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News Dabba for 16 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 fury in Himachal Pradesh, BJP allies' visit to Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Memorial, to updates on Chandrayaan-3.


BJP allies visit Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Memorial, NDTV reports

Senior BJP leaders were joined by their allies in National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in paying tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his memorial, on his fifth death anniversary. NDTV reports that President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and several top BJP leaders reached the memorial this morning and paid their respects. Among the NDA allies who visited were Praful Patel,  AIADMK's M Thambidurai, Hindustani Awam Morcha chief Jitan Ram Manjhi, Apna Dal (Sonelal) leader Anupriya Patel and All Jharkhand Students' Union chief Sudesh Mahto. Agatha Sangma, MP from National People's Party and GK Vasan, chief of Tamil Maanila Congress, were also present, the report adds. This is the first time NDA allies were officially invited by the BJP for former Prime Minister's death anniversary event at Sadaiv Atal. Read the full report here.


Himachal Rains death toll reaches 60: Indian Express live updates


Amid rain fury in Himachal Pradesh, at least 60 people have been killed, Indian Express reports. Meanwnhile, as many as 13 bodies have been recovered from the site of the collapsed Shiv Bawari temple in the Summer Hills area of Shimla. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting heavy to very heavy rainfall and issued a red alert for Wednesday, the report adds. It also states that all schools and colleges in the state would remain closed for the day. Read the full report here.


Thai court rejects Move Forward petition over prime minister bid: Al Jazeera

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has thrown out a petition challenging the parliament’s refusal to allow the election-winning party a second shot at forming a government, Al Jazeera reports. The move on Wednesday all but kills off any hope of the progressive Move Forward party leading Thailand’s next government. But the report says it paves the way for the parliament to hold a vote on another candidate for prime minister as soon as this week. Move Forward, led by Pita Limjaroenrat, won the most seats in a general election on May 14. Bu hi two attempts to become the Prime Minister were unsuccessful. The case thrown out on Wednesday centred on the constitutionality of parliament refusing Pita a second vote, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Canada's Northwest Territories declares emergency due to wildfires

The Straits Times reports that the government of Canada’s Northwest Territories declared a state of emergency on Tuesday due to wildfires. The fires have largely destroyed one remote community and are also posing a risk to territorial capital Yellowknife. The declaration gives authorities additional powers to respond to an emergency. As of Tuesday, there were nearly 1,100 fires still burning, including more than 230 in the Northwest Territories, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Chandrayaan-3 update on The Hindu: Fifth and final orbit reduction manoeuvre completed


The Hindu reports that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday successfully carried out the fifth and final orbit reduction manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-3. There is just a week left for Chandrayaan-3’s Moon landing, the report mentions. The Chandrayaan-3 consists of a lander module (LM), a propulsion module (PM) and a rover. The propulsion module will separate from the lander while in orbit on August 17. Read the full report here.