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News Dabba for 28 March 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 Atiq Ahmed's conviction, France bracing itself for new strike, to summons issued to Thackeray, Raut in defamation case.


Atiq Ahmed held guilty in 2006 Umesh Pal kidnapping case

The Hindu reports that an MP-MLA court in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj on March 28 held gangster-politician Atiq Ahmed and two others guilty in the 2006 Umesh Pal kidnapping case. Special MP-MLA court judge Dinesh Chandr Shukla held Ahmed, Saulat Hanif, a lawyer, and Dinesh Pasi guilty in the case, government counsel Gulab Chandra Agrahari said. The report adds that seven others including Ahmed's brother Khalid Azim alias Ashraf have been acquitted in the case, he said. Read the full report here.


France braces itself for new strike turmoil against pension reforms


France on Tuesday braced for another day of strikes and protests with President Emmanuel Macron remaining defiant over the controversial pensions reform. The Straits Times report says that the day of action called by unions is the tenth such mobilisation since protests started in mid-January against the law. The last such day of strikes and protests on March 23 saw the most violent clashes yet between protesters and security forces, it adds. Unions have vowed no let-up in mass protests to get the government to back down. A state visit to France by Britain’s King Charles III, which had been due to begin on Sunday, was postponed because of the unrest. Read the full report here.


Delhi HC issues summons to Raut, Thackeray, Twitter, Google in defamation case: HT

Hindustan Times reports that the Delhi high court on Tuesday issued a summons to Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) leaders Uddhav Thackeray, Sanjay Raut, Aditya Thackeray, Twitter and Google in a civil defamation case. Rahul Ramesh Shewale, the floor leader of Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena faction in Lok Sabha, has filed the case. He moved the court over Raut’s claim of a ₹2000 crore deal for the allotment of the bow and arrow symbol to the faction following Shiv Sena’s split. The report adds Justice Prateek Jalan issued the summons and posted the matter for hearing on April 17. Read the full report here.


Police seize guns at home of Nashville school shooting, BBC

Three children and three adults have been killed in a shooting by an ex-student at a school in the US city of Nashville, Tennessee, BBC reports. The attack took place at The Covenant School, a private Christian school for students aged three to 11. The report adds that the three pupils who died were all aged nine. Police said the suspect gained entry by shooting through a door at the school. A search of their home led to officers seizing more firearms. The shooter has been identified as 28-year-old Audrey Hale. Read the full report here.


Will ChatGPT take your job: Al Jazeera's 'Big Question'


Al Jazeera's 'The Big Question' ponders upon whether ChatGPT will take jobs. In the four months since its November 30 launch, ChatGPT has shown the ability to perform a wide range of tasks. The report says the fact that it is freely available for public use has opened up a plethora of opportunities previously thought beyond the realm of the possibility of AI. It says that ChatGPT and its rival AI models could dramatically disrupt the labour market, including replacing routine jobs in some sectors. However, the report adds quoting experts, that overall, the technology could enhance productivity and complement human workers, instead of leading to unemployment. Read the full report here.