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News Dabba for 29 August 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 Centre's statement on J&K statehood timeframe, suspension of Imran Khan's corruption sentence, to the Manipur Assembly adjourned sine die.


Pakistan court suspends ex-PM’s corruption sentence, Al Jazeera live updates

A court in Pakistan suspends former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s conviction on corruption charges and orders his release on bail, Al Jazeera live report states. Khan was handed a three-year sentence on August 5 for not declaring assets he made from selling state gifts during his tenure as prime minister from 2018 to 2022. Another court says Khan’s detention will continue in the “cypher case”. The report says the case relates to the leak of a secret diplomatic cable that Khan says proves his allegation that the United States colluded in removing him from power last year. Former Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has slammed the Islamabad court’s order, saying Khan’s conviction was suspended and not terminated. Read the full report here.


Centre to inform Supreme Court on Thursday about J&K statehood timeframe: NDTV


NDTV reports that the government will on Thursday make a "positive statement" on the restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir. The Supreme Court was told today after it asked for a "timeframe" for such a move, the report says. The court - hearing petitions challenging the scrapping of Article 370, which gave J&K its special status - had stressed the need for restoration of democracy. "This has to come to an end... give us the specific time frame as to when will you restore actual democracy. We want to record this," the court said. Read the full report here.


Japan may take China to WTO over seafood import ban, The Straits Times

Japan threatened on Tuesday to take China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to seek a reversal of Beijing’s ban on all of its seafood imports, The Straits Times reports. The ban was imposed after the release of treated water from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told reporters that Japan will take “necessary action under various routes, including the WTO framework”. Filing a WTO complaint might become an option if protesting to China through diplomatic routes is ineffective, the report adds. Read the full report here.


Hindustan Times: Centre announces ‘National Space Day’ on August 23

Hindustan Times reports the Union cabinet on Tuesday announced August 23 as ‘National Space Day’, marking the successful landing of Chandrayaan 3 on the moon's south pole. “The Cabinet lauds the historic success of ISRO scientists who worked for the Chandrayaan-3 mission,”, Union minister Anurag Thakur said at the briefing held after the Cabinet meet, the report mentions. During his visit to the ISRO command centre in Bengaluru on August 26, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement. Read the full report here


Manipur Assembly adjourned sine die after ruckus by Congress MLAs: The Hindu reports


Manipur on Tuesday had its shortest Assembly session, The Hindu reports, after the Opposition Congress' demand an extension of the session for five more days to discuss the issues in the State. The Legislative Assembly session began at 11 am and was adjourned sine die soon after the obituary references and tabling of the committee reports. The report adds Speaker of the House Thokchom Satyabrata adjourned the session sine die after the Congress created a ruckus. Even as the CLP leader Okram Ibobi started speaking on the Congress’s demand for a five-day extension, the Speaker went ahead with his ruling. Read the full report here.