News Dabba for 17 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 Manipur government on ITLF's ‘self-rule’ ultimatum, tensions in Haryana's Nuh, to Gaza ad halted.
Manipur government to take legal action against ITLF for ‘self-rule’ ultimatum, The Hindu
The Manipur government has decided to take legal action against the Indigenous Tribal Leaders’ Forum (ITLF) for setting a deadline to establish ‘self-rule’ in three districts of the State dominated by the Kuki-Zo community. The Hindu reports that the districts are Churachandpur, which the ITLF refers to as Lamka, Kangpokpi and Tengnoupal. On November 16 evening, the Manipur government issued a statement strongly condemning the ITLF’s ‘self-rule’ ultimatum, the report adds. Manipur spiralled into disorder after an ethnic conflict between the majority Meitei and the Kuki-Zo people broke out on May 3. Read the full report here.
Hindustan Times Eight killed as pick-up vehicle falls into gorge in Nainital
A pick-up vehicle fell into a gorge on the Chedakhan-Midar motor road in Uttarakhand's Nainital district early Friday, leaving eight people dead. Hindustan Times reports that the accident occurred at around 8 am when the vehicle was going from Patlot to Amjad village. While six people were killed on the spot, two died at a hospital. Read the full report here.
Reuters on aid supplies to Gaza halted again
UN aid deliveries to Gaza were suspended again on Friday, reuters reports, due to shortages of fuel and a communications shutdown. The report says this will deepen the misery of thousands of hungry and homeless Palestinians as Israeli troops battled Hamas militants in the enclave. The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) said civilians faced the "immediate possibility of starvation" due to the lack of food supplies. The report quotes Palestinian news agency WAFA that a number of Palestinians were killed and others injured in an Israeli strike that hit a group of displaced people near the Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt - the transit point for aid. Read the full report here.
8 women injured in stone-throwing near Mosque in Haryana's Nuh
NDTV reports that at least eight women were injured after unidentified people threw stones at them near a mosque in Haryana's Nuh on Thursday night. The incident took place around 8:20 pm when a group of women was on its way to perform a puja at a well. As the group neared the mosque, the report says as per the police, they were pelted with stones, causing injuries to eight women, police said. Nuh Superintendent of Police Narender Bijarniya, along with a significant police force, swiftly arrived at the location to calm the situation. Tensions ran high in the communally charged town. Read the full report here.
Zimbabwe capital declares emergency over cholera, BBC reports
BBC reports that Zimbabwe has declared a state of emergency in the capital Harare over a cholera outbreak. The outbreak has so far killed dozens of people with more than 7,000 suspected cases. The city authorities say the outbreak, spreading throughout the city, has invoked memories of a deadly outbreak in 2008, in which thousands died. Health authorities have been struggling to contain the high number of admissions following the outbreak, the report adds. Read the full report here.