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News Dabba for 23 May 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 BSF intercepting the fifth Pakistani drone, tensions escalating in Manipur again, to the bird flu emergency in Russia.


BSF intercepts fifth Pakistani drone in four days, The Hindu reports

The Hindu reports that the Border Security Force (BSF) has intercepted a drone loaded with around 2 kg drugs in the Amritsar district of Punjab along the International border with Pakistan. The report adds that foiling the nefarious attempt of Pakistan, the BSF troops shot down the drone around 9 pm on Monday night near Bhaini Rajputana village in Amritsar district. The official statement says that during a subsequent search of the area, the BSF troops recovered a black coloured drone along with a consignment containing two packets of suspected narcotics, attached to the drone by means of an iron ring. Read the full report here.


The Wire: Tensions still high in Manipur as violence escalates again


After the recurrence of violence in Manipur on Sunday night and during the day on Monday, the situation in the state remains tense. The Wire reports that in Imphal on Monday, a few houses were set ablaze. On Sunday too, Manipur witnessed violence in Imphal West district, where three individuals were injured due to the firing. The violence in the state first escalated on May 3 and more than 70 people lost their lives in the first few days after that. The escalating tension has prompted a significant number of Kuki people to flee the state capital for their safety, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Brazil declares emergency over Bird Flu cases: BBC

Brazil has declared a six-month animal health emergency after several cases of avian flu were found in wild birds. BBC reports that seven cases have been reported in Espirito Santo state, with another discovered in Rio de Janeiro state. The emergency declaration makes it easier for the government to now bring in measures to stop the highly infectious H5N1 virus from spreading, the report adds. Brazil is the world's largest exporter of chicken meat. Read the full report here.


Mumbai Court says as per rule, sex work an offence only in public: NDTV

A sessions court in Mumbai directed a shelter home to set at liberty a 34-year-old woman sex worker detained there. NDTV reports that he court said, as per rule, sex work can be called an offence when only one engages in it in a public place causing annoyance to others. The woman approached the sessions court after the magistrate's court on March 15 this year directed her to be detained at the shelter home in Mumbai for one year for care, protection and shelter. The report says Additional sessions judge CV Patil set aside the magistrate court's order last month. Read the full report here.


Fighting in Russia escalate Ukraine war, Al Jazeera


Russian forces press on with a “counterterrorism operation” after what appeared to be one of the biggest cross-border incursions from Ukraine since the war began 15 months ago. Al Jazeera reports that as fighting in the Belgorod region bordering Ukraine enters a second day, Russian officials say drones were shot down by anti-aircraft weaponry. Eight people are wounded and some residents are reportedly fleeing. The report says Ukraine denies Russia’s allegation that Kyiv was behind the attacks. Read the full report here.