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News Dabba for 20 November 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 day 9 of the Uttarkashi tunnel rescue, the Australian PM's statement on the rift with China, to the SC questioning the delay in passing of Tamil Nadu bills.


Supreme Court questions delay in passing of Tamil Nadu Bills, Indian Express

The Supreme Court on Monday asked why Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi had acted on some bills sent for his assent by the Assembly only after the matter had reached the court, Indian Express reports. While presiding over a three-judge bench, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud posed the query while hearing a petition filed by the Tamil Nadu government accusing Governor Ravi of not acting on some of the bills sent to him by the legislature. The report quotes CJI, “Our concern is that our order was passed on November 10. These bills have been pending since January 2020. It means that the Governor took the decision after the Court issued notice. What was the Governor doing for three years? Why should the Governor wait for the parties to approach the Supreme Court?” Read the full report here.


NDTV report on new rescue plan at Uttarkashi tunnel


Rescue operations at the collapsed Silkyara tunnel in Uttarakhand were temporarily halted today as authorities prepared for the next phase of the operation. NDTV reports that the operation will involve a multi-pronged approach to reach the 41 men trapped inside for a week. The Centre has devised a five-option action plan to rescue those trapped inside the collapsed tunnel. Transport and Highways Secretary Anurag Jain stated that five separate agencies will work on these alternatives, which involve drilling from three sides to access the trapped workers. The report adds that the rescue operation has entered its ninth day. Read the full report here.


Far-right outsider Javier Milei wins Argentina presidential run-off election, BBC

BBC reports according to provisional results that far-right libertarian outsider Javier Milei has won Argentina's presidential run-off poll. Mr Milei's rival, economy minister Sergio Massa, called him to concede. Former US President Donald Trump congratulated Milei on his victory, saying he would "Make Argentina Great Again!" The election comes at a difficult time for Argentina with rising inflation and an economy in crisis, the report says. Read the full report here.


Drunk passenger misbehaves with IndiGo crew mid-air, Hindustan Times reports

Hindustan Times reports that a passenger under the influence of alcohol disrupted a Bengaluru-bound IndiGo plane, the airline has said. The incident unfolded on flight 6E 556 from Jaipur to Bengaluru when the passenger misbehaved with the crew despite several warnings, IndiGo said. Upon landing at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, the disruptive passenger was promptly handed over to local law enforcement officers, the report adds. Read the full report here.


The Straits Times: Australian PM says China ties damaged by navy divers incident


The Straits Times reports that Australia made clear its “strong objections” to Beijing after a Chinese destroyer disregarded warnings about personnel in the water and used sonar pulses that injured a navy diver. “This was dangerous, it was unsafe and unprofessional from the Chinese forces,” Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said in an interview with Sky News. The report says A People’s Liberation Army-Navy destroyer ignored requests to keep clear of the divers that had been freeing nets entangled around the propellers of the Australian Navy’s HMAS Toowoomba frigate. The incident occurred on November 14 inside Japan’s exclusive economic zone. Read the full report here.