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News Dabba for 17 October 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 no recognition to same-sex marriage from the Supreme Court, Brussels shooting, to the complaint against Mahua Moitra being referred to the ethics panel.


BBC reports police shoot dead attacker who killed Swedes in Brussels

Police in Brussels have shot dead the man who killed two Swedish nationals on Monday evening. BBC reports that Abdesalem Lassoued, 45, was shot in a café in the Schaerbeek neighbourhood. Two Swedes were killed and a third person injured in the automatic rifle attack on Monday. As per the report, it took place on Boulevard d'Ypres, 5km from the stadium where Belgium was playing Sweden to qualify for the Euro 2024 football tournament. Brussels has been on its highest terror alert ever since. Read the full report here.


NDTV: No recognition to same-sex marriage from Supreme Court


The Supreme Court on Tuesday stopped short of legalising marriage equality, but stressed that an individual's right to enter into a union cannot be restricted on the basis of sexual orientation. The five-judge bench came up with four judgments, the report says, differing primarily on the question of adoption rights for queer couples. The judges asked the Centre to proceed with the formation of a committee to address practical concerns of same-sex couples, such as getting ration cards, pension, gratuity and succession issues. Read the full report here.


Iran warns of ‘preemptive’ action against Israel amid Gaza war, Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera reports that Iran has warned of a possible “preemptive” action against Israel “in the coming hours”, as Israel prepares for a ground offensive on the Gaza Strip. The Iran-backed, Lebanese group Hezbollah and Israel have been exchanging fire across the Lebanese-Israeli frontier for days. Israel declared war on Hamas, the group running the Gaza Strip, after waves of its fighters broke through Gaza’s heavily militarised border with Israel on October 7. The report says that Iran celebrated the Hamas assault but insisted it was not involved. Read the full report here.


Delhi HC sets aside city court order on Raghav Chadha's bungalow eviction: Hindustan Times

The Delhi high court on Tuesday set aside city court's order that had paved way for Rajya Sabha secretariat to evict Aam Aadmi Party MP Raghav Chadha from his official residence in the national capital. Hindustan Times reports that a single bench of Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani revived the city court’s April 18 order. It has restrained the secretariat from dispossessing the MP from the bungalow till adjudication of his application seeking temporary injunction against eviction. The court has directed Chadha to approach the city court within three days. Read the full report here.


LS Speaker refers complaint against Mahua Moitra to ethics panel, Indian Express


Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has referred BJP MP Nishikant Dubey’s “bribe-for-query” complaint against Trinamool Congress member Mahua Moitra to the Ethics Committee of the lower House, Indian Express reports. Dubey has accused Moitra of taking “bribes” from a businessman to ask questions in Parliament and urged Birla to constitute an “inquiry committee” to look into the charges against her. Moitra has hit back, saying she “welcomes any move against her after the Lok Sabha Speaker is finished dealing with pending charges against him (Dubey)”. The report mentions that Ethics Committee of the Lok Sabha is chaired by BJP member Vinod Kumar Sonkar. Read the full report here.