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News Dabba for 16 May 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 new Parliament opening likely this month, Cyclone Mocha's aftermath in Myanmar, to an ED search in offices of ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ makers in Chennai.


NDTV reports new Parliament opening likely this month

India's new Parliament building is likely to be inaugurated later this month by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, NDTV reported as per its sources. The new building, which is in its final stages, will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister reportedly on May 28 as his government completes nine years this month. He had taken oath as the Prime Minister on May 26, 2014. The new four-storey building can house 1,224 MPs. The report adds that the Monsoon Session of Parliament will be held in the new building as per the revised set of rules. Read the full report here.


KPCC chief D.K. Shivakumar arrives in Delhi, to meet party high command, The Hindu


Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president DK Shivakumar on May 16 afternoon arrived in the national capital for holding discussions on the chief ministerial candidate and formation of the Congress Government. He too is aspiring to become the Karnataka Chief Minister, The Hindu reports. Shivakumar is expected to hold talks with AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge, former AICC presidents Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in Delhi. Siddaramaiah had reached Delhi on may 15 evening along with his loyalists such as K.J. George, M.B. Patil, Zameer Ahmed, Ashok Pattan, and Byrathi Suresh, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Al Jazeera: Cyclone Mocha may have killed ‘hundreds’ in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Rescue and relief efforts are under way in northwestern Myanmar and neighbouring Bangladesh after Cyclone Mocha crashed ashore. Al Jazeera reports that one humanitarian group working in the affected area saying hundreds had been killed and some Rohingya camps destroyed. The cyclone made landfall on Sunday between Sittwe in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, the report adds. On Monday night, Myanmar’s military regime declared conflict-hit Rakhine a “disaster area”. Read the full report here.


Kyiv hit by 'exceptionally dense' missile and drone attack, BBC reports

BBC reports that the Ukrainian capital Kyiv has been targeted by further Russian air attacks, described by one official as "exceptional in density". Ukraine said all 18 missiles were shot down and footage showed air defences destroying targets over the city. At least three people were injured during the barrage, which used both drones and missiles, the report adds. Russia has stepped up its air campaign in recent weeks, ahead of an expected Ukrainian offensive. Read the full report here


ED searches offices of ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ makers in Chennai: Hindustan Times


Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Tuesday conducted searches on the premises of film production company Lyca in Chennai. Hindustan Times reports that searches were being held in different locations in the city, news agency PTI reported citing sources, who did not divulge details. There was no immediate response from the production company regarding the raids. Lyca produced the box-office hit movies Ponniyin Selvan 1 and 2, the report adds. Read the full report here.