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News Dabba for 19 April 2024: 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 the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in India, Israel's strike on Iran, to vote counting underway in Soloman Islands.


Arvind Kejriwal moves Delhi court to provide insulin in jail, Hindustan Times

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday filed a petition in Rouse Avenue Court to provide insulin in jail. Hindustan Times reports that the court will hear Arvind Kejriwal's petition at 2 pm. The development comes even as Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena on Thursday asked the director general of prisons to submit a factual report into the AAP's allegations that Arvind Kejriwal was not being provided insulin in Tihar jail. Read the full report here.


Indian Express Live on Lok Sabha Election 2024 voting


Voting kicked off for 102 Lok Sabha seats across the country at 7 am today on a turbulent note in some parts of the country, Indian Express reports. There were reports of violence in Bengal and a blast injuring a CRPF jawan in Chhattisgarh. People from 11 states and Union Territories are exercising their right to vote today. Complaints of violence, intimidation and assault poured from various parts of West Bengal where three constituencies — Cooch Behar, Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri — went to polls, the report says. It also adds that in the Maoist-affected Bastar Lok Sabha seat, a CRPF jawan suffered serious injuries after an under Barel Grenade Launcher cell blast barely 500 meters away from a polling booth in Bijapur district. Read the full report here.


Al Jazeera on Israel-Iran tensions

Al Jazeera reports according to state media, that Iran has fired air defence batteries to shoot down three drones over Isfahan, as regional tensions rise following Iran’s retaliatory strike on Israel after an attack against its diplomatic premises in Syria. US broadcaster ABC News reported Israel had launched a missile attack against a site in Iran, citing a senior US official, but there was no word from Israel and Iran on the alleged attack. The report adds that flights in several Iranian cities were briefly suspended. There were also reports of explosions in Syria and Iraq. The escalation comes more than six months into Israel’s devastating war on the Gaza Strip, which has killed nearly 34,000 people, and heightens fears of a spiral of violence across the region. Read the full report here.


CCPA asks FSSAI to probe claim of Nestle adding sugar to baby products, The Hindu

Consumer protection regulator CCPA has asked Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) to look into the claim of a Swiss NGO, Public Eye and International Baby Food Action Network, that Nestle was selling baby products with higher sugar content in less developed countries like India. The Hindu reports that the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has also taken note of the report and issued a notice to the FSSAI. Read the full report here.


The Straits Times: Solomon Islands election count under way


A prominent Solomon Islands critic of China, the ousted former governor of Malaita province Daniel Suidani, has been re-elected, The Straits Times repotys. Counting continues in an election being closely watched by China, the US and Australia, the report says. The first results in national and provincial elections held in the Solomon Islands are expected to be announced on April 19, as counting continues over the weekend. The national election is the first since Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare struck a security pact with China in 2022 and drew the Pacific Islands nation closer to Beijing, the report adds. Read the full report here.