News Dabba for 15 September 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 Manipur MLAs protesting in Delhi, Anantnag encounter, to workers strike at US motor industry giants.
Manipur MLAs camping in Delhi to push for restoration of normality, The Hindu
At least 34 Manipur MLAs are camping in Delhi demanding restoration of normality in the State, protection of the State’s territory and firm refusal of creation of a “State within the State”. As per The Hindu, two Kuki Zo Cabinet Ministers, Letpao Haokip and Nemcha Kipgen, and eight other tribal MLAs are in Delhi from May first week to intensify their demands which are diametrically opposite to those of non-Kuki Zo MLAs. These 10 MLAs and Ministers did not attend the special session of the Manipur Assembly held at the fag end of August, the report says. Read the full report here.
Mumbai's double-decker buses to make their last ride today: NDTV
Mumbai's iconic double-decker buses will be bidding adieu to the city roads after being in service for over eight decades. NDTV reports that the last service of these non-AC double-decker buses left Marol Depot on Friday morning. The open-roof double-decker buses, which have been used for carrying tourists for sightseeing since the early 1900s, will also be withdrawn from service from October 5. The report quotes people reminiscing about their experiences traveling in these iconic buses. Introduced in 1937, the red double-decker buses, over the years, became a symbol of Mumbai's identity. Read the full report here.
Climate protesters rally around the world against fossil fuels
Climate protesters were set to take to the streets in more than 50 countries from Friday to Sunday. The Straits Times report says that there will be a weekend of demonstrations to demand that governments phase out the burning of fossil fuels heating the planet. Protesters have planned more than 500 gatherings in 54 countries - from Pakistan and Nigeria to the United States. The demonstrations take place two months before this year’s United Nation’s COP28 climate summit. Read the full report here.
Fresh firing, blasts in Kokernag forest on Day 3: Hindustan Times
Fresh firing and blasts were heard as the counter-terrorist operation in the Gadole forest of Kokernag in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district entered its third day on Friday, Hindustan Times reports. Two army officers and a Jammu and Kashmir Police DSP made the supreme sacrifice when they came under attack by hiding terrorists of Lashkar-e-Toiba early on Wednesday. Since Friday morning, sources said army and police teams have been firing towards the place where they believe the two to three terrorists could be hiding. Locals confirmed hearing blasts in the morning near the encounter spot. Read the full report here.
Workers start strike at US motor industry giants, BBC reports
More than 10,000 staff at three of biggest US carmakers have started strike action, BBC reports. It says that work has been stopped at three plants owned by General Motors (GM), Ford and Stellantis. It came after labour contracts expired on Thursday night. The United Autoworkers Union (UAW) said the firms had not put forward acceptable offers. As per the report, the fight threatens to trigger higher prices for buyers and major disruption for the motor industry giants. Read the full report here.