News Dabba for 28 January 2023: Five stories for a balanced news diet
Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.
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 Sukhoi, Mirage Fighter Jets Crash Near Gwalior, Israel arresting 42 after the deadly synagogue shooting, to US police releasing video that shows Memphis cops kicking, beating Tyre Nichols.
NDTV reports Sukhoi, Mirage Fighter Jets Crash Near Gwalior
NDTV reported that two Indian Air Force fighter jets - a Sukhoi Su-30 and a Mirage 2000 - crashed during a training exercise earlier today, resulting in the death of one pilot. While one aircraft crashed in Morena in Madhya Pradesh, the other is believed to have gone down 100 km away in Rajasthan's Bharatpur. The Sukhoi had two pilots, while the Mirage had one pilot, the two pilots on the Sukhoi managed to eject and were taken to the hospital in a helicopter. Adding that both aircraft are used on the frontlines by the Indian Air Force, the report says as per its defence sources that the Air Force has launched a probe to examine if a mid-air collision led to the crash. Read the full report here.
Israel arrests 42 after deadly synagogue shooting
Israeli police have arrested 42 people in connection with a deadly shooting at a synagogue in East Jerusalem on Friday. BBC reported that seven people were killed, and at least three more injured, in the deadliest attack of its kind in years. The incident happened in the city's Neve Yaakov neighbourhood at about 20:15 local time. The report adds the police saying that two people were injured on Saturday in a separate "terrorist attack" outside the Old City. Both Friday's and Saturday's attackers have been "neutralised", police said. Read the full report here.
Himachal Pradesh govt to act as a parent figure to orphans in state
The Indian Express reported that the Himachal Pradesh government will be acting as a parent figure to orphans in the state as part of social welfare measures, says Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu. The report says that the newly formed Congress government is looking to provide financial assistance to orphans with education and other allowances. For this purpose, the government has formed a Mukhya Mantri Sukhashraya Sahayata Kosh (fund) of Rs 101 crore to which all MLAs have contributed Rs 1 lakh. The state government has identified 6,000 such orphans under the scheme. Read the full report here.
US police release video that shows Memphis cops kicking, beating Tyre Nichols: TST
Tyre Nichols repeatedly cried, “Mom! Mom!” as the five Memphis police officers now charged with the black motorist’s murder pummelled him with kicks, punches and baton blows after a Jan 7 traffic stop. The Straits Times reported as US authorities released video on Friday. The video from police body-worn cameras and a camera mounted on a utility pole were posted online a day after the officers were charged with second-degree murder, assault, kidnapping, official misconduct and oppression in Nichols’ death. The report also mentions that the officers, all black, were dismissed from the police department last week. Read the full report here.
Centre says India has 2967 Tigers as per 2018 census, Live Law reports
The Centre informed the Supreme Court on Friday that there are 2967 tigers spread in 53 tiger reserves overall in the country as per a 2018 census, as per a Live Law report. This number even constitutes 70% of the world tiger population and figures continue to grow, a Bench of Justices KM Joseph and BV Nagarathna was told. The report further says that the bench asked, "so there are less than 5000 tigers in the world?” To this, the ASG replied yes, they were on the verge of extinction. The Court was hearing a plea aiming to relocate human settlements from reserve forests to save the tiger population in the country. Read the full report here.