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News Dabba for 27 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 S Jaishankar's remarks on the India-Canada diplomatic row, ethnic Armenians fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh, to over 100 deaths in an Iraqi wedding fire.


Tens of thousands of ethnic Armenians rush to flee Nagorno-Karabakh, Reuters

Tens of thousands of ethnic Armenians rushed on Wednesday to flee the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh for Armenia. Reuters reports this comes after a lightning military operation by Azerbaijan that has recast the contours of the post-Soviet South Caucasus. So far, the report says, more than 28,000 of the 1,20,000 Armenians of Karabakh, a region internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan, have crossed in the border into Armenia, a country of about 2.8 million. A military victory by Azerbaijan over the enclave, which was previously beyond Baku's control, a week ago has triggered this movement. The report says this is one of the biggest movements of people in the South Caucasus since the fall of the Soviet Union. Read the full report here.


S Jaishankar says told Canada it is not government policy, The Hindu reports


External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said the government had told the Canadian Government that it was not its “policy“ to engage in such acts, over the killing of Khalistani separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia last June. The Hindu reports that he also said that Canada had a “very permissive” environment as far as secessionist activity was concerned. “We told the Canadians that this is not the Government of India’s policy,” Jaishankar said as per the report.


NDTV reports house help accuses Army Major, wife of abuse

NDTV reports thar an Army officer and his wife have been arrested in Assam for allegedly torturing their underage house help and inflicting severe injuries that included broken teeth and burn marks on her body. Her medical report revealed a fractured nose and deep cuts on her tongue, police sources said. The repor also adds that she was kept without clothes most of the time. The 16-year-old girl, who had signs of injuries all over her body, was allegedly tortured for six months and starved by the couple. When she requested for food, they would make her eat from the garbage bin, NDTV said a per its sources. Read the full report here.


Naveen Patnaik's ‘8/10’ for Modi govt, BJP's ‘Zero’ for BJD in Odisha: Hindustan Times

The Odisha state units of the BJP and Congress on Wednesday gave the BJD dispensation 'zero' for being "neck-deep in corruption". Thic comes in the backdrop of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik rating the Narendra Modi government '8 out of 10'. Leader of Opposition Jaynarayan Mishra of the BJP, said, "The CM should give 10 out of 10 to the PM for his overall performance. However, I would like to give zero to Patnaik for his all-round failure," the report says. It also adds that Congress MLA Taraprasad Bahinipati said he would give a "big zero" to both the state and the central governments. Read the full report here.


More than 100 killed in Iraqi wedding fire: BBC live updates


At least 100 people have died and 150 others injured after a fire broke out at a wedding in northern Iraq, BBC reported as per Iraqi state media. It is not yet clear what caused the blaze, but early reports say it broke out after fireworks were lit. Photos on social media show charred-out remains of the event hall in Qaraqosh in Iraq's Nineveh province, the report adds. The newly married couple are among the victims, according to the deputy head of the Nineveh health directorate. Read the full report here.