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News Dabba for 22 September 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 India-Canada diplomatic ow intisifying, SC notices to Udhayanidhi Stalin, to Philippines mulling court action against Beijing.


SC issues notice to Udhayanidhi Stalin over his remarks

The Supreme Court on Friday sought responses from the Tamil Nadu government and Udhayanidhi Stalin. Hindustan Times reports that this is with regard to a petition that sought the registration of an FIR against Udhayanidhi for his comments earlier this month that ‘Sanatan Dharma’ was against the idea of social justice and that it must be eradicated. A bench of justices Aniruddha Bose and Bela M Trivedi issued notices, the report says. Read the full report here.


NDTV live updates: India's sharp counter as Canada sticks to its charges


India has asked Canada to reduce its diplomatic presence in the country amid the huge diplomatic row, NDTV reports. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made allegations linking a Khalistani terrorist's killing to the Indian government. Meanwhile, the report says that addressing the online video in which Hindu Canadians are told to leave the country, the Canadian government has said that it is offensive and hateful. It also asserted that acts of aggression, hate, intimidation or incitement of fear have no place in Canada. Read the full report here.


Al Jazeera on Philippines mulling court action against Beijing

Manila is exploring legal options against China over its alleged destruction of coral reefs within the Philippines’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the disputed South China Sea. Al Jazeera reports that Manila has accused Beijing of causing environmental damage at Iroquois Reef in the Spratly Islands. It is currrently assessing the extent of the damage. China, the report adds, accuses the Philippines of trying to “create political drama”. Manila and Beijing have clashed increasingly this year over the South China Sea. Read the full report here.


Odisha Assembly gets its first woman Speaker, The Hindu

Senior Biju Janata Dal leader Pramila Mallik was elected unopposed as the Speaker of the Odisha Legislative Assembly on Friday. She became the first woman to occupy the prestigious post. The Opposition BJP and Congress did not field any candidate for the election to the Speaker's post, the report adds. The Speaker post in Odisha Assembly fell vacant after the resignation of Bikram Keshari Arukha in May this year. Read the full report here.


First big grain ship leaves Ukraine's Black Sea port, Reuters reports


The first big ship carrying grain from a Ukrainian Black Sea port has set sail, Reuters reports, since Moscow quit a deal in July to allow exports, a Ukrainian deputy prime minister said on Friday. As per the report, this is part of Kyiv's campaign to break Russia's de facto blockade. It was the second of two bulk carriers to leave the port this week using what Kyiv calls a new temporary humanitarian corridor.  The first, the much smaller Resilient Africa, left on Tuesday, Reuters adds. Read the full report here.