedly moved down by a tractor transporting sand illegally near Mahulia Tand village in Bihar's Jamui district. NDTV report according to the police, that one home guard who was injured in the incident is said to be critical. The inspector has been identified as Prabhat Ranjan, a resident of Siwan district and the injured home guard has been identified as Rajesh Kumar. Read the full report here.


Israeli forces outside main Gaza hospital, offer to send in incubators, Reuters reports


Reuters reports that Israeli forces bombarded southern Gaza on Tuesday after tanks advanced to the gates of the enclave's biggest hospital in the north. Health officials say that dozens of patients, including babies, have died due a lack of power and the heavy fighting at the Al Shifa Hospital already. The report also says that the military has positioned tanks outside the hospital, which Israel says sits atop tunnels housing a headquarters for Hamas fighters who are using patients as shields. Hamas denies the claim. The report adds that Israeli military said it was coordinating the transfer of incubators into Gaza, in a possible measure to enable the evacuation of newborn babies from the hospital. Read the full report here.