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News Dabba for 25 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 Gaza running out of fuel, Hurricane Otis making landfall in Mexico, to the NCERT panel recommending replacing ‘India’ with ‘Bharat’ in school textbooks.


Man drives tractor over brother 8 times, NDTV reports

A man, Nirpat Singh, was brutally crushed to death with a tractor by his brother in Rajasthan's Bharatpur as two families clashed over a plot of land, the police said. NDTV reports that the accused, Damodar, allegedly drove the tractor back and forth eight times on his brother Nirpat until he died, they said, adding that Damodar has been arrested. The families of Bahadur Singh and Atar Singh were embroiled in a long-drawn dispute over a piece of land in Bharatpur, the report adds. Nearly 10 people have been injured in the clashes and are being treated at a hospital. Read the full report here.


Al Jazeera's live updates on Israel-Hamas war: Gaza running out of fuel


The UN agency for Palestinian refugees says Gaza hospitals may be forced to shut down by Wednesday night due to acute fuel shortages, Al Jazeera reports. Israel hit Jenin refugee camp with drones and at least three were killed in Israeli raid. The report says that the number of Palestinians killed in occupied West Bank since October 7 has risen to more than 100. The US and Canada have called for a humanitarian pause in the Israel-Hamas war to allow safe deliveries of aid to civilians. Read the full report here.


Hindustan Times on India's warning to Pakistan for referring Kashmir on Israel-Gaza conflict

India has said it will treat a reference by Pakistan to Kashmir during a Security Council meeting on the Israel-Gaza situation with the contempt it deserves, Hindustan Times reports, and will not dignify it with a response. The remarks by India’s Deputy Permanent Representative at the UN, Ambassador R Ravindra, came on Tuesday after Pakistan’s UN envoy Munir Akram made reference to Kashmir at the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East. Earlier, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the Security Council meeting that all acts of terrorism are unlawful and unjustifiable, the report adds. Read the full report here.


BBC reports 'Catastrophic' storm makes landfall in Mexico

Hurricane Otis, an "extremely dangerous" category five storm, has made landfall in southern Mexico, BBC reports. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Otis touched down near the popular Acapulco resort just after midnight on Wednesday. The storm's winds are forecast to reach 270km/h, as per the report. The NHC warned of "destructive waves" and heavy flooding in coastal areas, including Acapulco. Read the full report here.


NCERT panel recommends replacing ‘India’ with ‘Bharat’ in school textbooks: Indian Express


The focus group for revising the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has suggested that ‘India’ should be called as ‘Bharat’ in all textbooks. Indian Express reports that this suggestion has been made by the 2022 Social Science committee. It will be implemented from next academic year, the committee’s chairman Prof C.I. Issac (Retd) said. The report mentions that Issac is a historian and Padma Shri awardee. The proposed change in NCERT books comes a little after the country witnessed a debate about the name of the country in the invites sent out for G20 dinner hosted. Read the full report here.