News Dabba for 15 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 Jammu-Kashmir bus accident that killed 36, Israeli forces entering Gaza’s main hospital, to the MP elections special report.
Israeli forces enter Gaza’s main hospital, BBC report
BBC reports that Israeli forces have entered Gaza's largest hospital in what the military says is a "targeted" operation. A journalist inside the hospital tells the BBC that soldiers are going room to room and questioning people but there is currently no shooting taking place. The same witness said commando soldiers had entered the main emergency department, with tanks also in the hospital area. Israel accuses Hamas of running a command centre in tunnels under the hospital and the US says it has intelligence that supports this, but the report adds that Hamas denies this. Read the full report here.
36 killed as bus falls into gorge in Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Express
At least 36 people were killed and 19 others injured after a speeding bus fell into a gorge in Doda district’s Trangul (Assar) area in Jammu and Kashmir. Indian Express reports as per its sources that the bus was on its way from Kishtwar to Jammu. Nearly 4 km short of Rajgarh on the Doda-Batote national highway, the bus skidded off the road and fell on an old abandoned road 400 ft down. Read the full report here.
China claims world’s fastest Internet: The Straits Times
Huawei Technologies and China Mobile have built a 3,000km Internet network linking Beijing to the south. The Straits Times reports that the country is touting as its latest technological breakthrough. The two firms teamed up with Tsinghua University and research provider Cernet.com Corp to build what they claim is the world’s first Internet network. The report says trials began on July 31 and it has since passed various tests verifying that milestone, as per the statement by the university. Read the full report here.
Hindustan Times: TN panel recommends new body, law to manage children in conflict with law
Tamil Nadu’s Directorate of Social Defense should be bifurcated and a new department headed by an IAS officer must be in charge of handling homes for children in conflict with law, a one-man commission has recommended to the state government. As per a Hindustan Times report, retired justice of the Madras high court, K Chandra, who was appointed in April by the Tamil Nadu government to study ways to improve the functioning of homes for children in conflict with law, submitted his report to Chief Minister M K Stalin on Tuesday. The commission was formed after six staff were arrested on charges of beating a 17-year-old child in conflict with law, Gokul Sri, to death inside a government observation home. Read the full report here.
The Quint's special report on MP labourers returning home to vote
The Quint has published an extensive report on several families from Chhatarpur district in Madhya Pradesh, which became a focal point during the COVID pandemic, returning home ahead of the November 17 polls. While the district administration has set up a call centre to convince people to return to their villages to vote, the issue of migration remains out of the political discourse in the poll-bound state. The report mentions that nearly 31,690 voters reportedly relocated from Chhatarpur. The district at the epicentre of the youth exodus gained the spotlight during the initial COVID-19 lockdown as migrants returning home queued up in large numbers. Read the full report here.